My Hero Academia: School Briefs Vol. 1
Written by Anri Yoshi and Illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi
Published by VIZ Media
Released on April 2nd, 2019
MANGA—Light Novel, Fantasy
The U.A. High School Hero Course teaches young hopefuls everything they need to become heroes. Between killer events like the Sports Festival and internships, there’s even Parents’ Day! That’s when all the kids get the chance to show their parents what they’re made of!
As soon as I heard there was an addition to the My Hero Academia series, I raced to the store to pick up the latest stories!
School Briefs allows readers and fans of BNHA/MHA to delve deeper into the world and characters, as it leads us on a day-to-day basis of their lives outside of school. It gives us insight into their activities and likes/dislikes, as well as things that might trouble or challenge them.
Something I really liked about this novel, in particular, was that it really did build upon events in the manga and anime. It gave key information to the scenes behind the scenes that build the characters even further than we could’ve imagined.
However, I will admit that I felt this novel was lacking in some ways. I felt that the stories weren’t as developed as they could’ve been and that they were almost immature for the characters. I felt that there could’ve been bigger plots added in and/or expanded upon.
All in all, I did enjoy the addition to the series. I just wished we could’ve had a little more than what we were given. For that, I rate this 3 stars.