僕のヒーローアカデミア 12 [Boku No Hero Academia 12] (My Hero Academia, #12)
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僕のヒーローアカデミア 12 [Boku No Hero Academia 12] (My Hero Academia, #12) Details

Title僕のヒーローアカデミア 12 [Boku No Hero Academia 12] (My Hero Academia, #12)
Author
LanguageJapanese
ReleaseFeb 3rd, 2017
Publisher集英社
ISBN-139784088810041
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GenreSequential Art, Manga, Comics, Superheroes, Shonen, Fantasy, Comics Manga

僕のヒーローアカデミア 12 [Boku No Hero Academia 12] (My Hero Academia, #12) Review

  • Regina
    January 1, 1970
    Ummmm I NEED MORE. This volume had my beautiful wife Hatsume Mei in it, so of course it couldn’t be less than 5 stars.Also Uraraka is soooo in love, I kept waiting for the class A girls to start singing “I won’t say I’m in love” from Hercules any second.Man this manga is just too cool for this world.
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    Ugh. I’m starting to feel like the series jumped the shark during the summer camp arc. It’s another championship now, and it’s a far cry from the first one — there’s no tension, no sense of danger or competition. It’s dull and boring, and nothing in this storyline feels like it matters. The plot armor has grown around the entire UA High’s Class A, and it looks like Horikoshi is too afraid to take even the smallest risk with any of these characters. Give me my Uraraka-centered spin-off already an Ugh. I’m starting to feel like the series jumped the shark during the summer camp arc. It’s another championship now, and it’s a far cry from the first one — there’s no tension, no sense of danger or competition. It’s dull and boring, and nothing in this storyline feels like it matters. The plot armor has grown around the entire UA High’s Class A, and it looks like Horikoshi is too afraid to take even the smallest risk with any of these characters. Give me my Uraraka-centered spin-off already and I will be okay with reading just that!
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  • Elizabeth (Elzburg)
    January 1, 1970
    My review of My Hero Academia, Vol. 12, now also featuring a short essay on the Bakugo shipping debate: Why it's Not Wrong to Ship Katsuki Bakugo The kids are now on the hunt for their provisional hero licences, and have once again found themselves in a big insane competition against a bunch of other people (ala the UA entrance exam, but BIGGER). It seems pretty similar to that arc, but yenno I don't even mind because it's the same regular MHA goodness.This arc reminded me of one of the really My review of My Hero Academia, Vol. 12, now also featuring a short essay on the Bakugo shipping debate: Why it's Not Wrong to Ship Katsuki Bakugo The kids are now on the hunt for their provisional hero licences, and have once again found themselves in a big insane competition against a bunch of other people (ala the UA entrance exam, but BIGGER). It seems pretty similar to that arc, but yenno I don't even mind because it's the same regular MHA goodness.This arc reminded me of one of the really good things this series does. In books/series with shitty writing, whenever a character is introduced who is on an opposing side to the main character, they are written to be a black and white evil character, no questions asked. Since this arc is about a competition against other people, there's a TON of new characters who oppose our main cast. BUT! They are not blindly evil! Oh my god it feels like such an amazing breath of fresh air. Clearly I've been reading too many shit books. This concept of differing views on "good/evil" is a huge theme in this series, and it's fantastic. From the whole Hero Killer debacle, and then again with the League of Villains attacking the kids at camp, this question of "What really makes a true hero?" acts as a heavy question that not only the characters but we as readers have to confront. I feel like it's presented pretty well, in that we can absolutely see where the villains are coming from. They're not evil and against the main cast just for the sake of being evil and against the main cast.I really like how this theme is not confined to solely being applied to the League. Like I was saying, even the other future-licence-seekers are not portrayed as being evil, something that I think many other authors would jump to do. Sure, they're trying to beat the main characters. But that doesn't mean they have to be assholes about it, and they're not! It's great.As always, I love my moody son, and would love to see more of him, thanks. (view spoiler)[Yooo!!! The boy figured out that Midoriya is in cahoots with All Miiiight!! Like, for sure for sure! Like, he knows about One For All for sure! Aaaa! And he's acting all casual about it, which is cool. He's so cool. Ack. (hide spoiler)]And... Did I see... An attempt at somewhat further developing some romance in this series!? (view spoiler)[I think I've been paying too much attention to the fandom and not enough to the canon, because I was under the assumption that OchakoxBakugo was like, a thing. Or like, a future thing, in the same vein how I knew that Midoriya was going to start using his legs because I saw someone mention it online last year. Also, come on, doesn't everyone ship this ship??? Who actually ships OchakoxMidoriya? Anyone? Talk about boring and waay too easy and obvious. OchakoxBakugo is definitely where it's at. And I don't even actively ship them or anything, it's just obviously 10000 times better than OchakoxMidoriya, which is something I actively don't ship.So, well, shit. It looks like Ochako likes Midoriya?????????????????? NOOOOOOO. I actually honestly thought that this shit was DROPPED, a MISTAKE that Horikoshi was going to casually NEVER MENTION AGAIN. She still seems like she hasn't actually admitted it to herself yet, so I still have hope that there's some kind of alternate explanation... Or that she likes Ida or something... Just anyone but Midoriya honestly, even if it's not Bakugo. It was also hinted in the very beginning of the series that Midoriya likes Ochako, but I hope he rejects her or something because we haven't been seeing any more of that either in a long while. Ekkk. (hide spoiler)] Adding some romance would be a great development to even further enhance the amazingness of this series, but plz Horikoshi, do it right.*Edit* After some internet forum exploration, I've discovered that the opinion I expressed in the previous spoiler-tag (that OchakoxBakugo is a better ship than OchakoxMidoriya) is not as prevalent as I thought, and I'd like to discuss this. I think the reason I thought that everyone was on board the OchakoxBakugo train is that my source for discussion (Reddit) never really talked about ships at all, whereas my source of fanart/memes (Tumblr) is very ship-oriented. Meaning: The only shipping information I got was from what the people on Tumblr were shipping. The picture above is from Reddit, and if you click on it you'll be taken to a thread that is very predominantly OchakoxMidoriya, which was a giant shock and eye opener for me to read because of how different it was than what I was used to seeing. There are many corners to the internet and each one is different, so I mustn't only source one corner and expect it to represent all corners or else I'll find myself terribly in the wrong. That being said:Why it's Not Wrong to Ship Katsuki Bakugo (an essay)(view spoiler)[After reading that Reddit discussion, I now completely understand why some people would be against OchakoxBakugo, or even AnyonexBakugo. That is, if their reasoning behind it was accurate; Which is to say it's not. Such an opinion is one that can only be held under false pretences.In short, their main argument is that Bakugo is undeserving of/not ready for love because at this point in the series he is nothing but a raging asshole who is destined to be abusive in the context of romance. ("This point in the series" equating to roughly around volume 15 when the thread was published.) This is agreeable until one realizes its core reasoning has no canonical basis. Yes, he is rude—and not only to the people he hates (Midoriya, villains, Neito Monoma) but also to literally everyone around him. But someone being rude does not directly translate to them being abusive and unable to control themselves, and I don't see how it can be blindly assumed that he would act the same or worse towards a romantic partner. That point notwithstanding, thinking that his misdemeanors are an inherent part of his personality or that they even matter in the context of relationships at all reveals an underlying misunderstanding of Katsuki Bakugo as a character.In volume 11 he calmly asked All Might about his affiliation with Midoriya, and then calmly walked away even though he knew All Might lied with his answer. In volume 12 he calmly confronted Midoriya about using a borrowed power. These are both examples where, if Bakugo was a blindly raging asshole, he would have gone totally ballistic. But he's not, and so he didn't. He doesn't do anything fueled by blind rage. Bakugo is smart, and everything he does is calculated in order to achieve his goal of becoming the #1 hero. Those examples were purposeful moves on his part: The first to try and get information and test All Might’s loyalty, and to confirm his suspicions about Midoriya’s quirk. The second to remind his rival that he’s smart and not to underestimate him, and to let Midoriya know that he’s figured out his secret and that he no longer has the upper hand in their rivalry. Contrary to common misconception, Bakugo has a strategic and goal oriented mentality, is not a mindless and uncontrollable asshole, and is utterly capable of calm composure; All of these being qualities that neither point to him being abusive nor have any negative impact on romantic relationships at all.The misunderstanding that Bakugo is a nonstop raging asshole probably stems from the fact that he is portrayed as acting rude and angry towards other people more often than he isn’t. This tricks people into only ever remembering those parts, and to disregard the evidence that reveals his true nature. Sure he often gets frustrated and angry, but does that mean that hot headed people can’t succeed in love? No, it doesn’t. Let’s also remember that Bakugo is human, and it makes sense that his negative qualities (anger issues, rudeness) would be accentuated when dealing with people he doesn’t like, so I don’t even need to address that because there's nothing wrong with it. However, a big problem people have that make them think he would be abusive in a relationship is that he’s rude to everyone else as well, and therefore his romantic partner would also be mistreated. That deduction is wrong and this is the simple explanation as to why: Bakugo is rude to people because he doesn't care about them and can't be bothered to exert the effort needed to treat them politely. This is exemplified in how he doesn't actively go out of his way to mistreat anyone, which is an essential quality needed in order to be able to define him as being intrinsically mean/bad/abusive. I acknowledge that he used to be that way at the very beginning of the series when he was younger and immature, however it was a stage in his life that we know he has grown past since he no longer acts that way. He’s not out there purposely trying to be rude to people, it’s just that being nice is not one of his priorities. Him getting a crush on someone would mean that he grew feelings for and therefore cares about them, which is why Bakugo wouldn't treat his crush the same way he treats everyone else. Who knows, his crush could even become a slight priority for him too, while he's at it. There is no basis behind labeling him as a truly deep down unloving and abusive asshole just for focusing on himself and what he needs to do to pursue his own goals, especially when doing so largely doesn't even have any significant negative impact (I'm not counting hurt feelings as being significant. Boo hoo, bitch) on anyone else (and I'm not counting his actions towards people he hates because those're understandable). He doesn't owe it to anyone to be nice to them, so there's no reason to hold anything against him for being this way. He's not an angel, and so what? No one is, and that doesn't mean none of us deserve love. His negative demeanor cannot be construed as him being an inherently bad or mean person, nor can it be construed as something that would actively transfer into a romantic relationship, especially considering the fact that by definition he would care about said romantic interest.The people in that thread seem to view Bakugo as a character that is constantly screaming and being rude and who never has a calm decent moment. That thread gave me the impression that they think he's borderline evil* in his inability to control himself. Yes, he doesn't bother wasting time and energy on politely communicating with people he doesn't care about, but he is completely capable of calmly communicating with people—even Midoriya—when he wants to. And of course he's not actually evil (he is working his ass off to become the #1 hero, after all), a common misconception that I too had during the very beginning of the series. The people who think that Bakugo would be abusive in a relationship have remained stuck in the past and have failed to fully understand his motivations and intricacies as a character. If Bakugo ever develops romantic feelings for someone he would absolutely be capable of having a healthy relationship with them.*No one (that I saw) in the thread actually called him "evil", it's just that that seemed like the word everyone was dancing around based on how they were describing him.Thank you so much for reading that essay I randomly wrote at the end of this book review, I appreciate it a lot! That Reddit thread got me thinking hard about both sides of the Bakugo shipping coin and I ended up with an even stronger opinion on the matter than I started off with, and I really wanted to share! (hide spoiler)] Read all of my My Hero Academia Reviews: Volumes 1-10Volumes 11-20: 11, 12*, 13, 14My Hero Academia: Vigilantes*Current review
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  • Elinor
    January 1, 1970
    Cette série continue à être géniale. Genre géniale géniale.
  • Rolando Marono
    January 1, 1970
    Si bien coincido con que otro "torneo" se siente trillado en esta serie que se iba moviendo muy bien con personajes muy emocionantes aunque la trama había tomado prestado mucho de shonens tradicionales; creo que este volumen tiene lo suyo y aunque es otro torneo, nos lo presenta de una manera muy interesante y podemos ver cómo los personajes han crecido completamente en estos 10 volúmenes de diferencia.Me gustó como los personajes empiezan a crear sus técnicas especiales y mejorar sus trajes per Si bien coincido con que otro "torneo" se siente trillado en esta serie que se iba moviendo muy bien con personajes muy emocionantes aunque la trama había tomado prestado mucho de shonens tradicionales; creo que este volumen tiene lo suyo y aunque es otro torneo, nos lo presenta de una manera muy interesante y podemos ver cómo los personajes han crecido completamente en estos 10 volúmenes de diferencia.Me gustó como los personajes empiezan a crear sus técnicas especiales y mejorar sus trajes pero me gusta como Deku incorpora lo que observa y lo que le dijo All Might para buscar su propio camino. También me gusta que todo el daño que ha recibido pesa en el personaje, sus brazos están débiles y tiene cicatrices en todo su cuerpo. De nuevo el autor nos muestra crecimiento.La rivalidad entre las escuelas me pareció agradable aunque todo se movió muy rápido y no hay tiempo de introducir bien a los personajes, de repente ya estamos enfrentando a todas las escuelas y no sabemos bien que está sucediendo.Este volumen está cargado de escenas cinematográficas con muchos donde los personajes de Yuei pelean en equipo de manera impresionante. Las estrategias de los personajes me gustaron mucho, muestran una unidad y un compañerismo que ninguna otra escuela mostraba y que responde de manera orgánica a lo que han vivido y los villanos que han tenido que enfrentar.Para mí, más que de Deku, Bakugo y Kaminari, los aplausos se los llevan Iida y Aoyama, sus momentos heroicos para mí resignificaron a esos dos personajes, principalmente a Aoyama y estuvo a dos de sacarme unas lágrimas.Excelente volumen que nos demuestra porque esta serie es una de las mejores actualmente.
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  • Maiko-chan
    January 1, 1970
    (view spoiler)[everyone Kacchan in new outfits coming up? I am down for that.lol that second panel!-from juuhachi-from nakurawariLOL if only Mineta were here. poor thing is missing out, that's an A+ angleoh hey back to getting character profile comment pages, finally one for Tokoyamihis Quirk is fucking adorable FIGHTMEHatsume is actually pretty damn adorable, I really want more of her character so I'm glad we're getting some in this volume.character grooooowth-edit from nakurawaritime for new c (view spoiler)[everyone Kacchan in new outfits coming up? I am down for that.lol that second panel!-from juuhachi-from nakurawariLOL if only Mineta were here. poor thing is missing out, that's an A+ angleoh hey back to getting character profile comment pages, finally one for Tokoyamihis Quirk is fucking adorable FIGHTMEHatsume is actually pretty damn adorable, I really want more of her character so I'm glad we're getting some in this volume.character grooooowth-edit from nakurawaritime for new character introductionsLOOOL poor Aizawa-senseiwhile almost everyone else teams up Kacchan runs off, knowing his boyfriend will be right behind him. Perfect duonew moves for everyone and they're all pretty cool-pretty sweet coloring from shimura-na-nathat fabulous celebration color page for the 2year in-print anniversarypoor bby Kaminari. Poor Kirishima!!!!- freedomfriesandapplepies drew some fanart about Kirishima's trauma from this experienceLOL Kacchan, nice oneAizawa-sensei confidently declaring he ships the DekuBakudefinitely a convenient quirk but man it’s so gross! Poor Kacchan! Poor Kirishima!Kaminari!!!the ultimate BnHA threesome working together! ilovethemsonext vol will be interestinglike honestly Deku? what’s with the surprise? you can’t honestly say you didn’t think Kacchan’d figure it out…jfc Iida you’re perf!it’s about fucking time I get a reason to start liking you Aoyama. It’s been 108chapters and 12volumes. It’s about fucking time.Ahahaha Aizawa-sensei’s face! He’s just like ‘wtf you guys? I taught you better than that!’ (hide spoiler)]
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  • Paulina
    January 1, 1970
    ¿Es posible estar tan orgullosa y querer tanto a 20 adolescentes? Al parecer, sí. Este tomo fue una pasada, comienzan los exámenes para obtener la licencia provisional de héroes, sin embargo, los alumnos de UA competirán contra otras escuelas que poseen ventaja sobre ellos: todos conocen los Quirks de la UA; además hay solo 100 plazas y más de 1500 aspirantes. ¡Increíble este arco! Tantos Quirks nuevos y lo que más me gusta (además del compañerismo, cooperación y amistad de la clase 1-A): crecim ¿Es posible estar tan orgullosa y querer tanto a 20 adolescentes? Al parecer, sí. Este tomo fue una pasada, comienzan los exámenes para obtener la licencia provisional de héroes, sin embargo, los alumnos de UA competirán contra otras escuelas que poseen ventaja sobre ellos: todos conocen los Quirks de la UA; además hay solo 100 plazas y más de 1500 aspirantes. ¡Increíble este arco! Tantos Quirks nuevos y lo que más me gusta (además del compañerismo, cooperación y amistad de la clase 1-A): crecimiento de los personajes. Ante las situaciones difíciles lograron crear estrategias para conseguir un lugar en esas plazas, mejoraron con el entrenamiento del movimiento especial y se desarrollaron inmensamente como héroes.Otras cosas que me llamaron la atención es cómo All Might se ha dado cuenta que pasó de ser el que protegía, al ser el protegido ... También Mei se convirtió de mis preferidas, su ingenio y entusiasmo la hacen bastante digerible. Eso sí, hubo escenas que me encantaron, como Uraraka y Denki emocionándose (such a pure moment) y el Quirk de aquel que los hace bolas de carne wtf? Es de los mas creepy que he visto.Ahora sí, se viene la segunda fase del arco y no puedo esperar para ver a mis niños y a los demás estudiantes en acción (y a Aisawa como mamá gallina) PLUS ULTRA!!!
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  • Emily Wells
    January 1, 1970
    Ok, with this volume, was definitely a lot more laid back than the last one. Which was honestly probably good for my heart, which was still dying from the last one. I love how more and more characters keep getting introduced as the volumes continue on. I normally get annoyed with stories that have too many characters, because I tend to struggle to keep them all straight. But all these characters have unique personalities and awesome powers, and I genuinely like them all.
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  • Nicholas Driscoll
    January 1, 1970
    For me, this is still an entertaining story with creative battles and fairly likable characters. It is also a bit repetitive and the story feels a little bit hollow. We have another high stakes test now, and again it’s almost impossible for our heroes to pass the test, and spoilers... well, you probably know what happens. Suffice it to say, it’s not that satisfying when pretty much everyone passes every nearly impossible test every time first try.
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  • Tori
    January 1, 1970
    I love the direction the story is going! The action just keeps coming and the characters are constantly developing. There is always something going on that keeps me interested. I'm really curious to see what is going to happen with All Might and Bakugo seems to be hinting at something. Hmm the plot thickens :)
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  • Rollin
    January 1, 1970
    Even more students! Even more quirks! It's a good time to love MHA.
  • cindy
    January 1, 1970
    Yaaayyy... chapter 100....Jadi untuk jadi Hero harus punya ijin khusus, dan untuk dapat SIJH (surat ijin jadi hero) ini ada tesnya. Murid2 kelas 1A ceritanya lagi ngikut Tes.
  • Elias Alexander
    January 1, 1970
    I can't express how much I love this series. This volume was definitely not a disappointment. Deserves all the hype.
  • Cate (The Professional Fangirl)
    January 1, 1970
    KAMINARIIII!(That was more like a filler volume but one whole extra star for Denki.)
  • Alexis U
    January 1, 1970
    Forever after it's safe to assume this is a 5 star series honestly. It could have been like 10 more chapters of fuckery in the (view spoiler)[dorms (hide spoiler)] and I would have loved every second. BUT WAIT, there's more. In this volume we get to see a lot more students from other schools and kind of get a peek at what their academic life must be like. It's very interesting. However, I'm still not sure on the logistics of (view spoiler)[the whole of Class 1-A passing the first exam??? they sa Forever after it's safe to assume this is a 5 star series honestly. It could have been like 10 more chapters of fuckery in the (view spoiler)[dorms (hide spoiler)] and I would have loved every second. BUT WAIT, there's more. In this volume we get to see a lot more students from other schools and kind of get a peek at what their academic life must be like. It's very interesting. However, I'm still not sure on the logistics of (view spoiler)[the whole of Class 1-A passing the first exam??? they said pretty clearly that there were 8 spots left and 9 students from UA who hadn't passed?????? (hide spoiler)]Anyways. this is one of my favorite covers so far. I love the colors and all the different characters. Such sweet bbs.
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  • Kathleen Townsend
    January 1, 1970
    What an exciting week for My Hero Academia fans! Not only is the third season of the anime airing this Saturday, but there’s another volume of the manga as well! My Hero Academia Vol 12 by Kohei Horikoshi is the beginning of a new arc in the extremely popular shonen series.After the conclusion of a very intense last arc, My Hero Academia Vol 12 starts out a bit on the lighter side of things. It’s still spring break, but the students are back at school and have settled into their their new dorms. What an exciting week for My Hero Academia fans! Not only is the third season of the anime airing this Saturday, but there’s another volume of the manga as well! My Hero Academia Vol 12 by Kohei Horikoshi is the beginning of a new arc in the extremely popular shonen series.After the conclusion of a very intense last arc, My Hero Academia Vol 12 starts out a bit on the lighter side of things. It’s still spring break, but the students are back at school and have settled into their their new dorms. Instead of free time, it’s time for Class 1-A to work on creating their ultimate moves – the big, flashy named moves all real pro-heroes have. Mei Hatsume, the support class’s tinkerer extraordinaire, is ready to provide Midoriya and the others with any costume upgrades and cool gadgets they may need. And they’ll need everything they can get in order to pass the upcoming Provisional License Exam.This arc is, by and large, less intense than the last one. However, it is no less important. The stress here is a different kind of stress. Just because Midoriya and the other students have been tested in battle doesn’t mean their schooling is complete, their skills up to par, or that they don’t need to complete the required course material that other students whose lives haven’t been in immediate danger usually go through. There are fun aspects to this – cool new costume designs, gadgets designed to help them on the battlefield, and awesome new moves being tested out. But there are tense aspects as well. The Provisional License Exam is difficult in and of itself, most students don’t pass the first time around, and there are thousands of others competing against them.Characters who were seen only briefly in the last volume are brought to the forefront a bit more here. We get to see the whole of class 1-A work on their more flashy moves and make some adjustments to their costumes based not only on class time and practice, but from the students fight against real villains. The ingenuity and quick thinking not only of Midoriya but many of his classmates are shown off during the Provisional License Exam. These students have learned a lot within the last couple of volumes, and getting to see them show off their abilities and work together only serves to highlight this fact. Mei Hatsume, a fun character and personal favorite, returns not as a competitor this time but someone who can aid them in costume and support equipment design.This brings up an important point which is subtly dealt with through the volume. Midoriya and the rest aren’t simply classmates. They’re future coworkers. These aren’t people that will disappear come graduation. These are people that they’ll need to work with and develop a good working relationship with if not full friendship. Mei Hatsume in particular stands out in this regard as her sheer passion and drive set her up to be the face of support equipment for the next generation of heroes. Working together – or not – during the Provisional License Exam along with the slowly evolving dynamics of Bakugo and Midoriya only serve to highlight this further.It’s easy to forget that U.A. is not only hero school and our young heroes only a handful out of thousands that want to become heroes. This volume highlights some of these other schools, their classes, and teachers. Interesting new quirks are introduced, and we get to see new professional heroes and students. The world feels larger in this volume, no longer revolving solely around U.A. and the handful of heroes that teach there.This art is, as always, simply wonderful. But it is the small details that truly make this manga special. For example, the book on how to teach which sticks out of All Might’s back pocket serves to show that not only is trying to be a better teach, but understands his shortcomings and the need for them to be resolved. It is these subtle moments that show just how far certain characters have come, how events have effected them, and are a perfect example of adding subtle character development through art.My Hero Academia is a series that never disappoints, and Volume 12 is no exception. Needless to say, I am certainly looking forward to the next volume of My Hero Academia. The Licensing Exam is far from over, after all, and I would love to see what happens next.I received this manga from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This review originally found on Looking Glass Reads.
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  • Justin
    January 1, 1970
    How many new characters can a series introduce, before it starts collapsing under its own weight? My Hero Academia hasn't reached that point yet, but the last several volumes have poured a steady stream of new faces into the mix, from the Pussycats, to the new villains, to various characters' parents, and now the student bodies of several different superhero schools, entirely. Granted, volume 12 only showcases a handful of them in depth, but at some point I have to ask myself, how much is enough How many new characters can a series introduce, before it starts collapsing under its own weight? My Hero Academia hasn't reached that point yet, but the last several volumes have poured a steady stream of new faces into the mix, from the Pussycats, to the new villains, to various characters' parents, and now the student bodies of several different superhero schools, entirely. Granted, volume 12 only showcases a handful of them in depth, but at some point I have to ask myself, how much is enough? Especially when there's already such an expansive, diverse, generally likable cast to work with?The new characters in this volume are at least well-designed (aside from Shindo, who looks like a clone of Izuku, but with a different outfit and darker hair), but I have to wonder how necessary they'll end up being. UA seemed pretty insular up until this point, and I don't really see why the different schools would have much reason to interact, once this tournament is over, or how these new students are going to have much impact on the story in the foreseeable future.Yes, it's nice to see the UA students continuing to develop their quirks in interesting ways. Yes, it's nice to see how some of the other schools approach the training of their students. Yes, some of these students have neat abilities. And maybe it's the fact that all of this follows directly after the action-packed, emotional roller coaster of volume 11, but something in volume 12 worries me. I'm concerned that, with so many characters to keep track of, it's going to be difficult to tie all of the potential plot threads into a satisfying narrative, at this rate. Hell, we've already got a lot of characters among the UA student body, alone, that hardly get any screen time (so to speak--and on that note, it was nice to see Sero get a bit of the spotlight in this volume). And if the established cast is already having some characters get overshadowed, I'm leery about what's going to happen with this continual character bloat.I'm still liking My Hero Academia, but there's a reason American comics have series devoted to individual superheroes, or smaller teams, rather than throwing everyone together, and hoping to give them all a satisfying story. (Huge, crossover events aside, of course.)
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  • Citybones
    January 1, 1970
    En realidad es un 2.6, que es un aprobado raspadito, pero por partes se me hizo aburrido, los personajes nuevos no me llamaron la atención y la fórmula de examen- combate es demasiado repetitiva. Simplemente lo estaba leyendo para continuar y saber que va a pasar con los villanos.100- Practicando sus "movimientos especiales" Bah un poco meh. Divertido aún así ver AllMight seguir los consejos de "Enseñar para Dummies" XD. Y vuelve Hatsume y sus experimentos locos. "Que algo no funcione como tenía En realidad es un 2.6, que es un aprobado raspadito, pero por partes se me hizo aburrido, los personajes nuevos no me llamaron la atención y la fórmula de examen- combate es demasiado repetitiva. Simplemente lo estaba leyendo para continuar y saber que va a pasar con los villanos.100- Practicando sus "movimientos especiales" Bah un poco meh. Divertido aún así ver AllMight seguir los consejos de "Enseñar para Dummies" XD. Y vuelve Hatsume y sus experimentos locos. "Que algo no funcione como tenías planeado no significa que no tenga un uso" 2.5101- Hatsume es genial y su manera de vendedora ambulante metiéndote sus productos por los ojos es divertidísima. Las tribulaciones de Deku para simplemente acabar decidiendo que también va a dar patadas, en fin. 4102-Rapidamente volvemos a más examenes. Y aparece una escuela rival de la nada. Ochako coladita por Deku, y poco más. 2.5103- El examen tiene su complicación. 2.5104-La cosa se les complica, pero me ha dejado bastante fría. 2.5105-Que pesado todo el mundo con querer saber más de Deku. Y quevesa no era Ochako se veía venir a la legua. 3106- Mmm. El quirk del pipo que aparecio ahora es raro y asqueroso con ganas. 2.5107-Y toda la clase pasa de repente porque el arco se estaba alargando demasiado. 2.5108- Ya me había olvidado de los demas alumnos. De todas formas pasan todos. Que una parte del examen sea sobre rescatar personas tiene sentido la verdad. 2
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    After all the hardships that Class 1-A has faced, you'd think that there'd be time for a breather - no chance, because the Provisional Hero License Exam is right around the corner!There's a sense of sameness about this arc, since it's another tournament/training session, but seeing how far the characters have come since the first time they had to do something like this keeps things interesting. There are a lot of new characters thrown in, which I think is a bit of a mistake since the cast is alr After all the hardships that Class 1-A has faced, you'd think that there'd be time for a breather - no chance, because the Provisional Hero License Exam is right around the corner!There's a sense of sameness about this arc, since it's another tournament/training session, but seeing how far the characters have come since the first time they had to do something like this keeps things interesting. There are a lot of new characters thrown in, which I think is a bit of a mistake since the cast is already huge, but most of them shake things up nicely and there are some great character moments for people that haven't had much of the spotlight, like Aoyama, Sero, and even Uraraka who's been oddly absent for quite a while.I think it says something about the fact that I was completely expecting a villain attack and then it turned out to be something completely different instead near the end of the volume too - this manga has made me paranoid.
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  • Connie
    January 1, 1970
    4/5 starsThat good good wholesome Class 1a love! This volume saw the class begin developing their costumes, hero moves, and also started the Hero License Arc, something I feel I've been waiting ages for. Character development has never been more obvious than in this volume- Bakugou talked to Deku without losing it; Kaminari praised Bakugou, and the Bakusquad came out in full force; Iida was really THAT CUTE AND PURE; Aizawa praised Bakugou and Midoriya and we saw the pride he has in them; and 1a 4/5 starsThat good good wholesome Class 1a love! This volume saw the class begin developing their costumes, hero moves, and also started the Hero License Arc, something I feel I've been waiting ages for. Character development has never been more obvious than in this volume- Bakugou talked to Deku without losing it; Kaminari praised Bakugou, and the Bakusquad came out in full force; Iida was really THAT CUTE AND PURE; Aizawa praised Bakugou and Midoriya and we saw the pride he has in them; and 1a kicked ass, sticking together against everyone opposing them to truly show how incredible they are and how far they've come since their first class with Aizawa way back when. This series is just incredible. Characters are well written, the plot is always moving, and despite the angst, there's always a feeling of hope no matter what.
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  • Miguel
    January 1, 1970
    After all the action of the Summer Training Camp arc and the Rescue Bakugo arc, the plot has entered somewhat of a lull. Fortunately for us, Horikoshi is well-versed in taking tropey shounen sections and making them rich and engaging. That is what he has accomplished here in the Provisional License Exam arc. One of the minor quibbles I have with My Hero Academia is that Horikoshi introduces too many characters too quickly. But overall, he has done a fairly good job of managing his overly large c After all the action of the Summer Training Camp arc and the Rescue Bakugo arc, the plot has entered somewhat of a lull. Fortunately for us, Horikoshi is well-versed in taking tropey shounen sections and making them rich and engaging. That is what he has accomplished here in the Provisional License Exam arc. One of the minor quibbles I have with My Hero Academia is that Horikoshi introduces too many characters too quickly. But overall, he has done a fairly good job of managing his overly large cast and returning to minor characters when necessary. The way each character is developing is satisfying and follows logically from the events up until now.Horikoshi continues to be an exemplary shounen author.
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  • Marisol
    January 1, 1970
    I believe this volume was important because it shows that the characters, even though they continue to grow in terms of their quirk, still have other areas they need to improve in. As sad as it was, I like that not all students from Class 1-A passed the exam. They may be an elite class from the best hero school but it shows how strict they were scored. Not only that but I was so shocked to find out that that girl Midoriya was fighting was Toga! She managed to take some of his blood which is a te I believe this volume was important because it shows that the characters, even though they continue to grow in terms of their quirk, still have other areas they need to improve in. As sad as it was, I like that not all students from Class 1-A passed the exam. They may be an elite class from the best hero school but it shows how strict they were scored. Not only that but I was so shocked to find out that that girl Midoriya was fighting was Toga! She managed to take some of his blood which is a terrifying thing because she is part of the Villain League as well. Those of us who have read this far know for a fact that, that raises a bunch of red flags. Can't wait to read more!
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  • Roo Atristain
    January 1, 1970
    Hablemos un momento del buen trabajo en equipo y gran compañerismo que Class-A tiene, me gusta mucho cómo han crecido como grupo y lo bien que se complementan. Me encanta ver cómo todos se ayudan para cumplir sus objetivos.Y ahora, Kacchan, how did u know that? Since when? En los volúmenes anteriores, se puede ver que Kacchan ha estado sospechando, pero no vi venir esto. All Might, Deku, u’re doing amazing sweeties.
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  • Zahra
    January 1, 1970
    ¡Nuevos personajes! ¡Me encanta cuando añaden nuevos personajes!En primer lugar, adoro que hayan añadido nuevas escuelas, no sé porqué pero pensaba que la única escuela que había en japón era la UA.Bueno, todos los nuevos personajes me agradan y me intrigan a la vez, la que más me preocupa personalmente es Camie. Por su lado, me encanta Inasa y estoy shippeando de una manera increíble a Ms. Joke con Shouta.
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  • Samantha Riccio
    January 1, 1970
    Long battle scenes bore meIt's the same with the sports festival where as much as I love them all I really don't care for drawn out fights in manga. I really just want it to focus more on the characters we already have but he just keeps adding more in and at this point I don't care to keep up with all of them and their quirks and names it's too much. Please just let us have content of 1-A for a while you coward.
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  • Savanny Savath
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a fun, entertaining volume! I love seeing the UA students participate in more school-like events. The new dorm living will really strengthen their bond and open up a lot of more high school shenanigans! What's also really exciting is the provisional license exam and the UA students getting to meet and interact with students from other hero schools! I love that their superhero world is opening up more. More characters means more awesome quirks!
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  • Ashley N.
    January 1, 1970
    Back into an action-packed volume, only this time, it's a quick training session and off to another tournament-like arc. I've been wondering about other hero schools, so looks like Horikoski is finally starting to expand the Hero schooling world. I'm still interested in other countries' hero/villain/quirk culture, but I don't know if we'll see any of it soon.
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  • Evelyn
    January 1, 1970
    Our precious heroes in training are going straight into the second year curriculum as they start hammering out their ultimate moves. Of course, now is also the best time for some costume upgrades!Improvements are being made as the hero license exam gets under way. Do your best Class 1-A! (Aww~ my tiny babies are growing up~)
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  • Ashley Collins
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely the COOLEST thing. I actually kind of like being a little ahead for once. 👀 I only have one more volume left before I'll be stuck with Internet scans, though... VIZ Media, continue publishing volumes as fast as you can! 🙏
  • Ray
    January 1, 1970
    This series is only getting better and so are our characters! I love how Midoriya is adapting to his powers, how Bakugo probably knows his secret but is clever enough to keep it safe, how Uraraka is falling for Midoriya and just how the basic plot is progressing. It is just so much fun!
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