"I know this is a great opportunity. And I know how stupid it must seem to throw it away... but this final tournament... everyone else made it here by their own strength. Yet I'm standing here, and I don't even know how or why. I just can't take it."
Mashirao has blond hair, very small eyes, a muscular build, and a large tail with a hairy tip. Unlike most students, he wears silver-colored sneakers instead of brown shoes in his uniform.
Mashirao's Hero costume is a white karate-like outfit with a partially furred collar and a hole behind for his tail.
Mashirao has a very calm and noble attitude as well as a very deep sense of dignity, which prevents him from accepting results that he doesn't feel were earned with his own abilities. He is also described as a hard worker.
He is sometimes considered to be "plain", which upsets him to an extent.
Quirk and Abilities
Tail (尻尾 Shippo?): Mashirao's Quirk gives him a strong, sturdy tail. He is incredibly adept at using it, having demonstrated creative abilities, such as whipping it down against the ground to give himself a speed boost.
Hand-to-Hand Combat: Ojiro mostly relies on hand-to-hand combat during battles and given his epithet, it can be assumed that he is a highly capable combatant. He also makes use of his Quirk during close quarters combat.
- Mashirao's U.A. data is as follows:
- In the First Popularity Poll, Mashirao ranked 14th.
- His name contains the kanji for tail (尾?), white (白?), monkey (猿?), and man (夫?).
- According to his profile in Volume 2, he likes martial arts.
- His hero costume bears an uncanny resemblance to Luke Skywalker's Farming outfit in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
- With his birthday taking place in late May (two days before Yuga's), Mashirao is the second oldest student in Class 1-A, as everyone was 15 when they started U.A.'s school year in early April.
- (To the audience of the Sports Festival) "I know this is a great opportunity. And I know how stupid it must seem to throw it away... but this final tournament... everyone else made it here by their own strength. Yet I'm standing here, and I don't even know how or why. I just can't take it."