My Hero Academia Reaches Major Milestone Before Release Of Latest Anime Season

By April Ryder | Published

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My Hero Academia fans have something to celebrate, and the official X account for Kōhei Horikoshi’s manga revealed to the world that the popular series now has more than 100 million copies in circulation worldwide. The 40th compiled book volume for the series was officially released on Thursday, giving the story the push it needed to hit this exciting new milestone. 

The Tweet

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Horikoshi even created and shared a special illustration featuring some of the My Hero Academia characters to celebrate the new record. There was also a video made to commemorate the popular manga series with Daiki Yamashita (the voice of Deku) as the narrator. 

The Manga

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The longstanding popularity of My Hero Academia has brought the manga stories to new heights in recent years, granting more readily available access to the content. The manga’s first 398 chapters will soon be available to fans for free via the internet on Jump+ and Zebrack. They will be released in four sets over four weeks until May 1. 

Fans who live in Japan will enjoy seeing various newspaper ads featuring the main students from U.A. Class 1-A between the dates of April 4 and 10. Reaching over 100 million copies came quicker than anticipated, given that My Hero Academia’s February 2023 numbers marked the 85 million copy milestone. Fifteen million copies sold in a year is nothing to scoff at in terms of sales.

The Wait For Season 7

As fans of the show wait for the seventh season release next month on May 4, a four-episode My Hero Academia Memories compilation special is being released on Saturday, April 6. You can find all things My Hero Academia on YTV and NTV on Saturdays, and Crunchyroll steps in to stream the episodes after they air. 

The Anime

My Hero Academia’s first 13-episode season aired in April of 2016, and the show has been going strong ever since. For those who don’t know, the series is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. My Hero Academia has appeared in Shueisha’s Shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014. 

The Story

The story of My Hero Academia follows a boy named Izuku Midoriya. He lives in a world where superpowers are a commonplace ability of most people, but Midoriya was born without a superpower (or Quirk). 

Of course, the boy dreams of becoming a great superhero, and he gets his shot when All Might (My Hero Academia’s greatest superhero) gives his powers to Midoriya. All Might sees great potential in the young boy and helps to get Izuku enrolled in a special and very prestigious school specially catered to hone and train the skills of young superheroes. 

As Midoriya learns to manage his powers, his youth, and his social standing, My Hero Academia explores themes like “what is the true nature of heroism,” the importance of perseverance, and the true power of a strong friendship mixed with some good teamwork. 

The Inspiration

The creator of My Hero Academia, Horikoshi said that he wanted to create the series with the inspirational idea of a world where anyone, regardless of where they came from, how much money they have, or their physical abilities could become a hero.