Kōhei Horikoshi

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Kōhei Horikoshi
堀越 耕平
BornKōhei Horikoshi
(1986-11-20) November 20, 1986 (age 36)
Aichi Prefecture, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Area(s)Manga artist
Notable works
Awards
Signature
Signature of Kōhei Horikoshi

Kōhei Horikoshi (堀越 耕平, Horikoshi Kōhei, born November 20, 1986)[1] is a Japanese manga artist known for creating the manga series Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen, Barrage and My Hero Academia, all of which have been serialized in Shueisha's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump. Horikoshi is a graduate of Toho High School and Nagoya University of Arts and is a native of Aichi Prefecture.[2] He was a former assistant for Yasuki Tanaka, creator of the manga series Summer Time Rendering, Hitomi no Catoblepas and Kagijin.[3]

Horikoshi stated that his favorite manga series as a child were Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto. He was also influenced by manga artist Yuko Osada [ja] (Toto!: The Wonderful Adventure). Horikoshi is also a fan of American superhero comic books, particularly Marvel Comics.[4][5]

Works[edit]

Title Year Magazine Publisher(s) Notes Ref.[6]
Tenko
(テンコ)
2007 Akamaru Jump Shueisha One-shot [7]
My Hero
(僕のヒーロー Boku no Hīrō)
2008 Akamaru Jump Shueisha One-shot [8]
Shinka Rhapsody
(進化ラプソディ Shinka Rapusodi)
2008 Akamaru Jump Shueisha One-shot [9]
Oumagadoki Zoo
(逢魔ヶ刻動物園 Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen)
2010–11 Weekly Shōnen Jump Shueisha Manga
Barrage
(戦星のバルジ Sensei no Baruji)
2012 Weekly Shonen Jump Shueisha (Japanese)
Viz Media (English)
Manga
My Hero Academia
(僕のヒーローアカデミア Boku no Hīrō Akademia)
2014–present Weekly Shonen Jump Shueisha (Japanese)
Viz Media (English)
Manga, Anime

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work/Nominee Result
2015 8th Manga Taishō Manga My Hero Academia Nominated[10]
2016 40th Kodansha Manga Award Best Shōnen Manga My Hero Academia Nominated[11]
2017 44th Angoulême International Comics Festival Best Youth Comic My Hero Academia Nominated[12]
2017 3rd Sugoi Japan Award Manga My Hero Academia Won[13]
2018 30th Harvey Award Best Manga My Hero Academia Nominated[14]
2019 31st Harvey Award Best Manga My Hero Academia Won[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 人物プロフィール 堀越耕平. Shueisha Online (in Japanese). Shueisha. Archived from the original on September 28, 2022. Retrieved September 28, 2022.
  2. ^ "漫画家になりたい!". Tokai Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  3. ^ 元アシ・堀越耕平も「師匠、最高です」と絶賛、田中靖規の離島サスペンス1巻. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. February 2, 2018. Archived from the original on October 27, 2021. Retrieved September 28, 2022.
  4. ^ Yamazaki, Geigan (June 19, 2016). 堀越耕平『僕のヒーローアカデミア』インタビュー 師弟関係の描写はあの映画からの影響大!! そして今後の展開でデクたちの"アレ"が変わる……!? [Kohei Horikoshi "My Hero Academia" Interview: Influences and future development]. Kono Manga (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. Archived from the original on September 11, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  5. ^ Yamazaki, Geigan (June 19, 2016). あの超密度の絵の秘密は!? デクたちの“アレ”の変化に要注目!. Kono Manga (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. Archived from the original on October 6, 2021. Retrieved September 28, 2022.
  6. ^ "著者:堀越耕平" [: Kohei Horikoshi]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on August 26, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "Akamaru Jump – Summer 2007 Issue". Comic Vine. September 25, 2007. Archived from the original on October 14, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Akamaru Jump – Winter 2008 Issue". Comic Vine. February 25, 2008. Archived from the original on October 14, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Akamaru Jump – Summer 2008 Issue". Comic Vine. September 25, 2008. Archived from the original on October 14, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  10. ^ Loo, Egan (January 18, 2015). "8th Manga Taisho Awards nominates 14 titles". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  11. ^ Nelkin, Sarah (April 4, 2016). "40th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards' nominees announced". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on October 30, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Sélection Jeunesse 2017" [Youth Selection 2017]. Angoulême International Comics Festival (in French). December 18, 2016. Archived from the original on August 30, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "'Re:Zero' and Makoto Shinkai's 'Your Name.: A Novel' win awards at Sugoi Japan 2017". Anime News Network. March 18, 2017. Archived from the original on September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  14. ^ "The Harvey Awards Reveal Nominees for 2018". The Harvey Awards. August 9, 2018. Archived from the original on June 14, 2020. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  15. ^ McMillan, Graeme (October 4, 2019). "2019 Harvey Award Winners Announced at Comic Con". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on October 5, 2019. Retrieved October 4, 2019.

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