People are not inherently weak! We all have power within us! And what we hope to demonstrate with our revival party... is that the good people and their meta abilities can triumph over evil!! Through their innate power, life will prevail!! We call for the dissolution of your league!! Now, my fine people, liberate them!! Combine your powers and open a path to the coming era!! Show the world that, yes, everyone is a hero! And that at the same time... no one is!!
Koku Hanabata in "Path"

Koku Hanabata ( (はな) (ばた) (こう) (くう) Hanabata Kōkū?)[1], also known by the code name Trumpet (トランペット Toranpetto?), is the leader of the Hearts and Mind Party who was secretly a leading member of the modern Meta Liberation Army. He is one of the main antagonists of the Meta Liberation Army Arc.

He later became one of the nine lieutenants of the Paranormal Liberation Front, an organization formed from the remnants of the League and the Meta Liberation Army.


Koku is a man with reasonably long, dark hair that he wears swept back, a single strand left hanging down over his face, thin eyebrows, and a small mustache. He has an angular nose and small, feminine eyes with pale irises.

He wears a plain business suit, consisting of a white dress shirt, a black tie and a black blazer.


Koku portrays himself as a calm and level headed man, as he was not fazed by Curious' death, and instead displayed his intelligence and skills in manipulation by instead taking advantage of her death and along with using his Quirk to further motivate and strengthen his comrades instead, showing his skills as a worthy leader and military commander. He's also shown to be arrogant as seen when Spinner compared himself to the Meta Liberation army and stated how they were the same, earning his malice by insinuating that Spinner was his equal.

Like other MLA commanders, he appears to be very loyal and dedicated to Re-Destro, as seen when Gigantomachia appeared in Deika, he immediately redirected his warriors towards the grand commander's location, hoping to aid him. Even when the Paranormal Liberation Front was formed, while he accepted Tomura Shigaraki as his leader, it was because Re-Destro told him so. When the regiments were formed, neither Koku nor Rikiya were included in any of them.


Political Authority: Being a politician, Koku has some level of influence within the Japanese government and society in general. Since he's the leader of his own political party, he has full authority over it as well.

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

Charisma: Koku has been noted to possess an incredible level of charisma. He was able to raise the spirits of the Meta Liberation Army members and convince them to continue fighting, even after negative events, such as the death of Curious and the appearance of thousands of Twice clones.

Meta Ability

Incite ( (せん) (どう) Sendō?): Koku's Meta Ability lines his voice with an electromagnetic pulse. If someone who considers Koku a worthy leader hears his voice, then their physical and mental state will be significantly enhanced. The louder Koku's voice is, the more effective his Meta Ability becomes. Using this power to strengthen someone takes a toll on the recipient's body.[2]


1/6 E
1/6 E
4/6 B
4/6 B
Centripetal Force
5/6 A
Koku's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book


Sevens Loud: Koku uses a helmet manufactured by Detnerat with seven built-in amplifiers to enhance the range and volume of his Quirk. The helmet is normally concealed as a pair of wristbands.

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 Absent
224. Revival Party Appears
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Appears
228. Wounded Soul Absent
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Absent
231. Path Appears
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Appears
234. Sense Destruction Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
238. Liberation Appears
239. Successor Appears
240. Power 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 Appears
246. Message Absent
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 Absent
254. You Could Be More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Absent
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Fantasy
259. A Quiet Beginning Absent
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be With You Guys!! Absent
264. One's Justice Appears
265. Villains and Heroes Appears
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Absent
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Absent
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Absent
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot Absent
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Absent
283. 75 Absent


  • Koku's first name contains the kanji for "cavity, hole, slit" ( ko?) and "body cavity" ( ku?), and his surname contains "flower" ( hana?) and "field" ( bata?).
  • Koku's MLA codename, Trumpet, makes him the only MLA executive not to have a codename based on an emotion.


  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 223.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 233.

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