Hey all, Dani here.
This cabin is soooo relaxing. We’ve made some really good food, relaxed both in and outside the cabin, gone for a hike on the private trails, and definitely enjoyed the hot tub day and night. It has been such a great trip, and I don’t think we’re ready to go home tomorrow. Oh well, I guess we can’t just take the cabin hostage and stay here forever.
Can I say that I’m just really sad that the cabin has better internet than we have at home?
Anyway, welcome back to Manga Monday, where I post reviews about volumes of manga I’ve been reading. Because of how many backlisted volumes I had, I’ve upped my Manga Mondays to two reviews–except the first Monday of the month, which dedicates one post to Calendar Girls. I actually need to check my backlist titles for review so I can start scheduling those out as well.
Today I am bringing you the newest release in a superhero manga series, and it is one that I was lucky enough to be approved for a few days early on NetGalley. So thank you to VIZ Media LLC and NetGalley for allowing me to read this title a smidge early. This opportunity did not affect my rating or review in any way. This is one of my auto-buy series, and as this particular volume is now available for everyone, I can say that I already have a finished copy on my shelves.
All right, let’s jump into the review.
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication Date: June 2, 2020
ISBN: 197471120X (ISBN13: 9781974711208)
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?
A new player emerges in the underground world of villains in the form of the Meta Liberation Army. Led by the CEO of the Detnerat Corporation, the MLA is preparing for a new metahuman revolution. In their eyes, the League of Villains is an obstacle to be removed, but Tomura and his band of miscreants aren’t about to go down quietly. It’s army versus league in all-out war, and dominance must be established.
Rating: 5 stars
This was an entire volume filled with villains. It was a complete villain vs villain situation, and wow, that was actually really interesting to me. If any heroes were involved it was only for a few panels, maybe a page max. Of course, Hoshikori has said that we’ll be getting back to our young heroes and such next volume, so I’m curious to see how all of the events from this situation affects them.
We actually learned quite a bit about both Tomura and Twice in this one. And honestly, my favorite kind of villain is one that has depth to them. And yes, I do like both redeemable villains as well as irredeemable ones. But when it comes to Twice, I don’t know, I think maybe he could possibly have a redemption arc. At the very least we saw him have a pretty cool breakthrough in this volume. No spoilers, but oh my goodness, was it good.
There will definitely be some consequences from some of the actions in this volume. That is absolutely for sure. I am looking forward to reading the next one.