Viz Media to Release Anri Yoshi's My Hero Academia: School Briefs Novel Series
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Viz Media announced at the My Hero Academia panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Saturday that it will release Anri Yoshi and Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia: School Briefs (Boku no Hero Academia UA Hakusho) novel series. Viz Media will debut the novel series in spring 2019.
Viz Media describes the prose short story collection:
The U.A. High School hero course teaches young hopefuls everything they need to become heroes. Between killer events like the sports festival and internships, there's even a Parents' Day! Life is never dull for the students of U.A. High!
Shueisha published the first novel in April 2016, and published the third novel on February 2. Horikoshi himself provided the illustrations for the novels.
Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series My Hero Academia in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014. The manga's 13th and 14th compiled book volumes both bundled an original anime. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and in print.
The manga has inspired three television anime series. The third series premiered on April 7 and will have 25 episodes. The My Hero Academia: Two Heroes film will open in Japan on August 3. Funimation will screen the film in the United States and Canada starting on September 25.
Horikoshi's manga has also inspired the My Hero Academia: Battle for All Nintendo 3DS game in May 2016, the My Hero Academia: Gekitotsu! Heroes Battle arcade card game with accompanying smartphone game in April 2016, and the My Hero Academia: Smash Tap smartphone game last year. The latest game is the upcoming My Hero One's Justice (My Hero Academia: One's Justice) game, which will launch for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC in Europe and the Americas on October 26, and will ship for the Switch and PlayStation 4 in Japan on August 23.
The manga has also inspired the My Hero Academia: Vigilantes spinoff manga, which Viz Media is also releasing in English.
Source: My Hero Academia panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego (Thanks, Deb Aoki)