Izuku fails to make an impression with his unimpressive comedy. Sir Nighteye asks if Izuku means to “make fun of All Might.” Despite the apparent “failing out” between All Might and Nighteye, it’s clear that he remains a fanboy of sorts. This is how Izuku manages to win over the stoic Nighteye. However, everything isn’t fine. Sir Nighteye refuses to stamp Izuku’s paper, claiming that “Izuku brings no benefit to his agency.” Sir Nighteye challenges Izuku to take the stamp from him. He’s gives him three minutes to do so. Izuku quickly activates his Full Cowl, trying to grab the stamp. However, Izuku is not match for Sir Nighteye’s Quirk.
Sir Nighteye verses Izuku Midoriya
Sir Nighteye’s Quirk is Foresight. It’s activated by touching the target and making eye contact. This information is secret. Regardless, he’s able to “accurately predict all of the target’s future moves and actions for an entire hour.” Nighteye feels that Izuku is a disappointing successor to All Might. Now nervous, Izuku begins to panic. However, by remembering that All Might chose him, he regains his confidence. Nighteye continues to berate Izuku. He constantly reminds him that he doesn’t think Midoriya is good enough. Izuku fails to get the stamp. Sir Nighteye calls him clumsy. However, Izuku notes that he was trying to get the stamp, while avoiding all the All Might merchandise.
Sir Nighteye accepts Izuku
When Mirio and Bubble girl return, Nighteye tells them he will take in Izuku. He never intend to reject Izuku in the first place. However, he still doesn’t believe that Midoriya is worthy of One For All. He actually wants Midoriya to give up One For All. Sir Nighteye is harsh. I wonder if he’s always been that way or some tragic event made him like this. Regardless, Izuku stamps the contract. Midoriya returns to the Heights Alliance. He informs his classmates that he was accepted. They’re all impressed, but have failed to get there own work studies. However, they may get work studies from Tamaki and Nejire. While patrolling the streets, Midoriya encounters a young girl, Eri. She clearly frightened, as she runs from the villain Overhaul.
My Hero Academia is still building up. It’s unlikely that Midoriya and Overhaul will battle this soon. However, it’s important to present the stakes. In this arc it’s seems that it will be rescuing Eri. I generally find Nighteye to be rude and mean spirited. However, his stern personality will be helpful to Midoriya, who is often pampered by All Might.
Season 1, Episode 17: A Hundred Nights and a Thousand Skies
The miserable life of the ISS astronauts
Dr. Stone Episode 17 continues to tell the story of Byakuya and the rest of the ISS astronauts. Newly petrified, Senku continues to “think.” Meanwhile, Byakuya concludes that there must be “a delay between average times of the final posts on social media sites like Twitter. As a result, they’re able to determine that the source of the green light originated in South America. They land on Earth in two separate groups. Connie, Shamil and Lillian are in the first group. However, the first landing is a disaster. The astronauts land upside down in the water, leaving them trapped. Byakuya decides that they will land on a nearby island. Byakuya manages to rescue the others even if it took him ten hours. Ironically, in an effort to avoid being turned to stone, the astronauts made their landing more dangerous.
Trying to survive
As the six try to find ways to survive on the island, we skip three years in the future. Darya and Yakov have two children. Meanwhile, Shamil and Connie get married. Byakuya is certain that Senku will “succeed.” The ISS difficulties don’t decline. Despite two doctors, illness takes it told on the six. Connie gets sick first. Darya and Yakov go to retrieve some antibiotics. However, Connie dies of pneumonia. Then Shamil gets sick and dies. Followed by Lillian. Some of the children produced are predisposed to complications from bacteria and viruses. As a result, the six survivors only manage to live about a decade. We learn that Byakuya wasn’t actually Senku’s biological father. However, this doesn’t matter as both Senku and Byakuya see each other as father and son. Seeing the normally stoic Senku in tears was heartbreaking.
Tsukasa and his army
Gen informs Senku and the villagers that Tsukasa is coming. As a result, Senku smirks, ready to show them the “power of the kingdom of science.” Dr. Stone episode 17 is a somber tale. I’ve mentioned that it’s sad thinking that Senku and Byakuya will never see each other again. However, in this episode, Senku states that even his bones are “gone.” Despite being heartbroken, Senku is energized at the prospects of facing off against Tsukasa. Personally, I’m excited to see what will happen next.
The first episode of season 4 of “The Seven Deadly Sins” was a dud. However, that’s typical for an opening episode of any series. The second episode of Seven Deadly Sins was always going to be better. King and Diane are saddened at the thought of Meliodas being dead. They’re clearly unaware that he is alive. Furthermore, they don’t know that the ten commandments have been defeated. King and Diane are teleported to a cave by the ten commandments, Drole (Patience) and Gloxinia (Repose). Both King and Diane assume they will be killed. The walls of the caves are “elastic” preventing King from making an opening. Gloxinia uses Spirit Spear Basquias, Form Two Guardian. Meanwhile, Diane attacks Drole. He is completely unharmed by them. Diane takes a hit from Drole that according to her would have killed her if she didn’t use “Heavy Metal.”
Determined to survive
However, Diane isn’t deterred. She uses her “Crazy Rush” ability that makes several fist shaped. Drole quickly evades her attacks by “dancing.” Diane’s magic disappears. Drole explains that “the power of Giants doesn’t just come from their muscles,” they can “transform the earth’s power into their own.” He hits her, as she uses Heavy Metal. Elsewhere, King continues to battle against Gloxinia. He uses his ability True Spirit Spear Chastiefol, Form Five. It doesn’t have much impact. Diane and King aren’t powerful enough. Tearful and bloody, King apologizes to Diane for failing to protect her.
A test from Gloxinia
Drole tells Diane and King that they will, now be tested. Gloxinia says that they’re going to “outdo us.” Using Moon Rose Droplet of Life, Gloxinia revives Diane and King. Surprised, King and Diane can’t believe what happened. King thinks that they’re “making fun of them.” Gloxinia and Drole tells them that they’re going to “train them from scratch.” Drole tells them that they’re “too weak.” Still unconvinced, King doesn’t understand their motivation. Drole notes that they’re not demons. They were both former kings, Gloxinia of fairies and Drole of giants. After losing in battle against demons, they became part of ten commandments. They have changed again. Both, King and Diane agree to be trained. Gloxinia casts a spell.
Diane and King verses Meliodas
The spell puts Diane and King in the bodies of Drole and Gloxinia. They meet Meliodas and Elisabeth. King believes that they have been sent 3000 years to a past Britannia. This is before the ten commandments. They head to the Valley of Fossils. A battle is going on and they encounter, Calmadios the Piety of the Ten Commandments. I’m really interested in the narrative from the past. I’m wonder how this is suppose to train Diane and King. Will they actually get stronger psychically or mentally? If they end up fighting in this battle (which seems likely) the probably will learn by experience. Their first obstacle is Calmadios, a giant with six arms. I think he’s going to be a challenge.
Dr. Stone left us with a cliffhanger last week. Why does Ruri know Senku’s first name? The reason is simple but surprising. It’s because Senku’s father was an astronaut that managed to avoid being turned into stone. Ruri learn of his father (Byakuya Ishigami) through a tale that her mother told her. Senku’s father becomes an astronaut after failing the exam a decade earlier. While there wasn’t much excitement in this episode, I did find the bond between Senku and his father to be touching. While, Senku is often emotionless, his father appears to be the opposite. After achieving his dream of becoming an astronaut, Byakuya and his crewmates are in space when the green light arrives and petrifies humanity.
The mystery of the swallows
This episode reminds of that mystery in the form of the swallows. Senku was aware of the petrification of the swallows, prior to the transformation of the humans. Also, if the villagers are descendants from the six astronauts then some of them are related to Senku right? With three men and three women it seems obvious that they all pair up right? It’s clear that Ruri and Kohaku are related to Lillian Weinberg. Regardless, what will be interesting to see is if Senku has an emotional reaction to his fathers death. He certainly knows his dad died (it’s been over 3,000 years) but to be reminded that he never saw his father again might trigger some emotions.
Many more questions to asked
The green light event seems like it’s going to be a mystery that might be solved towards the end of the series, but we do need to be reminded of it from time to time. As is typical for a Dr. Stone episode more questions are raised than answered. Why isn’t their any technology? How come the future generations don’t know anything about science? Other than the married couple who pairs with whom? Did they try to save humanity from being in stone? How did they do? Dr. Stone keeps getting more interesting.
Being the eager person that he is, Midoriya calls Gran Torino. He asks if Torino will be willing to “take him in,” for Hero Work-Studies. Torino calls him a “useless successor.” It’s a little harsh, but Izuku doesn’t seem to upset over it. Torino tells him to contact All Might and ask him to introduce his former sidekick, Sir Nighteye. Meanwhile, Twice brings Overhaul to the abandoned factory for a meeting with the rest of the League of Villains. Overhaul is the young boss of the Shie Hassaikai, a yakuza organization. The yakuza had all but been eradicated during the All Might era. With his retirement and All For One’s imprisonment, Overhaul sees a opportunity to return.
Overhaul criticizes Tomura’s lack of planning. He argues that a “goal with no plan is a delusion.” Overhaul states that Tomura has “wasted” the potential of Stain, Muscular and Moonfish. He asks the League of Villains to join him. However, he lacks the funds to build his own organization. He believes he should be the next leader. Magne attacks him with her magnet pole. Overhaul kills her, after touching her arm with her finger. Magne upper body explodes into a pool of blood. Compress attempts to use his Quirk on Overhaul, but is shot with a bullet that cuts off his Quirk. Overhaul destroys his arm in response. Tomura then attacks. He’s avoids being shot. He uses his Quirk on one of Overhaul’s minions, turning him into dust.
The rest of the Shie Hassaikai burst through the wall. Since both sides have lost a man, Overhaul decides that both sides should stop. Despite Twice and Toga wanting to get revenge, Tomura agrees. Tomura plans to make Overhaul “pay” next time. One thing that makes My Hero Academia special is that the villains are learning to become villains, just like the heroes. Tomura leans on All For One for support the way Izuku leans on All Might. The villains also have a genuine love for one another. This isn’t typical for anime villains, who usually are already grown and barely care for one another. Furthermore, the leader of the villains (All For One) tends to see the lesser villains as being fonder or a means to a end. He’s interested in teaching Tomura how to be an effective villain.
Shota Aizawa informs Class 1-A that they will be allowed to participate in Hero Work Studies. Izuku asks All Might after class to introduce him to Sir Nighteye. All Might refuses, not wanting to talk to him as they didn’t end on good terms. He instead asks Mirio to do it. Mirio tells Midoriya that ” Sir is very strict and he must do his best to try and make him laugh before the end of the day. Sir Nighteye holds humor in high regard and Izuku must impress him on his own without too much of Mirio’s help.” Mirio is an odd guy, he’s more like All Might than Midoriya seems to be. Sir Nighteye on the other hand is a little scary. I have no doubt that he will accept Midoriya, I just wonder how much he tortures him before he accepts.