Vigilante: Boku no Hero Academia Illegals
My Hero Academia: Vigilantes
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Vigilante: Boku no Hero Academia Illegals

Alternative Titles

English: My Hero Academia: Vigilantes
Japanese: ヴィジランテ -僕のヒーローアカデミア ILLEGALS-


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 20, 2016 to ?
Genres: ActionAction, ShounenShounen, Super PowerSuper Power
Authors: Betten, Court (Art), Furuhashi, Hideyuki (Story)
Serialization: Jump GIGA


Score: 7.561 (scored by 1140111,401 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22092
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #391
Members: 31,099
Favorites: 764
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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.

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Vigilante: Boku no Hero Academia Illegals has been licensed in English as My Hero Academia: Vigilantes VIZ Media.

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Jun 14, 2017
GaBeRockKing (All reviews)
Compared to its parent manga, Illegals has a much tighter focus.

The core cast is composed of a mere three members, as opposed to BnHA's massive cast herd. This is great for character development, with the main character and his teammates each getting significant character moments nearly every single chapter.

And even non-main-characters have it good-- The author doesn't treat them like setpieces to be moved around at his bidding, but respects their agency as individuals in a universe he's merely narrating.

Just like in BnHA, every superpower is unique and interesting, as are character designs.

Illegals' characters are perhaps the best part of the manga, and I rate read more
Jul 30, 2017
Cronanium (All reviews)
If you’re looking for something to read while waiting on MHA chapters, defiantly start this. It’s pretty freaking amazing, dare I say better or at least almost as good as the original? The MC is sooo adorable and I like his story a lot, so I get just excited when new chapters are released for this as I do when MHA chapters are released.

First of all, I love how the story doesn’t feel like it’s even a spinoff. I often find myself saying that I can’t wait until he has a run in with Deku and gets added to the main cast. It’s aligned read more
Oct 2, 2017
EmmemTTC (All reviews)
Story 8/10
The story is pretty interesting since the beginning of the series have already foreshadow the current BNHA arc,noting more to say about the story right other then it being really decent and unexpected spin off since it foreshadows the current arc and some characters as well,so it will be really cool to the the cast of BNHA meet up with VBNHAI cast.

Art 9/10
For a spin off based on a current on going series,the art style resembles the BNHA art style but also have it's own distinctive art style

Character 10/10
The characters to be honest,are just as much if not not more read more
Jul 20, 2018
astrofeee (All reviews)
Vigilante: Boku no Hero Academia Illegals is at 33 chapters at the time of writing and is exactly what it sells itself as. The world of Boku no Hero, except instead of through the rose-tinted glasses of the societal elites who followed their dreams of becoming heroes because of their exceptional talent and outstanding quirks, through the eyes of a less fortunate protagonist and his ragtag group of misfits who are trying to undermine the law that has neglected them so.

Despite what the genres say on the MAL page I consider Vigilante to be a seinen, mostly on the tighter focused cast and plot being read more

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