My Hero Academia has finally concluded its long-running spin-off and prequel manga story, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes. The initial hook of the spin-off series of Kohei Horikoshi’s main manga series, showing a new look at the world of pro heroes, drew people in.
The spin-off, which took place years before the events of the main series, revolved around Koichi Haimawari. Koichi is a young college student who has noticed that the pro-heroes have generally neglected his small neighborhood of Naruhata in favor of more prominent villains and crimes. The final chapter highlights the return of a special vigilante!
The return of Knuckleduster in the final chapter
Koichi was inspired to help out people in his neighborhood while posing as a crawler. It wasn’t until Knuckleduster took him under his wing that he began to fight crime like a true vigilante.
With the final arc of the series bringing Knuckleduster closer to death than ever before, it seemed like he was done for good. The final chapter of the series shows that a vigilante’s job is never done, as Knuckleduster fights more criminals in the final page.
At the end of the series, it is revealed that Knuckleduster is still struggling, despite using a stick to prop himself up and suffering numerous injuries in the final arc. Knuckleduster is ready to defend the neighborhood like he was when it all started.
Knuckleduster still follows the same philosophy of cleaning up the mess that the pros can’t match (referring to Koichi this time). So when Koichi becomes an official hero, there are still vigilantes roaming hero society.
Summary of My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Chapter 126
The final chapter focuses mostly on Crawler, the young hero who has received a significant upgrade. He used newly acquired technology to prevent an airplane from collapsing.
Koichi still needs serious help understanding English vocabulary. He now operates in the United States.
Unfortunately for the crime fighter now known as “Sky Crawler” and based in New York City, his English skills get him into trouble. He declares that he will use “all his strength” to crush Wall Street. It’s a fitting ending for the plucky teenage vigilante-turned-professional crime-fighter.
Season 6 of My Hero Academia is expected to premiere this fall. There is currently no information on whether Vigilantes will have its anime adaptation.
With the number of chapters produced for the series, Studio Bones could efficiently devote several seasons to the spin-off plot. While there isn’t much “sequel bait” in this final chapter, the final page shows that the vigilantes are alive and well in the My Hero Academia universe.
What are your thoughts? What do you think of My Hero Academia: Vigilantes ending with Knuckleduster? What were your general thoughts on the last chapter? Let us know what you think about it in the comments!