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My Hero Academia’s Kohei Horikoshi Takes Week Off Due to Illness

Weekly Shonen Jump was feeling a bit less heroic than usual this week. That’s because it was missing My Hero Academia, which went on a one-week hiatus due to its author, Kohei Horikoshi, falling ill.

This is not the first time Horikoshi has taken time off. He also skipped a week in June due to illness. It has been not specified what type of illness Horikoshi has, nor whether both mini-hiatuses were due to the same cause.

In July, Japanese fans ranked Horikoshi as one of their favorite manga authors.

Manga schedules can be quite punishing, and manga authors have been known to push themselves to the limit, which can eventually lead to more serious health issues (and longer hiatuses). Here’s hoping Horikoshi gets the rest and treatment he needs.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.