「お久しぶりですセルキーさん」 (Ohisashiburi Desu Serukii-san)
“Long Time No See, Selkie”
On this week’s episode of filler in Boku no Hero Academia, the focus switches away from Deku, Bakugo and Shouto. Instead, we must experience promotional material for the next Boku no Hero Academia movie: disguised as a beach episode to lure in unsuspecting suckers like you and me.
An unchartered boat carrying illegal enhancement drugs escapes enforcement convoys around the Verize Islands. So Selkie calls upon Froppy’s interning cohort to assist with finding and taking these criminals down, consisting of Uraraka and Nejire. The girls mess around on the beach because they need to stay relaxed before the mission – time in which they befriend and cook a turtle on the barbecue grills, before hastily making their way around the area to scout for any strange transmissions. Not that they needed to. Because the villains had always planned to escape. And they were never planning on being subtle in the first place.
Just as Selkie takes most of the smuggler crew to pound town using his Seal martial arts, the leader tries to escape on a small plane – one which would outspeed Ryukyu in the skies. Fortunately Uravity saves the day, grappling onto the plane then utilising her Gunhead Martial Arts to take him down. However, the plane spirals out of control – prompting Nejire to fire off pulses of electricity in conjunction with Uraraka’s gravity to correct the plunging trajectory, which allows Ryukyu to slowly land it into the water.
I do wish female characters had more relevance in terms of kicking ass, something which their male counterparts disproportionately enjoy. I can’t say the episode felt sincere in terms of how it tried to demonstrate how awesome these girls abilities can be. But maybe that’s simply par for the course when it comes to shounen like Boku no Hero Academia. I hope that’s the most we’ll get in terms of movie promotion, so we can get back to the main story arc, which is already progressing slowly as it is.
Anyway, that’s about everything I wanted to discuss. As always, thanks for reading this post and see you all next week!