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Manga Review: My Hero Academia Vol 12

Hey all, Dani here.

It is Monday once again, and that means it is time for another Manga Monday review post. I really should sit down for a couple hours and write up a bunch of these posts, because I read quite a few volumes of manga, and sometimes it leads to weeks or months before I get around to writing and posting the review. So sometimes I feel like the reviews could be a lot better instead of good yet generic.

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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?

Class 1-A is working on developing their ultimate moves—a process that will test their strength and creativity in all-new ways! To help them out, Mei Hatsume, a student from the Support Class, is brought in to develop improvements to their costumes. The attention from Mei might be more than Midoriya can handle, but he’ll need every edge he can get to pass the next hurdle for the students of U.A.—the Provisional Licensing Exam!

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 stars

Ultimate moves. The return of Mei from the Support Class. The preparation for the Provisional Licensing Exam. Things are getting really interesting in this series, not that they weren’t interesting before. I just continue to be hooked by this series.

Oh, and to bring up my point about needing to be better about at least writing these reviews out closer to the time I finish reading volumes, I read this one back in July. Welcome to November, when the review is finally going up. I guess, on the plus side, I was also keeping up with the anime, so I experienced this part twice, so it isn’t completely shoved into the back of my mind.

I think working on their ultimate moves and figuring out what changes need to be made to their outfits is an intriguing one. It is cool to see the characters think about everything they have been through, and to see them identify strengths and weaknesses in their own abilities so they can find decent countermeasures.

Midoriya now focusing on his legs more than his arms leads him to some training with Iida, which I think is a pretty smart move.

And oh my goodness, Mei is such a persistent and slightly crazy character. But I enjoy her so much. She is obviously very into making all sorts of gadgets to help heroes. Making good products only means that she will be more successful in her own life and career. Even when she goes overboard, it is absolutely fascinating. And her interactions with her teacher because of all of it is amusing to me.

When I read this I remember being excited to see what would come in the Provisional Licensing Exam. I have gotten so attached to pretty much all of the characters, and it just makes it to where I want to see them succeed, even when the stakes seem pretty high or near impossible. It keeps me waiting for the release of the next volume so I can learn more. Quite simply, I love this series.

Where to Buy

You can pick up this and all other released volumes of My Hero Academia from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local indie bookstore.

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