For her identity while being possessed by the Queen Bee, see Bee☆Pop.

Kazuho Haneyama ( () () (やま) (かず) () Haneyama Kazuho?) is a Vigilante and a freelance idol, known as Pop☆Step (ポップ☆ステップ Poppu☆Suteppu?). She is one of the primary protagonists of My Hero Academia: Vigilantes.

Appearance

In her civilian attire, Kazuho looks like a timid and shy young girl, mostly seen wearing a seifuku. Her hair, eyes, and skin are all mainly pink/magenta, with the hair being a tad messy while the eyes are normally concealed by the glare of her round glasses.

When Kazuho wants to use her Quirk and express herself as her alter ego Pop☆Step, she paints a black mask, ties her hair in pig-tails, and dresses in a devilish themed one-piece black leotard with a heart-shaped opening in the center of the chest and a smaller one in the back, where it is located just below two bat wings. In addition to it, she also wears a reddish-pink bow tie, a pair of silver pearl earrings, black elbow-length gloves, a black super-miniskirt with three hearts on the belt, and black knee-high boots.

After the time-skip, her appearance hardly changes except that now she is a little taller.[2] When she becomes the new host of Queen Bee, her vigilante costume is modified to be more villainous and more bee-themed: the costume is more revealing, she loses the mini-skirt, and the devil wings are swapped for bee wings, and her tight stocking boots are replaced with looser knee boots. She also now wears thick black eye shadow, lipstick, and nail polish, and her hair swept over her left eye.[3]

Gallery

Personality

Kazuho is a very logical and intellectual person; she acts as the brains of the vigilantes. She has a habit of berating both Koichi Haimawari and Knuckleduster when either of them acts up in a way that she disapproves of. She also constantly denies having any involvement with them to the police, even though she clearly does.

Koichi notes that she has difficulty apologizing, likening her to a child. She appears to act like a more moderate tsundere, mocking and insulting her allies despite clearly caring for Koichi. Despite this, she will still mock him for his attitudes and resignation to his situation, which she feels guilt for. Otherwise, particularly with Knuckleduster, she can be confrontational, somewhat aggressive, and territorial towards him. As an Idol, she appears to love singing and performing, despite not being particularly skilled or talented in either. She does her performances with lots of enthusiasm and seems to take pride in her appearance when she performs. This vanity seems to extend to her looks at all times, including when she is not dressed up. She once told Koichi that if he called her civilian attire plain, she would kill him.

She feels guilt and is genuinely apologetic towards Koichi for an incident in the past, which resulted in her being saved by him, though at the cost of him missing an examination to attend a Hero High School, thus ending his dreams of becoming a Hero. While she wants to thank him and apologize to him for saving her, she seems unable to do this easily, particularly around other people.

Abilities

Quirk

Leap ( (ちょう) (やく) Chōyaku?): Kazuho's Quirk allows her to leap very high. She requires a solid surface to jump off of.

Her Quirk can cushion her landing after she leaps, but it won't cushion a normal fall.

The strength of her Quirk is decreased if she leaps from a non-solid surface, such as muddy ground.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Chapter Appearances

Appearances
Vigilantes Beginnings Arc
1. "I'm Here" Debut
2. Takeoff Appears
3. Nice Guy Reborn Appears
4. Honesty Appears
5. Bee Appears
6. No Need to Hold Back Appears
6+ Alpha. Hero Conference Absent
6+ Beta. Hero Visit Absent
7. Top Runner Appears
7.5. Appearance Matters Appears
8. Him Appears
Stendhal Arc
9. Judgment Appears
9.5. Mask Absent
10. Scream Flashback
11. Crossing Lines Appears
Vs. Queen Bee Arc
12. Senpai Appears
13. Makoto/Truth Appears
14. Major Appears
15. Playboy Appears
16. Mom Descends Appears
17. Tag Team! Appears
18. Force of Will Acceleration! Appears
19. Family Appears
20. Event Announcement! Appears
21. Ensemble, Assemble! Appears
22. The Day Of Appears
23. Daughter Appears
24. A Father-Daughter Talk Appears
25. Goodbye to Dad Appears
26. Tamao Appears
27. Business as Usual Appears
28. What a Man Takes with Him Appears
Osaka Incident Arc
29. Equipment Issues Appears
30. Cooperation Request Appears
31. Day-Tripping Down to Naniwa! Appears
32. Idols Keep Their Secrets! Appears
33. Stumbling into Nasty Business! Appears
34. Crabtastic Rampage! Appears
35. Blown-Up Hero?! See Ya Later! Appears
Sky Egg Arc
36. Must-Have Merchandise Appears
37. Public and Private Appears
38. High-Speed Appears
39. A Rational Man Appears
40. A Rational Team-Up Absent
41. Ultimate Move! Appears
42. Mixer Appears
43. Casanova Appears
44. One Outrageous Traveler Appears
45. The Man Returns Appears
46. Christmas Eve Hero Appears
47. Farewell Party! Appears
48. Investigation Start! Steamy Romance Spotted?! Appears
49. Zero Hour Appears
50. Defend the Tower! Appears
51. I Do What I Can Appears
52. Balloon Soul Appears
53. Limits and Catastrophe Absent
54. Hotline Appears
55. This Is a Hero!! Appears
56. I'm No Hero Absent
57. Explosive Man Absent
58. International Flight Home Appears
Final Performance Arc
66. Graduation and Career Path Appears
67. Authentic, International, Spicy Curry Appears
68. I Won't Lose Appears
69. A Hero Appears Appears
70. My True Self Appears
71. Thanks For Your Guidance Appears
72. Searching For You Mentioned
73. The Queen Descends Mentioned
74. After The Storm Appears
75. Letter Absent
76. Weapon Flashback
77. Strategy Absent
78. Dispatch Flashback
79. Inferno Number 2 Mentioned
80. Who Is It? Mentioned
81. Bee My Pop Appears
82. High-Speed Hero II Appears
83. Raging Inferno Appears
84. Dreams Appears
85. Inquiries Flashback

Trivia

  • Kazuho's given name contains the kanji for "harmony, peace, soften" ( kazu?) and "walk, a step" ( ho?), and her surname contains "feathers" ( ha?), "root, source" ( ne?) and "mountain" ( yama?).
  • Kazuho's favorite food is yogurt.
  • Her Vigilante's costume is based on Masakazu Katsura's Shadow Lady.[4]
  • She shares her birthday with Mashirao Ojiro.

References

  1. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 85.
  2. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 66.
  3. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Chapter 72.
  4. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Manga: Vol.1, Omake

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