Hirofumi Neda began his professional career as a manga artist in 2007, winning the Akatsuka Prize Honorable Mention for his short story Mom Is a Spy. After publishing several other short stories, he began working as an art assistant to Kohei Horikoshi on Oumagadoki Zoo and later on My Hero Academia. Kohei Horikoshi was born in Aichi, Japan, in 1986. He received a Tezuka Award Honorable Mention in 2006, and after publishing several short stories in Akamaru Jump, his first serialized work in Weekly Shonen Jump was Oumagadoki Zoo in 2010. My Hero Academia is his third series in Weekly Shonen Jump.