Hey all, Dani here.
It’s Monday again, so that must mean that it is time for yet another Manga Monday review post. We are also just days away from Damian and I getting the keys to our new house. It’s so exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. So much of our apartment is packed up in boxes already, but we still have a decent amount left to pack. And then there’s all the cleaning we have to do. I am so not looking forward to all that cleaning. But I suppose I should get used to it. Our house is twice the size of our apartment, so we’ll be doing a lot more cleaning there. I’m hoping we can make up a cleaning schedule and keep to it.
Anyway, you’re here to listen to me talk about books, not other real life shenanigans. Let’s just jump into the review.
Story: Hideyuki Furuhashi
Art: Betten Court
Idea: Kohei Horikoshi
Not everyone needs a license to fight for justice!
In a superpowered society, there is nothing ordinary about evil anymore. Heroes, trained and licensed to protect and defend the public against supervillains, stand above all the rest. Not everyone can be an official hero, however, and there are those who would use their powers to serve the people without legal sanction. But do they fight for justice in the shadows, or for reasons known only to themselves? Whatever they fight for, they are called…vigilantes.
Koichi and his “friends”—Kazuho, a.k.a. Pop Step, and the mysterious Knuckleduster—have teamed up to protect their neighborhood (unofficially, of course). But even petty criminals with Quirks can be dangerous, and taking them on shows Koichi that he’d better not underestimate them. Sizing up the opposition is important, especially when some of the villains are definitely out of Koichi’s league and more sinister threats lurk in the shadows…
Rating: 5 stars
With the first volume, I liked it, but I wasn’t completely sold on it. This volume really started to draw in a lot of elements we already know from the main series, and I feel like Vigilantes is starting to hit its stride.
It was cool to see Tenya Iida’s brother playing a role in this one. I even like how he gives advice to Koichi. It’s just cool to see a licensed hero helping out a vigilante. They both want to do good and help those around them, so it makes sense to me.
I liked a few of the revelations in this volume, and am really curious to see how the story continues from here. I read this pretty much as soon as I got it, and then it took Damian about two or three months before he finally got around to it. Wanting to talk about it and yet not wanting to spoil the revelations for him was so difficult for me. But I loved finding out why Pop Step acted as she did, and why Koichi is stuck being a vigilante when it is clear that he wants to be an official hero.
I’m sure there will be far more to come in the upcoming volumes.