Author: Anri Yoshi
Series: My Hero Academia: School Briefs, My Hero Academia Light Novels #1
Publisher: Shonen Jump
Released: April 2nd, 2019
I’ve become increasingly aware of a growing trend; to write and adapt light novels, all of which surround popular manga and anime. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before the hit My Hero Academia (a personal favorite of mine) got that treatment.
My Hero Academia: School Briefs, Vol. 1: Parent’s Day is the first in a new series, following many of the characters fans have come to know and love. The heroes in training introduced in My Hero Academia take center stage once again, but with a few important twists.
This is a collection of short stories from that world, fitting into events that the main series has already covered. Volume one is set pretty early on, all things considered, so most fans shouldn’t have to worry about any spoilers. It’s just to flesh out the characters (and the world) a little bit more.
My Hero Academia: School Briefs, Vol. 1: Parent’s Day is a fun and quick read, one that delves a little bit further into the lives of the main characters. Really, these are quick adventures that fit in snugly around the major events that have already transpired.
As such, it doesn’t necessarily add a whole lot to the character development, or the world-building. But it doesn’t have to, not really. The point is to give the fans a chance to see more of their favorite characters, and that is something School Briefs does spectacularly.
This light novel really just takes the time to show more of the day to day life of the students. You know, the times when they’re not fighting for their lives. I know, it probably feels like that is all they do, but in reality, they probably have more quiet days than not. One would hope, at least.
Any MHA fan will likely enjoy the quick stories that unfold over the course of My Hero Academia: School Briefs, Vol. 1: Parent’s Day, though it may also feel just a little slow in comparison.