My Hero Academia Reveals NBA Fashion Crossover

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My Hero Academia NBA All Might

While fans will need to wait a bit longer before the seventh season, My Hero Academia fans are in for a treat as the anime revealed a surprise collaboration with the NBA for a special fashion line.

This new fashion collab will feature a range of apparel by athletic-wear brand HYPERFLY, featuring My Hero Academia designs. These items will be made for nine NBA teams.

While this collab might be a surprise to some, it makes sense given the crossover between NBA and My Hero Academia fans.

80% of NBA Players Are Said to Be Anime Fans

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Looking back to a decade or two ago, anime wasn’t exactly cool. Though now, that’s not the case, as anime has pretty much become mainstream, even in the world of pro sports.

For instance, NBA star Zion Williamson revealed last year in an interview that he’s a huge anime fan. In particular, he’s a big fan of Naruto, an anime that has inspired his outlook on life.

In that interview, Williamson also mentioned that he believes 80% of NBA players are fans of anime. It’s just that many aren’t vocal about it.

While not a lot of players are vocal about their love of anime, there are several well-known anime fans in the league aside from Williamson.

For instance, Rudy Gobert of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Steven Adams of the Memphis Grizzlies are self-professed fans of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece.

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My Hero Academia Announces NBA Fashion Collab

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Credit: Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha / My Hero Academia Project / 2023 NBA Properties Inc.

Though there hasn’t really been a player that’s vocally a My Hero Academia fan, the NBA has linked up with the popular series for a new collection that’s also made in partnership with HYPERFLY.

Specifically, the lineup will feature various streetwear apparel featuring My Hero Academia designs. The items will be made for the following NBA teams:

  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Boston Celtics
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • New York Knicks
  • Miami Heat
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Portland Trail Blazers

Before the entire collection is released though, HYPERFLY will first launch its initial lineup featuring heavy-weight t-shirts with All Might designs for four teams – the Warriors, Lakers, Knicks, and Bulls.

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Credit: Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha / My Hero Academia Project / 2023 NBA Properties Inc.

This initial collection will be released at NBA Con, which is happening at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from July 7-9, 2023.

Meanwhile, the rest of the collection will be released this Fall in the US and Canada.

The collab will be available at the Crunchyroll Store, NBAStore.com, LIDS.com, and HYPERFLY.com.

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