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Are you not keen on being interviewed, Himiko Toga? I'm afraid that's too bad. I haven't backed down from a good story ever since my first year in this biz. So I hope you understand, Himiko Toga, that I will strip you bare.
Chitose Kizuki to Himiko Toga in "Interview with a Vampire"

Chitose Kizuki ( () (づき) () (とせ) Kizuki Chitose?)[1] also known by the code name Curious (キュリオス Kyuriosu?), was the executive director of Shoowaysha Publishing who was also secretly a leading member of the modern Meta Liberation Army. She is one of the main antagonists of the Meta Liberation Army Arc.


Chitose was a woman with long, pale lilac hair, worn parted to her right side, full lips and pale blue skin. Her eyes were unusual, in that her sclera was completely black whereas her eye irises were green, and her pupils were completely black. And they were framed by notably long eyelashes, wrinkles, and small eyebrows.

She wore gold earrings, a navy blue, shoulderless dress with long sleeves and an X-shaped belt with a circular buckle around her waist. For the Revival Party, Chitose also donned an unbuttoned, salmon-colored jacket with black fur around the collar and hem. She sported light colored laced high boots.



Chitose's overzealous curiosity.

As described by her Liberation Army code name, Chitose was an immensely curious woman who is highly invested in her journalistic pursuits. Due to taking Rikiya Yotsubashi's advice to heart, she believed that stories based on face-to-face interviews were the best way to influence readers, treating even battles as an opportunity to ask questions about one's personality and motivations. As a publisher executive director, Chitose claimed to have never given up on getting a good story ever since her early days in the journalism industry, fondly looking back on them occasionally.

Chitose had been inspired to claim the hearts of the people with her stories, all for the sake of the Meta Liberation Army.[2] Despite this, she was very callous about the lives of her soldiers, utilizing her Quirk to turn them into walking bombs as a battle strategy and describing it as a selfless act from their part.

Despite being uninterested in the League of Villains, Chitose greatly desired to learn about Himiko Toga, having shown an obsessive interest in the circumstances behind her descent into madness. Chitose knew many details about Himiko's life prior to becoming a criminal and had wished to create an article that brought her background as a villain to light.

Due to her immense curiosity and overzealous/obsessive nature, Chitose’s mentality even caused her to outright lose her sense of danger, as seen when despite being in the battlefield against Himiko Toga and nearly being stabbed and cut by her knife attacks, Chitose was not at all alarmed or even afraid for her life and simply continued to excitedly interview Himiko. Even when she was falling to her death upon being affected by Zero Gravity, instead of feeling fear or trying to save her life, Chitose instead ecstatically proclaimed on how interesting her article on Himiko was going to be and excitedly laughed on how wonderful her lines were for her latest work and being completely oblivious to her fall and her impending death.



Young Chitose with Rikiya

At some point she met Rikiya and joined the Meta Liberation Army. During a meeting with him, he read an article that she wrote and told him that writing articles based on rumors would not interest readers, advising her to interview her subjects, as an article to guide public opinion must contain human heart.[2]

Meta Liberation Army Arc

Koku and Chitose welcome the League to Deika City.

Chitose is present alongside the other leaders of the Meta Liberation Army during a meeting where Re-Destro declares their intention to destroy the League of Villains. During the meeting, she brings up how Detnerat had recently entered the Hero Industry.[3]

At the start of the Revival Celebration, Chitose confronts Himiko, recognizing her for the string of bloodletting murders she's connected to. Chitose suggests a headline about the high schooler's fall into madness, but Himiko angrily rejects it.[4]

Chitose and her squad ready to "interview" Himiko.

Chitose proceeds to battle Himiko, attacking her in-mass with her comrades in order to corner her, all the while "interviewing" her on her reasons for becoming a villain and she proceeded on shedding light on Himiko's past prior to joining the League and expressing extreme interest and curiosity regarding her reasons for abandoning her normal life, where and how she obtained her survival and combat skills and the reasons for Himiko's descent into madness, even going as far as using her own subordinates as human bombs in order to further corner Himiko and prevent her from transforming by detonating their ingested blood inside her body in order for their "interview" to go unhindered.

As Himiko attempts to escape, Chitose continues to goad her, promising to go public with the tragic story of Himiko's downfall in order to demonstrate the righteousness of the Army's objective. When Himiko transforms into Ochaco Uraraka, Chitose dismisses it as her final attempt to "look cute" before her death but is caught off guard when Himiko activates Zero Gravity to levitate her into the air alongside her soldiers. Bewildered, Chitose assumes that Himiko's fear of death has allowed her Quirk to spontaneously evolve in power.

Chitose is killed by Himiko.

When Himiko replies that she’s wrong and that Himiko only wants to "love" even more, Chitose begins saying that this would be her best headline ever before Himiko deactivates Zero Gravity, sending Chitose and her henchmen plummeting bloodily into the ground.[5] Her death was later reported to the rest of her comrades who all mourned her.[6]

After her death and defeat of the Meta Liberation Army, Chitose's death was then covered up by the newly formed Paranormal Liberation Front by her comrades and her "accidental" demise was notably published to the public via mass media to hide the incident of Meta Liberation Army's battle against the League of Villains.


Meta Liberation Army

She was a valued member of the Army and they were distraught at her death, with Re-Destro shedding tears at her demise.[6]

Himiko Toga

Chitose fascinated by Himiko.

Chitose admits she's intrigued by Himiko's backstory. She is downright obsessive with the idea of interviewing her, even in the middle of a deadly battle between the two; and she's quite amazed to watch her get more and more deranged as their fight goes on.

Chitose wants to know how and why a nice girl like Himiko became a serial killer and says she has already interviewed her parents and her former high school friends. Chitose wants to use her influence to turn Himiko into a martyr that was shunned and repressed by the hero society, which led to her becoming a villain, furthering the agenda of the Meta Liberation Army.[2]

She nearly kills Himiko by overwhelming her with numbers and hitting her with her Quirk repeatedly but is caught off guard when Himiko transforms into Ochaco and uses Zero Gravity to levitate her into the air and drop her from a lethal height. Even so, all she can think about is how amazing the article about Himiko she'll write is going to be, smiling in pure euphoria while falling and being completely oblivious to her impending death.[5]


Overall Abilities: Chitose was a capable fighter and an excellent team leader in battle. She preferred to have her followers do most of the fighting for her in order to draw her opponents into traps laid down by her Quirk. To compensate for her close range weakness, she wielded a transformable chainring manufactured by Detnerat.

News Publication Executive: Chitose was the Executive Director of Shoowaysha Publishing, meaning she had a strong influence over the news updates distributed to the public.

  • Immense Resources: Due to her position, Chitose was shown to possess access to many sources of intellect which allowed her to easily gather information without arousing suspicion from the government, this being shown when she managed to gather detailed information about Himiko's background, family, friends and personal history without difficulty, even managing to interview her former associates. Chitose has also stated that she researched the background information of each League member prior to their confrontation with them.

Leadership Skill: Chitose was one of the Top Commanders of the new Meta Liberation Army, a military force that consists of over 100,000 members.

Meta Ability

Landmine ( () (らい) Jirai?): Chitose's Meta Ability allowed her to bestow explosive properties on anything she touched, be it an object or a living being. A single landmine was not strong enough to be lethal, but she was capable of creating numerous landmines to make up for this weakness.[2]


2/6 D
3/6 C
3/6 C
4/6 B
Interview Skills
5/6 A
Chitose's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book


Curious Flattener (キュリオスパンク Kyuriosu Panku?, lit. "Curious Puncture"): Manufactured by Detnerat Co., Chitose's chain ring appears as an ordinary bracelet until activated, at which point it rapidly transforms into a thick, brick-shaped gauntlet with four wedged protrusions on the front.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Debut
219. Go, Slidin' Go! Absent
220. My Villain Academia Absent
221. Memento from All For One Absent
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Absent
223. Cockroaches Appears
224. Revival Party Appears
225. Interview with a Vampire Appears
226. Bloody Love Death
227. Sleepy Mentioned
228. Wounded Soul Mentioned
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Absent
231. Path Absent
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Mentioned
234. Destruction Sense Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Pictured
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Absent
259. A Quiet Beginning Absent
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be with You Guys!! Absent
264. One's Justice Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Absent
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Absent
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Absent
288. Save Takeo!! Absent
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Flashback
290. Dabi's Dance Absent
291. Thanks For Going Strong Absent
292. Threads of Hope Absent
293. Hero-Saturated Society Absent
294. Final Performance Absent
295. Tenacious Absent
296. Hellish Hell Absent
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Pictured
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Absent
300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Absent
301. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 1 Absent
302. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 2 Absent
303. Top Three Absent
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Absent
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
306. The Final Act Begins Absent
U.A. Traitor Arc
335. Zygotes Absent
336. Villain Absent
337. A Disposable Life Absent
338. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 1 Absent
339. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 2 Absent
340. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 3 Absent
341. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part Minus 1 Flashback
342. The Extreme Quiet Before the Storm Absent

Anime Appearances

Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Absent
90. Vestiges Absent
91. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
92. Make It Happen, Shinso! Absent
93. Operation New Improv Moves Absent
94. Foresight Absent
95. Match 3 Absent
96. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
97. Early Bird! Absent
98. That Which Is Inherited Absent
99. Our Brawl Absent
100. The New Power and All For One Absent
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
103. One Thing at a Time Absent
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Absent
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
106. The Unforgiven Absent
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Absent
108. My Villain Academia Debut
109. Revival Party Death
110. Sad Man's Parade Absent
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Pictured
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent


  • Shoowaysha Publishing is a parody of the actual Shueisha, the publisher of Shonen Jump, but it's spelled with different kanji and romanised in an alternative way.
  • Chitose's first name is composed of the kanji for "placement, deposit, leave behind" ( chi?) and "year" ( tose?), and her last name contains "spirit, mind, heart" ( ki?) and "moon" ( dzuki?).
  • Chitose's Meta Ability shared similarities to the power possessed by the Stand Killer Queen from the manga/anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Both Landmine and Killer Queen give ordinary objects explosive properties, but the two also have differences.
    • Landmine causes the object to explode while Killer Queen causes the victim to explode and disintegrate, leaving the object unchanged and all evidence erased.
    • Landmine can also bestow explosive properties to multiple objects at once, while Killer Queen can only use one bomb at a time.
    • Landmine can simply be activated at will, but Killer Queen must make an impression of pressing a handheld detonator to activate a bomb at all.
  • Chitose was the only woman amongst the Meta Liberation Army executives.
    • She was also the only executive of the MLA to have been killed in battle.
  • Similar to her teammates and team-name, several of Chitose's character design/traits seems to be based from characters from Marvel Comics.
    • Her blue skin being directly taken from mutant villain and revolutionary, Mystique.
    • Her battle against Himiko Toga serving as a direct irony to the fact that Himiko's Quirk is similar to the mutant powers of another blue-skinned villain, Copycat.


  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 223.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 225 and Episode 109.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 218 and Episode 109.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 224 and Episode 109.
  5. 5.0 5.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 226 and Episode 109.
  6. 6.0 6.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 227.

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