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Minoru Mineta & Hanta Sero vs. Nemuri Kayama is a battle fought between Class 1-A students Minoru Mineta and Hanta Sero against their teacher Midnight during the First Term Final Exam.


Midnight puts Hanta to sleep.

At the start of the battle, Minoru and Hanta search the rocky terrain for their opponent. Midnight surprises them and Hanta reacts by pulling Minoru away with his tape. Midnight gets behind Hanta and takes off his mask before putting him to sleep with her Somnambulist Quirk. Hanta falls onto Midnight's boobs and then onto her lap. Minoru cries blood in jealousy as he runs away from them both.

Minoru stops to think about the difficulty of the situation. He recalls why he wanted to go to U.A. in the first place, in order to impress girls. Midnight interrupts Minoru and whips him. She says she was going to stay by the escape gate but her sadistic side made her pursue the young man. Minoru starts running while Midnight flails her flogger whip at him.

Minoru runs behind a rock and reveals he ran away because he knew about her sadistic side. He has a plan to win by trapping her away from the escape gate so he can pass the exam. Midnight reveals more of her fragrance but Minoru reveals himself and he wears Hanta's tape as a mask. Midnight is surprised Minoru would go so far as to suffocate himself in order to resist Somnambulist.

Midnight tries to whip Minoru, but he throws his Pop Off balls at her and sticks her whip to the ground. He continues throwing the balls at Midnight and traps her in placing using his Grape Rush special move. Midnight is impressed Minoru was able to trap her far away from the escape gate. Minoru carries Hanta through the escape gate and their team passes the exam.[1]


Recovery Girl admits to being wrong about Minoru and believes he does have goals. Minoru passes the practical exam but Hanta fails because he was knocked out early into the fight.

Anime and Manga Differences

  • In the manga adaptation of this battle, Midnight explains the rules of the exam to them alone rather than Shota Aizawa doing it along with all the teachers. Minoru and Hanta took the test at the same time as everyone else instead of going ninth. They finished just shortly before the exam ended.[2]


  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 67 and Episode 36.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 67.

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