Don't let yourself be motivated by personal grudges. We heroes don't have the authority to make arrests or dole out punishment. It's only because of advances in Quirk regulation that we can use our Quirks at all. But vigilantism is strictly against the rules. And if you're caught going off on your own, that's considered a major crime.
Masaki to Tenya Ida in "Kill Em' Dead"

Masaki Mizushima ( (みず) (しま) (まさ) () Mizushima Masaki?),[3] also known as Normal Hero: Manual (ノーマルヒーロー マニュアル Nōmaru Hīrō Manyuaru?), is the current No. 222 Pro Hero[4]. He is based out of Hosu City.

Appearance

Masaki is a man with messy brown hair and black eyes. His hero costume consists of a blue and white, skin-tight, long-sleeved shirt that tucks into his orange gloves. He wears dark pants, white boots, and sports a signature helmet that features a fish-like fin and blue visor.

Gallery

Personality

Manual has a very kind, attentive and ordinary personality. He has an inspiring attitude, as he wants to become a role model for all modern heroes and can complete any tasks simply. In the extras, it is revealed that Manual chose Tenya Ida because he feels similar to Tenya.[3] He also has a very keen mind and could figure out the reason that Tenya chose his office was to find Hero Killer: Stain.[5]

Abilities

Quirk

Unnamed Water Quirk: Masaki's Quirk allows him to control water. During the Paranormal Liberation War, he was shown being able to create his own water from an unknown source.

Stats

Power
 
3/5 C
Speed
 
3/5 C
Technique
 
3/5 C
Intelligence
 
3/5 C
Cooperativeness
 
3/5 C
Masaki's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
46. Bizzarre! Gran Torino Appears Mentioned
47. Struggling Debut
48. Getting the Knack Absent
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Appears
50. Kill 'Em Dead Appears
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 Appears
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Mentioned
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 Absent
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 Flashback
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Absent
246. Message Appears
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Absent
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
250. Ending Absent
251. Just One Week Absent
252. The Unforgiven Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Mentioned
254. You Could Be More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Flashback
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Appears
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 Appears
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Appears
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Appears
277. Who...? Appears
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Appears
281. Plus Ultra Appears
282. Footfall of Destruction Appears
283. 75 Appears
284. Deep Blue Battle Appears
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Appears
286. The Ones Within Us Appears
287. Mistake Absent
288. Save Takeo!! Absent
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Appears
290. Dabi's Dance Absent
291. Thanks For Going Strong Absent
292. Threads of Hope Absent
293. Hero-Saturated Society Absent
294. Final Performance Appears
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 Mentioned
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
306. The Final Act Begins Absent

Trivia

  • He likes balance and houseplants.
  • Horikoshi states that he likes drawing Manual despite him being a side character.
  • Manual's Pro Hero name is not belittling according to Horikoshi.
  • His surname, Mizushima, is comprised of the kanji for “water” ( mizu?) and “island” ( shima?). His first name, Masaki, means “correct/justice” ( masa?) and “standard/measure” ( ki?), which can also be collectively read as the term for “normal/regular” (正規 seiki?).
  • Masaki's Japanese voice actor, Kenta Ôkuma, also voices Cementoss.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 6, Omake
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia: Ultra Archive: The Official Character Guide.
  3. 3.0 3.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 6 (p. 126).
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 256.
  5. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 28.

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