My Hero Academia Manga Author Celebrates Anime Film’s One Million Ticket Sales

The manga series hits 17 million copies in print, adding another one million in 12 days

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The official Twitter for the all-new anime feature film My Hero Academia The Movie: The Two Heroes announced on Monday that the film had attracted one million viewers in Japan, and at the same time, the manga author Kohei Horikoshi posted a special illustration to celebrate the record on his Twitter account.

As reported, the first one million moviegoers of the film received a bonus book that includes a nine-page manga episode “No.0 ALL MIGHT: RISING” newly-drawn by the manga author himself. Now all of the prepared bonus books in Japanese theaters have been already handed out.

Horikoshi says on Twitter: “The film has attracted more than one million viewers! Honestly, when I first heard one million bonus books were planned to be printed, I was so afraid that it might be too many. I never thought it would be possible to surpass the number…, now I am fully relieved. Those

who have already seen the film, who are planning to see, Toho-san and Bones-san, Thank you

very much!”

The 96-minute film ranked 4th in its debut weekend of August 4-5 and 7th in its 2nd, then dropped out

of the top 10 in its 3rd. It has earned 1,245,978,300 yen on 1,010,902 admission by August 19, and is

expected to end its domestic run with around 1.5 billion yen.

On August 8, we reported that Kohei Horikoshi’s manga series had printed 16 million copies in Japan.

Only 12 days after that, the manga’s official Twitter announced that it added another one million and

its total print run hit the 17 million copy mark.

The manga’s latest 20th volume is set to be released on September 4.

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