The Forest Training Camp arc back in Season 3 seems like such a long time ago considering how much Izuku Midoriya has gone through in My Hero Academia's fourth season. This was a majorly pivotal moment in Deku's hero life, however, as it was the first real time he wasn't just fighting to stay alive alongside his fellow Class 1-A members but was fighting to protect the life of the young boy, Kota. Summoning all of his power in the fight against Muscular, it was here where Deku became Kota's own hero.
Kota first expressed his thanks with a special letter that Deku continues to cherish to this day (and was what continues to help him be a hero in U.A. Academy), but the latest episode confirmed that Kota's love for Deku goes even further than that. In fact, in an adorable reunion between the two it's revealed that Kota is Deku's first official fan.
Episode 87 of the series features the return of Kota and the Wild, Wild Pussycats as they check in on Class 1-A after all those months of craziness. Kota is initially trying to play off the fact that he's too cool for Deku, but Mandalay reveals that Kota wanted some red shoes of his own. Kota's embarrassed even further, but when Deku reveals he's happy that they match, Kota's true happiness begins to shine through a little.
With some unofficial merch to his name, Deku now has the beginnings of his very own fan club with the young Kota. It seems like Deku made a much huger impact on Kota than initially expected, and now he's got a fan for life who wants to be just like him!
Read on to see what fans are saying about Deku getting his first official fan, and let us know your thoughts in the comments! You can also talk to me directly about all things anime and other cool things @Valdezology on Twitter!
"Can't Handle the Cuteness"
not @ me sobbing over kota aspiring to be like deku MY HEART CAN’T HANDLE THE CUTENESS pic.twitter.com/zn6xuOb2bR— ً (@fantasykatsuki) March 28, 2020
Kota is Coming Through with the Unofficial Merch!
THIS SO PRECIOUS! T-T KOTA IS DEKU NO.1 FAN! HE EVEN BOUGHT UNOFFICIAL MERCH! THIS SO CUTE! I CAN'T-😭 pic.twitter.com/Et7zpC1Xzo— Kisa (@KisaSan98) March 28, 2020
Those Shoes Though
i will also never shut up about how kota chose red shoes bc DEKU HAS RED SHOES 🥺 pic.twitter.com/VdtZWeEQnP— 𝓂𝒾𝓀𝓇𝑜𝓀𝑜𝓈𝓂𝑜𝓈 ⁷ 00:00 (@YOONGISTRWBRRY) March 28, 2020
kota’s and deku’s matching shoes pic.twitter.com/CcgUEhvxZj— ℳℯℎ⚜飛べ (@tgvonxmariax) March 28, 2020
"How Many Kids will Deku Adopt?"
Kota went and became Deku's first fan and got himself (unofficial) Deku merch. He can brag all about it in the future ;-;
How many kids will Deku adopt, before his official debut? He already has 3! He's the cutest and nicest nii-chan pic.twitter.com/A5XGS49v0f— 💥Roo💥H E R O ✨ T O O (@Color_Division) March 28, 2020
"Self Proclaimed Leader of the Deku Fanbase"
Kota, self proclaimed leader of the Deku fanbase. The rest of us mortals can't hope to live up to this legend
(Those heels do be making some points doe) pic.twitter.com/vyB1eSF609— Zayn🥦💫 (@medoreeya) March 28, 2020