An overview of the manga series My Hero Academia is provided below:
Midoriya Izuku is bullied by his classmates, each of which has a unique talent, forcing him to face this fact. Izuku is one of the extremely odd people that lacked a superpower from birth.
Despite this, he never stops striving to fulfill his dream of being an outstanding superhero like “All-Might.” He plans to enroll in Yueiko, which he thinks is the most esteemed “hero academy” the country has to offer, in order to be able to fulfill this dream. Will he be able to see his vision come true?
Khei Horikoshi is the creator of the superhero comic series My Hero Academia, known in Japan as Boku no Hru Akademia. The Japanese name translates directly to “School for Heroes.” It has been serialized in Shueisha’s young adult manga publication Weekly Shnen Jump since July 2014. A total of 36 tankbon volumes containing its chapters have also been published as of October 2022. The story centers on Izuku Midoriya, a young man who, while not having a Quirk, aspires to be a superhero someday in a society where people with superpowers, or “Quirks,” have become commonplace. The greatest hero in Japan, All Might, bestows Midoriya with his Quirk after recognizing his potential. Midoriya receives help from All Might to enroll in a prestigious high school that focuses on training future superheroes.
By inspiring a number of spin-off publications, including “My Hero Academia: Smash!!,” “My Hero Academia: Vigilantes,” and “My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions,” among others, the manga has developed a media brand. The series has been transformed into short stories, stage plays, and a plethora of video games, among innumerable more forms of commerce and media. As of right present, Bones is producing an anime television series that tells this tale. The first season, which ran from April to June 2016, was followed by the second, which ran from April to September 2017, the third, which ran from April to September 2018, the fourth, which ran from October 2019 to April 2020, the fifth, which ran from March to September 2021, and the sixth, which started airing in October 2022. In addition, three animated films based on the novel have been produced, with the names My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, and My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, respectively. In addition, it has created eight original video animations (OVAs), each of which is packaged with a limited edition of a number of different manga volumes. A live-action film is currently being developed by Legendary Entertainment.
The first volume of the manga series was published by Viz Media in August 2015 after the company won the rights to publish it in North America. The Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, available online at the same time, also published it. Shueisha has begun publishing the series in both English and Japanese at the same time on the Manga Plus website. In addition to home and broadcast distribution, retail sales, and streaming outlets, Crunchyroll now owns the rights to distribute the anime series. The English-dubbed version premiered in May 2018 on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block.
My Hero Academia has seen tremendous commercial success and has frequently been listed among The New York Times’ best-selling titles. One manga series that has achieved the greatest level of commercial success is the one with more than 65 million copies in print as of January 2022. Any spin-off sales are not included in this figure. Reviewers have given the manga high marks for its visual style, plot, action sequences, and use of pop culture references to Western superhero comics; the anime series has also garnered praise for its animation, soundtrack, pace, and voice acting in both Japanese and English. Positive reviews have also been given by the critics. Numerous awards, such as the Sugoi Japan Award and the Harvey Award for Best Manga, have been given to both the manga and the anime. Furthermore, both the manga and the anime have been nominated twice for Anime of the Year at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards.
The My Hero Academia events take place in a world where most individuals have learned how to develop abilities known as “Quirks” (, Kosei). Around 80% of people on the planet are said to have at least one Quirk, and these abilities often manifest in kids before the age of four. There are countless peculiarities, and it is quite rare to find two people with the exact same power, unless they are closely related to one another. The exceptions include circumstances where two people have the same parent. Because they assist the government in rescue missions and the capture of criminals who abuse their talents and are more commonly referred to as Villains, a small percentage of those who have been gifted a Quirk are given the title of Hero. The humans with quirk enhancements may include heroes. Moreover, Heroes who perform admirably in their jobs are promoted to the status of “Pro Heroes” (, Puro Hr), which is Japanese for “famous.” Most heroes’ popularity is mostly influenced by their rank, with higher-ranking heroes enjoying greater public appeal. It is not unheard of for newcomer heroes to to acquire such a level of fame, though.