My Hero Academia Manga Takes 1-Week Break Due to Author's Sudden Illness

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

This year's 14th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga won't appear in the issue due to Horikoshi's sudden illness. The magazine's editorial staff note that the manga is planned to return in the magazine's 15th issue, which ships on March 13.

Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014, and Shueisha published the 12th compiled volume (pictured at right) in Japan on February 3. The manga's 13th and 14th compiled book volumes will both bundle an original anime when they ship on April 4, and June 2, respectively. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and in print.

The first anime season adaptation of 13 episodes premiered on the MBS/TBS channel in April 2016. The second anime season will air on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. on the NTV (Nippon TV) and YTV (Yomiuri TV) channels beginning on March 25 with an episode recapping the first season. Funimation streamed the first series as it aired, and later streamed a broadcast dub. Funimation will also stream the second season with both an English dub and in Japanese with English subtitles as the series airs.

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