Follow TV Tropes


Video Game / My Hero One's Justice

Go To


My Hero One's Justice is a fighting game by Bandai Namco, in development for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, based on the Shonen Jump manga My Hero Academia. It was released on August 23, 2018 in Japan and October 26 in North America. The game features 3D fighting in destructible arenas, with Assist Character mechanics allowing to call teammates for backup.

The game's story mode covers the second and third seasons of the anime, starting with Midoriya's training under Gran Torino. A bonus What If? scenario can be unlocked, showing the story from the villains' perspective.

Spoilers unmarked for Seasons 2 and 3

    Playable Characters 


  • Ambidextrous Sprite: Averted. The portraits of characters with non-symmetrical faces (like Todoroki and Muscular) are different depending on whether they are looking to the left or to the right.
  • Another Side, Another Story: Finishing the story mode unlocks villain mode, which retells the story from the bad guys' perspective.
  • The Artifact: Yaoyorozu uses her iconic explosive matryoshka dolls in the game despite the fact that she initially used them only to conceal said explosives and trick Eraser Head during an exam.
  • Assist Character: With the "Sidekick" system, other characters can be called in to help. For example, Todoroki can use his powers to freeze opponents in place, or Uraraka can trip them up by cancelling their gravity.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: As a nod to the fact that her internship involved Martial Arts tutelage, Uraraka's basic attacks paint her as this.
  • Advertisement:
  • Beating A Dead Player: Muscular's win animation has him picking up his fallen opponent and pummeling them a few times before finally finishing them off.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Despite some characters using bladed weapons, there is no blood. Not even when Stain is using his Quirk, which involves Licking the Blade to ingest his opponent's blood.
  • Bowdlerise: Stain's "Bloodcurdle" Quirk is completely bloodless (outside of the animation for one of his super attacks) likely due to the game not displaying a single drop of blood for it to have a family friendly rating. Thus Stain comes off as mostly just a Master Swordsman, and though he is occasionally seen Licking the Blade to activate his quirk via certain moves, it stays completely clean.
  • Camera Abuse: Shigaraki's intro and super move has him petrify and crumble his opponent, which is shown from a first-person perspective as the camera itself cracking apart.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: While a good portion of Class 1-A is playable, almost half of it is not in the game outside of quick cameosnote . This is especially true for Mineta (though him being a particularly disliked character may have something to do with it) and Aoyama (who actually gets more development in the manga and even becomes one of Deku's close friends) who were playable in the 3DS game Battle for All. And (as usual) 1-B has absolutely no playable representation.
  • Close-Range Combatant: The majority of fighters are these, particularly Shoot Style Izuku and Kirishima, who don't have any projectile attacks whatsoever.
  • Clothing Damage: When Midoriya uses his long-ranged Delaware Smash attack, his right sleeve gets torn to pieces. His middle finger also becomes bruised.
  • Decomposite Character: Izuku has two versions available for play. His regular version, which utilizes Delaware Smashes and other bone-breaking attacks in addition to regular Full Cowl Punches, and his Shoot Style version, which focuses on closing the distance fast and nailing long strings of melee combos.
  • Distant Reaction Shot: All Might's super move ends with a shot of the Earth, centered over Japan, showing that the force of the final blow is strong enough to blow away all the clouds over the country.
  • Ditto Fighter: One of Toga's moves allows her to transform into her opponent.
  • Extremity Extremist: Shoot Style Izuku fights almost exclusively with kicks, though he'll throw the occasional slug in and will slam people into the ground.
  • Everything Is Better With Spinning: One of Ochaco's attacks has her spinning a large pillar around to hit her opponent over and over. Shoot Style Izuku's kit is full of this, with almost all of his attacks including some sort of spinning kick.
  • Four Is Death: If Shigaraki connects his special move four times, the victim dies instantly. With each hit, a pop-up appears displaying the number of hits, until the fourth one which reads "DEAD!"
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: For balance purposes, some abilities work differently than in canon.
    • Shigaraki needs to hit an opponent four times to kill them rather than just once.
    • Toga can fully copy her opponent's equipment and Quirk. In canon, she can only imitate their appearance. Or at least that's what the story at the time led us to believe
    • Despite the game taking place right before the "Provisional Hero License Exam Arc", several characters use special moves only acquired after the Mid-Season Upgrade and despite the fact that aren't wearing the equipment allowing that (for examples Kyoka using Ground Wave attacks or Kaminari having long-range electricity attack).
    • Stain can't paralyse his opponents. In fact he never uses his Quirk at all as the characters don't bleed.
    • Momo's weapons don't spawn from her skin, instead instantaneously appearing from thin air. This is especially noticeable when she summons cannons as an alchemist would do.
  • Large Ham Announcer: While not playable, Present Mic retains his role from the manga and anime as the announcer.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: The game spoils a few things that only appeared in the anime very recently, such as that Toga has the ability to shapeshift.
  • Meteor Move: Shoot Style Izuku can kick his opponent into the air before sending them into the ground with another kick. Using the same attack in the air will have him grab them and slam them in face first.
  • Overly Long Fighting Animation: Certain super moves; for example, Dabi's is over 20 seconds long.
  • Promoted to Playable: Several characters who were only available as Assist Characters in the previous game Battle for All on Nintendo 3DS are now fully playable, such as Tokoyami and Aizawa.
  • Punched Across the Room: Expect a lot of this from every character in the game.
  • Ring Out: Knocking the opponent out of bounds instantly wins the round. This is only possible on certain stages like the Sports Festival arena.
  • Scenery Gorn: Battlefields get torn up over the course of the fights. One stage, the area of Camino Ward where All Might and All For One fight, is already in ruins from the start.
  • Slide Attack: Izuku's Shoot Style version has a sliding kick that deals multiple hits and can easily combo into other attacks. There's a great deal of ending lag, so actually landing it is crucial.
  • Skill Gate Character: For those not very experienced with the game, fighting Kirishima can be hellish due to his very simple, effective strategies for taking down opponents and easy invulnerability, but his poor speed and lack of projectiles leave him much less of a problem for better players unless they happen to have someone with no choice but to get directly in his range.
  • Spinning Piledriver: One of All Might's moves.
  • Tactical Rock–Paper–Scissors: The basic attacks can be broken down into "Normal" attacks, "Counter Attacks", and "Unblockable Attacks". Normal attacks are fast enough to bash through Unblockable Attacks, Counter Attacks will absorb Normal Attacks and hit back to break their combo, and Unblockable Attacks will smash through opposing Counter Attacks without giving a chance to retaliate.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: Characters can be customized with various accessories, including equipping them with another hero's mask or having Mineta holding on to them.
  • Wall Run: Battles aren't just confined to the floor: characters can also run and fight along the walls of the battlegrounds.


Example of: