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No, I can't afford to die. If I die... there'll be no one left to hold him back! I still... have to watch... over them. Until they graduate and become heroes!
Shota Aizawa speaking about Class 1-A & Hitoshi Shinso in "You Cheated…!"

Shota Aizawa ( (あい) (ざわ) (しょう) () Aizawa Shōta?), also known as the Erasure Hero: Eraser Head (イレイザー・ヘッド Ireizā Heddo?), is a Pro Hero and the homeroom teacher of U.A. High School's Class 1-A.


Shota is a slender and tall, pale-skinned man with messy, shoulder-length black hair that partially hangs in front of his face and half-opened black eyes. He is usually recognized for his worn-out appearance,[2][3] often looking fatigued. His facial hair is almost always in a stubbly, unkempt state (unless he needs to look good for the press), and his eyes tired and flat unless he's in combat.

He sports a baggy black outfit that consists of a long-sleeved shirt and matching pants that tuck into his boots. He also wears a utility belt and his signature wrap scarf at all times. He hides a pair of bright yellow goggles underneath his scarf for when he needs to use them in battle.[4]

Before starting his teaching career, Shota's goggles were of a silver-like color, and he had a smaller utility belt.

During his second and third years of high school at U.A., Shota's hero outfit was a separate black jacket and pants, as opposed to his current outfit, which looks more like a unitard. He also sported a pair of fingerless gloves. In his second year, Shota added goggles to his costume. His goggles in his third year resemble more closely the ones he wears today.

After being heavily injured by Nomu, Shota's entire face and both of his arms were completely covered in bandages.[5] Once these bandages were removed, Shota reveals a deep scar underneath his right eye.[6]

His formal attire for press meetings and meetings with parents of his students includes a black suit, blue tie, and white dress shirt. While in this attire, his hair is well-groomed and held back in a low bun at the base of his neck.

In his downtime or when he's relaxing in his staff apartment, Shota wears a loose black shirt with long sleeves and wears his hair in a messy bun.

During the fight against Tomura Shigaraki, Shota had to cut his right leg off to prevent the Quirk-Destroying Drug from destroying his Quirk.[7]

In the aftermath of the battle, Shota now has a second scar on his eye stretching from his eyebrow to his lower eyelid, as well an eyepatch covering his right eye entirely, due to the damage received from Tomura. He also now possesses a prosthetic right leg.[8]



Shota is a very stern and reserved man who has lofty expectations of his students. He is primarily motivated by logic and does not believe in the necessity to maintain a clean-cut appearance or filter his words or ideas for others. He often comes off as cold, apathetic, and impatient, exerting very little energy in most situations, preferring to take naps in his sleeping bag instead.[3]

Sleeping bag

Shota's tendency to lay inside his sleeping bag.

As a teacher with notoriously high expectations, Shota is known to expel students who he feels are not suited for U.A. High. However, it's revealed that this high expulsion rate is only on paper and that he actually re-enrolls the students he expels: Shota does this so they can experience "death" once, giving them an experience that drives them to push even higher.[9] Although it is noteworthy that he has not expelled any students from Class 1-A yet, despite being well-known for doing so.[10] He can be rigid and strict when necessary and has little tolerance for disobedience. Shota is not afraid of putting his students through rigorous training and often pushes the more unpleasant parts of Heroism, so that his students can overcome their limits.

Shota has proven to be very vocal and unafraid when expressing his ideas. He has mentioned on several occasions that some of U.A.'s choices when it comes to examinations are not practical or challenging enough for real Hero hopefuls and is adamant about having certain systems used by the institution changed.[11] He also blatantly stated that he did not believe Izuku Midoriya could become a hero when they first met.[4] He is also known for lying to his students in order to manipulate them into giving their best, a technique he describes as a 'logical ruse'/'rational deception'.[12]

Shota personality

Shota's impression on his students.

Despite his apathetic traits, Shota genuinely cares about his students and will go to great lengths to protect them as he saved Tsuyu Asui from Tomura Shigaraki, in spite of his grievous injuries.[13] He has also expressed belief in his students on multiple occasions and is confident that even the likes of Katsuki Bakugo would not be swayed by villains.[14] Recovery Girl even implied that he allowed himself to be captured by Momo Yaoyorozu during her First Term Final Exam in order to boost her confidence.[15] Shota is also quite nurturing, as he has been seen attending to his duties as Eri's guardian and foster father without complaint. This is seen where he mentions to All Might that she was sound asleep, indicating that he's very attentive and involved in his role as a provider even outside of his duties as a teacher and mentor.

He is shown to be extremely disturbed upon discovering the ultimate fate of his friend Oboro Shirakumo. He displayed intense grief upon confronting Kurogiri after discovering that he is Oboro, showing that Shota has not yet come to terms with his friend's fate. Furthered by this tragedy, Shota is shown to be particularly wrathful towards individuals who are unfortunate enough to provoke him, especially by harming those he cares about. This was seen when Shota strangled Kyudai Garaki after learning of the desecration of Oboro's corpse, blocking Kyudai's longevity Quirk, tormenting and humiliating the aged scientist in a show of sheer rage.

Despite his personality, Shota has shown on several occasions that he is not completely devoid of joy or humor: he often grins whenever he is impressed by one of his students[4][16] or after he tricks them with one of his 'rational deceptions'.[10][12]


Capture Weapon

Eraser Head's fighting style.

Overall Abilities: Shota has demonstrated incredible combat prowess and ingenuity that makes him one of the most formidable teachers and Pro Heroes at U.A. High. Shota's usual battle tactic consists of canceling an opponent's Quirk and then using his Capturing Weapon in conjunction with his high agility to easily defeat or restrain his adversaries. Even without the aid of his Quirk, Shota relies on his proficiency in hand-to-hand combat, excelling in close quarters combat. His overall abilities make him a pivotal combatant in situations that involve his opponents being solely Quirk-reliant, and with the Erasure Hero creating openings by negating their powers in the midst of battle, him and his comrades are put into advantageous positions.

During the U.S.J. Incident, he effectively held his own against low-tier members of the League of Villains that surrounded and outnumbered the Erasure Hero, dozens to one. Shota evaded multiple attacks from opponents of various sizes and abilities before restraining them and sending them flying with calculated counter attacks. He was even able to nearly defeat Tomura Shigaraki, a highly capable villain before the U.S.J. Nomu intervened and overpowered the Erasure Hero. Other than Tomura, Shota can effectively fend off high-level villains such as Vanguard Action Squad members, Dabi and Himiko Toga, albeit with some difficulty. He also played vital roles during the Shie Hassaikai Raid and the Paranormal Liberation War, both of which involved large teams of heroes contending with high-class villains, with the latter spectacle involving the suppression of various High-End Nomus and Tomura's enhanced abilities.

  • Binding Cloth: Shota fights by ensnaring and/or immobilizing his opponents with his capturing weapon, and can also use it for mobility by swinging on walls and surfaces. As highly proficient he is at using this fighting style, Shota stated that it took him six years to learn and develop it from absolute scratch. This style of combat synchronizes well with his Erasure Quirk, as he can nullify the Quirks of his opponents while being able to restrain and defeat them.
  • Immense Stamina: On multiple occasions, Shota was able to keep fighting on even after suffering significant and painful injuries. During the U.S.J. Incident, he fought off swarms of villains and still had energy to face Tomura. Even when Shota's left arm and skull were shattered by the U.S.J. Nomu, he remained conscious long enough to save Tsuyu from being killed by Tomura. In addition, during the climax of Paranormal Liberation War, Shota amputated his leg fast enough to stop the effects of a Quirk-Destroying Bullet, without showing signs of significant pain, and continue using his Erasure Quirk despite the lost limb.

Keen Intellect: Eraser Head had been seen to have keen observation and evaluation skills. He can easily evaluate his student's personalities and their mental state. He is an expert on collaborating his equipment and Quirk with one another. In battle, Eraser Head uses goggles in conjunction with his Quirk to prevent enemies from figuring out who he's looking at, and keep them guessing. He also quickly creates strategies for dealing with different types of enemies, even those who are immune to his Quirk. In addition, he can meticulously discern the mechanics behind people's abilities after witnessing them performed once.

  • Teaching Ability: While Shota had his reservations about becoming a teacher (having been signed up to the post by Nemuri Kayama), it is clear that his time at U.A. has turned him into an effective educator in the Hero Course. Shota employs a strict, straight to the point and no nonsense approach to Heroics, reminding his students of the responsibilities they will have as Pro Heroes. One of his recurring methods is introducing dire consequences should his students fail (like the threat of expulsion) which he dubs as "rational deceptions" in order to push his students to do their very best. Alongside All Might and the other teachers at U.A., Shota has managed help train Class 1-A to become a powerful group of heroes in training. Furthermore, Shota came up with the method of expelling and re-enrolling his students as to teach them not to confuse self-sacrifice with throwing one's life away. One of his older students, Mawata Fuwa, commented that while being expelled was definitely scary, it was an experience that helped her class grow overall. Another testament of Shota's capabilities as an instructor is when he taught Hitoshi Shinso his personal fighting style.[17] In the course of several months, he helped the Class 1-C student in further mastering his Brainwashing Quirk, enabling Hitoshi to achieve his goals to enter the hero course. Nezu acknowledged that Hitoshi's improvements were because of Shota's counsel.[18]


Shota erasure

Shota's eyes while using Erasure.

Erasure ( (まっ) (しょう) Masshō?): Shota's Quirk gives him the ability to nullify another person's Quirk by looking at the user. The effects of this Quirk can still last even if Shota's line of vision is out of range.[19]

After sustaining grievous injuries at the U.S.J., Shota can't use his Quirk for as long and must rest longer between erasures.[15] After losing one of his eyes in the Paranormal Liberation War, he reveals that he has now almost completely lost the ability to use his Quirk,[18] though he can still make some use of Erasure using just the one eye.[20]

While powerful, this ability has many drawbacks:

  • Erasure deactivates if Shota blinks.
  • His Quirk gives Shota a bad dry eye, forcing him to blink more often when he uses the power continuously.
  • Most Mutant-type Quirks are immune to Erasure, given that these Quirks are often passively active in a way that can't be negated.
  • Erasure has zero effect on any strength or abilities that don't originate from Quirks.
  • Erasure makes Shota's hair stand on end while it is active, allowing his enemies to see when his Quirk is active or not.
  • This Quirk has no offensive potential.
  • The Quirk Factor lies within Shota's eyes, so if one or both are damaged or destroyed, he cannot effectively use Erasure.


3/5 C
4/5 B
6/5 S
4/5 B
3/5 C
Shota's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

3/6 C
4/6 B+
6/6 S+
5/6 A+
Dry Eye
6/6 S
Shota's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book


Eyedrops: Shota carries a small green case of eye drops with him. He uses them to treat the dry eye caused by keeping his eyes open too long.

Capturing Weapon (捕縛武器 Hobaku Buki?): Eraser Head's weapon of choice is a cloth made from steel wire alloy woven with carbon nanofibers.

Eraser Goggles: Eraser Head can be recognized by the gold goggles he wears around his neck, hidden by his scarf. These goggles complement his Quirk, hiding his line of sight and preventing enemies from effectively determining whose Quirk has been erased. He received the goggles during his school years from Oboro.

High Density Weights (Final Exams Arc): Eraser Head and the rest of the teachers use these bracelets to give themselves a handicap while they are fighting their students.

Caltrops: Eraser Head used caltrops in the practical battle against Team Todoroki & Yaoyorozu. They were effective when used in combination with the capturing weapon. After suspending Shoto in mid-air with the capturing weapon, Shota threw caltrops beneath Shoto so he couldn't land safely in case he escaped his restraints.

Knife: Eraser Head has a large knife. It's useful to cut off his Capturing Weapon should it become stuck to something. He can also use it in combat.

Prosthetic Leg: After being forced to sever his own right leg during the fight against Tomura, Shota uses a prosthetic leg.

Battles & Events[]

Chapter Appearances[]

Quirk Apprehension Test Arc
5. Smashing into Academia Debut
6. What I Can Do for Now Appears
7. Costume Change? Appears
Battle Trial Arc
8. Rage, You Damned Nerd Mentioned
9. Deku vs. Kacchan Mentioned
10. Breaking Bakugo Mentioned
11. Bakugo's Starting Line Absent
U.S.J. Arc
12. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Appears
13. Rescue Training Appears
14. Encounter with the Unknown Appears
15. Vs. Mentioned
16. Know Your Enemies Appears
17. Game Over Appears
18. Heroes' Counterattack Appears
19. All Might Appears
20. The World of Pros Appears
21. In Each of Our Hearts Appears
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Appears
23. Roaring Sports Festival Flashback
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Appears
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Appears
26. Chase Down the Leader Appears
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Appears
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Appears
29. Unaware Appears
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Appears
31. The Boy Born with Everything Appears
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Appears
33. Shinso's Situation Appears
34. Victory or Defeat Appears
35. Battle On, Challengers! Appears
36. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Appears
37. Midoriya and Endeavor Appears
38. Todoroki vs. Midoriya Absent
39. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Appears
40. Emancipation Appears
41. Fight On, Ida Absent
42. Final-Match Time Appears
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Appears
44. Relaxing Day Off Appears
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Appears
46. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Appears
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 Absent
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Appears
58. Internship's End Absent
59. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Appears
Final Exams Arc
60. Gear Up for Final Exams Appears
61. The Worst Combo Appears
62. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Absent
63. Yaoyorozu Rising Appears
64. The Task at Hand Appears
65. Wall Mentioned
66. Midoriya's Observations Absent
67. Stripping the Varnish Flashback
68. Encounter Appears
69. Interview with Midoriya Absent
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild, Pussycats Appears
71. Kota Appears
72. Day Two Appears
73. Good Evening Appears
74. Smoke Signal Appears
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Mentioned
77. It's Okay Appears
78. Whirling Chaos Appears
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Mentioned
81. Roaring Upheaval Absent
82. What a Twist! Appears
83. Loss Appears
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Ida to Midoriya Absent
85. Nothing but Fools Screen
86. Before the Storm Appears
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 Appears
93. One For All's Ember Appears
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 Absent
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Appears
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Appears
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Appears
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Appears
102. On Cloud Nine Appears
103. The Test Appears
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Appears
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Mentioned
106. Class 1-A Appears
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Appears
109. Rescue Exercise Appears
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Appears
111. Smoldering Start Appears
112. What's the Big Idea? Absent
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Results' Aftermath Appears
115. Unleashed Absent
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Absent
118. Meaningless Battle Appears
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Appears
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Appears
123. Unrivaled Appears
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Appears
125. Overhaul Absent
126. Open Up, World Appears
127. Sir Nighteye and Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata and All Might Absent
128. Boy Meets... Absent
129. Eri Absent
130. Listen to the Truth Appears
131. Fighting Fate Flashback
132. The Plan Flashback
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Mentioned
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Appears
135. An Unpleasant Talk Appears
136. Close at Hand!! Appears
137. Restraint!! Appears
138. Go!! Appears
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Appears
140. Suneater of the Big Three Appears
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Flashback
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Appears
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Appears
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Appears
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Appears
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
153. Transform! Appears
154. Unforeseen Hope Flashback
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Appears
156. The Power of Those Saved Absent
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Absent
159. It's Over!! Appears
160. Expressway Absent
161. Bright Future Appears
162. Suitable One Appears
Remedial Course Arc
163. Smoldering Flames Flashback
164. Masegaki Absent
165. Win Those Kids' Hearts Absent
166. Be Proud, License Trainees Absent
167. Number One Hero's Starting Line Mentioned
168. The Strange Tale of Aoyama Absent
U.A. School Festival Arc
169. School Festival Appears
170. With Eri Appears
171. Gentle and La Brava Appears
172. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 1) Appears
173. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 2) Appears
174. Golden Tips Imperial Absent
175. Morning, the Day Of Flashback
176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
177. At the Construction Site Absent
178. The Woman Called La Brava Appears
179. School Festival Start!! Absent
180. Unbeknownst Absent
181. For Someone Else Appears
182. Let It Flow! School Festival! Appears
183. Festival All Day Long!! Appears
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 Appears
189. Why He Gets Back Up Appears
190. His Start Appears
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Appears
192. The Todoroki Family Appears
193. Vestiges Absent
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies over U.A. High! Appears
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Appears
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Appears
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Mentioned
198. Know Where You Stand when It Counts!! Appears
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Appears
200. Clever Commander! Absent
201. Foresight Absent
202. Match 3 Appears
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Absent
204. Tuning Up Absent
205. Detour Absent
206. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
207. Early Bird! Appears
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Appears
210. The One For All Dream Appears
211. That Which Is Inherited Appears
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Mentioned
213. Realm of Souls Appears
214. Our Brawl Appears
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Appears
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion! Appears
217. The New Power and All For One Appears
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 Appears
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 Flashback
234. Destruction Sense Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Absent
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Appears
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Appears
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 Appears
254. More of a Hero than Anyone Appears
255. Hero Hopeful Appears
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Appears
258. Friends Appears
259. A Quiet Beginning Appears
260. Life's Work Appears
261. High-Ends Appears
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! Appears
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 Appears
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!! Flashback
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 Flashback
294. Final Performance Appears
295. Tenacious Absent
296. Hellish Hell Absent
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Appears
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 Flashback
306. The Final Act Begins Appears
Dark Hero Arc
307. Been a While!! Absent
308. Full Power!! Absent
309. Can't Be a Child Anymore Flashback
310. Masters and Pupil Mentioned
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 Fantasy
319. Friend Absent
320. Deku vs. Class A Flashback
321. From Class A to One For All Absent
322. Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight Absent
323. That Single Step Absent
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 Flashback
337. A Disposable Life Absent
338. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 1 Screen
339. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 2 Absent
340. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 3 Appears
341. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part -1 Absent
342. The Extreme Quiet Before the Storm Appears
Final War Arc
343. Let You Down Flashback
344. Stars Flashback
345. Division Mentioned
346. Super Hyper Unfair Broken Stage Appears
347. Inflation Appears
348. Unrequited Absent
349. Battle Flame Absent
350. Bound to a Fiery Fate Absent
351. Two Flashfires Absent
352. Ultimate Moves Absent
353. Endeavor Absent
354. Oopsie Daisy!! Absent
355. Extras Absent
356. Regarding the Enemy Absent
357. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Absent
358. The Guy Who's Made Some Progress Appears
359. Place of Learning Appears
360. Despite It All... Absent
361. Abnormal Happenings Absent
362. Light Fades to Rain Appears
363. Those Who Defend, Those Who Violate Appears
364. Why We Wield Power Absent
365. No. 4 and No. 5 Flashback
366. Full Moon Absent
367. Deku vs. All For One Appears
368. Rev Up, One For All Absent
369. A Chain of Events, Across the Ages Appears
370. HIStory Absent
371. Together with Shoji Absent
372. Naked Flashback
373. Friends Flashback
374. Butterfly Effect Appears
375. Chaotic Confusion Absent
376. On Knife's Edge Absent
377. The Chain Thus Far Appears
378. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 4 Mentioned
379. Hopes Absent
380. A Skosh Appears
381. Dark Absent
382. Don't Let Him Go Absent
383. Meek Spirits Flashback
384. It's a Small World Absent
385. The Impulses of Youth Absent
386. I AM HERE Absent
387. Congealing Absent
388. Toya Absent
389. Assurance and Prayers Absent
390. Shoto Todoroki Rising Absent
391. Rejecting the World Absent
392. Villain Name Absent
393. A Girl's Ego Absent
394. Ochaco Uraraka vs. Himiko Toga Absent
395. Built Upon the Joy of Others Absent
396. Battle Without A Quirk Absent
397. Trash Cleanup Absent
398. Toshinori Yagi: Rising/Origin Flashback
399. Organic, Mingling Clusters of Light Absent
400. Beyond Limits Absent
401. The Lunatic Absent
402. The Tearful Days Absent
403. The End of an Era, and... the Beginning Absent
404. We Love You, All Might!! Absent
405. The Final Boss!! Absent
406. Get a Grip on Your Quirk!! Mentioned
407. An Exceptional Child Absent
408. The Eyes Tell All!! Absent
409. Quirk: Explosion!! Absent
410. Farewell, All For One!! Absent
411. History's Greatest Villain Absent
412. History's Maddest Hero Flashback
413. Leaden Mass Absent
414. Overlay Absent
415. Rejection Absent
416. Wrench It Open, Izuku Midoriya!! Flashback
417. Shimura Absent
418. Meek Spirits Absent
419. Design Appears
420. From Aizawa Appears
421. We Are Here Appears
422. Izuku Midoriya Rising Appears
423. One For All vs. All For One Appears
424. Epilogue Absent

Anime Appearances[]

Season 1
1. Izuku Midoriya: Origin Absent
2. What It Takes to Be a Hero Absent
3. Roaring Muscles Absent
4. Start Line Absent
5. What I Can Do for Now Debut
6. Rage, You Damn Nerd Appears
7. Deku vs. Kacchan Flashback
8. Bakugo's Start Line Flashback
9. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida! Appears
10. Encounter with the Unknown Appears
11. Game Over Appears
12. All Might Appears
13. In Each of Our Hearts Appears
Season 2
14. That's the Idea, Ochaco Appears
15. Roaring Sports Festival Appears
16. In Their Own Quirky Ways Appears
17. Strategy, Strategy, Strategy Appears
18. Cavalry Battle Finale Appears
19. The Boy Born with Everything Appears
20. Victory or Defeat Appears
21. Battle on, Challengers! Appears
22. Bakugo vs. Uraraka Appears
23. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Appears
24. Fight on, Ida Appears
25. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Appears
26. Time to Pick Some Names Appears
27. Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears Mentioned
28. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
29. Hero Killer: Stain vs U.A. Students Flashback
30. Climax Absent
31. The Aftermath of Hero Killer: Stain Appears
32. Everyone's Internships Absent
33. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past Appears
34. Gear up for Final Exams Appears
35. Yaoyorozu: Rising Appears
36. Stripping the Varnish Flashback
37. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Absent
38. Encounter Appears
Season 3
39. Game Start Appears
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Appears
41. Kota Appears
42. My Hero Appears
43. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Appears
44. Roaring Upheaval Mentioned
45. What a Twist! Appears
46. From Ida to Midoriya Screen
47. All For One Appears
48. Symbol of Peace Flashback
49. One For All Appears
50. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Appears
51. Moving into Dorms Appears
52. Create Those Ultimate Moves Appears
53. The Test Appears
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Appears
55. Class 1-A Appears
56. RUSH! Appears
57. Rescue Exercises Appears
58. Special Episode: Save the World with Love! Appears
59. What's the Big Idea? Appears
60. A Talk about Your Quirk Appears
61. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Appears
62. A Season for Encounters Appears
63. Unrivaled Appears
Season 4
64. The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A Appears
65. Overhaul Appears
66. Boy Meets... Appears
67. Fighting Fate Appears
68. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Mentioned
69. An Unpleasant Talk Appears
70. GO!! Appears
71. Suneater of the Big Three Appears
72. Red Riot Appears
73. Temp Squad Appears
74. Lemillion Appears
75. Unforeseen Hope Appears
76. Infinite 100% Absent
77. Bright Future Appears
78. Smoldering Flames Appears
79. Win Those Kids' Hearts Absent
80. Relief for License Trainees Flashback
81. School Festival Appears
82. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part Appears
83. Gold Tips Imperial Appears
84. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Flashback
85. School Festival Start!! Appears
86. Let It Flow! School Festival! Appears
87. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Appears
88. His Start Appears
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Appears
90. Vestiges Appears
91. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Appears
92. Make It Happen, Shinso! Appears
93. Operation New Improv Moves Appears
94. Foresight Flashback
95. Match 3 Appears
96. Match 3 Conclusion Appears
97. Early Bird! Appears
98. That Which Is Inherited Appears
99. Our Brawl Appears
100. The New Power and All For One Appears
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Appears
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
103. One Thing at a Time Absent
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Absent
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
106. The Unforgiven Absent
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Appears
108. My Villain Academia Absent
109. Revival Party Absent
110. Sad Man's Parade Absent
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears
Season 6
114. A Quiet Beginning Appears
115. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Appears
116. One's Justice Absent
117. Inheritance Appears
118. The Thrill of Destruction Appears
119. Encounter, Part 2 Appears
120. Disaster Walker Appears
121. League of Villains Vs. U.A. Students Appears
122. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Appears
123. The Ones Within Us Flashback
124. Dabi's Dance Appears
125. Threads of Hope Appears
126. Final Performance Appears
127. Hellish Hell Appears
128. Tartarus Appears
129. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Flashback
130. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire Absent
131. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Appears
132. Full Power!! Flashback
133. Hired Gun Flashback
134. The Lovely Lady Nagant Absent
135. Friend Appears
136. Deku vs. Class A Flashback
137. A Young Woman's Declaration Appears
138. No Man Is an Island Flashback
Season 7
139. In the Nick of Time! A Big-Time Maverick from the West! Absent
140. Specter Absent
141. Villain Absent
142. The Story of How We All Became Heroes Appears
143. Let You Down Absent
144. Division Appears
145. Inflation Appears
146. Two Flashfires Absent
147. Extras Absent
148. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!! Absent
149. Light Fades To Rain Absent

Vigilantes Chapter Appearances[]

Vigilantes Beginnings Arc
1. "I'm Here" Fantasy
2. Takeoff Debut
3. Nice Guy Reborn Appears
4. Honesty Absent
5. Bee Appears
6. No Need to Hold Back Absent
6+ Alpha. Hero Conference Appears
6+ Beta. Hero Visit Flashback
7. Top Runner Absent
7.5. Appearance Matters Absent
8. Him Absent
Vs. Queen Bee Arc
12. Senpai Absent
13. Makoto/Truth Absent
14. MAJOR Absent
15. Playboy Absent
16. Mom Descends Absent
17. Tag Team! Absent
18. Force of Will Acceleration! Absent
19. Family Absent
20. Event Announcement! Absent
21. Ensemble, Assemble! Absent
22. The Day Of Appears
23. Daughter Appears
24. A Father-Daughter Talk Appears
25. Goodbye to Dad Absent
26. Tamao Appears
27. Business as Usual Absent
28. What a Man Takes with Him Absent
Osaka Incident Arc
29. Equipment Issues Absent
30. Cooperation Request Appears
31. Day-Tripping Down to Naniwa! Absent
32. Idols Keep Their Secrets! Appears
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 Appears
40. A Rational Team-Up Appears
41. Ultimate Move! Appears
42. Mixer Flashback
43. Casanova Appears
44. One Outrageous Traveler Appears
45. The Man Returns Mentioned
46. Christmas Eve Hero Absent
47. Farewell Party! Appears
48. Investigation Start! Steamy Romance Spotted?! Appears
49. Zero Hour Appears
50. Defend the Tower! Absent
51. I Do What I Can Absent
52. Balloon Soul Appears
53. Limits and Catastrophe Appears
54. Hotline Appears
55. This Is a Hero!! Appears
56. I'm No Hero Absent
57. Explosive Man Appears
58. International Flight Home Mentioned
School Days Arc
59. Rain and Cloud Appears
60. Taking in a Stray Appears
61. Two as One Appears
62. Glass Sky Appears
63. Find That Resolve Appears
64. Fight On, Shota Appears
65. A Sky with No Rain Left Appears
Final Performance Arc
66. Graduation and Career Path Absent
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 Absent
73. The Queen Descends Absent
74. After the Storm Absent
75. Letter Fantasy
76. Deadly Weapon Absent
77. Strategy Absent
78. Dispatch Absent
79. Inferno Number Two Absent
80. Who's That, Now? Absent
81. Bee My Pop Absent
82. High-Speed Hero II Absent
83. Earthbound Perp Absent
84. Dreams of a Hero Absent
85. Questioning Absent
Underground Masquerade Arc
86. Underground Fighting Tournament Absent
87. Rap Rap Rap Absent
88. Hidden Face, Bare Ears Absent
89. Super-Smashing Tiger Bunny! Absent
90. Team-Up in the Underground Absent
91. Dash Ahead to Plan B Absent
92. Might Signal Absent
93. Three-Second-Back-and-Forth Absent
94. Underground Roots Absent
94.5. Tanuma Report Pictured
Naruhata Lockdown Arc
95. Moon Appears
96. Negotiations Absent
97. Pursuers Appears
98. Intentional Persuasion Technique Appears
99. Faceless Invasion Appears
100. Detonate! Appears
101. Soar into the Night Appears
102. Intruder Absent
103. Should've Aimed for the Head Absent
104. This Face Absent
105. Commence Operation Escape Flashback
106. Crawler Chase Absent
107. Hundred-Hit Rush Absent
108. Things That Live in the Abyss Absent
109. Encirclement Absent
110. Careless Absent
111. Return of the Fist Absent
112. The Ends to Miscalculation Absent
113. The Worst Villain Absent
114. Dogfight Appears
115. Conclusion to Power Absent
116. The Final Lesson Absent
117. The Absolute Worst One Absent
118. Golden Age Absent
119. That's Why I'm... Absent
120. Rootin' For Ya! Appears
121. Reinforcements Arrive Appears
122. One-Two Finish Appears
123. Bye Bye, Hero Appears
124. Forever Flashback
125. Each of Our Futures Absent
126. The Skycrawler Rising Appears


  • Shota's given name "消太" has the character "消" that means "erase" ( shō?), with the other character meaning "big, thick" ( ta?), although, used in names to refer figuratively as "healthy". His surname also has the character ( ai?) which can mean "Mutual" or "Councilor". The other kanji character means "swamp" ( zawa?).
  • Shota likes cats.
  • Shota's room is quite empty, which reflects his apathetic behavior.
  • Shota's specialty is short-length sneak attacks.
  • Shota's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as follows:
    • Shota ranked 9th in the first Popularity Poll.
    • Shota ranked 4th in the second Popularity Poll.
    • Shota ranked 6th in the third Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 11th in the fourth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 7th in the fifth, seventh, and eighth Popularity Poll.
    • Ranked 5th in the sixth Popularity Poll.
  • Present Mic was the one who gave Shota his hero name.[21]
  • While Shota has no favorite food, he is fond of salty licorice.[23]
  • Shota shares his birthday with Soga Kugisaki.
  • Shota's Japanese voice actor, Junichi Suwabe, also voices Jurota Shishida.


  • (To Class 1-A) "I'm sorry to tell you... that for the next three years... U.A. will run you through the wringer. That's "Plus Ultra". Use your strength to overcome it all. So bring it."[24]
  • (To All Might, regarding Izuku) "He doesn't... have no chance. That's all I can say. Because if he had no prospects, I would cut him loose. There's nothing crueler than letting someone chase their half-baked dreams."[25]
  • (To Izuku) "No good hero is a one trick pony."[26]
  • (To a Pro Hero, regarding Katsuki and Ochaco Uraraka's match) "Is the one who said he's toying with her a pro? How many years of active duty? If that's what you're taking from this, then you can leave. No point in watching. Go home and start looking at job-hunting sites. She's come this far, and he knows her strength. His caution shows that he recognizes her as a worthy opponent. It's exactly because he wants to win so badly... that there's no room for carelessness or holding back."[27]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 1, Omake
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 5 and Episode 5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 12 and Episode 9.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 6 and Episode 5.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 21 and Episode 14.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 45 and Episode 26.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 282.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 325.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 254 and Episode 107.
  10. 10.0 10.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 7 and Episode 6.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 60 and Episode 34.
  12. 12.0 12.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 68 and Episode 38.
  13. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 17 and Episode 11.
  14. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 86 and Episode 47.
  15. 15.0 15.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 64 and Episode 35.
  16. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 63 and Episode 35.
  17. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 214 and Episode 99.
  18. 18.0 18.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 344.
  19. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 140 and Episode 71.
  20. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 358.
  21. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 6, Omake
  22. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 42.
  23. My Hero Academia: School Briefs V.
  24. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 6 (p. 2-3).
  25. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 7 (p. 9-10).
  26. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 14 (p. 4).
  27. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 36 (p. 10-11).

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