Bakugo From My Hero Academia Was Almost Completely Different

Kōhei Horikoshi’s “My Hero Academia” is like a Shōnen love letter to superhero comic books. With its unique label of superpowers as “quirks” and intriguing villains for the young heroes to face, it’s no wonder the manga series has sold over 50 million copies so far (via Crunchyroll). But besides super feats and massive battles for justice, the series does a stellar job of introducing some memorable characters.

This, of course, includes the series’ resident bad-boy Katsuki Bakugo, whose superiority complex is about as explosive as his nitroglycerin sweat. In a tweeted, fan-translated interview from Cinema Today, Horikoshi noted that Bakugo is a polarizing guy among fans. And although the author said that the hero would never venture into the dark side and become a villain, it still doesn’t deter from the fact that he’s a bit of a punk. However, if Horikoshi had stuck to his original concept for the character, we could have experienced a vastly different version of Bakugo.

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