The official Twitter handle of My Hero Academia manga announced on Feb 3, 2023, that it will be going on a 2-week break due to the poor health conditions of the author Kohei Horikoshi.
Due to this, the manga will skip Weekly Shonen Jump’s issue #10 (releasing on Feb 6) and #11, hence delaying the release of chapter 380. It will resume serialization in the magazine’s issue #12, which will release on Feb 20, 2023.
My Hero Academia is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected into 36 tankobon volumes as of October 2022.
As of January 2022, the manga had over 65 million copies in circulation worldwide.
The series has numerous spin-off manga, including My Hero Academia: Smash!!, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes and My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions.
The manga received a TV anime adaptation by Studio Bones. Its first season aired in Japan from April to June 2016, followed by a second season from April to September 2017, third season from April to September 2018, fourth season from October 2019 to April 2020, and a fifth season from March to September 2021.
The sixth season of the anime aired from Oct 1, 2022.
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.
It is also receiving a live-action Hollywood film produced by Netflix and Legendary Pictures, with Shinsuke Sato taking the director’s chair.
MAL describes the plot of the manga as follows:
The appearance of “quirks,” newly discovered super powers, has been steadily increasing over the years, with 80 percent of humanity possessing various abilities from manipulation of elements to shapeshifting. This leaves the remainder of the world completely powerless, and Izuku Midoriya is one such individual.
Since he was a child, the ambitious middle schooler has wanted nothing more than to be a hero. Izuku’s unfair fate leaves him admiring heroes and taking notes on them whenever he can. But it seems that his persistence has borne some fruit: Izuku meets the number one hero and his personal idol, All Might. All Might’s quirk is a unique ability that can be inherited, and he has chosen Izuku to be his successor!
Enduring many months of grueling training, Izuku enrolls in UA High, a prestigious high school famous for its excellent hero training program, and this year’s freshmen look especially promising. With his bizarre but talented classmates and the looming threat of a villainous organization, Izuku will soon learn what it really means to be a hero.
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