My Hero Academia |OT2| Bakugo gets zero screen time

Favorite Villain?

  • Tomura Shigaraki

    Votes: 21 17.8%
  • Twice

    Votes: 26 22.0%
  • Gentle Criminal

    Votes: 34 28.8%
  • Re-Destro

    Votes: 4 3.4%
  • All For One

    Votes: 19 16.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 14 11.9%

  • Total voters
    118

bunkitz

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Welcome to the second My Hero Academia OT! Have fun and join the discussions on the popular anime/manga series taking the world by storm!

RULES
  • This OT is for discussion of all things My Hero Academia, that includes the anime, manga, movie, games, etc.
  • Manga discussion does not require spoiler tags unless it’s regarding a chapter that has not yet been released in English. Any discussion (such as reactions) pertaining to an unreleased chapter must be tagged as spoilers. Chapters usually release on Fridays.
  • Movie discussion must be spoiler tagged as the film has yet to be released in many countries.
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  • Posting fan art is encouraged, but do so with a source.
  • NSFW and/or overly-suggestive content is prohibited.
SYNOPSIS
Set in the distant future where 80% of the population are born with “quirks,” society now revolves around these super powers and the “Heroes” who use them for good and the “Villains” who cause chaos and destruction with them. My Hero Academia follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, a quirkless child whose dream is to be a Pro Hero like his idol All Might, the #1 Hero and Symbol of Peace.

CHARACTERS


Name: Tomura Shigaraki
Villain Name: N/A
Quirk: Decay

The young leader of the infamous League of Villains and successor to All For One. Shigaraki's tragic past resulted in a twisted mind that desires nothing more than the destruction of hero society. Now without the aid of his former master, he and his cohorts struggle towards their villainous goal as they try to expand their operations and gain new recruits for their cause.


Name: N/A
Villain Name: Gigantomachia
Quirk: N/A

A mysterious person of unknown origin, little is known of this monstrous being aside from his loyalty towards All For One. His gargantuan figure is an honest representation of his power, being able to easily defeat the League of Villains all on his own.


Name: Shuichi Iguchi
Villain Name: Spinner
Quirk: N/A

A young man inspired by Stain's creed, Spinner joined the League of Villains in hopes of finding his identity and helping to fulfil the Hero Killer's goal of purging hero society. Despite being a member of the League for several months now, he questions their methods and whether their actions will bring Stain's vision to life. He plays Grand Theft Auto.


Name: Himiko Toga
Villain Name: N/A
Quirk: Transform

A carefree member of the League of Villains who wishes to live life as easily as possible. Like Spinner, she is another youth inspired by Stain's actions. Toga is an obsessive person whose deadly infatuations lead to gruesome endings. Despite her age and cheerful demeanor, she is a very deadly threat to any who would be unforutnate enough to face her alone.


Name: N/A
Villain Name: Dabi
Quirk:​

A member of the League of Villains with an unknown past who joined the League of Villains after being inspired by Stain's words. Dabi wields powerful blue flames capable of burning its victims to ashes within mere seconds. Matching this destructive power with a sharp mind, he has led teams within the League in multiple operations, once to attack the U.A. students' training camp and a second time in an assault against the Pro Heroes Endeavor and Hawks. For reasons that remain unknown, much like his past, Dabi seems to fixate on members of the Todoroki family whenever he encounters them.


Name: N/A
Villain Name: All For One
Quirk: All For One

All Might's arch-nemesis, All For One once ruled villain society, controlling the underworld with his immense power and influence. Suffering defeat at the hands of All Might several years ago, he has since chosen and raised a successor in Tomura Shigaraki. Now incarcerated at the maximum security prison Tartarus thanks to the efforts of All Might and various Pro Heroes, All For One bides his time as the League of Villains grows stronger.


Name: Toshinori Yagi
Hero Name: All Might
Quirk: (former) One For All

The former #1 hero and Symbol of Peace, he retired after his decisive battle with All For One in Kamino three months ago. Despite no longer being able to perform his hero duties, he works towards creating a brighter future for hero society by teaching the next generation of heroes. In secret, he mentors Midoriya and trains him to become his successor as a future Symbol of Peace.


Name: Katsuki Bakugo
Hero Name: N/A
Quirk: Explosion

A very skilled and talented, but rude and aggressive classmate of Midoriya. Former childhood friends, his once unhealthy relationship with Midoriya slowly heals as the two strive towards their shared goal of becoming the #1 hero. Learning many lessons throughout his first year in U.A., Bakugo has become a formidable hero-in-training who now understands the importance of not only winning, but of saving others as well. Finally acquiring with his provisional license, Bakugo is eager to defeat villains and perform hero work in an official capacity.


Name: Shoto Todoroki
Hero Name: Shoto
Quirk: Half-Hot Half-Cold

Blessed with a powerful quirk, Todoroki entered U.A. as one of 1-A’s two recommended students. Once cold and aloof, Midoriya helped Todoroki overcome his personal issues during the sports festival, allowing him to open up to others and accept the left half of his quirk. Slowly mending his relationship with his father and finally obtaining his provisional hero license, Todoroki inches closer towards utilizing the full potential of his quirk and becoming the hero he aspires to be.


Name: Izuku Midoriya
Hero Name: Deku
Quirk: One For All

A hero-loving nerd and the current wielder of One For All. His unshakingly heroic nature inspired All Might in the past, resulting in the latter choosing him as his successor. Now well on his way towards his dream of becoming the #1 hero, Midoriya recently partook in a joint operation between heroes and the police to take down a powerful criminal organization. Despite his key contribution to the completion of the mission, Midoriya lost faith in himself as the rightful successor to All Might. He is only able to regain his confidence after thwarting an attempted villain attack at U.A., enabling a successful celebration of the school’s cultural festival.

CURRENT ARC
Meta Liberation Army Arc (218 - current)


As December rolls in, Bakugo and Todoroki finally finish their remedial lessons and obtain their provisional licenses. Meanwhile, one of the leading lifestyle support manufacturers known as "Detnerat" announces their entrance into the hero support item business. Elsewhere, the League of Villains struggles to expand their operations.

RECENT ARCS
Joint Training Arc (194 - 217)


Winter has come to U.A. and with it comes new hero uniforms and lessons. Classes 1-A and 1-B undergo a joint training exercise in which teams of four to five students battle each other. Hitoshi Shinso of U.A.'s general studies course joins the two classes as a guest participant, undertaking the exam himself to determine whether he has what it takes to join the hero course or not. Meanwhile, a mysterious new power awakens within One For All!

Pro Heroes Arc (184 - 193)


In his first time as the official new #1 hero, Endeavor teams-up with #2 hero Hawks to investigate rumors of Nomu sightings at Kyushu. What started off as an ordinary day quickly goes south as the top two pro heroes are attacked by a brand new breed of Nomu: High-End. The new #1 hero is pushed beyond his limits as he goes Plus Ultra to defeat one of the deadliest threats the heroes have faced in the entire series.

Cultural Festival Arc (169 - 183)


As November rolls in, U.A. and its students begin preparations for the annual Cultural Festival. 1-A is tasked with creating their own show for the school and decides on a musical performance to ease the tension brought about by recent events. Elsewhere, Midoriya trains with All Might as he tries to further improve his control over One For All, while a villainous duo makes their debut in a desperate attempt to leave their mark in history.

ANIME

SEASON 1
Episode Count: 13
Manga Coverage: Ch. 1 - 21



SEASON 2
Episode Count: 25
Manga Coverage: Ch. 21 - 70


Additional Note/s: The second season features one anime-original episode (32) covering the internship experiences of some of 1-A’s students, with a particular focus on Froppy.

SEASON 3
Episode Count: 25
Manga Coverage: Ch. 70 - 124


Additional Note/s: The third season features two anime-original episodes (39 and 58), the former of which serves as a recap episode, as well as taking ideas from chapter 49.5 of the manga. Episode 58 is a special charity episode that includes a small tie-in to the movie at the very end. In addition to episodes 39 and 58, episode 55 contains anime original content for majority of its runtime.

SEASON 4
(October 2019)





MOVIES


My Hero Academia: Two Heroes is a canon film set between the events of seasons 2 and 3. It features majority of class 1-A and introduces brand new characters tied to All Might as the film explores his backstory.

Alongside the film, a special “Volume: Origin” book was released. It features interviews, character concepts, special illustrations, as well as a one-shot chapter titled “All Might: Rising.” While only available as a limited release in Japan. In the West, VIZ Media released “All Might: Rising” as a free chapter online.

Alongside “All Might: Rising,” another special movie one-shot was released, titled “There’s always someone out there who’s someone else’s hero.” It serves as a prequel to the movie, telling the story of Melissa Shield, the daughter of All Might’s trusted friend David Shield. The one-shot was written and illustrated by Kyoko Akiyama.



A second film, My Hero Academia - Heroes: Rising, is set to premiere on December 20th, 2019. Once again, Horikoshi will be heavily involved with the movie, creating character designs and lending overall supervision. It will be set during winter and follows 1-A's students as they work on a project to help the next generation of heroes. The film's central villain is "Nine," a mysterious figure who has very briefly appeared in the manga and wields an extremely dangerous quirk.

LATEST/UPCOMING OFFICIAL RELEASES

(JP) Volume 24: All It Takes Is One Bad Day (225 - 235)
ON SALE NOW



(US) Volume 20: School Festival Start!! (178 - 188)
Release Date: August 6, 2019



(US) My Hero Academia School Briefs II (Light Novel)
ON SALE NOW




(US) My Hero Academia: Smash!!, Vol. 2 (Parody Manga)
Release Date: November 5, 2019


OTHER MEDIA


  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes is a spin-off manga series written by Hideyuki Furuhashi and illustrated by Betten Court. It is set before the events of My Hero Academia and features original characters, as well as characters from the main series such as Ingenium and All Might. The entire series is available digitally, for free, on VIZ Media’s website.[/B][/B]
  • My Hero Academia: School Briefs is a series of light novels written by Ann Takahashi and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. The first volume is about interactions between the students at the start of the school year. The second is set during the summer training camp, while the third features stories from their time since staying at Heights Academy, the U.A. on-campus dormitories.
  • My Hero Academia: One’s Justice is the series’ console/PC game debut. It released worldwide on October 26th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
  • My Hero Academia Smash!! is a spin-off gag manga by Hirofumi Neda. It concluded in November 2017 with a total of five volumes.
  • My Hero Academia Smash Rising is a mobile gacha game currently only available in Japanese. The former (when it was still called Smash Tap) subreddit has a handy guide on how to play the original game for non-Japanese speakers.
  • My Heroine Academia (unofficial title) or Watashi no Hero Academia, is a new spin-off gag manga by Horikoshi’s assistant and the mangaka behind Saguri-chan Tankentai, Kyoko Akiyama. As of chapter 207 of the main series, there have been three chapters.
  • My Hero Academia: Team Up Mission is a new spin-off manga set after the events of Two Heroes. It follows Midoriya and his classmates as they work alongside pro heroes on missions. Similar to the above spin-off series, Team Up Mission is by Kyoko Akiyama.

OFFICIAL LINKS
Digital Chapters (Shonen Jump)
Subbed Anime (Crunchyroll)
Dubbed Anime (Funimation)

ONLINE RETAILERS
Manga Volumes (VIZ Media)
Manga Volumes (Comixology)
Manga Volumes (Amazon)
Vigilantes (VIZ Media)
Vigilantes (Comixology)
Vigilantes (Amazon)
 
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Silfer

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Oct 27, 2017
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This OT is so beautiful!!!

Great job! Title is a 10/10 too.
Looking forward to discussing this manga more with all of you.
 

Aly

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Not sure if Hot Take not not: I hope Deku's team loses against Monoma.
 
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bunkitz

bunkitz

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Fuck. Made some mistakes. Gonna fix that later.
Holy shit bunkitz someone has been busy
Alternatively: Someone has not had anything to do at work because the marketing team still doesn't have the files someone needs.

Just kidding. Kinda. Maybe. 50-50.
I wish kirishima or kaminari made it in to the first post. Sad.
Don't worry, I'll continuously update the OP, so if they become relevant again, I'll add them!
Not sure if Hot Take not not: I hope Deku's team loses against Monoma.
Not a hot take, I think. I'm on the same boat as you.
 

DNAbro

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Oct 25, 2017
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Shoto team wins.
Bakugo lose.
Something unexpected happens during Deku's fight and it stops early.
 

Aly

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Oct 27, 2017
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Oh, glad so many people agree. Time for Deku to get an L. Not sure about Todoroki and Bakugou. I would be pleasantly surprised if they both won. It's been a while for them chapterwise.

That is what you're saying to me rn
Gotta have sacrifices sometimes.
 

Kewlmyc

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Oct 25, 2017
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I like Mina, but I want Deku to lose and Monoma to win way too much for me to cheer her on.
 

Tace

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Great job on the OT! That new thread smell.

Not sure if Hot Take not not: I hope Deku's team loses against Monoma.
Nope, that’s a common sentiment. I’ve been saying Deku’s team is gonna lose since this arc started. Not because I want Deku too, but if Shinso is responsible for both teams he’s on getting their victory it’ll solidify his acceptance into the Hero course.

There’ll be slight drama as to which class he’ll pick, but we all know it’s gonna be 1-A. You say that’ll make 1-A unbalanced, but I’ll just conveniently forget Mineta exists until necessary
 

NSESN

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Not sure if Hot Take not not: I hope Deku's team loses against Monoma.
I think Bakugo or Todoroki should, Deku already got blasted in the tournament
Why he needs a loss? Deku always loses when it isn't against villains
but if Shinso is responsible for both teams he’s on getting their victory it’ll solidify his acceptance into the Hero course.
Shinso is already in imo, if anything he should lose to show that he still isn't up there with the rest
 

Silfer

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Oct 27, 2017
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Nope, that’s a common sentiment. I’ve been saying Deku’s team is gonna lose since this arc started. Not because I want Deku too, but if Shinso is responsible for both teams he’s on getting their victory it’ll solidify his acceptance into the Hero course.
Now I’m afraid Shinso’s team will lose and they’ll be like “Well...the kid won with A and lost with B...he’s going to A”.
If that’s how it’s gotta be for him to join A then so be it but I want him to win both and then he joins A for some other reason. (Like being his mentor’s class)
 

Aly

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I think Bakugo or Todoroki should, Deku already got blasted in the tournament

Why he needs a loss? Deku always loses when it isn't against villains
But Deku already wins when it matters. Recently in fact. Todoroki and Bakugou got dealt a heavy loss with the exam especially. Also want to see Monoma as a legit threat. He's got a cool ability and is super smart.
 

NSESN

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But Deku already wins when it matters. Recently in fact. Todoroki and Bakugou got dealt a heavy loss with the exam especially. Also want to see Monoma as a legit threat. He's got a cool ability and is super smart.
Bakugo won against deku just after that, he doesn't need to win here
Todoroki needs the win more I agree, specially since his loss was way worse than Bakugo with the whole thing with Inasa
Anyway, Deku always loses in trainings it is getting boring, his only wins was against bakugo in the first time and he didn't even win the 1vs1 and against All Mightin the exam
Outside that he was last in the physical test, lost to todoroki in tournament, tripped in the mobilty test, and lost to Bakugo. Deku needs to show he can win when there isn't anything serious in the line
He is, just in the last chapter he immediately recognized Tokoyami's mistake
 

Tace

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I think Bakugo or Todoroki should, Deku already got blasted in the tournament

Why he needs a loss? Deku always loses when it isn't against villains

Shinso is already in imo, if anything he should lose to show that he still isn't up there with the rest
I’m not sure exactly how Kohei is gonna work it, but I think Deku can still come out looking good even if his team loses.

It’s also possible that Shinso might have a countermeasure ready for Deku. He has lost to him once already. I can see him trying to get into Deku’s head, maybe making his need to be heroic into a liability.

Now I’m afraid Shinso’s team will lose and they’ll be like “Well...the kid won with A and lost with B...he’s going to A”.
If that’s how it’s gotta be for him to join A then so be it but I want him to win both and then he joins A for some other reason. (Like being his mentor’s class)
Maybe Shinso wins both but decides on 1-A because he likes them better, lol. Deku, Kaminari, Kirishima, and Tsu have been pretty kind to him and treated him like a regular guy, which I think is something he really appreciates.

I don’t get that same vibe from 1-B in regards to Shinso, but that’s just me
 

PhantomKnight

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Monoma in terms of combat ability is smart, but outside he's not since he failed his exam before the training camp.
 

NSESN

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It’s also possible that Shinso might have a countermeasure ready for Deku. He has lost to him once already. I can see him trying to get into Deku’s head, maybe making his need to be heroic into a liability.
Deku will be the one with a countermeasure not Shinso, Shinso isn't aware of deku new skills and deku saw his first fight
Monoma in terms of combat ability is smart, but outside he's not since he failed his exam before the training camp.
He probably lost because of other reasons, remember sero lost and that wasn't because he is dumb or something
 

PhantomKnight

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He probably lost because of other reasons, remember sero lost and he isn't dumb
Eh I don't think that's a good measurement. Sero and Kirishima failed I don't consider them dumb in similar ways and they lost for different reasons.
Oops, for some reason I was thinking they all failed the written exam, I completely forgot about the fight. Disregard what I just said.
 

Tace

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Deku will be the one with a countermeasure not Shinso, Shinso isn't aware of deku new skills and deku saw his first fight
I’m sure Deku will have a plan, but I doubt Shinso is gonna go up against Deku unprepared. I think he’ll have something, a move or a strategy, ready to go that is specific to Deku. More than likely a strategy for keeping him distracted, seeing as there’s no way he can beat Deku in a fight.
 

caliph95

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Monoma besides being a petty joke is shown to be smart and observant and apparently him and Kendo are the leaders of B

He's probably useless I'm combat but like Kendo will come up with a decent strategy