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My Hero Academia Honours Kobe Bryant With A Special Tribute

Midoriya and Bakugo

My Hero Academia is certainly an eye-catching manga. Its powerful heroes and villains are well known to everyone but this time it has made headlines for different reasons. My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi decided to honour the memory of Kobe Bryant in the most classy way possible through his art.

As we know that My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is nearing its US release and 4D theatre release as well. So, on the eve of this on Twitter, the creator of this amazing manga shared a sketch. This sketch is certainly an iconic one as it hypes up the movie as well as honours the legend of Kobe Bryant.

Kohei Horikoshi’s Classy Tribute

As we have seen over the years the protagonist of the series Izuku wears Jordans, etc. These just show how enthusiastic Kohei Horikoshi is about basketball which is no secret as everyone knows it. This time around using this sketch, Kohei Horikoshi showcased Izuku Midoriya wearing Nike Zoom Kobe 1 kicks. These shoes are well known to NBA fans as they are pretty rare and unique. In this way, Kohei Horikoshi paid his tribute to the legendary basketball player.

Izuku Midoriya

By the way, the story of My Hero Academia manga is entering its most interesting phase right now. The whole world is at stake as the villains and heroes go to war. Heroes have to stop the rise of Tomura Shiragaki at any cost but it is easier said than done. Tell us did you like Kohei Horikoshi’s tribute to Kobe Bryant.

Here’s the synopsis for My Hero Academia:
My Hero Academia is a manga illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. The manga runs in Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine and has become one of the most popular ones over the past few years. The manga follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, who aims to become the Number One Hero like his idol All Might. However, unlike nearly every other kid around him, Midoriya isn’t born with the special power known as Quirk. With hardships ahead of him, Izuku Midoriya must find a way to continue pushing forward so that he becomes a strong Hero.

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