Eijiro Kirishima is a major character in Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia series. Kirishima is one of the most gifted aspiring heroes in the series, as evidenced by his position as a Class 1-A student at UA, one of Japan’s most renowned hero schools.
Eijiro Kirishima is one of the main protagonists of My Hero Academia. Here are 10 facts about Eijiro Kirishima from My Hero Academia that most people don’t know. He was one of the most important characters in the series during the revision arc, and his role will be even more significant in the future. Kirishima is driven by a fiery passion and unwavering determination. His ambition is to become a unique professional hero, never seen before. Find our My Hero Academia Pencil Box and My Hero Academia Notebooks on our online store along with our collections of clothing representing your favorite heroes.
10) His Inspiration
Eijiro Kirishima is one of the loudest characters in the series. Therefore, his role model is someone who has similar traits. According to Eijiro Kirishima, the hero he admires is Crimson Riot. Not only does Eijiro Kirishima copy elements of the hero’s name and personal beliefs from Crimson Riot, but he also copies his personal values.
This is supported by the fact that Kirishima has a burning infatuation with things that cause him to shed his emotions. He also moves quickly with bravery and vigor, which helps explain why he is such a big Crimson Riot fan.
9) His Hero Name
Eijiro Kirishima, like the other children in his class, has chosen a hero’s name of which he seems to be rather proud. Eijiro Kirishima also chose a similar nickname, Sturdy Hero: Red Riot, after his idol, Crimson Riot.
The name is a pun on the original name, toughness, which can also refer to toughness. It is also a reminder of Eijiro Kirishima’s favorite hero, Crimson Riot.
8) His Alters
Eijiro Kirishima has a second personality known as hardening. This alteration gives him the ability to change his body at will into something harder and sharper. Although his abilities have proven to be more than enough, Kirishima has little regard for him. According to him, the hardening is not too flashy an alter. In fact, he once thought that this double did not deserve to be a Pro-Hero.
However, after seeing the enormous strength of Hardening’s Quirk, it is reasonable to conclude that everything Kirishima believed was not correct. In fact, he is one of the greatest potentials of the series right now.
7) Own Love
At the beginning of his life, Eijiro was a quiet and reserved young man. Eijiro was a loud and outgoing child, but he was not always so outgoing. Before entering UA High School, Kirishima had very low self-esteem and saw himself as a weak hero, unable to achieve great things.
However, through his efforts, he was able to completely transform himself into the person we know today. He adopted a strong and flamboyant personality when he enrolled at the University of Alaska, and fortunately for him, it worked out wonderfully.
6) Relationship with Bakugo
Kirishima is a classmate of Bakugo Katsuki who, like all his other classmates, is considered a rival. While this is the case for most of Bakugo’s other friends, things are slightly different when it comes to Kirishima. Kirishima is the only person in the class known to be able to look at Bakugo as an equal, being the feisty guy that he is.
Despite the fact that Midoriya is the one challenging Bakugo for the main hero position, it is Kirishima who has that unique connection with him and allows him to compete with Bakugo Katsuki in the end.
5) His Competence
Eijiro Kirishima’s hardening quirk and continuous efforts allowed him to pass the AU entrance exam with flying colors, coming in second place. He has developed considerably in terms of using his alter over time, making him one of the strongest students in the school and deserving to stand alongside Bakugo, Midoriya and Todoroki.
His fighting style is also quite special in that he can run at the enemy without worrying too much. This is due to Kirishima’s ability to use his alter to inflict a lot of damage while suffering very little.
4) His Weakness
His Quirk, on the other hand, allows him to take hits. The disadvantage of his Quirk is that it can be defeated just as easily. Kirishima’s Quirk loses its effectiveness when subjected to a barrage of attacks, especially if they are powerful. If he receives enough force behind his attack, the barrier erected by his alter will gradually fracture, and the alter will begin to fade.
Eijiro loses his energy and the alter fades away in the process. This was evident in his altercation with Rappa of the Shie Hassaikai during the review arc of the series, My Hero Academia.
3) His training
Eijiro Kirishima frequently trains with his classmate Mashirao Ojiro to increase his durability and further strengthen his alter. Ojiro hits Kirishima with his strong tail, absorbing the power of it which helps him improve the strength of his hardening alter.
In the future, Kirishima will also be able to train with Bakugo Katsuki, and just like with Ojiro, he will be able to increase his durability by absorbing Bakugo’s explosions and increasing the strength of his alter.
2) The Resistance Offered By His alter
Contrary to what Kirishima believed, his alternate personality is quite effective against most enemies, as seen in the Shie Hassaikai arc. In addition, the deployment of Quirk Hardening makes him resistant to heat-based assaults like Todoroki’s fire and shockwave-based assaults.
This allows Kirishima to fight enemies like Dabi, who use heat-based abilities. With sufficient training, Kirishima can increase his resistance to such powers and become more powerful as a result.
1) Unbreakable Red Riot
After several years of training, Kirishima evolved his abilities to a higher level, becoming known as Red Riot Unbreakable. This form was originally used in the Shie Hassaikai arc. When released, Red Riot Unbreakable transforms Kirishima into a frightening character with an impressive appearance, while increasing the strength of his body.
Both his defense and attack are boosted to incredibly high levels in this form, making him extremely difficult to face. The downside of this ability is that it can only be held for about 40 seconds before dissipating. Find our My Hero Academia Bookmarks and My Hero Academia Thermos in our online store along with our collections of clothing representing your favorite heroes.