My Hero Academia; Volume 1 – Kohei Horikoshi

Manga, comedy, adventure, heroes, quirks, hero school, fiction.

Ratings 11/10

Izuku Midoriya lives in a world where nearly almost the entire population has a quirk or other known as a superpower. Unfortunately, he was born without a quirk, but that doesn’t stop him from achieving to become a hero. He intends to attend U.A. High School, the best high school to go to become a Pro-Hero and get a license to use quirks. On the way home from school, he is attacked by a sludge monster and was rescued by the Number One hero, All Might. After distracting All Might, the Sludge monster attacks Katsuki Bakugo. With no one around to help, Izuku jumps into action to rescue his friend. All Might sees the bravery in Izuku and later confronts him about asking Izuku to be his successor, the next one to inherit One for All. Izuku proudly accepts the offer and works hard to show All Might that he chose the right person for the power. Izuku must keep his newly found quirk as a secret and make it through the trials and tribulations that lay before him.

My best friend is a super fan of this series from the anime series (available on Hulu only seasons 1-3 are dubbed) and for Christmas I got her My Hero Academia Monopoly (also a cup themed MHA) and wanted to play, even though I had no clue who the half of the characters are, during playing, she told me some facts about some characters, and I got slowly intrigued. After binging the series, up to the third season, I was heart set on finding the manga series to read because I was overly obsessed with this series. I fell in love with how Izuku got his quirk in the oddest way. I also like some other characters and the meaning of this manga. Anyone can be heroic and not need any special powers. I would highly recommend this manga if one is into superheroes as well as comedic adventures. I don’t regret reading this manga at all. I’m overly obsessed as my best friend says. She could attest the fact that I got her obsessed and she is guilty of it.

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