My Hero Academia’s Bakugo and MMA fighter Kota Miura have a few things in common: they’re both blonde, wear green gloves, and are fist-fights. The only difference between the two was that Miura probably didn’t yell at her opponent “F*ck!”
A photo of MMA fighter Kota Miura, son of legendary soccer player Kazuyoshi “King Kazu” Miura, has gone viral. The photo in question is Miura taking a break with a slight smile. While many praised how cool Miura looked, Twitter user @/hiocha noted some similarities between the boxer and another explosive character from My Hero Academia and sent a plea in the universe. online for someone to “draw Bakugo in this.”
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Fans immediately responded to @/hiocha’s pleas into space with great enthusiasm. @/J_I_N_X_T replaced Miura with Bakugo and even included details like blood on Miura’s cheeks and forehead, with Bakugo grinning revealing fangs. The illustration received almost a thousand likes.
A talented Sony fan artist (@/gsony24) painted a different interpretation of Ba-kota with more shadows and coloring in their art, highlighting Bakugo’s muscles. Their art has received countless compliments, with one posting “omg.. i don’t know how to breathe[e]” and “Dude, I’m here for the goddamn Bakugo boxer.” Another fan artist (@/shizuki502) brought the fighting worlds of My Hero Academia and MMA closer by illustrating Bakugo’s friends in their fan art. Deku cheered Kacchan on with a sign with Kirishima raising his fist in the air. Meanwhile, Todoroki was there to film it all, giving Bakugo a sparkling thumbs up.
About Bakugo’s Kota Miura
Miura made his debut at RIZIN’s New Year’s Eve tournament called RIZIN 33 in featherweight in December 2021, where he made a pretty good impression against his opponent. Featured with moves like the Guillotine Choke, it wasn’t until he performed the Soccer Ball Kick as an homage to his father that he started garnering more attention. Miura noticed comparisons to Bakugo, as he thanked a fan artist @/naagyoo_arts for their illustrations.
One of the most difficult to like and root characters in Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga series, Bakugo has matured a lot since his first appearance. Although Bakugo’s personality hasn’t changed much, as he’s still quick to anger and often shows up for two seconds to blast people to shreds, Bakugo’s journey of redemption to become a better hero and a Better Friend is one of the highlights of the series. Bakugo regularly tops fan popularity polls.
All six seasons of My Hero Academia are available on Crunchyroll. Season 7 is in development.