My Hero Academia Gets Spinoff Manga, 'Important Announcement' Next Week
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 48th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will announce on Monday that Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) manga will have a "super super super important announcement" in the 49th issue, which will ship on November 2. The issue adds that the "shocking announcement" will have a "seriously! Super surprising!!" feeling. The announcement will be featured on an opening color page.
The 48th issue is also revealing that Hirofumi Neda will launch the Boku no Hero Academia Smash!! (My Hero Academia Smash!!) "special spinoff" manga on the Jump+ digital app and in Weekly Shonen Jump.
Horikoshi launched his My Hero Academia superhero manga series in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014. The manga's story is set in the modern day, except people with special powers have become commonplace throughout the world. A boy named Izuku Midoriya has no powers, but he still dreams of becoming a Hero.
The manga's first compiled book volume ranked on Oricon's chart of the top ten best selling graphic novels in Japan in its first week of release. Shueisha shipped the manga's fifth volume on August 4. The company will ship the sixth volume on November 4.
The 46th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump had announced the results of the manga's first character popularity poll on October 12. Viz Media revealed those results and the results of its own poll in its digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on the same day.