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Manga Review: My Hero Academia Vol 10

Hey all, Dani here.

Wow, I just realized that I have been really lazy this month when it comes to blog posts. I am sorry. Between starting the month with a vacation, and then work, and life, I have just been really tired the past couple of weeks. I think we’ve eaten more fast food or pizza delivery than anything else, because I wasn’t even up to doing the dishes. But we actually did some adulting over the weekend, and my dishes are clean, so cooking meals can continue again finally.

Which means I should also be trying to get back into the swing of writing up posts. So here we are at the review for the 10th volume of My Hero Academia. I recently read Volume 14, so I’m almost caught up with reviews for this series. Of course, I’m still planning on tackling a reread of Fullmetal Alchemist, and then I’d like to read all of Fairy Tail, so I have plenty more manga to get through.

Anyway, let’s just jump into the review.

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Summary

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!

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 stars

The villains have Bakugo and everything is getting pretty intense in the lives of the class 1-A students. Of all of the students the villains could have taken, I find it ridiculous that they took one of the most volatile. Now, fine, I get that they think his personality means that he will be potentially an easy sway to the dark side, but they don’t have the privilege of knowing this character like the reader does. While he is brash and egotistical and all, he is very much of the mindset of being a hero.

Then we have the rest of the 1-A class, and this volume really leads to conflict between them. Some very much want to rush in and try to find a way to save Bakugo. Others remember what they were told after previous encounters with villains and are adamant about letting the professional heroes and the police do their jobs. It is interesting to see which characters side which way, and how they present their arguments to the others. The character development with this volume is outstanding.

I actually just watched this part in the anime as well, and it was just so well done. This is definitely one of my favorite series, and I cannot wait to see what happens as it all continues.

Where to Buy

You can pick up this (or any other) volume from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local indie bookstore.

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