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That's right. I got into U.A., my dream school... At U.A., it's always about moving forward! That's what we tell ourselves... Plus Ultra!!
Koji Koda in "Midoriya's Observations"

Koji Koda ( (こう) () (こう) () Kōda Kōji?), also known as the Petting Hero: Anima (ふれあいヒーロー アニマ Fureai Hīrō Anima?), is a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero.

Appearance

Koji is a tall young man of a wide, muscular build with peach-colored skin. His head takes the form of a rock, which is unevenly shaped and pointed at the top of his head, and his jaw is square-shaped.

His hero costume is a tight yellow suit, only reaching to his knees and elbows, with a large red marking over his torso and at the ends of his sleeves. On his chest, there's a symbol resembling an open mouth, and he wears yellow shoes with red lining.

In preparation for the Provisional Hero License Exam, Koji added two white straps over his shoulders and wears a mask that covers his entire face, with holes above over his mouth so his voice still can be heard when he's using his Quirk. His shoes were swapped out in favor of boots.

Gallery

Personality

Contrary to his powerful and brutish appearance, Koji is a very shy and quiet person. As such, he rarely speaks and prefers using sign language to communicate with his classmates, so much so that Kyoka Jiro assumed that he was mute and was greatly surprised when Koji spoke. According to Fumikage Tokoyami, he is very good at keeping secrets. He also hates violence due to his kind-hearted nature.

Koji and Animals

Koji interacting with wild animals.

He appears to enjoy the company of animals, even owning a small rabbit as a pet. With his Quirk, Koji can interact with them in ways others can't. He also owns a few animal dolls and decorations in his room, implying that he likes cute things.

Koji suffers from entomophobia, being deathly afraid of bugs, with the mere sight of them making him scream and run away in fear. However, Koji is capable of putting this fear aside if it means helping his comrades as was shown during the Joint Training arc when he attempted to use bugs alongside Kirishima to take down Jurota Shishida.

Abilities

  • Enhanced Strength: Koji Koda is actually quite bulky and strong, during the Joint Training arc he was called, "a troublesome one", by Class 1B's Jurota Shishida since Koji's struggling made it difficult for Jurota despite his immense strength, showing that Koda is far stronger than most.
  • Great Communication: Despite Koda's generally shy nature he is able to work very fluidly in a team of humans and animals. He has worked well with flocks of birds to act as a smoke screen in the provisional licence exam and on Nabu Island to help Tokoyami attack the other students and for Shoji to rescue Mahoro and Katsuma from Nine. During the Joint training arc, Koda and Eijiro Kirishima launched an attack together on Jurota Shishida and during his internship with the Laundry Hero: Wash he improved how smooth his communication was greatly alongside Class 1B's Manga Fukidashi.

Quirk

Koji commands the birds

Koji commanding a flock of birds.

Anivoice ( () (もの) ボイス Ikimono Boisu?): Koji's Quirk gives him the ability to command any creature in the animal kingdom by speaking to them. Whatever command he gives, the animal will carry it out. However, he is unable to exert his control if they cannot hear his command. The target must also be a real animal and not merely animal-like. Koji can also exchange information with the animals to find the locations of various people and potential enemies faster.

Koda has been shown to use the quirk effectively with flocks of birds to create a smokescreen of animals and to attack an opponent along with his use of insects to distract and attack. He was even able to take down Present Mic. He has now also overcome his fear of bugs, so he often uses bugs to swarm an opponent with numbers.

Stats

Power
 
4/5 B
Speed
 
2/5 D
Technique
 
3/5 C
Intelligence
 
3/5 C
Cooperativeness
 
1/5 E
Koji's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Power
 
4/6 B
Speed
 
2/6 D
Technique
 
3/6 C
Intelligence
 
3/6 C
Silence
 
4/6 B
Koji's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Trivia

  • According to Koji's profile in Volume 5:
  • Koji's known U.A. data is as follows:
  • Koji and Rikido Sato are currently the only students in Class 1-A without a named Super Move.
  • Koji's surname contains the kanji for "mouth" ( ?) and "rice field" ( da?), and his first name contains "shell, armor" or "high voice" ( ?), and "boss, to rule" ( ji?).
  • Koji's first line of dialogue happened in Chapter 66, 61 chapters after his debut.
  • With his birthday taking place in February, Koji is the third youngest student in Class 1-A, as everyone was 15 when they started U.A.'s school year in early April.
  • For unknown reasons, Koji has inconsistent skin color in manga artwork, usually changing between peach, coral and even gold.
  • Koji's horn apparently grows with age, and is still not fully matured yet.
  • Koji is the only student in Class 1-A confirmed to have a pet; a rabbit named "Yuwai-chan", also dubbed "Kawaii-chan" by Koji's female classmates.

Quotes

  • (To himself) "That's right. I got into U.A. High, my dream school... At U.A., it's always about moving forward! That's what we tell ourselves... Plus Ultra!!"[2]

References

  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 60.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 66 (p. 17).

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