Added challenge: The organizers of this exam REALLY wanted to filter out who deserve to be provisionally licensed heroes, huh? The first round’s 100 passers limit was already bad enough, but to think they added an even bigger challenge in the second round! Not only do the examinees have to worry about doing well in their rescues to get high scores, but they also have to fight ‘villains!’ One who’s the 10th top pro hero at that! Way to make these kids’ lives a pain. However, I guess it just goes to show that the ones in charge of heroics learned their lesson from the recent incidents. As early as now, they wanted their future heroes to get a taste of what it’s like so they’ll know how to act in case those disasters happen again. On a side note, Gang Orca was said to be the 3rd most villain-looking hero! Are you also wondering like I am who the 1st and 2nd ones are? I’m also curious to know where Bakugo will rank once he becomes a pro-hero!
Themes & Trivia
Disaster response: In real life, being a rescuer is a lot of hard work! Because of that, not everyone can just respond to a disaster; they need proper training first. Then, when the actual scenario comes, there are steps to be considered first before diving into the fray. It’s also good to note that majority of Search and Rescue units are unpaid volunteers, and it’s expected of them to be available at a moment’s notice.
How to help in a disaster: Whether we’d like to admit it or not, our world has been facing natural disasters left and right. If you want to help the ones affected by these but can’t join a rescue team, there are still a number of ways to do so! You can donate money to organizations that are involved with disaster relief, donate blood, food, water or clothes, and many more! Here’s a list of other ways you can help.
I’m actually glad that they decided to show us what it’s like to be a rescue hero, even if this is just a part of an exam! For three seasons, we’ve mostly just been seeing heroes fighting villains, yet there were only brief glimpses of how heroes save people from the aftermath. At least we now know it’s not an easy job to do, even with their quirks, and that there are certain things you have to consider before taking action! You really got to hand it to Horikoshi and his wonderful writing and storytelling skills!
Save as many lives as you can!
Unfortunately, even though we’d already like to know what happens to the exam after the appearance of Gang Orca and his henchmen, the preview said the next episode will be an anime original story! It doesn’t seem to be related to what’s currently going on, too! I wonder if we can consider this bad timing… Though, given that the previous fillers were amazing stories, I’m sure it’s safe to expect that this one will be amazing as well!
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NEXT: Save the World with Love! (愛で地球を救え!)
My Hero Academia Season 3
Spring 2018 | Anime Info | Simulcast