Manga Review: My Hero Academia Vol 2

Hey all, Dani here.

Obviously I’ve been reading quite a bit of comic books, graphic novels, and manga lately. I guess I’ve just been in the mood for them. They’re usually fun quick reads and sometimes we just need that. Plus it’s cool to give your mind’s eye a break from imagining every detail. I mean these kinds of stories do have lovely illustrations.

Anyway, today I’m here with the second volume for this series. You can find my review of the first volume here. Now, I will say that I love the anime for this series as well and am very much anticipating season 3 next year. Until then I can keep myself occupied with reading the manga series. Right now there are only 10 volumes out, with the 11th one expected to be released in Feb 2018.

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Summary

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks” at age four? 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?

Getting into U.A. High School was difficult enough, but it was only the beginning of Izuku’s long road toward becoming a superhero. The new students all have some amazing powers, and although Izuku has inherited All Might’s abilities, he can barely control them. Then the first-year students are told they will have to compete just to avoid being expelled!

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 stars

I just love this series. Some of the Quirks are just so interesting, and it is fun to learn about all of the different characters. This particular installment starts to really show us more about Izuku Midoriya’s classmates.

One of my favorite parts about reading the manga is that there are behind the scenes details about the characters and how they developed. For example there are a couple Quirks given to the students that were originally planned for professional heroes, but it was changed to see how a person with a lot less training would handle things. Then there are characters like Tsuyu Asui, who was originally going to be a boy, but it was decided that more girl characters were needed. I can’t imagine Froppy being any other way.

Also, I’ll just go ahead and say it…Tsuyu is one of my favorite characters.

Plus, I think I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy superhero stories. There’s just something fun about stories with people who just happen to have unique abilities, especially when they decide to do something with them.

And I’m just curious to see how all the characters will develop. I want to see Todoroki reach a point where he embraces both sides of his power. I want to see more with Momo and Iida and Tokayami and Ochako. Oh, and I definitely want to see what happens with both Midoriya and All-Might as this journey continues.

I’m really glad my boyfriend and I decided to randomly try this series months ago. It has become one of our favorite shows…and I’m sure as soon as he starts reading these, he’ll love the manga too. I started reading them as soon as they arrived in the mail because I know I read much faster than he does.

Where to Buy

You can pick up a copy of My Hero Academia Vol 2 from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, Comixology, or your local independent book store.

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