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‘My Hero Academia’ Season 5 Episode 9: Bakugo, Tokage’s battle + new promo art revealed


My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 9, titled “Early Bird,” will show the battle between Class 1-A’s Bakugo and Class B-1’s Tokage.

The two will have a face-off as the tournament’s fourth round begins in My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 9. The franchise is continuously giving updates about the series. Aside from the upcoming episode’s preview, it also provides a glimpse of its new promo art.

New season promo art

The series’ new CD recently went live and showed its new covers, featuring Izuku and his classmates.

Although its tracklist was already out before, the cover just recently made public, Comicbook noted.

In the snap posted by Twitter user Atsushi, Izuku looks fierce while alongside his classmates, Ocharo and Ashido.

Mineta is trying to catch up on their left, while Bakugo, Iida, and Todoroki are behind them.

Though the image does not have any spoilers in it, it shows Izuku’s upgraded costume.

It also seems to give a hint at Mineta’s controversial character. Fans see Mineta as an annoying character due to his harassment issues.

Although the anime only uses his behavior as comic relief, fans question if he deserves to be a top hero due to his advances.

New episode’s preview

In My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 9, Bakugo and Tokage are set to face each other for the fourth round of the battle.

The trailer shows the two teams are all ready for the new round, per IBTimes. Their current score is one win, one loss, and one draw.

Class 1-A brings Jiro, Sato, Sero, and Bakugo to the forefront. However, knowing Tokage will be Class 1-B’s main fighter, they have to be very careful of their decision.

Episode 8 review

In My Hero Academia Episode 8, Honenuki asked Iida if using Recipro during the start of the battle was a good idea. The latter revealed he was ready to use his new power, called Recipro Turbo, which surprised Honenuki.

Iida seemed to be desperate to win the third round for the Class 1-A team. Iida continued his attack for about ten minutes and nobody could stop him.

Honenuki started to doubt himself if he could beat Iida, who effortlessly carried out the hits.

Honenuki knew he was in trouble and seemed to have no way to get out of it. So, he decided to retreat and rushed to Tetsutetsu and other players.

Iida, alternatively, continuously looked for Honenuki, thinking he might be preparing for a counterattack.

Other students only watched the intense brawl from the giant screen, while Uraraka wanted to see Iida and compared his speed to Gran Torino.

The scene later shifted to Ojiro and Kaibara’s fight.

What happens next can be seen when My Hero Academia Chapter 313 drops on Saturday, May 22.

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