Info from the Extra Pages of Volume 1
All Might Profile
Birthday: 10th June
Height: 220cm (7ft 2in)
Favorite Things: Yakushima cedars, movies
Behind the Scenes
Drawing a single frontal shot of him uses up one or two pen nibs. He's terrible for my fuel economy. I thought he was really cool when I first dew him, but at the meeting with the editorial department, they said, "Who'd look up to this old guy? I don't wanna be like him," and "Wouldn't he be better as a pretty boy?" My manga buddies said "Who's this weird, cheerful old dude?" But their criticism only fanned my flames. Thanks to them, now I give it my all when drawing him. So thanks guys
The whites of his eyes are all black when in his True Form (skinny). He's so gaunt they're perpetually in shadow. Only his pupils glisten, reflecting the true strength and the dignity of the "symbol of peace". It's like everything that his Muscle Form represents us condensed into those pupils. But I'm really not a good enough artist to properly express that. Sorry.
Izuku Midoriya Profile
Birthday: 17th July
Height: 166cm (5ft 5)
Favourite Thing: Katsudon
This guy started out in a one-shot that didn't end up getting serialized, but I felt like using him again, so he's largely unchanged. He may look a little plain for a protagonist, but when I tried covering one eye with a lock of hair, all I could think was, "Get a damned haircut." So I kept him plain.
I honestly think that the plainer he looks, the better
Katsuki Bakugo Profile
Birthday: 20th April
Height: 172cm (5ft 8in)
Favourite Things: All spicy food, Mountain Climbing
At first, I made him a natural-born genius who would inadvertently insult people, but that got pretty boring. So I went the other route and turned him into a nasty guy with an explosive personality. I'm glad he came out so unlikable.
His face just screams "I'm a rotten thief"
Katsuki: Why, I daresay anyone could pull off
He was like this at first. This version just made me angry though.
Ochaco Uraraka Profile
Birthday: 27th December
Height: 156cm (5ft 1in)
Favourite Things: Starry skies, Japanese food
I'd planned to have her appear with Izuku a lot, so she needed to be cheery enough to drive the conversations. She's unexpectedly brazen and frank. Proof that there's no hidden side to her, if you catch my drift. Early on, Mt. Lady (who appeared in chapter 1) was going to be the heroine, but when it comes to a girl who's only power is growing... Taking that to its logical conclusions just brought up all sorts of problems, and the character started getting pretty dark. So I changed her.
The moment when I came up with her name was the first time in my manga career when I thought myself a true genius. It's such a nuanced name.
Editor's Note: Her name literally means "Tea-girl Pretty-Day" with her last name being a homophone with one way to say "beautiful"
Tenya Iida Profile
Birthday: 22nd August
Height: 179cm (5ft 10in)
Favorite Things: Studying, Beef stew
A Character created near the end of the serialization meeting. I was more surprised than anyone when he started heading in a different direction than anticipated. I think he's the character I enjoy drawing most. Iida's Quirk originally belonged to a pro hero (in early drafts), but after a bit of consideration, I gave it to him. Go, Ida.
Shota Aizawa Profile
Birthday: 8th November
Height 183cm (6ft)
Favorite Thing: Cats
Behind the Scenes
A man who lives by the rule of rationality. I tried to think what sort of person one would become if every decision was made rationally, and this is what I came up with. Assuming one didn't care about social decency at all, of course.
I'm thinking his bedroom is completely bare
Thank you for reading Volume 1. This is a story I've been wanting to do for a while, so I'm really glad it got serialized.
The next volume is going to see an explosion of new characters, and i'll keep wracking my right hand at full throttle to make it a fun experience for everyone
Izuku: On the page to your left, you can find all the manga-drawing assistant heroes!!! They're often underappeciated and ignored, but they're really great guys and gals!!
Tenya: This wouldn't be possible without them!!
My ever-supportive staff. They're all perverts
Sasai - When I give him a job to do, he produces great things.
Neda - The hope of the no-good dimension.
Yokoyama - She does the laundry
Hinachiku - So dependable it's scary.
Horie - A lovely smile but wreathed in darkness
Fujiya - Te ultimate mood maker.
Takuo Nagoya - Really good at the job. From my hometown.
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