Writer: Hirofumi Neda
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Released: September 4th, 2017
I read My Hero Academia: Smash Vol. 3 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. 3 is every bit as crazy and chaos fueled as the first two volumes of this series. As with the rest, the entire goal of this volume is to have a silly retelling of the dramatic events that occur within MHA.
This time around that means they’re covering the Summer Training (one of my favorite arcs), though there are several arcs thrown into the mix that had never been there before. Additionally, the entire summer plot goes very differently. Then again, given what series we’re talking about, that isn’t much of a surprise.
On the whole I think I liked the last volume better. This one was fun and all…but I think because it was turning two dramatic events (the final exam and the summer training) into something silly and frilly it just…lost something in translation.
Still, fans of the series might enjoyed this more relaxing retelling of the series they love so much. Or not. It might depend on how much they love the arcs involved in this volume.