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I'm still searching for what it is I can do, exactly. Besides… there's one person who I wanted to have hear these songs. The one who needed to hear it all… was me!
Kazuho Haneyama to Rock in "True Self"

For this character's identity while being possessed by the Queen Bee, see Bee☆Pop.

Kazuho Haneyama ( () () (やま) (かず) () Haneyama Kazuho?) is a former Vigilante and freelance idol, known as Pop☆Step (ポップ☆ステップ Poppu☆Suteppu?) or simply Pop (ポップ Poppu?). She is one of the protagonists of My Hero Academia: Vigilantes.


In her civilian attire, Kazuho looks like a timid and shy young girl, mostly seen wearing a seifuku. Her hair, eyes, and skin are all mainly pink/magenta, with the hair being a tad messy while the eyes are normally concealed by the glare of her round glasses.

As a child, Kazuho's hair was much shorter, causing Koichi to mistake her for a boy.

When Kazuho wants to use her Quirk and express herself as her alter ego, Pop☆Step, she paints a black mask, ties her hair in pig-tails, and dresses in a devilish themed one-piece black leotard with a heart-shaped opening in the center of the chest and a smaller one in the back, where it's located just below two bat wings. In addition to it, she also wears a reddish-pink bow tie, a pair of silver pearl earrings, black elbow-length gloves, a black super-miniskirt with three hearts on the belt, and black knee-high boots.

After the time-skip, her appearance hardly changes except that now she is a little taller.[1] When she temporarily became the new host of Queen Bee, her vigilante costume was modified to be more villainous and more bee-themed; the costume was more revealing, she lost the mini-skirt, the devil wings were swapped for bee wings, and her tight stocking boots were replaced with looser knee boots. She also wore thick black eye shadow, lipstick, and nail polish, and her hair swept over her left eye.[2]

After being freed from her possession, she wears an eyepatch over her lost left eye, similar to Tamao Oguro.



Pop☆Step Introduction

Kazuho performing as her idol persona: Pop☆Step

Kazuho is a very logical and intellectual person; she acts as the brains of the vigilantes. She has a habit of berating both Koichi Haimawari and Knuckleduster when either of them acts up in a way that she disapproves of. She also constantly denies having any involvement with them to the police, even though she clearly does.

Kazuho is also guilty of being rather secretive, though it could be argued that this is for good reason, as Koichi finds out her family never knew about Narufest, which also suggests they were oblivious of her status as an unlicensed street performer or a vigilante.[3]

Koichi notes that she has difficulty apologizing, likening her to a child. She appears to act like a more moderate tsundere, mocking and insulting her allies despite clearly caring for Koichi. Despite this, she will still mock him for his attitudes and resignation to his situation, which she feels guilty for. Otherwise, particularly with Knuckleduster, she can be confrontational, somewhat aggressive, and territorial towards him. As an Idol, she appears to love singing and performing, despite not being particularly skilled or talented in either. She does her performances with lots of enthusiasm and seems to take pride in her appearance when she performs. This vanity seems to extend to her looks at all times, including when she is not dressed up. She once told Koichi that if he called her civilian attire plain, she would kill him.

Kazuho holding All Might Hoodie

Kazuho conflicted over her feelings for Koichi.

She feels guilt and is genuinely apologetic towards Koichi for an incident in the past, which resulted in her being saved by him, though at the cost of him missing an examination to attend a Hero High School, thus ending his dreams of becoming a Hero. While she wants to thank him for saving her and apologize for costing him his chance at being a Hero, she seems unable to do this easily, particularly around other people. Her crush on him also makes it even harder for her to speak to him about said topics without getting overly embarrassed.

Kazuho has shown to be somewhat unsure of her future, as upon seeing everyone else involved in Narufest eventually moving on with their lives, including Koichi planning to retire from vigilantism, she becomes lost and worried about being left alone again. She's eventually able to find a sense of expression through her music, however her innate jealously and self-deprecation towards Makoto Tsukauchi and her own crush on Koichi, allows her mental state to become vulnerable enough to be manipulated by Number 6 and become possessed by the Queen Bee.

After being freed from the Queen Bee's possession and waking up from her coma, Kazuho remains in a despondent manner while being reunited with Koichi. Regardless, she gains the courage to return the All Might hoodie he gave her years ago, though he doesn't recognise it. Shortly after however, Kazuho tearfully embraces Koichi in relief that he's okay. Over the following year, Kazuho manages to return back to a more positive mindset during her rehabilitation, and while she's been cleared as innocent from the damage she caused as Bee☆Pop, she still wishes to help make amends for what she did under the villain's control. She's now happy for Koichi and his new life as Captain Celebrity's sidekick: "The Skycrawler", with him finally being a hero like he always wanted. At the same time, she's been able to proceed with her own life, no longer troubled over her own feelings and concerns.[4]



Leap ( (ちょう) (やく) Chōyaku?): Kazuho's Quirk allows her to leap very high. She requires a solid surface to jump off of and the strength of her Quirk is decreased if she leaps from a non-solid surface, such as muddy ground. Her Quirk can cushion her landing after she leaps, but it won't cushion a normal fall.

Former Quirk[]

Queen Bee ( (じょ) (おう) (ばち) Joōbachi?): While under the possession of the Queen Bee, Kazuho, as Bee☆Pop, gave her control of a massive swarm of bees, which can also grow more hostile the more she sings. Nearly all the bees are destroyed by Koichi and Endeavor, while the host bee is removed from Kazuho at the hospital.

Battles & Events[]

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances[]

Vigilantes Beginnings Arc
1. "I'm Here" Debut
2. Takeoff Appears
3. Nice Guy Reborn Appears
4. Honesty Appears
5. Bee Appears
6. No Need to Hold Back Appears
6+ Alpha. Hero Conference Absent
6+ Beta. Hero Visit Absent
7. Top Runner Appears
7.5. Appearance Matters Appears
8. Him Appears
Stendhal Arc
9. Judgment Appears
9.5. Mask Absent
10. Scream Flashback
11. Crossing Lines Appears
Vs. Queen Bee Arc
12. Senpai Appears
13. Makoto/Truth Appears
14. MAJOR Appears
15. Playboy Appears
16. Mom Descends Appears
17. Tag Team! Appears
18. Force of Will Acceleration! Appears
19. Family Appears
20. Event Announcement! Appears
21. Ensemble, Assemble! Appears
22. The Day Of Appears
23. Daughter Appears
24. A Father-Daughter Talk Appears
25. Goodbye to Dad Appears
26. Tamao Appears
27. Business as Usual Appears
28. What a Man Takes with Him Appears
Osaka Incident Arc
29. Equipment Issues Appears
30. Cooperation Request Appears
31. Day-Tripping Down to Naniwa! Appears
32. Idols Keep Their Secrets! Appears
33. Stumbling into Nasty Business! Appears
34. Crabtastic Rampage! Appears
35. Blown-Up Hero?! See Ya Later! Appears
Sky Egg Arc
36. Must-Have Merchandise Appears
37. Public and Private Fantasy
38. High-Speed Appears
39. A Rational Man Appears
40. A Rational Team-Up Absent
41. Ultimate Move! Appears
42. Mixer Appears
43. Casanova Appears
44. One Outrageous Traveler Appears
45. The Man Returns Appears
46. Christmas Eve Hero Appears
47. Farewell Party! Appears
48. Investigation Start! Steamy Romance Spotted?! Appears
49. Zero Hour Appears
50. Defend the Tower! Appears
51. I Do What I Can Appears
52. Balloon Soul Appears
53. Limits and Catastrophe Absent
54. Hotline Appears
55. This Is a Hero!! Appears
56. I'm No Hero Absent
57. Explosive Man Absent
58. International Flight Home Appears
Final Performance Arc
66. Graduation and Career Path Appears
67. Professional / International / Spicy Curry Appears
68. I'd Better Not Lose Appears
69. Hero on the Scene Appears
70. True Self Appears
71. Thanks for the Guidance Appears
72. Searching for You Mentioned
73. The Queen Descends Mentioned
74. After the Storm Pictured
75. Letter Mentioned
76. Deadly Weapon Flashback
77. Strategy Flashback
78. Dispatch Flashback
79. Inferno Number Two Mentioned
80. Who's That, Now? Mentioned
81. Bee My Pop Appears
82. High-Speed Hero II Appears
83. Earthbound Perp Appears
84. Dreams of a Hero Appears
85. Questioning Flashback
Underground Masquerade Arc
86. Underground Fighting Tournament Mentioned
87. Rap Rap Rap Absent
88. Hidden Face, Bare Ears Absent
89. Super-Smashing Tiger Bunny! Absent
90. Team-Up in the Underground Absent
91. Dash Ahead to Plan B Absent
92. Might Signal Absent
93. Three-Second-Back-and-Forth Absent
94. Underground Roots Absent
94.5. Tanuma Report Pictured
Naruhata Lockdown Arc
95. Moon Appears
96. Negotiations Flashback
97. Pursuers Mentioned
98. Intentional Persuasion Technique Absent
99. Faceless Invasion Absent
100. Detonate! Absent
101. Soar into the Night Pictured
102. Intruder Appears
103. Should've Aimed for the Head Appears
104. This Face Appears
105. Commence Operation Escape Flashback
106. Crawler Chase Absent
107. Hundred-Hit Rush Fantasy
108. Things That Live in the Abyss Absent
109. Encirclement Absent
110. Careless Mentioned
111. Return of the Fist Flashback
112. The Ends to Miscalculation Absent
113. The Worst Villain Appears
114. Dogfight Absent
115. Conclusion to Power Flashback
116. The Final Lesson Mentioned
117. The Absolute Worst One Appears
118. Golden Age Fantasy
119. That's Why I'm... Flashback
120. Rootin' For Ya! Absent
121. Reinforcements Arrive Absent
122. One-Two Finish Absent
123. Bye Bye, Hero Appears
124. Forever Appears
125. Each of Our Futures Appears
126. The Skycrawler Rising Appears


  • Kazuho's given name contains the kanji for "harmony, peace, soften" ( kazu?) and "walk, a step" ( ho?), and her surname contains "feathers" ( ha?), "root, source" ( ne?) and "mountain" ( yama?).
  • Kazuho's favorite food is yogurt.
  • Her Vigilante's costume is based on Masakazu Katsura's Shadow Lady.[5]
  • She shares her birthday with Mashirao Ojiro.


  1. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 66.
  2. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 72.
  3. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 72.
  4. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 126.
  5. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Vol.1, Omake

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