This week, My Hero Academia season 3 really got underway, after the premiere did a lot of work recapping events and characters from season 1 and 2. This second episode of the season saw the "School Trip Arc" begin, as Class 1-A traveled to the woods to start a training session with pro heroes the Wild Wild Pussycats.
While the action and character bonding bits of the episode were great, the real highlights were the comedic hijinks centered around two of the series smallest characters: new character Kota, and Class 1-A's resident horny pervert, Minoru Mineta!
See below for a breakdown of events that have gotten My Hero Academia fans so hyped about these two characters:
Kota ya me cae genial.
▫️Anime: My Hero Academia 3 pic.twitter.com/mqPdtXPMGY— Ax (@AxShinigami) April 15, 2018
This latest episode actually introduced Kota to the series by having the enigmatic young boy make a truly standout first impression - by punching Izuku right in the crotch after Midoriya tried to introduce himself. Kota's reasoning for his surly attitude towards pro heroes has deeply meaningful roots that will be revealed later, but for now, he's giving Class 1-A hell, and we're loving it!
kouta is 5 years old and is more woke than mineta will ever be what are ya'lls defense???? pic.twitter.com/GpwC0KSzKu— aisho - elyxion mnl (@klancetwt) April 14, 2018
Kota eventually has an inevitable run-in with the unscrupulous and insatiable Mineta, while the men and women of Class 1-A are enjoying hot springs baths, with the genders separated by a large privacy wall. Mineta's realization that only a mere wall was separating him from so many Class 1-A girls in skimpy bathing suits, inspired him to scale that wall with no hesitation. That unstoppable force eventually collided with an immovable object: Mineta got to the top of the wall, only to find Kota waiting. The surly young man promptly scolded Mineta for his immoral ways, and kicked him right off the wall!
Check out more reactions from the My Hero Academia fandom, below!
My stomach hurts from laughing at today's MHA. Mineta is so perfect.— Ajay (@AnimeAjay) April 14, 2018
We may be living in the era of "#MeToo" and "#TimesUp" - but there's one pervert people still seem to enjoy!
LITERALLY EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT MINETA IS SO WHY DOES HE FACE NO LASTING CONSEQUENCES pic.twitter.com/obuUJx2aBC— Amelia Cook (@ActuallyAmelia) April 14, 2018
...We may have spoken too soon. Some people are certainly coming from a SJW perspective, when it comes to Mineta's behavior. Kota got a lot of props for standing up for the ladies!
Certain fans of the manga are just happy to see Kota finally appear onscreen, and seem to (initially) be happy with how the anime depicts him.
Given his rough and somewhat violent introduction to the Class 1-A characters, it's no surprise that some My Hero Academia fans who have only experienced the anime, don't have all that favorable of a first impression of Kota.
While the anime gave Kota a very humorous introduction, fans of the manga already know that a more serious and tragic backstory for the character is about to unfold. 😭
The second episode of My Hero Academia Season 3 was awesome and funny. I seriously can't wait for the next already. Kota omg. *No spoilers* pic.twitter.com/W1JoEouNXU— Maku Hero Academia (@Noctosan) April 14, 2018
In brighter news Deku and Kota is a storyline that could bring some strong character work into play for Deku. That will be good to see IF they handle it right next week. #MyHeroAcademia— Sailing the Sea of Stars ☠️🚀 (@arcadiagt5) April 14, 2018
Here are a few teases that fans in-the-know are already dropping. In the meantime, take this piece of advice about love, and life, that My Hero Academia has inspired:
My Hero Academia is simulcasting season 3 Sub episodes every Saturday on Hulu and Funimation streaming services.