Illustrated by Yusuke Murata
Genos and Saitama take the entrance exam for the Hero Association. Despite Saitama's excellent physical scores, he tanks the written portion and comes out with a Class C ranking in the 500s. Genos, on the other hand, becomes a Class S rank, the highest ranking! (lots of rating scales in Japan go C, B, A, S) Despite outranking him as a hero, Genos continues to ask for advice from Saitama. He then informs Saitama that as a Class C hero, he must complete at least one heroic deed a week, and the week's almost up! Saitama frantically searches the city for a villain to punch, but instead finds more heroes who think he's a villain, until he has a run in with Sound-O-Sonic once again, and fulfills his quota. The bonus chapters give us a peak into young Saitama as he is training (so he still has hair), and it's quite humorous.
So, I initially though the Hero Association was going to be boring, but of course ONE has a way to turn it on its head by having Saitama achieve such a low rank. While we all know he is stronger than all the S-Class heroes, he will have to struggle with mis-identification for probably several volumes. This series continues to be hilarious and not what you expect at all. The detail going into the other heroes and villains in this volume is outstanding.
Teen is still an adequate rating for this series, having nothing in this volume to raise it above being suitable for 7th grade and above.
Sara's Rating: 10/10
Suitability level: Grades 7-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
ISBN: 9781421564616 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 10/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Superheroes, Action Adventure, VIZ Media
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