My Hero Academia Manga Has Touched 100 Million Copies In Circulation Worldwide

Author Kohei Horikoshi drew a special illustration and shared a message thanking his predecessors, animators, and fans.

© K. Horikoshi/ Shueisha, My Hero Academia Project

Twitter’s manga expert, @MangaMoguraRE, posted on April 3, 2024, that My Hero Academia manga is standing strong worldwide in terms of sales.

It has sold over 100 million copies for volumes 1 to 40, with 60 million copies in Japan and 40 million copies in the rest of the world. My Hero Academia becomes the 10th series to achieve this milestone in Weekly Shonen Jump, and the 11th overall for Shueisha.

Author Kohei Horikoshi drew a special illustration and shared a message thanking his predecessors, animators, and fans.

(Illustration by Kohei Horikoshi)


“I believe we have reached this number thanks to the fact we are blessed to live in times in which we walk with thin-soled sneakers on a path carved by many great manga and animations. On top of that, I am honestly really happy that so many people have been willing to buy manga that I have drawn for such a long time. Thank you so much for supporting Deku and his friends. I hope that ‘My Hero Academia’ is also able to expand this already paved path a little bit further.”

Shonen Jump also unveiled a PV commemorating the milestone:

About My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia is a manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected into 39 tankōbon volumes as of November 2023.

It inspired many spin-off manga, including My Hero Academia: Smash!!, Vigilantes, and Team-Up Missions. Besides light novels, stage plays, and souvenirs, the franchise has produced many video games.

Studio Bones produced the first season from April to June 2016, a second from April to September 2017, a third from April to September 2018, a fourth from October 2019 to April 2020, a fifth from March to September 2021, a sixth from October 2022 to March 2023, and a seventh that is currently in production.

It has three animated films, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, Heroes Rising, and World Heroes’ Mission, plus nine original video animations. The Fourth animated film and a live-action Legendary Entertainment film are currently being planned.

Crunchyroll describes Season 1 of My Hero Academia as follows:

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not enough to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies.

Source: Comic Natalie