Is it true that bnha will only have 400 chapters?
Short answer: 400 chapters is a rumor.
Long answer: The rumor started because of an interview with Horikoshi last year, when the manga had 80 chapters released:
I believe this is the interview from last year (but was only recently uploaded to Youtube). If anybody can translate it fully that would be great.
In the meantime, somebody had translated a few snippets from this interview. Only a few because they said it was actually very hard to understand Horikoshi with his mask. (Horikoshi-sensei please take your mask off gdi) You can read the translations in this reddit thread.
Some interesting bits for me:
- He feels embarrassed when people looks at things from the past
- He doesn’t have any good memories from Sensei no Bulge
- After it was cancelled he thought he wasn’t fit to draw manga (awww)
- When BnHa started to be popular and succesful he felt heartened, at that time his mind was weak
Hori has all the story already written, but he does some changes to make it better.
Here’s the relevant part: In this interview, Horikoshi estimates that he’s 20% done with the story. At 80 chapters in, this means he estimates he’d take 400 chapters to tell the entire story of BNHA. It’s still only an estimate, but it’s Hori’s estimate so it has credibility to the number, doesn’t it!
What I really like about this is that Horikoshi has already planned all of this from the very beginning. I hope he gets to tell and finish the story the way he wants it.