My Hero Academia features a spin-off manga called My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, which takes place a few years before the start of the main series.
Even so, his most recent chapter may have just revealed a major death that may clear some doubts from fans’ minds.
Warning: spoilers below!
Chapter 64 of My Hero Academia: Vigilantes showed some of the character Shota Aizawa’s past and his life as a student at UA Academy. Anyone who has followed the series for some time, knows that he always mentioned a friend from the past, called Oboro Shirakumo.
In this chapter, Shirakumo was unable to defeat a villain and Aizawa decided to face him. He also struggled, but his spirit changed after hearing some encouraging words from his friend.
It was enough to make Aizawa succeed in defeating his opponent. However, his joy was short-lived: first, he discovered that his friend’s words came, in fact, were reproduced by a tape recorder. Then, while searching the battle site, he found some debris with various bloodstains. The character then deduces that Shirakumo may actually be dead.
Yes, we are talking about a series in which the characters can suddenly return and the manga did not make that very clear. However, it is very likely that Shirakumo really went for the better.
This explains why Aizawa and also Hizashi Yamada, the Present Mic, do not like to touch on this subject within the main series. After all, they probably witnessed the death of their friend, who died tragically before he even became a professional hero.
About My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia, also called Boku No Hero Academia, is one of the most important manga and anime of recent times. Written by Kohei Horikoshi, the story shows young Izuku Midoriya, who lives in a world where almost everyone has superpowers, known as quirks, but he doesn’t have those skills.
Even without powers, Midoriya saves the life of his childhood friend and future rival, Katsuki Bakugo, and receives the quirk of the greatest of all superheroes, All Might. He then goes on to train at a school to develop his powers, in addition to facing villains who also have special abilities.
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The manga started to be published in 2014, with the anime coming in 2015. Currently the story is in its third season, a film entitled My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, was also produced and takes place between the second and third season. The fourth year of the anime began airing in Japan in October 2019.
The anime can also be viewed on the Crunchyroll streaming service.