With the completion of the Endeavor Agency Arc, My Hero Academia has jumped into the incredibly popular Paranormal Liberation War arc. It is only a few chapters ago, where we saw the merging of the Meta Liberation Army with the League of Villains, with Tomura Shigaraki at its helm.
Fans are hyped to see the strength of Tomura in this arc, who is going through hellish training to make himself stronger and bring about utter destruction. The Heroes, having caught wind of this threat via Pro Hero Rank 2 – Hawks, have launched a full fledged attack on Dr. Garaki’s laboratory.
This arc has had multiple important revelations that have thrown the fans into wild excitement. Everyone is shocked to see that Kurogiri, the villain is actually a nomu in the body of Oboro Shirakumo, a former classmate and close friend of Shota Aizawa and Hizashi Yamada, who was believed to be deceased. The incredibly painful panel about Shirakumo trying to talk to his friends has left everyone heartbroken.
With this in mind, we know why Kohei Horikoshi’s manga is selling more than 5 million volumes per year. With this new arc, that is based on a frontal conflict of heroes and villains, the sales can only go but higher, sealing My Hero Academia’s position in the new Big 3.
My Hero Academia Chapter 261 Recap:
Chapter 261: High Ends
As Hero Mirko brings Dr. Garaki’s laboratory to ruins, Johnny gets executed. The doctor silently thanks his companion. Mirko reveals to the other heroes that she has located the doctor and a bunch of strong nomus. Endeavor, who is fighting nomus alongside Rock Lock, asks her to capture the Doctor and says that it’ll take him a minute to catch up.
Hero Crust searches for Mirko and discovers rooms filled with nomus. He finds a path to the exit and prepares to kill nomus. Mirko charges at Garaki, wanting to kick him to see if he is the real deal. The scared doctor tries to flee all the while thinking about backup.
The doctor wants to release his high-end nomus but is skeptical because they are still in testing phase and creating them is extremely hard without All for One around. In desperation, he takes out a device.
Mirko, just as she caught up, is deflected by a nomu called Mocha who buys some extra time. Mirko immediately defeats Mocha, who has Twice’s Quirk.
Garaki, thankful to Mocha, releases his high-end nomus and commands them to defeat the heroes.
The nomus attack Mirko and send her flying. The talking nomus prepare to kill all heroes. They notice Crust, who has just arrived. Garaki prepares to escape but Mirko is shown unfazed, heated up for battle.
My Hero Academia Spoilers and theories:
The present arc raises a lot of new questions. How will the fight between Mirko and Crust vs High-end Nomus turn out? We believe Boku no Hero Academia Chapter 262 will feature this clash and it will result in the defeat of Mirko and Crust. 1 nomu was enough to push Endeavor to the limits.
Mirko and Crust, who are weaker, can’t handle multiple nomus. However, do believe that they won’t die. Right at the last moment, the other Pro Heroes, led by Endeavor will reach the lab and engage the nomus. We believe that Garaki will successfully flee and aid Tomura.
Now let us look at other questions. The biggest one is how much has Tomura developed? In the last to last arc, we have seen his quirk advance to a new, much stronger phase. But after this training, he will be complete and his power will grow exponentially. It will rival the whole Hero army.
Simultaneously, Deku, Bakugo and Shoto have been training their respective quirks and have gotten stronger. Will we see an epic clash between Tomura and this rookie Trio? How will it turn out?
We are also aware of the Liberation Army’s reaches. They have been divided into 9 teams and they are planning to attack everywhere. How will the Hero army counter this? Are they strong enough to nullify this villain uprising?
We must not forget Kurogiri in the midst of this. Will anyone be able to figure out how to save Oboro Shirakumo? The deconstruction of Nomus need a lot of research and we believe, Eri can be the key to this. Her powers might rescue Oboro. However, there are chances of the villains attacking this Hero prison to rescue All for One and Kurogiri.
What lies ahead is subject to immense speculation and we can find a sea of fan theories on Reddit. If you have any queries or reactions or even theories of your own, feel free to put them in the comment section. Your feedback is highly appreciated.
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My Hero Academia Chapter 262 Release Date, Raw Scans
After the 1 week gap on February 23, 2020, My Hero Academia Chapter 262 is scheduled to release its raw scans on 27 February 2020.
My hero academia 262 raw chapter will be in Japanese and it will take scantellators less than 30 hours to translate it and present them.
The fan translations of My Hero Academia Chapter 262 will be available on 28 February 2020. Please check the subreddit “r/BokuNoHeroAcademia” for their availability. The official translations of Chapter 262 will hit on March 1, 2020 on Viz.