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Old 2014-07-10, 20:31   Link #1
poisui
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Boku no Hero Academia



Name: Boku no Hero Academia
Associated Names: 僕のヒーローアカデミア; My hero Academia
Mangaka: Horikoshi Kouhei

Brand new Weekly Jump serialization!

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The story is set in the modern day, except people with special powers have become commonplace throughout the world. A boy named Izuku Midoriya has no powers, but he still dreams.
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Old 2014-07-10, 21:25   Link #2
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Oh snap, a new series from Horikoshi!? Sweet! Hopefully, this one lasts longer than either Oumagadoki or Bulge (I'm still sad about the latter's cancellation....).


Anyways, I'm guessing this is a superhero series similar to Onepunch-Man? Hope a translation for this comes out soon....
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Old 2014-07-11, 05:48   Link #3
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I wonder if it manages to be longer than Sensei no Bulge.
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Old 2014-07-18, 11:27   Link #4
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With the current lineup for jump, I think it will get a hard time going on the upper level/tier of the magazine. Though who knows, hoping that it will turn the tides up specially that I find this more interesting than the other 2 new titles which are condor and yoakemono.
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Old 2014-07-18, 20:51   Link #5
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Chapter 2:

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Old 2014-07-20, 12:15   Link #6
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Chapter 3:

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Old 2014-08-14, 10:28   Link #7
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Chapter 1 just got translated into English.

So far, it looks good and the characters are interesting. I can't help but feel bad for Izuki, but hey, he's going to get somewhat strong if poisui's spoilers are right.
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Old 2014-08-14, 12:10   Link #8
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a main character that trains to become strong is cliche but a cliche idea done in an entirely new method and scenario is what is keeping the anime manga world alive so this old idea given a new form really is refreshing but still i sincerely hope they don't axe this
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Old 2014-08-14, 16:04   Link #9
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Old 2014-08-14, 16:17   Link #10
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^There's no way the kid could have had the money to go that route. But it might have been interesting if he had gone the Boy Wonder route.
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Old 2014-08-14, 16:32   Link #11
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Izuku doesn't have an "individuality," so he doesn't really have a power, per say. What he uses is like brute strength more than anything else (Think of All Might's attacks). Izuku's sheer strength is really strong, but his body is really weak. When he uses his sheer strength, his body takes a great deal of damage. Also, his strength can only activates during certain conditions; ie: someone needs to be saved.
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Old 2014-08-14, 17:10   Link #12
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Wanted him to be the new shiage (to aru majutsu no index -> character from this novel)
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Old 2014-08-14, 22:00   Link #13
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Hey, there's finally a translation for this series! Of course, said translations could be better, but..... eh, whatcha gonna do.



Anyway, I'm a little surprised nobody made the OPM comparisons yet, lol (I mean, the heroes even have rankings, right?). Anyway, it is interesting to see the MC already gain strength so soon after the first chapter. I'm also curious as to whether or not that kid with the explosion powers will still remain something of a rival to Izuku (maybe even becoming a supervillain), or they'll eventually team up together to fight crime....?



BTW, something interesting I noticed is that the giant villain shown in the first chapter's color spread (as seen in the first post) looks nearly identical to the villain from the first chapter of Bulge:





^Like seriously, just slap some dreadlocks on him, and they'd practically be the same character, lol. That being said, I do look forward to more of Horikoshi's character designs. I already like the tree ninja and firefighter hero's designs, in particular.
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Old 2014-08-14, 22:20   Link #14
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^There's no way the kid could have had the money to go that route. But it might have been interesting if he had gone the Boy Wonder route.
Since he's going to a Hero school, I'm sure there'll be some professor/teacher that's obsessed with building 'equipment' for Heroes, and he can end up being his lab assistant to help 'test' them out.

Well, I guess the OPM method could be fine too.
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