Todoroki! You Make My Heart Go Dokidoki!
You know there are a lot of reasons why you should be in love with Boku no Hero Academia. I mean it is PLUS ULTRA awesome and you can see clearly here at Honey’s Anime that we love the show. This episode was even better as it showed the battle between Midoriya and Todoroki and I have to say that I really do go through a lot of emotions and thoughts going through the show. I really enjoy seeing Midoriya’s ambition and drive, but god, watching him break his fingers to use his powers in battle is really grotesque. Then, little baby, star of the night sky, Todoroki, who is actually Midoriya’s rival, tries his hardest not to use his powers. And then we see his backstory and it was just so crushing. Todoroki is so strong and has gone through so much, it is amazing that he did not turn out like Bakugo (a loud-mouthed asshole), and is the strong, silent type. We all knew that Endeavor was not a good father, but this highlighted just how much of a monster he was. I cheer for Midoriya, but when Todoroki realized that there was more to his quirk than representing his father, he finally overcame his handicap of using his left side, and I cheered for him. Beating Midoriya essentially seals him to be on top and I cannot wait to see him go against Bakugo! Honestly please make him a very regular character in the series because I want to see more of him on my screen!
And the winner of best confession is…
I have mixed feelings about Ero Manga Sensei, but it’s not the most dull anime of the season so I’ve just sort of kept watching it. This week however I found myself actually enjoying the episode, and not just because hottie Chris was there as a nice visual distraction and creator of BL-based comedy. I didn’t expect to - I mean, it starts out like your stereotypical beach episode, after all - but it pleasantly surprised me. We’ve already had Sagiri and Muramasa’s confessions, and this week we finally got one from Elf… Or should I say Emily?
Despite having danced around the idea for the longest, Elf’s confession has definitely had the most impact on me of all the girls so far. Taking Masamune to the place where her father proposed to her mother, she admits that Masamune is a potential candidate for her own engagement. Quick to dismiss the idea that she’s proposing, Elf makes her feelings known by telling Masamune that he’s going to fall in love with her, and he’ll be the one who ends up asking her to marry him. This is just such a unique spin on a tsundere confession that it quickly became my favourite moment of the week.
Awkward High School Relationships
Kotarou and Akane are so cute and yet, sometimes it is just plain awkward to watch them fumble about each other. Like instead of saying he’d wait up to walk home with Akane, Kotarou instead just states he has club activities too and walks away. And yet, Akane understands him entirely. That type of communication is almost magical. It is like some sort of secret code. Maybe when you are both that awkward with each other, you understand each other really well? Being an awkward person as myself, I guess I can understand how other awkward people communicate although sometimes watching Tsuki ga Kirei can be painful.
Not to mention that episode 8 went through so many different anime tropes from festivals to walking home together to helping Akane after her foot got hurt from wearing those geta. It was a huge shoujo trope fest. It was not predictable, but they sure were shoujo-y. If that makes sense. Tsuki ga Kirei is starting to get more aggressive with the relationship stuff now that Kotarou and Akane are out in the open. It’s sweet. I wonder where it’s headed next what with the best friend being in love with Kotarou as well. You can feel the jealousy!
It’s official! “Female Broly” and Frieza are in!
As you may already know, I’m a sucker for Dragon Ball Super... which is ironic, because most of the times, this anime really sucks. I mean, I hate a lot of things about it. For example, the inconsistency and how Toriyama and his team like to underestimate things, but maybe we can talk about it another day. This is the opportunity to debate about how cool is to reimagine foes and see them back in action, hoping that maybe, just maybe, we get to see them how they really deserve to be seen. The way the 6th Universe saiyan girls get to SSJ form is bonkers, but seeing Kale’s transformation is just stupid… it is like laughing in Goku and Vegeta’s face, and laughing hard. To make it worse, it’s the old trope of the weak and shy character becoming a rage monster. Female saiyan warriors are a great idea, but they really deserve a better context and development.
What really draws my attention, however, is how will Frieza play into this, because weeks ago after talking with my friends, we all knew he was the obvious choice to defend our universe. I want to see him going hand in hand with Goku and Vegeta, but also dealing with his feelings —because he has them, right? I want to see teamwork here, rather than just fanservice. The bad thing is that, lately, most of my ideas seem better than Toriyama’s, and he’s supposed to be the genius here! I think we all need our faith in DBS restored, and this is a good start. How many of you think the show will let us down? Don’t worry, I’ll keep you updated.
And that is it for this week! Thank you for staying with us until the end. What did you think? Did you see any of the moments that are discussed here? Let us know below!!