Review: My Hero Academia: Smash Vol. 1

My Hero Academia Smash Vol. 1Author: Hirofumi Neda
Artist: Kohei Horikoshi
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Released: April 4th 2016
Rating: 3 kitties

I read My Hero Academia: Smash Vol. 1 through VIZ Media: Shonen Jump.

My Hero Academia: Smash is a series intent on retelling the original series that we love so much (My Hero Academia, in case that wasn’t painfully obvious), but with a more…humorous twist. If you haven’t read the original series, a lot of what happens here probably won’t make a lot of sense.

Likewise, if you don’t want to see MHA without it’s more serious edge…this probably isn’t the series for you. It’s a little bit quirky, and a whole lot crazy. Not exactly the series that caught our attention, to put it mildly.

My Hero Academia: Smash Vol. 1 is basically a chaotic run of the introductory arcs for MHA. It covers all of the basics – Deku meeting All Might, entrance exams, everything like that. There is one thing that makes the volume stand out from the original however…it is insane.

I mean that in the best way possible, of course. It’s a quirky and playful version of MHA, which can be so much fun. Especially if you’re in the right mood for it. Basically, it’s a comical retelling of the series thus far, which is fine (if you go into the series expecting that).

Personally, I enjoyed the moments that went off script a bit more. The outtakes and added humor that really made it all stand out. Though I should probably warn you that there’s a heavy dose of fan service to be found in here as well, so take that however you like.

On the whole, My Hero Academia: Smash Vol. 1 was everything it promised to be. It was funny and different, a nice change of pace, especially considering how heavy the original series can get at times.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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