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Nowadays, the amount of time it takes to resolve any given incident... is incredibly short. Those of you who earn your provisional licenses will be confronting such situations that unfold at a breakneck pace. Those who can't keep up are doomed to fail.
Yokumiru Mera in "The Test"

Yokumiru Mera ( () () (よく) (みる) Mera Yokumiru?)[1] is a worker for the Hero Public Safety Commission.[2]

Appearance

Yokumiru is a lanky middle aged man with beige, chin length, messy hair. He is dressed in a formal black shirt with a white undershirt, his shirt is followed with equally black pants. He wears a loose tie and black shoes. He completes his look with a microphone for general speeches and commentating.

His eyes are framed with small but noticeable bags caused by lack of sleep.

Personality

Yokumiru suffers from sleep deprivation due to overworking, something that he tends to complain about frequently. This leads to him having a blasé and an unenthusiastic attitude while working. He had shown to be very disinterested during the Provisional Hero License Exam, and was only looking forward to the end of the exam where he could finally get some rest.

Despite this however, he can also be quite inspirational at times, such as when he gave a speech about the next generation of heroes having to take the mantle from their superiors at the end of the Provisional Hero License Exam. He also gave the students who failed hope at still gaining their licenses through remedial courses.

Synopsis

Provisional Hero License Exam Arc

Yokumiru Mera is in charge of supervising the Provisional Hero License Exam. He begins by telling to all the examinees inside Takoba National Stadium how tired he is and how the Commission is understaffed. Yokumiru then explains that the exam is a free for all and how the first challenge works, only the first 100 students out of the 1540 gathered to take the exam who complete the first test will move onto the next one.[3]

When the first test begins, Mera is in charge of commenting on its development, announcing when an examiner passes. Shortly after starting, he receives the report that Inasa Yoarashi is the first examiner to pass after eliminating 120 examinees alone in an instant. Yokumiru is so shocked by this feat that he wakes up from his drowsiness.[4]

In the end, Yokumiru shows the examinees their results and gives those who failed the second phase another chance at getting their Provisional Hero Licenses.

Remedial Course Arc

Yokumiru supervises the Remedial Exam.

My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising

In need of forming heroes as soon as possible due to the increase in villainous activity, the commission creates the Hero Work Recommendation Project. Yokumiru is in charge of informing the U.A. High School of this new program, meeting with Nezu and Toshinori Yagi.[5]

Paranormal Liberation War Arc

While the heroes carried out a raid on the Paranormal Liberation Front, Yokumiru Mera is in the Hero Public Safety Commission main building to participate in a meeting with Rikiya Yotsubashi. The Commission has always been an eye on him since Deika incident, being aware of his affiliation to the PLF. Rikiya accepted the invitation, but the one who met them was not him but a double of his, and uses it as an opportunity for a surprise attack on the building, killing and injuring several members and heroes before dissolving away from his injuries.

Yokumiru is one of those who ended up injured. He protected the president who had been left unconscious due to the unexpected attack.[6]

Chapter Appearances

Appearances
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 Debut
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Appears
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Appears
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Appears
108. RUSH! Appears
109. Rescue Exercise Appears
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Appears
111. Smoldering Start Appears
112. What's the Big Idea? Appears
113. Test's Aftermath Appears
114. Results' Aftermath Appears
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 Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Absent
Remedial Course Arc
163. Smoldering Flames Appears
164. Masegaki Appears
165. Win Those Kids' Hearts Appears
166. Be Proud, License Trainees Appears
167. Number One Hero's Starting Line Appears
168. The Strange Tale of Aoyama 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 Absent
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 Absent
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 Flashback
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

Anime Appearances

Appearances
Season 3
39. Game Start Absent
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Absent
41. Kota Absent
42. My Hero Absent
43. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
44. Roaring Upheaval Absent
45. What a Twist! Absent
46. From Ida to Midoriya Absent
47. All For One Absent
48. Symbol of Peace Absent
49. One For All Absent
50. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
51. Moving into Dorms Absent
52. Create Those Ultimate Moves Absent
53. The Test Debut
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Appears
55. Class 1-A Voice
56. RUSH! Appears
57. Rescue Exercises Appears
58. Special Episode: Save the World with Love! Absent
59. What's the Big Idea? Appears
60. A Talk about Your Quirk Appears
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 Absent
65. Overhaul Absent
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 Appears
79. Win Those Kids' Hearts Appears
80. Relief for License Trainees Appears
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 Absent
88. His Start Absent

Trivia

  • His favourite thing is sleeping.
  • Me (目) means "eye", ra (良) means "good". His given name, "Yokumiru" (善見), means "to look closely". This is a reference to him evaluating young hero hopefuls via strenuous exams.
  • Yokumiru shares his birthday with Nemuri Kayama.

Quotes

  • (To the Provisional Hero License Exam applicants): "Nowadays, the amount of time it takes to resolve any given incident... is incredibly short. Those of you who earn your provisional licenses will be confronting such situations that unfold at a breakneck pace. Those who can't keep up are doomed to fail".[2]

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 12, Omake
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 103 and Episode 53.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 103 and Episode 53.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 104 and Episode 54.
  5. My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 298.

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