According to Book Scans, the manga almost took all of the top selling graphic novels of Aug 2018
#2 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 14 #3 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 1 #5 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 2 #6 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 13 #8 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 3 #9 — Hideyuki Furuhashi, Betten Court, and Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia: Vigilantes volume 1 #10 — Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball Super volume 3 #11 — Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul:re volume 6 #12 — RWBY Official Manga Anthology volume 2 #13 — Eiichiro Oda's One Piece volume 87 #15 — ONE and Yuusuke Murata's One-Punch Man volume 14 #16 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 4 #17 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 12 #18 — Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia volume 5
The digital version of Weekly Shonen Jump updated last week's chapter with villain Daruma Ujiko's new name following backlash that led to the removal of the manga and anime series in China. The character's real name was changed to Kyudai Garaki in the update. The new name maintains elements from creator Kōhei Horikoshi's original name; "Kyudai" is written with the kanji for "ball" and "big" and "Garaki" takes the last three syllables of the villain's mentor's name "Shigaraki" while also including the kanji for "tree."
The character's original given name was revealed in the magazine last week as "Maruta Shiga," reopening wounds in China and Korea that lead to the series' manga and anime being pulled from bilibili and Tencent and the possible cancellation of the mobile game My Hero Academia: Strongest Hero by Chinese studio Xin Yuan.
"Maruta" was the code-name for human experimentation undertaken by the Imperial Japanese Army's Unit 731 during the Second Sino-Japanese War of World War II. The Chinese victims of the experiments were called "maruta," the Japanese word for "logs" as a reference to the facilities cover story that it was a lumber mill. Victims, including children, the elderly, pregnant women, and the mentally handicapped, were purposefully infected with diseases, dissected, lobotomized, and amputated while still alive. The manga villain was shown to engage in human experimentation himself.
Shueisha and Horikoshi both apologized on Friday and Shueisha promised that "going forward, we intend to devote our energies toward deepening our understanding of a variety of historical and cultural matters." Both the publisher and creator reiterated that the reference to war crimes within the character's name was wholly unintentional.
As of this writing, the My Hero Academia manga and anime are still unavailable on Chinese digital platforms.
My Hero Academia manga ranks 8th place on New York Times' February graphic books:
The first volume of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga ranked at #8 on The New York Times' monthly Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list released in early February. The sixth volume of Akira Himekawa's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga ranked at #13, and the 10th volume of Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga ranked at #14 on the list.
The New York Times posted its first Graphic Books and Manga bestseller list in October, and it is one category of the newspaper's new bestseller lists.
Viz Media published Kōhei Horikoshi's "My Hero Academia - League of Villains: Undercover" manga chapter in English on its website and app on Thursday.
The nine-page manga was included in the Boku no Hero Academia Vol. R (My Hero Academia Vol. Rising) book that theatergoers to the My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- film received for free in Japan. The book also included character designs and notes on each character, and an interview with Horikoshi.
The film opened in Japan on December 20, and ranked at #3 in its opening weekend. The film has earned 1.5 billion yen (about US$14 million), and has sold more than 1.21 million tickets. The film's 4DX screenings began on January 24.
The film ranked at #1 in the United States box office when it opened on February 26, and has since earned more than US$13 million.
The official Twitter account for Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga announced on Friday that the manga will not appear in the 32nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on Monday as planned.
The announcement from the magazine's editorial department stated that due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and taking precautions to lower the risk to Horikoshi and his staff, Horikoshi and his staff are switching to working on the manga digitally. Horikoshi and his staff had worked on the manga using analog techniques previously. Shueisha had planned to still publish a new chapter in the 32nd issue despite the change in procedures, but the manuscript took longer than anticipated, and so the staff and editorial department decided to delay the new chapter. The next chapter will appear in the combined 33rd/34th issue of the magazine on July 20.
Viz Media's app had also been listing for the past few days that the manga's next chapter would debut on July 19 (U.S. time).
Shueisha had stated on May 11 that the magazine's staff foresees more delays for ongoing manga series, as manga creators are now drawing manga in ways that minimize their risk of being infected with COVID-19, and the time required for manga creators to draw manuscripts has therefore increased.
I have a question that has been on my mind for a while now. In an interview about two or three years ago, Kōhei Horikoshi the mangaka of My Hero Academia made his ambitions clear that he wants his work to be reach the length, or even surpass, One Piece.
Do you guys think that, in terms of story, that that is possible?
I don't think that for the story to be as long as One Piece and take place in Deku's first year of U.A, it needs to go beyond his freshmen year and even beyond U.A.
Do you think that Horikoshi can make his story take place after Deku's first year or even after school?
And do you think his ambitions are possible?
P.S: I only watched the thord season of the anime and haven't read the manga, so please don't spoil anything for me....pretty please.
The problem is the vast differences of One Piece and My Hero Academia in terms of world building. If My Hero Academia shows more of beyond Japan, then yeah, it can go on longer.
One Piece is only long because of the ambitions and goals of Luffy and crew requires traversing the world and going up against the world government and pirates. Yonko is the highest barrier to Luffy's conquest other than reaching One Piece. If there was something higher than Yonko, One Piece could go even further. It helps that One Piece gradually builds its layers of goals:
1) One Piece 2) Yonko and World Government 3) Seven Warlords 4) The rest of the pirates
While I agree with you the world is important, I don't think it might be a big problem. Remember, My hero is first and foremost about superheroes. If he wanted, the mangaka can create his own world outside of U.A, like in Marvel and DC but the bigger question is can he do that?
My Hero has a lot of potential, we can see Deku being the superman of My Hero universe, they can have their own version of the JLA or the Avengers, the potential is limitless.
The formula is here, but will the writer be able to accomplish this step and take Deku beyond U.A and into adulthood?