Episode 05: What I Can Do For Now
Hello, it is yukipapapa of the writer.
Tons of new characters are introduced in this episode; naturally, the show is dedicated to display their characteristics and special abilities.
The PE test particularly illustrates each and every student’s gifted ability. Deku’s performance really shows off that he belongs to the Hero Course.
Now let’s waste no time to review this show.
Highlight 1: 1A Classmates and Homeroom Teacher Aizawa
Deku finally enrolled to his dream school, U.A. High School! The most privileged highest-ranking institution for anyone who aspires to become a professional hero in the future. The school seem to feature a bunch of students with unique or showy personalities.
On the first day at the high school, Deku attends a physical evaluation test, which assess student’s gifted abilities. The assessment encompasses Deku’s classmate’s variant abilities.
– Iida-kun: Engine
This guy got a turbo engine embedded in his calves, allowing him to run with massive speed. The turbo run fist is his cool and powerful personality.
– Ochako-chan: Zero Gravity
We saw her special ability at the entrance exam: she can levitate anything she touches. During the assessment, she demonstrates the skill by reducing her own body weight, and by levitating a ball far far far away into the galaxy. Her skill seems versatile, she could be the one that shows real change later in the show.
– Aoyama-kun: Navel Laser
This is the guy who smashed the mock enemy during the entrance exam and saved Deku from being wiped out. He’s good looking and righteously narcissist, which, his classmates don’t seem to take very well… LOL
– Bakugou: Explosion
We all know who he is! From the very first episode, Bakugou is branded with his showy, alpha-male type of personality with a fierce language. His fiery temperament stands out even among the U.A. crowds. During the PE test, he shines in almost all assessments across the board – softball throwing, standing long jump, and 50m race.
The homeroom teacher who leads the assessment is named Aizawa, played by Suwabe-san. His special ability is to cancel out theponent’s special ability. So that makes him a… dark hero!
Aizawa shows pretty cool leadership. He rocks, I likey!
There are tons more note-worthy people in the crowds, so stay tuned for more episodes to come.
Highlight 2: Deku’s Crisis of Expel
If the homeroom teacher Aizawa appears to be laidback and lazy, oh, you are fooled. He is sensitive to the severe costs that a hero must pay to stay as a pro hero, Aizawa tasks his students with enormously high hardle.
For example, he declares to the class that he will expel, from the Hero Course, just anyone who comes in at the last of total eight tests in the physical assessment.
Most of the classmates efficiently maneuver their special abilities and gain mediocre scores. But Deku still doesn’t have a full command on his special ability that he inheritated. The homeroom teacher Aizawa coldly reminds Deku that having a self-sacrifice mind alone is not enough to become a successful hero, and that Deku has no potential nor the necessary skills to become a worthy hero.
But we all know this: Deku truly shines in the crisis!
During the softball throwing, Deku concentrates all his powers to his one finger. His On-For-All power destroyed his whole right arm in the previous episode. So, he navigates the power to one finger, minimizing the casualty to one finger instead of an arm. In the end, Deku clears the test.
“I must put more effort than others, double, triple, or even more. I must do what I can do to make it happen!”
Deku may be introverted but smart and above all he can stay positive. Aizawa finally comes to see Deku in a positive light.
So that adds one more person on the list of those who were moved by Deku’s state of mind.
Deku is a genuine hero!
Next week, we will learn the result of the physical assessment. There will be an update on Deku’s registration status… Stay tuned!