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The world's an unfair place. You'll receive none of the commendations... that you might have otherwise, but... at least... as someone invested in protecting the peace... I can thank you!
Kenji Tsuragamae to Izuku, Tenya, and Shoto for defeating Stain in "Climax"

This article is about the Chief of Police. For the League of Villains member known as Magne, see Kenji Hikiishi.

Kenji Tsuragamae ( (つら) (がまえ) (けん) () Tsuragamae Kenji?) is the chief of the Police Force.


Kenji is a very tall, sturdily built man with the head of a beagle. The area around his eyes and his ears is a dark brown, the two sides separated by a tan line which runs down his forehead, widening at his muzzle, which is flecked with pale brown. He has a large, black nose and dark eyes, and, although the rest of his body is of normal human shape, his skin appears to be the same tan color as most of his face.

He wears a suit, consisting of a dress shirt, and waistcoat, over which he wears an unbuttoned black blazer and matching dress pants underneath. He has a belt with a large buckle and a black and white tie that resembles a dalmatian’s coat.


As the Chief of the Police Force, he carries himself in an official manner befitting the position, except for his "woof" tic. While he is rigid in his following of the rule of law, he is still very flexible in its enforcement, as he is willing to explain how to avoid punishment to younger heroes. He gives respect to those who have done a good job, thanking Izuku Midoriya, Shoto Todoroki, and Tenya Ida for stopping Stain, even though they broke the law by using their Quirks without official clearance. He also has the habit of saying dog-related puns, acknowledging his physical appearance.


Vs. Hero Killer Arc

At the Hosu General Hospital, Kenji meets with the recovering Izuku, Shoto, and Tenya, alongside Gran Torino and Manual. He tells them about Stain's condition and how he is being treated. He then tells them that, since the appearance of Quirks, the Police Force refused to employ Quirk users out of fear that Quirks would be used as weapons and that was why heroes rose up to fill that position, but only if they followed strict rules and morals, as even young heroes like them must know they are not ready to take such roles, as they may harm others with their Quirks if they are not with their guardian or supervisors.

Even if it was the Hero Killer, it would still be considered breaking the law. As such, he tells them that they and their guardians will have to receive punishment. Furious, Shoto says that Tenya and Native would have been killed by Stain had they done nothing. Kenji comments on Shoto's behavior, questioning whether that means it's alright to break the law as long as everything turns out fine. He then says that this was just his opinion as a member of the Police Force, and stated that they would have been punished had there been an official disclosure. Should that have happened, the young heroes would have likely been commended by the public, but their punishments would become unavoidable. Since there were limited people aware of the events that happened and few heroes on the scene, he chose to create a cover-up story of Endeavor defeating the Hero Killer so they could avoid punishment, admitting that he did not want the young heroes getting into trouble.

The students and their supervisors agree to this course of action. Kenji acknowledges that it's unfair for them not to receive any praise for what they did, but says that while he cannot justify their actions legally, he still bows to the students and thanks them for keeping the peace.[1]

Chapter Appearances

Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
46. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Absent
47. Struggling Absent
48. Getting the Knack Absent
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
50. Kill 'Em Dead Absent
51. No, Knock It Off, Ida Absent
52. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students Absent
53. From Todoroki to Ida Absent
54. Re: Ingenium Absent
55. Conclusion?! Absent
56. Conclusion Debut
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Absent
58. Internship's End Absent
59. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Absent
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild, Pussycats Absent
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Absent
73. Good Evening Absent
74. Smoke Signal Absent
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Okay Flashback
78. Whirling Chaos Absent
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheaval Absent
82. What a Twist! Absent
83. Loss Absent
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Ida to Midoriya Absent
85. Nothing but Fools Absent
86. Before the Storm Absent
87. Clash Absent
88. All For One Absent
89. All for a Certain One Absent
90. Reach Out Flashback
91. Symbol of Peace Absent
92. One For All Absent
93. One For All's Ember Absent
94. From Teacher to Disciple Absent
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
96. Home Visits Absent
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Absent
U.A. School Festival Arc
169. School Festival Absent
170. With Eri Appears
171. Gentle and La Brava Absent
172. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 1) Absent
173. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 2) Absent
174. Golden Tips Imperial Absent
175. Morning, the Day Of Absent
176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
177. At the Construction Site Absent
178. The Woman Called La Brava Absent
179. School Festival Start!! Absent
180. Unbeknownst Absent
181. For Someone Else Absent
182. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
183. Festival All Day Long!! Absent


  • His surname, Tsuragamae, contains the kanji for “face/surface” ( tsura?) and “build/posture” ( kamae?), which collectively means “facial expression”. His given name, Kenji, means “dog” ( ken?) and “heir/succeed” ( shi?).
  • Kenji might be inspired by McGruff the Crime Dog.
  • Kenji's appearances and character is very similar to that of Doggie Kruger and Anubis Cruger from Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger and its adaptation Power Rangers S.P.D..
  • Kenji shares his first name with Magne. However, both names are composed of different characters and thus have different spellings.


  • (To Izuku, Tenya, and Shoto for defeating Stain) "The world's an unfair place. You'll receive none of the commendations... that you might have otherwise, but... at least... as someone invested in protecting the peace... I can thank you!"[2]


  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 56 and Episode 31.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 56 (p. 19).

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