Are you not keen on being interviewed, Himiko Toga? I'm afraid that's too bad. I haven't backed down from a good story ever since my first year in this biz. So I hope you understand, Himiko Toga, that I will strip you bare.
Chitose Kizuki to Himiko Toga in "Interview with a Vampire"

Chitose Kizuki ( () (づき) () (とせ) Kidzuki Chitose?)[1] also known by the code name Curious (キュリオス Kyuriosu?), was the executive director of Shoowaysha Publishing who was also secretly a leading member of the modern Meta Liberation Army. She is one of the main antagonists of the Meta Liberation Army Arc.


Chitose was a woman with long, pale lilac hair, worn parted to her left, full lips, and pale blue skin. Her eyes were unusual, in that her sclera was completely black whereas her eye irises were green, and her pupils were completely black. And they were framed by notably long eyelashes, wrinkles, and small eyebrows.

She wore a navy blue, shoulderless dress with long sleeves and an X-shaped belt with a circular buckle around her waist. For the Revival Party, Chitose also donned an unbuttoned, salmon-colored jacket with black fur around the collar and hem.



Chitose's crazy curiosity

Chitose's overzealous curiosity.

As described by her Liberation Army code name, Chitose was an immensely curious woman who is highly invested in her journalistic pursuits. Due to taking Rikiya Yotsubashi's advice to heart, she believes that stories based on face-to-face interviews are the best way to influence readers, treating even battles as an opportunity to ask questions about one's personality and motivations. As a publisher executive director, Chitose claims to have never given up on getting a good story ever since her early days in the journalism industry, fondly looking back on them occasionally.

Chitose has been inspired to claim the hearts of the people with her stories, all for the sake of the Meta Liberation Army.[2] Despite this, she is very callous about the lives of her soldiers, utilizing her Quirk to turn them into walking bombs as a battle strategy and describing it as a selfless act from their part.

Despite being uninterested in the League of Villains, Chitose greatly desires to learn about Himiko Toga, having shown an obsessive interest in the circumstances behind her descent into madness. Chitose knows many details about Himiko's life prior to becoming a criminal and wishes to create an article bringing her background as a villain to light.

Due to her immense curiosity and overzealous/obsessive nature, Chitose mentality even causes her to outright lose her sense of danger, as seen when despite being in the battlefield against Himiko Toga and nearly being stabbed and cut by her knife attacks, Chitose was not at all alarmed or even afraid for her life and simply continued to excitedly interview Himiko and even when she was falling to her death upon being affected by Zero Gravity, instead of feeling fear or trying to save her life, Chitose instead ecstatically proclaimed on how interesting her article on Himiko was going to be and excitedly laughed on how wonderful her lines were for her latest work and being completely oblivious to her fall and impending death.


Meta Liberation Army Arc

Chitose is present alongside the other leaders of the Meta Liberation Army during a meeting where Re-Destro declares their intention to destroy the League of Villains. During the meeting, she brings up how Detnerat had recently entered the Hero Industry.[3]

At the start of the Revival Celebration, Chitose confronts Himiko, recognizing her for the string of bloodletting murders she's connected to. Chitose suggests a headline about how the high schooler's fall into madness, but Himiko angrily rejects it.[4]

Himiko Toga vs Chitose Kizuki

Himiko declines Chitose’s interview.

Chitose proceeds to battle Himiko, attacking her in-mass with her comrades in order to corner her, all the while "interviewing" her on her reasons for becoming a villain and she proceeded on shedding light on Himiko's past prior to joining the League and expressing extreme interest and curiosity regarding her reasons for abandoning her normal life, where and how she obtained her survival and combat skills and the reasons for Himiko's descent into madness, even going as far as using her own subordinates as human bombs in order to further corner Himiko and prevent her from transforming by detonating their ingested blood inside her body in order for their "interview" to go unhindered.

As Himiko attempts to escape, Chitose continues to goad her, promising to go public with the tragic story of Himiko's downfall in order to demonstrate the righteousness of the Army's objective. When Himiko transforms into Ochaco Uraraka, Chitose dismisses it as her final attempt to "look cute" before her death but is caught off guard when Himiko activates Zero Gravity to levitate her into the air alongside her soldiers. Bewildered, Chitose assumes that Himiko's fear of death has allowed her Quirk to spontaneously evolve in power. When Himiko replies that she’s wrong and that Himiko only wants to "love" even more, Chitose begins saying that this would be her best headline ever before Himiko deactivates Zero Gravity, sending Chitose and her henchmen plummeting bloodily into the ground.[5]

Her death was later reported to the rest of her comrades who all mourned her.[6]


Meta Liberation Army

She was a valued member of the Army and they were distraught at her death, with Re-Destro shedding tears at her demise.[6]

Himiko Toga

Chitose fascinated by Himiko

Chitose fascinated by Himiko.

Chitose admits she's intrigued by Himiko Toga's backstory. She is downright obsessive with the idea of interviewing her, even in the middle of a deadly battle between the two; and she's quite amazed to watch her get more and more deranged as their fight goes on.

Chitose wants to know how and why a nice girl like Himiko became a serial killer and says she has already interviewed her parents and her former high school friends. Chitose wants to use her influence to turn Himiko into a martyr that was shunned and repressed by the hero society, which led to her becoming a villain, furthering the agenda of the Meta Liberation Army.[2]

She nearly kills Himiko by overwhelming her with numbers and hitting her with her Quirk repeatedly but is caught off guard when Himiko transforms into Ochaco Uraraka and uses Zero Gravity to levitate her into the air and drop her from a lethal height. Even so, all she can think about is how amazing the article about Himiko she'll write is going to be, smiling in pure euphoria while falling and being completely oblivious to her impending death.[5]


Overall Abilities: Chitose was a capable fighter and an excellent team leader in battle. She preferred to have her followers do most of the fighting for her in order to draw her opponents into traps laid down by her Quirk. To compensate for her close range weakness, she wielded a transformable chainring manufactured by Detnerat.

News Publication Executive: Chitose was the Executive Director of Shoowaysha Publishing, meaning she had a strong influence over the news updates distributed to the public.

  • Immense Resources: Due to her position, Chitose was shown to possess access to many sources of intellect which allowed her to easily gather information without arousing suspicion from the government, this being shown when she managed to gather detailed information about Himiko Toga's background, family, friends and personal history without difficulty, even managing to interview her former associates. Chitose has also stated that she researched the background information of each League member prior to their confrontation with them.

Leadership Skill: Chitose was one of the Top Commanders of the new Meta Liberation Army, a military force that consists of over 100,000 members.

Meta Ability

Landmine ( () (らい) Jirai?): Chitose's Meta Ability allowed her to bestow explosive properties on anything she touched, be it an object or a living being. A single landmine was not strong enough to be lethal, but she was capable of creating numerous landmines to make up for this weakness.[2]


2/6 D
3/6 C
3/6 C
4/6 B
5/6 A
Chitose's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book


Curious Flattener (キュリオスパンク Kyuriosu Panku?, lit. "Curious Puncture"): Manufactured by Detnerat Co., Chitose's chain ring appears as an ordinary bracelet until activated, at which point it rapidly transforms into a thick, brick-shaped gauntlet with four wedged protrusions on the front.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Debut
219. Go! Slidin' Go! Appears
220. My Villain Academia Absent
221. Memento from All For One Absent
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Absent
223. Cockroaches Appears
224. Revival Party Appears
225. Interview with a Vampire Appears
226. Bloody Love Death
227. Sleepy Mentioned
228. Wounded Soul Absent
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Absent
231. Path Absent
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Absent
234. Sense Destruction Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Absent


  • Shoowaysha Publishing is a parody of the actual Shueisha, the publisher of Shonen Jump, but it's spelled with different kanji and romanised in an alternative way.
  • Chitose's first name is composed of the kanji for "placement, deposit, leave behind" ( chi?) and "year" ( tose?), and her last name contains "spirit, mind, heart" ( ki?) and "moon" ( dzuki?).
  • She is the only executive of the Meta Liberation Army to have been killed.
  • Similar to her teammates and team-name, several of Chitose's character design/traits seems to be based from characters from Marvel Comics.
    • Her blue skin being directly taken from mutant villain and revolutionary, Mystique.
    • Her battle against Himiko Toga being a direct irony to the fact that Himiko's Quirk is similar to the mutant powers of another blue-skinned villain, Copycat.


  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 223.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 225.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 218.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 224.
  5. 5.0 5.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 226.
  6. 6.0 6.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 227.

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