Breaking news for fans of Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga! The series is taking a much-needed two-week break, due to Horikoshi’s poor health. The announcement was made official on Thursday through the manga’s official Twitter account. This marks the second time in recent months that the manga has gone on hiatus, with a one-week break being taken in December for the same reason.
Despite this setback, it’s important to note the tremendous impact My Hero Academia has had on the manga and anime world since its launch in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014. With 37 compiled volumes already released in Japan and being published in English by Viz Media and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service, the series has proven its staying power and widespread appeal.
The anime adaptation of My Hero Academia has also seen great success, with six seasons now airing and a continuously growing fanbase. The first season premiered in April 2016 with 13 episodes, followed by 25-episode seasons in April 2017, April 2018, and October 2019. The show has also produced original video anime, with two episodes premiering in August 2020 and a new two-episode release in June 2022. The anime’s sixth season premiered on October 1 and is currently streaming on Crunchyroll and Toonami.
While it may be disappointing for fans to have to wait for the next chapter, it’s important to prioritize the health of the creator. We wish Horikoshi a speedy recovery and can’t wait for the next chapter of My Hero Academia to return on February 20th in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
Source: My Hero Academia manga’s Twitter account, Oricon
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