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My Hero Academia (Japanese: ,Hepburn: Boku no H?r? Akademia) is a superheromanga series written and illustrated by K?hei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Sh?nen Jump since July 2014, and 20 volumes have been collected in tank?bon format. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called quirks) in a world where they have become the norm, but who still dreams of becoming a hero himself. He is scouted by the world's greatest hero, who shares his quirk with Izuku after recognizing his potential, and later enrolls him in a 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 3 to June 26, 2016, followed by a second season from April 1 to September 30, 2017, then a third season from April 7 to September 29, 2018, and an animated film titled My Hero Academia: Two Heroes was released on August 3 of that year.
The series has been licensed for English-language release by Viz Media and began serialization in their weekly digital manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump on February 9, 2015.
In a world where people with superpowers (known as "Quirks" (,Kosei)) are the norm, Izuku Midoriya has dreams of one day becoming a Hero, despite being bullied by his classmates for not having a Quirk. After being the only one to try and save his childhood friend Katsuki Bakugo from a villain, All Might, the world's greatest Hero, bestows upon him his own Quirk "One For All". The story follows Izuku's entrance into U.A. High School (?,Y?ei K?k?), a school that cultivates the next generation of superheroes. As Izuku and his new friends try to balance their Hero training with ordinary school duties, they must face new challenges including the League of Villains, an evil organization established by All Might's archenemy, All For One, to destroy all Heroes and take control of society.
My Hero Academia is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by K?hei Horikoshi. It began its serialization in the manga magazine Weekly Sh?nen Jump in July 2014. As of September 4, 2018, the series been collected into twenty tank?bon volumes. The series is licensed for the English language release in North America by Viz Media, who published the first volume on August 4, 2015. As the series is published in Japan, it is also released simultaneously in English digitally by Viz Media's Weekly Sh?nen Jump. As of August 7, 2018, 14 volumes have been released.
A spin-off series, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, began being published by Weekly Sh?nen Jump in 2017. The series is licensed for the English language release in North America by Viz Media. The first volume was released in English on July 3, 2018.
On October 29, 2015, the series' official Twitter announced that My Hero Academia would receive an anime adaptation produced by Studio Bones.
A second season was announced in the Weekly Sh?nen Jump magazine's 30th issue of 2016. It premiered on April 1, 2017 on NTV and YTV, and ended on September 30, 2017, with the staff and cast from the first season returning to reprise their roles. The first opening theme is "Peace Sign" () performed by Kenshi Yonezu and the first ending theme is "Dakara, Hitori ja nai" (,lit. Therefore, I am not Alone), performed by Little Glee Monster. The second opening theme is "Sora ni Utaeba" (,lit. If I Sing to the Sky) performed by amazarashi and the ending theme is "Datte Atashi no H?r?" (,lit. Still My Hero) by LiSA.
A third season was announced in the 44th issue of Weekly Sh?nen Jump magazine of 2017. The English dub premiered on April 7, 2018. The first opening theme is "Odd Future" by Uverworld, while the first ending theme is "Update" () by Miwa. The second opening theme is "Make my Story" by Lenny Code Fiction and the second ending theme is "Long Hope Philia" () by Masaki Suda.
On April 19, 2018, Funimation announced that the series would air on Cartoon Network's Toonami starting on May 5.
A fourth season was announced in the 44th issue of Weekly Sh?nen Jump magazine of 2018. This was later confirmed with the airing of the final episode to season three.
An anime film was announced in December 2017 and features an original story set after the manga's "Final Exam" arc. Titled My Hero Academia: Two Heroes ( THE MOVIE ~2~,Boku no H?r? Akademia THE MOVIE: Futari no H?r?), the film had its world premiere at Anime Expo on July 5, 2018, and the Japanese theatrical release began screening on August 3, 2018, with the staff and cast from the anime series returning to reprise their roles. Funimation announced that they would release the film theatrically in the United States and Canada from September 25, 2018 to October 2, 2018.
A video game based on the anime, My Hero Academia: Battle for All, was announced in November 2015. The game was developed by Dimps and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game console, where it released in Japan on May 19, 2016.
The manga was nominated for the 8th Manga Taish? in 2015. It was nominated for the 40th Kodansha Manga Award for sh?nen category in 2016. Before the anime adaptation's premiere, manga author Masashi Kishimoto praised K?hei Horikoshi's work, believing it would be a success overseas; Horikoshi, meanwhile, has cited Kishimoto's Naruto series as a primary source of inspiration.
Volume 1 reached the 7th place on the weekly Oricon manga chart with 71,575 copies sold. It sold out almost immediately on its first printing. Volume 2 reached the 6th place, with 167,531 copies and, by January 18, 2015, had sold 205,179 copies. As of March 2017, there were over 10 million copies of My Hero Academia in circulation. As of August 2018, the manga had over 16 million copies in print.
The story has been noted to take inspiration from elements in superhero comics, such as the aesthetics of its characters.
Alex Osborn of IGN gave the anime series positive marks, saying "The first season of My Hero Academia delivers thirteen episodes of fantastic action, elevated by a heartfelt story that's wrapped around a core cast of memorable and relatable characters." Osborn went on to state that the villains were underdeveloped.