The actual training of the kids in My Hero Academia has begun! We all know that exercise always involves suffering, so what more will these aspiring heroes endure? They have to beat dangers using their quirks after all! Especially when danger is just lurking around the corner…
Japanese Original Episode Title: 洸汰くん
Summer camps are usually fun because you get to spend time with your friends and classmates, but they’re also mostly about serious business! That’s what the freshmen of the heroics department found out as they were subjected to torture – I mean, rigorous training of their quirks. Kota’s not at all pleased to spend time with them, though. He thinks it’s dumb, the whole hero-villain society to be specific! However, I’m sure their unexpected guests couldn’t care less about what anybody else thought.
Training of hell: My level of respect for the U.A. teachers went up another level in this episode, especially for Aizawa! To have prepared training regimens specifically designed for each of his 20 students, that couldn’t have been easy! It surely took proper observation of their weaknesses, knowledge of how their quirks worked, and determination to provide them with the best way to make them stronger and improve their stamina! What’s more, picking the Wild, Wild Pussycats as their hosts and training assistants couldn’t have been more appropriate! It’s like their quirks were really suited for this kind of thing! Unfortunately for the students, their teachers took their job of building up their quirks REALLY seriously, and they had the hardest part because they were the ones subjected to those training! But as they say, ‘No pain, No gain!’ They’re fledgling heroes; this is nothing compared to what they’ll face once they get out there!
Kota and Midoriya: Oh dear. Kota’s still so young, and yet his view of society was already marred by prejudice! We can’t really blame him, though, can we? It’s exactly because he’s young and hurt that he thought heroes and villains all just wanted to show off their capabilities, hurting others in the process. He hasn’t had much exposure to the truth behind their motives, and it just had to be ruined by his parents’ death. Thankfully, he’s at least opened up this fact to Deku, who’s really compassionate! As Todoroki said, our protagonist does have a habit of sticking his nose in other people’s business, but we all know that he means well by it, especially because he himself faced troubles with not having a quirk. But dealing with Kota (and Todoroki’s advice) finally helped him realize that his compassion is useless if his words weren’t backed up by actions. Well, with the sudden appearance of the League, he might have an opportunity?
Fun night…: Fortunately for the kids, their summer camp is still like the usual camps, despite the awfully tiring training they undergo. It was so fun to see them work together to cook their own food, using their quirks to do simple chores like lighting the fire! I couldn’t help but scream when Todoroki smiled a small, soft smile when he used his fire quirk for it! He’s finally liking the power he hated so much! Meanwhile, though Bakugo ended up destroying the stove, he’s surprisingly deft with chopping, without looking too! Getting to know more about your classmates during outings like this is always a treat, isn’t it? They even got to merge having fun and ‘training’, as Iida put it! (Except for the extra lessons group. My condolences.) And since the two classes were pitted against each other, it’s also a competition! I would’ve loved to find out which of them won. Too bad that their fun didn’t last long.