Well, it seems that the next chapter of My Hero Academia will be the last one for a while. It’s not forever though. It’s just a break, and a relatively short one at that. Still MHA fans: we might want to savor the next chapter.

My Hero Academia: The Much-Needed Break

'My Hero Academia' anime screenshot showing a very angry and determined Izuku "Deku" Midoriya.
You don’t have to look so miffed, Deku. You only have to hold that pose for a few weeks.

The official Twitter account of My Hero Academia has just posted a Tweet giving us some bad news about the manga. According to said Tweet: the manga will go on a 2-week hiatus following the publication of the next chapter, which is Ch. 383 according to the chapter count on Shonen Jump at Viz Media. What this means is that the chapter of MHA we will get on March 12, 2023 will be the last one before the hiatus starts. The manga will resume publication on March 26, 2023.

So why is My Hero Academia going on this 2-week hiatus to begin with? Well, also according to the Tweet: the mangaka/creator/author Kohei Horikoshi is taking this 2-week break due to poor health. The Tweet doesn’t give any specific reasons for his ill health (presumably for privacy reasons), but it’s not hard to imagine his weekly update schedule taking a toll on the man’s health. Horikoshi has previously taken similar breaks in the past, with the most recent break being a 2-week break back in February 2023. I guess with the workload being pretty bad due to the story being in its final stretch, Horikoshi does need to take a breather every now and then.

All we can do at this point is wish Horikoshi well, and tell him to enjoy his break to the fullest. Maybe even watch some of the My Hero Academia anime on Crunchyroll to relax?