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My Hero Academia's Kōhei Horikoshi Gets Hero's Welcome at San Diego Comic-Con

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

My Hero Academia's Bakugo might have an honorary home on the moon but the series' number one hero is immortalized among the stars. Los Angeles-based Twitter user and My Hero Academia fan @_allmight purchased a galaxy in All Might's honor and the paperwork was presented to manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi at San Diego Comic-Con.

According to the forms from Windowpane Observatory, The All Might Galaxy is located in the constellation of Perseus, approximately 204 million light years from Earth. The galaxy's scientific name is IC-313.

Horikoshi attended San Diego Comic-Con last weekend to a packed panel room of approximately 1,000 fans. All-Might voice actor Christopher Sabat introduced Horikoshi in the character's voice.

All in all, Horikoshi seems to have enjoyed his first visit to the United States. He shared a message on Twitter in English thanking his U.S. fans.

To those who came to see me at SDCC
I was really happy to hear your words and cheers! Since I didn't speak English and was so nervous, I might have failed to express it correctly, but your enthusiasm did really cheer me up. Thank you so much, I don't think I'll ever forget this moment in my life! To those I unfortunately didn't have a chance to greet, I wish I could have! When possible, I'll come again. Thank you so much for reading the manga and watching the anime of My Hero Academia! I hope you keep on enjoying them!

The My Hero Academia manga volume 13 topped NPD BookScan's Top 20 adult graphic novels list for June. The manga also took seven of the 20 slots on the list. Viz Media is releasing the manga in English in North America and announced at Comic-Con that it will publish Anri Yoshi and Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia: School Briefs (Boku no Hero Academia: U.A. Hakusho) novel series.

Funimation Films will screen the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes anime film in more than 400 theaters in the United States and Canada on September 25, 26, 27, 29 and October 2. Funimation and TOHO hosted a world premiere of the film with English subtitles at Anime Expo on July 5. The film will open in Japan on August 3.

My Hero Academia's third anime season is currently streaming on Crunchyroll.

Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series My Hero Academia in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014.

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