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- Voiced by: Tokuyoshi Kawashima (Japanese), Alejandro Saab (English)
A police officer who's a longtime friend of All Might, and one of the few people outside of the U.A. staff aware of the time limit on his powers. He aids U.A. in investigating the origins and nature of the League of Villains. He's sometimes accompanied by a cat-faced man named Sansa.
- Batman Gambit: Fooling the League of Villains about having zero leads through the Principal in an U.A. interview broadcast while he, the police and the heroes mobilized themselves towards their hideout.
- The Commissioner Gordon: He is a vital ally of All Might, supplying him with information about investigations.
- Mr. Exposition: Most background info about investigated or captured villains tends to come from him.
- Nice Guy: Enough to be trusted by All Might.
- Non-Action Guy: His overall role is mostly investigative, leaving the actual fighting for All Might and other heroes.
- Secret Keeper: To All Might, as he is one of the 5 people (now 7 with the addition of Bakugo and Sir Night Eye), along with Nedzu, Gran Torino, Midoriya and Recovery Girl, who knows about the true nature of One For All. And one of the few outside U.A. to know about that.
Hosu's dog-faced chief of police.
- Ambiguously Human: We are supposed to believe he is human, like every other character in the series.
- Bearer of Bad News: Kenji is bound by duty to tell all the students how the police officially interpret their actions. Shoto doesn't read between the lines and assumes he's chewing them out and they are going to be punished for a situation out of their control that required them to sidestep the law for the greater good. This display of shooting the messenger makes Kenji remark how he's still an egg as a hero, since he hasn't come to learn when people pass along others' opinions as their voice box because their duties require them to.
- By-the-Book Cop: One of the first things he does is making a speech about the importance of following Quirk regulation laws in regards to the good of society.
- Expy: Of McGruff, the Crime Dog.
- Non-Standard Character Design: He is drawn with a hyper-realistic dog head. This is more prevalent in the manga, where the shading is very intricate around all the folds of his snout and his eyes have a lot of deep details etched into them.
- Petting Zoo People: He is a dog man, at least from the neck and up.
- Pungeon Master: One English translation gives him dialogue peppered with dog puns. In the original Japanese dialogue, he ends his sentences with "wan" (woof).
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He is willing to not officially disclose the Hero Killer incident in order to avoid punishing Midoriya, Iida and Todoroki for their irresponsible, but heroic deed.
- Sincerity Mode: He starts his conversation to Izuku, Tenya, and Shoto with the official opinion of the police, but then gives them his personal thanks. He also apologizes that they won't get credit as a tradeoff for remaining in the clear with the law, but at the very least, they have his private thanks.
- To Be Lawful or Good: Gets into an argument with Todoroki about this (naturally, he's in the side of the Law), but he is still flexible enough in his morals to give the students a chance to avoid being punished for breaking the Law, thus becoming an example of this trope.
A member of the Hero Public Safety Comission. He oversees the Provisional Hero License Test. Hasn't slept well for a while due to loads of work.
- Exhausted Eye Bags: Due to overwork and general lack of sleep.
- The Insomniac: His job is very demanding, and they're also understaffed, so he doesn't have time to sleep. He complains about this a lot.
- Mr. Exposition: Explanations about the workings of the Hero License Test are given by him.
- Seriously Scruffy: His overall appearance is quite sloppy.