The official Twitter account of the My Hero Academia manga series released a statement on Saturday that the manga series will not have a new chapter in this year’s Weekly Shonen Jump 11th issues due to the author Kohei Horikoshi’s “sudden illness.”
The manga’s new chapter was slated to be published on Tuesday but it is said that it will return on the magazine’s 12th issues slated to release in Japan on February 9.
My Hero Academia manga began publishing in the magazine in July 2014. The manga’s popularity has expanded into six anime seasons, anime specials, and anime movies. The upcoming seventh season of the anime is slated to premiere on April 6 with a My Hero Academia Memories special which will have four episodes. The main story of the seventh season will air in Japan on May 4.
The manga is published in English and VIZ Media. The company describes the My Hero Academia series as follows:
“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…”
Aside from the upcoming seventh season of the My Hero Academia anime, there is also an upcoming film titled My Hero Academia the Movie: You’re Next which is slated to premiere in Japan on August 2. Horikoshi is confirmed to be involved in this production as the series’ original character designer and general supervisor.
For those who want to read the series, you can read the manga digitally via VIZ MEDIA’s website or through Shueisha’s MANGA PLUS service.