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My Hero Academia ( (ぼく) 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, 2014 of Weekly Shonen Jump.

History

Before the series was published in Weekly Shonen Jump, Kohei Horikoshi tested My Hero Academia ideas in a One-Shot called "My Hero" that was published within Akamaru Jump in Winter 2008.

After having creating two series in Weekly Shonen Jump that were each eventually cancelled, Oumagadoki Zoo which ran for five volumes from 2010-2011, and Barrage which ran for two volumes in 2012, Horikoshi felt he was out of ideas. When he was given the opportunity for a third series, he decided to revisit the old "My Hero" one-shot, which became the inspiration for the series. Other inspirations would be American films and comics, such as Star Wars, Spider-Man, and X-Men, as well as shonen manga like Naruto, Dragon Ball, Ultraman, and Kamen Rider.

Development on the series started in June 2013 before its first chapter was officially released a year later in July 2014.

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 the 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.[1]

By December 6, 2019, the series had a cumulative 26 million copies in circulation.[2]

By January 2022, the series has achieved over 65 million copies in circulation worldwide.

Plot

Main article: Story Arcs

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?

Style

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.

Chapters

Main article: Chapters and Volumes

Gallery

Weekly Shonen Jump Covers

For Weekly Shonen Jump covers, refer to here.

Volume Covers

Sketches

Reception

Awards and Nominations

Oricon Rankings and Copies Sold

  • Volume 1 peaked at 7th place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold 71,575 copies, as of November 9, 2014.[3]
  • Volume 2 peaked at 6th place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 239,566 copies, as of February 1, 2015.[4]
  • Volume 3 peaked at 8th place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 254,111 copies, as of April 19, 2015.[5]
  • Volume 4 peaked at 6th place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 259,137 copies, as of June 21, 2015.[6]
  • Volume 5 peaked at 9th place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 279,414 copies, as of August 23, 2015.[7]
  • Volume 6 peaked at 3rd place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 175,287 copies, as of November 9, 2015.[8]
  • Volume 7 peaked at 1st place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 272,270 copies, as of March 3, 2016.[9]
  • Volume 8 peaked at 5th place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 221,235 copies, as of April 10, 2016.[10]
  • Volume 9 peaked at 5th place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 197,805 copies, as of June 5, 2016.[11]
  • Volume 10 peaked at 1st place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 208,539 copies, as of September 4, 2016.[12]
  • Volume 11 peaked at 3rd place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 203,825 copies, as of November 6, 2016.[13]
  • Volume 12 peaked at 2nd place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 440,536 copies, as of March 5, 2017.[14]
  • Volume 13 peaked at 3rd place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 477,779 copies, as of May 21, 2017.[15]
  • Volume 14 peaked at 1st place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 547,764 copies, as of July 23rd, 2017.[16]
  • Volume 15 peaked at 1st place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 556,767 copies, as of October 15th, 2017.[17]
  • Volume 16 peaked at 2nd place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 499,904 copies, as of December 3rd, 2017.[18]
  • Volume 17 peaked at 3rd place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 514,784 copies, as of March 11th, 2018.[19]
  • Volume 18 peaked at 2nd place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 599,012 copies, as of June 3rd, 2018.[20]
  • Volume 19 peaked at 2nd place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 697,534 copies, as of September 23rd, 2018.[21]
  • Volume 20 peaked at 2nd place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 631,764 copies, as of October 14th, 2018.[22]
  • Volume 21 peaked at 3rd place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 389,830 copies, as of December 9th, 2018.[23]
  • Volume 22 peaked at 1st place on the weekly Oricon manga chart and has sold a total of 386,517 copies, as of February 10th, 2019.[24]

Trivia

  • The series has currently had five different editors responsible for overseeing Horikoshi and the overall production of the series.[25]
    • Hitoshi Koike lasted from June 2013 to June 2014 (Ch. 1-4)
    • Kengo Monji lasted from July 2014 to December 2017 (Ch. 5-164)
    • Ryosuke Yoritomi lasted from January 2018 to September 2020 (Ch. 165-285)
    • Hikaru Taguchi lasted from October 2020 to June 2022 (Ch. 286-357)
    • Imamura-san is the current editor since July 2022 (Ch. 358-present)

References

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Team-Up Missions 123456
Special OmakesVolume OriginVolume RisingVolume World HeroesVolume Next
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Authors Kohei HorikoshiHideyuki FuruhashiBetten CourtYoco AkiyamaAuthor's Notes
Miscellaneous Chapters and Volumes (VigilantesTeam-Up Missions) • Volume Extras
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