Kōhei Horikoshi

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Kōhei Horikoshi
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Born Kohei Horikoshi
(1986-11-20) November 20, 1986 (age 31)
Aichi Prefecture
Nationality Japanese
Area(s) Manga artist
Notable works
Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen
My Hero Academia

Kōhei Horikoshi (堀越 耕平, Horikoshi Kōhei, born November 20, 1986) is a Japanese manga artist known for creating the shōnen manga series Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen, Barrage, and most recently My Hero Academia, all of which are or were serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump. Horikoshi is a graduate of Nagoya University of Arts and a native of Aichi Prefecture.[1] He was a former assistant for Yasuki Tanaka, creator and author of the manga series Hitomi no Catoblepas and Kagijin.

Horikoshi's favorite manga series include Naruto, One Piece, Akira, Tekkonkinkreet, and Boys on the Run.[citation needed] Horikoshi is also an avid fan of American superhero comic books, particularly Marvel Comics.


Title Year Publisher(s) Notes Ref.[2]
2007 Akamaru Jump One-shot [3]
My Hero
(僕のヒーロー Boku no Hīrō)
2008 Akamaru Jump One-shot [4]
Shinka Rhapsody
(進化ラプソディ Shinka Rapusodi)
2008 Akamaru Jump One-shot [5]
Oumagadoki Zoo
(逢魔ヶ刻動物園 Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen)
2010–11 Shueisha Manga
(戦星のバルジ Sensei no Baruji)
2012 Shueisha (Japanese)
Viz Media (English)
My Hero Academia
(僕のヒーローアカデミア Boku no Hīrō Akademia)
2014–present Shueisha (Japanese)
Viz Media (English)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work/Nominee Result
2015 8th Manga Taishō Manga My Hero Academia Nominated[6]
2016 40th Kodansha Manga Award Best Shōnen Manga My Hero Academia Nominated[7]
2017 44th Angoulême International Comics Festival Best Youth Comic My Hero Academia Nominated[8]
2017 3rd Sugoi Japan Award Manga My Hero Academia Won[9]
2018 30th Harvey Award Best Manga My Hero Academia Nominated[10]


  1. ^ "漫画家になりたい!". Tokai Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  2. ^ "著者:堀越耕平" [Author: Kohei Horikoshi]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Akamaru Jump – Summer 2007 Issue". Comic Vine. 2007-09-25. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  4. ^ "Akamaru Jump – Winter 2008 Issue". Comic Vine. 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  5. ^ "Akamaru Jump – Summer 2008 Issue". Comic Vine. 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  6. ^ Loo, Egan (2015-01-18). "8th Manga Taisho Awards nominates 14 titles". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  7. ^ Nelkin, Sarah (2016-04-04). "40th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards' nominees announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  8. ^ "Sélection Jeunesse 2017" [Youth Selection 2017]. Angoulême International Comics Festival (in French). 2016-12-18. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  9. ^ "'Re:Zero' and Makoto Shinkai's 'Your Name.: A Novel' win awards at Sugoi Japan 2017". Anime News Network. 2017-03-18. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  10. ^ "The Harvey Awards Reveal Nominees for 2018". The Harvey Awards. 2018-08-09. Retrieved 2018-09-02.

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