Shonen Jump 2015 issue no 48 has included a teaser for a big announcement about superhero manga series My Hero Academia/ Boku no Hero Academia or 僕のヒーローアカデミア. What’s interesting about this is the premature announcement of the anime adaptation of the series on Twitter, which was quickly deleted. The official announcement of the anime is supposed to be on 2nd November 2015. Oops.
The magazine is also revealed that Hirofumi Neda will launch the Boku no Hero Academia Smash!! (My Hero Academia Smash!!) a “special spinoff” manga on the Jump+ digital app and in Weekly Shonen Jump too.
The manga series was created by Kouhei Horikoshi and has been serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump from July 2014 until now. There are five tankubon volumes of the manga in print, with a sixth set to go on sale on 4th November this year.
The series is very popular with the readers – the first three volumes of the series respectively placed 100th, 74th, and 92nd in Japan’s yearly manga rankings in 2015. VIZ Media is licensing and translating the series in English with the second volume scheduled for release on 3rd November 2015. The appeal seems to be universal, its first English volume remained on The New York Times best seller list for four weeks. A lot of expectations has been heaped on the series to be as successful in anime form here.
Official synopsis by Viz:
“Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny…”
Toho Ad, the advertising subsidiary of Toho Group, had registered the web domain heroaca.com since last week. The site is not activated yet at this time, but will probably be in the immediate future.