Merchandise of Your Favorite Anime: My Hero Academia

Merchandise of Your Favorite Anime: My Hero Academia

In a world where most humans have superpowers, there are those who would go to any length to achieve them at the cost of others. In a corrupt society, the only way to survive is by exercising power through strength and skills.

My Hero Academia follows that path as IzukuMidoriya dreams of one day being a hero despite his lack of powers. From his childhood years he has been inspired by superheroes all around him and wishes to become like All Might – The Symbol of Peace. However, destiny can take many turns as Izuku was born without superpowers in a time where they were slowly becoming extinct. It seems impossible for him to achieve his goal but with sheer determination and courage, he never gives up on chasing after it even though he is met with constant discouragement and harassment.

Background information

My Hero Academia (Boku no HīrōAkademia) is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by KōheiHorikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014, with the chapters collected into 15 tankobon volumes by Shueisha as of December 2nd 2016. The story follows IzukuMidoriya, a boy born without superpowers in a world where they are the norm, but who still dreams of becoming the greatest hero ever. He is scouted by the world’s greatest hero who shares his powers with Izuku after recognizing his value and later enrolls him in a high school for heroes in training.

The story focuses around IzukuMidoriya – a 14-year old boy born without superpowers (called quirks) in a world where they are the norm – who still dreams of becoming a hero himself. That all changes however when he meets his personal idol All Might – the No 1 ranked superhero who bestows upon him his very own quirk, and so begins Midoriya’s journey to become the greatest hero of all time.

The anime adaptation began airing on MBS and other Japan News Network stations in the Spring 2016 anime season. Funimation, Crunchyroll and Hulu also began simulcasting it during their respective spring seasons. A video game based on the series for Nintendo’s console was released in May 2018.

Merchandise information

With such a large fan base there is no surprise that this series would get its own merchandise line. These items include but are not limited to: Keychains, cell phone charms, magnets, buttons and stickers.

There is also supposed to be a “My Hero Academia” app with games, manga chapters and anime episodes which launchedon 2018, but at the moment it is only available for Japanese users. The manga chapters are currently being released in the U.S. both digitally and physically on a bimonthly basis by mha merch Media to coincide with the Japanese release dates of each volume.