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My Hero Academia

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My Hero Academia

Cover of the first volume of My Hero Academia, featuring Izuku Midoriya

and All Might

僕のヒーローアカデミア
(Boku no Hīrō Akademia)

Genre Action-Adventure, Comedy[1]

Manga

Written by Kōhei Horikoshi

Published by Shueisha

English NA

publisher
Viz Media

Demographic Shōnen
Imprint Jump Comics

Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump[2]

English NA

magazine
Weekly Shonen Jump

Original run July 7, 2014 – present

Volumes 17 (List of volumes)

Manga

My Hero Academia Smash!!

Written by Kohei Horikoshi

Illustrated by Hirofumi Neda

Published by Shueisha

English NA

publisher
Viz Media

Demographic Shōnen

Magazine Shōnen Jump +

English NA

magazine
Weekly Shonen Jump

Original run November 9, 2015 – November 2017

Volumes 5

Anime television series


Directed by Kenji Nagasaki

Written by Yōsuke Kuroda

Music by Yuki Hayashi

Studio Bones

Licensed by AUS

Madman Entertainment(former)

Universal/Sony

NA

Funimation

UK

Universal Pictures UK

Original JNN (MBS) (Season 1)[3]

network NNS (ytv) (Season 2 onwards)[4]

English network SEA

Animax Asia[5]

Original run April 3, 2016 – present

Episodes 38 (List of episodes)

Game

My Hero Academia: Battle for All

Developer Dimps

Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment

Platform Nintendo 3DS


 JP: May 19, 2016
Released

Manga

Vigilante: My Hero Academia Illegals

Written by Hiyuki Furuhashi

Illustrated by Betten Court

Published by Shueisha

English NA

publisher
Viz Media

Demographic Shōnen

Magazine Shōnen Jump GIGA


Shōnen Jump +

Original run September 2016 – present

Volumes 3

Original video animation

Directed by Kenji Nagasaki

Written by Yōsuke Kuroda

Music by Yuki Hayashi

Studio Bones

Released April 4, 2017 – June 2, 2017

Runtime 25 minutes each

Episodes 2 (List of episodes)

Game
My Hero Academia: One's Justice

Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment

Platform PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox


One and Microsoft Windows

Released 2018

Anime film

My Hero Academia the Movie

Directed by Kenji Nagasaki

Written by Yōsuke Kuroda

Music by Yuki Hayashi

Studio Bones

Released Q3 2018

Anime and Manga portal

My Hero Academia (Japanese: 僕のヒーローアカデミア Hepburn: Boku no Hīrō Akademia) is


a comedy adventure manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been
serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014,[6] and 16 volumes have been collected
in tankōbon format. The series has been licensed for English-language release by Viz Media,
and began serialization in their weekly digital manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump on
February 9, 2015.[7]
The story follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers in a world where they are the
norm, but who still dreams of becoming a superhero himself, and is scouted by the world's
greatest hero who shares his powers with Izuku after recognizing his value and enrolls him in a
high school for heroes in training. The manga was adapted into an anime television series; the
first season aired from April 3 to June 26, 2016.[8] The second season aired from April 1 to
September 30, 2017. A third season has been announced, to start airing in April 2018,[9] as well
as an animated film for 2018.[10]

Contents
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 1Plot
 2Media
o 2.1Manga
o 2.2Anime
o 2.3Video games
o 2.4Film
 3Reception
 4See also
 5References
 6External links

Plot[edit]
Main article: List of My Hero Academia characters

On an Earth-like world where people with superpowers known as "Quirks" (個性 Kosei) are the
norm, Izuku Midoriya is a regular middle school student who has dreams of one day becoming a
Hero despite being bullied by his classmates for not having a Quirk. After being the only one to
try and save his childhood bully Katsuki from a Villain, the world's greatest Hero All Might
bestows upon him his own quirk "One For All". The story follows Izuku's entrance into U.A. High
School (雄英高校 Yūei Kōkō), a school that cultivates the next generation of Super Heroes.

Media[edit]
Manga[edit]
Main article: List of My Hero Academia chapters
My Hero Academia is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It
began its serialization in the manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump in July 2014. As of
November 2, 2017 the series been collected into sixteen tankōbon volumes.[11] The series is
licensed for English language release in North America by Viz Media, who published the first
volume on August 4, 2015. As the series is published in Japan, it is also released simultaneously
in English digitally by Viz Media's Weekly Shounen Jump. As of December 17th 2017, 10
volumes have been released.[11]
Anime[edit]
Main article: List of My Hero Academia episodes
On October 29, 2015, the series' official Twitter announced that My Hero Academia would
receive an anime adaptation produced by Studio Bones.[12]
With the anime announced, TOHOSHI Group registered the domain name "heroaca.com" as the
anime's website.[12] The anime is directed by Kenji Nagasaki, written by Yōsuke Kuroda, and
feature character designs by Yoshikiko Umakoshi and music composed by Yuki
Hayashi.[13][14] The anime premiered on MBS and other Japan News Network stations in the
Nichigo time slot at 5 P.M. on Sundays in Japan. The opening theme is "The Day", performed
by Porno Graffitti and the ending theme is "Heroes", performed by Brian the Sun. In March
2016, Funimation Entertainment announced they had licensed the series for streaming services,
home and broadcast release as well as obtaining the merchandise rights.[15] It has also been
licensed in the United Kingdom by Universal Pictures UK.[16]
A second season was announced in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine's 30th issue of
2016.[11] It premiered on April 1, 2017 on NTVand YTV, and ended on September 30, 2017, with
the staff and cast from the first season returning to reprise their roles.[17]
A third season was announced in the 44th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine of 2017.[18][9]
Video games[edit]
A video game based on the anime, My Hero Academia: Battle for All, was announced in
November 2015.[19] The game was developed by Dimps and published by Bandai Namco
Entertainment for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game console, where it released in Japan on May
19, 2016.[20]
A second video game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows will
be released in 2018, titled My Hero Academia: One's Justice.[21][22]
Film[edit]
An anime film was announced in December 2017, and will feature an original story.[10]

Reception[edit]
The manga was nominated for the 8th Manga Taishō in 2015.[23] Before the anime adaptation's
premiere, manga author Masashi Kishimoto praised Kōhei Horikoshi's work, believing it would be
a success overseas; Horikoshi, meanwhile, has cited Kishimoto's Naruto series as a primary
source of inspiration.[24]
Volume 1 reached the 7th place on the weekly Oricon manga chart with 71,575 copies sold.[25] It
sold out almost immediately on its first printing.[26] Volume 2 reached the 6th place, with 167,531
copies[27] and, by January 18, 2015, had sold 205,179 copies.[28] As of March 2017, there were
over 10 million copies of My Hero Academia in circulation.[29]
The story has been noted to take inspiration from elements in superhero comics, such as the
aesthetics of its characters.[30]
Alex Osborn of IGN gave the anime series positive marks, saying "The first season of My Hero
Academia delivers thirteen episodes of fantastic action, elevated by a heartfelt story that's
wrapped around a core cast of memorable and relatable characters." Osborn went on to state
that the villains were underdeveloped.[31]
The manga won the Sugoi Japan Award in 2017.[32] It also won the "Japan Expo Awards" in the
same year.[33]

See also[edit]
 One-Punch Man
 Sky High, a 2005 Disney film with a similar premise.
 X-Men, particularly the New X-Men by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.

References[edit]
1. Jump up^ "Official Website for My Hero Academia". Viz Media. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
2. Jump up^ "Official Shonen Jump website". Archived from the original on December 15, 2014.
Retrieved December 4, 2014.
3. Jump up^ "My Hero Academia Anime to Air in MBS/TBS' 'Nichigo' Timeslot". Anime News
Network. January 10, 2016. Archivedfrom the original on January 11, 2016. Retrieved January
10, 2016.
4. Jump up^ "My Hero Academia Season 2 Anime to Air on NTV, YTV". Anime News Network.
December 22, 2016. Archived from the original on December 23, 2016. Retrieved December
22, 2016.
5. Jump up^ "Exclusive: Animax Asia Airs Simulcast of My Hero Academia, Twin Star Exorcists".
Anime News Network. March 28, 2016. Archived from the original on April 27, 2016.
Retrieved April 6,2016.
6. Jump up^ "Shonen Jump to Launch 4 Manga Series in Next 3 Issues". Anime News Network.
June 25, 2014. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
7. Jump up^ "Viz's Shonen Jump Adds My Hero Academia". Anime News Network. Archived from
the original on January 28, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
8. Jump up^ "My Hero Academia TV Anime Adaptation Confirmed". Anime News Network. October
29, 2015. Archived from the original on November 1, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
9. ^ Jump up to:a b "My Hero Academia Anime Gets 3rd Season". Anime News Network. September
30, 2017. Archived from the original on October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
10. ^ Jump up to:a b "My Hero Academia Gets Anime Film With Original Story in Summer
2018". Anime News Network. December 10, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
11. ^ Jump up to:a b c "My Hero Academia Anime Gets 2nd Season". Anime News Network. June 23,
2016. Archived from the original on June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
12. ^ Jump up to:a b "Boku No Hero Academia TV Anime Adaptation
Announced". OtakuTale. Archived from the original on October 30, 2015. Retrieved November
5, 2015.
13. Jump up^ "My Hero Academia TV Anime's Main Staff Revealed". Anime News
Network. Archived from the original on November 6, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
14. Jump up^ "My Hero Academia Anime's 4th Promo Video Previews Animation". Anime News
Network. February 28, 2016. Archived from the original on February 29, 2016. Retrieved February
28, 2016.
15. Jump up^ "Funimation Licenses My Hero Academia Anime". Anime News Network. March 8,
2016. Archived from the original on March 10, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
16. Jump up^ "BBFC Lists My Hero Academia From Universal". Anime News Network. March 24,
2017. Archived from the original on March 25, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
17. Jump up^ Green, Scott (February 2, 2017). "Latest "My Hero Academia" Anime Cast Addition
And Plans Spotted". Crunchyroll. Archived from the original on February 3, 2017.
Retrieved February 2, 2017.
18. Jump up^ ""My Hero Academia Season 3 Planned"". Crunchyroll. September 29,
2017. Archived from the original on September 30, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
19. Jump up^ Sato (November 18, 2015). "My Hero Academia Game Announced For Nintendo
3DS". Siliconera. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
20. Jump up^ "My Hero Academia: Battle for All 3DS Game's Play Videos Preview
Characters". Anime News Network. April 4, 2016. Archived from the original on April 5, 2016.
Retrieved April 5,2016.
21. Jump up^ Dayus, Oscar. "PS4 And Nintendo Switch My Hero Academia Game
Revealed". GameSpot. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
22. Jump up^ Gematsu (December 18, 2017). "My Hero Academia: One's Justice coming west for
PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in 2018". Retrieved December 18, 2017.
23. Jump up^ "8th Manga Taisho Awards Nominates 14 Titles". Anime News Network. January 18,
2015. Archived from the original on January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
24. Jump up^ "Naruto Cheers on My Hero Academia's Deku". Anime News Network. April 2,
2016. Archived from the original on April 3, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
25. Jump up^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, November 3–9". Anime News Network. November 12,
2014. Archived from the original on December 2, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
26. Jump up^ "Up and Coming Manga Sold Out Immediately". December 1, 2014. Archived from the
original on December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
27. Jump up^ 週間 コミックランキング 2015年01月19日付. Oricon Style(in
Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
28. Jump up^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 12–18". Anime News Network. January 21,
2015. Archived from the original on January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
29. Jump up^ "My Hero Academia Has Over 10 Million Copies in Print". Anime News Network. 31
March 2017. Archived from the original on 31 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
30. Jump up^ ""My Hero Academia" Volume 1 Horikoshi Kohei [daily cartoon guide]". November 19,
2014. Archived from the original on December 10, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
31. Jump up^ Osborn, Alex (June 30, 2016). "My Hero Academia: Season 1 Review".
IGN. Archived from the original on July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
32. Jump up^ "Re:ZERO, My Hero Academia Top Sugoi Japan Awards 2017 Results". Anime News
Network. March 16, 2017. Archivedfrom the original on August 1, 2017. Retrieved September
13,2017.
33. Jump up^ "Japan Expo AwardsのDaruma賞受賞作品". Japan Expo. March 6,
2017. Archived from the original on September 20, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.

External links[edit]
 Official anime website (in Japanese)
 Official page at Weekly Shōnen Jump (in Japanese)
 My Hero Academia (manga) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

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