When you watch My Hero Academia, you will not only see Izuku Midoriya, the hero in training, but also a whole group of teenagers who want to become heroes. After all, Izuku doesn’t just take private lessons from All Might or Gran Torino.
The anime, of course, loves high school stories, and we have them in spades. Class 1-A of the UA Hero school is made up of characters from different backgrounds: Shoto Todoroki, the sullen genius, Ochaco Uraraka, the girl next door, and Eijiro Kirishim.
At first, Denki Kaminari, the young blond boy, seems to be a mess as he is not particularly strong or has the worst grades in the class. Despite this, Denki puts all his heart into his schooling and we have seen him progress a lot. Let’s learn more about him.
The fourth season finale of My Hero Academia will take place on October 20, 2020. With four seasons of the anime under its belt, the stars of My Hero Academia have had plenty of opportunities to grow and perform heroic deeds, and even the supporting cast has had the chance to shine. So far, characters like Denki Kaminari have been easily dismissed as Class 1-A replacements, but there’s more to him than meets the eye, and Denki can be a lot of fun when viewers get to know him better. What makes him what he is? Check out our My Hero Academia Cosplays For Men and My Hero Academia Cosplays For Womens in our online shop along with our collections of clothing featuring your favourite heroes.
15) Denki has a Punch
Keep in mind that many of the characters and alters in My Hero Academia are references to shonen manga and western comics, as is Denki. It’s even visible on her face at times.
This is a reference to One-Punch Man, which is currently airing. Denki was actually created in Saitama Prefecture. Doesn’t that remind you of anything? His brain-frying lightning power makes him an iconic, goofy face, kind of like the bald guy in a hood we all know and love.
14) A Little Restraint
Although Denki is not particularly aggressive, he is not the type to throw himself into battle. His alter, on the other hand, is ideal for someone who likes to use it as it shoots electricity all around, no matter who is near him.
Although this causes the visor of his Denki-suit to explode, he can launch attacks in a wide area because of it. However, friends and foes alike are caught in the blast. Denki’s combat strength and confidence are affected by this lack of control, but this will soon be corrected.
13) Control At Last
What’s on Denki’s wrist? Mei Hatsume, from the AU support department, is a very busy woman, and she produces gadgets for students other than Izuku (although he seems to be one of her favourites). Denki wanted to have more control over his alter ego, so he turned to Mei for new toys.
Hands free, Denki can now use the energy channel on his wrist to throw objects that draw his lightning energy in a straight line. With this increased accuracy, Denki took down Seiji Shishikura of Shiketsu High School without causing any collateral damage. This was a game changer for Denki.
12) It starts from the bottom
Long story short: Izuku and Mina Ashido have the worst grades in Hero Class 1-A. What’s fascinating about My Hero Academia is that despite being born without an alter, Izuku isn’t the only student with a long way to go. Denki has adapted well and is committed to improving his lot.
It’s encouraging to see a lower-ranking Denki hold onto his weapons and take charge of his education and development (Mina too). He can only get better, so keep at it. Even if you screw up today, tomorrow is another day.
11) Denki / Jiro?
Shonen manga artists don’t usually focus on love stories in their works, as this is not the subject of the books. Some creators have fun hinting at couples, and fans take whatever they can and let their imagination run wild.
The world of anime shipping is huge, and devotees occasionally associate Denki and Kyoka Jiro (right). Although Jiro seems to be cool and uninvolved, she occasionally laughs at Denki’s antics, and on rare occasions has blushed while doing so. Maybe she thinks boys are funny?
10) He Likes Ladies
Do you remember the episode of the pool training? During the summer holidays, the girls in class 1-A were allowed to use the school pool, and Mineta and Denki had some suggestions. They were both excited to go swimming, but they imagined all the beautiful women in bikinis at the water’s edge, as well as Izuku getting permission for the boys to use the pool.
Mineta and Denki immediately rush to the pool to see the girls’ paradise… but they run straight into Tenya Iida. What followed was an intense workout, in which the girls were forced to wear their school-supplied swimming costumes in the pool. When there’s training to be done, there’s no time for fun.
9) He becomes more courageous
On the first day of school, students around the world were in for a surprise when evil people, led by Tomura Shigaraki, launched a full-scale assault on the USJ building. Many villains, big and small, were present at all times, and the students defended themselves until their instructors arrived.
Mineta and Denki, who had little control over his alter and no combat experience, were almost equally terrified. He was forced into the ranks of the evil-doers where he unleashed his electricity on instinct. Fortunately, Denki is a quick learner, and he was 100% sure of his abilities by the time of the UA school festival. He lost to Ibara Shiozaki in single combat, but at least he’s got guts now. That’s something.
8) It Tastes Bland
All AU students were relocated to dormitories at the end of the series for their safety, and they were given a license to decorate and furnish their rooms as they wished. Why not have a place of your own? Izuku filled his room with All Might memorabilia, while Fumikage Tokoyami’s room was a gothic pit of darkness.
Danby, on the other hand, has a rather basic and bland room. You could say he just grabbed every random item he could find and crammed it into the space, including a dart board and headgear he’s never been seen wearing on car license plates. Perhaps he should make an appointment with a cataloguer to come up with new ideas.
7) His Improved Costume
Denki’s first hero costume, which he created himself, is shown here. Every student hero creates his or her own costume to stand out and express themselves, but Denki’s is so basic that it hardly appears as a costume at first glance. It is simply a black jacket and white shirt, black trousers and boots, and the device on his ear.
However, students can upgrade and modify their costumes, including Denki. He has a utility belt and stylish blue glasses, as well as an electric guidance system on his wrist created by Mei. It looks great on him, kid.
6) He Is Cold
Denki is the most laid-back student at the university, and is never short of a fun topic of conversation or a witty remark to make. He is sociable and wants to be included, which makes him a pleasure to be around.
Denki’s desire to help people, which he inherited from his mother and which is unwavering, also applies to combat. Despite facing Seiji in combat and even going up against the intimidating Seiji, Denki doesn’t hesitate to taunt Bakugo or tell Seiji how quickly to judge others. Oh, he’s so cute! Even though he’s an adult and I’m a kid, it’s still hilarious to watch him talk.
5) Scary Original Version
While some characters in My Hero Academia have undergone substantial transformations since their first ideas, others seem to have made little progress. Denki is one character who has undergone a complete 180 degree transformation.
At first, he was thought to be a nameless lightning-using antagonist with long wild hair and a black leather outfit similar to Present Mic’s current look. He wasn’t even a student; he was just there as a token lightning user. Denki got much better in the end.
4) His Alter Enjoys The Land
As far as alter types are concerned, Denki’s Quirk, which is electric, gives him certain advantages. If he fights in an urban environment or near a water source, he can become much more powerful and surprise his opponents.
However, if one is aware of this energy and its limits, one can use it to one’s advantage. A skilled practitioner can even attack an opponent from a distance by sending the electricity of his alter ego through metal objects or power lines and striking the enemy in unexpected directions. Water can also be used in this way, whether it is plumbing, rivers or even rainwater.
3) It is Expressive
Deku is far from being the quietest student in class 1-A, which puts him in contrast to Fumikage Tokoyami and Koji Koda, who are both very quiet. Instead, he likes to be around friends and gets excited or scared quite quickly.
When it was revealed that Mineta had placed 9th in the class midway through the course, Denki exploded, becoming dramatic and spectacularly beating Seiji Shishikura in the hero licensing exam. He has a knack for showing it all.
2) He loses his temper easily
Denki is a passionate young man with a lot of flair. Unlike Shoto and Fumikage, who are always very calm, Denki is more likely to panic or worry when faced with a problem, whether it’s the arrival of bad guys or an upcoming event.
Poor Denki, in other words, cannot handle stress and may channel his anxious energy in harmful ways, for example by impulsively fighting bad guys or becoming anxious and distressed during an exam. This is an area where he will need to improve.
1) The Meanings Of His Name
Denki, as is the case with most of the characters in this saga, has a meaningful name that reflects her alternation and/or personality based on the phonetics of her name and the kanji used to write it. His surname, which contains the characters for “above” and “sound”, is similar to a thunderclap.
The name “lightning” and “spirit”, which is his first name, are just some of the terms that make him nauseous. He may well be a hero with a lot of spirit. Find our My Hero Academia Wigs and My Hero Academia Wall Art in our online shop along with our collections of clothing representing your favourite heroes.