10 thoughts on “僕のヒーローアカデミア 5 [Boku No Hero Academia 5]

  1. says:

    I m leaving this volume as a hardcore Todoroki stan That s all you need to know.


  2. says:

    those fights were EPIC Midoriya, Bakugo and the star of this volume Shoto Todoroki s character development is what I m living for right now seems like the plot is getting progressively darker some of the scenes almost made me cry Ochaco and Tenya are the cutest I love


  3. says:

    One of the very few tournament arcs where I wasn t bored to tears looking at you, Shokugeki no Soma and as a matter of fact I actually enjoyed it I m glad it wasn t overly long and that they already introduced the character who will start up the next arc.Just have to say though view spoiler hide spoiler my kokoro br br br br br One of the very few tournament arcs where I wasn t bored to tears looking at you, Shokugeki no Soma and as a matter of fact I actually enjoyed it I m glad it wasn t overly long and that they already introduced the character who will start up the next arc.Just have to say though view spoiler hide spoiler my kokoro


  4. says:

    Somehow the best on till now Great fights but also some great feels All in all this one is hopefully making a change for the better.


  5. says:

    Hell yeah Another amazing volume full of thrills, twists and evenimpressive character development What I loved about this tournament arc is how entirely unpredictable it was until the very end, and it served as a great base for gettingfamiliar with the characters as well as just being an insanely entertaining action romp It reminded me a lot of Dragon Ball s earlier Strongest Under The Heavens tournaments, which I hold as the golden standard for all manga tournaments, and I think Hell yeah Another amazing volume full of thrills, twists and evenimpressive character development What I loved about this tournament arc is how entirely unpredictable it was until the very end, and it served as a great base for gettingfamiliar with the characters as well as just being an insanely entertaining action romp It reminded me a lot of Dragon Ball s earlier Strongest Under The Heavens tournaments, which I hold as the golden standard for all manga tournaments, and I think My Hero Academia even surpassed DB in some ways with this storyline Get me the next volume asap


  6. says:

    my love for todoroki shoto is so immense I would Die for that boy


  7. says:

    This volume contained one of my favorite fight scenes in manga this year.


  8. says:

    4.5 stars I recommend reading this volume with You Say Run off the official soundtrack playing on repeat.My Hero Academia volume 5 Todoroki Shouto Origin, aka that volume where, if you re anything like me, Todoroki has likely jumped from being an eh character to one of your favorites Shouto needs so many hugs Aiming for the top and What it means to be a hero , two of the main themes of the series, are in full focus in this volume Aiming for the top I mentioned in the previous volu 4.5 stars I recommend reading this volume with You Say Run off the official soundtrack playing on repeat.My Hero Academia volume 5 Todoroki Shouto Origin, aka that volume where, if you re anything like me, Todoroki has likely jumped from being an eh character to one of your favorites Shouto needs so many hugs Aiming for the top and What it means to be a hero , two of the main themes of the series, are in full focus in this volume Aiming for the top I mentioned in the previous volume s review Those who are truly striving to stand at the summit are the ones who will ultimately get there, and in a clash between two equally earnest wills, the results will lay with the technical stuff whoever is theskilled will be the winner This seems to be Horikoshi s motto throughout the tournament, and he sticks by it For the most part For the fights he really wanted to write It s hard to apply this to some of the matchups that got little to no development, like Ashido vs Aoyama, or Yaoyorozu vs Tokoyami For the ones that are fleshed out, it fits Bakugou vs Uraraka was a definite battle of equally earnest wills I don t think anyone willing to take so many explosions to the face can be accused of having a shallow will , but view spoiler naturally, when it comes to raw skill, unfortunately Ochaco is just nowhere near in the same class as Bakugou, so in this case skill wins out hide spoiler Todoroki vs Midoriya isan interesting case Interesting is probably a highly insufficient, almost insulting word to describe such an utterly epic fight, but then again the word epic has been used so much over recent years to the point of having lost all significance anyway Is Izuku s fight with Todoroki a battle of two intense, sheer yearnings to be number one, like with Bakugou and Ochaco Izuku surely began the Sports Festival with the utmost determination to become Number One, to let the world know that I am here as All Might, the man whom he admires above all else, encouraged him to do so Yet, by the time of the start of their match, I don t think aiming for the top was the motivation for either of them Aiming for the top was never actually Todoroki s motivation from the very beginning He didn t care about letting the world know I am here as with Izuku, he didn t care about attracting potential pro heroes to truly jumpstart his hero career as with Ochaco or be able to follow in the footsteps of an admired brother like Iida, he wasn t in it to chase his dreams and grab that thing you just can t help admiring like Shinsou, and he certainly didn t care about crushing his opponents to prove absolute superiority as with Bakugou No, Todoroki s motivation is basically revenge It s to rub in the face of his hated father his rejection of his inherited quirk It s really not much better or anymature than Monoma s motivation who just wants to be able to show class 1 A up Following Horikoshi s insistent theme of those truly aiming for the top will be the ones to win , he no doubt wouldn t have made it as far as he did if he didn t have the raw skill to back it up Horikoshi probably dislikes conflicts won by sheer dumb luck.Now onto Izuku Despite all of his insistences that he s in the festival to do his best and to win, come the vs Todoroki fight, I don t think his motivator was aiming for the top any No, this is the main protagonist we re talking about now a kind hearted boy whose deepest desire has always been to become a great hero like All Might What it means to be a hero Being a hero is not done by winning school sports fests and garnering popularity In Horikoshi s world, a world already brimming with heroes, to really be a hero, if All Might is the ultimate indication, is to help those in need with a smile and a simple line It s alright now Why Because, I am here It means meddling even when you don t need to be, by those who don t want you to And that s what Izuku does, because the deepest, main essence of his being is to be a hero, not to stand at the top And by golly, does he want to help Todoroki.Todoroki s main characteristic up until now is best described as aloof While he s not shy about showing off his Quirk well, his ice side, anyway , it s safe to say that he s nothing like the showboating, attention whoring person his father is He doesn t do flashy things to garner attention like Bakugou well, except to piss off his father, mainly by showing what he s not doing , and he very likely isn t the type to say things to garner sympathy His sharing of his dark childhood and motivations to Izuku isn t to get Izuku to feel sorry for him and throw the fight if anything, it s Todoroki s awkward way of apologizing to him This is how it is, and this is how I feel, and I m ashamed that I couldn t even keep my own promise to myself to never use his fire side, which he did during the cavalry battle , and I m basically using you as a stand in for All Might to piss my dad off, but really, I have nothing against you otherwise The fact that Izuku would feel UTTER HORROR at being told view spoiler his classmate was abused as a child by his father and his mother poured boiling water ONTO HIS FACE hide spoiler doesn t seem to be Todoroki s intent in fact he barely seems to realize the effect he has on Izuku s emotions in speaking with him If all this didn t flip Izuku s Wanting to be Todoroki s Hero Switch, then I don t know what would Shortly after the Todoroki vs Sero fight volume 4 , while everyone else is freaked out at the scale and extent of his ice powers and pitying Sero , Izuku is focused on how sad Todoroki seemed to him Just prior to their match, he comes across Endeavor, who mainly just succeeds in reiterating what Todoroki told him of Todoroki essentially only being born as a tool for his father, and it is at this mindset and emotional state that the Midoriya vs Todoroki fight begins So, what is Izuku s main goal right now From the very beginning, he goes all out, prepared for all the pain using One For All is about to bring him This is something he s been avoiding since the start of the Sports Festival, has only used once previously in an unconscious moment view spoiler to break free of Shinsou s mind control hide spoiler , and using it without reserve will seriously hamper his chances, Recovery Girl or not, in later matches should he manage to beat Todoroki here Yet that s what he does use it without reserve And goes even further beyond that Plus Ultra No, that s not how you should be using that phrase, Izuku , using it to points beyond pain that no sane person or even the most extreme masochist is likely to go And as he does so, he eggs Todoroki on He taunts him and sneers at him, saying that unlike him, everyone else is going full out in order to win and attain their dreams, and your right side looks awfully cold wouldn t you be able to fix that by using those flames you re repressing Has Izuku suddenly caught the Bakugou bug and decided that he needs to draw out Todoroki s full seriousness in order to win an indisputable first place Nah, he didn t seem to care much that even theearnest of his classmates and rivals weren t fighting to win to the point of shedding tears of blood He sure wasn t eager to let Shinsou get ahold of his mind again in his match with him which would essentially be letting Shinsou fight at his most serious Oh, but Todoroki is different, and Todoroki needs to properly unleash the full brunt of his Quirk onto him, because this sports festival is no longer about aiming for the top to Izuku it s about being the hero for a classmate who can t move forward until he s able to embrace a very big element literally of himself Throughout the entire fight, Izuku doesn t smile onceuntil he s managed to piss off read emotionally move Todoroki enough for him to use his left flame side, full force Naturally, at this point, this would be the farthest thing that is likely to make anyone hoping to win smile, except maybe someone as crazy as Bakugou.Going back to those who are aiming for the top are the ones who get to win , at this point it s inevitable who will be the winner Izuku has succeeded in his goal of the moment, which was not so much to be number one, but to be the hero that Todoroki needed unfortunately, he simultaneously lit a fire heh under what had always been Todoroki s true motivation in life view spoiler to become a hero like All Might hide spoiler Thus, in the finals, we get view spoiler Todoroki vs Bakugou In a battle of wills to be at the top of it all, Bakugou is certainly there He wants that apex, to be able to look down upon all those he s crushed along the way, especially those he knows who have given their utmost, so that he can say that he is the strongest, he is the best, no matter how desperately his opponents fought He is utterly arrogant, after all And although he ll likely never ever, ever, ever say it in exact words, he acknowledges Todoroki to be a worthy opponent, which is why Bakugou needs to have Todoroki use both sides of his Quirk, ice and fire, so that he can be the indisputable champion when he beats him.And Todorokiwell, let s just say that one battle, even one as emotionally charged as that, isn t nearly enough to erase a decade of abuse and trauma and psychological scars He s feeling confused, and lost, and sorry, Bakugou, but you just weren t the one who managed to get him all riled up like that.And so, the one who was truly aiming for the top in this match up is the one who wins, as it should be Good job, Kacchan Not that he s willing to accept that If anything, Todoroki essentially giving up is the ultimate insult to Bakugou hide spoiler I personally think this is one of the many ways that Horikoshi goes about punishing Bakugou for his younger actions Don t you think you re thinking a leeeetle too deeply about a shounen superhero action tournament fighter arc No, not really I think a lot of the writing is, while maybe not terribly original, quite clever and emotional, and that Horikoshi is good at rearranging old hat tropes into something fun and exciting, and sticking to his themes.Going back to What it means to be a hero , undoubtedly a theme that will live at the forefront of the series all the way to the end, it ll continue to be examined in the next arc, as Hero Killer Stain is also introduced in this volume


  9. says:

    Probably the best so far The end of the tournament was great and really develop and get us attach to new character I personally really like Todoroki and have I expectation for him The next one looking to bevillain based so that s good because as much as I like the ending of the tournament, good old heroes vs villains is going to be great Love it


  10. says:

    By far my favorite of the series so far Not only does this give Todoroki s back story, but it was also where I first started to respect Bakugo Despite being an angry boy, this volume showed that there wasto him I love the character development here.


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