My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia

Vol. 1, Izuku Midoriya : Origin

Graphic Novel - 2015
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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.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA :, Viz Media,, 2015.
Edition: Shonen Jump manga edition.
ISBN: 9781421582696
Branch Call Number: GN Y HORI
Characteristics: 187 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Cook, Caleb D.


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Apr 22, 2020

This Is Really A Good Book! I hope i Can Read More!

LoganLib_Aavishka Oct 30, 2019

What a great start to a manga! Can't wait to read more.

Gr33nbird Sep 04, 2019

If you like superheroes, underdog stories, or rivalries, this manga is for you! The art style is fun--a mash up of classic Western superhero art and shonen manga style--with great movement and expression. The storyline has just the right amount of kitsch and whole lot of heart.

Apr 23, 2019

This volume sets the stage for Izuku Midoriya (a hero worshipper without a quirk) and All Might (the number one hero with an OP quirk). You'll also meet Katsuki Bakugo, the number one hero according to the manga's latest fan polls. All Might's role in Midoriya's path to heroism was too deus ex machina for me. Having said that, even if you don't attach to Midoriya's empathy-driven heroism, you might attach to Bakugo's motivation-driven heroism. By pitting Midoriya against Bakugo, the series pits the underdog against the prodigy, building a multifaceted rivalry between two budding heroes.

Feb 14, 2019

A strong start to one of my favourite manga/anime. Likeable characters, story. Overall, a good read.

RobertELPL Dec 15, 2017

Solid first volume in a new manga series. I'm always a big fan of shonen manga that has different characters with different super-abilities. It reminds me a lot of One Punch Man from the superhero angle, and Yu-Gi-Oh GX from the training school angle. I look forward to continuing the series.

Aug 24, 2017

definitely my favorite manga I have read. The main character goes from being a zero to a hero!

Mar 27, 2017

My Hero Academia is worth a read for anyone in the mood for a good superhero story.

Sep 24, 2016

My Hero Academia Vol 1 is the first edition of the My Hero Academia manga series. It follows a young boy named Izuku Midoryia and his life living in a world with people who have bizarre abilities without having any himself. I had a lot of fun reading this edition, especially since I'm a big fan of the anime series made from these books. All of the panels were very well drawn and I really enjoyed all the character designs. I find it inspiring how even though Izuku didn't have any powers like the rest of his classmates, he still had hope and passion. He persevered and did the right thing even though he had no reason to. For example when a villain was trying to kill Izuku's bully, he jumped in to save him even though that kid had been mean to Izuku. He still had compassion for his classmate despite being mean to Izuku and he put his own life at risk to save someone who most likely wouldn't do the same for him. In all, I really enjoyed this first edition and I cannot wait to keep on reading the series.
Rating: 5/5 stars @Audrey of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The plot for this story is that you follow a underdog, Midoriya Izuku. In this world, humans have gained superpower except a rare few. Midoriya is in that rare few. The story is pretty straightforward as he try's to be a hero with no power until his idol gives him a offer to become his successor. The characters are very well drawn and the plot is well executed. It gives the traditional shonen jump feel. The plot is very interesting however the pacing of the story is much slower than most shonen manga. I did feel myself getting attached to certain characters and liking some instantly. There are a few times in the print that they recycle some previous scenes ( which is fine ) but the way they did it was they shrank the scene to fit in a box, which made it hard to read. I highly recommend the book/series and give it a 4.5/5 stars.
- @QantiTB of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Feb 02, 2016

Very interesting art style and pretty cool story so far. Better than bleach and naruto in my opinion.


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Jul 22, 2019

Just like the synopsis says: the world has been populated by people with "quirks" or powers. It starts off a little slow and sad but if you make it half way through the action really kicks in and we get to see Midoriya blossom into the person/hero he's always wanted to be (similar to the 'Superman' of this world: All Might). This story really does seem like the typical "I want to be a hero" but it's about trusting yourself, not giving up and rooting for the under dog.


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