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All this inconvenience is because our society’s still only half-baked. The needs of minorities ain’t being addressed by infrastructure, social programs, all that.
Kirihito Kamachi in "Public and Private"

Kirihito Kamachi ( (かま) () (きり) (ひと) Kamachi Kirihito?), known as Kamayan to his friends, is a former Villain Factory's Next-Level Villains from My Hero Academia: Vigilantes.[2] He is currently one of the managers at Hopper's Cafe.

Appearance

Before being turned into a Next-Level Villain, Kirihito Kamachi was a regular person. From what little is known about him before his transformation is that he had the face of a thug. He has prominent cheekbones, a bit pronounced sharp teeth, flat nose, eyes without pupils and lacking eyebrows, sticking-out ears and short and pointed black hair.[3]

Before and after his transformation.

After being kidnapped and modified by bio-engineering, and his Quirk was boosted and pushed to the limit, his body acquired physical characteristics of a mantis. While his chest remains mostly humanoid, although with insectoid characteristics, the lower part of his body has a mantis abdomen and four legs similar to the said insect. His arms became scythes-like limbs, and although his face remains the same, now he has chitinous protuberances and a pair of antennae.[4]

After the Timeskip, Kirihito wears a waiter uniform due to being a member of the Hopper's Café staff.[5]

Personality

According to his friends Ichiro Hotta and Jiro Hotta, Kirihito is not a very smart guy, who, despite their warnings, liked to consume the adulterated Trigger that for months was distributed on the streets and caused so much trouble.[6] Despite this he's really not a bad person, and actually has a lot of intelligent things to say about society and the way mutant Quirk users are treated. He laments his new mantis form, seeing it as nothing but a hindrance to his daily life.[7]

Due to his new appearance, he is especially susceptible to people prejudging him and treating him like a villain due to his mutations, yet he quite hypocrite because he has no problem to do the same thing to other people with mutated bodies, which is lamp shaded by others.

Likewise, he seems to be a person of refined tastes, enjoying tea times while listening music, and he values good manners and respect for personal privacy.[8]

Abilities

Kirihito bio-engineered and on Trigger.

Enhanced Strength: After being modified by the Villain Factory and doped with large doses of Trigger, the strength of Kirihito is considerable, to the point that it is capable of destroying the concrete of the streets with his scythes-like hands. Even so, he is easily defeated by Captain Celebrity, and once he stops taking Trigger, his strength is considerably reduced.

Enhanced Speed: Like his strength, Kirihito was given augmented speed when he was turned into a Next-Level Villain, to the point that he was able to match Koichi's.

Quirk

Mantis (カマキリ Kamakiri?): After being bio-engineered into a large humanoid mantis with very sharp claws; when boosted by Trigger this Quirk makes Kirihito much bigger and sharpens his claws.[9]

Relationships

Hotta Brothers

Kirihito has a good relationship with the brothers Ichiro and Jiro, who call him Kamayan affectionately. The brothers care for him and help him whenever they can, but they recognize that he is not very smart, and that he tends to exaggerate his complains.[10]

Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Osaka Incident Arc
29. Equipment Issues Debut
30. Cooperation Request Flashback
31. Day-Tripping Down to Naniwa! Absent
32. Idols Keep Their Secrets! Flashback
33. Stumbling into Nasty Business! Absent
34. Crabtastic Rampage! Absent
35. Blown-Up Hero?! See Ya Later! Absent
Sky Egg Arc
36. Must-Have Merchandise Absent
37. Public and Private Appears
38. High-Speed Appears
39. A Rational Man Absent
40. A Rational Team-Up Appears
41. Ultimate Move! Appears
42. Mixer Absent
43. Casanova Absent
44. One Outrageous Traveler Fantasy
45. The Man Returns Absent
46. Christmas Eve Hero Absent
47. Farewell Party! Absent
48. Investigation Start! Steamy Romance Spotted?! Absent
49. Zero Hour Absent
50. Defend the Tower! Absent
51. I Do What I Can Absent
52. Balloon Soul Absent
53. Limits and Catastrophe Absent
54. Hotline Absent
55. This Is a Hero!! Absent
56. I'm No Hero Fantasy
57. Explosive Man Absent
58. International Flight Home Absent
School Days Arc
59. Rain and Cloud Absent
60. Taking in a Stray Absent
61. Two as One Absent
62. Glass Sky Absent
63. Find That Resolve Absent
64. Fight On, Shota Absent
65. A Sky with No Rain Left Appears
Final Performance Arc
66. Graduation and Career Path Appears
67. Professional / International / Spicy Curry Absent
68. I'd Better Not Lose Absent
69. Hero on the Scene Absent
70. True Self Absent
71. Thanks for the Guidance Absent
72. Searching for You Appears
73. The Queen Descends Appears
74. After the Storm Appears
75. Letter Absent
76. Deadly Weapon Absent
77. Strategy Absent
78. Dispatch Appears
79. Inferno Number Two Absent
80. Who's That, Now? Absent
81. Bee My Pop Appears
82. High-Speed Hero II Absent
83. Criminal in the Midst Absent
84. Hero's Dreams Absent
85. Cross-Examination Absent
Underground Masquerade Arc
86. Masked Fighting Tournament Absent
87. RAP RAP RAP Absent
88. Hide Head, Don't Hide Ears Absent
89. Brawl! Tiger Bunny Absent
90. Team-Up in the Underground Absent
91. Running Plan B Absent
92. Might Signal Absent
93. Three Second Offense and Defense Absent
94. Rhizomes Fantasy
94.5. Tanuma Report Pictured
Naruhata Lockdown Arc
95. Moon Pictured
96. Negotiations Appears
97. Pursuers Absent
98. A Rational Persuasion Method Absent
99. Invasion of the Faceless Absent
100. Super Explosion! Absent
101. Fly at Night Absent
102. Intruder Absent
103. Aim for the Head Absent
104. This Face Absent
105. Escape Start Flashback
106. Chase of Crawlers Absent
107. A Hundred Hits Absent
108. The Variant Absent
109. Culmination Absent
110. Careless Appears
111. Return of the Fist Absent
112. The Old-Timer Absent

Trivia

  • Kirihito's name is composed of the kanji for "sickle, scythe" ( kama?), "pond" ( chi?), the kanji for the paulownia tree (桐 kiri), and "humanity, virtue" ( hito?).
  • Kirihito's name contains references to the Japanese word for "mantis" (カマキリ kamakiri?).

References

  1. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 94.5.
  2. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 29.
  3. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 32.
  4. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 29.
  5. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 66.
  6. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 32.
  7. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 37.
  8. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 40.
  9. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 29.
  10. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 32.

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