While My Hero Academia fans are eagerly waiting for the anime’s seventh season, it seems like there’s a surprise getting ready! Rumors say that My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, a spin-off manga series is going to get an anime adaptation!
My Hero Academia: Vigilantes takes place a few years before the main story.
The My Hero Academia TV anime is based on Kohei Horikoshi’s manga of the same name.
Kohei Horikoshi launched My Hero Academia in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine on July 14, 2014.
The 37th volume of the manga was released on February 3, 2023.
The manga is published in English on Viz Media’s manga reading platform and Shueisha’s Manga Plus platform.
Here’s a synopsis for My Hero Academia: Vigilantes:
Living in a superhuman society, it’s hard to feel special. Even more so when the spotlight only shines on professional heroes, those legally authorized to use their special powers known as “Quirks” in public for the greater good.
Kouichi Haimawari grew up aspiring to be a hero, but with a mediocre Quirk like “sliding” that ties him to the ground, he soon came to the conclusion that he could only ever admire them from below. Despite this, Kouichi finds contentment in using his Quirk to carry out day-to-day good deeds, such as returning lost items and helping the elderly cross the street.
However, Kouichi’s tame life takes a swing into the turbulent when he is rescued from a back alley brawl by “Vigilante,” or illegal hero, Knuckleduster. Seeing hero potential in Kouichi, Knuckleduster enlists his help in tracking down the source of a dangerous drug known as “Trigger” that boosts the user’s Quirk at the expense of their rationality.
Set in a time before the events of the original story, Vigilante: Boku no Hero Academia Illegals follows Kouichi as he chooses to don the reputation of a villain and become a Vigilante, operating in the shadow of the law to prevent crimes from taking to the surface.