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My Hero Academia cosplayer's Himiko Toga is in a league of her own

by Matt Porter
Instagram: __yuru732 / Bandai Namco

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Himiko Toga is one of the most wicked villains in My Hero Academia, but one cosplayer was able to show off the cuter side of the bloodthirsty antagonist with their incredibly accurate cosplay.

My Hero Academia follows the story of Izuku Midoriya in his quest the become the greatest of all the pro heroes, taking the crown of his idol and mentor All Might who trains him to use his incredible Quirk, a superpower known as One For All.

The heroes protect the world from the various villains desperate to send the world plummeting into chaos, and none are more sadistic than Himiko Toga, a young girl with a vicious streak and a love of blood.

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Himiko Toga may look innocent, but she has a nasty streak.

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Associated with the League of Villians throughout the third season, then joining the Paranormal Liberation Front, Toga Himiko has an obsession with collecting the blood of her opponents, storing it in canisters around her neck.

Himiko doesn't just keep them for the pleasure though, as she uses the samples as part of her incredible Quirk 'Transform'. This lets her shape-shift into another person's appearance once she consumes their blood, although she doesn't gain their Quirks or knowledge.

When she isn't draining her enemies dry though, the villain often dresses as if she's a schoolgirl, wearing a blue sailors top with an oversized beige cardigan and a red scarf tied loosely around her neck. She matches this with a pleated skirt with knee-length socks, and the same brown dress shoes that many children wear when heading to class.

Japanese cosplayer Yuru captured the villain in her street clothes, posing in the same attire as Himiko is regularly seen in before engaging in combat.

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Her entire outfit is practically perfect, and is even holding one of the knives that the villain carries around, ready to strike if she sees a hero or a student of UA High.

Yuru has even captured the finer details of Toga, pushing her blonde hair into the same buns that the villain often wears hers in, capturing the scary yellow hue of her pupils, and even showing off the same fang-like teeth that the character has in the show.

My Hero Academia is currently in its fourth season, with Himiko Toga playing a major part in the story as Deku and his classmates continue honing their skills to become pro heroes, all while the shadow of villainy still looms large.

For the first time ever, the show is being simulcast in both English and Japanese, meaning the dubbed version of the show is available at the same time as the normal release.