My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア,Boku no Hīrō Akademia?) is a manga written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi and is published in Weekly Shonen Jump. The first chapter was published on July 7, 2014, in issue 32 of Weekly Shonen Jump.
Before the series was published in Weekly Shonen Jump, Kohei Horikoshi tested My Hero Academia ideas in a One-Shot that was published within Akamaru Jump in Winter 2008. On January 26, 2015, Viz Media announced that starting on February 9, 2015 of that year, they would officially translate the series into English for release in Viz Shonen Jump.
On August 7, 2018, My Hero Academia had sold over 16 million copies.
December 4, 2018 brought another reprint of Volumes 1-20 bringing about 18 million more copies into circulation.
By December 6, 2019, the series had a cumulative 26 million copies in circulation.
People are not born equal, a realization that four-year-old Izuku Midoriya faced when bullied by his classmates who had unique special powers. Izuku was one of the rare cases where he was born with absolutely no unique powers. This did not stop Izuku from pursuing his dream, a dream of becoming a great hero like the legendary All Might. To become the great hero he hopelessly wants to become, he will now join the ranks of one of the highest rated "Hero Academies" in the country: U.A. High School. With the help of his idol All Might, will he be able to claim the ranks and become a true hero?
The manga takes various cues and styling from American comics. It also breaks away from the idea of the battle manga main protagonist cliché who is normally very powerful and wild from the start.
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