My Hero Academia author Kohei Horikoshi posted a drawing of Katsuki Bakugo and Izuku Midoriya ahead of My Hero Academia Season 6 episode 9 on Saturday. The anime airs every Saturday in Japan, and Crunchyroll streams it internationally.
The illustration shows casually-dressed Katsuki Bakugo (left) and Izuku Midoriya (right) standing next to each other in front of a tree, while seemingly waiting for someone. Bakugo has his hands in his pockets and Midoriya is checking the time with a watch on his left wrist. The text above them in the picture reads “The anime [airs] soon later“. The post came at 5:21 in the evening, 9 minutes before the episode’s broadcast, with the caption “HeroAca anime airs later at 5:30 in the evening“.
You can check Kohei Horikoshi’s drawings posted this season from the links below:
- My Hero Academia Author Draws Mirko and Hawks, Looking Forward to Anime Season 6
- My Hero Academia Manga Author Draws Deku To Celebrate Season 6 Premiere
- My Hero Academia Manga Author Draws Hot Endeavor for My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 6
- My Hero Academia Manga Author Draws Halloween Illustration
- My Hero Academia Author Draws Eraser Head, Deku, and Bakugo for Anime Season 6 Episode 7
Kohei Horikoshi draws the My Hero Academia manga, which has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since July 2014. The series released the first compiled volume in November 2014 and published the latest, 36th, volume on October 4, 2022. The manga inspired TV anime adaptation by the studio Bones, which is currently airing the 6th season. The series also spawned three movies, each of which was fairly successful.
Viz Media licensed the manga for English releases and describes the plot of Volume 1 as:
Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny…
Source: Official Twitter
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