Do you like superheroes? Whether it is Spiderman or Captain America in the United States, Ultraman or Kamen Rider in Japan, etc., heroes like these are beloved by dedicated fans the world over. In addition to these popular superheroes, there is a group of heroes from Japan that we hope you can become more familiar with – the main characters of the Japanese manga series ‘My Hero Academia’!
- 1 The World of My Hero Academia
- 2 The Protagonist has no Quirks?!
- 3 Even a Strong Hero Needs Partners!
- 4 My Hero Academia’s Main Players – 8 Heroes and 2 Villains!
- 5 Izuku Midoriya
- 6 Katsuki Bakugo
- 7 Ochaco Uraraka
- 8 Tenya Ida
- 9 Shoto Todoroki
- 10 Tsuyu Asui
- 11 Eijiro Kirishima
- 12 Tomura Shigaraki
- 13 All For One
- 14 All Might
The World of My Hero Academia
In the world of My Hero Academia, abbreviated as ‘Hiroaka’, from a certain day, a large number of new generations of children suddenly began to have special abilities called Quirks. Nearly everyone who is born from this day on has some form of Quirk ability, and everyone’s Quirks has different characteristics. Overwhelming superpowers that previously had only existed in the realm of fiction are brought in reality, throwing human society into chaos.
People with special abilities and evil thoughts begin to use their Quirks for evil. These people are commonly known as Villians. Opposing these villians, those who possess both special abilities and a sense of justice are seen just like superheroes in everyone’s impression. Whenever the villains are destroying communities and causing chaos, these heroes will run out to fight and save those ordinary bystanders with no special Quirks.
The Protagonist has no Quirks?!
The protagonist Izuku Midoriya was born in an era when basically everyone has a personality and the world is full of heroes. Like other children, he has loved heroes since childhood. He is an especially big fan of the hero All Might, and hope to be a hero when he grows up. The new generation with personality usually shows signs of personality when he was young, but the signs of Quirks still would not appear. Due to his dream of being a hero, Izuku felt great regret at his diagnosis. The dream can never be realized. But one day when his friend Bakugo is attacked by a villain, Izuku unconsciously ran to face the enemy to save his friend, regardless of having no special abilities. This act of selfless heroism by this ordinary boy led All Might to decide that Izuku has a heroic temperament.
Even a Strong Hero Needs Partners!
Although Izuku has no Quirks, there is still a chance to inherit All Might’s abilities and become a hero through tough training. In order to become a hero, he starts to attend the hero’s school U.A. High School. Under the guidance of many heroes and teachers, Izuku works hard with his classmates to carry out various assignments and tasks to achieve his dreams.
At the same time, there was a deep mysteries with the hero All Might’s ability known as One For All, and an enemy trying to seize that ability soon appears. Izuku, who is gradually inheriting this ability, has naturally become the enemy’s target. In order to protect the inherited abilities, All Might and others around him have gradually become isolated, with many secrets that cannot be disclosed. At times, Izuku may have to fight alone, but his partners (classmates and teachers) did not intend to let him get overwhelmed by enemies, and show up to support him when the time is right!
My Hero Academia’s Main Players – 8 Heroes and 2 Villains!
The hero of My Hero Academia is rare in that he has no Quirk special abilities. He is a super fan of the hero All Might, and hopes to become a hero when he grows up. But after a doctor’s diagnosis, he found that he had no special skills, and his dream of becoming a hero was broken. When his friend Bakugo was attacked by a villain, he unconsciously ran to face the enemy to save his friend, which made the hero All Might realize that Izuku has a heroic temperament, and begin to hope that he could inherit his Quirk ability, known as ‘One For All’, and become its 9th generation successor.
Bakugo has known the protagonist Midoriya from a young age, and he was not friendly to him in the beginning of the story. His hero name is Dynamight, and his Quirk is Explosion. With extremely high combat awareness and reaction speed, he has a considerable advantage in close combat. The dream is to become a hero surpassing All Might.
A classmate of Izuku, Ochaco’s hero name is Uravity, and she possesses the Zero-Gravity Quirk. Has a cheerful and bright personality. Because her family construction company has not been doing well, her goal is to become a hero and make a lot of money, so that parents can live a relatively easy life.
Tenya is another classmate of Izuku, and the Class Representative of Class A. His hero name is Ingenium, and his Quirk is Engine. Born into the heroic Ida family. He is determined to become a hero due to his admiration for his former hero older brother Tensei.
A classmate of the Izuku, his hero name is Shoto, and he has the Half-Cold Half-Hot Quirk. He seldom uses the fire personality on his left side, because he resents his upbringing at the hands of his father, the harsh fire hero Endeavor. He hopes to prove to his father that even without using his personality, he can surpass All Might and become the number one hero on his own.
A classmate of the protagonist Midoriya Ikuhisa, her hero name is Froppy, and she has the Frog Quirk. She has high insight, and she can be calm and unshakable even in the most stressful of situations. She often puts her fingers on her chin, and she can easily enter hibernation in cold temperatures.
A classmate of Izuku, Eijiro’s hero name is Red Riot, and his Quirk is Hardening. He is straightforward and has a heroic temperament similar to that of Izuku, and is the only student who can maintain a good relationship with Bakugo. He likes open confrontations, and detests surprise attacks or sneak attacks.
The leader of the League of Villains/Paranormal Liberation Front, Tomura has the Quirk Decay. He is a student of All Might and Izuku’s nemesis All For One, and is the grandson of Shimura Nana, the seventh-generation successor of One For All.
All For One
The dark nemesis of All Might. His real identity is the older brother of the first generation One For All user. His real name is unknown, but his original surname is Shigaraki. Because of his blindness, he usually relies on an Infrared Quirk to explore the outside world.
Known as the “Symbol of Peace” and the No.1 most popular hero, All Might is the 8th generation One For All successor, and the teacher of the protagonist Izuku Midoriya. His mantra is “It’s okay! Why? Because I’m here!”. Originally a person with no Quirks, he inherited One For All from Nana Shimura.
From the manga to the anime series, the legions of fans of My Hero Academia has grown very large. Now that the manga has just entered a new chapter, and the plot is at a climax, those of you who are interested should definitely give it a look!