My Hero Academia, Vol. 1, Paperback Book

My Hero Academia, Vol. 1 Paperback

Part of the My Hero Academia series

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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...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Manga
  • ISBN: 9781421582696



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AUG 04 - Another superhero manga and this has been my favourite. The characters are high school age but the whole story is fun and like a slice of life story crossed with battle manga, though not much battling goes on in the first volume. Our main character does not have a "quirk" in this future society where 80% of the people are now born with "quirks" which is the new name for superpowers. He still wants to be a hero though and attend Hero University. When word gets out about a heroic deed he performed saving a life without regard to his own, the hero All Might takes him on as a protege and what transpires for most of the book is a Karate Kid training mentorship between the two. The last chapters of the book have him starting high school and meeting other hero teens. Lots of development on the main group of characters. This is more a comedy/humour manga and the school environment already seems to be giving off a Harry Potter vibe keeping me interested to see where the next volume will take the plot.

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