My Hero Academia Manga Sold 100 Million Copies in Circulation Worldwide

The official Twitter account for Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga recently disclosed a remarkable achievement: the manga has surpassed 100 million copies in circulation worldwide, following the release of the 40th compiled book volume on Thursday. To mark this milestone, Horikoshi himself shared a special illustration.

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In addition to this celebration, a video commemorating the series, narrated by Daiki Yamashita, the voice behind the main character Deku, was also released.

To further engage fans, My hero academia manga’s first 398 chapters will be made available for free online on Jump+ and Zebrack in weekly installments, continuing until May 1. Moreover, main students from U.A. Class 1-A will grace newspaper advertisements across Japan from April 4-10.

This achievement comes after the manga had already reached 85 million copies in circulation worldwide by February 2023.

Horikoshi’s manga series debuted in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014. Viz Media handles the English publication of the manga, both digitally and in print, in North America. Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service also offers digital English editions.

In anime news, the announcement of the seventh season followed the conclusion of the sixth season on March 25, 2023. A special four-episode compilation titled My Hero Academia Memories, featuring new scenes, will begin airing on Saturday, leading up to the debut of the new season on May 4, starting with episode 139 of the overall anime. YTV and NTV will continue to air the series on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. (4:30 a.m. EDT), while Crunchyroll will stream both the season and special episodes as they premiere.

The anime’s journey began with its first 13-episode season in April 2016, and it continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Additionally, fans can look forward to My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: You’re Next (My Hero Academia: You’re Next), the fourth film in the franchise, slated to open on August 2.

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…”

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Source: ANN

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