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Manga Review: My Hero Academia Vol 14

Hey all, Dani here.

Welcome to another Manga Monday! And I am happy to say that I am almost completely caught up on this series. Volume 16 was just released this month, and I’ve already read it, so I can prep up the rest of my posts for it. It also means that I am getting close to needing to do a binge read of a bunch of manga to keep this post series going. But that is totally fine, because I greatly enjoy reading graphic novels and manga.

Okay, let’s just go ahead and 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?

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!

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 stars

So this particular volume is towards the end of season three of the anime, and the fight between Midoriya and Bakugo was super interesting to me. I have always been intrigued by the dynamic between these two, because they could be great rivals that help to push each other to be better heroes, or their rivalry could end up pushing one of them in a darker direction, or at least that’s how I feel about it.

What I also love about what this volume could mean for the series is us getting to see more from the students in class 1-B, because they will be having more courses in common with class 1-A. I like getting to learn more about other characters and their Quirks.

But what I am also starting to enjoy with the continued progression of these characters’ paths to becoming heroes, is that with the Provisional License Exam behind them, they can actually go for work study and get some official real-world experience. It should mean a lot more growth to the characters and to how they utilize their Quirks to save people while also taking down the bad guys.

Where to Buy

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

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