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Izuku Midoriya: Origin ( (みどり) () (いず) () :オリジン Midoriya Izuku: Orijin?) is the first volume of the My Hero Academia series.

Cover and Volume Illustration

The background of the colored cover is yellow, and the title logo is white with a shade of red. The author's name is printed in black.

Many Pro Heroes and U.A. Teachers are in front of the yellow background printed in red. All Might is in front of the Pro Heroes and U.A. teachers, smiling. Izuku Midoriya is in the center of the cover, in front of All Might, wearing his middle school uniform with an excited look on his face.

On the spine, Izuku is featured, this time on his U.A. uniform, also on a yellow background. The volume illustration features Izuku, Katsuki Bakugo, Ochaco Uraraka and Tenya Ida walking through U.A.'s front gates. The back cover depicts Mt. Lady posing for a shampoo commercial, and Kamui Woods being featured in an anti-littering commercial.

Author's Notes

This is my third series to be collected into graphic novels. Forgive me if this sounds reckless, but the thing I prioritize most when drawing manga is creating something that I can enjoy. This one might not remain popular, but for now, I'll just be happy if everyone finds it as fun as I do.

Kohei Horikoshi

Volume Summary

Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny…


Extra Pages


Thank you for reading Volume 1. This is a story I've been wanting to do for a while, so I'm really glad it got serialized. The next volume is going to see an explosion of new characters, and I'll keep wracking my right hand at full throttle to make it a fun experience for everyone.

Kohei Horikoshi

Next Volume Quote

Next Volume! Lots of stuff will happen and Izuku will get swept up by the crowd! See you all same hero time, same hero manga!

All Might


  • Volume 1 has the most number of characters featured on a volume cover, with over 20.
  • This volume has the least number of chapters, at 7, although Chapter 1 is 52 pages long.
  • This and Volume 2 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 feature 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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