Boku no Hero Academia
People are not born equal, a realization that 4-year-old Midoriya Izuku faced when bullied by his classmates who had unique special powers. Izuku was one of the rare cases where he was born with absolutely no unique powers. This did not stop Izuku from pursuing his dream, a dream of becoming a great hero like the legendary All-Might. To become the great hero he hopelessly wants to become, he now will join the ranks of one of the highest rated "Hero Academies" in the country: Yueiko. With the help of his idol All-Might, will he be able to claim the ranks and become a true hero?
Why You Should Read This:
Boku no Hero Academia is a manga very much in its infancy; however, it has the potential to be the next big thing.
The protagonist, Midoriya Izuku, starts off powerless and seems to have the personality of the wimp. A typical beta protagonist. Indeed, he is bullied in the first chapter and continues to be less than assertive. By the second chapter, you see that Izuku is not at all what he seems to be. He is smart. Izuku has studied many heroes and their tactics, and actively applies his brain during conflicts. He is driven. Izuku had to work hard to get where he is. He is balanced. So far, Boku no Hero Academia has not broken my suspension of disbelief. Unlike most Shounen protagonists, Izuku has yet to pull out significant 'hidden' power to win every fight.
With Boku no Hero Academia, you get a diverse cast of quirky characters, comedy, pacing, and a competent protagonist. The fact that All Might is a hilarious American superhero rip-off whose attacks are all named after American cities is just icing on the cake. If you liked early Naruto; specifically, the Chuunin Exam arc, you will love Boku no Hero Academia.
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