Monday, April 30, 2018

Manga Review: My Hero Academia, Volume 10, by Kohei Horikoshi

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5-4
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: November 2017
Volumes: 18+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 9. 11.

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?

The League of Villains has grabbed Bakugo, and the resulting negative publicity has thrown U.A. into a huge uproar. With the public’s trust in heroes threatened, the faculty convene to figure out what to do. But Midoriya and the students of Class 1-A have plans of their own, even if their operation to rescue Bakugo could get them thrown out of school!


The volume starts with the continued training camp attack. Bakugo is captured, and they try to save him before it's too late. The heroes are unsure what he's wanted for, but it appears that they believe Bakugo can be convinced to join the villains.
I'm actually surprised by how Bakugo handles the villains attempts to turn him. It very much seems that he would want to be a villains, and I think I might have missed an earlier volume where he said he wanted otherwise. He's very sure of his goals and desires, though, and that was interesting to see, given how villain-like he can be.
The group has a small recovery, and planning, period. And then there's a big showdown. It seems to be going well one minute, and then a big twist is thrown in; we also get to finally meet the real big bad guy. The next volume should be interesting, to see where that goes next with the cliffhanger.

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

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