The more I look at this opening the more obvious the references they’re making are becoming, that and I’m starting to like it a bit more. Much to my predictions, the end of this episode is where the real meat of the series begins and I’m glad that they’re not wasting anytime getting to what I consider an early climax of the first big arc of BnHA. For those who haven’t read the manga, I’ll tell you right now that things are going to get pretty exciting real fast.
It’s actually here, a non-recap episode that chugs along through the arcs leading up to the big climax we’re treated to previewing in the new season’s opening. To this day I think The Day is the best opening the series has had thanks to my immense bias towards Porno Graffiti but let’s not dwell on that and just get through this. As I’ve talked about before, Episode 39 was just a recap episode so there’s no real point in going through that.
So as it turns out, it only needed one episode of angry and anxious exchanges between Bakugo and Deku for them to beat All Might’s challenge. I guess that decision definitely makes sense since the episode preview showed that scene with Tomura and Deku and I feel that’s as poetic as an ending you could do as far as this adaptation goes. Good choice, it’s something I completely forgot.
Like always, it’s time for the seasonal round up so look forward to it.
We return to our regularly scheduled weekend programming. I noticed they decided to take some changes with the examination formats, especially how they seem to be doing them 1 by 1 instead of having them done simultaneously. I guess that would save some time and extra work since a good chunk of these fights are only given through us by snippets instead of being fully shown.
We’re closing the end of this season but I’m curious as to where they’ll cut off, and exactly how soon the 3rd season gets green-lit.
So when I said we’d see All For One this week, I guess I was wrong. Funnily enough, I don’t remember this taking place at all in the manga with Tsuyu’s little adventure. This reasoning escapes me unless Tsuyu won something in the popularity poll or something because I never really cared for her since she hasn’t really gotten an actual “development” arc in the manga yet. I don’t doubt my memories are a bit fragmented with the series but the only notable thing about Tsuyu is when she reprimands her fellow students after a rather large event.
But anyways, I guess we can save the other big exposition for the next episode.
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.