Thanks to the #1 anime betrayal known as COVID-19, the My Hero Academia manga may just look a little bit different. Shueisha announced that Kohei Horikoshi’s hit manga series will be taking a 1-week hiatus to allow himself and his assistants to switch an all-digital platform to create the manga.
They noted that this move was to protect Horikoshi’s health as well as the health of all those involved with the creation of the manga. It will be interesting to see how the manga looks after the switch has been made. Until now, it has been created in mostly “analog.”
An official tweet announcing the change was made which you can view below:
— 僕のヒーローアカデミア公式 (@myheroacademia) July 10, 2020
The tweet reads:
My Hero Academia won’t be appearing in Weekly Shonen Jump No. 32 (released on July 13th). We are very sorry for the readers who are looking forward to it. In order to reduce the risk of infection from the new coronavirus, we are changing from a conventional analog drawing system to a digital drawing system.
Because of the change, it took a lot of time to complete the manuscript, and it became difficult to publish it in WJ32, so we decided to put it on hiatus. We also apologize for not being able to announce the hiatus in the last issue, as we were working as hard as we could to publish it. The next issue will be the combined WJ33/34 issue, which will be released on July 20.