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My Hero Academia Manga Has HOW Many Copies in Circulation?!

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My Hero Academia is one of the most popular franchises out now, and we have the numbers to prove it. Last Friday, February 3, the official Twitter account for the My Hero Academia manga said that there are now more than 85 million copies of the manga in circulation around the globe. That’s up about 20 million in a year. In January 2022, there were about 65 million copies of the manga series in circulation. The official accounts chose to share this good news on Friday because that was also the date that the 37th volume of the manga got shipped in Japan.

The manga debuted almost 10 years ago, first coming out in the summer of 2014.

In America, fans can read the manga physically or digitally through VIZ Media, or just digitally through SHUEISHA’s MANGA Plus. VIZ Media gave this description for the 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…”

The popularity of the manga led to an anime adaptation, which debuted in spring of 2016. The anime proved popular, thus inspiring more seasons, and the sixth season of the anime adaptation debuted last fall. The anime can be watched in America on Toonami or Crunchyroll.

My Hero Academia is currently on hiatus so mangaka Kohei Horikoshi can take care of his health. We all hope he’s feeling better, and that the great news of his sales gives him some cheer.

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.