The Sports Competition Festival comes to its formal conclusion and while one character finds himself a starting point to greater heights, one other falls into the pits of despair as the brother he looked up to as an inspirational hero becomes hospitalized. While we’ve got just a bit before we move into our spotlight character Stain, Iida’s brief path of vengeance will soon come to light as we’ll see in the next episode where everyone chooses their Hero Names.
With the exciting match concluded, we only have the rest of the sports tourney arc before we move onto the real nitty gritty arc of the kids going off to do their own heroics with some pros for experience and training while a greater evil looms over them. Best not to worry about that for now since the conflict for this arc, Stain, has been shown off and he looks as menacing as ever.
The fight I’ve been waiting for is finally here, and now it’s time to revise our next milestone in awesome moments to see animated up further as this “arc’s” apex has basically come and gone. Was it as hype as the manga version? It’s been an honest while since I’ve read the corresponding chapters but I think they handled this pretty decently given how manga panel lightings can always be messed around with to bring more tension. Overall, pretty exciting and that Endeavor reaction isn’t going to be forgotten anytime soon.
Bring on the trainee/Hero Killer arc.
Ah, just one more episode away until the “peak” of this tournament arc. You might be thinking that surely the most exciting fight will be between Bakugo and Todoroki but recall how the latter called Deku out instead of Bakugo at the start. Bakugo is a non-issue in this battle of minds as Todoroki’s family burden has him view Deku not as a means of defying his father but rising above him.
While I do find Uraraka pretty nice, I just couldn’t help myself love that short fight between Kirishima and Tetsutetsu a bit more so they’ll be your screencaps this week.
A fairly quick episode that serves its purpose to get to the better parts.
There’s always those episodes in these tournament settings that we need to get out of the way before the real meat of it shows its face. I do appreciate that they included some of these, even if they weren’t the most entertaining, since they still add to the future developments between characters we’ll be seeing since this series actually maintains its character personalities.
So some real-life complications had me completely unable to be able to cover last week’s episode alone but to be perfectly fair, half of it was Todoroki talking to Deku. Thankfully, Shinsou’s episode wasn’t all that bad. Everytime I reread or come back to this fight I remember what his powers were but keep forgetting how Deku won and after the anime finally got here, I don’t think I’ll forget since this is a pretty important implication shown off with One For All’s ability.
Anyway, let’s get this done before I fall further behind.
Ain’t this just the latest I’ve ever been.
It’s a strange feeling I have since I actually read ahead of the series and knew what was going to happen so technically, I could have written this up way earlier. This was also my most anticipated series of the season yet me being aware of its events made me prioritize other things than watching how its scenes were adapted. Thankfully we’re here now so let’s get this out of the way so I can judge if Bahamut was worth watching or not.