Ok. Sincr there had been hate in the Midosuji tag, I’d like to say a few things about Akira.
I do not like Midosuji because of his sad background. I felt for him, and since I like the character. The episode was one of my favorites since the straight line demon episode.
Now, looking at Midosuji from a psychological stand point, almost all of his actions that he committed in his races where caused because of the trauma he suffered from hearing his mother’s heart stop beating right before him. That did not just only scar him, but after his mother died his view on victory became warped. His mother said that he was her little winner, so after she was gone winning was the only way Akira could remember his mother. He was willing ro do anything to win, just to make his deceased mother proud of her athlete son.
Now. Does this excuse him for everything he has done? No it does not. Just because all of this happened to Midosuji, does not mean it was right of him to make Imaizumi lose the race, try and trap Onoda in the pack, Make Shinkai remember one of the worst moments of his life and not let him pass on the left, and leave his own team members behind just to freak out Hakone academy. Midosuji’s new warped sense of victory means he’ll do anything to win, whether or not it’s right or wrong.
So please. Tag your hate properly, and for others, just because he has a sad past, it doesn’t make it ok for what he did.