My Hero Academia TV Anime Adaptation Confirmed
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 49th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is confirming on Monday that Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) manga is getting a TV anime adaptation.
The issue is also revealing in a two-page opening color spread that the issue is featuring the climax of the "final exam" mini-arc in the manga. The issue additionally reveals the URLs for the TV anime's official website and Twitter account. The domain name 'HeroAca.com' was registered under the name of TOHO Ad, the advertising company of the TOHO Group, earlier this month.
The 49th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump is also providing more details for Hirofumi Neda's Boku no Hero Academia Smash!! (My Hero Academia Smash!!) spinoff manga that the 48th issue had revealed on Monday. The 49th issue will publish a special 10-page preview of the manga, and the manga will then launch on Shueisha's Jump+ digital manga app on November 9. New chapters will go up on the app every Monday.
The 48th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump had revealed on Monday that the 49th issue would have a "super super super important announcement" on November 2. Additionally, the official Twitter account for the manga had posted a picture on Tuesday that said that a television anime adaptation had been green-lit. The Twitter account later removed the post.
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.
Update: The preview of the Boku no Hero Academia Smash!! manga in the 49th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump will be 10 pages long, not 54 as previously reported.
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