– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This is one of those rare moments where my fandom with Star Wars is set to collide my fandom with manga from across the Pacific.

In a new tweet from Twitter user Yonkou Productions shared a picture from the Japanese serial magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. In it, it reveals the results of a poll, but also (more importantly) states that the manga series My Hero Academia will have a “collaboration poster” with Star Wars.

Sadly, this poster won’t be ready in the next couple weeks, and will instead premiere in a February issue. So don’t expect it to hold you over while you’re waiting for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to hit theaters. Regardless, it’s still a cool idea to see the world of Star Wars interact with the world created by manga author Kohei Horikoshi.

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For those unfamiliar, My Hero Academia is a comedy adventure series that follows a boy (Midoriya) born without superpowers (or “quirks” as they’re called). Yet despite that, he has the dream of becoming a superhero in the vein of his childhood idol, All Might. A series of circumstances puts him in a position where All Might agrees to share his abilities with the young kid, and he enrolls him into a high school, where he’ll learn all he needs to be a hero.

The manga series has since been adapted into an anime series, with its second season only wrapping up a couple months back.

It’s not exactly the most predictable move for My Hero Academia to riff off Star Wars, but we’re interested to see what it brings.

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SOURCE: Weekly Shonen Jump (via Yonkou Productions)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.