My Hero Academia Manga Might Be Just A Year Away From Concluding

My Hero Academia is one of the most successful manga of all time. With over 50 million copies sold worldwide and five years spent in Japan's top ten list of manga, not to mention video games, movies, and a wildly popular anime, My Hero Academia will go down as one of the all-time classic mangas.

And it's all coming to an end. That's according to creator Kohei Horikoshi who made the announcement via statement revealed at the Jump Festa event held last weekend just outside of Tokyo.

“If things progress smoothly, the original My Hero Academia [manga] will reach its goal, for instance, in just about a year,” read Horikoshi's statement (with translation courtesy of Kotaku). Horikoshi added that he planned to write and draw the final arc with the intent of completing the series, although he wasn't sure yet if it'd live up to everyone's expectations.

He also wasn't sure if he'd get it done in 2022. Horikoshi's next statement immediately following the first made it seem like next year was more of a tentative deadline than a firm date.

“If things do not go smoothly, I think at next year’s Jump Festa, I’ll have [Deku voice actor] Mr. Yamashita read the same statement.”

Even almost seven years later, My Hero Academia remains immensely popular. Over 7 million manga were sold in Japan this year alone, although it pales in comparison to both Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen, which both sold close to 30 million copies. Perhaps now is a good time for My Hero Academia to bow out gracefully to make way for the next generation of manga.

In loosely related anime news, Netflix canceled the live-action Cowboy Bebop for reasons known only to the streaming platform, but fans are trying to save the show with a petition. The most popular one is nearing 50,000 signatures, which seems like a lot, but will it be enough to convince Netflix to give Cowboy Bebop another chance?

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