After the Sports Festival, pro hero associations have set their sights on the students at U. A., and offered them internships based on their performances. That means, the students will have to come up with their hero aliases, and there are some great ones! Once the students have solidified their aliases and chosen where they want to apprentice, it's off for several days of instruction from the Pros. Ida has chosen an association in Hosu City, where a major villain, Hero Killer, has attacked and killed many heroes, including maiming Ida's older brother! Deku is scouted by one of All Might's former teachers, Gran Torino, who is a rather strange, but effective, teacher. On the way to some practical training, Gran Torino and Deku get waylaid in Hosu, where Ida is in trouble!
After the epic-ness of the Sports Festival, I was worried there wouldn't be a fun story right away to engage our readers and characters, but I was wrong. The Hero Killer character is interesting, and there is some depth to his motives as a villain, unlike the previous villain group we saw with their singular motivation of killing All-Might. I also really like to see Deku work through his power. The way his mind works through problems is really interesting. There was a little bit of timeline confusion with Ida's portion of the storyline, but it comes together towards the end.
The illustrations in this volume were again beautiful and detailed. There is so much packed into even a single panel of this story.
All in all, this was another great adventure with quite the cliffhanger.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 7-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4, vol 5
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
ISBN: 9781421588667 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Superheroes, School Life, Action Adventure, VIZ Media
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