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My Hero Academia Novel “Sakura” Reveals Cover Art And October 4 Launch

When it comes to My Hero Academia, we are all quite familiar with its manga, anime, and movie series, but as master Yoda rightfully said, “There is another.” 


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And it’s none other than My Hero Academia novel series titled “School Briefs,” a collection of books that document the not so flashy side of being a high schooler with superpowers. Written by writer Anri Yoshi with mangaka Kōhei Horikoshi, the series started way back in 2016. 

The official website for the Shueisha book store recently announced that a new School Briefs novel titled “Sakura” (cherry blossoms) would release on October 4, 2021. The book will be available for purchase in Japan for ¥770 or $7. 

My Hero Academia Novel “Sakura” Reveals Cover Art & October 4 Launch
My Hero Academia: School Briefs Cherry Blossoms | Source: Fandom

The website also released a new cover for the novel series featuring popular characters from My Hero Academia. 

The cover art for the novel features tons of sakura petals, quite befitting the novel’s title. From the top, we have the Fresh-Picked Hero: Grape Juice or Minoru Mineta, the comedic soul of MHA with his face hidden by a giant sakura petal. Following him, we have Hanta Sero, the Taping Hero: Cellophane. 

The center features Izuku Midoriya, flanking on his left is Shoto Todoroki, while Katsuki Bakugo and Eri flank on Izuku’s left. At the bottom, the cover features Tsuyu Asui and Momo Yaoyorozu, while sensei Eraser Head sulks to the far right of the cover. 

My Hero Academia Novel “Sakura” Reveals Cover Art And October 4 Launch
My Hero Academia Vol. 5 | Source: VIZ Media

My Hero Academia: School Briefs Sakura will be the sixth addition to the novel series. 

According to the store page description, “Sakura” occurs during an unknown episode of Paranormal Liberation War Arc. Some stories covered in the novel include chapters on valentine, Setsubun and spring break. 

While there is no news about an English translation for the sixth novel ‘Sakura,’ fans can expect a translation by Viz Media, as seen for the previous volumes.

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About My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected in 24 tankōbon volumes as of August 2019.

It follows a quirkless boy Izuku Midoriya and how he backed the greatest Hero alive. Midoriya, a boy who has been admiring heroes and their ventures since the day he was born, came into this world without a quirk.

On one fateful day, he meets All Might the greatest Hero of all time and discovers that he was quirkless as well. With his diligent attitude and unwavering spirit about being a hero, Midoriya manages to impress All Might. He is chosen to be the heir to the power of One for All.

Source: Official Website 

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