hero provisional license training

My Hero Academia Vol. 12 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 10/10

It’s a new day for Class 1.A. and they begin their training so they can all get their hero provisional licenses. They also have to create their signature moves. Some students have it easy when coming up with a move where others not so much. They begin their provisional hero licensing testing that tests them not only hero work but rescue work as well. The style is a free for all but limited spaces.

I loved this part of the manga because this did help me understand the difficulties of obtaining a hero license that allows them to do hero work without getting into trouble. It’s not easy as one would think and there are limits as well. I think having a limited amount of hero licenses being distributed helps maintain the hero population and regulates the ability of some to do hero work. Including rescue work is also equally vital when it comes to hero work as well. To fight crime is one aspect but to do rescue work is another. Being prepared in a world where there are villains out to do evil without thinking of the toll of their actions is extremely important. I like how Horikoshi came up with more lore to this world. I honestly do. Love this volume.


an epic battle of the decade!

My Hero Academia Vol. 11 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 9/10

They find out who the big boss of League of Villains, All for One, has been the ringleader this entire time. Their attacks were meant to draw out All Might. All Might and All for One duke it out in a near death defying fight that leaves All Might weak. Everyone watches the fight in horror to see All Might’s unpowered state. All for One is escorted out and into prison. Meanwhile, students’ safety becomes a top priority, so the principal arranges for students to live at dorms on campus. All class I.A. move into their dorms and make themselves at home.

A great way to introduce All Might’s rival in an epic battle. However, this made me feel for All Might after that fight. He now can’t use his quirk as usual. I was just disappointed that they only caught All for One, but not the League of Villains. I guess one less evil in this world is fine. The battle was pretty epic though. I do recommend buying the manga series in whole or as much as one can get because I know that I haven’t completed nor finished the series but this is to go towards support for the artwork and for Horikoshi to continue creating this world. I fell into a deep passionate obsession. At this point I’m too far invested as I had mentioned a few blogs back.

safety first, rescue later?

My Hero Academia Vol. 10 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 9/10

After surviving the attack from the League of Villains, they suffer some losses and one kidnapping of Bakugo. All are escorted to nearby hospitals for treatment. During this time, the teachers of U.A. talk with the police and proceed to have a press conference for how to go about rescuing. Also, they discuss future protection measures for the students at U.A. High. Meanwhile, Midoriya and some classmates decide to take matters into their own hands about saving Bakugo. Bakugo deals with the League of Villains trying to tempt him into the dark side but he doesn’t wish so. Pro Heroes arrive, but nothing is as it seems!

This manga was excellent because this demonstrates effort when it comes to planning a rescue. Seeing all the pro-heroes come together to work is so fun. There are new characters as well. We also see more League of Villains and the big boss. I find that the anime follows the manga really closely. I plan to do a comparison once I am done reading the manga series to the anime series that I had watched prior to obtaining the manga.

summer training camp goes wrong!

My Hero Academia Vol. 9 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 8/10

As Midoriya and his classmates survive day one of the summer training camp, they find themselves improving their quirks and strategies. The League of Villains attack and they have a mission to capture a U.A. student. Midoriya faces a challenge that will take more strength of his quirk than he ever had used. A student is kidnapped!

 I felt so bad for the attack on the summer camp training and how those villains continue to attack relentlessly. I mean I get it that they want to find the strongest student with the strongest quirk. This summer training arc is quite fun and even though there is an attack on the camp, the characters have more experience using their quirks. I feel that this allows them to see what they can do in crisis mode versus just simulated crisis modes. Its not great that they are under attack but hands on experience does good.

exams and summer camp?

My Hero Academia Vol. 8 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 8/10

Midoriya and his classmates take their exams and as they finish taking their exams, they speculate whether or not they passed. Some believe they did due to success and others, not so much the case. Once their exams are done, they are given results. All are eligible to go to Summer Training Camp. However, there are some students who didn’t pass the exams that have to do extra work during the Summer Training Camp. It’s their first day and training immediately begins. While they were training, the League of Villains plan their attack on the camp.

I found the summer training camp arc really humorous and heart felt. A lot of characters learn more about themselves and others. I was speculating that they all had passed their exams cause some of them didn’t fulfill the requirements to pass the exam but then there was a plot twist that should’ve been seen a mile away or pages away, but I forgot about the possibility. I am really and deeply invested in this manga series and too deep into this to back out. I have my best friend to thank and my boyfriend to thank.

fighting to survive !

My Hero Academia Vol. 7 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 9/10

Midoriya, Todoroki, and Iida are fighting for their lives against Hero Killer Stain. The pro heroes arrive to help and rescue them all. When they are escorted to the hospitals, the League of Villains are in shock and retreat. They have to regroup and form a new plan. Midoriya, Todoroki, and Iida are dealing with the police, since they don’t have licenses, they shouldn’t have done hero work. As a penalty they can’t tell anyone it was them that fought Stain, Endeavor takes the fame. Their classmates know the truth but keep it under wraps. Their next thing they have to worry about is their exams which forces them to be partnered up and fight one of the teachers. Unsuspecting matches are made, and this exam depends on their grades whether or not they get to go to Training Camp or not.

I did enjoy the continuation of the internship arc. I felt that this brought some characters closer together. As far as the rest of the manga volume with the League of Heroes regrouping and having to reform their plan was excellent. The artwork is so good and detailed with the fight scenes. I know I’ve mentioned how much I appreciate the artwork. Horikoshi is so good at artwork and storytelling. The pacing is just as excellent. Feels like there is no rush.

the festival continues and finishes with a bang

My Hero Academia Vol. 5 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 6/10

Midoriya and his classmates are in the final stages of the tournament. They find out who wins and well as rest after the pretty stressful and strenuous tournament activities. Not everyone rests easily as others do.

As I said in the previous book blog inquiry on the fourth volume, I don’t care for this tournament arc. I understand that others would find this interesting. I don’t but respect others. That’s why I didn’t skip over. I felt that whoever reads the manga, can come to their own conclusion about the arc. I had seen the anime, and this follows the anime.

let the festival begin!

My Hero Academia Vol. 4 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 6/10

Midoriya and his classmates are in the Sports Festival. They are competing, not only against others, but each other as well. Each student pitted against the other. The League of Villains are watching them and observing Midoriya and All Might extremely closely.

I can’t say much more about this manga volume because it’s the tournament arc that Horikoshi wrote. Not too big on this arc because its just the characters flaunting their quirks and trying to get attention for possible mentors and companies to send their invites due to these students’ abilities. There are some good and heart felt moments plus some character development as well for select U.A. students. If one is into tournament arc, I do suggest this one.

protect the students from the villains

My Hero Academia Vol.3 – Kohei Horikoshi

Heroes, villains, crime fighting, drama, comedy, manga, school, fiction.

Rating 7/10

During the fight on the USJ building, where the U.A. students were training at, All Might comes to fight. No one knows why but All Might know why. He is a target for his quirk that only a few people know and are aware of his quirk. The fight goes to the extreme and gets easier once the Pro-Heroes and teachers come to help the fight. The villains escape and retreat. After the students are transported out and to hospitals to be looked over, luckily only a few injuries. The school board and police work together to attempt to make the school safe to protect the students. The principal mentions the Sports Festival. All Might pulls Midoriya over to tell him to make himself an image during the Sports Festival, because there are a lot of prospective sponsors and groups looking at them to decide to make offers with the students who perform excellently. Midoriya and his classmates get ready for the Sports Festival and they find themselves wanting recognition by different companies or mentors.

I found this manga to be alright, mostly fight scenes and the whole sports festival story arc. So not that bad, just not my thing. There are plenty of good character interactions and some character development. I do find the sports festival to be a little distracting, but this helps with the plot because the students need to find mentors to further their academics and such. I just love the artwork because they really get into detail and the facial features of Bakugo really are fitting for his character. He is one of my favorites, despite his anger issues. Totally lovable. Just saying. It’s my best friend’s fault, she introduced me, and I fell into a deep hole of severe obsession and so did my boyfriend. Anyways, the writing is good and the artwork, as I said before, is equally great which is essential when it comes to reading manga in general.

illegal supers?

My Hero Academia Vigilantes Vol. 1

Story – Hideyuki Furuhashi

Art – Betten Court

Original Concept – Kohei Horikoshi

Superheroes, vigilantes, crime fighting, manga, young adult, fiction.

Rating 5/10

Koichi lives in a world where most of the population has a quirk, whether that quirk be useful or strange. He has a slide and glide quirk that doesn’t and isn’t impressive at all. When Knuckleduster arrives and tells Koichi that they must work together to fight as vigilantes, he doesn’t believe in the old man. Both save Pop Step from these villains who prove to be super powerful suddenly. Both investigate this weird occurrences and concluded that since no one is noticing these incidences that they must take matters into their own hands.

I read this because my boyfriend was so fascinated by the plot. I disagree. This feels very much like the main series but without hero fighting but just being vigilantes. I only liked one character, but she wasn’t the focus of the manga. This manga wasn’t my favorite and I prefer the other manga My Hero Academia over this one. There wasn’t much substance to the plot and felt more of a crime fighting rather than wholesome as My Hero Academia was.