Manga My Hero Academia

I Didn’t Choose the Evil Life, The Evil Life Chose Me [My Hero Academia 237]

The point of no return has been hit. There was a chance Tenko could’ve gone down the right path. A chance he could recover from his trauma in a healthy way and go on to be a productive member of society.

But, not on All For One’s watch.

Could All For One also have had white hair and red eyes? Maybe he was one of the first mutant quirk users.

People can be crappy. Yep, as mentioned by Shigaraki before, no one tried to help him in his time of need. Like seriously, there’s an f-ed up looking kid walking around by himself and no one called the police? Damn. Well, that was society’s last chance to prevent Tomura Shigarki’s birth, and they failed.

All For One makes it very clear how he wants Tenko to think. That’s what’s so insidious about him. It’s complete manipulation on his part in turning Tenko into Shigaraki, but it’s in a similar way to a parent teaching their child. But, instead of teaching your kid to be a good person, you tell him “Nah, screw the rules. Do whatever you want.” And, what happens when you tell a child who holds onto anger and sadness and murderous intent like it was a new toy to do what they want? Dead street punks. Specifically, the kind who earlier beats up Tenko. Why do I have the feeling All For One was watching Tenko kill his family the same way he watched him kill those punks? What a jerk!

Manga One Piece

A Pirate Has Better Healthcare Than You [One Piece 950]

I can imagine Oda with a notebook checking off things he had to show to keep the plot moving while drawing this chapter, making sure he hits all the beats so his audience doesn’t get confused later.

Why don’t you just build a hulkbuster armor suit around yourself to fight Kaido?

There’s a lot of small stuff happening this chapter. The first being the Firetank Pirates going off to find Chiffon’s twin sister, Lola. That’s should be fun. Can we focus on that instead? No? Okay, moving on.

We find out Luffy offered Kid a chance to join his alliance but Kid isn’t having it. He tried that once and ended up worse for it. I wonder if we’ll ever get a flash black about what immediately happened after Kaido met Kid, Hawkins, and Apoo. Anyway, Kid and Killer leave to find the rest of their crew. Looks like if Kid’s gonna fight Kaido, he’s doing it his way.

While Team Luffy tries convincing the recently freed prisoners teaming up a pirate to beat another pirate makes sense, Kawamatsu decides to leave. He’s got business somewhere else. Maybe he has to go to the bathroom. See? That’s why he wasn’t covered in his own feces and piss being locked in that prison for years. He’s been holding it in. Hey! If Portgas D. Rouge can stay pregnant threw sheer willpower, why not this?

Manga My Hero Vigilantes

Season Two Finale [My Hero Vigilantes 58]

Welp, goodbye Captain Celebrity and…Makoto?

Never change, Pamela.

That’s right, Captain Celebrity has gone back to America and Makoto’s joining him, staying as his manager while going to school in freaking Avengers Tower. No, I’m not joking.

Guess I should back things up a little. In Captain Celebrity’s hospital room, the main cast (minus Knuckleduster) is hanging out and talking about the Sky Egg incident. Koichi, being a vigilante, won’t be getting any official thanks for his part in helping to stop the attack which is fine by Koichi. He got his All Might hoodie signed, after all!

Things take an interesting turn when we find out Aizawa has told Detective Tsuguchi about Koichi. Now, at first, I was bothered, thinking how could Aizawa throw Koichi under the bus like that. But, I’m starting to realize it was for the best. Koichi’s notoriety will only grow after this and he needs someone in the police looking out for him. And with Makoto gone, it’s up to her brother to watch Koichi’s back. This would be troubling if not for Tsuguchi being grateful for Koichi’s help in the Sky Egg incident, especially since it means he helped save his sister. Still, it’s gonna be interesting when the two actually meet.

Manga One Piece

♫Never Trust a Big Butt and a Smile♫ [One Piece 949]

♫That boy was poisoned.♫

Chopper sounds cool until you realize he says that every time he plays Dr. Mario.

We continue right where we left off last chapter. Team Luffy, smack dab in Udon’s prison camp, fighting the guards and broken spirit prisoners. Man, those plague round bullets are making a ton of people sick. Good thing we have a reindeer doctor on the premises.

So, it’s fighty fight-fight time. Everyone’s fighting. None of it’s interesting except for the Luffy/Chopper combo attack. Well, no. Those electric shrunken Raizo’s throwing out was cool too. Speaking of Raizo, he dropped the prison keys near Kid to free himself and Killer, but Kid’s obviously thinking about something. Maybe he’s thinking about joining the Alliance. I’m sure he wants to see Kaido taken down as much as them.

More prisoners get shot, spreading the virus called Mummy. A nasty disease that causes pain and makes you bleed, both on the outside and when you pee. Queen, you monster!

Manga My Hero Academia

Diary of an Itchy Kid [My Hero Academia 236]

Well, that was an adventure. Lemme put on some calming music before we get into it.

I’m not showing any gore. So, let’s all pretend she’s looking at a broken Nintendo Switch and not her dead dog.

Pent up anger. Tenko Shimura felt his family was against him. Felt his father was a monster for punishing him for wanting to be a hero. Felt the rest of his family stood by and let it happen. This was the result, an angry child lashing out with a newly emerged quirk. A quirk that kills.

We knew Tenko would kill his family but I had my doubts. Namely, how did every family member keep their hands if they were turned to dust? Well, the answer to that was pretty simple. Decay, when it first manifested, broke things down into chunks, rather than disintegrating them like what we see from the current Shigaraki. Guess someone’s been training their quirk over the years.

We also see Tenko using a long-range attack and decaying his house (the one his father had built), confirming he’s been capable of doing those attacks from the beginning. And, while attacking, Tenko’s hair is turning white and I assume his eyes are turning red, just like Eri. If All For One had nothing to do with Tenko’s quirk then that confirms someone with a mutant quirk gets those physical attributes only when their quirk first activates.

Hipster Hotline Manga

Hipster Hotline: Spy x Family

To prevent a war, a spy must have a family. Yep, welcome to the manga called Spy x Family.


Tatsuya Endo’s Spy x Family, as I said, stars a spy codenamed Twilight. He’s your typical super-spy, tough, suave, a master of disguise. If you’ve seen it done in a spy movie, he can do it. Twilight quickly gets what could be his most important mission yet, preventing a war between the East and West. And, all he has to do is form a family so get can get close to the guy behind it all. Easy, right?

This is where things get interesting. See, Twilight can usually don a disguise, plays the role, then bam, he’s done and off on the next mission. But now, he has to play an everyday father and husband for however long it takes. And, that includes getting a daughter.

Anya, is a little girl Twilight adopts from an orphanage to be his daughter. She’s also an esper possessing mind-reading powers. Using her power, she quickly learns who Twilight really is and despite not being the super smart and capable child Twight was looking for, is able to get Twilight to adopt her. What makes Anya such a strong and fun character is her knowing her dad’s secret mission and even secretly helping him at times without revealing she can read minds.

Manga My Hero Academia

Good Doggy! Now, Play Dead! [My Hero Academia 235]

All For One is the pettiest mofo since my jerk 6th Grade teacher gave me a 50-page book report assignment simply because I told him his wife left him because he smelled like peanut butter.

Shigaraki can now destroy energy attacks! Eat your veggies kids and you too can be a superpowered badass.

Welcome Shigaraki’s backstory! While I guessed correctly, along with half the internet, young Tenko wanted to be a hero, I wasn’t expecting to see All For One so early in the flashback. Looks like he and Tenko met prior to the alley after his family died. So what happened? What did All For One do? Honestly, I don’t know. Considering Tenko has been itchy for a while now, I doubt All For One implanted the quirk at that time. Now, it’s possible if that wasn’t the first time the two met All For One could’ve switched out Tenko’s original quirk for Decay, but we’ll have to wait and see. It could be just as likely All For One befriended the boy to lead him down a dark path slowly over the years, with or without his family. The guy’s immortal, he’s got the time.

Kotaro’s an asshole. Again, as predicted, thanks to Nana’s actions, he has a mad hate-on for heroes. So much so, you can’t even mention them in the house! Tenko’s mom, sister, and maternal grandparents feel sorry for him, but no one truly sticks up for Tenko when the crap hits the fan. They just console him and move on. As we learn, that itself is a problem. They console but even then don’t go against Kotaro’s wishes and tell Tenko, yes, you can be a hero. That is what he needed most of all.

Later, Tenko gets busted for looking at Nana’s picture hidden in Kotaro’s study, and Hana throws him under the bus saying it was his idea. Traitor! I can’t blame her too much, their father is such a rageaholic when comes to heroes, she would’ve gotten five across the eyes too.

Manga My Hero Vigilantes

The Right to Bare Arms [My Hero Vigilantes 57]

Did I once say Knuckleduster was equivalent to the Marvel’s Daredevil? Because I take it all back. He’s the freaking Punisher!

Ragdoll loses her quirk, becomes Pussycats assistant. Knuckleduster loses his quirk, buys a shotgun.

This chapter picks up right where the last left off with Knuckleduster blowing up the building. His plan works, No. 6 can’t run in midair and is at his “mercy”. To make sure things stay that way, Knuckleduster pulls out a shotgun and unloads into the guy’s limbs!

And, if that’s not enough, Knuckleduster then starts kicking and smashing his face with the shotgun handle. You know, it’s just a theory, but I think Knuckleduster’s a teenie bit upset this guy has his quirk. Well, after getting the ass whoppin’ of the century, No. 6 just brushes it off. Turns out, he’s got some kind of healing ability. Either he was literally built like that or he’s got more than one quirk. I’m sure an artificial human could handle more than one. Hell, that’s probably why No. 6 was created in the first place.

Manga My Hero Academia

Shigaraki Remembers His Youtube Password [My Hero Academia 234]

Woo doggy! What a chapter! Originally, I was going to start by talking about Re-Destro but screw it. I’m diving into my Shigaraki talk.

What my boss said at my last performance review.

There’s no doubt now, All For One gave Shigaraki his families’ hands as a constant reminder of his pain, all to corrupt his feelings and turn him into a tool of destruction. What a dick! It also explains why Shigaraki regained his memories as he lost his hands. Make me wonder if he’ll gather the hands up or leave them moving forward. Maybe he’ll only keep his father’s hand for his face. That should be enough.

We’re introduced to Shigaraki AKA Young Tenko’s mother and maternal grandparents. Shigaraki mentions them not telling him something he needed to hear as a child. Something to comfort him after his father told him (if my theory is correct) he couldn’t be a hero. Remind you of a certain One For All user?


Tenko and Hana wanting to be heroes is all but confirmed in my book.

But, what about dear old Papa Shimura? We haven’t seen him yet. Well, that’s because Shigaraki’s daddy issues is the meat and potatoes of the flashback. Horikoshi’s saving that magnum opus for last. Shiggy’s hate for his dad is also why I think he’ll only need his father’s hand to fuel his hate moving forward.

Manga One Piece

Prison Break Season 6 [One Piece 948]

Eiichiro Oda. You were on a roll, but after reading One Piece for well over a decade, I’ve come to expect certain things in this series I don’t necessarily agree with. Doesn’t mean I hate One Piece or anything. I’m just the type of person who doesn’t have to love every tidbit of something to enjoy it. But, for now, let’s talk about the positive.

A tall, badass woman with a sword. Just putting it out there, Oda.

The Fire Tank Pirates are back, Y’all! They’re getting a cover story adventure, I think. It might only be a one or two-page thing we’ve seen in the past like with the Strawhat Alliance.

Luffy’s still working on perfecting his haki by using Kaido’s crew as punching bags. The Warden orders the guards to capture him and they comply because they’ve lost all hope. As expected, most of them are people who tried fighting Kaido and Orochi and failed. They need to be inspired and Team Luffy’s just the group to give it to them.

We’re introduced to a new type of weapon, Plague Rounds. Guns that contain diseases. Imma let that sink in…

Still with me? It’s a gun that shoots a disease at you. I don’t know what to say. Seriously. One Piece has no shortage of dumb stuff (A fake island in a whale, flying to the moon on a balloon, devil fruits, The Gates of Justice, magical healing bandages, etc.), but I’m still at a loss. Say what you will about Oda, at least he keeps you guessing. It kinda reminds me of the quirk erasing bullets in My Hero Academia, but instead of causing a disease it cures it (If you think of having a quirk the same a having a disease).