New My Hero Academia Campaign Lets Fans Create Their Own Pro Hero

My Hero Academia has introduced plenty of new heroes over its lifetime, and it has inspired fans from around the world to make their own. For plenty of fans, they've starting putting their own original Pro Heroes into My Hero Academia using fan-art or fan-fiction. But if you are wanting to make your Pro Heroes more official, you have a shot of getting them approved by the powers at be.

After all, a new contest is being run by Shueisha, and it promises to bring one lucky fan's Pro Hero into the My Hero Academia canon.

Recently, fans were let in on the contest when Shueisha launched its Today's New Hero campaign. The initiative is being launched in honor of My Hero Academia's new film, and its production committee has asked fans to send in artwork of their self-made heroes. Each application's artwork and description will be looked over before several make it to the next round.

According to the contest details, the best works submitted will be showcased at the end of each episode of My Hero Academia season four. However, the overall winner will have their self-made hero adapted by Studio Bones before getting their own character blurb from series creator Kohei Horikoshi. The hero will also be published in Weekly Shonen Jump for fans to check out.

Currently, the contest is set to run between September 9 and February 29. The competition is also conducted entirely in Japanese, but foreign fans can enter if they've got a good grasp on the language. You can submit your Pro Hero concept to Shueisha via mail or through its official website here.


Are you ready to submit your own Pro Hero to this exclusive My Hero Academia contest? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all things comics and anime!

My Hero Academia 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 powers, even though 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 licensed by Viz Media for an English language release since 2015. My Hero Academia is gearing up for an even bigger end of 2019 with both a fourth season of the anime and second big anime film too.