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SalvaPot
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(12-06-2014, 08:35 AM)
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Remember to visit the anime thread here!
Season 2 of the anime is here!

Originally Posted by Trojita

For the month of October. Tried to make it a Halloween theme but that proved difficult.

Best Boy



Best Girl


Next months' pick by: To be Announced!. Stay tuned to get a chance to take your pick!



So a few days the first volume of the manga was released in Japan and it seems to be Shonen Jump new best selling manga in a while and, funny enough, it seems to be slowly growing in popularity in my city too. This is a Shonen Jump series that has great potential, likable characters and, most important of all for me, a lot of heart. The art also takes some inspiration from classic American comics in a few of its designs, that gives a funny clashing effect with the manga style it has for most of its regular cast.

What is it about?
In a few words: A boy wants to be a hero but doesn't have any powers while everyone else in the world does.

Midoriya Izuki, a teenage boy in middle school, lives in a world where superpowers, known as "quirks", have become commonplace and are an active part of society. Midoriya too wants to become a hero and help people, but he is one of the rare cases who lack superpowers. Not one to give up, he still wants to join the best academy for aspiring Superheroes, Yuuei, and use his knowledge to be the best hero he can possibly be.

Should you read it?
If you liked shonen series like Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, One Piece, early Naruto and Bleach, or even Hunter x Hunter and Yuu Yuu Hakusho. Yes. Yes you should. Without spoiling too much, this series is not afraid to go in unexpected directions with its characters and believes that Hard work > Born Power. What I'm saying is that Izuki is an underdog and if you love underdog stories you should totally read this.


Also the series takes a dark turn in the most recent chapters and I swear I want someone to discuss it with. Mark my words, if this series ever gets an anime its going to be HUGE. It aims to take a place in the greatest shonen manga's of all time, and even if its too early to tell (17 episodes released so far), something tells me it might get there. Look around for a place to read it, some fans are translating it to english, and if it ever gets released officially over here (just a question of time, really) I'll be sure to buy it.



Originally Posted by Cbajd5

It's finally getting added to the English Weekly Shonen Jump, with first chapter in next weeks issue and the latest chapter starting with the February 9th issue.

Originally Posted by SalvaPot

~~~First NeoGAF Popularity Contest for "My Hero Academia".~~~
Here it is! Your vote has been cast and your voice has been heard, 28 NeoGAF users have entrusted upon me their opinions and we know that is the only opinion it matters. Now onto the results. Plus Ultra!

10th Place!

Villain Name: "Hero Killer" Stain.
Civilian Name: Stain? I guess.
Quirk: Bloodcurdle
Total points: 12. Mentions: 5.
With a design straight from the 80īs or 90īs. Stain got a popularity boost thanks to the recent asswoopinī delivered to our boy Iida, both physical and moral. With a twisted logic and a fun quirk, that lets him immobilize suckers by cutting them and ingesting their blood. It was enough to get him on the 10th place.

9th Place!

Hero Name: Ingenium (Borrowed from his bro).
Civilian Name: Tenya Iida.
Quirk: Engine
Total points: 14. Mentions: 6.
Glasses boy is a serious kid, but after his brother was de-feet-ed (Hehe, get it? Because he canīt use his feet? Hehehe), he got angry and went for revengeance (I am pretty sure is a real word). Pretty much our favorite character to turn evil later on, Iida is good friend with Midoriya and Uraraka, so in a way he is the third wheel. Also look at that glorious jawline. Hang in there Iida!

8th Place!

Chocobro!
Hero Name: Tsukuyomi: The Jet Black Hero.
Civilian Name: Fumikage Tokoyami.
Quirk: Dark Shadow.
Total points: 15. Mentions: 5.
That ainīt Falco! Our reserved, cool and mysterious feathered proved his worth in the Sports Festival Arc by saving Deku, and later by fighting a exciting match against Bakugou. Its impossible to dislike this guy, just look at how cool he is.


7th Place!

Fanmade Name: Gadget Girl.
Civilian Name: Mei Hatsume.
Quirk: Zoom.
Total points: 15. Mentions: 6.
A creative inventor, she wants to make awesome gadgets for heroes to use and will do anything to prove her genius. Be it manipulate teammates, or helping her opponent in a friendly competition, she will open her mouth and shamelessly promote her inventions.

6th Place!

Hero Name: Explode Kill King.
Civilian Name: Katsuki Bakugou "Kacchan".
Quirk: BOOM BITCH (Actual name is just Explosion).
Total points: 27. Mentions: 9.
Bakugou is a- BOOOOOOM WHAT THE HELL YOU STUPID NERDS, WHY AM I 6TH PLACE, IīLL FREAKINī KILL ALL YOU! I WILL CRUSH YOU! DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE-


5th Place!

Hero Name: Shouto.
Civilian Name: Shouto Todoroki.
Quirk: Half-Cold Half-Hot
Total points: 35. Mentions: 15.
Son of the 2nd Best Hero, Shouto was born and given the purpose to surpass his father, but he is a teen and his dad is kind of a dick, so of course he might not feel like doing that. Either way, he can control both Ice and Fire, so he might be the main character of Game of Thrones.

4th Place!

Hero Name: Froppy, Rainy Season Hero.
Civilian Name: Tsuyu Asu.
Quirk: Frog-Form
Total points: 39. Mentions: 13.
Proving Frog+Girl=Cute, Froppy is straight-forward and relaxed, also quite funny. Tsuyu is a great underwater fighter and always speaks her mind. Also once when the anime hits expect her to be the only cosplay you are going to see for the next few months.

3rd Place!

Hero Name: All Might!
Civilian Name: Toshinori.
Quirk: One For All
Total points: 56. Mentions: 17.
ITS HERE! THE SYMBOL OF PEACE! All Might is the greatest hero there is, strong and, well, heroic, he is the role model everyone aspires to reach. But one day he was gravely injured and can only keep his powerful form for a few hours. So he has taken Deku as his successor and given him his mighty power. But do we know everything about him? What secrets does he have? Only time will tell! And look! He is drawn in another style!

2nd Place!

Hero Name: Uravity (Phonetically: Gravity)
Civilian Name: Ochako Uraraka.
Quirk: Zero Gravity
Total points: 72. Mentions: 23.
Officially declared by this poll as "Best Girl", Ochako claims second place! With her warm, happy-go-lucky personality, and tenacity to reach her dream, Ochako proves to be an asset in any heroics team. Through her fingers she can remove Gravity from objects, making her quirk great for support and unconventional tactics. Her fighting potential was proven with her fight against Bakugou, even if she got destroyed. Oh well, you still beat him in this contest, so suck it Kacchan!


1st Place!

Hero Name: Deku
Civilian Name: Izuku Midoriya.
Quirk: One For All
Total points: 106. Mentions: 27.
Our protagonist and the winner by a wide margin! He is smart, kind and hardworking. Since young his dream was to be a great hero, and judging by the last few chapter he certainly has the tools to do it now! 15 out of 28 polled users had him in first place, that is Something% of the votes! That is, like, a lot of us. Jeez guys, you love underdog stories, donīt you?

That is it! Well, that was fun to write, here is the list of all votes and positions. Any questions or mistakes be sure to point them out.
1 .- Deku ~~~ Total: 106 Mentions: 27
2 .- Ochako ~~~ Total: 72 Mentions: 23
3 .- All Might ~~~ Total: 56 Mentions: 17
4 .- Tsuyu ~~~ Total: 39 Mentions: 13
5 .- Todoroki ~~~ Total: 35 Mentions: 15
6 .- Bakugou ~~~ Total: 27 Mentions: 9
7 .- Hatsume (Techgirl) ~~~ Total: 15 Mentions: 6
8 .- Chocobro (tokoyami fumikage) ~~~ Total: 15 Mentions: 5
9 .- Iida ~~~ Total: 14 Mentions: 6
10 .- Stain ~~~ Total: 12 Mentions: 5
11 .- Kaminari (Shock dude) ~~~ Total: 7 Mentions: 2
12 .- Momo Yaoyorozu (Clothes girl) ~~~ Total: 4 Mentions: 2
12 .- Shinsou (Mind control dude) ~~~ Total: 4 Mentions: 2
14 .- Handude (Shigaraki) ~~~ Total: 4 Mentions: 1
15 .- Endeavor (Firejerk) ~~~ Total: 2 Mentions: 1
15 .- Ashido (Pinky) ~~~ Total: 2 Mentions: 1
15 .- Mineta (Grape Boy) ~~~ Total: 2 Mentions: 1
18 .- Kendou (Class Prez girl) ~~~ Total: 1 Mentions: 1
18 .- Yuuga Aoyama (Crotch Laser Dude) ~~~ Total: 1 Mentions: 1
18 .- Kirishima (Rock dude) ~~~ Total: 1 Mentions: 1
18 .- Deku's Mom ~~~ Total: 1 Mentions: 1

Last edited by SalvaPot; 09-05-2017 at 08:54 AM.
Jarmel
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(12-06-2014, 08:38 AM)
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It's a lot of fun and the pacing has been pretty good so far.
Hachimaki
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(12-06-2014, 08:40 AM)
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I'll definitely have to check it out now. I am liking the art style based on that cover.
Frecklestein
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I'm more of a seinen kinda guy, but I love having some brainless shonen that I can keep up with on a weekly basis while I wait months for all my good stuff to update. Will have to check it out, thanks for the recommendation!
SalvaPot
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Originally Posted by Jarmel

It's a lot of fun and the pacing has been pretty good so far.

I agree! I specially like the characters. Deku, Ochako and frog girl been my favorites so far, and the speed the story is going makes for a exciting read, it feels like every chapter is packed with content.


Originally Posted by Hachimaki

I'll definitely have to check it out now. I am liking the art
style based on that cover.

Please do so! I'm not sure if I'm allowed to link to fan translation, but if you regularly read manga online it should be easy to find.

Originally Posted by Frecklestein

I'm more of a seinen kinda guy, but I love having some brainless shonen that I can keep up with on a weekly basis while I wait months for all my good stuff to update. Will have to check it out, thanks for the recommendation!

You are welcome! As long as you know what you can expect you might be gladly surprised. I also like Seinen but I rarely read them since I don't have the stomach for gory stuff, who seems common place in seinen. Monster, Billy Bat, Oyasumi Pun Pun are my favorites.
Last edited by SalvaPot; 12-06-2014 at 08:47 AM.
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(12-06-2014, 08:46 AM)
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Love that the guy's moves are named after american cities/states
Mortemis
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This is the Bulge guy huh. Enjoyed his last two series but it always lacked something to keep it going, glad he finally found what looks to be a hit.

I'll check it out soon.
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Originally Posted by Jarmel

It's a lot of fun and the pacing has been pretty good so far.

Describing every decent Shonen manga ever.
DominoKid
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(12-06-2014, 09:03 AM)
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I like it but theres something about it that doesnt totally click with me yet.

I dont mind sparing 5 mins a week to read it though.
Jarmel
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(12-06-2014, 09:06 AM)
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Frog Girl is best girl.

Ribbit all day every day.
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(12-06-2014, 09:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Famassu

Describing every decent Shonen manga ever.

It's what separates the "lol cancelled in 20 chapters!" and those who survive past triple digits.

Meister was absolutely trash in terms of that.
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Originally Posted by Jarmel

Frog Girl is best girl.

Ribbit all day every day.

Frog girl is great for sure, but ochako always makes me laugh with her reactions... its hard to pick the best one xD

Also invisible girl is hilarious.
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I'm really enjoying this series. I hope it keeps to what it's doing now and doesn't fall into the same trap Naruto did of making 98% of the cast useless and going full ham on the power scaling.
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(12-06-2014, 09:18 AM)
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Sounds like the opposite of One Punch Man
ChosenPredator
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Originally Posted by Vulcano's assistant

Sounds like the opposite of One Punch Man

yeah that was what i was thinking lol
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Underdog stories are my thing.

Off to the local book store!
muleth
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(12-06-2014, 09:35 AM)
from what i have read so far its kind of lame
SalvaPot
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Originally Posted by muleth

from what i have read so far its kind of lame

How so? I'm curious on this perspective, since most feedback I have heard from fellow readers have been positive.
JNA
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(12-06-2014, 09:45 AM)
Does that mean we will get an anime version of this soon?
SalvaPot
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Originally Posted by JNA

Does that mean we will get an anime version of this soon?

I don't know for sure, but the earlier I could see it happening is 2016, normally they wait for a year of serialization to launch an anime.
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been a good follow so far. Also Tsuyu is the best, and Grape Boy (Mineta) will grow up knowing what he likes (round... ermm... objects. on females mostly)
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I found her, the new love of my life

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Originally Posted by AlphaDragoon

I'm really enjoying this series. I hope it keeps to what it's doing now and doesn't fall into the same trap Naruto did of making 98% of the cast useless and going full ham on the power scaling.

Same here, it's going great so far with the involvement of the side characters and there's still more of the cast that need to get their chance to shine. Plus with the way they've established how the MC works, even if it does happen it won't nearly be as bad as Naruto or Ichigo got.
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Originally Posted by Parfait

I found her, the new love of my life

I just noticed the things on her head, this is going to be a great character for cosplay, right?
Nightbird
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(12-06-2014, 10:16 AM)
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Subscribed, because I love that Manga!

Also, Frog Girl is indeed best Girl. Does anyone else think that Midorima is going to be a kind of Batman-Charakter, meaning becoming the Brian of the Group before he becomes able to use his Powers to the full extend?
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Wow, thanks for this topic. At chapter 10 now and it's really good so far.

I especially like Tenya:



The hero abilities and costumes give me a Mega Man vibe.
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Originally Posted by Vulcano's assistant

Sounds like the opposite of One Punch Man

not really more like "The story before One Punch Man become One Punch Man"
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(12-06-2014, 11:31 AM)
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Can definitely see this taking one of the empty spots left by Naruto (and soonish Bleach). It does feel like it's going to comparatively be a much shorter manga though, the protagonist is already pretty overpowered.
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I really like the art style but I think I'll wait a while for more chapters to be added or an eventual animated adaptation.

I like binge-reading manga.
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(12-06-2014, 12:27 PM)
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I figure this is very relevant to the thread title.....
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(12-06-2014, 12:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by rrvv

not really more like "The story before One Punch Man become One Punch Man"

That's what I thought too, haha. Feels like it could be an interesting sort of "companion piece" to OPM.
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(12-06-2014, 12:57 PM)
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I like it. It has the potential to become really big.
freeofgreed
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Good shit OP, caught up to it last week and it's quite excellent. Was a bit disappointed when bulge was cancelled but I find this to be superior so I guess it works out in the end.
Valhelm
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does this take place before or after boku no pico?
Rafa=FedKilla
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Can't we just call it by its' proper name, My Hero Academia? It's right there on the cover and it's an easy translation.
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Originally Posted by Rafa=FedKilla

Can't we just call it by its' proper name, My Hero Academia? It's right there on the cover and it's an easy translation.

This

Been meaning to check this out, heard great things
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(12-06-2014, 01:54 PM)
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If you like super powers also check out Area D.
The Cool One
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(12-06-2014, 02:00 PM)

Originally Posted by Zeus Molecules



I figure this is very relevant to the thread title.....

hahahaha that was awesome. but do people really consider naruto's story (like late shipuuden) bad
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(12-06-2014, 02:12 PM)
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I began reading this a few weeks ago and it's very good. Expressive art, lots of heart and a good message.
jchap
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(12-06-2014, 02:19 PM)
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So far its generic battle shounen. It has the potential to improve.
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Originally Posted by The Cool One

hahahaha that was awesome. but do people really consider naruto's story (like late shipuuden) bad

Yes. The last few Chapters had a decent Quality, but everything between the Last Nauto vs. Sasuke Fight and the Pain Arc was bad. It didn't felt like the kind of Manga it was supposed to be, but more something in the direction of Dragonball.

But enough of that, i mean this is the Thread about Hero Academia, and not Naruto :)
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Originally Posted by Zeus Molecules



I figure this is very relevant to the thread title.....

Pretty cool, but I'm surprised Luffy is there considering One Piece isn't even close to done yet?
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Originally Posted by The Cool One

hahahaha that was awesome. but do people really consider naruto's story (like late shipuuden) bad

Yes, pretty much everything post pain arc was shit.
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Originally Posted by Tuck

Pretty cool, but I'm surprised Luffy is there considering One Piece isn't even close to done yet?

He's there to say goodbye to Naruto.

Anywho, I'm expecting All Might to fuck some shit up. Also, is it just me, or does anybody else get the impression that the fire and ice guy might be evil?
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I'm really glad that this ended up being good after all, in spite of the kinda bad first chapter.

Also glad that this is probably going to make it, since this dude's last manga was also pretty cool but ended up getting the axe.
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hmm does this have any bit of romance ? ;d
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Originally Posted by EhoaVash

hmm does this have any bit of romance ? ;d

Just the main character having a slight crush on a classmate who seems to at least think highly of him.
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(12-06-2014, 03:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Third Strike

He's there to say goodbye to Naruto.

Anywho, I'm expecting All Might to fuck some shit up. Also, is it just me, or does anybody else get the impression that the fire and ice guy might be evil?

Didn't he try to avoid killing anyone because that wasn't what a hero would do? Not getting any evil vibes from him.
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Just read the first chapter. Aces! so good.
Thanks OP.
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(12-06-2014, 03:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Third Strike

He's there to say goodbye to Naruto.

Anywho, I'm expecting All Might to fuck some shit up. Also, is it just me, or does anybody else get the impression that the fire and ice guy might be evil?

idk im half expecting All Might to get fucked up and exposed.

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