Kōhei Horikoshi

Kohei Horikoshi (堀越 耕平, Horikoshi Kōhei), born November 20, 1986, is a Japanese manga artist known for creating the manga series of My Hero Academia.


A mangaka from Aichi Prefecture, Kohei Horikoshi had graduated from the Nagoya University of Arts. He was a former assistant for Yasuki Tanaka, creator and author of the manga series Hitomi no Catoblepas and Kagijin.

Horikoshi's favorite manga series include Naruto, One Piece, Akira, Tekkonkinkreet and Boys on the Run.



Title Issue Pages
Anthology Issue Number and Year Release Date
(テンコ, Tenko)
Akamaru Jump Summer, 2007
My Hero
(僕のヒーロー, My Hero)
Akamaru Jump Winter, 2008 47
Shinka Rhapsody
(進化ラプソディ, Shinka rapusodi)
Akamaru Jump Summer, 2008
Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen
(逢魔ヶ刻動物園, Ōmagadoki Zoo)
Weekly Shonen Jump 2, 2010 December 14, 2009 47
Uchū Shōnen Bulge
(宇宙少年バルジ, Space Shōnen Bulge)
Jump NEXT! Summer, 2011 August 12, 2011


Title Anthology First Issue Last Issue Span
Chapters Volumes
Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen
(逢魔ヶ刻動物園, Ōmagadoki Zoo)
Weekly Shonen Jump 32, 2010
July 12, 2010
19, 2011
April 18, 2011
37 5
Sensei no Bulge
(戦星のバルジ, Bulge of the Battle Star)
Weekly Shonen Jump 25, 2012
May 21, 2012
41, 2012
September 10, 2012
16 2
My Hero Academia
(僕のヒーローアカデミア, My Hero Academia)
Weekly Shonen Jump 32, 2014
July 7, 2014
N/A Ongoing 15


  • Yasuki Tanaka (Hitomi no Catoblepas, Kagijin)


  • Shingo Sasai and 6 other assistants to assist with the series creation.


Chapter 67 Sketch
Chapter 65 Sketch
Chapter 64 Sketch
Chapter 63 Sketch
Chapter 62 Sketch
Chapter 60 Sketch



  • During November 2014, Horikoshi asked his followers on Twitter to think of ideas for new Quirks and send them to him. He then goes on to say he might turn that Quirk into a real hero and announce it at Jump Fiesta 2015.
  • In the First Popularity Poll, Horikoshi ranked 17th.


See also

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