Monday, December 10, 2018

Manga Review: My Hero Academia, Volume 14, by Kohei Horikoshi

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August 2018
Volumes: 21+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 13. 15.

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?

Summer vacation is over, and it’s back to school for the students of U.A. High! But before classes can get started, Midoriya and Bakugo need to settle a beef between them that’s been a long time coming. Even if they can get past this bump in the road on the way to becoming superheroes, the hurdles just keep getting higher and higher—the hero work studies in the upcoming year will bring them even closer to their goal…or their destruction!


We finally get to see Deku and Bakugo fight. This whole series has been leading up to this, honestly. It's a good fight, too, and I was even a little surprised with the turnout of it. Thankfully, though, All Might confronts them about it, and they get punished for fighting.
School starts back up, and Deku and Bakugo are punished by being grounded to the dorm. When they finally get to join class again, they all get to meet the star third-years, who are supposedly there to give them advice. They get a real-life demonstration, instead.
After all of that, and while in the background the villains are scheming and thinking of working together for something bigger, Deku is taking the opportunity to do a work study and running with it. He wants to get better, and he wants to do it now, so he's doing everything he can think of to do it. The guy he ends up trying to work under is an interesting one, he seems straight-laced, but actually thinks laughter is the most important thing. Deku's not funny, but thankfully they're both obsessed fans of All Might.
It looks like the villains are going to make another big appearance soon, and I'm intrigued to see what happens with this new one.

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

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