While most of this episode was taken up with flashbacks of a quirkless childhood and increasingly unnecessary teen angst, the combat kept things moving along. Once again I question the logic of anime teachers as even All Might questioned whether or not he was making the right choice and given the end result may have been the satisfying one, when a student incapacitates themself you have to wonder about the level of supervision.
This feels like it is a necessary episode for all of the characters to move forward but it is possibly the least fun to watch of the series so far. Unless you are in it for explosions, in which case you’ll love this.
My Hero Academia is available on AnimeLab.