My Hero Academia: A last minute break announced The Siver Times

By Yone

While the manga has already taken three hiatuses since early 2023, it looks like a fourth short hiatus has just been announced.

My Hero Academia is known to be one of the best manga of recent years. Deku’s adventures regularly rub shoulders with hits like One Piece Or Jujutsu Kaisen in the best-selling charts in Japan and internationally. My Hero Academia would even have been the precursor in the theme of superheroes, rather linked to the comics movement with DC and Marvel. Published since 2014, the manga, created by Kohei Horikoshi, is increasingly approaching its end.

But 2023 promises to be complicated for the series. Indeed, traditionally, a new chapter of My Hero Academia is published weekly in Shonen Jump. However, since the beginning of the year, the series has already taken three breaks and a fourth, totally unexpected, would have recently been announced.

My Hero Academia: Does Kohei Horikoshi have more serious health problems than we think?

For the record, a few weeks ago, Yusuke Murata, the designer of One-Punch Man, had posted a tweet begging Kohei Horikoshi to take care of his health. Indeed, the author of My Hero Academia admitted to having health problems, like other mangakas like Yoshihiro Togashi, author of Hunter x Hunteror even Eiichiro Oda, who recently admitted not eating for several days to advance on One Piece.

Regarding this new break, it should be quite short since My Hero Academia should be absent from Shonen Jump #26, but should resume in the next issue. Some sources explain that this break would be the consequence of production problems. However, due to many breaks already taken this year by the mangaka, many fans are worried about Horikoshi.

For several years, the manga industry has been shaken by the spotlight on the health problems of many authors. Indeed, if for some fans being a mangaka is a real dream, in Japan, it is a job in its own right involving a lot of stress. At the time, Hajime Isayama, author of The attack of the Titanshad managed to protect itself by favoring a monthly publication, thus offering it more flexibility.