‘My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Vol. 5’ Manga Highlight

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes is manga series written by Hideyuki Furuhashi and drawn by Betten Court. A spin-off of My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi, this fifth volume creates a shift for the series.

Knuckleduster is strangely missing from the nightly patrols, but his apprentices the Crawler and Pop-Step continue their work as unlicensed heroes. When Pop-Step gets invited to a mall opening, things go crazy when some of the machines malfunction. The Crawler and Pop-Step try to keep things under control, fortunately, Fat Gum arrives on the scene. Things continue to escalate while Knuckleduster visits his daughter in the hospital, contemplating whether his career as an “illegal” hero is over.

This sequence of events felt more like a side story, especially for the Crawler and Pop-Step. While we get more insight into Knuckleduster’s background, his apprentices seem to try to do their own thing. For the first four volumes, the super steroid “trigger” has been the focal, but now it somewhat shifts.

With that in mind, it is still a compelling story with lots of heart and shows the evolving relationship between the Crawler and Pop Step. She has a crush on her partner due to a connection he is clueless about. They are two awesome characters that show a team of creators who actually care about the story they are working on.

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