Manga Review: My Hero Academia, Volume 2

This week I’m continuing with the second volume of the currently-ongoing in Weekly Shonen Jump manga My Hero Academia.

Title: My Hero Academia – Volume 2
Story and Art by Kohei Horikoshi
Translation and English Adaptation by Caleb Cook
Touch-Up and Lettering by John Hunt

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The Premise

Training at U. A. High School continues, with students being split into teams of two to practice hero vs. villain tactics. However, when word gets out that All Might has joined the faculty, villains start gunning for the school, with Class 3-A being caught in the crossfire.

High Points

This volume gives us a lot of time to get to know the other members of Midorya’s class, both in terms of their personalities and their powers. Additionally, we didn’t get much info last on villains in this world, and how they work, so it’s nice to get into that here.

Low Points

It’s reasonable to say that the X-Mansion has better security than U.A. High School – the Early Claremont X-Mansion.


Originality: This is this universe’s take on the classic “super-villain team attacks heroes where they live to establish themselves as powerful villains” storyline. 3/6

Artwork: 5/6

Story: 4/6

Emotional Response: 4/6

Characterization: 5/6

Flow: 6/6

Overall: 5/6

In total, My Hero Academia – Volume 2 gets 32 out of 42.