That’s right! I’ll be talking about some animes on here. So let’s start with one of the most popular shows at the moment: My Hero Academia!
Season 3 is coming out on April 7th, and I’m super excited for it! To get ready for its release, I thought I’d share my top 10 favorite characters. This will be from the anime only, so there won’t be any spoilers for the manga. Still, there are so many good characters to choose from!
(Fair warning: there may be some spoilers for the anime. Please leave now if you haven’t watched it yet!)
10. Fumikage Tokoyami
Let’s start off with everyone’s favorite bird man: Tokoyami. We haven’t learned too much about him, but we know how powerful he is. He uses Dark Shadow, which is a living being inside him, to fight off threats. That’s terrifying, but freaking awesome at the same time! One thing this show definitely has is extremely creative powers. This quirk is possibly my favorite, and I can’t wait to see how he expands upon it later on.
9. Momo Yaoyorozu
This girl right here knows her stuff! She was accepted into U.A. based off of recommendations, and we quickly learn why. Yaoyorozu is extremely intelligent and is able to keep a level head during dangerous situations. She may be a bit blunt at times, but it’s all for the sake of making her classmates better heroes. Her enthusiasm whenever someone asks for her help shows that she’s always willing to lend a hand.
8. Hero Killer – Stain
Villans are not off the table for this list. This man absolutely terrified me the first time I saw him. But what really drew me in was his ideology about heroes. He believes that people should not become heroes just to be popular or wealthy. So he took it upon himself to purge the country of these ‘false heroes’. He kills anyone he deems unworthy, and saves those that he believes are true heroes. Though he went to extremes, his beliefs about heroes are genuine.
7. Ochako Uraraka
Don’t let this cute face fool you! Uraraka can be very determined when she wants to be! Normally, she has a very sweet and bubbly personality. But when she’s in the fighting zone, she’s actually kind of intimidating. Wanting to help out her parents financially, she enrolled to become a hero. She gets embarrassed when admitting that she wants to be a Pro for the money. But I think that her wanting to help her parents live comfortable lives is very noble. I believe she has that determination to achieve her goal!
6. Tsuyu Asui
Froppy! I love her so much! She is so adorable. As you can probably guess, her quirk involves frogs. She can basically do anything a frog can do, such as hopping long distances or extending her tounge to extreme lengths. It’s kinda hard to read her expression sometimes, but she’s very sweet. She’s extremely observant, catches on to things quickly, and is able to keep a level head during battle. She’s just… she’s the best!
5. Tenya Iida
This guy has been one of the main protagonists since the beginning! He’s the looks-kinda-scary-and-mean-until-you-get-to-know-him type. Tenya is very serious about discipline and respect among his classmates. He tends to take things too seriously at times and jump to conclusions often. But he’s also really enthusiastic about learning and becoming a hero. Wanting to follow in his big brother’s footsteps, he works hard to keep his family’s Hero name alive.
4. All Might
C’mon, he’s the #1 Hero! The Symbol of Peace. How could he not be on here? When I first saw him, I instantly thought he belonged in a Marvel or DC comic book. He is the definition of a superhero character. I thought he would be a humongous jerk who was just putting on an act for publicity. Boy, was I wrong! He’s almost a father figure to the main protagonist now, becoming his pillar of support and trust.
3. Katsuki Bakugou
If this guy ever found out he’s not #1, it will not end well for me! This hot-head is hellbent on being at the top of the food chain. I’ll admit, he’s a ginormous butthole. But he’s an interesting ginormous butthole. He’s constantly clashing with the main protagonist, who he’s known since they were kids. We see him gradually begin to realize that he’s not the best at everything and his ego ain’t gonna fly. And he hates losing. Like, really hates losing. Overall, he’s a very fun character to watch!
2. Shouto Todoroki
The #2 spot goes to Mr. Icy-Hot here. In season 1, I never really gave this guy much thought. Yeah, he can control both ice and fire, but we only got glimpses of what he could do. In season 2, however, it was his turn in the spotlight! We got more on his background, and his character developed quickly after that. We also saw how powerful he actually is, and man is he one tough dude. He’s now one of the main protagonists of the story, and I couldn’t be happier about it!
1. Izuku Midoriya
At the top of the list is none other than the main protagonist of the entire show! Midoriya, also known as Deku, has had to go through many hardships. With 80% of the world population born with some sort of quirk, he ended up in the 20% who weren’t. That kind of makes it hard for him to follow his dream to become a hero. But after many years of doubt and ridicule, he’s still determined to see his dream though. He may appear to be just an average-looking fanboy, but he has the heart of a true hero inside!
What about you? Who’re your favorite characters? Let me know in the comments!