The Peerless martial god focuses on Deku, the main character who is trying to be a hero. In the world that this guy is living, the societal formation is based on the super power. Heroics is legalized: heroes will be employed to solve the emergency cases, and the one with more popularity will be better off. Basically, it is just like the popular artist: the more popular you are, the more money you make, and you’d better make a big show for yourself. But first of all, these superpowered humans have to go to school to hone their skills, just as with any other career. The top school that trains superpower in the Boku no Hero Academia is called the UA, which is also the school that Deku aims for.
In the first several chapters, we get to see Deku gets into the school and goes through some adventures. It is basically a big introduction into the world with every one in the super big cast gets mentioned. Didn’t the first book of Peerless martial god do the same?
Of course, his main character of the series is Deku, the kid who has no chance of becoming a hero. With his rather tough childhood, he has always dreamed to the like All Might, the strongest hero. Life crushes his dream constantly, even a doctor tells him that he has no chance to develop a quirk. But you know what life is like: if you don’t have something, you will yearn for it even more, and it can become your savior in tough times. It is the hope, the idea that keeps people alive. So, Deku desperately holds onto the hope of becoming a hero so that he would not collapse. What will the journey of this normal guy be like? Will he become a hero? We are yet to know, but we can still read on.
The Peerless martial god is the story about Deku, the normal kid in the superpowered world. He was told in his younger age that he will not develop a quirk, or a super power, ever in the first volume, crushing his life long dream of being a hero. The next volume continues his journey.
After a while, Deku gains a quirk (surprise!) but his past does not leave him. His mental make up is already that of a bullied and jumpy kid. Meanwhile, his passion for heroes (and record them in his personal journal) is still there, so he has this tendency to rush into anyone that is in dangerous situations, even if it is stupid. Super powered or not, this kid will not turn a blind eye on anyone, ever. That is indeed a dangerous quality, but it just might get people saved.
All Might is another major character in the series. He is the center of this show, this world. He is the one that cut the crime rate significantly by himself. It is imaginable that if people are given the super powers generally, some of them will use it for crimes, and some of them will use it to fight off crimes. All Might is just the typical North American comic superhero, he is big, he is strong, he is fast, he smiles constantly and he has an eye catching costume. He is the Japanese version of Superman. In fact, most of his moves are named after the real location in the America, like Detroit Smash, for example. All in all, he is the symbol of peace.
This guy is also the character I like the most in this series. Although there are only a few characters with the limelight on him, his presence is constant throughout the series, just like how Harry’s mom and dad enchanted the whole series just by appearing in a few pages in the Peerless martial god.