"I got 84!! Pretty awesome, huh? See, the simpler you are, the better!"

Hanta Sero to his classmates in "After the Results..."

Hanta Sero ( () () (はん) () Sero Hanta?) is a student at U.A. High School training to become a Pro Hero.


Hanta is a tall, lean young man with dark hair with spiked ends. He has black, almond shaped eyes and very large teeth that usually dominate his grin. According to Katsuki Bakugo[1] and Midnight[2], Hanta has a plain face. His elbows have the shape of cylindrical tape dispensers, from which he fires his Tape Quirk from.

His hero costume consists of a black full body suit with white designs across his mid-torso. The sleeves are left short so Hanta can effectively use his Quirk. He has white bands around his waist and thighs and sports white boots with an orange trim. His sleeves end with a matching orange trim and he has two orange shoulder pads shaped like his elbows. He completes his outfit with a helmet similar in shape to a tape dispenser. 


Hanta is a very friendly person and has proven to be one of the more sociable members of Class 1-A. He can be loud and showy at times, often trying to impress his peers with his Quirk. Oftentimes, Sero is the only person to call his classmates out when they are acting crazy. He is quite humorous and often takes part in making jokes with his classmates. However, when push comes to shove, Hanta is a brave hero in training who wishes to prosper on his own while helping others do the same. He easily makes friends with those around him and is shown to be a very laidback guy.



Tape (テープ Tēpu): Hanta's Quirk allows him to eject cellophane tape like material from his elbows, as well as retract it. It appears to be somewhat sturdier than regular tape. His Quirk allows him to wrap up people like rope, use it to swing large distances and get up to high places, create traps that can capture people, and he can also make both sides sticky. He has also displayed the ability to fire off multiple strands of tape from his elbows at the same time. Overusing his Quirk dries out his skin and seems to cause him a certain level of pain.


1/5 E
4/5 B
4/5 B
3/5 C
5/5 A
Hanta's stats, according to the Official Character Book

Battles & Events

U.A. Sports Festival Arc

Final Exams Arc


  • Hanta's known U.A. data is as follows:
  • Hanta's name is a pun on "セロハンテープ" (serohantēpu) meaning "cellophane tape".
  • Hanta likes oranges, soy beans, and other foods that look healthy.[4]
  • Hanta's abilities resemble those of Marvel's Spider-Man, with Hanta's tape being used for similar purposes as Spider-Man's webs, such as swinging through buildings and restraining enemies.


  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 30 (p. 6).
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 34 (p. 13).
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 60.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 4.

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U.A. High School
Class 1-A Students Denki KaminariEijiro KirishimaFumikage TokoyamiHanta SeroIzuku MidoriyaKatsuki BakugoKoji KodaKyoka JiroMashirao OjiroMezo ShojiMina AshidoMinoru MinetaMomo YaoyorozuOchaco UrarakaRikido SatoShoto TodorokiTenya IidaToru HagakureTsuyu AsuiYuga Aoyama
Class 1-B Students Hiryu RinIbara ShiozakiItsuka KendoJuzo HonenukiJurota ShishidaKinoko KomoriKojiro BondoKosei TsuburabaManga FukidashiNeito MonomaNirengeki ShodaPony TsunotoriReiko YanagiSen KaibaraSetsuna TokageShihai KuroiroTetsutetsu TetsutetsuTogaru KamakiriYosetsu AwaseYui Kodai
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