My hero university has come a long way since The Pages of Weekly Shonen Jump first appeared in 2014, slowly becoming one of the biggest anime franchises that has garnered five seasons and three movies to date. This year set to be another big one for Midoriya and the company, a recent sales chart has shown that Kohei Horikoshi’s epic superhero story has been causing a stir since the early days of UA Academy and the villains who would continue to do so. torment their lives for years to come.
With three films and five television seasons to his credit, My hero university has stood alongside the Shonen franchises which have had a much greater head start, including the likes of One Piece, Dragon Ball et Naruto to name a few. Currently, there are fifty million copies of the manga created by Kohei Horikoshi in circulation, although the first volume of the series, before the start of the animated series, had a relatively respectable number and saw its subsequent volumes increase before. that Studio Bones does create the adaptation. As the series is currently hitting its highest numbers, it seems Deku’s story struck a chord with fans before it really hit the mainstream.
Twitter user WSJOricon shared this breakdown of sales from My Hero Academia’s manga since its debut in 2014, even going so far as to show how manga sales have grown alongside the start of anime seasons, proving that the Shonen franchise has only grown in popularity with each release:
[My Hero Academia]
Circulation: 50 million (worldwide) (Vol 1-30)
Truly popular from the start, A Start Any WSJ Series has yet to beat.
Increase its popularity and become one of the faces of manga in the world. Reached a new high this year.
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– Sauter Oricon (@WSJOricon) December 14, 2021
Earlier in 2021, Deku and his friends found themselves battling their classmates in the fifth season of the television series while receiving their third film in My Hero Academia: Mission of the Heroes of the World. While a new movie has yet to be announced for 2022, the show’s sixth season is slated to arrive this fall, which will see the major War Arc adaptation pitting all the heroes against the forces of Shigaraki and the Paranormal Liberation Front. Needless to say, the heroes have quite a few challenges ahead of them in the anime and manga later this year.
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