If you’re expecting a new chapter of Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) this week, you’re in for a disappointment. The manga will be on a one week break and won’t be in the 49th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.
Don’t worry though, as it’s only a one week break, it’ll be back again in the 50th issue of the weekly manga magazine which will be released on November 13.
The reason for the break? Author/Mangaka Kōhei Horikoshi needs the time off to conduct some research, most likely in order to further improve the manga.
This isn’t the first time that Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) has gone on a break. Previously, in the 28th issue in June and in the 43rd issue in September, the manga went on a short one week hiatus both times as Horikoshi was sick.
It’s good to know that Horikoshi isn’t sick this time round and is focused on improving his work via research. It’d be a shame if he fell really sick and had to take an even longer hiatus so we hope that he’ll also take some time to rest while he does his research.
It isn’t uncommon for mangakas to fall sick since the kind of schedule they have to go through is pretty intense. Some of the longest hiatus we’ve seen especially comes from Yoshihiro Togashi, the mangaka of Hunter x Hunter. His manga has been on constant hiatus. since its start in 1998 with the longest being 80 issues ( an equivalent of 80 weeks).
Boku No Hero Academia is currently at Chapter 157 and already has two seasons of anime released, with a third season on the way.