Viz Brings My Hero Academia Creator Kohei Horikoshi to U.S. For First Time at San Diego Comic-Con

It’s not too early to start hyping San Diego Comic-Con, is it? If you’re a fan of the popular manga My Hero Academia, you probably won’t think so after hearing this news. And if you do, well, look, we’ve got a job to do here. Stop being so critical. My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi is headed to San Diego for his first-ever North American professional appearance at the convention.

A press release from publisher Viz Media provides details on the appearance:

Kohei Horikoshi is scheduled to participate in a variety of events during the convention including the official MY HERO ACADEMIA panel discussion. The panel will feature several notable voice actors including Christopher R. Sabat, voice of All Might, and Justin Briner, voice of Deku, from the anime adaptation of the popular series. The creator will also be a part of VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP panel. A pair of autograph sessions are also scheduled to take place during the show. Event times and additional information will be announced soon.

And some more on Horikoshi and My Hero Academia:

Kohei Horikoshi was born in Aichi, Japan, in 1986. He received a Tezuka Award Honorable Mention in 2006, and after publishing several short stories in Akamaru Jump, his first serialized work in Weekly Shonen Jump was Oumagadoki Doubutsuen in 2010. BARRAGE and his current series, MY HERO ACADEMIA are published in English by VIZ Media.

MY HERO ACADEMIA asks… What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?

Volume 13 of My Hero Academia is hitting stores in June from Viz. Stay tuned for more info.

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