Kohei Horikoshi Was Originally Planning To Kill Off A Major Character In My Hero Academia

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In a surprising revelation at Jump Festa 2024, Kohei Horikoshi, the creator of My Hero Academia, disclosed that he had initially intended to kill off a prominent character in the series.

The character in question is none other than Endeavor.

During the My Hero Academia panel at Jump Festa, Horikoshi revealed in a letter that he had initially planned to kill off Endeavor at the beginning of the Paranormal Liberation War arc. The decision was, however, scrapped off at the last minute due to a a change of heart Horikoshi had while working on the intense battle between Endeavor and the High-End.

Turns out, after witnessing the character development of Endeavor, Horikoshi decided to spare the hero’s life, opting for a different narrative trajectory.

Kohei Horikoshi planned to kill endeavor

Horikoshi had also revealed during Jump Festa ’24 that if My Hero Academia continued till Jump Festa 2025 next year, then a Dogeza festival will be held on the stage.

4th anime movie, and new information regarding the seventh season of the anime too were revealed at the My Hero Academia stage in Jump Festa 2024.

My Hero Academia is a manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters collected into 39 tankōbon volumes as of November 2023. The series has numerous spin-off manga, including My Hero Academia: Smash!!, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes and My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions.

It has also received three animated films, titled My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, and My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission respectively. There are plans for a live-action film by Legendary Entertainment.

Source: Jump Festa ’24

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