Barrage, Volume 1 (Paperback)
Viz Media, 9781421552750, 182pp.
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
List Price: 9.99*
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Fresh from the pages of Shonen Jump in Japan comes an action-packed reimaging of The Prince and the Pauper Spunky slum kid Astro gets the chance of a lifetime to end the chaos ripping apart his home planet when the playboy prince switches places with him. Now Astro has become Prince Barrage, a boy charged with the duty of restoring peace to the planet...and given an all-powerful magical spear to do it In order to save the planet, Astro will have to battle terrifying aliens while learning how to fight from his even more frightening guardian, the exacting knight Tiamat. Does a kid like Astro have what it takes to become the real prince and save the planet?
About the Author
Kohei Horikoshi was born in Aichi, Japan, in 1986. He received a Tezuka Award Honorable Mention in 2006, and after publishing several short stories in Akamaru Jump, his first serialized work in Weekly Shonen Jump was Oumagadoki Zoo in 2010. My Hero Academia is his third series in Weekly Shonen Jump.