Review: My Hero Academia: Smash!! Vol. 4

My Hero Academia Smash Vol. 4Writer: Hirofumi Neda
Idea: Kohei Horikoshi
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Released: September 4th, 2017
Rating: 4 kitties

I read My Hero Academia: Smash Vol. 4 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. 4 is the latest parody volume to hit the shelves, and you can tell that it had a lot of fun here. Though I feel like this latest volume got even further away from the original plot arcs and just had some fun. For the record, I don’t actually think that’s a bad thing.

It’s hard to take a serious arc and turn it into something silly and crazy without losing something. The last volume showed us that. So I’m glad that this volume had a bit of a looser format. At least, that was how it felt to me.

There are still plenty of jokes to be found, and like the rest of the series, you really have to be a fan of MHA in order to understand even half of them. But it’s all in good fun, and it’s a nice way of relaxing after watching some of the crazier things occur in the main series.

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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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