Star Wars fans in the West aren't the only ones excited about the new entry in the franchise, Japan is just as excited for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Kohei Horikoshi's Star Wars: The Last Jedi Collaboration poster. pic.twitter.com/LgewlZ4wZZ— YonkouProductions (@YonkouProd) December 7, 2017
YonkouProductions revealed the first look at Kohei Horikoshi's take on Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Twitter. The poster was released in a special December edition of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump and features many notable characters and imagery of the franchise in Horikoshi's trademark art style.
My Hero Academia fans were hoping for more of a mash-up between the two series, but this is a big step forward for the manga author. Following in the footsteps of One Piece's Eiichiro Oda collaborating on art for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Horikoshi makes Weekly Shonen Jump proud. My Hero Academia has gained a ton of steam in regards to its popularity in the last few years with an upcoming third season of its anime series and a new full-length anime feature film.
If you are a fan of one of these properties, but not the other you'll still appreciate the tone it captures. This isn't the only crossover My Hero Academia has had with Disney either. The Japanese voice of Thor in Thor: Ragnarok is provided by Kenta Miyake, the voice of All Might.
If you're eagerly awaiting the next season of the series, it recently recently a new poster teasing the season as well as another image teasing the season during its official announcement. If that's not enough, why not lookup Horikoshi's original one-shot Barrage? Then, of course, is the currently running manga series that has just wrapped the arc beyond this, the "Internship" arc.
For those unfamiliar with My Hero Academia, the series was created by Kohei Horikoshi and has been running in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, who lives in a world where everyone has super powers but he was born without them. Dreaming to become a superhero anyway, he's eventually scouted by the world's best hero All Might and enrolls in a school for professional heroes. The series has been collected into 15 volumes so far, and has been licensed by Viz Media for an English language release since 2015.