Deku's Popularity Falters in My Hero Academia Popularity Poll

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

After taking second place last year, hero-in-training Izuku "Deku" Midoriya has fallen even further in the rankings to the #3 spot. Shoto Todoroki took the runner-up spot this year behind the hot-headed Bakugo. This is Bakugo's third year in the top position, one I'm sure he'd love to hold over his classmates' heads.

A new character shot to the #4 spot for this year. The Pro Hero Hawks, who made is manga debut in May, is a new fan-favorite. The hero has two red wings that he can use to fly and attack foes.

This week's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine published the poll results on Monday and listed 132 characters overall. Staff received 80,714 votes in total and more than 2,000 votes came in from outside Japan. The top 10 results are:

  1. Katsuki Bakugo
  2. Shoto Todoroki
  3. Izuku "Deku" Midoriya
  4. Hawks
  5. Eijiro "Red Riot" Kirishima
  6. Tsunagu "Best Jeanist" Hakamata
  7. Momo "Creati" Yaoyorozu
  8. Enji "Endeavor" Todoroki
  9. Tenya "Ingenium" Iida
  10. Toshinori "All Might" Yagi

The My Hero Academia manga and anime has established itself as a fan-favorite series. The film My Hero Academia: Two Heroes earned 500,320,000 yen (about US$4.49 million) in its first three days to rank #4 in its opening weekend. The movie has since earned more than 1.5 billion yen (about US$13.46 million) at the Japanese box office.

The film's home video release will include a new bonus anime All Might: Rising The Animation that will adapt the "No.0 ALL MIGHT: RISING" one-shot manga given out to the film's first million audience members in Japan. Viz Media released the 10-page manga for free in English on its website.

The series will get a stage play next spring and Legendary Entertainment is producing a Hollywood live-action adaptation. The manga has inspired three television anime series, and a fourth season is in the works. The third 25-episode series premiered on April 7.

Source: Weekly Shōnen Jump #52

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