My Hero Academia Manga Volume 1
About My Hero Academia Manga Volume 1
My Hero Academia volume 1 features story and art by Kohei Horikoshi.
What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called "Quirks" at age four? 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?
Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn't got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny...
- Publisher: VIZ BOOKS
- Media: Manga
- Genre: Action, Science Fiction
- Themes: Battles, Powers, School Life
- Age Rating: 13+
- Release Date: 8/4/2015
- Page Count: 192
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Written Language: English
Ratings & Reviews
"Quirky" shounen with very cool character designs and fights.
I picked this up because superheroes, and it certainly does not fail to impress. The art, while sometimes not the most detailed, is very great for expression and also allows for kinetic scenes in combat or other action-y segments. And when the art does dip into a more detailed or atypical art style, it's a strong sign that things are probably about to get either serious, awesome, or seriously awesome. While the plot isn't revolutionary (kid wants to be a hero, runs into famous idol, becomes mentored by said idol), its the world that the series is starting to reveal and hint at (heroes as a profession, mass empowerment, etc) and the details that really make this stand out.
You Can Be A Hero!
It's rare to see a superhero story that's well executed. It's even rarer to see one tackle the same themes as My Hero Academia. On top of being a fantastical story about Deku and his road to becoming a hero, you get many different perspectives on what it means to be a hero. Beyond that, you see questions posited like "what is 'good'?" and "what is the 'correct' action?"
At its core, it is a shounen series that keeps many of the classical shounen tropes, but it puts a spin on some of them in interesting ways; a protagonist who is rarely the strongest, a rival who seems more like an antagonist, and a best girl who seems barely human.
I really love My Hero Academia and the first volume gets the whole experience off to a good start. Definitely a must-have in any fan's collection.
by 8 -
Academia definitely starts off strong- the story of a kid who wants nothing more than to become a hero and save the world, works hard at it every day/ worships and studies heroes endlessly, even though he's powerless, frequently bullied, and written off by everyone who meets him. That is, until he shows his mettle and impresses the greatest hero on the planet- All Might.
This volume is probably the strongest of the series available so far, if just for the emotional heft it delivers and the interesting world it sets up. The next few volumes are a bit more standard-shounen fair, but they are executed so well and are just so cool that they still come off as incredibly fun. Looking forward to more releases, and seeing where the story will go.
by Joaquin -
I'm in love with My Hero Academia, and I'm really happy my copy was perfect when it arrived home. I'll waste no time and start reading it right away! Don't miss it!
by Osiris -
I've have all the volumes that are currently out in english because I couldn't wait for the next episode of the anime installment and I have to say the manga is a lot better a lot, I mean the art is just amazing, and the fact that the author talks about the characters and how there are character designs just makes it feel like I know the author a little more than I did before knowing nothing about them! I absolutely loved it! I'm going to buy the rest of the volumes when they're released and I'll buy them here because this is where I buy all my manga and anime stuff!
Not your typical superhero manga!
by Kim -
I honestly enjoy reading MHA and following Deku's adventure to being a superhero! He's born with no quirk (superpower) but he dreams of attending UA Academy and following the steps of his idol superhero, All Might. Deku meets All Might and finds out about All Might's secret: he's limited to his superhero form and needs to find a successor to his quirk: One for All! This strength superpower gets passed down throughout the ages!!!
Deku proves himself to be courageous and full of superhero qualities in this volume, with or without any quirks.
It's a definite read for anyone who comes from a Marvel/DC comics background and want to try some manga! All Might is drawn as a Golden Age hero, which is kinda hilarious in contrast to the typical shonen manga style.
A new era of Shonen Jump
by Cool Guy -
My Hero Academia is a very simple manga. Everyone has super powers , but our main protagonist Izuku. It builds up this entire super hero society just by looking at the back of the book. All the super hero endorsements are hilarious. It also shows that having ultimate or even unlimited power makes you fit to be a hero. It truly shows that the basic human trait of helping someone in need is all that it takes. It's the type of manga that makes you feel not only inspired , but in better terms just feel good. It's something that i'd recommend to anyone regardless of age or preference.