My Hero Academia is set in a world where 80% of the population has special powers, or quirks. The main character, Izuku Midoriya, doesn’t have any quirks, but he obsessively follows those who do in hopes of becoming a hero. After Izuku risks his life to save a friend, he earns the attention of the world’s greatest hero, who shares his quirk with Izuku and gives him a spot at a high school for heroes-in-training.
VIZ Media has the license for the English-language edition of the manga series, with the 16th volume due in December. It has proved a consistent bestseller, with multiple volumes appearing on the top 20 sales charts for several months running (see “September 2018 NPD Bookscan - Top 20 Superhero, Manga, Author Graphic Novels”). The manga has also inspired a popular anime series and animated film. Shinobi 7 is releasing a card game based on the franchise later this year (see “'My Hero Academia: The Card Game'”).