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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse meets My Hero Academia in epic comic crossover

Published: 16/Mar/2019 23:37 Updated: 17/Mar/2019 7:02

by Virginia Glaze

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With ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ winning Best Animated Feature at the 2019 Academy Awards, it comes as no surprise that another best-selling superhero franchise would find its way into the mix.

[Caution: Spoilers ahead!]

Artist ‘oroxoss’ shared a unique melding of ‘Spider-Verse’ and anime/manga series ‘My Hero Academia’ in a Reddit post on March 13, which showed an epic rendition of one of ‘Spider-Verse’s’ key scenes.

In the comic, ‘My Hero’s’ main character, Deku, takes the place of Miles Morales, who learns to embrace his special powers at the encouragement of All Might (replacing Peter Parker).

BNHA X Spiderverse crossover fanart by me! from r/BokuNoHeroAcademia

“All Might, when will I know I’m ready?” Deku asks, quoting Miles Morales’ line from the movie.

“You won’t, Young Midoriya,” All Might answers. “It’s just a leap of faith.”

The comic also features a unique look into Deku’s ‘Spider-Man’ rendition, featuring a casual, green outfit with a mask and red sneakers.

Viz MediaMy Hero Academia is set to air its fourth season in October 2019, following its feature film ‘Two Heroes’ in July of 2018.

It makes sense that oroxoss would choose to combine these two insanely popular superhero universes – in fact, the artist even teased a possible continuation of the comic, as told by their comment under the post.

“I originally planned on just doing this as a one-time fan art with this scene, but if ever I can think of another scene that works well with BNHA characters, then I might do more,” oroxoss wrote.

Marvel‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ received critical acclaim upon release, going on to win Best Animated Feature at the 2019 Academy Awards.

The ‘My Hero’ x ‘Spider-Verse’ crossover is also fitting, as ‘My Hero’s’ mangaka Kohei Horikoshi even cited Spider-Man as one of his favorite superheroes at San Diego Comic Con in July 2018.

A ‘Spider-Verse’ sequel and spinoff series are already in the works, while ‘My Hero’ season four is set to air in October of 2019.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer goes viral as fiery real life Katsuki Bakugou

Published: 4/Dec/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer made waves on Instagram after creating the perfect depiction of hot-headed character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist’s explosive take on the protagonist will have fans feeling the heat.

Few animes transcend the level of popularity that My Hero Academia has. Its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks has become an absolute worldwide phenomenon.

A cosplayer celebrated the franchise by sharing their true-to-life take on popular character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist looks so much like him, it’s almost as if the fiery student has burned his way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Bakugou in My Hero Academia anime season 1.
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The short-tempered student is beloved by fans.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s perfect Bakugou

While most of the anime centers on main protagonist Izuku Midoriya, the series quickly introduces a diverse cast once the character enrolls at U.A High. One of those is his childhood friend and rival Bakugou. 

Cosplayer Soph ‘sophieriiis’ went viral on Instagram after sharing their mind-blowing transformation into the hot-headed Katsuki. The artist brought the student’s explosive quirk to life with the help of photographer ‘jacob.cr2‘, who captured them posing with flames shooting from their hands.

In the series, Bakugou is able to store up sweat into his grenade shaped wrist guards, which Sophie has faithfully portrayed with life-size props. The artist also perfectly mirrored the hero’s large metal knee pads and neck brace which he uses to protect himself from explosions.

 

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In another stunning shot posted to their social media, the cosplayer re-created an iconic scene from season one of the anime. With both fists extended out, the artist captured the character’s rage which has become his trademark throughout the popular series.

 

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My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga back in 2014, however its anime adaptation a fews years later by Studio Bones made it a cultural worldwide phenomena.

The series’ animated fourth arc wrapped up in April, with rumors of season five returning sometime in 2021. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.