My Hero Academia is one of the biggest names in manga and anime right now. So it’s no wonder that it’s getting an art exhibition, which now comes with a special surprise from top mangaka.
As it turns out, the My Hero Academia Exhibition: Drawing Smash art exhibit won’t just feature artwork by Kohei Horikoshi. Although his artwork will be the prominent feature, you know, because he’s the manga/anime’s creator, other big-name mangaka will also lend their talents toward this exhibit. According to Comic Book, the list of names is huge, and keeps getting bigger. So far, we’ve got Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Gege Akutami (Jujutsu Kaisen), Yuki Tabata (Black Clover), Tite Kubo (Bleach), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), Yasuki Tanuki (Kagijin), and even Daisuke Ashihara (World Trigger) on the list. It’s likely that this list will get bigger over time, so who knows who might end up on it eventually?
Currently, we have no idea exactly what these mangaka are going to draw for My Hero Academia Exhibition: Drawing Smash. However, if you’re familiar with the manga/anime they’ve all created, you can already imagine the styles of whatever it is they’re going to draw. I can already imagine Deku and Class 1-A drawn like Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates. Or even Shigaraki and his League of Villains drawn like Aizen and his cronies. Whatever the result is, we’ll be eagerly awaiting it.
My Hero Academia Exhibition: Drawing Smash: Where Can You See It?
According to Otaquest, My Hero Academia Exhibition: Drawing Smash will open in Tokyo, Japan on April 23, 2021 at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills. The exhibit will then close on June 27, 2021; before reopening in Osaka on July 16 to September 5, 2021. The timing of both of these exhibits coincides with the release of the anime. The Tokyo exhibit coincides with the release of the fifth season of My Hero Academia, while the Osaka exhibit coincides with the release of the third movie.
Unfortunately, there are currently no plans to bring My Hero Academia Exhibition: Drawing Smash to the US. It may happen in the distant future, but likely not anytime this year. However, when the exhibit does premier, you can bet someone will take pictures of the exhibits so that people elsewhere can also enjoy it. Hopefully. Assuming that they allow that sort of thing.
My Hero Academia Exhibition: Drawing Smash won’t just feature Kohei Horikoshi’s fabulous art from his best-selling series. It will also feature artwork from many famous mangaka. Excited? Then check back later for more news when this art exhibit opens in Tokyo on April 23. Maybe someone will take pictures of the exhibits by then.