MY HERO ACADEMIA: SMASH!! Spin-off Expands The Hit Series, While AUTOMATIC EVE Novel Delivers Steampunk Action

Explore a hilarious take on your favorite heroes and villains from MY HERO ACADEMIA in the comedy spoof MY HERO ACADEMIA: SMASH!! Then, the novel AUTOMATIC EVE joins the Haikasoru imprint’s literary roster and dives into the world of steampunk with an action-driven tale of political intrigue. Both titles will be available to readers next month in print and digital editions.

New Publishing Releases for August:

MY HERO ACADEMIA: SMASH!! By Hirofumi Neda;

Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi

MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

Available August 6th     

The superpowered society of MY HERO ACADEMIA takes a hilarious turn in this reimagining of the best-selling series! Join Midoriya, All Might and all the aspiring heroes of U.A. High, plus memorable villains, in an irreverent take on the main events of the series, complete with funny gags, ridiculous jokes and superpowered humor! Includes bonus illustrations and a message from MY HERO ACADEMIA creator Kohei Horikoshi.

AUTOMATIC EVE By Rokuro Inui

MSRP: $16.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN

Available August 20th     

A mighty shogunate ruling the land from Tempu Castle. An imperial line with strict female succession. Caught between these two immense powers, the sprawling city of Tempu is home to many wonders—not least a superhuman technological achievement in the form of a beautiful automaton known as Eve. When a secret that threatens to shake the imperial line intersects with the mystery of Eve’s creation, events are set in motion that soon race toward a shocking conclusion. A new, astonishingly inventive science fantasy masterpiece of historic proportions.

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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