Boku no Hero Academia S04 E17: What to Expect?

A whole new phase of Season 4 is now underway and apart from the new OP and ED, we’ll also get to see a lot more superhero action, drama and a little bit of comedy as well. With only 9 episodes to go now, you’re probably starting to wonder how all the events this season will further unfold. So to know more about the possible directions in which its storyline can head in, read on further. But before we get to that, let us first walk you through the release date and streaming availability of Episode 17.

When is My Hero Academia Season 4 Episode 17 Release Date?

‘My Hero Academia’ Season 4 Episode 17, titled “Relief of License Trainees”, will release on February 8, 2020. You can stream the English dubbed version of the anime on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

My Hero Academia Season 4 Episode 17 Spoilers: What to Expect?

In episode 16, Kacchan and Todoroki, along with a few other heroes, begin their provisional hero license training and even other top heroes like Al Might and Endeavor arrive there to observe their practice. While the two heroes sit in the stands and observe them, Gang Orca starts off with their trial at the institution. Initially, all of them simply expected that their quirks and strengths will be tested in this training camp. However, to their surprise, Gang Orca opens up the doors to their camp and a huge group of elementary school kids come flooding in. And these no ordinary kids. They’re all mischevious kids who possess a myriad of quirks

As their teacher explains later in the episode, just because these kids have quirks, they believe that they’re all heroes already. So they don’t really hold themselves back when it comes to insulting the trainees. Both Kacchan and Todoroki try their best to take control of the situation but nothing really works out. Eventually, the kids challenge them to a battle of quirks and for some reason, even the trainees agree. Kacchan, Todoroki, and all the other trainees are in a very tough spot now as they can neither use their quirks to hurt the kids nor can they just stand there defenseless.

After a few episodes of simple drama, ‘My Hero Academia’ Season 4 will again bring in some intense superhero fight scenes. The gravity of the action scenes in the next few episodes will be slightly less compared to all the other serious battles of this season, but it will still be fun to watch our heroes taking on a new challenge. More than that, these fight scenes will also have a slight touch of comedy to them. If the trainees decide to go all-in with their battle against the kids, they’ll surely be able to defeat them,  but they’re clearly not trying to hurt the kids. On the other hand, if they simply let the kids win this, nothing will change and kids will try to bully them even more than before. So they’ll have to now come up with something clever to defeat them and at the same time not hurt them in any way.

Apart from this, Episode 16 also mildly foreshadows how Toga and Twice are still working on pulling off something bigger. Their presence will surely not be all that prominent in the next episode, but we can still expect them to have a major role to play in whatever lies ahead this season. Surely, they are working under Shigaraki, who is slowly trying to take over the world that they live in, but as of now, it’s hard to figure out what he’s truly up to. When it comes to the other prominent figures of the anime, none of them were featured in episode 16  and we probably won’t get to see much of them in the next episode either.

Mirio and Deku are still out there somewhere, probably trying to recover from everything that they’ve been through in the past few days and Eri is still in the hospital. I have a strong feeling that Overhaul is still alive and might return later this season. But for now, we can’t really be too sure about this and we’ll just have to wait and see what this season holds for us in the next few episodes.