While the anime adaptation continues to air, the manga of Kohei Horikoshi, Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia), has just released its thirty-seventh compiled book volume. The volumes not only include a set of manga chapters, but also attract buyers interested in additional content.
One of these contents was an illustration printed with the visual of Tooru Hagakurebetter known as “Invisible Girl“, where he appeared with his appearance without a quirk (that is, with his body fully visible) and completely naked, hinting that this is how he would look only with his hero uniform.
However, let’s remember that this illustration became controversial among fans and non-fans of the franchise, because the Invisible Girl is an underage schoolgirl, and they didn’t understand why Horikoshi would add such an illustration as part of the story. In fact, this illustration appeared as a special illustration of one of the chapters, and is not part of the official canon, so to speak.
But the author decided to clear up the doubts about why this illustration appeared on the Weekly Shōnen Jump at the time, in a section of the most recent volume known as “Author Comments“:
- It was a core image that was separate from the original story. So it should have been. This is a drawing I did a few years ago to do color tests or something, and I had no intention of posting it anywhere, but I didn’t have time to draw an image for that Weekly Shonen Jumpand they asked me: “Do you have any colored drawings in your file?”, so I presented this one. Well, basically it didn’t bother me much because it wasn’t related to the main story, but it really was a surprise, right?
So, now you know, that illustration was not in Horikoshi’s plans to publish it in the Weekly Shōnen Jump, but the tight publishing schedule left him with no time to create a new one, so he pulled it out of his archive to get the job done. By the way, in this volume the author also gifted us with a completely new visual of Rumi “Mirko” Usagiyama.
For his part, Horikoshi began the publication of the manga Boku no Hero Academia in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in July 2014 and entered its final story arc in March 2021. To date, studios bones have produced a total of six seasons of the anime adaptation, with the sixth airing since the season of Autumn-2022 (October-December).
Synopsis of Boku no Hero Academia
The emergence of “Quirks,” newly discovered superpowers, has steadily increased over the years, with 80 percent of humanity possessing various abilities, from element manipulation to shapeshifting. This leaves the rest of the world completely powerless, and Izuku Midoriya is one such individual. Ever since he was a child, the ambitious high school student has wanted nothing more than to be a hero. Izuku’s unfair fate leaves him admiring the heroes and taking notes on them whenever he can. But it seems that his persistence has paid off: Izuku meets the number one hero and his personal idol, All Might. All Might’s Quirk is a unique ability that can be inherited, and he has chosen Izuku as his successor!
After enduring many months of grueling training, Izuku enrolls in UA Academy, a prestigious high school famous for its excellent hero training program, and this year’s freshmen look especially promising. With his strange but talented classmates and the looming threat of an evil organization, Izuku will soon learn what it truly means to be a hero.
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