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 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. In a farewell bid upon the conclusion of the former, Horikoshi referred to it as the greatest shonen manga ever, as Naruto made up his childhood and was one of the primary inspirations behind My Hero Academia. In turn, upon the release of the My Hero Academia anime, Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto congratulated Horikoshi in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump.



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 18


  • Yasuki Tanaka (Hitomi no Catoblepas, Kagijin)


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




  • 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