One-Punch Man artist sends a message to the creator of My Hero Academia during a break

When it comes to work ethic, manga artists have some of the strictest schedules in entertainment. Artists are asked to track weekly demands, and that includes everything from storyboards to drafts and final edits. This is why creators like Kohei Horikoshi found themselves needing more breaks than ever, and one of manga’s top artists sent the My Hero Academia creator a note of well wishes.

The update comes directly from Twitter when Yusuke Murata posted the message to fans. The artist simply said, “Horikoshi-sensei, please take care of yourself.” The note has since reached hundreds of thousands and many have added their own wishes as well.

After all, no one knows the demands of manga production like a fellow creator. Murata is one of the most beloved artists in the industry as their work on One-Punch Man has few equals. Their work is released monthly, of course, so Murata doesn’t have the same deadlines as Horikoshi for My Hero Academia. But when it comes to the pressure to live up to expectations, Murata knows the feeling all too well.

Of course, Horikoshi has experienced work burnout before, and fans are only too happy to see the artist take a break. This week, My Hero Academia was on hiatus after an unexpected hiatus last week. The series will be back in print soon, but as always, Horikoshi’s health takes precedence. The manga industry has one too many creators scarred by their work schedules, and Horikoshi’s fans are more than happy to support the artist from a distance when he needs to go on vacation.

Are you keeping up with My Hero Academia these days? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or give me a call on Twitter @Megan Peters CB.

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