My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, Vol. 2
Koichi and his “friends”—Kazuho, a.k.a. Pop Step, and the mysterious Knuckleduster—have teamed up to protect their neighborhood (unofficially of course). But even petty criminals with Quirks can be dangerous, and taking them on shows Koichi that he’d better not underestimate them. Sizing up the opposition is important, especially when some of the villains are definitely ou...more
To be hones the first half isn't all that great. It's not bad but it's average. Basically Crawler learning to use his power thanks a nice Cameo from a main character from the original series. Then have a arc of these criminals stealing girl's panties...it's kind of dumb and nasty. Last but not least is the stained arc and that one is great. Basically a origin story of sorts for that character.
I really hope the next volumes ...more
Manga is usually exempt from the rule that sequels are never as good as the original, but I feel it pretty strongly here. Somehow only two volumes in and some of the chapters feel sort of unnecessary. With My Hero Academia it feels like Horikoshi has a direction. It seems like he knows exactly what story he wants to tell and knows every character deeply. When something is revealed you can go back and see pages and pages of brilliant foreshadowing. Vigilantes doesn't fe ...more
This volume starts off with some stuff that basically turned me off pretty bad. The Crawler faces off against a trio of perverts who literally steal girls' panties off their bodies and wear them. Unsurprisingly, this is all played for laughs. To make it worse, though, the main character then tries to reason with the trio ...more
On the one hand, it has some incredible characters. Having a smaller main cast means more attention can be paid to their growth and development, and I honestly really love the core trio as well as the villain who has been introduced. Koichi is genuinely so adorable, and the villain has so much potential. We've had appearances from major heroes in the first two volumes, including Ingenium in this volume- who is not only the sweetest human alive, bu ...more
The first half of the tankōbon deals with one-time stories that pertain to each of the main characters – Koichi Haimawari, Kazuho Haneyama, and Knuckleduster. Knuckleduster had realized that the bigger the villain the sweeter the victory. In another story, Koichi Haimawari was recr ...more
In many ways, this does feel like it struggled a bit to move forward with the plot, and instead gets distracted by show casing the backstory of Stain, a villain from the main series.
I would like to have seen more development and use of how Crawler and his group are developing their techniques, and perhaps show some repercussions for their illegally using their quirks.
Overall, sort ...more
There was a lot of set up in this volume, which will pay off later down the line.
What I liked
• Knuckleduster, he doesn’t care what you think, he goes in fist first.
• The fights are short and sweet
• The new characters on the cover are awesome!
• Crawler, he's just so innocent and sweet.
• The dynamic between Crawler and Knuckleduster, it’s the opposite to Deku & All Might. They have this mutual re ...more
The award for best smile goes to: Tensei Ida!
The award for most adorable crush goes to: Ka- (muffled audio)
The award for coolest vigilante: Sten- huh? He was disqualified? The runner-up then...Knuckleduster!
The award for best villain goes to: Sta- huh? You mean I can’t say that either? Hard noses. (unenthusiastic monotone) The award for best villain(s) goes to the Three Sturm Und Drang Brothers.
Honorable Ment ...more
I just love the fact that it’s in the universe of the original manga. I’m hoping to see some familiar faces!
The art style is really cute and I sometimes find myself just staring at certain panels for ages in awe.
Well done! Good stuff!
An unexpected part of this was to see some of Stain’s origins story.
Little tidbits like this make reading the companion series fulfilling. I recommend Vigilantes to any My Hero Academia fan.
Who knows, maybe we’ll get lucky enough for them to adapt Vigilantes too, then we can go nearly year round with MHA anime content.
I will say this seems like a series of vignettes that are connected to something larger, which does slow some things down; but it’s still entertaining.
I think we got a little bit of the background on one of the villains from My Hero and I found that really interesting, I hope I'm right.
I'm unsure where this series is going to go with the villains we've been introduced to but I'm excited to see where it's going to go.
Which sucks cause I wanted to like this spin-off. Maybe I should just steer clear of spin-offs altogether. I’d kill for one of those All Might hoodies though.
Tensei was my favorite part of this volume, I love seeing more about him and how his hero agency works and him mentioning Tenya was really cute. Everything else was Good but I still enjoy the main series more.