9: Who were some of the most interesting people you talked to while researching and writing the book? My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi is a manga set in the modern-day with a number of people throughout the fictional world exhibiting spectacular powers known as ‘quirks’. He wants to show me one of his favourite products. Mark suddenly makes a run for a large box. He comes back with a huge smile, and pulls out a small vile of fake blood.