MHA 15: 100-meter dash

My Hero Academia episode 15 review

MHA 15

My Hero Academia gets its sports festival underway with a whole lot of talk about Class 1-A. The class in question is, of course, Izuku’s class. He and his classmates are quite the narcissists. All we hear is about how Class 1-A survived an attack by villains and how Class 1-A is the class everyone looks up at now. Seriously, guys, chill out. You survived because real heroes showed up at the last second to save you. You aren’t that good yet.

But it’s not just Izuku who thinks his class is all that. Bakugo goes ahead and tells the entire sports festival that he’s going to win. That was so bold of him but so not really at all. After all, what else is he supposed to say? This reminds me of how the media latches on to every time a player says his team is going to win the Super Bowl. Suddenly headlines read “Player Guarantees Super Bowl Win.” What’s he supposed to do, say “we’re going to flame out in the first round”? So I don’t consider Bakugo all that brave by saying that.

Finally, the event begins with an obstacle race. Everyone dashes for the door, just as they did back at school. Once they’ve gotten through, they use their quirks to get going. And now they’re up against giant robots. Sadly I get the feeling we’re going to be seeing 1-on-1 battles as we did in Bleach every time it looked like we’d get something more interesting. I was looking forward to an actual obstacle race straight out of the Laff-a-Lympics.

Character of the episode: Bakugo

Episode rating (out of four stars): **1/2

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