Present Mic introduces Tenya and Mei to the crowd. Rikido questions Tenya's choice in attire, as Tenya equips some of Mei's gadgets. Midnight warns Tenya that Hero Course students are not allowed to use support gear without the proper paperwork.
Tenya apologizes and explains that Mei offered the equipment to keep the fight fair. He says he wants to honor her integrity and wear the gear. Midnight takes pleasure in his youthful vigor and allows it.
Tenya runs at Mei and she turns on her mic and explains she gave Tenya special leg braces to improve his mobility. Before he gets too close, Mei avoids him with hydraulic attachments from her backpack. Mei uses her Quirk to look at the spectating support courses. Tenya tries to take advantage of her distraction, but she has sensors on her backpack that automatically activate her hydraulic attachments. The Auto Balancers on Tenya's back allow him to keep from falling and easily change his course back towards Mei.
Present Mic and Shota are displeased with Mei turning the match into a commercial for her gadgets. She avoids Tenya again and explains the balancers keep him from falling unless he actually wants to. She uses her Electromagnetic Soles to evade his next attack. Tenya tries to attack when she lands, but she uses a Capture Gun to trap Tenya inside a net. Mei turns her attention back to the support companies and introduces herself again.
After introducing a few more gadgets Mei eventually walks out of the ring, having accomplished her goal. Midnight announces that Tenya is the winner since Mei walked out of bounds.
Anime and Manga Differences
In the Manga, Tenya and Mei fight lasts only a few panels and only the Auto Balancers and the Hydraulic Bracers are shown. The anime expands the fight, in addition to showing more information about those support items, it also shows more Mei's inventions like the Capture Gun and the Electromagnetic Soles.
|U.A. Sports Festival Arc|
|Chapters||22 • 23 • 23.5 • 24 • 25 • 26 • 27 • 28 • 29 • 30 • 31 • 32 • 33 • 34 • 34.5 • 35 • 36 • 37 • 38 • 39 • 40 • 41 • 42 • 43 • 44|
|Episodes||13.5 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25|
|Battles and Events||U.A. Sports Festival |
U.A. Sports Festival (First Year) (Obstacle Race • Cavalry Battle • Izuku Midoriya vs. Hitoshi Shinso • Shoto Todoroki vs. Hanta Sero • Denki Kaminari vs. Ibara Shiozaki • Tenya Iida vs. Mei Hatsume • Yuga Aoyama vs. Mina Ashido • Fumikage Tokoyami vs. Momo Yaoyorozu • Eijiro Kirishima vs. Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu • Katsuki Bakugo vs. Ochaco Uraraka • Izuku Midoriya vs. Shoto Todoroki • Tenya Iida vs. Ibara Shiozaki • Fumikage Tokoyami vs. Mina Ashido • Katsuki Bakugo vs. Eijiro Kirishima • Shoto Todoroki vs. Tenya Iida • Katsuki Bakugo vs. Fumikage Tokoyami • Katsuki Bakugo vs. Shoto Todoroki)