Having overcome so many challenges in her life, like accidentally rewinding her father’s existence by an uncontrolled quirk, abandonment by her mother, grandpa in a coma, and abuse at the hands of her guardian, it was heartwarming to see Eri so happy, finally! Eri’s first smile was at the UA High School Festival during class 1A’s performance. Check out the festival episode, as well as the rest of Season Four of My Hero Academia, on Hulu!
Before the Festival, Mirio Togata gave Eri a tour of the UA campus. For some reason folks thought Eri was Mirio’s daughter. Also Mirio tried to pull a prank that didn’t quite go the way he wanted. But his reaction to Deku ruining it was funny.
Eri now has wonderful mentors and role models like Aizawa, Mirio, and the rest of UA. She even has a new home with a new family! And look at that smile!
My friend joined me in November for my New York visit. I’m so glad she was able to join because I had a blast and enjoyed her company and conversation. We did a lot of walking and thankfully we had great weather, albeit a little chilly, it was not as cold as it could’ve been. She enjoyed the history and sights of Ellis Island and visited the Statue of Liberty while I was at Anime NYC. We had great luck on our first day of the trip because we scored discounted tickets for great seats at Wicked on Broadway! The hotel we stayed at was about a mile from Javits so it was an easy walk for me (despite my innate tendency to get lost). We enjoyed meals at The Pennsy Food Hall, Junior’s, and Friedman’s (no BNHA / My Hero Academia theme unfortunately) but the food was delicious. Below are some photos from our New York visit.
Apparently everyone’s favorite food was being served at UA today, or Lunch-Rush can do special orders. Deku has his pork cutlet, Iida was having his beef stew, and Todoroki his soba noodles.
Favorite food aside, this was my favorite scene of this episode, because it showed how close the students of class 1A are, and what good friends they’ve become. And that it’s okay to check on your friends when you notice something’s up, to ask difficult questions, and to be vulnerable.
That sounds familiar…
Iida and Todorki said it best. They checked on Deku and let him know it was okay to feel however he felt. But it also doesn’t hurt to offer your friend some of your favorite food!