U.A is constantly preparing new barriers for you children. All in the hopes of getting you to push past your limits. In order to overcome it all without faltering... it's essential for each of you to have concrete goals in mind. Saying "I guess I wanna be a Hero"... won't be enough to scale the mountains that lie ahead.
Chiyo Shuzenji to Izuku Midoriya in "Stripping the Varnish"

Chiyo Shuzenji ( (しゅう) (ぜん) () () () Shūzenji Chiyo?),[1] also known as Youthful Heroine: Recovery Girl (妙齢ヒロイン リカバリーガール Myōrei Hiroin Rikabarī Gāru?),[2] is a nurse at U.A. High School. She has two offices; one located in U.A. High School and one in the Sports Festival Stadium.


Chiyo is a short, elderly woman with gray hair styled into a netted bun, a large syringe poking diagonally out of it to the left. She has a notably small nose and eyes which are usually drawn as two little dashes, and a long mouth with defined nasolabial folds.

She wears a doctor's lab coat and a dress with yellow and red vest-like designs on either side, two yellow buttons, and a belt with a pink “R”-shaped buckle. She wears pink boots and has a helmet around the sides of her head, a purple-tinted visor joining it over her eyes. In addition, she walks with a cane designed like a syringe that she can also use for healing the injured.


Chiyo has a very kind and compassionate personality, where she treats everyone kindly, though she does have a strict and reproaching attitude towards those that have done something foolish. She's mostly like this with All Might for not teaching Izuku how to use his Quirk properly or with Izuku for using his Quirk recklessly.


Medical expertise: After the battle between Izuku Midoriya and Shoto Todoroki, Izuku's hand was too damaged to be healed by Recovery Girl's Quirk alone, so she had to perform surgery. This suggests that she is actually a professional doctor with proper knowledge of medical science.


Heal ( (いや) Iyashi?): Chiyo's Quirk allows her to amplify and speed up the human body's natural healing process by planting a kiss on the injured person. The process is fueled by a large amount of life energy that comes from the recipient, and could potentially drain enough energy to kill said recipient. She also seems to be able to stretch her lips to an abnormal length.

With this Quirk, she is able to quickly heal broken bones in several limbs in a matter of seconds. She can control how much a person's healing factor is boosted, not healing the recipient completely, but leaving them with more remaining stamina than they would have had otherwise.

This Quirk is not able to regrow lost body parts.[3]


1/5 E
1/5 E
5/5 A
5/5 A
4/5 B
Chiyo's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

1/6 E
1/6 E
5/6 A
5/6 A
6/6 S
Chiyo's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Chapter Appearances

Entrance Exam Arc
1. Izuku Midoriya: Origin Absent
2. Roaring Muscles Absent
3. Entrance Exam Absent
4. Starting Line Debut
Quirk Apprehension Test Arc
5. Smashing into Academia Absent
6. What I Can Do For Now Absent
7. Costume Change? Flashback
Battle Trial Arc
8. Rage, You Damned Nerd Absent
9. Deku vs. Kacchan Absent
10. Breaking Bakugo Absent
11. Bakugo's Starting Line Appears
U.S.J. Arc
12. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Appears
13. Rescue Training Absent
14. Encounter with the Unknown Absent
15. Vs. Absent
16. Know Your Enemies Absent
17. Game Over Absent
18. Heroes' Counterattack Absent
19. All Might Absent
20. The World of Pros Absent
21. In Each of Our Hearts Appears
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Absent
23. Roaring Sports Festival Absent
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Absent
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Absent
26. Chase Down the Leader Absent
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Absent
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Absent
29. Unaware Absent
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Absent
31. The Boy Born with Everything Absent
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Absent
33. Shinso's Situation Absent
34. Victory or Defeat Appears
35. Battle On, Challengers! Absent
36. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Absent
37. Midoriya and Endeavor Absent
38. Todoroki vs. Midoriya Mentioned
39. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Absent
40. Emancipation Appears
41. Fight On, Ida! Appears
42. Final-Match Time Absent
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Absent
44. Relaxing Day Off Absent
Final Exams Arc
60. Gear Up For Final Exams Absent
61. The Worst Combo Appears
62. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Appears
63. Yaoyorozu Rising Absent
64. The Task at Hand Appears
65. Wall Flashback
66. Midoriya's Observations Appears
67. Stripping the Varnish Absent
68. Encounter Absent
69. Interview with Midoriya Absent
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Absent
123. Unrivaled Absent
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Absent
125. Overhaul Absent
126. Open Up, World Absent
127. Sir Nighteye and Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata and All Might Absent
128. Boy Meets... Absent
129. Eri Absent
130. Listen to the Truth Flashback
131. Fighting Fate Absent
132. The Plan Absent
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
135. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
136. Close at Hand!! Absent
137. Restraint!! Absent
138. Go!! Absent
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Absent
140. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Absent
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Absent
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Absent
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Absent
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
153. Transform! Absent
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Absent
156. The Power of Those Saved Absent
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Absent
159. It's Over!! Absent
160. Expressway Absent
161. Bright Future Appears
162. Suitable One Appears
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Absent
186. Endeavor and Hawks Absent
187. Flaming Roar! vs. Nomu: High-End Absent
188. Your Father, the Number One Hero Absent
189. Why He Gets Back Up Absent
190. His Start Absent
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Absent
192. The Todoroki Family Flashback
193. Vestiges Absent
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies Over U.A. High! Absent
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Absent
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Absent
198. Known Where You Stand When It Counts!! Absent
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Absent
200. Clever Commander! Absent
201. Foresight Absent
202. Match 3 Absent
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Absent
204. Tuning Up Absent
205. Detour Absent
206. Match 3 Conclusion Appears
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Absent
210. The One For All Dream Absent
211. That Which Is Inherited Absent
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Absent
213. Realm of Souls Absent
214. Our Brawl Absent
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Absent
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion Absent
217. The New Power and All For One Absent


  • Recovery Girl's name contains the characters for discipline (修 shū), virtuous (善 zen), healing (治 chi) and provide (与 yo).
  • Recovery Girl's family name comes from "修繕"(Shūzen "repaire"), and "修善寺"(Shuzenji, a town in Shizuoka known by Shuzenji Onsen, Japanese famous hot spring.)
  • Recovery Girl's second English voice actress, Luci Christian, also voices Ochaco Uraraka.
  • Recovery Girl shares her birthday with Tomura Shigaraki, Naomasa Tsukauchi, and Kesagiriman.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 8, Omake
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 4 (p. 9).
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 231.

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