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.

Bakugo VS Midoriya

My Hero Academia Vol.2 – Kohei Horikoshi

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

Rating 8/10

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,

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.


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.