Bakugo Leads My Hero Academia’s 9th Character Popularity Polls

The popularity polls were first announced during the release of Chapter 403, with the voting period starting on Oct 16 and ending on Dec 18, 2023.

© K. Horikoshi/ Shueisha, My Hero Academia Project

The results for My Hero Academia’s 9th character popularity poll from Japan are in and it looks like Bakugo remains the undisputed number 1 in all of the polls, except for the 1st one.

The popularity polls were first announced during the release of Chapter 403, with the voting period starting on Oct 16 and ending on Dec 18, 2023. And the results came during the release of Chapter 419 on April 7.

Totally, there are 30 characters in the poll and their ranks, along with their vote count, are as follows:

Rank Characters Vote Count
1 Katsuki Bakugo        23,441
2 Izuku Midoriya (Deku)        18,488
3 Shoto Todoroki        13,478
4 Dabi          6,848
5 Hawks          5,755
6 Endeavor          4,973
7 Eijiro Kirishima          4,827
8 Tenya Lida          3,420
9 Ochako Uraraka          3,315
10 Mezou Shouji          3,279
11 Neito Monoma          3,204
12 Denki Kaminari          2,767
13 Shōta Aizawa          2,745
14 Hitoshi Shinso          2,720
15 All Might          2,499
16 Himiko Toga          2,263
17 Tomura Shigaraki          2,235
18 Kyoka Jiro          1,879
19 Hanta Sero          1,613
20 Rody Soul          1,268
21 Present Mic          1,121
22 Fumikage Tokoyami             912
23 Momo Yaoyorozu             801
24 Mirko             723
25 Yo Shindo             721
26 Tsuyu Asui 587
27 Chronostasis 566
28 Toru Hagakure             561
29 Tamaki Amajiki             517
30 Mirio Togata             466

Compared to the previous polls, the top 3 characters are the same with little variations for the rest.

About My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia is a manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected into 39 tankōbon volumes as of November 2023.

It inspired many spin-off manga, including My Hero Academia: Smash!!, Vigilantes, and Team-Up Missions. Besides light novels, stage plays, and souvenirs, the franchise has produced many video games.

Studio Bones produced the first season from April to June 2016, a second from April to September 2017, a third from April to September 2018, a fourth from October 2019 to April 2020, a fifth from March to September 2021, a sixth from October 2022 to March 2023, and a seventh that is currently in production.

It has three animated films, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, Heroes Rising, and World Heroes’ Mission, plus nine original video animations. The Fourth animated film and a live-action Legendary Entertainment film are currently being planned.

Crunchyroll describes Season 1 of My Hero Academia as follows:

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not enough to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies.

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