Can someone highlight why is this good? I've seen an Tsuna-like protagonist, which is not a good thing.
It makes a long time since I read Reborn! but If I remember correctly Tsuna was a weak kid that was forcefully given power from reborn and was forced through every Mafia related situation in a way or another. He was a kid that mainly only cared about his girl crush and was always complaining about the things Reborn forced him into.
Now, Midoriya is a boy with a dream. Become a hero, but he doesn't have power, but even then he go forward trying to get that dream. Because he doesn't have powers he studies every Hero and Wannabe Hero powers from the best uses of their abilities to the best counters of them and also studies what to do in heroic situations.
Even with all that work he realizes it isn't enough for him to turn into a hero, but his favorite idol appears before him and makes a proposition, transfer his power to him, he rapidly and with certainty accepts that proposition.
Yep he is always a wreck of nervous and negativity until now, but that is because not only he is weaker and inexperienced compared to the others that have their own abilities and have it since kindergarten, but because he thinks he isn't good enough and sees failure as the most probable event to occur.
How is Tsuna, the guy that gets forced to do things by getting shot in the face, like Midoriya that even when thinking he will not be able to do something forces himself to at least try.
Tried to preorder the first volume, but it's sold out on Amazon Japan. Guess that's a good sign.....
Midoriya is similar but is a willing protagonist. Tsuna was unwilling since jump street and became the reluctant hero.
Different character type, but looks and some personality traits are similar.
It looks like volume 1 of Boku no Hero Academia is selling really fast as same speed as Naruto's new volume:
Didn't it came out today? And already sold out? Daaaaang, that's good.
I have to say that I'm very impressed with this story as of right now. It's taking a popular, yet common topic and adding an original twist. The characters are well written and the story execution is very impressive/getting more impressive.
Here’s how Naruto should end: Last panel is Naruto standing proudly over Konohagakure. Slowly zoom out to reveal Luffy staring into a snowglobe with a miniature Konoha inside it. Usopp asks him what he’s doing. Luffy replies “Thinkin’ bout ninjas! Ninjas are cool!” and then chucks it off the ship
I'll see if I get the time to read this manga.
I want to believe too big guy
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My thoughts on MHA and Horikoshi:
When I read the first chapter, I was just thrilled that Horikoshi was back—that he hadn’t been discouraged by his second cancellation and that he’d grace the world with his manga again! That the first chapter also happened to be Romance Dawn-level brilliant (doubtlessly it will be remembered as iconic as well, for all the emotion and sheer heart it exudes) was just icing on the cake. I used to feel really sad that Bulge never got anywhere, thinking he’d be discouraged from trying again if it was cancelled and it was still pretty decent and he’d improve over time if allowed to. Now I’m glad it got cancelled, because MHA is magic and absolutely deserves its explosion of recognition. And I was a fool for thinking a born mangaka of Horikoshi’s caliber would be discouraged by a mere obstacle like two cancellations.
At first, I was legitimately curious how Izuku would become a hero without a quirk, so I was kinda disappointed when he ended up being granted one—though he did work extremely hard just to earn a place on the starting line, like he said. I was also initially more disappointed than amazed when he smashed the giant robot in the third chapter—already at full power!? Finally, I had misgivings about the setting: surely the whole world of superheroes concept had been run into the ground?
But then Horikoshi started impressing me with his solid, extremely likeable characters and I was hooked for good. In fact, the world of superheroes setting, in many ways, is PERFECT for Horikoshi’s strengths.
- First and foremost, his character designs! They’re Oda-level varied, creative, and full of that vim of life that’s hard to pinpoint exactly.
- The honest-to-a-fault goody-two-shoes protagonist he seems to love, which is well-suited to the occupation of heroism.
- Characters that don’t take themselves too seriously—they’re vying for the right to wear spandex, after all. And they have that cartoony feel to go with it.
I read in the inside cover of Vol. 1 that this time around he’s simply drawing a manga that’s fun for him personally, and you can really tell.
For one, his artstyle is so expressive, and that’s what manga is all about to me. Contrast this with BLEACH, where the only expressions are smug superiority 1 and smug superiority 2, with maybe a dash of oh shit face now and again. Secondly, he’s really drawing from a huge well of inspiration with the motif of Silver Age superhero comics, evident in the American comic book cover design of the color covers and the way All Might’s shading is different (it’s even drawn attention to at one point, specifically called “Silver Age style,” a reference I’m not sure many readers would understand!).
I can’t wait for Fallen Angels to catch up, because the current arc is edge-of-your-seat for sure, and every chapter is just as badass and exciting as the one before. I honestly think the series is OP level already.
Chapter 18: http://www.imagebam.com/image/c8b6d2362783834
I am just so eager to see where this series goes.
So glad that Horikoshi finally gets a hit with this manga. The man really deserve this good moment. I love the superhero theme, just finish reading chapter 6 and i want more.
I hope Frog-girl will be and stay relevant. She´s one of the reasons why I´m interested in this series, I really like her design.