My Hero Academia Creator Genderbends Your Favorite Heroes in New Sketch

When it comes to anime, the Internet has more fan-art out there than you could ever see in a lifetime. The fandom has come out with thousands of sketches honoring a slew of heroes, but they are not the only ones sharing such work. It turns out My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi does his own posts, and he showcased a major fan-art trend in a new sketch.

You know, since Horikoshi did an official genderbend of heroes like Izuku and more.

Recently, a brand-new volume of My Hero Academia went live in Japan. It was there Horikoshi included some extra sketches, and one piece of artwork saw Horikoshi bring Genderswap Academia to life.

Horikoshi draws some genderswaps! From My Hero Academia Smash Volume 1, out today! from r/BokuNoHeroAcademia

"When I got the genderswap art request, I had to think of a good visual distinction to signal the switch. The half-a**ed conclusion I arrived at? Eyelashes," Horikoshi said about the artwork.

As you can see above, the artwork gives a makeover to some major heroes. In the back left, you can spot Iida as the Class 1-A hero spots pigtails and a skirt. Izuku can be seen just in front of him, and it is difficult to miss the womanly silhouette Horikoshi gave the heroine, but he did not change up the character's shoes!

In the middle, Ochaco is one of the lone girls who has been genderbent, and the hero is rocking a male uniform. Of all the characters, she looks the most similar as a male, but Horikoshi did differentiate her sex with a clever eyelash swap.

And to the righthand side, fans can see the other swapped heroine. Tsuya is rocking short hair with this genderswap, and the look is pretty toned down. However, the final revised hero is none other than Bakugo and the swapped lady looks furious. In fact, it is hard to tell apart Female! Bakugo from his mother, but fans admit the character definitely pulls off the look.


So, do you prefer these versions of the characters or...? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all things comics and anime!

My Hero Academia was created by Kohei Horikoshi and has been running in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, who lives in a world where everyone has powers, even though he was born without them. Dreaming to become a superhero anyway, he's eventually scouted by the world's best hero All Might and enrolls in a school for professional heroes. The series has been licensed by Viz Media for an English language release since 2015. My Hero Academia is gearing up for an even bigger end of 2019 with both a fourth season of the anime and second big anime film.