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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 of Weekly Shonen Jump.

History

Before the series was published in Weekly Shonen Jump, Kohei Horikoshi tested his My Hero Academia ideas in a one-shot that was published within Akamaru Jump in Winter, 2008. On January 26, 2015, Viz Media announced that starting on February 9 of that year, they would officially translate the series into English for release in Viz Shonen Jump.

As of March 2, 2018, My Hero Academia has 13 million copies print.

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 now will 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

As of July 18th, 2018, the series contains 190 Chapters.

Gallery

Weekly Shonen Jump Covers

For Weekly Shonen Jump covers, refer to here.

Japanese Volume Covers

English Volume Covers

Sketches

Reception

Awards and Nominations

Main article: 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.[1]
  • 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.[2]
  • 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.[3]
  • 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.[4]
  • 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.[5]
  • 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.[6]
  • 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.[7]
  • 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.[8]
  • 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.[9]
  • 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.[10]
  • 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.[11]
  • 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.[12]

References

  1. Japanese Comic Ranking, November 3-9, 2014
  2. Japanese Comic Ranking, January 26 to February 1, 2015
  3. Japanese Comic Ranking, April 13-19, 2015
  4. Japanese Comic Ranking, June 15-21, 2015
  5. Japanese Comic Ranking, August 17-23, 2015
  6. Japanese Comic Ranking, November 2-9, 2015
  7. Japanese Comic Ranking, February 22-28, 2016
  8. Japanese Comic Ranking, April 4-10, 2016
  9. Japanese Comic Ranking, May 30-June 5
  10. Japanese Comic Ranking, August 29-September 4
  11. Japanese Comic Ranking, October 31-November 6
  12. Japanese Comic Ranking, February 27-March 5