Shut up... You're all freaking nuts... Calling yourselves 'heroes' or 'villains' and going around killing each other like idiots. Talking about your Quirks all the time... all just to show off. Idiots.
Kota Izumi to Izuku Midoriya in "Day Two"

Kota Izumi ( (いず) () (こう) () Izumi Kōta?) is the second cousin of Shino Sosaki and the son of the now-deceased hero team Water Hose.


Kota is a small boy who stands at a height comparable to Minoru Mineta. He wears a white collared shirt with buttons, dark shorts, and black boots. Kota has short, spiky black hair and wears a red hat with two golden, spike-shaped horns on the front. After Izuku Midoriya saved him from the villain, Muscular, he starts wearing red sneakers that are the same as Izuku's.



Prior to the death of his parents, Kota was a very happy boy who loved his parents.

After the deaths of his parents, Kota became a reserved, cold, and grumpy misanthrope who hates being around those who desire to become heroes. So much so, that he punched Izuku in his groin the moment they met. Kota also doesn't seem to be a fan of indecency. This is shown when he stops Minoru from peeping on the girl's hot spring by throwing him from the top of the wall.[1]

Kota's attitude

Kota detested anything hero-related.

Due to the premature deaths of both his parents, Kota had a cynical and jaded view of heroes. He believed that his parents abandoned him by choosing to work as Pro Heroes.

Kota detested not only heroes but villains, Quirks, and the current superhuman society in general as well. Kota views heroes and villains killing one another with their "corny powers" as just shows of strength for popularity's sake. To Kota, this conflict is what caused misery in the world. 

Since being rescued by Izuku, Kota understands why heroes exist. Kota recognizes that Izuku risked his life and took a significant injury in a fight for someone he didn't know at all. Izuku showed him what it's like to be a real hero.

Kota has slowly begun to open himself up to others, though he is still rather indifferent and prideful since he became very embarrassed when it was revealed he chose red shoes just like Izuku.



Water Gun ( (みず) (でっ) (ぽう) Mizudeppō?): Kota's Quirk allows him to release a splash of water from his hands. The Quirk appears to be somewhat weak, most likely due to Kota's young age and lack of training and experience. The full details and extent of it are not yet known.

Battles and Events

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Forest Training Camp Arc
70. Wild, Wild Pussycats Debut
71. Kota Appears
72. Day Two Appears
73. Good Evening Appears
74. Smoke Signal Appears
75. Stake Your Life, Hero! Appears
76. My Hero Appears
77. It's Chaos Appears
78. Whirling Chaos Appears
79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade Absent
81. Roaring Upheavel Absent
82. What a Twist! Appears
83. Loss Absent
Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Iida to Midoriya Absent
85. Nothing but Fools Absent
86. Before the Storm Absent
87. Clash Absent
88. All For One Absent
89. All for a Certain One Absent
90. Reach Out Absent
91. Symbol of Peace Absent
92. One For All Absent
93. One For All's Ember Absent
94. From Teacher to Disciple Absent
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
96. Home Visits Appears
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Mentioned
Pro Hero Arc
184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Appears
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 Absent
189. Why He Gets Back Up Absent
190. His Start Absent
191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor Absent
192. The Todoroki Family Absent
193. Vestiges Absent


  • His surname, "Izumi", means flood (出水?) and is pronounced the same spring, fountain (?). His given name contains the kanji for sparkling water (?) and washing, sieving, filtering, etc (?).
  • Kota is very similar to Inari from Naruto.
    • They both wear hats that makes them stand out from the other characters.
    • They're both young children who lost their loved ones to a villain and develop a jaded view of the world.
    • They both meet the main protagonist in the early arcs of the respective series and are hostile to them initially; but are soon inspired by them and move on from their sorrows by the end of the arcs.
  • Kota shares several similarities with Dabi:
    • Both have spiky black hair.
    • Both have a negative outlook on heroes and the hero society. However, Kota later changed his mind after being saved by Izuku.
    • Both have elemental Quirks, water and fire respectively.
  • Kota shares multiple similarities with Kotaro Shimura.
    • Both have black hair.
    • Both hated their relatives for leaving them behind and their sake of being heroes. However, both of them expressed their remorse after understanding the meaning of heroes.
    • Both are connected to the League of Villains, Kota with his parents killed by future member Muscular, Kotaro with his mother killed by All For One and his son would become the next leader of the league.
    • Both have the word "Kota" in their names.


  • (To Izuku Midoriya) "You're all freaking nuts... calling yourselves "heroes" or "villains" and going around killing each other like idiots. Talking about your Quirks all the time... all just to show off. Idiots."[2]
  • (To Minoru Mineta) "A hero, really? Try learning how to be a good person first."


  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 71 and Episode 40.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 72.

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