Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Manga Review: My Hero Academia, Volume 7, by Kohei Horikoshi

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: February 2017
Volumes: 14+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 6. 8.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Midoriya inherits the superpower of the world’s greatest hero, but greatness won’t come easy.

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?

Midoriya has learned a few tricks from Gran Torino, but some things just have to be experienced to be understood. Even though he’s not ready, when the League of Villains attacks in the town of Hosu, Midoriya rushes to help Ida, who is engaged in a life-or-death struggle with Hero Killer Stain. Stain has some very particular ideas about heroes and their place in society—and he means to purge every hero he can find!


The big battle with the Hero Killer concludes in this volume. It's an odd conclusion, at least for the Hero Killer, seeing where his mental state goes. Afterward, the group gets to see the aftermath of a public fight like that, the way the police have to balance things out.
There's a small break, where everyone gets back in class and we see what some of the others had been up to. Then the next big test comes, and each student is paired up and gets to fight a teacher. It's interesting to see who the teacher Midoriya gets to fight, but not a surprise who he's paired up with. I suppose we get to see a little more of Bakugo's past here, who he is as a person, but I still don't like him. Maybe he's supposed to be more sympathetic, but he's still a jerk. It'll be interesting to see if him and Midoriya can get passed that long enough to work together, though.
This is a fun series, and I do hope to pick up the next one soon. I like seeing how everyone is growing up.

 A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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