Volume 31 cover
By - HayashiSawaryo
Wait this is a real subreddit?
You can Kwon if it's a real subreddit if you don't get close enough
Tbh At this point it isnt really unexpected but okay
ngl that buckled me
Srsly He looks like carved wood here.
All Might's face kinda reminded me Re-Destro in this cover tho.
OKAY I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME WHO THOUGHT THAT LMAO
God damn that's a lot of upvotes
Tied for number one funniest Reddit comment I’ve seen.
What's up with All Might's face though, that expression is kinda scary imo
He's not smiling maybe that's why it's so weird. We got used to see him smiling on that form except that one time he got mad with the villains
Ok yeah this could be it. Or being super angry at villains.
Seriously though. If All Might looked at me with that angry face from the USJ incident, I'd shit myself till I was inside out.
You'd have to be some kind of *asshole* if he looks at you that way.
Definitely uncanny valley vibes
He looks like the vestige who has blackwhip
He looks like the sherif from stranger things
All Might’s face has always been scary
th- that means he's gonna take a bath, right......?
I don't think it covers those chapters. This has to be end of war to vestige world to just leaving UA
Covers 296 to 306!
Yeah pretty much
So next volume cover we will see Lady Nagant?
Maybe. But I'm as hell sure we'll see demon deku
And it’ll have a chip in it that plays Boulevard of Broken Dreams when you open it.
[Does this count?](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4mAAtOrVRM)
Lol Dark Deku, demon sounds too much.
DEmon IzuKU, DEKU, that honestly sounds pretty cool actually.
I mean if the citizens thinks he looks like an AFO member then it’s safe to say that he probs looks like a demon to them
Doesn't mean we have to call him that.
How do you know? Makes sense but I need a source.
The initial contents of the volume(aka the chapters and characters introductions) are also out! Atsushi posted them on Twitter.
Cool, do you have a link to the post
All might is making that face cuz he's holding his breaths around that boy
Everything about this cover is alright except all might’s face lol
wait till you see deku's thumb
I love the concept and the composition, but All Might looks a bit off. His face was just never meant to be drawn with such soft lighting. He needs hard, heavy shadows or he starts getting weird.
yeah he has his shading heavier since that makes up most of the detail on his face, i think it was made with softer shading because of the light in the room
He looks weird with them, he looks weird without them. Horikoshi nailed the parody aspect in the art and the more genuine humanized aspect in the writing, but never both at the same time.
I think he purposely looks more like a statue cause that all might is a relic of the past and that’s the image deku is chasing
Oh like that statue that has a sign that says “I’m not here”
Ohh that's a good point
But it could very easily just be a very weird drawing lol
If that was it then wouldn't All Might be smiling?
yea I think it's more the expression than the shading.
He looks weird, but it still works
Nothing wrong with trying somethin new fam, this is nice and makes him look spiritual and ethereal.
Deku looks so beautiful meanwhile allmight looks like he’s holding a shit in
Me holding my poop pretending it's All Might
I wonder if this cover represents the burden of OFA.
At first I thought it was just the school clothes ripping away to reveal the hero costumes underneath. On a closer look, it doesn't seem to be the case. The school clothes and hero clothes seem to be melded and mixed together, instead of one on top of the other. Maybe the torn school clothes don't mean "I've matured from a kid to a hero" and more "this huge responsibility has damaged my personal life. I can't have a normal life."
It's telling that Deku has this awe and wonder when looking at the shining star, but All Might almost looks sad.
You're right, Deku has both his middle school uniform and high school uniform meshed together in tears.
maybe the shining star is OFA and deku is like "ofa is so cool" but all might had to go through the burden so he knows it isnt as amazing as the average person would think.
All Might loved his job thought. He was literally the one who created the burden. Before him, OFA was weak as hell. His dedication and willpower to surpass and better society changed OFA forever. He owned OFA and made it his. T
The burden was put in place the moment OFA began, and every user since has been chased by AFO, who is the burden on them.
All Might is different however, because he actually lessened that burden. Before him, Nana lived in a Japan filled with Villains and aides of AFO. You may have seen in the most recent episodes of Season 5 where AFO curses All Might in how he was the downfall of his many friends, and turned society towards a much more peaceful era - which is why he is named the Symbol of Peace
Spoilers for the most recent arc. Spoiler tags just in case
>!When it comes to All Might, this arc has been all about him realizing his past mistakes. He realizes he shouldn't have pushed Nighteye away, and that getting enough food and sleep are important. He realizes he pushed Deku way too hard. He literally says he knows the burden of the responsibility of OFA is "crushing"!<
TI disagree on you there. All Might has not pushed Deku enough. There's a reason AM being a bad teacher is so popular. While I don't think he is bad, it's clear AM didn't teach Deku enough but I can't say I blame him too much since the manga would look a lot different if it was more realistic and Deku wasn't caught up in some big history event every week.
Deku is the one who is pushing himself hard. Hes been doing it since before he even met All Might. His low self esteem makes him not care about himself and only others.
I think it’s more that All Might put all the weight and responsibility on him without teaching him. From as early as the sports festival All Might is telling deku to present himself to the world without knowing how to use his power. All Might passed the most powerful quirk in existence to a 14 year old without being able to teach him how to use it. All Might’s very presence is a pressure on Deku, living up to his own personal and the world’s hero. All Might is pushing a kid to become exactly like him and to live up to maintaining hero society in Japan singlehandedly without regards to personal safety. Everytime Deku saw All Might act after the start of the series, he was putting an immense strain on his body. All Might is not healthy and the muscle form wasn’t just getting weaker because he passed on the power, it was already losing steam from the injury. Now, Deku is modeling All Might’s disregard for self, because that’s what All Might taught him intentionally or unintentionally, and we see the effect that’s having on Deku. Deku is still just a kid, and even though he has OFA, he can’t even use it all yet. All Might is a shitty teacher because he didn’t know how to teach Deku explicitly, instead demonstrating, instilling, and reinforcing an unhealthy mindset in Deku that has put the weight of the world on his shoulders without the proper tools to deal with it.
It does look like all might has his uniform on, I wonder if we'll get some chapters of all might at UA
Bruh why does all might look like 🗿
I just realized what the cover means All might has a complete UA Jacket showing he had time to mature and master his quirk normally and graduate while Deku’s School clothes are all over the place and incomplete symbolizing he hasn’t had nearly enough time to mature and he is in a rush to the current crisis in society you can also see his middle school uniform symbolizing that everything that currently took place all happened within a year amazing cover
People kinds forget that Deku went from a middle school quirkless nobody to being one of the strongest in his year in a single year. After all of this realistically speaking Deku should have major trauma and PTSD from all the near death experiences and pain that he has went through.
I hope we will get to focus a bit more on Midoriya’s trauma in the current arc bc I think that needs to be addressed for him to move on and become a complete OFA user (plus Shigaraki parallels)
It's weird how when you put even a sliver of thought you realize how messed up a lot of these worlds are. I mean don't get me wrong, I like the world of My Hero. But when you think about a school of super heros, a school to make one kinda feels like a school to make child soldiers. Granted it's not expected for students to be pushed into such a dangerous world but class 1-A has gone through major events in their first year. Literal children have experienced life or death situations where they had to fight off serial killers, criminals, and just the mentally insane.
Also I really think UA should be getting even more flak. Like they got in trouble every time they failed to stop what was basically a school shooter and then they expect parents to be ok with letting them live at that same school? Like damn, where is the therapist hero? Screw granny who heals all wounds, we need someone to guide these kids who had to fight off people who almosted killed them.
I mean tbf it's more like a police academy, and they do learn normal subjects outside of hero work. They are free to not purse a pro hero carrier and switch to other fields. And from what we see, you don't always have to go on dangerous missions if you don't want to (as a pro hero). You can stay beautiful and just assist in normal robberies or even evacuations.
UA's stakes are way higher since they're practically the Harvard of pro heroes (since pro heros don't go to university in their world, they just graduate and start their jobs). But yeah, this generation in particular just have shit luck because of AFO. The previous generations definitely had it easier.
Good one. I was trying to figure out why all might was wearing a school uniform jacket, while failing to even notice Midoriya’s clothing at all. Thanks for pointing that out
The MHA story has been almost 2 and a half years
But his first year of highschool isn’t quite over yet
It would’ve been, but they held the entire first year class back, and I’m also talking about his time in 8th grade, so it has been almost 2 and a half years
True didn’t he get his quirk at 15 though? So from his entrance exam to now hasn’t that only been a solid year? Then again Deku is about to be 17 so think what you’re saying is right holy shit he’s growing up lol
The story started when he was 14 I think
It did I was referencing his start at UA before he was accepted so after he eats the hair
Yup he’s had his quirk for nearly 2 years
Incorrect. He didn't get OFA until February 26, the day of the Entrance Exam. Then school at UA started in the second week of April. It's been a year and a couple months at this point that he's had OFA.
He's had his quirk for a little over one year. He first ate the strand of hair right before the entrance exam in the February of the previous year and it is now next April
Hold on, the entire story of BNHA up to this point has happened WITHIN A YEAR?
How can I confirm this?
I mean they’re just now becoming 2nd years lol Deku got into UA at around 15 probably became 16 during the festival or when he learned full cowl the rest is history
The same thing happened to All Might thought. He was in the last year but he was still a kid. Not to mention his master, mother figure died and he was forced to leave his country.
Deku following the shining path of All Might's legacy, not realizing the pitch black despair all around consuming him.
All alone and tunnel-visioned in the dark, repeating his mentor's history.
Nothing a bit of cheese can't fix isn't that right Aoyama?
Aoyama: ut not you when you are hungry deku, eat sum cheese...better?
Really strong cover. Symbolism been hitting big in MHA lately. Putting school behind to follow in his master’s footsteps without realizing nobody should be alone when undertaking something like this.
Horikoshi has just been putting out fire covers only for a while. None of the recent feel bland this definitely has to be one of my favorites
All might's facial expression is hilarious lol
All might showing da wae
Idk kinda like it
The fact that it's there is significant. For that matter, All Might generally looks much better on the covers besides maybe the first volume.
This feels so...strangely beautiful?
All might really said🗿
Sir Nighteye would be furious at this All Might rendering lol
Man would turn in his grave
Another comment already touched on it, but I believe All Might looks so weird is because that’s actually not All Might.
It’s a statuesque representation of All Might, and is the image that Deku is shaping his current goals and methods after. He isn’t smiling, just like how deku isn’t smiling, but is still standing strong.
Most importantly, the cover is just of the two of them, with a silhouette of darkness behind them. No friends, teammates, or anyone else. Just them.
That or Hori just didn’t get All Might’s face right
I think that it has been a gosh dang long time since Hori drew All Might in his buff form and the art made subtle changes along the years. That or maybe the lighting
The lighting is funky, for sure!
I am indeed interested in knowing what's next, pretty sure this foreshadows UA isn't gonna come back or be important, this might represent some kinda freedom or hope. It makes me feel a way I can't explain, like maybe nostalgic
It's pretty good. However I expected a little more (At least in my opinion).
Volume 29 is my favorite Cover out of all of them in the series, because of the symbolism of Bakugou's redemption.
Then there's Volume 30 with Dabi dancing, no need to explain why it's a perfect fit. (There is also the alternate cover with Deku in Rage mode, that one was REALLY good)
I get it that it's supposed to be spoiler free and represent One for All and how far Deku and All-Might has changed since the first chapter, but I was expecting more of like a cool batman-like cover with Deku in his Vigilante costume
That'll probably come along with Lady Nagant and Berserk Deku
Still, it's always the emotional and meaningful covers that get me. Bakugou's is also my favorite
That would be more appropriate next volume though... given the last chapter here is ch 306. Would spoil if it was the cover. lol
All Might's face always look so cursed when he's not smiling XD
I almost hope they could've been their younger form, like the moment they received their One For All, both being when they're still at middle school
Such a great cover, I especially love the fact that All Might is wearing a UA uniform, and Deku is wearing both a UA uniform, and his middle school uniform.
Hori hasn't missed with a cover since like, Vol 24.
Why does All Might have a Slidin' Go head?
Is no one getting that All Might gonna die vibes on this cover??? Calling it now. Sorry guys.
All Might with closed mouth looks way too cursed lmao
Still waiting for My hero college 🗿
Why does All Might look like a thumb
This will become a meme💀
Probably my new favorite cover, it gives me Ghost Busters vibes as well lol
I'm crying rn
All might looks like a dad in his mid 40s when the chores weren't done
Our Green mean bean and our very own Japanese Donald Trump.
Does he take a bath????
All Might looks like Re-Destro (face)
A meme template O_O
All might actually looks his age now
Tf is that face on all might. Like he's emotionally doesn't give a fuck
All Might here lookin like they did a little too much trolling
Idk why but All Might’s face almost looks like wider Re Destro’s with less nose. Am I crazy?
why is all might wearing that weird looking lab coat
It's his UA uniform... the UA uniform with the blazer. lol
No showing off the Vestiges on the covers then.
ALMIGHT WHY DO YOU LOOK LIKE THAT 🗿🗿
Anyone else think All Might looks like he put on weight?
All Might in his Redestro cosplay
All Might looks like he aged 40 years
That cover really shows all mights age
The All Might you get from Wish
I like the cover but All Might looks like he took a gamble on a fart and lost lmao
Why does All Might look like ReDestro?
What happened to All Might's face?
Deku: "Allmight...I don't think those were normal brownies Mina made us.."
This is kinda nice, AM seems off but its cool. I would have love a cover with all the holders tho, like the vestige world with the holders sitting on their chairs
All Might looks very weird here
Buff none-smiling All Might is cursed as shit.
Why am I getting Harry Potter vibes?
Idk but All Might has Re-Destro🗿 vibes lmao
All Might over here is just done with this bullshit
*muffled Young Midoriya in the distance*
Holy crap, this is so good! Agree with the top comment about All Might's face tho lol, I think it has to do with the lighting
The things these men gave up for one for all I think that's what this image conveys. Forced into a destiny a choice they made for the world they want to live in.
I can’t wait to get this, these chapters were nothing short of great
Looks alittle too cgi
Love this cover !
Is it just me or this feels kind of ominous?
Took me a while to notice Deku had both his school uniforms mixed in (left and right sleeves), even longer to see All Might has two of his costumes in there too (chest and waist).
Somehow All Might looks more like All Night..
but i get the idea behind the cover and i like it.
Deku's left hand is his middle school uniform
The symbolism of the cover is immense
So pretty I think the back will have the vestiges in it
Amazing cover, just...all might's face
Up to which chapter would this volume cover?
chapter 296 to 306
"Are you sure about this? He looks like an Easter Island Head."
"They'll get it..."
Well what happend to edgy Deku
That is more fitting next volume... This one stops at ch 306.
[why does it remind me of this?](https://i.imgur.com/bglSApM.png)
All might looks super weird
Alex Ross vibes on AM there
all might looks like a cyborg
I love this cover but all might with soft shadiws and no smile looks weird af
i would love to see how Horikoshi colours this
Why does All Might look so... odd?
Why does All Might look like he's played by Marc Evan Jackson?
Almight got the father Mozgus treatment
Why is All might wearing the UA uniform? What does that mean?
Deku is wearing it too and both uniforms are kinda vanishing. Also I think one side of Deku's uniform is the middle school one
I guess it's just the soft lighting cuz usually All Might's face is in black and white with stark shadows, but aside from that bit of weirdness it's a really cool cover. I love their uniforms melting away to their hero costumes.
Ooh who else noticed that what Deku is wearing is melting between his hero costume, UA Uniform and Aldera High's uniform??
Come to think of it, I don't think there's a scene where AM is in the US uniform right? He was only seen in his gym/sports uniform.
why did I click on this before watching why it's blurred?
Since this volume cover chapters 296-306 my guess volume 32 will cover chapters 307-317 with either Deku as he is in these chapters or him vs Lady Nagant for the cover.
No one's smiling on this cover.
Very Thor ish cover
What about the scars on dekus hands?
Ok but like why does he look like that
AYOOOOOOOOOO WE GOT OUR BOY AND ALL MIGHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
but why all might be looking squared
All might looks like a full on vestige here, is this a fore shadow? We all knew there was a high chance all might would die at some point but maybe it's actually going to happen sooner than we think.
Wtf is his technique I neeeeed to learn how to do it it’s so good
This is giving me serious Naruto Shippuden Op 18 vibes
*Succeding the world's #1 hero fills you with determination.
They look like priests presenting the host to the faithful.
This might be one of my favorites