If there is one anime on air right now that fans know inside and out, it is My Hero Academia. Whether your new to the fandom or a returning veteran, the show is on a high point thanks to season six this fall, and Kohei Horikoshi is keeping readers on edge with the manga. After all, the creator did say a year ago the manga would last another 12 months give or take. His comments put all eyes on the series for better or worse, but as its final act continues to expand, the creator admits the manga will likely last longer than he or fans anticipated.
The whole situation came to light today following the release of Shonen Jump's new issue. If you did not know, the magazine posted a new chapter of My Hero Academia all thanks to Horikoshi's team. And in his author's note, the artist addressed the fact he once expected the manga to be winding down at this point.
"It's been about ten months since I said there was only about a year to go," he wrote. "I'm sorry."
Clearly, it seems like there is more for Horikoshi to do. To start, Izuku Midoriya has only barely begun his final confrontation with All For One and Shigaraki. The big showdown just got started a few weeks back, and there is a lot to unpack there. That doesn't even mention Ochaco vs Toga or Shoto's battle with Dabi. The latter is still determined to take on Endeavor, after all. And of course, we have some loose ends with Dr. Garaki and the Nomu to go through.
Horikoshi might have expected his manga to run a year longer ten months ago, but that is no longer the case. My Hero Academia is back on an uncertain timeline as it would seem. And if the manga were to stick around? Given how good the series has been these past few months, fans would hardly mind the expansion.
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