I’m going to be honest from the get-go; My Hero Academia is one of my favourite manga titles. Period.
A review of My Hero Academia which is also known as Boku no Hero Academia. It tells the story of a boy named Izuku Midoriya who lives in a world where the majority of the public possess a super-power while he, in fact, does not.
What My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア) Is About
Author(s): Kohei Horikoshi
Artist(s): Kohei Horikoshi
Known As: My Hero Academia, BnHA, HeroAca, Kahramanlık Akademim, MHA, Mi academia de héroes, My Hero Academia, My Hero Academia: Akademia Bohaterów, Моя геройская академия, אקדמיית הגיבורים שלי, أكاديمية بطلي, ഹീറോ അക്കാദമി, มายฮีโร่ อคาเดเมีย, ヒロアカ, 僕のヒーローアカデミア, 我的英雄学院, 我的英雄學院, 나의 영웅 아카데미아
Official Translation(s): English, Japanese
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Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Superhero, Drama
A Small Synopsis
Izuku Midoriya’s greatest wish is to become a hero in a world where everybody possesses as super-power… Except for him.
Where to read My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア)
The official version can be found online here.
You can also find copies of the manga on sites such as Amazon.
What Is Good About My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア)
This manga is pretty straightforward in terms of storytelling and worldbuilding:
A society where everybody has a power of some kind. There are heroes that protect civilians from villains and to become a licensed hero, you have to attend a special school.
Simple enough yet it’s written so interestingly and flawed, you SEE the good and bad of this “hero society” as a whole. As a big fan of both the manga, the spinoff Vigilantes and of course, the anime, I find it enjoyable to see that this world isn’t all positive and just.
Horikoshi has this really awesome ability to make the majority of his characters extremely likeable and relatable.
Excluding a personal few of my own (cough, Overhaul, cough), I really love that the author gives the heroes AND villains good traits and flaws. While the more villainous characters can be sympathetic, they do share bonds with each other and often have legitimate reasons why they believe the system in place needs to be changed.
I think I began noticing this during the Hosu Arc where the Hero Killer makes his debut.
What Is Bad About My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア)
Is that even a word? Meh, whatever.
What I mean by this entry is mainly aimed at the supporting cast. My Hero Academia has SO MANY characters that have mysterious/interesting personality traits and pasts yet we’re barely seen it. The author does an amazing job at getting us invested in even the smallest characters, now if only we could see them develop more…
If you’re a fan of coming-of-age stories with action and superheroes thrown into the mix, then I’d say My Hero Academia is the next manga for you to check out. Plus Ultra!
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