"The best innovators out there... are unconstrained by convention."

Power Loader to Izuku Midoriya in "The Girl Called Mei Hatsume"

Higari Maijima ( () (じま) () (がり) Maishima Higari?), also known as Excavation Hero "Power Loader", is a Pro Hero faculty member at U.A. High School.


Higari is a small, skinny man with long orange hair who is always seen wearing a helmet over his face. His hands appear to be the largest part of his body, disproportional to his rather small frame.

His hero costume consists of his signature yellow helmet that's hooked up to a large steel appliance behind him. This metal device supports his body and has two large arms attached to it. Power Loader also sports blue pants and black shoes.


Higari is a strict teacher who desires to see his students excel without constraint. He has a love/hate relationship with Mei Hatsume, being easily angered by her carelessness and frequently threatening her with bans from the Development Studio, but acknowledging her inventiveness and productivity.


Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc

Power Loader saves Mashirao

Power Loader rescues the students

Tenya Iida of Class 1-A rushes to U.A. in order to gather Pro Heroes who can save his classmates who are under attack at the Unforeseen Simulation Joint. Power Loader is among the faculty members who join Tenya and Principal Nezu to go to the U.S.J.[1] Once there, Power Loader rescues Mashirao Ojiri from the conflagration zone. [2]

Final Exams Arc

Power Loader is present for the faculty meeting where the teachers agree to change the practical portion of the Final Exams. He is placed against Mashirao and Tenya. He and the other teachers explain the changes to the exam to the students of Class 1-A. [3][4]

Tenya and Mashirao vs Power Loader

Power Loader vs Tenya and Ojiro.

In the third practical test matchup, Power Loader creates dozens of pitfalls in a dirt field that Team Iida and Ojiro struggle to cross. Tenya uses his Recipro Burst technique to cross the field faster then the holes form, but Power Loader confronts him halfway across. Using his quick thinking and Recipro Extend move, Tenya sends Ojiro flying past Power Loader and through the escape gate. Afterwards, Power Loader congratulates Tenya on a good plan and passing the practical test.[5][6]

Hero License Exam Arc

Quirk and Abilities

Iron Claws: His fingers are tipped with metallic claws that he uses to burrow underground.

Costume Development: Power Loader is the teacher responsible for U.A.'s Costume Development Studio. He is a licensed developer and thus, has knowledge about creating, upgrading and maintaining hero costumes.

5/5 A
3/5 C
2/5 D
4/5 B
3/5 C
Power Loader's stats, according to the Official Character Book

Equipment and Weapons


Final Exams Arc


  • In beta design, his real name was Higari Umeshima (埋島 干狩 Umeshima Higari?) and his hero name was "Sinker".
  • Power Loader likes cars.[7]
  • His helmet's design has several similarities to Machinedramon


  • (To Izuku Midoriya) "The best innovators out there... are unconstrained by convention."[8]


  1. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 22
  2. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 13
  3. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 61
  4. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 34
  5. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 67
  6. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 35
  7. My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive
  8. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 101, Page 11

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