‘My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Vol. 7’ Manga Highlight

Based on MHA from Kohei Horikoshia, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 7 continues the spin-off series by writer Hideyuki Furuhashi and illustrator Betten Court. The manga is published bu Shonen Jump and released in the United States by Viz Media.

After a short, but successful heroic run in Japan, Captain Celebrity has decided to return home to the United States to be with his wife and child. Makoto has tapped Koichi aka the Crawler and Kazuho aka Pop-Step to help throw a going away party. Inviting some of the greatest Japanese heroes including Blue Jeanist and Midnight, the party is going well. However, a mysterious enemy plans on sabotaging the event and causing mass casualties. Meanwhile, Knuckleduster considers hanging up his mask as his daughter recovers in the hospital.

The illustrations by Betten Court are superb. He truly captures the terrifying events that are happening and the danger the Crawler finds himself in as he fights. In a series of flashbacks, we also see Captain Celebrity’s origins and how he became who is. He does a good job with those.

On the subject of Captain Celebrity’s origin, I mentioned how the character was used to criticize American comic books. He was vapid and vain, chasing skirts despite being married. However, during a battle, we find that he acts out in a desire to be loved, but it backfires. It gave him depth and revealed that he genuinely wants to do good, but finds himself in awkward positions. Bravo to Hideyuki Furuhashi for doing that so well.

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