My Hero Academia, Vol. 9 by Kohei Horikoshi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is such a fun series. Pretty much a battle volume from start to finish but many other things are also going on. We start with training and eventually get to a head-to-head with Class 1A vs Class 1B. While they are out in the forest the Legion of Villains arrives with a hit list to follow. There are a whole bunch of great looking villains in this volume. While the book finishes off with a battle of good vs evil there is also, throughout, a sweet story going on in the background. Midoriya finds a little boy hanging out by himself who has a hatred of all Quirks. Midoriya finds out his parents were superheroes killed by a villain and sets out to help the boy overcome his aversion to Quirks, wholly recognising his own young self reflected in the little boy. Funny and action-packed.