'My Hero Academia' Creator Reveals Full 'Star Wars' Collaboration

Star Wars is just a big of a franchise in Japan as it is in the United States, so fans over there are as naturally excited for The Last Jedi as everyone else.

This also includes incredible manga creators like My Hero Academia's Kohei Horikoshi, who revealed his official collaboration with Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

The poster art is not only incredibly high quality, but puts Horikoshi's distinct mark on Star Wars characters Rey, Poe Dameron, Finn, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, BB-8, C-3PO, R2-D2, and the returning Luke Skywalker.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi does not open until December 15, but has been receiving positive reviews from critics and the lucky fans who have managed to see the film early. Comicbook's Joseph Schmidt said in our review of the film that, "there's never a dull moment in The Last Jedi."

Kohei Horikoshi is also getting his own movie soon with My Hero Academia: The Movie releasing in Summer 2018. His excitement for the project also shines through as he states that "Deku and his friends make their surprising debut on the silver screen! At the time I was told there was going to be a movie, I could scarcely believe it, but when it was clear that is was going to happen, I was super happy."

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.