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Manga Review: My Hero Academia Vol 20

Hey all, Dani here.

Just a few more days until Thanksgiving. Yumm…I’m already anticipating the turkey, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and especially the pie. But honestly, most of all, I’m excited for the time with family. Thanksgiving is my mom’s favorite holiday, so it is the one holiday I won’t miss–sometimes Christmas and Easter happen early or late, depending on schedules.

Anyway, I’m also hoping to accomplish some reading this weekend as well, because I’ve been feeling rather unaccomplished when it comes to my overall November reading progress. But it’s okay, because I was already way past my Goodreads goal for the year, so having a slow month is totally fine.

All right, let’s jump into today’s Manga Monday review post.

My Hero Academia Vol20

Book Details

Art and Story by: Kohei Horikoshi

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?

With All Might in retirement, Endeavor takes up the mantle of the number one hero, a position he’s coveted for years. But now that he has it, he’s not entirely comfortable with the responsibilities and risks that come with it—both heroes and villains are always gunning for number one. What does the future hold for Midoriya, and what do his dreams about One For All mean?

My Thoughts

Rating: 4.5 stars

Okay, I actually really liked this volume. I like seeing the ripple effects from All Might’s retirement, and the questions and situations that are brought up because of it. Who will be the next Symbol of Peace? How will the hero rankings shift? How do the relationships between so many of these characters evolve because of recent events?

Frankly, I’m really excited to get to delve deeper into this arc of the story, and I can’t wait to see what we learn about heroes and villains alike.

The way this volume ended was pretty action packed and for a hot second it left me reeling, thinking that more retirement and/or death was possible and likely for some characters. It was all pretty intense, and definitely fueled my anticipation for the next volume.

Damian and I totally need to catch up on Season 4 of the anime, which I don’t believe will make it up to this volume, but it should still hold some really exciting fights and developments. My Hero Academia remains one of my favorite manga/anime series (I should probably do a manga/anime recommendations post sometime soon-ish).

I look forward to diving into the next volume.

Where to Get a Copy

You can get your own copy from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local independent bookstore.

You can also check with your local library.

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