My Hero Academia Has Over 10 Million Copies in Print
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account of the My Hero Academia franchise posted a preview sample on Wednesday of the manga's 13th volume, which ships on April 4. The image reveals that, as of that volume, the franchise (including the manga, novels, spinoffs) will have more than 10 million copies in print.
Viz Media publishes the manga in the English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump and in print in North America, and it describes the manga:
What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called "Quirks" at age four? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?
Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn't got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny...
Kōhei Horikoshi launched the series in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014. The manga received a television anime adaptation, which premiered in April 2016. A second season will premiere on April 1. Crunchyroll and Hulu are streaming the season with English subtitles starting on April 1, while the FunimationNow service will stream the English dub.
Hirofumi Neda launched a manga spinoff titled Boku no Hero Academia Smash!! in November 2015, while Hideyuki Furuhashi and Court Betten launched the Vigilante -Boku no Hero Academia ILLEGALS- spinoff manga last August. Anri Takahashi launched the Boku no Hero Academia Yūei Hakusho novel series last year.