"Rage, You Damned Nerd" (猛れクソナード Takere Kusonādo?) is the second volume of the My Hero Academia series.

Cover and Volume Illustration

Volume 2 Illustration

The Volume 2 illustration.

The background of the colored cover is red and the title logo is white, light blue and yellow. The author's name is printed in white and located at the bottom of the cover.

Katsuki is on the left wearing his Hero costume and is glaring at Izuku; Izuku is on the right wearing his Hero costume, glaring at Katsuki as well. Both characters are divided by the black paint rushing down the middle of the cover.

All Might, in his true form, is featured on the spine over a red background, wearing a yellow suit. The volume illustration features Ochaco Uraraka and Tsuyu Asui in their hero costumes, posing together. Behind them, Izuku watches, in his school uniform. The back cover depicts Thirteen and Backdraft.

Author's Notes

I like drawing hands. I give them a lot of care because, besides the face, I think that hands are the body part most capable of showing expression and character. On the flip side, drawing hands that aren't expressive is specially though because there's nothing to go on. For that reason, there's one character in this volume who's specially difficult and who had me on the verge of tears every week. It makes me resent myself. It'll be plenty obvious to any reader which character I'm reffering to, so go ahead. Read on.

Kohei Horikoshi

Volume Summary

The time has come for the trial of battle. I'm a ball of nerves, of course, but I'm ready to do my best and refuse to lose... Even though my opponent is Kacchan! I know he's strong, but I'm not who I used to be! I'll go at it with my full force! Plus Ultra!

Izuku Midoriya


Extra Pages

Next Volume Quote

Next Volume! A changed Kacchan springs up!? Look forward to it!

Izuku Midoriya


  • This and Volume 1 are the only volumes where the next volume quote and the volume summary are not narrated by the character featured on the spine. In Volume 1, the character featured on the spine is Izuku, but All Might narrates the summaries, and in Volume 2, All Might is featured on the spine, but Izuku narrates the summaries.
  • The next volume quote from the point of view of the character featured on the spine is removed from the official release by Viz Media. The volume summary is also replaced by a generic summary of the series.

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