Original Release: 4/14/18
It’s Saturday, and you know what that means! It’s time for the newest episode of My Hero Academia! Let’s get right to it!
At the top of the episode, we see Shigurake Tomura stacking a house of cards, planning something with the smoker-dude villain from the end of season two. They talk evil business for a second before we cut to Class A and B filing onto the bus for the training camp. However, the bus stops early on a cliff side, where we meet three new characters: the Wild Wild Pussycats (a pair of women, one a caring aunt and another a girl who is unwilling to admit her age) and a little boy named Koda who shows disdain for heroes. The two heroes knock the class off the mountain with a torrent of mud, telling them to get to the center of the forest within three hours or miss lunch.
The class unites to make their way through, fighting through hoards of mud monsters that, according to the show, ‘look ripped straight out of Dragon Quest’.
Suck it, Final Fantasy.
At 5:30, the class finally arrives, where they are given their rest (and poor Midoriya takes a punch to the scrotum from Koda). In the bathhouse, Mineta tries to climb the wall to peep on the girls, where he’s knocked off by Koda… who falls over after accidentally looking over at the girls. Midoriya rushes in and saves him (because of course he did) and takes him inside. Here, Koda’s aunt explains that his parents were heroes, who were killed in the line of duty, and thus hates Heroes. Midoriya flashes back to his confrontation with Tomura, and struggles with the multiple extreme opinions he’s never thought possible.
The next day, Izawa presents Bakugo with the same test they took at the beginning of the school year, where he explains that while they have improved, their Quirks haven’t done the same nearly as much. He explains that this camp will exist purely to help strengthen their Quirks and get their Hero Licenses, allowing them to use their Quirks in public to help people.
After the credits roll, a group of new villains gather in an old warehouse for unknown reasons at Tomura’s request, setting up for the conflict of the camp arc.
This episode was a huge step up from the previous. As always, the animation is fantastic, and the new characters are pretty fun and interesting. I can’t wait to see what happens next, and you can be damn well sure that I’ll be right on the edge of my seat for the next episode.