My Hero Academia (Volume 26)


God I love this series. Just inject it into my veins.

This is probably my favorite volume in a while just because of HOW MUCH happened within these 200 pages. Not a ton in terms of the overall war between the heroes and villains, but gosh, so much character development. We see Deku, Bakugo and Todoroki join up with Endeavor’s hero agency and begin to learn how to expand their powers with his help. Endeavor remains an awful human but he is recognizing that he has been horrible for years in the past and wants to atone for his actions toward his family. He doesn’t expect forgiveness but he wants to try to make things at least slightly better. For me, it’s a little bit of a “too little too late” situation, but we’ll see how it manifests in the future. Deku and Bakugo are being surprisingly mature about the whole situation and support their friend, even when they end up having to participate in the most awkward family dinner ever.

In another storyline, Aizawa and Present Mic are pulled away from the school just as the students get back from their work studies in order to check out something in the prison. There they find out the Nomu have the essence of a dead person within them and the one that is inside Kurogiri is their old childhood friend, Shirakumo. Gran Torino implores them to speak with Kurogiri about their lives as teens in UA High School in the hopes that it awakens something within him. For a moment, it does seem to work, and that they can see Shirakumo within the mist of Kurogiri, but they don’t get a lot of information out of him. I totally loved this whole bit because Aizawa is my absolute favorite character in the series and seeing his long-time relationship with Present Mic flashback to their teen days is really fun.

MHA rules. Everything keeps building more and more with every volume and I am just SO INTO IT.

Title: My Hero Academia (Vol 26)
Author: Kohei Horikoshi
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781974719778

Three Descriptors: Hopeful, Action-packed, Dramatic

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