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I’m sorry! I was… too scared… to run over here! Sorry! So sorry! But then! That lady stood up and said that stuff! I… I had to try because I wanna be like you! That’s why… I am here! Get it? You don’t gotta cry anymore! You’ll be okay!
Kota Izumi to Izuku Midoriya in "The Bonds of One For All"

Kota Izumi ( (いず) () (こう) () Izumi Kōta?) is Shino Sosaki’s cousin once removed and the son of the now-deceased hero team, Water Hose.


Kota is a small boy with short spiky black hair who stands at a height comparable to Minoru Mineta. His style of clothing consists of a short-sleeved collared shirt with buttons and dark shorts. In the colder months, he is seen wearing a sweatshirt with a hood. He also wears a red hat with two golden spike-shaped horns on the front.

He used to wear black boots, but after Izuku Midoriya saved him from the villain, Muscular, he starts wearing red high-top sneakers that are very similar to Izuku's own.



Prior to the death of his parents, Kota was a very happy boy who loved his parents.

After the deaths of his parents, Kota became a reserved, cold, and grumpy misanthrope who hates being around heroes and those who desire to become them. So much so, that he punched Izuku in the groin when they first met. Kota also doesn't seem to be a fan of indecency, as shown when he stops Minoru from peeping on the girl's hot spring by throwing him from the top of the wall.[1]

Kota detested anything hero-related.

Due to the premature deaths of both his parents, Kota had developed a cynical and jaded view of heroes. He believed that his parents abandoned him by choosing to work as Pro Heroes, unable to comprehend that they had died noble deaths in trying to stop a rampaging villain. Kota remained distant and closed his heart to Shino, his only remaining relative, and clearly dislikes her and the other Wild, Wild Pussycats for being Heroes, but does as they say since he has nowhere else to go.

Kota detested not only heroes but Villains, Quirks, and the current superhuman society in general as well. Kota views heroes and villains killing one another with their "corny powers" as just shows of strength for the sake of petty popularity. To Kota, this conflict is what causes misery in the world and the needless deaths of so many people. As realised by Izuku, Kota's grief had put him in a state of denial, and his animosity towards how his parents died while he was so young caused him to blame the world for how it is, unable to see the real reason why they died and move past it.

Since being rescued by Izuku however, Kota was able to see why heroes exist. He recognizes that Izuku risked his life for him, and took a severe injury in a fight for someone he didn't even know. After being saved from the villain that killed his parents, and realizing that a hero puts someone else's life before their own, Kota was finally able to see why his parents died and moved past his hateful disposition.

Kota has slowly begun to open himself up to others, though he is still rather indifferent and prideful since he became very embarrassed when it was revealed he chose red shoes just like Izuku's.



Water Gun ( (みず) (でっ) (ぽう) Mizudeppō?): Kota's Quirk allows him to release a splash of water from his hands. The Quirk appears to be somewhat weak, most likely due to Kota's young age and lack of training and experience. The full details and extent of it are not yet known.

Battles and Events

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild, Pussycats Debut
71. Kota Appears
72. Day Two Appears
73. Good Evening Appears
74. Smoke Signal Appears
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Appears
76. My Hero Appears
77. It's Okay Appears
78. Whirling Chaos Appears
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheaval Absent
82. What a Twist! Appears
83. Loss Absent
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Ida to Midoriya Mentioned
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 Absent
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 Appears
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Mentioned
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Absent
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Absent
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Absent
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Absent
103. The Test Absent
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Absent
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Mentioned
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Absent
109. Rescue Exercise Absent
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Absent
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Results' Aftermath Absent
115. Unleashed Absent
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Absent
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Flashback
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Absent
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Appears
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 Absent
193. Vestiges Absent
Tartarus Escapees Arc
307. Been a While!! Absent
308. Full Power!! Flashback
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Absent
310. Masters and Pupil Absent
311. Here We Go!! Absent
312. Hired Gun Absent
313. High-Speed Long-Range Mobile Cannon Absent
314. The Lovely Lady Nagant Absent
315. Platitudes Absent
316. Your Turn Absent
317. Scars, Blood, Filth Absent
318. Reckless Absent
319. Friend Absent
320. Deku vs. Class A Absent
321. From Class A to One For All Absent
322. Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight Absent
323. That Single Step Appears
324. A Young Woman's Declaration Appears
325. The Bonds of One For All Appears
326. Who Are You Really? Flashback
327. Rest!! Absent
328. No Man Is an Island Absent
U.A. Traitor Arc
335. Zygotes Absent
336. Villain Absent
337. A Disposable Life Absent
338. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 1 Absent
339. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 2 Absent
340. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 3 Absent
341. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part Minus 1 Absent
342. The Extreme Quiet Before the Storm Appears

Anime Appearances

Season 3
39. Game Start Absent
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Debut
41. Kota Appears
42. My Hero Appears
43. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Appears
44. Roaring Upheaval Absent
45. What a Twist! Appears
46. From Ida to Midoriya Appears
47. All For One Absent
48. Symbol of Peace Absent
49. One For All Absent
50. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Flashback
51. Moving into Dorms Absent
52. Create Those Ultimate Moves Absent
53. The Test Absent
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Flashback
55. Class 1-A Absent
56. RUSH! Absent
57. Rescue Exercises Absent
58. Special Episode: Save the World with Love! Absent
59. What's the Big Idea? Absent
60. A Talk about Your Quirk Absent
61. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
62. A Season for Encounters Absent
63. Unrivaled Absent
Season 4
64. The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A Flashback
65. Overhaul Flashback
66. Boy Meets... Absent
67. Fighting Fate Absent
68. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
69. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
70. GO!! Absent
71. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
72. Red Riot Absent
73. Temp Squad Absent
74. Lemillion Absent
75. Unforeseen Hope Absent
76. Infinite 100% Absent
77. Bright Future Absent
78. Smoldering Flames Absent
79. Win Those Kids' Hearts Absent
80. Relief for License Trainees Absent
81. School Festival Absent
82. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part Absent
83. Gold Tips Imperial Absent
84. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
85. School Festival Start!! Absent
86. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
87. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Appears
88. His Start Absent


  • His surname, "Izumi", means flood (出水?) and is pronounced the same spring, fountain (?). His given name contains the kanji for sparkling water (?) and washing, sieving, filtering, etc (?).
  • Kota is very similar to Inari from Naruto.
    • They both wear hats that make them stand out from the other characters.
    • They're both young children who lost their loved ones to a villain and develop a jaded view of the world.
    • They both meet the main protagonist in the early arcs of the respective series and are hostile to them initially; but are soon inspired by them and move on from their sorrows by the end of the arcs.
  • Kota shares several similarities with Dabi:
    • Both have spiky black hair.
    • Both have a negative outlook on heroes and the hero society. However, Kota later changed his mind after being saved by Izuku.
    • Both have elemental Quirks, water and fire respectively.
  • Kota shares multiple similarities with Kotaro Shimura.
    • Both have black hair.
    • Both hated their relatives for leaving them behind for the sake of being heroes. However, both of them expressed their remorse after understanding the meaning of heroes.
    • Both are connected to the League of Villains, Kota with his parents being killed by the future-member Muscular; Kotaro with his mother being killed by All For One and his son being on his way to become the next leader of the league.
    • Both have the word "Kota" in their names.
  • Kota’s relation to Shino differs in the anime and manga:
    • In the anime, Kota is Shino’s cousin once removed, meaning that one his parents is Shino’s cousin.
    • In the manga, Kota is Shino’s nephew, meaning that one of his parents is Shino’s sibling.
  • Kota likes being alone.
  • Horikoshi describes his character as difficult in every aspect.


  • (To Izuku Midoriya) "You're all freaking nuts... calling yourselves "heroes" or "villains" and going around killing each other like idiots. Talking about your Quirks all the time... all just to show off. Idiots."[2]


  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 71 and Episode 40.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 72.

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