Can you believe we’re already at the 60th episode of My Hero Academia? How time flies! This was marked by the end of the provisional license arc, where they announced those who have passed. There were actually a lot of things in this episode that gave off both surprising and unsurprising vibes. Kinda like, since certain things have already been building up in the past, you’ve been expecting them to happen at one time or another, but the way they developed afterward was unexpected!
Japanese Original Episode Title: てめェの”個性”の話だ
Class 1-A have all passed the license exam! Except for Bakugo and Todoroki, unfortunately. But, it wasn’t a total loss for them, as the hero commission graciously offered a chance for the non-passers of the second round to still get their licenses! Afterward, two different interrogations took place at different places at different times – one between All Might and All for One, and another between Bakugo and Midoriya.
Results: As much as I dislike Mineta and everything that comes out of his pie hole, he did have a point when he called out the collapse of their class’ hierarchy. To think that their top two classmates both failed the exam! Well, failure always becomes a humbling experience, and it proved to be one for Todoroki, and Inasa by extension. It’s a good thing that the hero commission planned this whole exam incredibly well! By weeding out the best of the best in the first round, and helping them improve in the second, you could truly see how much they valued their 100 fledgling heroes, especially during these critical times. Thanks to that, Todoroki, Bakugo, and Inasa can still get their licenses! They just need to work extra hard for three months, which is definitely better than starting from scratch in the next exam.
Camie’s true identity: Did any of you guys already have a hunch that Camie was actually Toga in disguise? Or to be more specific, that Toga used her quirk to shapeshift as Camie! No wonder the lack of personal space was familiar (remember during the summer camp?). I’m curious on how her quirk works exactly. She also transformed into Uraraka, then back into Camie, so how many people can she transform into for a certain period? How does the amount of blood she ingests affect that? There are also some things that worried me about this revelation. First off, what in the world did she do to Camie? Mora said Camie’s been acting weird for the past three days, so that must mean Toga has been posing as her the whole time! Secondly, and the most important, she got a bit of Deku’s blood when she scratched him! Who knows what she and the League of Villains could use a fake Deku for?
Prison visit: Guess All for One wouldn’t have become the leader of a huge villain movement if he didn’t know how to push people’s buttons. Personally, I thought that he turned the tables on All Might’s interrogation then! Instead of All Might getting the answers he needed, he just ended up becoming read like an open book, and frustrated that what’s currently happening was All for One’s plan all along! However, the Symbol of Peace also wouldn’t have been known as such if he didn’t know how to handle himself. Even if All Might’s feelings gave away his thoughts, at least his determination still remained, which he clearly delivered at the end of their talk. I totally digged his exit, with that cape swoosh and all!
Confrontation: Deku had a hunch that his carelessness was going to bite him in the butt soon. Did you guys expect it, too? Who knew that small hint he gave away, added with the incident in Kamino, and his different reaction to All Might’s words would allow Detective Kacchan to put the pieces together! Now Deku’s secret is out, and it’s his angry rival who discovered it, of all people! I don’t know what I was expecting Bakugo to do once he figured it out though, but I honestly don’t think suddenly wanting to fight Deku is a weird response. His ‘quirkless and useless‘ childhood friend did just pass the license exam yet he didn’t, so that must’ve felt as if Deku already surpassed him! What more Deku being acknowledged by their idol? We all know he has pride problems, so those are more than enough reasons for a fight, aren’t they? Though, I’m actually surprised that he even announced it instead of punching him without warning, but I guess that’s natural if you want a fair fight.
Themes & Trivia
Gojūon : This is a Japanese ordering of kana (syllabic Japanese scripts), which is very different from the alphabetical order we know. That’s probably why you’re wondering why Yoarashi was looking for his surname after Yusa, and Todoroki was looking for his after Tokoyami.
Tartarus : It’s interesting to note that, aside from Tartarus referring to a Greek god, like All for One mentioned, Tartarus is also a place! In Greek mythology, it’s a region in the underworld where horrible people, monsters, and enemies of the gods are locked up, and even tormented! A very fitting name for a high-level security prison for villains, don’t you think?
Once again, I absolutely enjoyed all the emotions conveyed in this episode. Even after watching it, I still can’t help but remember the faces of certain characters, like Todoroki’s when Inasa apologized to him, and when he told Iida and Deku he’ll catch up to them soon, as well as Bakugo’s toned down expressions when he confronted Deku! I mean, we often see him angry and screaming at him, right? There were also some symbolism subtly put here and there that caught my eye. All Might and All for One’s faces being overlaid was pretty eerie and interesting to see! Also, the part when Midoriya was trailing after Bakugo, then Bakugo remembering the same scenario when they were children, I think about it a lot. So many things have changed since then, definitely.
Will they settle their feelings once and for all?
Anyone else thinking that the only proper way to settle Bakugo and Midoriya’s animosity towards each other is really through a fight? I feel like even if they try to talk to each other first, they’ll still end up fighting afterward… What will this result in, though?
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NEXT: Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 (デクvsかっちゃん2)
My Hero Academia Season 3
Spring 2018 | Anime Info | Simulcast