My Hero Academia, one of the most popular anime series ever created, features a collection of memorable characters. This allows fans to quickly identify which character is which. Furthermore, most fans are aware that Tamaki Amajiki, known as the hero Suneater, is a student of UA High School Class 3-A and is part of the “Big Three,” a group formed by the most powerful students in the school. However, there is a lot that fans probably don’t know about the character and that is what we will cover in this article.
Fans who follow his saga are no doubt aware of his aloof personality and his distinctive TAMAKI Amajiki alter. However, there is still much to learn about Tamaki beyond the basics. Here are 10 of the most fascinating facts about the character. Find our My Hero Academia Bag and My Hero Academia Fanny Pack in our online shop along with our collections of clothing representing your favourite heroes.
10) His name
Kanji are Chinese characters used in Japanese writing. When you look at Tamaki’s kanji, her name has a hidden meaning, just like many other character names in the My Hero Academia universe.
The name “Tamaki” is derived from the kanji for “ring” and the name “Amajiki” contains the characters meaning “to eat”, referring to Tamaki’s alternate form that acquires physical characteristics from what he eats.
9) Date of Birth
Tamaki was born on March 4, according to his character description. He is now 18 years old in the current plot of the series. This also means that he shares a birthday with Untenmaru Kurumada from My Hero Academia, a Pro Hero Endeavour pilot who worked at the same age as him.
8) His size
Another thing Tamaki’s profile reveals about him is his height. Tamaki is 177 centimetres (or about 5’9″) tall. For comparison’s sake, this puts him squarely in the middle of the big three in terms of height: he is taller than Nejire, who is 164 centimetres (or about 5’8″), but shorter than Mirio, who is 181 centimetres (or about 5’9″).
7) His Blood Group
Amami’s blood type is AB, which is one of the rarest blood types on the planet. It represents only 10% of the population of Japan.
People with AB blood, according to the Japanese idea of the blood type personality, can be controlled and logical. They are not quick to act or jump to conclusions, but they are also distant and cold. Despite this, her personality is not far from the truth…
6) His Voice Actor
Aaron Dismuke, the English voice of Tamaki, has been working as an English voice actor for nearly 18 years and is known for his roles in anime such as Fairy Tail , Dr. Stone , and Fullmetal Alchemist .
In the English language MHA anime, he plays both Tamaki and Kosei Tsubaraba, a class 1-B student in the English dubbing.
5) His tastes
Apart from his name, nothing is known about Tamaki’s likes and dislikes, as he is not particularly “open” with others. However, his character profile comes to the rescue once again. According to My Hero Academia mangaka Kohei Horikoshi, Tamaki’s favourite insect is the butterfly.
This is a complete surprise to him, and is not explained in the series, but given how much of Tamaki’s personality he keeps hidden, it’s not out of character.
4) His childhood
As in the previous two episodes, there is an abundance of humour in this one. However, the comedy doesn’t carry as much weight because it lacks any real substance or understanding of how Tamaki communicates with others. In contrast, her childhood is gloriously revealed.
From the flashbacks that pepper Tamaki’s story, we learn that he has been a close friend of Mirio’s since third grade. When they first met, Tamaki had just changed schools and was anxious, but they managed to bond over their shared love of heroes.
3) His Anxiety
Each of Horikoshi’s characters contains a part of himself. Tamaki’s experience of changing schools and meeting Mirio is based on a real event in Horikoshi’s life. Similarly, Tamaki’s fear is inspired by Horikoshi’s own social anxiety.
Horikoshi attended Jump Festa 2017, hosted by Weekly Shonen Jump, in which My Hero Academia is published, in January this year. The massive gathering, reportedly numbering over 100,000 people, infuriated him, prompting him to develop a character with similar issues.
2) His Super Movements
Tamaki’s two super-attacks are both inspired by ancient historical figures. The first, “Kraken”, is a reference to the mythical sea monster known as the Kraken. The second, “Chimera Centaur”, is based on the Centaur, a half-human, half-horse creature from Greek mythology.
A chimera is a mythical beast that is composed of parts of various organisms. It is another legendary creature, a monstrosity composed of various animal parts. It is also an allusion to the way Tamaki transforms into a “hybrid” to perform the above-mentioned super attacks.
1) His popularity
Tamaki is a low-key secondary character who doesn’t get much screen time in My Hero Academia. He is, without a doubt, one of the least liked heroes in My Hero Academia.
However, in the latest Weekly Shonen Jump readers’ poll, Tamaki ranked 22nd with 292 votes, ahead of Mirio (25th place with 245 votes) and Nejire (38th place with 67 votes). Perhaps he is finally getting the credit he deserves? Only time will tell. You can find our My Hero Academia Tote Bags and My Hero Academia Bracelets in our online shop along with our collections of clothing representing your favourite heroes.