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  • Acting for Two: Due to the number of characters, this does happen a lot:
    • Japanese version:
      • Masamichi Kitada voices Kamui Woods and Tensei Ida.
      • Kaori Nazuka voices Mount Lady and Toru Hagakure.
      • Shinnosuke Ogami voices Death Arms and Tiger.
      • Kei Shindō voices Kyoka Jiro, young Shoto Todoroki, Fuyumi Todoroki, and Kinoko Komori.
      • Tsuguo Mogami has voiced the USJ Nomu, Mr. Compress, Hood, and Crust.
      • Kiyotaka Furushima voices Hanta Sero, Mustard, and Togaru Kamakiri.
      • Akeno Watanabe voices Midnight, young Izuku Midoriya, and Mika Jiro.
      • Takahiro Fujiwara voices Kurogiri and Fourth Kind.
      • KENN voices Native and Toya Setsuno.
      • Ayano Shibuya voices the Leader Boy and Bibimi Kenranzaki.
      • Yasuhiro Mamiya voices Mimic and Gigantomachia.
      • Go Inoue provided voices for both Hero Killer Stain and newscaster Daikaku Miyagi.
      • Jun'ichi Suwabe has played both Shota Aizawa and Jurota Shishida.
      • Masakazu Nishida voices Mezo Shoji, Kosei Tsuburaba, and Sen Kaibara.
      • Kōhei Amasaki provides voices for both Neito Monoma and Shihai Kuroiro.
      • Kaito Ishikawa has portrayed both Tenya Ida and Manga Fukidashi.
      • Aoi Yūki voices Tsuyu Asui, Pony Tsunotori, and Setsuna Tokage.
      • Kenta Okuma voices Cementoss, Manual, Centipeder, and Nirengeki Shoda.
      • Rabbit Hero Mirko and the HPSC President are both voiced by Sayaka Kinoshita.
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    • English version:
      • Luci Christian voices Ochaco Uraraka and Recovery Girl (starting in Season 2).
      • Justin Cook voices Eijiro Kirishima and the USJ Nomu.
      • Mike McFarland voices Mashirao Ojiro and Ectoplasm.
      • Cris George voices Death Arms, Rikido Sato, and Gigantomachia.
      • David Wald voices Snipe and Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu.
      • Daman Mills voices Mustard, Moonfish, the Chainsaw Nomu, and Hood.
      • Jeremy Inman voices the Sludge Villain and Magne.
      • Kate Oxley voices young Katsuki Bakugo and Fuyumi Todoroki.
      • Emily Neves voices Sirius and Eri.
      • Jerry Jewell voices Principal Nezu and Kesagiri Man.
      • Matt Shipman voices Sen Kaibara, Inasa Yoarashi, Mr. Brave, and Takeshita.
      • Chris Guerrero voiced Kenji Tsuragamae and Rikiya Katsukame.
      • Bryan Massey voices Kyotoku Jiro and Crimson Riot.
      • Ricco Fajardo voices both Mirio Togata and his father.
      • Caitlin Glass voices Mina Ashido and young Overhaul.
      • John Burgmeier voices Edge Shot and Shin Nemoto.
      • Madeleine Morris voices Yui Kodai and Komari Ikoma.
      • Zeno Robinson voices both Deidoro Sakaki and Hawks.
      • Katelyn Barr voices Mika Jiro, Ryukyu, and Gentle's mother.
      • Larry Brantley voices Spinner and Crust.
      • Monica Rial voices Tsuyu, young Taneo Tokuda, and one of Ryukyu's sidekicks.
      • Dave Trosko voices Present Mic and Needle Meta Liberation Army Warrior.
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  • Adored by the Network: Despite being screwed once before during the second half of Season 3, the series has been loved by [adult swim] ever since. During Season 4 alone, the series got two Saturday slots on the regular [as] schedule before the new episodes on Toonami, remained on Toonami even after the dub got delayed, and even a 5:30 weeknight slot on [as]'s schedule, something that only one other anime has been able to achieve since 2008.
  • All-Star Cast: The English dub has a lot of Funimation's staple voices for several of its major players. Due to the large nature of the cast, it's impossible to list them all:
  • Ascended Fanon: In the third volume of the light novel, there's a chapter dedicated to the Fantasy AU. It was common among fans to imagine that Kirishima in that AU is a Weredragon that was actually the dragon Bakugo is riding in the anime's ED, this chapter of the light novel confirms it.
  • Ascended Fan Nickname: Icyhot was a popular nickname for Todoroki, like the heating/cooling pad. In the dub, Bakugo calls him Icyhot right before their match during the Sports Festival. And a hundred-something times along with it.
  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • In the end-of-chapter notes for Chapter 11, Horikoshi mentions how many were wondering about the discrepancy in terms of the total amount of students in the class. He explains that the number of students mentioned in Chapter 5 was referring to those who passed the entrance exam. The final two students, Todoroki and Yaoyorozu, got in via special recommendations, which is why they weren't counted in the group.
    • The anime's adaptation of the U.A. Sports Festival Arc basically did this for Yaoyorozu by actually showing off her overwhelming loss to Tokoyami, which was only a single uninformative panel in the manga. This was due to Horikoshi discovering that the length of the arc was ballooning from what he originally intended and cut out some things intentionally because they were one-stroke battles and having them all chew up pages in weekly chapter format would let down the readers. However, while nearly all of the fights Horikoshi cut out are inconsequential, Yaoyorozu's defeat has lasting consequences. Originally, many readers of the manga felt that her broken confidence in the Final Exams Arc came out of nowhere since they never got to see what it was that turned her into a Broken Ace.
    • For the Bakugo vs. Uraraka fight in the manga, many fans didn't understand why the crowd suddenly turned on the former for full-on attacking the latter despite there being four mixed-sex battles beforehand. This was because the manga didn't show enough to justify this reaction. In the anime, it's shown that the previous fights were a lot more even and in two of them, the girls won pretty easily.note  In the Tokoyami vs. Yaoyorozu fight, it's shown that the former deliberately attacked in a way that would get the latter out of the ring without hurting her. In Bakugo's case, it appears that he has a significant advantage over Uraraka. However, since he doesn't go for a quick ring out, the crowd assumes that he's just taking pleasure in hurting someone who is weaker than him.
    • In the collected volumes, Horikoshi mentions that some fans were confused about Midoriya using One For All at 1,000,000% in the form of a Delaware Detroit Smash during the Forest Training Camp Arc; he explains that this was just a Battle Cry and wasn't meant to be a literal measure of power.
    • The Internship Arc collected several complaints about it being "not very MHA-like" and Overhaul for being a bland boring villain, with Horikoshi admitting that it had a very experimental structure and he was trying an arc more like a typical shōnen than his usual Western-inspired structure. The U.A. Cultural Festival Arc has since been labeled as a return to form for the manga, with a nice focus on the Slice of Life aspect of U.A., more comic moments, better paced and a far more interesting villain than the Hate Sink Overhaul in the form of the Affably Evil Gentle and his Genki Girl sidekick La Brava.
    • A common complaint is that Horikoshi introduces many interesting characters, only to ignore them, instead preferring to add more new characters. Notable examples of this include Shinso, who became a major Ensemble Dark Horse but was relegated to infrequent cameos after the U.A. Sports Festival Arc, and all of Class 1-B, who are mostly forgotten about in favor of Class 1-A. The Joint Training Arc gives both Shinso and all of Class 1-B A Day in the Limelight, with Shinso, in particular, being given a chance to join the Hero Course if he performs well enough (a popular Fandom-Specific Plot). This was later expanded to give time even for less important Class 1-A characters to shine, which include Kaminari showing he is smarter than what people give him credit for, flashbacks of Tokoyami's time working under Hawks and Yaoyorozu's newfound rivalry with Kendo.
    • Many complained that Midoriya beating Shinso in the U.A. Sports Festival Arc was an Ass Pull since there was no explanation given as to why One For All activated on its own and broke him out Shinso's mind control. The Joint Training Arc would later explain that vestiges of past One For All users still inhabit the Quirk, which is why One For All seemingly activated on its own, which regardless of opinions on if it works or not, at least explains the situation.
    • At the end of the Joint Training Arc, many feared Midoriya would become extremely overpowered, resulting in the loss of tension for the rest of the story. This was due to the revelation that Midoriya inherited six additional Quirks thanks to One For All. However, the following arc showcases the Big Bad, Shigaraki, evolving his own Quirk, which has enough power to turn an entire city block into a deserted crater, gathering an army, and recruiting Gigantomachia. Due to these factors, many fans fear that Midoriya might be too underpowered now. Likewise, in Chapter 257, Bakugo and All Might conclude that none of the One For All users' original Quirks were all that powerful on their own, which was why none of them could defeat All For One.
    • When news dropped that Season 4 of the anime would start off with a recap-filler episode like Season 3, the fandom was predictably frustrated. However, when the episode actually aired, many were pleasantly surprised with it. The recap aspect of the episode is fairly understated, and the plot has some nice worldbuilding and fun slice of life moments that the fanbase enjoys. Adding to this, the anime original character introduced in the episode, Taneo Tokuda, is incredibly likable and interesting, with many hoping that he will be brought back in the future.
    • A significant portion of the fans disliked Aizawa for expelling dozens of students simply for failing his Quirk test, giving them black marks on their records, and leading to some Fridge Logic. Chapter 254 reveals that while Aizawa did actually expel those students, he also re-enrolled them, and the last class he expelled is still at U.A., making the entire exercise a harsh but fair "rational deception" that Aizawa is known for.
    • The original name for the Doctor, Maruta Shiga, was very controversial, particularly in China and South Korea, due to its unintended connection to an experiment done by Imperial Japan towards those from those two regions during World War II. Horikoshi swiftly apologized for this and changed the name to Kyudai Garaki, a name that retains the original's similarity to Shigaraki (as in, All For One's surname) without the problematic "Maruta" reference.
    • A long-lasting complaint in the fandom was the fact that Bakugo would not acknowledge that his bullying and mistreatment of Midoriya was wrong or apologize for it. Chapter 284 has him admitting to All Might, though not to Midoriya, that in some way, taking part in Midoriya's training of the One For All is his way to atone, and that he realizes his bullying of Midoriya came from a place of fear that Midoriya was better than him. Chapter 322 takes it a step further. As he and the other Class 1-A students find Midoriya, Bakugo reminds him of what he said about winning together when he saved Midoriya from Shigaraki, and then fully admitted his bullying of Midoriya was wrong from the start, and fueled by his inferiority complex, which was broken down by his first year at U.A. and all he endured. Finally, while he acknowledges that it won't change anything, he bows his head and apologizes for everything.
    • Mineta has long been The Scrappy of the series for being a one-note pervy character who we're constantly told is intelligent with nothing really to back it up. In Season 5, he has less pervy scenes, and he actually creates strategies and analyzes his opponents.
    • A recurring criticism was that, for allegedly being the heroine of the series, Uraraka was often left with little to do. Both manga and anime fans would get catharsis in different ways, with the anime emphasizing her being the one to help Midoriya when Blackwhip went nuts as well as taking down half of Class 1-B's team, while the manga gives her an amazing moment where she gives an impassioned speech to a crowd of rioters, getting them to see heroes as people too and let Midoriya come back to U.A. while also breaking Midoriya's emotional dam in the process and getting him to finally stop running. Both moments were praised by fans and are considered to be highlights of their respective arcs.
  • Banned in China: The anime and manga were removed in China following the controversy surrounding the doctor's original true name "Maruta".note  Kohei Horikoshi has stated that he never intended to reference such a horrific moment in China's history and subsequently changed the doctor's name, but the damage was already done.
  • Breakthrough Hit: For Horikoshi, after his previous two attempts at long runners failed to entice audiences.
  • Christmas Rushed: Chapter 182 was a rush order from Shueshia before the Golden Week of 2018, which didn't give time for Horikoshi and his assistants to do touch up on the artwork. So when it was released, a few of the panels were still in their sketch phases, though this was thankfully fixed in the volume release.
  • Creator Backlash: While he doesn't regret making Bakugo far more antagonistic and hostile than originally planned, Horikoshi has admitted that he went too far in the opposite direction in the early chapters, particularly with Bakugo telling Midoriya to throw himself off a roof.
  • Creator's Favorite:
    • Horikoshi has admitted that Ashido is one of his favorites as she's one of the Class 1-A students he wants to focus on and grow the most, but can't due to her being not being too popular in Japan, making her a "victim of circumstance".note 
    • Horikoshi stated that Mirko is one of his favorite characters and that if he didn't want to "advance the plot" he'd be fine drawing her for "another 30 weeks."
  • Crossdressing Voices:
    • Mineta, a teenage boy, is voiced by an adult woman in both the Japanese and English versions of the anime.
    • Magne, a trans woman, is voiced by a cis man in both the Japanese and English versions of the anime.
  • Cross-Regional Voice Acting:
    • During the more recent seasons and movies, a bunch LA based voice actors were added the cast, which mostly consisted of Texas based ones before that point.
    • In the Latin Spanish dub, most of the characters were voiced by Miami-based actors while some of the others were voiced by actors from the Greater Los Angeles and Greater Orlando areas, as well as Mexico, Chile and Argentina.
  • Development Gag:
    • Snipe, the sniper hero who saves the other characters from the League of Villains, first appeared in the one-shot that was Retooled into the series.
    • Mount Lady was based on an early prototype of Uraraka named "Yu Takeyama". Later materials reveal that her civilian name is Yu Takeyama.
  • Directed by Cast Member:
    • Colleen Clinkenbeard is the voice director and she voices Momo Yaoyorozu.
    • Clifford Chapin, Bakugo's English voice actor, has directed multiple arcs of the series alongside Clinkenbeard, such as the U.A. Sports Festival/ Hero Killer storylines and the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc.
    • Rómulo Bernal not only directed the Latin American Spanish dub, but provided the voices for Katsuki Bakugo, Snipe and Tomura Shigaraki.
  • Dueling Works: With One-Punch Man as both are about characters serving as heroes while battling villains, and both are a Japanese take on the American comic book superhero genre.
  • Easter Egg:
  • God Never Said That:
    • There's a somewhat popular fan theory that Mina Ashido is black-coded due to her mannerisms, but another smaller section of the fandom insists that Horikoshi confirmed this, which he didn't.
    • There was a belief among some fans that Horikoshi admitted that he forgot entirely about the U.A. traitor subplot during an interview. Truth is, he never said that in any interview.
  • He Also Did:
    • Thirteen's Japanese voice actress, Inuko Inuyama, is best known for being the voice of Meowth of Team Rocket.
    • Spinner's English voice actor, Larry Brantley, was the voice of Wishbone.
    • Jiro's singing voice, Chrissy Costanza, is also the lead singer of the American rock band Against The Current.
  • I Knew It!:
    • The fanbase predicted that All Might and Midoriya's Quirk, One For All, would have an Evil Counterpart called "All For One". Its power was predicted to be stealing other Quirks. In Chapters 57 and 59, this was proved correct.
    • Despite being voiced by Yuichiro Umehara in the VOMIC, many had thought that for the anime adaptation Bakugo would be voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto. They ended up being right when his casting announcement came around.
    • For the Vigilantes spin-off, a few readers predicted that Knuckle-Duster was Quirkless.
    • Many have predicted that Toga has a shape-shifting Quirk and that she was posing as Camie during the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc.
    • Several readers had guessed correctly that Eri's real father is the previous Hassaikai boss. Though this was subverted when Chapter 156 adds that the previous Hassaikai boss is Eri's grandfather.
    • While this was more of a joke among fans than anything, quite a few guessed correctly that part of the reason why Hawks hired Tokoyami as an intern is because both are bird-themed heroes. Hawks says this is 20% of the reason of the hiring.
    • Going back to when the explanation of what One For All is and how it came to be was given, many fans speculated that anyone with a Quirk before receiving One For All would also pass on that original Quirk as well. This is confirmed in Chapter 213.
    • Although it was more of a crack theory than anything, some fans correctly guessed that Kurogiri is Aizawa's deceased best friend, Oboro Shirakumo, that was brought back to life by All For One.
    • Pretty much everyone and their mothers foresaw the reveal that Dabi is Toya Todoroki, Endeavor’s long-thought deceased son.
    • Many people theorized that Doctor Tsubasa and Kyudai Garaki were the same person, and eventually they were proven right.
  • International Coproduction: The Latin American Spanish dub of the TV series is being dubbed by a mix of voice actors from Florida and Mexico.
  • Life Imitates Art: Justin Briner, who plays Deku, a boy who heroically saved a friend in distress despite having no quirks, saved a bunch of his friends from a mugger in Portland, Oregon (said group of friends included J. Michael Tatum and Brandon McInnis).
  • Long Runner: With the second episode of Season 4, the sixty-fifth episode of the series overall, the anime holds the distinction of being the longest series ever done by Studio BONES, surpassing the previous holder, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which has sixty-four episodes. With Season 5, it became the first BONES anime to reach one-hundred episodes.
  • Non-Singing Voice: The song Jiro and others perform at the School Festival, "Hero too", is done by American pop punk singer Chrissy Costanza, not any of Jiro's regular voice actresses.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content: Bubble Girl and Centipeder were created by artists Agen Chiita and Tetsuya Oohara, respectively, who were the winner and runner-up in a Pixiv character design contest.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Present in the English dub starting with Season 2:
      • Aizawa was voiced by Alex Organ in Season 1. Due to his theater work, Organ was replaced by Christopher Wehkamp.
      • Present Mic was voiced by Sonny Strait in Season 1. He was replaced by Dave Trosko.
      • Recovery Girl was voiced by Juli Erickson in Season 1. She was replaced by Luci Christian due to Erickson's retirement.
      • Skeptic was voiced by Ben Diskin in Season 5. After Diskin cut ties with Crunchyroll, Anthony Bowling took over the role starting in Season 6.
    • Recasts happened in the Latin Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese dubs of the anime, thanks to some issues to the franchise in Latin America: when Funimation started to work in the region, they hired local licensors to distribute and dub some of their content, so the first thing of the anime to be released dubbed in the region was the first movie instead of the TV series, as Funimation tried to distribute the series directly while local licensors took care of the movies. Due to this, Funimation subsequently dubbed the series themselves:
      • The Latin American Spanish releases of the films were dubbed in Mexico City, while the TV series primarily used actors from the Miami metropolitan area. For example, Izuku Midoriya and Katsuki Bakugo, respectively voiced by Héctor Mena and Rafael Escalante in the films, are now voiced by Sebastián Gabriel Reggio and Rómulo Bernal.
      • The Brazilian Portuguese dub in the series also had a cast almost completely different from the movies, despite both movies and TV series being recorded in São Paulo. Few voice actors reprised their roles, such as the voices of Midoriya and Bakugo.
  • Portmanteau Series Nickname: "MHA" or "BNHA", depending on whether you're using the English or Japanese name of the manga. "HeroAca" is a more universal though less common example to use.
  • Real-Life Relative: Tamaki’s English voice actor, Aaron Dismuke, is the cousin of Kirishima’s voice actor, Justin Cook.
  • Referenced by...: In Chapter 7 of Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru one of the apprentice Princesses is modeled directly after Toga.
  • Same Voice Their Entire Life: In flashbacks to their childhoods, Ochaco Uraraka, Tenya Ida and Yuga Aoyama are played by their teenage voice actors, Ayane Sakura, Kaito Ishikawa and Kosuke Kuwano.
  • Schedule Slip: In North America, the SimulDub of Season 4's final five episodes had the bad luck of being delayed due to the rise of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Fortunately, Funimation made the unprecedented move of having the cast members record in their home studios and slowly began to dull out the remaining episodes over the next few months, starting with the 84th episode, which aired a month and a half after its initial premiere in Japan, and ending with episodes 87 and 88, both of which aired together on June 14, 2020, a full two months and ten days after Season 4 had finished airing in Japan.
  • Screwed by the Network: The series got hit with this on Toonami in the middle of its third season. It was moved from starting off the block at 10:30pm to ending the block at 3:30 in the morning and Toonami quit promoting it. It's worth noting that these dubbed episodes have been on Funimation's website and Hulu for months thanks to the former's SimulDub program and the series still brought in ratings better than several others that aired before it. Fortunately, this would be inverted entirely when the fourth season started airing.
  • Sleeper Hit: As aforementioned, this series had an unexpected surge in popularity after Horikoshi's previous attempts were short-lived, and the pilot chapter had a So Okay, It's Average response.
  • Spoiled by the Merchandise: The presence of Mirio (and by extension, the Big Three) and Overhaul in the plot was spoiled as both had their leitmotifs in the anime's soundtrack, with their respective names on it.
  • Star-Making Role: The dub was this for Justin Briner as Midoriya, who had almost no experience in a lead role and only two years of professional voice acting experience behind him. His performance, and the sheer range of emotions he displays, is widely considered to be on par with, and/or even better than Midoriya's Japanese voice actor Daiki Yamashita.
  • Throw It In: In the English dub, two notable instances include Midoriya's "Holy whoa!" Catchphrase and Nejire's cheer "Way to go, Mirio!" in Season 3.
  • Trend Killer: The anime adaptation was the nail in the coffin on the trend of continuous anime adaptations of shounen manga. Prior to it, long-running shounen manga like Naruto and Bleach were aired non-stop; while it kept the franchises always visible, the anime quality was never great and it resulted in a lot of filler arcs. My Hero Academia, in counterpart, decided to make its adaptation seasonal, with once-a-year releases of a season adapting a group of arcs, which ended up better paced, better animated, and with almost no filler; the format was also better suited for binge-watching, which had become popular by the time the anime came out. Subsequent big shounen titles like Jujutsu Kaisen and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba all followed this format, while the former trend of adapting was left behind.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Concept art shows that Midoriya was originally going to be named Mikumo "Yamikumo" Akatani, with longer, curlier hair and overall edgier and more intimidating appearance. Instead of receiving One For All, he would have instead became a Badass Normal Gadgeteer Genius who fashioned numerous gadgets out of materials he's scrounged up to keep up with the rest of his class.
    • All Might was originally going to be a much older looking hero who would have played a lesser role in the story. He would have simply convinced Yamikumo to become a hero despite being Quirkless.
    • Uraraka was originally going to have Mount Lady's power. This was scrapped, however, since it would have made her too overpowered compared to Midoriya and Bakugo, and because she would have suffered darker psychological issues due to that Quirk's effects.
    • Bakugo was originally going to be a much kinder, friendlier character who would have said things without thinking and inadvertently insulted people. At some point, Horikoshi decided that this would have made Bakugo blander than vanilla and decided to instead portray him as being unbelievably despicable, and is very glad he did so. Additionally, Bakugo's first name was meant to be Gogou instead of Katsuki.
    • Tsuyu and Hagakure were both originally supposed to be male, but ended up being female characters because Class 1-A had too few of them. Hatsume was also originally going to be male.
    • Ibara Shiozaki and Nirengeki Shoda were originally going to be in Class 1-A, but both were placed in Class 1-B for reasons Horikoshi can't remember.
    • Endeavor was originally going to be a teacher at U.A. as well. This was scrapped because it would have tilted the power balance towards the good guys too much.
    • Midnight was originally going to be Class 1-A's homeroom teacher. However, Horikoshi decided to put Aizawa in her place because he drew her way too sexually for the role and he thought that Aizawa's personality was better suited to handle the class.
    • The announcer for the entrance exam was originally supposed to be an overweight old guy, but Horikoshi decided that he was boring and radically changed the character until he became Present Mic.
    • Ida's original design included a helmet similar to a bird's skull. Another concept has him looking a lot like a taller Kaminari, with a bit of a slacker appearance and a thin mustache.
    • Hawks' appearance was originally going to be a transplant of Takahiro from Oumagadoki Doubutsuen. This changed after the staff working on Two Heroes asked to use Takahiro first, and Hawks was redesigned with a more human look.
    • Horikoshi's original plan for the final arc of the manga included Midoriya handing over his Quirk to Bakugo, until he scrapped the idea. The rejected concept was adapted, alongside several other ideas Horikoshi had decided against putting into the manga proper, into the Heroes Rising movie.
    • In regards to the dub, both Brendan Blaber and Kyle Igneczi auditioned for the role of Hawks. While Zeno Robinson was the one who ultimately got the part, the auditions landed Blaber the role of Mummy in My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising and Igneczi the role of the blade villain Kirishima faces in season 4's fifth episode.
    • A rarer example concerning late story spoilers: Originally, the traitor reveal was going to happen during the Forest Training Camp arc, but the poor weekly survey results because of the villains simply showing up made Horikoshi change his mind and push it off way into the future. It ended up remaining a secret right up until the series' final arc, meaning a more prominent subplot concerning them was considered but ultimately pared down.
  • Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: The official English translator, Caleb Cook, regularly posted threads on his Twitter account explaining translation choices, along with other trivia. A certain subset of the fandom repeatedly harassed him to the point where he locked his Twitter account and left social media entirely. He later unlocked the account to at least allow everyone to access the old content, but has manifested no intention to return.
  • The Wiki Rule: Has a wiki here.
  • Word of God:
    • Despite Midoriya and Bakugo being the inspiration for Class 1-A, Horikoshi has stated that neither of them are The Heart, and that role actually belongs to Kaminari and Kirishima.
    • Uraraka is meant to be plump. Western viewers rarely notice it, because Horikoshi's (and therefore the Japanese) definition of plump girls is basically the average body size for Western females.
  • Writing by the Seat of Your Pants: Horikoshi has a definite plan for the series... in that he knows how it starts and how it ends but is currently making it up as he makes his way towards the conclusion.
  • Written by Cast Member: Alessandro Germano (Shoto Todoroki), Simone Lupinacci (Izuku Midoriya) and Annalisa Longo (young Katsuki Bakugo and Minoru Mineta) are credited as co-writers for the Italian dub.
  • You Sound Familiar: In the Latin American Spanish dub, Miguel Ángel Leal voiced Eijiro Kirishima in the films and would later go on to voice Keigo Takami in the TV series.
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