My Hero Academia Vol.2 – Kohei Horikoshi
Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.
Midoriya got into U.A. High, the prestigious school in Japan that produces Por-Heroes, and now possesses One for All that All Might gave to him. Classes begin and All Might is teaching at U.A. High. All Might must not give favoritism to his prodigy when it comes to grading the hero practice portion of the class. All the classmates are paired off into two. Each two is one team. Using two teams, All Might decided how to assign two groups, one is going to be the hero and the other is going to be the villain. The goal for the heroes is to either secure the weapon that the villains have hidden in the building or capture the villains. The villains must be clever enough to not be captured and keep their weapon safe. The teams that go up are Uraraka and Midoriya, the heroes, versus Iida and Bakugo, the villains. Bakugo takes things too far when fighting Midoriya and causes lots of damage. However, the rest of the class goes through this practice training. After that, they are about to do the rescue training portion of the class and unsuspecting that real villains arrived, and they got a mission.
I was suspecting this to be exactly like the anime, given that the format of the anime is into different episodes whereas the manga its split into chapters. I did enjoy this partially because I love some characters and their interactions with the rest of the class as well as each other. Bakugo still humors me because of his temperament with Midoriya. All Midoriya wants to do is be Bakugo’s equal. Especially since before meeting All Might that Midoriya was quirkless. Now Midoriya can become a hero but he has to figure out how to even use One for All without damaging his body. I have hopes for Midoriya. He is pretty driven which I like that in a character. I do recommend both reading the manga and watching the anime. I have to read more the manga to see whether or not the manga aligns with the anime,