Hey all, Dani here.
Good morning, and welcome back to my geeky bookish blog. Today is another bonus content day, because I have so many reviews I need to write and post…which means even more content for you. I hope you’re ready for it. I’ll be honest…I didn’t get much sleep last night. When Damian went to sleep around one in the morning, I still wasn’t all that tired. So I ended up staying up until almost five reading. And the only reason I went to bed when I did was because I knew I needed some sleep to get through the day, but I was still pretty awake.
It’s fine. All we really have planned for the day is reading, watching TV, playing video games, and maybe playing a little Dungeons & Dragons. Oh wait, that’s our plan for the whole weekend. Yay for the Stay at Home mandate.
Anyway, let’s jump into today’s review, which is a continuation of the series reviews I’ve done the past couple weekends. I know I’m really enjoying these stories.
Written by: Anri Yoshi
Original Story by: Kohei Horikoshi
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
ISBN: 1974703770 (ISBN13: 9781974703777)
Midoriya inherits the superpower of the world’s greatest hero, but greatness won’t come easy.
Prose short stories featuring the everyday school lives of My Hero Academia’s fan-favorite characters.
Midoriya, Ida, and the rest of class A will be cohabitating once they move into the new dorms, “Heights Alliance.” As class president and one who hopes to become as spectacular a hero as his brother, Ida will have to lead the class and enforce law and order during their dorm days—no matter what anyone else thinks!
Rating: 5 stars
Oh my goodness…we spend the first like 50 pages with a group of U.A. teachers gathering in a local restaurant and drinking together. Okay, well it starts off with Aizawa and All Might, and the latter is trying to get advice and wisdom about teaching from the former, which isn’t going all that well. And Aizawa is his usual self, even with the drink after drink after drink he is easily consuming. Also, not surprising, All Might can’t drink anymore. But then Present Mic joins. And then Midnight and Thirteen arrive, and end up inviting Cementoss and a couple others there as well.
We get to see so many of these teachers drinking and hanging out together, and they pretty much all end up being different kinds of drunk. Vlad King, the Class 1-B Homeroom teacher is a weepy/crying drunk, Midnight starts coming up with weird new mixed drink concoctions and making people drink them, Thirteen slurs his words and just wants to talk about nature and stuff. It was just a scene I don’t think we would ever get to see in the manga or the anime, and I couldn’t help but love it.
I think these glimpses into the day and lives of the teachers is probably my favorite part of these light novels.
But then, after all that, we shift focus over to the students of Class 1-A as they finish packing and move into their new student dormitories. Momo overpacks and has to choose which stuff will stay and which stuff will be sent back to her home. Iida debates about proper shelving order for his books. Midoriya debates about the placement of his All-Might shrine. And Todoroki doesn’t have much in the way of personal items, but finds the modern set-up of the dorms feels odd considering that he has been raised in a very traditional home.
Thankfully after a random encounter outside with Mei Hatsume, chasing after some of her escaped babies, Todoroki was able to talk with Recovery Girl and find some old furniture that has been left at the school, which help him to set up his room in a more traditional way.
And after all this normal stuff, of course we have to have some weird and fun action/excitement element to the story. Did I enjoy it? Yes. Would I still have been fine to not have this added to the story? Also yes.
These are such entertaining reads, that definitely do add to our understanding of the characters and the world in which they live.
Where to Get a Copy
You can also check with your local library.