In a world where eighty percent of the populace has developed a quirk, Izuku Midoriya dreams of one day becoming a superhero even though he is quirkless. On the way home from school he is attacked by a villain who seeks to use Midoriya’s body to escape from the heroes.
Number one hero, All Might shows up in the nick of time and rescues Midoriya. Desperate for some advice, Midoriya tags along and discovers All Might’s true identity. He advises Midoriya to give up on his dreams and that he should focus on doing something he would be more suited to.
Deflated, Midoriya heads home only to find Bakago, the school bully being attacked by the same villain. With no heroes able to stop it and All Might struggling to maintain his hero form, Midoriya rushes in, inspiring All Might, who may just yet have another secret to reveal.
I am a huge fan of superhero stuff and right now, this is my absolute favourite thing in the genre. This is such a brilliant story with a real variety of characters and abilities. The relationship between All Might and Midoriya is brilliant.
Honestly, I can’t think of a single character I don’t like. Every one of Midoriya’s classmates and teachers are interesting and the dynamics between them all is fascinating. In fact, everything fits so neatly together I’m starting to think the writer and illustrator of the manga series, Kōhei Horikoshi is a freaking genius.
There are so many feel-good moments that it’s almost impossible to list them all. Midoriya first utilising his powers to save Ochako from the giant robot was so satisfying. Even the training montage on the beach brought a new wave of good feels. Then there are all the subtle Star Wars references proving that Horikoshi is just another fanboy like the rest of us. This is a great series. I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.