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The great hero Napoleon Bonaparte once said... 'True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life.' Plus Ultra!! Break a leg, everyone!!
Hizashi Yamada to the U.A. Entrance Exam participants in "Entrance Exam"

Hizashi Yamada[1] ( (やま) () ひざし Yamada Hizashi?), also known as Voice Hero: Present Mic (プレゼント・マイク Purezento Maiku?)[2] is a Pro Hero who teaches English at U.A. High School.

Appearance

Hizashi is a tall, slim man with long blond hair, which he wears spiked upwards in a huge tuft behind his head, and a small mustache. He has rectangular eyes with concentric greenish-yellow pupils (red in the manga), and he is almost always seen with a large smile on his face, and has never been seen drawn with nostrils.

His hero costume consists of a black jacket with a very tall collar, upturned and complete with studs, and matching black pants and knee-high boots. He sports tan shoulder pads and a red belt and elbow pads, all studded, and black fingerless gloves. His neck is always obscured by a directional speaker which he uses with his Quirk. He always wears a pair of headphones with the word "HAGE" written on the headband, and a pair of orange-tinted shades.

His hero costume when he was a second year student is similar to the current one, although it lacked the shoulder pads and the directional speaker. Hizashi carried megaphones attached to his wrists that he used to boost his Quirk. These megaphones would later be replaced by his directional speaker in the present day.

Gallery

Personality

Hizashi maintains the eccentric persona of a radio host. He often poses when he talks and maintains a certain level of excitement or volume regardless of the situation. His attitude made Kyoka Jiro mistake him for a simple announcer rather than an actual Pro Hero.[3]

When in front of a crowd of people, he often attempts to bring his audience up to his level by getting them involved (he sometimes refers to them as his 'listeners', even while on a live stage). He will continue to act this way regardless of the crowds' response. He also has a good people sense, knowing to restrain Shota Aizawa from a crowd of reporters, a situation that could have resulted in widespread negative publicity. He has a great aversion to bugs, to the point where he faints when too many are in his general vicinity. He admits to much preferring urban areas to forested ones.

Though he tends to be a jovial individual, Hizashi is capable of great rage as demonstrated by his reaction to discovering that Kurogiri is a Nomu created from the corpse of his late friend Oboro Shirakumo and his confrontation with the man responsible, Kyudai Garaki.

Abilities

Keen Intellect: Hizashi was the first of the teachers to point out the possibility of a traitor in U.A., even stating his reasons for why this would be the case.

Bilingualism: Hizashi is an English teacher at a Japanese school, which implies that he is fluent in both languages.

Quirk

Voice

Hizashi's super loud scream.

Voice (ヴォイス Voisu?): Hizashi's Quirk allows him to increase the volume of his voice, giving him an ability that is similar to a sonic scream. The sound from Hizashi's Quirk is strong enough to cause people's ears to bleed from far away.

The only known weakness of this Quirk is that the loud sounds do not travel well underground, making this Quirk ineffective against anything that is underground or separated from him by layers of earth.

Super Moves

  • Loud Voice (ラウドヴォイス Raudovoisu?): Hizashi raises his voice to higher levels and releases a shockwave strong enough to shatter glass and blowback anything in his way.
  • DJ Punch (D (ディー) J (ジェイ) パンチ Dī Jei Panchi?): Hizashi throws a strong right hook punch at his opponent.

Stats

Power
 
3/5 C
Speed
 
2/5 D
Technique
 
4/5 B
Intelligence
 
5/5 A
Cooperativeness
 
5/5 A
Hizashi's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Power
 
3/6 C
Speed
 
3/6 C
Technique
 
4/6 B
Intelligence
 
4/6 B
DJ Soul
 
6/6 S+
Hizashi's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Equipment

Directional Speaker System: Hizashi has a device around his neck that allows him to aim his amplified voice in a specific direction.

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Entrance Exam Arc
1. Izuku Midoriya: Origin Absent
2. Roaring Muscles Absent
3. Entrance Exam Debut
4. Starting Line Appears
Quirk Apprehension Test Arc
5. Smashing into Academia Mentioned
6. What I Can Do For Now Absent
7. Costume Change? Absent
U.S.J. Arc
12. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Iida! Appears
13. Rescue Training Absent
14. Encounter with the Unknown Absent
15. Vs. Absent
16. Know Your Enemies Absent
17. Game Over Absent
18. Heroes' Counterattack Absent
19. All Might Absent
20. The World of Pros Absent
21. In Each of Our Hearts Absent
U.A. Sports Festival Arc
22. That's the Idea, Ochaco Absent
23. Roaring Sports Festival Appears
24. Mad Dash and Knockdown Appears
25. In Their Own Quirky Ways Appears
26. Chase Down the Leader Fantasy
27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations Fantasy
28. Strats, Strats, Strats Appears
29. Unaware Appears
30. Cavalry-Match Finale Voice
31. The Boy Born with Everything Appears
32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land! Appears
33. Shinso's Situation Appears
34. Victory or Defeat Appears
35. Battle On, Challengers! Appears
36. Bakugo vs Uraraka Appears
37. Midoriya and Endeavor Appears
38. Todoroki vs. Midoriya Voice
39. Shoto Todoroki: Origin Appears
40. Emancipation Appears
41. Fight On, Iida! Voice
42. Final-Match Time Appears
43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo Appears
44. Relaxing Day Off Appears
Vs. Hero Killer Arc
45. Time to Pick Some Names Absent
46. Bizzarre! Gran Torino Appears Absent
47. Struggling Absent
48. Getting the Knack Absent
49. Midoriya and Shigaraki Absent
50. Kill'Em Dead Absent
51. No, Knock it Off, Iida! Absent
52. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students Absent
53. From Todoroki to Iida Absent
54. Re: Ingenium Absent
55. Conclusion?! Absent
56. Conclusion Absent
57. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain Appears
58. Internship's End Absent
59. Listen Up! A Tale From the Past Absent
Final Exams Arc
60. Gear Up For Final Exams Appears
61. The Worst Combo Appears
62. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin Absent
63. Yaoyorozu Rising Absent
64. The Task at Hand Appears
65. Wall Absent
66. Midoriya's Observations Appears
67. Stripping the Varnish Absent
68. Encounter Flashback
69. Interview with Midoriya Absent
Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild Pussycats Absent
71. Kota Absent
72. Day Two Absent
73. Good Evening Absent
74. Smoke Signal Absent
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Absent
76. My Hero Absent
77. It's Chaos Absent
78. Whirling Chaos Absent
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheavel Absent
82. What a Twist! Absent
83. Loss Appears
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Absent
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Absent
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Absent
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Absent
103. The Test Absent
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Absent
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Absent
109. Rescue Exercise Absent
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Absent
111. Smoldering Start Absent
112. What's the Big Idea? Flashback
113. Test's Aftermath Absent
114. Result's Aftermath Absent
115. Unleashed Absent
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Absent
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Absent
Shie Hassaikai Arc
122. A Season for Encounters Appears
123. Unrivaled Absent
124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies Absent
125. Overhaul Absent
126. Open Up, World Appears
127. Sir Nighteye and Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata and All Might Absent
128. Boy Meets... Absent
129. Eri Absent
130. Listen to the Truth Absent
131. Fighting Fate Absent
132. The Plan Absent
133. Catch Up, Kirishima Absent
134. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
135. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
136. Close at Hand!! Absent
137. Restraint!! Absent
138. Go!! Absent
139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth Absent
140. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes Absent
142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield Absent
143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!! Absent
144. Red Riot, Part 1 Absent
145. Red Riot, Part 2 Absent
146. Temp Squad Absent
147. Twoga!! Absent
148. The Anguish of Young Twoga Absent
149. Don't Get Mad, Irinaka Absent
150. Mirio Togata Absent
151. Mirio Togata!! Absent
152. Lemillion Absent
153. Transform! Absent
154. Unforeseen Hope Absent
155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero's Place Absent
156. The Power of Those Saved Absent
157. Infinite 100 Percent Absent
158. Chisaki's Warped Compassion Absent
159. It's Over!! Absent
160. Expressway Absent
161. Bright Future Absent
162. Suitable One Absent
Remedial Course Arc
163. Smoldering Flames Appears
164. Masegaki Appears
165. Win Those Kids' Hearts Appears
166. Be Proud, License Trainees Appears
167. Number One Hero's Starting Line Appears
168. The Strange Tale of Aoyama Absent
U.A. School Festival Arc
169. School Festival Absent
170. With Eri Absent
171. Gentle and La Brava Absent
172. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 1) Absent
173. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 2) Absent
174. Golden Tips Imperial Absent
175. Morning, the Day Of Absent
176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
177. At the Construction Site Absent
178. The Woman Called La Brava Absent
179. School Festival Start!! Appears
180. Unbeknownst Absent
181. For Someone Else Absent
182. Let It Flow! School Festival! Appears
183. Festival All Day Long!! Absent
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Absent
185. Wing Hero: Hawks Absent
186. Endeavor and Hawks Absent
187. Flaming Roar! vs. Nomu: High-End Absent
188. Your Father, the Number One Hero Appears
189. Why He Gets Back Up Absent
190. His Start Absent
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Absent
192. The Todoroki Family Absent
193. Vestiges Absent
Joint Training Arc
194. Cold Skies Over U.A. High! Absent
195. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
196. Make It Happen, Shinso!! Absent
197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza Absent
198. Known Where You Stand When It Counts!! Absent
199. Operation New Improv Moves! Absent
200. Clever Commander! Absent
201. Foresight Absent
202. Match 3 Absent
203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki! Absent
204. Tuning Up Absent
205. Detour Absent
206. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
207. Early Bird! Absent
208. Match 4 Conclusion Absent
209. Match 5 Start Absent
210. The One For All Dream Absent
211. That Which Is Inherited Absent
212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2 Absent
213. Realm of Souls Absent
214. Our Brawl Absent
215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso! Absent
216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion Absent
217. The New Power and All For One Appears
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Absent
246. Message Appears
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Absent
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
250. Ending Absent
251. Just One Week Absent
252. The Unforgiven Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Appears
254. You Could Be More of a Hero than Anyone Appears
255. Hero Hopeful Appears
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Appears
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Appears
259. A Quiet Beginning Appears
260. Life's Work Appears
261. High-Ends Appears
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be With You Guys!! Absent
264. One's Justice Absent
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Absent
268. Scramble! Appears
269. The Three of Us Appears
270. Inheritance Appears
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Appears
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent

Trivia

  • According to the official tweet, Present Mic's real name would be "Yamada Hizashi" (as stated in the prototypes). In Japan, there is a real radio personality "Yamada Hisashi(やまだひさし or 山田ひさし", the host of "Hisashi Yamada's Radi-Unlimited" in TOKYO FM.
  • Present Mic likes radio and TV.
  • Present Mic's favorite food is fried chicken.[4]
  • At first, Present Mic was supposed to be just a fat old man that would do announcements, but Horikoshi thought it was boring, so he went for a high-tension guy instead.
    • The word "HAGE" on his headphones means 'Baldness' in Japanese, which may be a nod back to his original design as an old man.
  • Present Mic has a radio show called "Put Your Hands Up Radio" where he broadcasts nonstop music every Friday night.
  • Present Mic is entomophobic.
  • In the anime, Present Mic is the one who provides explanation of characters and their Quirks.
    • When it came to his Quirk, it was instead Shota who provided the explanation.
  • Present Mic's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as follows:
    • Present Mic ranked 36th in the First Popularity Poll.
    • Present Mic ranked 17th in the Second Popularity Poll.

Quotes

  • (To the Entrance Exam participants) "The great hero Napoleon Bonaparte once said... 'True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life.' Plus Ultra!! Break a leg, everyone!!"[5]

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 10, Omake
  2. My Hero Academia Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 4.
  3. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 34.
  4. My Hero Academia Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 60.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 3 (p. 9).

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