My Hero Academia is the Japanese superheroes and comedy manga series written and illustrated by Kouhei Horikoshi. The series began serialization in Weekly Shounen Jump and have been collected into 16 volumes in Japan, and 10 volumes in the English version as of January 4, 2018.
The story of the manga is set in a world where the majority of the population possess a superhuman ability called a “Quirk”. However, the main character, Midoriya Izuku, is a teenager who doesn’t have a Quirk, despite his longtime dream to become a superhero, until he’s approached by the world’s most well-known hero and his idol, All Mighty, who selects him to inherit his Quirk called “One For All”.
The manga series is licensed for English language release in North America by Viz Media, who released the first volume on August 4, 2015.
Volume 1 – Izuku Midoriya: Origin
Released on August 4, 2015
Middle schooler Midoriya Izuku wishes to become a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t received an ounce of superpower ability in him. Without having any chance of even getting into the famous U.A. high School for future heroes, his life is looking a lot more like a dead end. Then an encounter with his idol All Might, the best hero of them all, offers him an opportunity to change his destiny.
i really like this series! Kohei Horikoshi tells an amazing story with various characters and ever-evolving plot. Any fan of Superheroes genre must fully read this manga! My Hero Academia volume 1 is an excellent introduction to what is being touted as the next “big thing” in Shounen Jump manga. It is got interesting characters, exciting superpowers and a typical underdog story that is just starting to happen. If you are a fan of manga like Naruto, One Piece, or One-Punch Man, be sure you give this series a try!
Volume 2 – Rage, You Damned Nerd
Released on November 3, 2015
Getting into U.A. High School had been hard enough, but it was just the start of izuku’s long road toward to become a superhero. The new students all possess some incredible powers, and even though Izuku has inherited All Might’s abilities, he is able to barely control them. Then the first-year students are informed they must compete just to avoid being expelled!
The plot continues on. If you have watched the anime, this volume still might be a little boring to you because it goes through the events that people have already watched the anime. However, the artwork is addictive, the characters develop little by little, and Midoriya becomes braver and braver as time goes on. Which is truly fulfilling to read after seeing how he was bullied before.
Volume 3 – All Might
Released on February 2, 2016
A threatening gang of villains has assaulted the U.A. students, but their real target is All Might. It is all that Midoriya and his classmates can do to keep them off until reinforcements appear. All Might joins the battle to guard the students, but as his energy runs out, he may be forced into an incredibly dangerous bluff!
This can be the volume where things get fascinating. If you have watched the first season of anime that is – because here we reach the stage where the anime ended and get to know how to story progress. I was extremely fired up to know how things will turn out, how the students of class 1-A are developing. To my shock, plenty of declaration of rivalry took place but simultaneously it makes me pleased because this will create the chance to get to know them much better, on the deeper level.
Volume 4 – The Boy Born With Everything
Released on May 3, 2016
The U.A. High sports festival can be an opportunity for the future heroes to show their things and find a superhero mentor. The students have already struggled through a difficult preliminary round, but at this point, they need to team up to show they are competent at moving on to the next level. The entire country watching, and are also the shadowy forces that assaulted the academy.
The volume 4 really was enjoyable. The sports festival is raging on – and it’s not your regular sports event actually. Teamwork will be tested as well as individual abilities. In this volume, you will another character next to Midoriya which would be Todoroki! He’s powerful, but at the same time, we hardly know anything about him or his background and past. He’s so mysterious! In addition, he appears to be determined to win against Midoriya which gives a fantastic chance of Midoriya to come up with strategies to win on his own, as he still cannot really control his own abilities.
Volume 5 – Shouto Todoroki: Origin
Released on August 2, 2016
The final stage of the U.A. High sports event promise to be mind-blowing, as Uraraka takes on Bakugo in a head-to-head match! Bakugo never allows anyone a rest, and the crowd holds its breath as the battle starts. The finals will drive the students of Class 1-A to their limit and beyond!
Out of all the volumes that I have read up to now, this is among the most attractively executed volumes out there. It begins precisely from where it left off and plot armor can be virtually nonexistent in this volume. Actually, the match grew to become less about winning and much more about developing and this can be an incredible stylistic choice by Horikoshi.
Volume 6 – Struggling
Released on November 1, 2016
In the aftermatch of the sports event, the Class 1-A members start their internships. Midoriya goest to study under Gran Torino, who was once All Might’s mentor. Gran Torino is apparently a washed-up nutjob, but the old hero still has much more football team and Midoriya has a lot! Somewhere else, the League of Villains enacts another threatening plot and unleashes a frightening new opponent!
I am wishing we get to see what a number of others are doing, like Uraraka. I love her, and I want to see what the others are going through and studying. Apart from Midoriya, we mainly get to see what Ida is doing, because he is on the search for the Hero Killer, who assaulted his older brother. I like seeing them have more mature, and mastering their abilities. I like how hard Midoriya is practicing, too. Learning about himself and improving. I also like seeing how they interact, too, such as how Midoriya calls Todoroki assist and he shows up so swiftly.
Volume 7 – Katsuki Bakugou: Origin
Released on February 7, 2017
Midoriya has discovered several methods from Gran Torino, but some points just have to be experienced to be understood. Despite the fact that he is not prepared, when the League of Villains assaults in the city of Hosu, Midoriya rushes to assist Ida, who’s involved in a life-and-death struggle with Hero Killer Stain. Stain has several really specific ideas about heroes and their place in society – and he means to clear every hero he can find.
Plenty of things happening in volume 7. It begins where we left off with the continuation the Hero Killer. Then the students are back in school having some training sessions. We find out more background information on All Might and his “One For All”.
Volume 8 – Yaoyorozu Rising
Released on May 2, 2017
The U.A. students reached the practical part of their final exam, but they didn’t have a much to beat their own teachers to be able to pass! Paired with this rival Bakugo, Midoriya has to try to take on none other than All Might himself. Working together with Bakugo can be one thing, but is providing everything he is got to beat All Might more than Midoriya can handle? And in a close to the arena, Yaoyorozu and Todokoru withstand the same battle. Meanwhile, a menacing new enemy prepares to make a move.
Outstanding as even, volume 8 carries on the series’ wonderful character writing while offering awesomely choreographed action scenes and high-quality art. The series truly get much better along with every volume.
Volume 9 – My Hero
Released on August 1, 2017
It is off to summer camp for Midoriya and the U.A. High school students! But this is no regular vacation – it is high-impact training where the students are required to build up their Quirks even more! The teachers have set up a few tough challenges, but none is going to be as hard and as life-changing, as the danger, a new number of enemies poses. What is more painful is who the villains’ target is and why…
This can be a such an entertaining volume. pretty much a battle volume starts to finish but a number of other points are also happening. We start with training and finally reach a head-to-head with Class 1-A vs 1-B. While they’re out in the forest the Legion of Villains comes with a strike list to follow.
Volume 10 – All For One
Released on November 7, 2017
The League of Villains has kidnapped Bakugo, and the caused negative publicity has thrown U.A. right into a big uproar. With the public’s trust in heroes insecure, the faculty convenes to determine what to do. But Midoriya and the students of Class 1-A have strategies of their own – an operation to save Bakugo that could get them throughout of school!
At the tenth volume mark and this story continues to be going solid and remains interesting. This can be somewhat of a battle volume otherwise total battle then action-filled. Starting off where the last volume ended, mid-battle. The first half continues this arc with the villains retreating with a hostage. Following both the leaders and the students, individually plan strategies for getting their classmate back. Fascinating developments behind the scenes likewise.
Volume 11 – End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End
Released on February 6, 2018
Bakugo’s abduction by the League of Villains was a carefully determined move meant to draw out the heroes – All Might in particular – and kill them. Midoriya and his friends arranged on a rescue mission that ultimately pulls in not only All Might but also several other heroes! The casualties mount, until finally, the mastermind of the plot appears – All for one, the only villain powerful enough to take on All Might head-to-head and maybe win!
Volume 12 – The Test
Released on April 3, 2018
Class 1-A is focusing on developing their greatest moves – a process that will test their power and creativity in all-new methods! To aid them out, Mei Hatsume, a student from the Support Class, is introduced to develop improvements to their costumes. The attention from Mei could be more than Midoriya can handle, but he will require every edge he can get to pass the next hurdle for the students of U.A. – the Provisional Licensing Exam!