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My Hero Academia
Boku no Hero Academia Volume 1.png
Volume 1 tankōbon cover, featuring Izuku Midoriya (center) and All Might (right)
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僕のヒーローアカデミア
(Boku no Hīrō Akademia)
Genre Adventure, fantasy, superhero
Manga
Written by Kōhei Horikoshi
Published by Shueisha
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Imprint Jump Comics
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
English magazine
Weekly Shonen Jump
Original run July 7, 2014 – ongoing
Volumes 29
Manga
My Hero Academia Smash!!
Written by Kōhei Horikoshi
Illustrated by Hirofumi Neda
Published by Shueisha
English publisher
Viz Media
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Shōnen Jump+
English magazine
Weekly Shonen Jump
Original run November 9, 2015November 6, 2017
Volumes 5
Anime television series
Directed by
  • Kenji Nagasaki
  • Tomo Ōkubo (#39–51)
  • Masahiro Mukai (#64–)
Produced by
  • Wakana Okamura
  • Kazumasa Sanjōba
  • Hiroshi Kamei (#1–13)
  • Naoki Amano (#1–13)
  • Hirokazu Hara (#1–13)
  • Natsumi Mori (#1–38)
  • Hayato Saga (#39–)
  • Yoshihiro Ōyabu (#39–)
  • Kōji Nagai (#39–)
Written by Yōsuke Kuroda
Music by Yuki Hayashi
Studio Bones
Licensed by Funimation
Medialink
Network
  • JNN (MBS) (#1–13)
  • NNS (ytv) (#14–)
English network
Animax
Adult Swim (Toonami)
Original run April 3, 2016 – ongoing
Episodes 88
Light novel
My Hero Academia: School Briefs
Written by Anri Yoshi
Illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi
Published by Shueisha
English publisher
Viz Media
Demographic Male
Imprint JUMP j-BOOKS
Original run April 4, 2016 – ongoing
Volumes 5
Game
My Hero Academia: Battle for All
Developer Dimps
Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platform Nintendo 3DS
Released
  • JP May 19, 2016
Manga
My Hero Academia: Vigilantes
Written by Hideyuki Furuhashi
Illustrated by Betten Court
Published by Shueisha
English publisher
Viz Media
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine
  • Jump GIGA
  • Shōnen Jump+
Original run August 20, 2016 – ongoing
Volumes 11
Original video animation
Directed by Kenji Nagasaki
Written by Yōsuke Kuroda
Music by Yuki Hayashi
Studio Bones
Released April 4, 2017June 2, 2017
Runtime 25 minutes each
Episodes 2
Game
My Hero One's Justice
Developer Byking
Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment
Genre Fighting
Platform PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Released
  • August 23, 2018 WW
Animated films
Original video animation
All Might: Rising
Studio Bones
Released February 13, 2019
Runtime 2 minutes
Manga
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
Written by
  • Kōhei Horikoshi
  • Yōsuke Kuroda
Published by Homesha
Imprint Shueisha Home Comics
Published May 2, 2019
Manga
My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions
Written by Yōkō Akiyama
Published by Shueisha
English publisher
Viz Media
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine
  • Jump GIGA (prologue)
  • Saikyō Jump
Original run July 25, 2019 – ongoing
Volumes 1
Game
My Hero One's Justice 2
Developer Byking
Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment
Genre Fighting
Platform PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Released
  • WW March 12, 2020
Original net animation
Make It! Do-or-Die Survival Training
Directed by
  • Kenji Nagasaki
  • Masahiro Mukai
Written by Yōsuke Kuroda
Music by Yuki Hayashi
Studio Bones
Licensed by Funimation
Released August 16, 2020
Runtime 25 minutes each
Episodes 2

My Hero Academia is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected into 29 tankōbon volumes as of January 2021. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called Quirks) in a world where they have become commonplace, but who still dreams of becoming a superhero himself. He is scouted by All Might, Japan's greatest hero, who shares his Quirk with Midoriya after recognizing his potential, and later helps to enroll him in a prestigious high school for heroes in training.

The manga was adapted into an anime television series by Bones. Its first season aired in Japan from April to June 2016, followed by a second season from April to September 2017, then a third season from April to September 2018, a fourth season from October 2019 to April 2020, and a fifth season is scheduled to premiere in March 2021. An animated film titled My Hero Academia: Two Heroes was released in August 2018. A second animated film titled My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising was released in December 2019. A third animated film is set to be released in summer 2021. There are plans for a live-action film by Legendary Entertainment.

The series has been licensed for an English-language release by Viz Media and began serialization in their weekly digital manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2015. Shueisha began to simulpublish the series in English on the website and app Manga Plus in January 2019.

The manga won the 2019 Harvey Award for Best Manga. As of January 2021, the manga had over 30 million copies in circulation. Both the manga and anime adaptation have received an overwhelming positive response from both critics and audiences, and are considered one of the best of the 2010s.

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