In Season 4, Episodes 16-17 (or Episodes 79-80) Katsuki Bakugo and Shoto Todoroki attend a course because they both failed the second phase of the Hero exam.
I think that Bakugo and Todoroki are amongst the top five strongest students in the class. Even though they’re so strong, they still failed the exam and had to take an extra course.
Season 4, Episode 17.
I really liked this scene because it’s true that we sometimes feel stuck. It’s true that we sometimes have to go backwards in order to move forward. Some people seem to be moving forward so quickly, while others are moving slower. Even when we feel like we are not moving anywhere, it’s still part of the process. Improvement is not linear.
This scene was a good reminder for myself as I’ve been feeling this way for the past couple of days.
Synopsis: Tanjirou’s family is massacred by a demon and his surviving sibling Nezuko is turned into a demon. In his journey to avenge his family and turn Nezuko back into a human, Tanjirou trains to become a demon slayer.
I find Tanjirou’s journey very inspiring. His training to become a demon slayer was intense – he trained for over a year, every day in dangerous conditions. He failed many times, but never gave up. He didn’t have to become a demon slayer. He could have given up but he persevered.
In the end, he passed the test and became a demon slayer. He became so OP! It was an exciting moment in the anime for both him and me as the viewer. I felt very proud and at the same time, inspired by his achievements.
Real life struggles and challenges may not pale in comparison to Tanjirou’s struggles, but the journey of working hard to achieve a goal is similar. Whether it’s obtaining good grades in school, getting accepted into your desired program, finding a good job, finding successes in blogging, or obtaining a driver’s license, these are all valid and wonderful goals.
Td;lr Tanjirou’s progress and successes in him obtaining his sword after thousands of hours of training was inspiring. I feel that I can accomplish the goals I’ve set to achieve in my own life.
I know this is a corny post, guys. I really do. But anime characters are inspiring, dammit. When people say that “it’s just a cartoon” that’s when they fail to see the impact that a “cartoon” show can have on another person’s life.