Due to the superhuman work rhythm, drawing a weekly manga is certainly a complex undertaking, Eiichiro Oda knows that with his routine and like many other authors he still likes My hero academy. However, to add complexity to the job, another relevant phenomenon takes over: popularity.

An artist must be able to reinvent themselves when things take a dramatic turn for the worse, especially in terms of consensus when a particular story arc fails to win over audiences. Kohei Horikoshiwhile one of Jump's pillars, he's no exception at this point, and like his peers, he must be careful to keep readers interested.

One of his recent comments on Ultra Stages in particular provided interesting food for thought. The sensei would actually have said: "The series enjoyed fairly consistent popularity up until the summer camp training saga, but when I suggested an arc for the villains to come in... disaster! The popularity suddenly fell. Sorry to talk about it, but I guess people didn't want her around."

Then he explains: "I already had the story planned, so I couldn't let the villains go without doing something. So I cut out some parts I had planned for the summer camp saga and rushed the next fight."

So not even My Hero Academia is a work without perfection, even if it can cause the author not a little displeasure when he is received so icily after careful planning. And you instead, what do you think? Let us know with a comment below.

About the Author

Sweety Otaku

One of the best parts of watching anime is how many times a show can surprise you. Sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. But if the Otaku know one thing, it's that anything is possible.

View All Articles