Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! (笑え!ナンセンス界のプリンス Warae! Nansensu-kai no Purinsu) is the thirty-second chapter of Kōhei Horikoshi's Boku no Hero Academia.


Before Midnight can commence the drawing to determine the pairing for the tournament event, Mashirao requests withdrawal from the event, saying that his participation in the Human Cavalry Battle was done by being manipulated and insinuates that it was because of Hitoshi's Quirk. Mashirao says that he understands that the tournament event is a rare opportunity and that walking away would be foolish, but while everyone was giving their best on their own he wasn't doing his best due to being manipulated. Toru and Mina try to persuade him to reconsider, but Mashirao replies that he is saving his dignity. Shoda Nirengeki from Class 1-B also requests to resign, feeling that he doesn't deserve to participate in the tournament event. Midnight, liking his reasoning for resignation, accepts Mashirao's withdrawal from the tournament event. Midnight then says that the open slots will be filled in by the team that placed fifth: Team Kendo, but Team Kendo decide to give the opportunity to Team Tetsutetsu, much to Tetsutetsu's happiness. Midnight then announces that Tetsutetsu and Ibara will be replacing Mashirao and Shoda. After the drawing takes place, Midnight then shows the pairings for the tournament event. Izuku sees that his opponent is Hitoshi Shinso. Hitoshi approaches Izuku, but Mashirao warns Izuku not to respond to him.

The Sports Festival has recreational activities before the tournament event. The recreational activities end and the tournament event begins.

Before Izuku steps out for his match, All Might goes to see Izuku, who says that he has gained control of One For All, but Izuku denies this, saying that he can only increase his strength by a minuscule amount, with All Might replying that he is hardly a five on a scale of one to a hundred, which saddens Izuku. All Might tells Izuku not to frown and encourages him to smile when he is full of anxiety and fear, saying as well that he is always watching Izuku.

The first match of the first between Izuku Midoriya and Hitoshi Shinso begins. Hitoshi calls Mashirao an idiot for throwing away the opportunity to participate in the tournament. Izuku is angered by Hitoshi's insults and attacks him, telling him to take back his words, but Izuku mysteriously stops moving.

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