The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to adjust to “The New Normal,” and these include those working in the manga industry. To keep social distancing between the people working on the My Hero Academia manga, mangaka Kohei Horikoshi has decided to move to a fully digital system. Unfortunately, this means they would have to delay the release of the manga’s next chapter as they set everything up anew.

 

The manga won’t be releasing its next chapter on Weekly Shounen Jump magazine issue #32 this week. In the statement above, they explained that this is all to reduce the risk of infection due to COVID-19. The changes are forcing the manga’s staff to take longer to complete the next chapter’s manuscript, so it’s rather difficult to get it done in time for the printing deadline of Shounen Jump’s 32nd issue. However, the manga will resume in the next edition of the magazine, which is the combined 33/34th issue, due for release on July 20, 2020 in Japan.

As for the anime adaptation, a 5th Season is indeed happening. Unfortunately, there’s no release date yet. Expect the staff to reveal more information on this upcoming Season 5 in the days to come.

 

 

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