My Hero Academia‘s newest manga chapter has made the case (higher than ever) for why the franchise wants a prequel sequence after the present sequence completes its last arc(s). In chapter 310 of the manga, My Hero Academia lastly made the essential reveal of how the ability of One For All actually took place. That backstory included the reveal of simply who All For One’s brother is, and why he made the selection to move down OFA to its second consumer. We additionally lastly bought to fulfill OFA’s Second and Third customers, and be taught all concerning the darkish time they got here from.
…And it is that precise time interval that will make for an awesome My Hero Academia prequel sequence.
(Warning My Hero Academia Manga SPOILERS Follow!)
In chapter 310 “Masters and Pupil” we lastly get the important thing flashback to when Izuku Midoriya was comatose, following the battle with All For One in the course of the War arc. We knew that Izuku was transported into the realm of OFA whereas in his comatose state, the place the earlier customers sat him down for a dialogue about donating their full assist to Izuku. OFA’s originator Yoichi Shigaraki will get the assist of a lot of the different customers (Hikage Shinomori, Daigoro Banjo, En, Nana Shimura, Toshinori Yagi), however the Second and Third customers have been the massive last holdouts. Now we all know why.
In the most recent chapter, Deku has a flashback to how his assembly with OFA’s Second and Third customers in the end performed out. What we be taught is that the Second and Third customers have been heroes from the darkish period the place All For One and his cult of evildoers reigned over society, and the heroes of the time battled fiercely to cease him. It was throughout that warfare that two heroes found Yoichi Shigaraki being held captive by his brother, and made the world-changing resolution to embrace their enemy’s brother as an ally.
This reveal about OFA is important for My Hero Academia’s story of Izuku’s rise to change into the best hero of his era. However, it is also a giant window right into a time interval that would undoubtedly maintain its personal sequence focus. A prequel about Yoichi allying with the heroes of the ‘Dark Age’ (for lack of a greater time period), could be backstory – however in some methods, it might be much more well timed than the present story.
Exploring how society was seduced and brainwashed by a villain like All For One is a superb metaphor for the way so many various cultures of the world are presently coping with radicalization and violence. It would even be a drastically totally different imaginative and prescient of the world of quirks that Kohei Horikoshi has imagined – even totally different than the “early days” before the main series, which has been explored in the Vigilantes spinoff.
But unlike Vigilantes, this prequel about the era of the Second and Third OFA users would have much more direct ties to the main My Hero Academia story – albeit with a much more adult tone. These heroes (by the admittance of OFA’s Third user) would kill just to stay alive, and we already know there would be some very tragic deaths along the way. There’s already a core friendship (Yoichi and his two successors) to anchor that tragedy, and a great family story (Yoichi and All For One) to create the emotional core.
We would love to see the early days of One For All’s rise explored in a My Hero Academia prequel series – how about you?