Smiles from Todoroki and Bakugo!

***SPOILERS AHEAD***

What a surprise, the latest episode of My Hero Academia, “Relief for License Trainees”, brought a rare treat – smiles from Todoroki and Bakugo! Granted one of Todoroki’s smiles was due to Utsushimi’s quirk, Glamour. But those two rarely smile, so I’m happy we got to see them enjoying themselves. And even Bakugo laughing at Todoroki!

The hero students are taking supplemental classes so they can get their licenses for hero work. The ones from UA needing to retake the course are Todoroki and Bakugo. They are with Utsushimi and Yoarashi from Shiketsu High School. Gang Orca, knows how the students in this particular group (minus Utsushimi who was absent due to Toga) have had challenges related to teamwork and putting aside their egos. The perfect challenge for this group of four is having them work with rowdy, misbehaved, young students who have recently discovered their quirks. The leader of these rambunctious kids, is someone who ironically reminds us very much of Bakugo. The kids have big egos, their teacher is at her wit’s end, and they think they can beat the hero students easily so they come at them full force. This makes for a tricky predicament because the hero students need to win the hearts of the young kids, but also not demoralize them, or make them feel resentful. The hero students use team work, their own life experiences, and of course their quirks, to win over the young students. Even their teacher, who was crying, is flabbergasted at their changed behavior. The part I found touching, and the part that made me cry, was Bakugo seeing himself in their young leader and knowing exactly what he needed to say and do to inspire him.

I’m watching on Hulu, so check this episode out if you haven’t already! There’s a touching scene between Todoroki and Endeavor (Inasa joined), an update on Eri, and lots of Aoyama with cheese.

Using her quirk, Glamour, we realize it wasn’t Todoroki throwing woo it was actually Utsushimi
Even though he’s teasing Todorki, it’s good to see Bakugo laugh and smile. He’s becoming somewhat friendlier!
A real Todoroki, not Utsushimi, smile!
Spoken like someone who has experienced this issue…lol
You’re so right Bakugo, I’m glad you are figuring it out…

New Opening and Ending for MHA in Episode "Smoldering Flames"

We got a new opening and ending, with music of course, for My Hero Academia! It was a total shift in tone. The opening felt bright and uplifting, with moments of reflection for Bakugo, Todorki, and Endeavor. Looks like we have a festival to look forward to! Aizawa has a little coat, is that for Eri??? And the ending scene had old photos of some of our favorite heroes (and some villains) at festivals. Let me know if I missed anyone or if I had any incorrect names. I’m watching on Hulu!

All Might!
Of course Deku has All Might’s Funko Pop! Ha!
Love the image of everyone’s reflection on their day and current events, as they’re getting ready to sleep…because isn’t that what we all do?
The villains look happy and dare I say, not corrupted? What happens to people and characters that put them on a dark path? Is it a major incident? Is it life circumstance? One small thing leads to another? Negative influences? Lack of morals? Survival tactics? Etc? At one point they were just having fun with friends at a festival. I do want to know who is in these photos, like that little girl in the door frame by Shigaraki.
Family photos….there was one image of a burned photo in the ending credits, I wonder what happened there…what was the photo of? Check out Todoroki in his little hat!

Friends Sharing Their Favorite Food

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!

UA Room Competition

Since Staz didn’t care for Fuyumi’s room (see earlier Blood Lad post) it made me think of the room competition they had at UA, when class 1A moved into the dorms on My Hero Academia. I’m sure Staz would’ve deemed them more interesting than Fuyumi’s! Okay maybe not Uraraka or Ojiro’s rooms.

My favorite rooms were Todoroki and Deku’s! Enjoy their rooms below! If you haven’t already, watch the episode “Moving into Dorms”, Season Three, of My Hero Academia if you want to see all of the contestants.

Don’t be embarrassed Deku! Not only is All Might amazing, and a great mentor, he’s The Symbol of Peace!

Mineta immediately knew where to look in Ojiro’s room (he didn’t find anything). Ahem. Anyways I think the girls were most excited about seeing Todoroki’s room…

Okay baking desserts in your room gave you an unfair advantage Sato! But we know it wasn’t an intentional bribe lol. Even if you didn’t see this episode, I’m sure you can guess who won the room competition.