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At first, I just tried entering because Yuyu told me to, but... at some point, I just started having fun with it!
Nejire Hado about Yuyu Haya in "The Funnest Part of Cultural Festivals is Preparing for Them! Part 2"

Yuyu Haya (甲矢 (はや) (ゆう) () Haya Yūyu?)[1], is a student in Class 3-A at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero.[2]

Appearance

Yuyu has short, cropped hair that has been dyed salmon-colored, and reddish-brown eyes with long lower eyelashes; she also has several piercings in her ears, all with grey studs. She wears a slightly disheveled girls' U.A. school uniform, her collar crooked, tie loose and her sleeves rolled up. She sports tights underneath her skirt, and has two pink bracelets on her right wrist.

History

At some point, Yuyu became Nejire Hado's best friend and classmate at U.A. High School. During her first year at the U.A., Yuyu suggested to Nejire participate in the Miss Con Beauty Pageant at the School Festival, but Nejire lost two years in a row to Bibimi Kenranzaki. Yuyu has helped Nejire every year to prepare for the Beauty pageant ever since.

Synopsis

U.A. School Festival Arc

Yuyu is seen helping Nejire Hado with her preparations for the Miss Con Beauty Pageant at the School Festival while commenting that she finds Nejire is more of the "cute kind" than the "sexy kind", with another student helping her.

Nejire then approaches Yuyu and introduces her to Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata while confessing that the first time she entered the beauty pageant was at Yuyu's suggestion, but then admits that she has been having fun ever since and flashes a smile. As the day of the Festival approaches.[3] Yuyu helps Nejire as much as possible to prepare for the parade.[4]

Yuyu was cheerfully helping Nejire with some preparations before the beauty contest started until Bibimi Kenranzaki approaches them and after Bibimi and Nejire verbally sparred with each other, Bibimi insulted Nejire's outfit. Before Itsuka Kendo could intervene, Yuyu stepped in telling Bibimi to back off. The two of them started to face off, but then a pageant committee member came in and started to explain to the girls about the dress rehearsal. Itsuka took this time to think about how much of a surprise it was to see Yuyu act like that, knowing her as being very level-headed the last time they met, and wondering if this pageant atmosphere really effected girls like that.

After the conclusion of the dress rehearsal, Itsuka and Reiko Yanagi they suddenly hear an angry cry from the greenroom right next to them, and quickly went to check what's wrong. In the room they found a distressed Nejire and a furious Yuyu, with the latter holding a large nail, which she found in one of Nejire's shoes. Yuyu insists it is sabotage, most likely from Bibimi, but Nejire believes it to be some kind of mistake. Itsuka felt that it did not feel likely that it just fell there, but she also admits the nail was too big to be considered intentional sabotage. Yuyu and Nejire continue their argument, when they hear another voice outside, which turns out to be Bibimi, looking for a necklace that has disappeared.

Mei Hatsume soon burst into the room looking for her baby’s remote control, turning to Bibimi for assistance. Nejire quickly jumps in to say she’ll help, with Yuyu reluctantly joining in, and Itsuka and Reiko following suit. Itsuka then bumps into Yuyu, who apologizes about how she acted earlier, with Itsuka lending an ear for her problems. Yuyu starts to talk about how she suggested Nejire should enter the pageant because of how absolutely adorable and cute she thinks she is, still bitter that she lost the previous two years. She mentions how worried she is for Nejire, because she herself wanted to compete this time, and knows she got too overly worked up thinking about it all. Nejire then pops up from behind, revealing she heard everything, but before the two can talk it out, Tamaki Amajiki interrupts them, saying he found the culprit.

It turns out the one who took both the remote, and Bibimi’s necklace. The crow put up a much greater fight than expected, and quickly went and snagged the necklace and remote before heading off in the opposite direction, forcing the girls to give chase. Nejire used her “Wave Motion” Quirk to quickly fly into the air and easily snatch the stolen objects, but not before the crow continued its assault on the girl. Itsuka utilized her “Big Fist” Quirk to try and fight back, but after just a couple small air blasts, suddenly a murder of several dozen crows appeared to attack everyone. Itsuka used one hand to protect the girls, while trying to shoo the birds away with the other, while Bibimi took off her glimmering hairpin to distract a couple of the birds. Yuyu and Mei yelled at Nejire to throw the objects to them, with Itsuka adding to throw the remote first. As she throws it to Mei, Itsuka is there to stand guard using her hand to grab as many crows as possible, as Mei makes a bee-line for the school. After Mei stumbles a bit, Itsuka accidentally loses focus and the crows get loose again. Just then, a giant tank with Bibimi’s face approaches sending the crows into a panic. She reveals it to be her creation for the talent portion of the pageant, and with the push of a button, unleashes a series of air currents that send the birds flying into the air like a tornado, followed by a net that envelopes and lightly drops the crows on the ground.

As everything starts to calm down, Yuyu asks about the nail she found in Nejire’s shoe, which it turns out Mei had deliberately put it there as a way of letting Bibimi know she was in her dressing room, unaware she went to the wrong room. She quickly runs off back to the school, as Bibimi thanks the girls for helping them find the remote. Nejire then went up to Yuyu, saying that even when she doesn’t feel herself, she’s still her, and that’s everything she likes about her, part of the whole package, and seeing the things you don’t like about yourself in a better light. As the two of them cheer each other up, Yuyu apologizes to Bibimi for earlier, which she says to think nothing of it, laughing it off. A pageant committee member runs into the girls, saying the event is about to start, as the girls quickly followed suit, saying to all do their best and put on the best show.[5]

Yuyu was present holding Nejire's dress when she overhears Neito Monoma telling Itsuka Kendo that there is no doubt she will win. When the time comes for Nejire to perform in the beauty pageant, Yuyu supports her very determined and explaining why Nejire lost the previous year. As Nejire performs using her Quirk, Yuyu is in awe and Nejire is declared the winner while Yuyu cries with joy at her victory.

Abilities

Quirk

Unknown Quirk: Yuyu's Quirk is unknown, however, given that she is a Hero student, her Quirk is likely very strong and well trained.

Relationships

Nejire Hado

Yuyu is the best friend of Nejire and her classmate and they seem to be very close, in addition to referring to each other by their first name, a level of closeness that Nejire has not shown with other friends. Nejire has let Yuyu help her since her first year to prepare for the school festival's annual beauty pageant and for Nejire's latest beauty pageant, Yuyu guided her to victory by helping her prepare everything from her outfits to the content of her performance.[2]

In the preparations for the school festival of his third year and latest year at the U.A., Nejire calmly approached Yuyu and confesses to Izuku and Mirio that the first time she entered the beauty course was at Yuyu's suggestion, but admits that she has been having fun ever since. Yuyu wholeheartedly supports Nejire and helps her prepare for the contest in the days leading up to the Festival.[6] During the preparations for the contest, Yuyu defended Nejire when Bibimi insulted her outfit and became very angry when she thinks that Bibimi was trying to sabotage her after finding a nail in her shoe, but Nejire stops her and thinks it is some kind of mistake. Nejire went up to Yuyu, saying that even when she doesn’t feel herself, she’s still her, and that’s everything she likes about her, part of the whole package, and seeing the things you don’t like about yourself in a better light.[5]

Yuyu believes that no one can compare to Nejire's beauty and even calls her "the cutest thing in the galaxy"[7] and gets scared ​that Nejire cannot fulfill his wish to win. During Nejire's last Beauty pageant at the School Festival, Yuyu was determined that Nejire would win the beauty pageant explaining that Nejire doesn't need to compare herself to Bibimi because she has her own strength and cries with joy when Nejire wins the pageant.[8]

Bibimi Kenranzaki

Unlike Nejire, Yuyu doesn't seem to be on good terms with Bibimi and gets upset when Bibimi teases Nejire's dress and faces her and tells her to walk away. Yuyu becomes very enraged when she thinks that Bibimi tried to sabotage Nejire, after finding a large nail in her shoe and insists that it was Bibimi.

But she apologizes to her after finding out that Bibimi never tried to sabotage Nejire. In the volume extras it is revealed that Bibimi does not like oranges, Yuyu's favorite food.

Chapter Appearances

Appearances
U.A. School Festival Arc
169. School Festival Absent
170. With Eri Absent
171. Gentle and La Brava Absent
172. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 1) Absent
173. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 2) Debut
174. Golden Tips Imperial Absent
175. Morning, the Day Of Appears
176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
177. At the Construction Site Absent
178. The Woman Called La Brava Absent
179. School Festival Start!! Absent
180. Unbeknownst Absent
181. For Someone Else Absent
182. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
183. Festival All Day Long!! Appears

Anime Appearances

Appearances
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 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 Debut
84. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
85. School Festival Start!! Appears
86. Let It Flow! School Festival! Appears
87. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
88. His Start Absent

Trivia

  • The kanji in her full name is composed of "armor" ( ha?), "arrow" ( ya?), "to possess" ( yu?), and "bow" ( yu?).
  • Yuyu dyes her hair and has several piercings.[1]
  • Yuyu likes anything cute.[1]
    • She believes Nejire is the cutest thing in the galaxy.
  • Yuyu likes oranges.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 20, Omake
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis: The Official Character Guide.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 173.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 175.
  5. 5.0 5.1 My Hero Academia: School Briefs IV, Ch. 4
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 173 and Episode 83.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 20, Omake
  8. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 183 and Episode 86.

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