Boku no Hero Academia (Season 3) Episode 16 Review


A Wild Yandere appears!
Also, yes, she’s naked in the manga and its for plot reasons.

Here’s my Recap and Review of Episode 16 of Season 3 (or Episode 54 as a whole) of Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) .


Recap


The episode opens with Ms. Joke and Aizawa noting that those who rush to get points rather than cooperate would likely fail. To prove this point her students start using their quirks in tandem to try and pick off Mineta, but Jirou and Mina protect him. So they instead resort to using separating them using Shindo’s quirk, which allows him to cause what amounts to an earthquake via vibrations.

We then cut to Inasa, who uses his ability to manipulate the wind to steal the balls of everyone around him. Then he basically knocks all of them out of the competition. That makes him the first to pass, but in doing so he knocked out 120 people or roughly 10% of everyone.

Going back to Izuku, who tries to meet up with everyone again only to end up nearly getting knocked out of the competition as another student from Shinketsu, Cammie, gets the drop on him while he was thinking about how excited he was getting. Cammie claims she just wanted to know more about them, so she came after him before he can be knocked out. To that end, she manages to get the drop on him multiple times and has him dead to rights and starts flirting with him when others pop up to try and take out Izuku.

He does a much better job of getting away from them when Uraraka shows up and then nearly gets caught herself. She starts to fall, so Izuku pulls a Superman and swoops in to save her, when she then seemingly attacks him. However, Izuku figures out its not her before then, pointing out the fact that she didn’t try floating herself when falling and showed herself without a plan was a mistake the real Uraraka wouldn’t make.

Cammie, who had disguised herself as Uraraka, asked if he knew that then why save her. He points out he saved her because she would have been injured, being a good boy and all. That only drives her to try and get his blood with a scratch before Uraraka and Sero drive her away.

We then cut to Todoroki, who gets ambushed by the Power Ranger Ninja Squad as 54 people finish passing.  They call him out for acting alone, making it one-on-ten, but he’s confident he can catch them all. He eats his words momentarily by revealing they came prepared with metal screws and nails and bolts made to resist the temperature extremes he can produce, meaning they came to hunt him down as the episode ends.


Review


Overall, it was a decent episode though not much progress was made. We got to see a spirited effort by the group was met with their instant separation, along with some of the Ultimate Moves on both sides of the table. Then it was the Cammie show before Todoroki took the stage.

However, it was by no means a bad episode. Jirou using those amplifiers and Mina learning to make acid that becomes solid, was excellent.  Inasa over-killing a bunch of other students showed he may have been a little too passionate, and it makes you wonder why he turned down U.A. Then we got to see Cammie, who has an OP hiding technique (not Quirk) that allowed her to get the drop on Izuku and pin him down, on top of good reflexes.

But other than that there’s not much to talk about. Izuku was a good-boy, we got a little more of an explanation of what his new shoes can do, and Cammie’s clearly a Yandere. My only advice to him is to run as far as fast as he can away.

Next episode will tell where it goes from next.

 

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