So Boku no Hero Academia started off with a bit of a boring recap episode. It started moving forward last episode and this week, we finally get what we want, PLOT.
It’s so nice to be able to see all of the characters not only getting screen time as well as the time to use their abilities. This training camp arc seems like it’s going to be fun. I am about 99.99999999999% over Kota as his bad attitude is annoying as all get out. I would have been backhanded for speaking like that to not only strangers, but to my guardians as well. I get that he has trauma, but leaving the child alone to suffer and figure things out on their own is not the best solution. Moving on.
So, they are doing some sort of test of courage and that’s when the real good part of this episode kicks off. We see that the villains have been plotting to attack the heroes while they are at the training camp. Now that they are here, it’s clear that things are about to pop off and make a good story. I surmise this should last at least a few episodes and end up with someone getting captured. Be it villain or hero, I cannot say, but I do wonder what is going to happen to Kota. Maybe he becomes a major character this arc and gets a new personality. Thankfully though, this episode reminded us of why we love this series, with a variety of characters, this is clear to become a beloved series akin to Assassination Classroom.
Man, part of me wants to write about Steins;Gate but since I’m lagging on it, I chose 3D Kanojo Real Girl for my hot moment this week. I’m not sure how I’m feeling about the anime so far. It seems to make a mockery of otaku and make them more self deprecating than necessary, but maybe the fact of the matter is that for the most part, there is truth in all the things brought up in 3D Kanojo Real Girl. Like when Yuuto makes comments about how guys like him are meant to be alone and not for relationships, there’s some realism in there, even if I don’t like it.
In this week’s episode, there was a lot of talk about relationships and not just the romantic type. First off, Iroha and Hikari had their little difficulties with how Hikari views himself next to Iroha, but that only caused insecurities in Iroha who appears to really like Hikari. You can almost feel for them, can’t you? Then there’s Arisa and her false relationship with the boy she liked who merely used her for money and convenience. Arisa was always quick to mock Hikari (and I felt like there was a romance bubbling beneath the surface--boy was I wrong), but in the end, Hikari and Iroha stood up for their friend, even when Arisa was so quick to turn down their friendship. This is just proving that like many otaku oriented anime before it, 3D Kanojo Real Girl is going to be about a ragtag group of friends who may not all share the same interests but still find happiness in each other’s friendships.
And that is it for this week of Hot Moments! Now that Winter is over, we are in the spring of action anime. 71 titles at that! Thanks for reading until the end. Let us know below what you are watching for Spring!