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Gantetsu (?) is a character from My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions.


Gantetsu is an elderly man of relatively tall height. He has a full and medium-sized beard over the jaw and chin, meeting with the sideburns; a big mustache, bushy eyebrows, and short and tall haircut. Due to his age, his facial hair is almost completely whitened, although his beard has a striped pattern that shows that his hair was originally dark. He has a scar on his face that runs from his right ear to his nose.

Gantetsu wears the uniform of a Japanese cook with a kanji on its back, a haramaki, and a headband with a kanji covering his left eye. He also wears geta sandals. A characteristic element of his appearance is that he usually carries a long wooden pole with him.



Gantetsu is a man of recognized stubbornness and obstinate personality. He is not talkative person but he makes things clean when he does. He takes his job as a cook very seriously, demanding professionalism and dedication, not hesitating to criticize those who don't do his job well.

Although strict and harsh on his criticisms, Gantetsu can give those who do poorly another chance as long as they show that they are truly willing to improve, and he has no problem congratulating on a job well done. He too he is a grateful person towards those who help him, inviting them to eat at his restaurant as thanks.


For some time, a person had been trying to convince him to sell him his restaurant, but Gantetsu always refused.

One day, Shoto Todoroki, Denki Kaminari, Inasa Yoarashi, and Seiji Shishikura arrive at his restaurant after mistaking it for the office of the hero Gantetsu. Believing they wanted to be his apprentice, Gantetsu had them cook soba to test their abilities, being very disappointed by what they cooked and asking them to leave. The four students demanded another chance, and he accepted, this time being impressed by the udon dish they prepared and congratulating them on it.

That day, the person who wanted to buy his business came back and asked him to sell his restaurant again, but Gantetsu refused again. Tired by the chef's stubbornness, the individual orders two villains to attack him, but the four students come to his defense and defeat them without breaking a sweat.

When everything is settled, Gantetsu realizes that the four are actually hero students, and that they confused the addresses of the Gantetsu hero's office with his restaurant. Even so, he is grateful to them that they had saved him, and he invites them to eat at his restaurant whenever they want.[1]


  1. My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions Manga: Chapter 5.

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