Here are some of the facts about My Hero Academia that many people don’t know about.
If there is a fact or two that you already know of, then go beyond plus ultra! Let’s jump right into it:
1-The anime is a lot better than the manga
The anime was altered to be better than the manga and it was the right choice. If we take the manga into account then many of the side characters didn’t get as much attention as the anime gave them.
The anime gave many of the side characters more exposure, Asui’s internship was only a single panel in the manga but in the anime, they made an entire episode about it.
2-Failures before MHA
The creator of My hero academia Horikoshi had to go through many failures until he finally got the idea of My hero academia. His first series “Omasu” was published in the weekly shonen jump, it got canceled, it didn’t even make it a full year. His second series was Barrage and it was also canceled in as little as four months. After that, he went through depression until he decided to use one of his one-shots “Boku no hero” as the foundation for his new series.
3-Deku was originally an adult
The foundation of Boku no hero academia was a previously done one-shot by Horikoshi and in that one shot, Deku is an adult who sells hero merchandise and wants to be a hero himself. The instance where Midoriya rushed in to save Bakugo, there was something similar in the one-shot too. However, since the majority of the audience are teenagers he decided to go with a high school setting instead.
4-Connection to other shonen
The author has always been a hardcore naruto and one-piece fan. He submitted a fan art to the One Piece author Oda back in 2002 which was even featured in its 77th. There have also been instances where Oda encourages fans to read Boku no hero academia. Even Kishimoto praised Horikoshi in a past interview and even stated that My hero academia has taken the memento of Naruto ever since it ended.
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5-All Might’s name
Everyone knows that Toshinori is the eighth wielder of one for all but not many know the logic behind his name. All Might’s name was created using kanji characters whose English meanings are eight, tree, genius and law. Tree can be considered as the pillar of peace or whatever. And the last two genius and law showcase All Might’s charisma as a hero.
6-All Might’s design:
Horikoshi originally wanted All Might to look more like an old veteran hero but whoever he showed the design to, they didn’t see anything intriguing about it. However, Horikoshi used the criticism to constantly change the design and now we have the fans’ favorite All Might, which means that the design we are familiar with is a result of a countless obsessive stream of trial and error.
7-Contributions from fan art contests
There was a contest held for My hero academia whose basic idea was for a unique hero creation from fans. Nighteye’s sidekick bubble girl (Kaoruko) was actually created in that art contest.
8-My Hero Academia length
At one instance the author declared that the series is about 20 percent done. If we do the math right considering the amount of time gone by since that instance then the manga will go on to have about 600 to 700 chapters which is close to the number of bleach (686 chapters) and Naruto (700 chapters) Who knows it could even end up as long as one piece which is unsurprisingly still ongoing. Furthermore, the author has many plot points already planned out so we can expect a sustainable series along the way.
When the series was about to be released as manga outside of Japan, Horikoshi didn’t really think that anyone outside of Japan would actually enjoy it. Luckily, it ended up being a huge success even overseas!
10-Insane creative drive
Apparently, Horikoshi takes about 6 days working on the storyboards for every new chapter and finishes the final draft in a single day which is pretty insane (If you have watched Bakuman you’ll get it).