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The Capturing Weapon (捕縛武器 Hobaku Buki?) is a weapon used by Shota Aizawa and Hitoshi Shinso.


Eraser Head using the capturing weapon effectively.

Shota's capturing weapon is a cloth-like equipment made from carbon fibers and a special metal alloy.[1] Shota wears it around his neck at all times.

He is able to manipulate the weapon to ensnare his targets and immobilize them. He uses the weapon as a powerful combo with his Erasure Quirk and as a precaution for Mutant-type Quirk users who are immune to his Quirk's nullification power.[2]

To use the capturing weapon in battle efficiently, Shota developed his fighting style: Binding Cloth style.[3] Shota Aizawa took six years to develop and master this style because he had to learn from scratch without a teacher.[4]


  • It was noted by Shota that it took him six years to master the capturing weapon.
  • This weapon appears to react towards Shota's Erasure Quirk in a way similar to his hair, although it's unknown why this happens.


  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 7 (p. 3) and Episode 6.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 14 (p. 6) and Episode 10.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 197 and Episode 92.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 214 and Episode 99.