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Mako ( () () Mako?) was the maternal grandmother of Tenko Shimura and Hana Shimura, mother of Nao Shimura and wife of Chizuo. Not much is known about her currently, except that she died when her grandson's Quirk went out of control.[1][2]


Mako was an elderly woman with a black bob cut and glasses.



Mako was shown to be a caring woman who loved her family. While she did not intervene with Kotaro’s abuse towards her grandchildren, she was shown consoling her grandson, Tenko, telling him not to cry as it would upset her as well. When Kotaro physically punished Tenko in anger however, Mako joined her daughter and husband in confronting her son-in-law, wanting to put an end to the abuse.

Unfortunately, her caring nature was not enough to prevent Tenko’s sadness and hatred from growing, which lead to her and her family being killed when the boy’s Quirk spiralled out of control.


She and her husband lived in the house of their daughter and son-in-law, which permitted them to have an everyday role in their grandchildren's lives. Although Mako spent everyday with her family, she was disgusted by the abuse Kotaro subjected his son to for liking heroes. Very soon, she and the rest of the family confront Kotaro on his acts while he noted on how he went too far.[3]

One night, Tenko's Decay Quirk manifested, and he ended up killing the family dog and his sister. Mako, her husband, and daughter appeared and are horrified with his acts. Begging for help, Tenko tries to reach his mother, but he touches the ground and his decay spreads, accidentally slaughtering them.[2] All that remained of her was her hands, which were recovered by All For One and Tenko added them to his villain costume after he became Tomura Shigaraki.

Following Tomura's fight with Re-Destro, Mako's hands were either destroyed or discarded.

Vestiges of Mako, along with the rest of Tomura's family, attempt to stop him from pursuing the path of evil in her grandson's mind. Tomura brushes them all off, telling them not to reject who he is.


Paranormal Liberation War Arc

As Tomura laid unconscious after his procedure was interrupted, he experienced a warped version of his past, culminating in a shadowy version of All For One appearing before him. Constructs of his family desperately try to stop him from following in All For One's footsteps, but Tomura destroys them without hesitation, telling them not to reject who he is.[4]


Unnamed man

Chapter Appearances

Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Absent
219. Go, Slidin' Go! Absent
220. My Villain Academia Absent
221. Memento from All For One Absent
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Absent
223. Cockroaches Absent
224. Revival Party Absent
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Absent
228. Wounded Soul Absent
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Absent
231. Path Absent
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Absent
234. Destruction Sense Flashback
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Flashback
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Death
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Flashback
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Absent
259. A Quiet Beginning Absent
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be with You Guys!! Absent
264. One's Justice Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Absent
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Fantasy
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Absent
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Flashback
288. Save Takeo!! Absent
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Absent
290. Dabi's Dance Absent
291. Thanks For Going Strong Absent
292. Threads of Hope Absent
293. Hero-Saturated Society Absent
294. Final Performance Absent
295. Tenacious Absent
296. Hellish Hell Absent
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Absent
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Absent
300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Absent
301. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 1 Absent
302. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 2 Absent
303. Top Three Absent
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Absent
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
306. The Final Act Begins Absent


  • Mako's first name contains the kanji for "truth" ( ma?) and "child" ( ko?).


  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 222 and Episode 108.
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 236 and Episode 111.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 235 and Episode 111.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 270.

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