Nooooo lol, of course not!! I know youre the all powerful leader of #TeamShinsou *bows respectfully*
Im just saying that it is fine to have some romance and crap but I really dont think the timing is appropriate? If that makes sense? There are other things Id like to see/know about before all the lovey stuff becomes canon, ya know? Isnt it unusual to have romance be a focus so early on in shonen manga anyway? I dunooooo. Maybe Im just over salted again…
Im just a bystander for Team Shinsou I’m not worthy
but anyway, i personally think it’s fine. It is a bit early in terms of the story but the way Horikoshi put it, I think he just wants to bring the possibility out in the open so the readers know that yeah, there is kind of a romance subplot, but he also pushes it back at the same time by making Ochako decide not to pursue it at the moment (temporarily). She will probably pursue it at some other time, when that other time will be I don’t know, but it’s a pretty smart move from Horikoshi since he can delay the “confession” or what not, he can make it a relevant plot whenever he wants!
Now that Ochako acknowledged her feelings and consequently decided not to do anything about it right now, the story can now move on to the rescue testing plot.
To be quite honest, for Izuku’s POV I think he has been too busy to think about crushes/falling in love. I do believe he had a crush on Ochako initially but for now, if he still has it, it’s not so obvious anymore. He’s too busy thinking about his dream/goal and Ochako also realized this.
But yeah, we haven’t been really given insight about Izuku’s romantic interests if you think about it…