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My Hero Academia Has Begun Its Epilogue

The very successful manga series My Hero Academia has now reached its “epilogue.” That officially began with its 424th chapter in the newest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. Creator Kohei Horikoshi also made some comments about it in the new issue, and says My Hero Academia will proceed “for a short while” and will “return to its title.” How much longer it will proceed was not reported. (Skip the next short paragraph to avoid any spoilers about the last chapter if you haven’t read it yet, and go to the third paragraph).

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Horikoshi noted that a story’s end is often short, but he doesn’t want to conclude the manga so soon after the enemy’s defeat.

Okay, potential spoilers for the last chapter are over. The My Hero Academia series has a global fandom and has more than 100 million copies out in circulation. It debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014, about ten years ago.

Along with getting a TV anime adaptation, My Hero Academia has also received movies, video games, and spinoff manga. The next movie, My Hero Academia the Movie: You’re Next, is scheduled to come out in early August.

VIZ Media publishes My Hero Academia in America, and gave this description for the very first volume:

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…

Volume 38 of the manga comes out tomorrow, June 4, and is available for preorder. The series is available digital-only in English through MANGA Plus as well.

Source: ANN


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