With the next season of popular anime My Hero Academia set to release in October 2019, fans are left with a fairly lengthy wait to see where the story goes, next - but one artist is taking matters into their own hands.
New York-based artist ‘Kellzallday’ has created a stunning mesh between the young heroes of My Hero Academia and the classic characters of the Street Fighter franchise, drawing each hero in the iconic attire of Street Fighter’s world warriors.
Kicking off in December of 2018, Kellz started their project with the gravity-defying Uraraka Ochako, who, in the spirit of her internship with Top Hero Gunhead, took on the schoolgirl uniform of Sakura Kasugano, known for her admiration of the series’ main protagonist, Ryu.
Kellz wasn’t finished, just yet; they likewise combined Mina Ashido with Alpha 3 wrestler R. Mika - likely due to their bubbly personalities, going on to give Yaomomo the iconic leotard of Cammy White’s Delta Red Forces.
Kellz’s fanart has since become so popular that cosplayers have even brought these crossovers to the real world, with cosplayer ‘Lindsgaycosplay’ creating a near-perfect rendition of Yaomomo’s Cammy-inspired look.
It’s not all about the heroes, though; Kellz made sure to give some love to MHA’s villains, as well, seeing fit to combine Himiko Toga’s psychotic personality with Juri Han’s insatiable thirst for vengeance.
Kellz’ latest additions to the collection include one of Street Fighter’s brand-new characters, the orb-wielding Menat, who Kellz combined with Hearing Hero Kyoka Jiro - although we’re not sure if the orb plays music, in this case.
While it might seem like their collection features only femme fatales, Kellz has finally added a male to the mix, finding Bakugou’s explosive personality a good match for Ken Masters’ own fiery moveset.
Bakugou’s explosive entrance to Kellz’ collection comes in the wake of one of the fighting game community’s largest tournaments of the season, Combo Breaker, which features a Premier Event on the Capcom Pro Tour - marking a major opportunity for competitive Street Fighter V players.
While My Hero Academia doesn’t boast a fighting game in the traditional sense, Bandai Namco released My Hero: One’s Justice in August 2018, which allows players to throw down with their favorite heroes.
With these crossovers in mind, it would be pretty cool if SFV managed to drop some My Hero skins in the future. What heroes would you like to see featured next in Kellz’s artwork?