In this volume, we're finishing up with villains who broke into the USJ by displaying All Mights heroics and a save from a few other teachers. Then it’s time for the UA Sports Festival, which is as popular as the Olympics were before everyone developed quirks. Event one is an obstacle course around the arena, complete with killer robots, tightrope walking, and a mine field. All Might talks to Deku beforehand about using the sports festival to announce to the world that he was a serious hero, and what better way to do that than winning the obstacle course! Of course, this paints a huge target on his back for the second event, coming in the next volume.
A sports festival is a fun way to introduce some more minor characters, mainly the ones from other classes who are vying for top spots in Class A. We also get a lot more of Todoroki, which I’m very excited about. Kacchan ticks off everyone like usual, but his tough guy exterior and hatred for Deku is getting old. There is also a lot of build up in the competitiveness and relationship between Deku and Todoroki, which I'm glad for because Todoroki is much more interesting than Kacchan.
The age rating for this volume says Teen, but then it says "Recommended for ages 16 and up.", which would mean it should be Teen Plus. VIZ.com rates this volume for Teen, so I'm going to assume there is a typo. Either way, there is nothing inappropriate in this volume that would make it more suitable to older teens.
Sara's Rating: 10/10
Suitability Level: Grades 7-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2
Tags: Rating: 10/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Superheroes, School-Age, Action Adventure
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