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{{Quotes|UA|If you do this, we just might win. But there's no time to hesitate, so do it now! You wanna be a hero, don't you?! Then let's pass this test.|'''Kyouka Jirou''' to [[Kouji Kouda|<span style="color:white">Kouji Kouda</span>]] in [[Chapter 66|<span style="color:white">"Midoriya's Observations"</span>]]}}
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|name= Kyouka Jirou
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{{Quotes|If you do this, we just might win. But there's no time to hesitate, so do it now! You wanna be a hero, don't you?! Then let's pass this test.|'''Kyoka Jiro''' to [[Koji Koda]] in [[Chapter 66|"Midoriya's Observations"]]}}
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{{Character Infobox
Student Uniform=[[File:Kyouka Jirou Full Body Uniform.png]]
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|name= Kyoka Jiro
|-|Hero Costume=[[File:Kyouka Jirou Full Body Hero Costume.png]]
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Kyoka Jiro Full Body Uniform.png|Student Uniform
|kanji= 耳郎響香
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Kyoka Jiro Hero Costume 2 Anime Action.png|Hero Costume
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Kyoka Jiro civilian profile.png|Civilian
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</gallery>
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|kanji= {{Ruby|耳|じ}}{{Ruby|郎|ろう}}{{Ruby|響|きょう}}{{Ruby|香|か}}
 
|romaji= ''Jirō Kyōka''
 
|romaji= ''Jirō Kyōka''
|birthday= August 1st
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|alias= {{Nihongo|Hearing Hero: Earphone Jack|ヒアヒーローイヤホン=ジャック|Hia Hīrō Iyahon Jakku}}
|age= 15
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|birthday= August 1
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|age= 15 (First Appearance)
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16 (Current)
 
|gender= Female
 
|gender= Female
|height= 154cm (5'0")
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|height= 154 cm (5'1")
|weight=
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|weight=
 
|hair= Purple
 
|hair= Purple
|eye= Black
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|eye= Dark Purple
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|bloodtype= A
 
|quirk= [[Earphone Jack]]
 
|quirk= [[Earphone Jack]]
 
|status= Alive
 
|status= Alive
|alias= {{Nihongo|Hearing Hero "Earphone Jack"|ヒアヒーロー イヤホン=ジャック|Hia Hīrō Iyahon=Jakku}}
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|birthplace= {{Wikipedia|Shizuoka Prefecture}}
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|family= [[Kyotoku Jiro]] (Father)<br>[[Mika Jiro]] (Mother)
 
|occupation= Student
 
|occupation= Student
|affiliation= [[U.A. High|U.A.]]
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|affiliation= [[U.A. High School]]
|entrance exam=
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|fightingstyle = Medium Ranged + Support Combat
|quirk apprehension= 17th
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|teams = Team Hagakure
 
|debut= [[Chapter 5]]
 
|debut= [[Chapter 5]]
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|debutanime= [[Episode 5]]
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|voice= {{Wikipedia|Kei Shindō}}
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|eng voice = {{Wikipedia|Trina Nishimura}}<br /> {{Wikipedia|Chrissy Costanza}} (Singing Voice)
 
|image gallery= Yes
 
|image gallery= Yes
|voice= [[wikipedia:Kei Shindō|Kei Shindō]] (Anime)
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|eng voice = [[wikipedia:Trina Nishimura|Trina Nishimura]]|birthplace = [[Wikipedia:Shizuoka Prefecture|Shizuoka Prefecture]]}}
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{{Nihongo|'''Kyoka Jiro'''|{{Ruby|耳|じ}}{{Ruby|郎|ろう}}{{Ruby|響|きょう}}{{Ruby|香|か}}|Jirō Kyōka}}, also known as the {{Nihongo|'''Hearing Hero: Earphone Jack'''|ヒアヒーローイヤホン=ジャック|Hia Hīrō Iyahon Jakku}}, is a student in [[Class 1-A]] at [[U.A. High School]], training to become a [[Pro Hero]].
{{Nihongo|'''Kyouka Jirou'''|耳郎響香|Jirō Kyōka}} is a student at [[U.A. High|U.A.]] training to become a Pro [[Heroes|Hero]].
 
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
Kyouka has short purple hair and asymmetric bangs. Her most notable feature is her plug-like earlobes which seem to be able to change length and control at will. She has so far only been shown wearing the standard U.A. school uniform and gym clothes. Unlike the other students, she wears a vest over her school uniform.
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Kyoka is a petite, fair-skinned girl with a slender build. She has triangular, lazy-looking onyx eyes with notably long lower eyelashes and rather small eyebrows. Her hair is short, only around chin length, and is dark purple in color with an asymmetrical fringe, and two reflections shaped like heartbeat monitor waves on either side of her head. Her most prominent features are the flexible, plug-like earphone jacks hanging from each of her earlobes at the end of two thin cords, which act like extra limbs; she seems to be able to control these at will, and they are very flexible, able to change length if so desired.
   
Her Hero [[Costume]] consists of a black jacket, long peach-colored shirt, black pants, and boots with stereos in them. She also sports two small, red triangle facial marks just below her eyes, a plain black choker, and white finger-less gloves.
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Unlike the other students, Kyoka sometimes wears a waistcoat over her school uniform, in place of the usual U.A. blazer.
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Her hero [[costume]] consists of a black leather jacket, long salmon-colored shirt with several rips at the collar and hem, black pants, and boots with stereos built into their shafts. She also has two small, triangular red paint marks just below her eyes, a plain black choker, and white fingerless gloves.
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Later on, her costume gains a set of headphones and two bracelets that double up as her amplifiers, and she changes her facepaint to two larger chevron-shaped marks.
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===Gallery===
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<gallery hideaddbutton="true">
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Chapter 59.png|Kyoka's manga profile.
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Kyoka Jiro Winter Costume.png|Kyoka’s winter hero costume.
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Kid Kyoka.png|Kyoka as a child.
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Kyoka Jiro Full Body Hero Costume.png|Kyoka's first hero costume.
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Kyoka_Jiro_movie_profile.png|Kyoka in a formal dress.
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Kyoka Jiro One's Justice 2 Design.png|Kyoka's design in [[My Hero One's Justice 2]].
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</gallery>
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Kyouka has a pragmatic, unenthusiastic, and rude personality which is shown a lot to those she finds annoying. Although she may have a cold attitude on the outside, she has a girly side on the inside<ref name="ReferenceB">''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 59]]</ref> and can be very defensive towards her friends.<ref name="ReferenceA">''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 72]]</ref>
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[[File:Kyoka punishes Denki and Yuga.png|thumb|220px|Kyoka attacking Yuga and Denki for "complimenting" her.]]
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Kyoka has a pragmatic, unenthusiastic, and teasing personality that is mostly shown to those she finds irritating, like her fellow classmate [[Denki Kaminari]], whose cluelessness makes him an easy target for her snarky comments. Kyoka is not always like this though, as she does enjoy socializing with others, in which case she is usually nice and friendly.
   
==Synopsis==
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Kyoka often gesticulates through her elongated earlobes in place of her hands.{{Ref|ep=26}} She can also be quite aggressive, evidenced when she uses the Earphone Jacks her Quirk provides to physically punish people when provoked or to keep them in line, most notably Denki and [[Minoru Mineta]]. During hero activities, however, Kyoka prefers smarter approaches, usually by coming up with a plan herself. She is surprisingly organized and makes sure to convey her ideas in a way that's easy to understand.
===[[Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc]]===
 
Kyouka is warped to the mountain area of the [[Ultimate Space and Jams]] along with [[Momo Yaoyorozu]] and [[Denki Kaminari]]. Annoyed that Denki is talking too much, she kicks him into one of the villains, causing the villain to be electrocuted by Denki's Quirk. She then uses her Quirk to protect Denki from an attack by one of the villains. Kyouka uses her Quirk to create a soundwave, causing the villains to block their ears in pain, which gives Momo the time needed to create an insulator sheet. Kyouka and Momo hide under the insulator sheet while Denki discharges a great amount of electricity, defeating the villains while Kyouka and Momo remain unharmed. However, one of the villains take Denki hostage, forcing Kyouka and Momo to stop and do nothing. However, the villain holding Denki is shot down, freeing Denki and Kyouka rushes to tie up the villain. She is then seen with her class after the battle with the [[Villain Alliance]] is over.
 
   
===[[Sports Festival Arc]]===
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[[File:Kyoka embarassed.png|thumb|220px|Kyoka depressed about not being seen as attractive by Minoru.|left]]
After Shouta announces that the Sports Festival is approaching, Denki says that he plans to become a professional Heroes's sidekick after he graduates, to which Kyouka states that many people become sidekicks and fail to become real Heroes, to which she thinks that Denki is the kind of person who would become like that, which causes Denki to become crestfallen. Kyouka competes in the Obstacle Race where she places 21st, allowing her to compete in the Human Cavalry Battle. In the Human Cavalry Battle, she teams up with [[Rikidou Satou|Rikidou]], [[Kouji Kouda]] and [[Tooru Hagakure]] while Tooru is the rider. When the Human Cavalry Battle begins, Kyouka uses her Quirk to try and grab Izuku's headband like [[Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu]] told her, but Fumikage uses his Dark Shadow to block her attack. Later in the Human Cavalry Battle, her team charges towards [[Shouto Todoroki]]'s team, but her team gets zapped by Denki and frozen by Shouto's team. Her team fails to qualify to the next round when her team lost the Human Cavalry Battle.
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Despite the fact that she comes off as cold and indifferent, Kyoka also has a much more sensitive side, being very defensive towards her friends, empathetic with others' feelings, and getting flustered when her talents and capabilities are brought up.{{Ref|name=c59|chap=59}}{{Ref|name=c66|chap=66}}{{Ref|name=c72|chap=72}} While Kyoka is hard to unnerve or surprise, she is afraid of horror-based activities and has an aversion to nudity. She is a bit self-conscious about her looks as well.
   
After Denki and Minoru state that the girls must do the cheering battle as per orders from their [[Shouta Aizawa|homeroom teacher]], Kyouka and the other girls of Class 1-A walk out in cheer leading outfits. However, as Kyouka and the girls walk out, they realize they have been tricked. Kyouka then calls Denki and Minoru idiots. During the recreational events, Kyouka is seen sitting still in her cheerleader outfit while watching Mina, Ochako, Tsuyu, and Tooru cheer lead. As the match between Ochako and Katsuki begins, Kyouka comments that she might look away the entire time. During the match between Ochako and Katsuki, Kyouka averts her eyes from the match when seeing Katsuki's explosion assault on Ochako.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 36]]</ref>
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Like [[Kyotoku Jiro|her]] [[Mika Jiro|parents]], Kyoka has a major interest in rock music and owns several instruments which she is able to play to some extent. However, she seemed to be somewhat embarrassed about her interests at first, because she perceived them as completely unrelated to heroism, but thanks to a great presentation during the [[U.A. School Festival Arc]], she was able to outgrow that mindset.
   
Kyouka along with her class watches the closing ceremony of U.A.'s Sports Festival.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 44]]</ref>
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==Abilities==
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[[File:Kyoka's beautiful voice.png|thumb|Kyoka's beautiful voice]]
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'''Overall Abilities''': While the extent of Kyoka's abilities has yet to be shown, she does utilize the prehensile nature of her Earphone Jack Quirk in whip-like fashion, and use the sound generating effects of her Quirk to shock targets with vibrations, effectively stunning and sometimes defeating them.
   
===[[Field Training Arc]]===
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*'''Swordsmanship''': Though she does not directly use a sword in combat, Kyoka has shown to be skilled enough to wield a sword [[Momo Yaoyorozu]] had made during [[U.S.J. Incident|the attack on U.S.J]] and using it hold her own against members of the [[League of Villains]].
Two days after the Sports Festival, Kyouka is in class. During the Hero Informatics period, Class 1-A has to decide on Hero names. Kyouka gives Denki an idea for his Hero name, causing Denki to reply that her idea was intellectual, horrified that she was complimented for her intelligence. Kyouka writes down and shows her Hero name to her classmates. Kyouka reveals her Hero name to be Earphone Jack, the Hearing Hero.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 45]]</ref>
 
   
After Class 1-A have finished formulating their [[Hero Name|Hero names]], Kyouka is given a list of 40 work places in order to choose a work place that she would like to train at. On the day of the work place training, Kyouka is at the train station with her class so that she can go to the work place of her choice by train.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 46]]</ref>
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'''Keen Intellect''': Despite her unenthusiastic demeanor, Kyoka is quite intelligent, scoring 7th place in the midterms, displaying her skill in academics. She is also quite strategic, as she took advantage of the volatile nature of [[Denki Kaminari]]'s Quirk to allow the Stun Gun Hero to electrocute multiple villains during the U.S.J. Incident.
   
The workplace training comes to an end and Kyouka returns to U.A.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 58]]</ref>
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'''Musical Talent''': Kyoka is able to play the bass, which is her preferred instrument alongside the guitar. She can play other instruments as well, like drums, but only to a limited extent. Her singing voice is described as "husky, but heavenly".
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After Foundational Hero Studies is finished, Kyouka is in the girls' locker room. Kyouka uses her earphone jacks to hear Minoru's plan to peek on the girls. Kyouka plugs one of her earphone jacks into the hole which stabs Minoru's eye, stopping Minoru from peeking. Kyouka wonders why she was the only one he didn't mention.<ref name="ReferenceB"/>
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===Quirk===
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[[File:Earphone Jack.png|thumb|220px|Kyoka using her Jacks to listen in.]]
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{{Nihongo|'''[[Earphone Jack]]'''|イヤホンジャック|Iyahon Jakku}}: Kyoka's Quirk is that she has a pair of headphone jacks hanging from her earlobes. When the jacks are plugged into something, Kyoka can channel the sound of her heartbeat into it in the form of a violent vibration attack. She can stretch her earlobes several meters. This Quirk also allows her to hear minuscule sounds and vibrations from her surroundings.
   
===[[End of Term Test Arc]]===
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===Super Moves===
One week before the end of term test, Kyouka asks Momo to help her study. Throughout the final week before the end of term test, Kyouka studies under Momo's tutoring along with Denki, Mina, Mashirao and Hanta. On the day of the exercise test, Mr Principal reveals that Class 1-A will be fighting against U.A.'s teachers for their exercise test.<ref name="ReferenceC">''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 60]]</ref> Kyouka is paired with Kouji and they must face Present Mic in their exercise test.
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*{{Nihongo|'''[[Heartbeat Fuzz]]'''|ハートビートファズ|Hātobīto Fazu}}: Using special sound-amplifying items located on her forearms, Kyoka plugs her jacks into those amplifiers and slams them onto the floor, channeling a powerful heartbeat that causes the ground to shatter due to the enhanced vibrations.{{Ref|chap=104|page=4}}
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*{{Nihongo|'''[[Heartbeat Surround]]'''|ハートビートサラウンド|Hātobīto Saraundo}}: Using the same sound-amplifying items from her Heartbeat Fuzz technique, Kyoka uses her jacks to remove the equipment pieces from her wrists and aim them towards a target, channeling a loud heartbeat that ignores conventional defenses and incapacitates foes.{{Ref|chap = 208|page = 8}}
   
Kouji, Kyouka and Present Mic arrive in an uninhabited city where Class 1-A's test exercise will take place. In the city, Kyouka mocks Present Mic for what she takes as a poor reference, to which Present Mic tells her to be careful with what she says. Present Mic explains the 30-minute test; Kyouka and Kouji must either handcuff him or one of them must escape the battlefield within 30 minutes in order to win and pass the test. The test begins.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 61]]</ref>
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===Stats===
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{{CharacterStats}}
   
Kyouka plugs in her Earphone Jacks to try and block out Present Mic's loud voice, but to no avail. Annoyed by Present Mic's loud voice, Kyouka tells Kouji to command the nearby animals to attack but Kouji is unable to due to Present Mic's voice making the animals wild and as a result, any command he gave would be useless.
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==Equipment==
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'''[[Amplifier Jack]]''': Devices that Kyoka can plug her jacks into, amplifying even further the sound and vibration of her heartbeat. They are worn on both her forearms.
   
Kyouka and Kouji manage to get a little closer to the escape gate, but Kyouka notes that Present Mic will be at the escape gate and that no matter what option of victory they choose, a standoff is inevitable. Present Mic uses his loud voice again; Kyouka notes that they cannot get any closer as long as Present Mic is using his Quirk. Kyouka sees an ant and comes up with an idea; she asks Kouji if he can control bugs but his terrified reaction indicates that he doesn't like bugs. Present Mic uses his loud voice once again; Kyouka tries to counteract with her Earphone Jacks' but the sound of her heartbeat doesn't do anything against Present Mic. Present Mic continues using his loud voice against Kyouka and Kouji who are unable to handle it. Out of options, Kyouka asks Kouji if he can control insects to which he approves. Kyouka uses her Earphone Jacks to break a rock which reveals dozens of insects, much to Kouji's terror. Kyouka tells Kouji that she understands his phobia but using the insects to attack Present Mic is the only plan she can think of because their opponent is too strong. Kyouka encourages Kouji to follow through with her plan. After seeing Kyouka's bleeding ears, Kouji is ashamed that he is running away from this fight and realizes that he can only continue being at U.A. by overcoming his fear. Kouji musters up the courage and commands the insects to attack Present Mic. At the escape gate, Present Mic sees that time is nearly up. Suddenly, dozens of insects crawl on Present Mic, who realizes that the insects traveled to him by moving underground; a place where sound is ineffective. Present Mic is paralyzed by fear, allowing Kouji to run through the escape gate while carrying an injured Kyouka with him; thus they pass the practical test.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 66]]</ref>
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'''Stereo Boots''': A pair of boots that Kyoka can plug her earphone jacks into. They amplify her heartbeat and can direct the vibrations in a certain direction.
   
Back at U.A. in class, Kyouka learns that she has passed the written test and will go along with her classmates to the forest lodge which is a boot camp. Kyouka accompanies her class to the Kiyashi Ward Shopping Mall to buy necessities for the forest lodge. At the shopping mall, Kyouka says that she requires a big carrying bag, to which Momo tells Kyouka that she will help her look for it.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 68]]</ref>
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'''Headphones''': A device that presumably compliments her jacks' ability to pick up sound vibrations.
   
===[[School Trip Arc]]===
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==Battles & Events==
The next day after the shopping trip, at U.A., Shouta informs Class 1-A that the destination for their lodge trip has been changed and the new destination will only be announced on the day of the event. The first semester has come to a close and summer break has begun.
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{{B&E|
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'''[[Quirk Apprehension Test Arc]]'''
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*[[Quirk Apprehension Test]]
   
On the day of the event, Class 1-A boards a bus that will take them to the forest lodge destination. An hour later, Class 1-A's bus stops for a restroom break. However, Class 1-A notes that Class 1-B is not at the rest stop. Suddenly, two females wearing cat-like costumes and a [[Kouta Izumi|small boy]] appear; the females excitedly introduce themselves as the professional Hero Team, [[The Pussycats]]. [[Shino Sousaki|Mandalay]] explains to Class 1-A that they will be staying at the base of a mountain which is a part of their domain; they have three hours to reach the base of the mountain using their Quirks as they please and those who do not arrive there by 12:30 pm will not be served lunch. Soon, Class 1-A realize that they have already arrived at their destination and their training camp has already begun with The Pussycats being their supervisors. Some of Class 1-A try to leave, but [[Ryuuko Tsuchikawa|Pixie-bob]] uses [[Earth Flow|her Quirk]] to create a landslide of dirt that causes Class 1-A to fall into a forest called Forest of Magic Beasts, which they must traverse to reach their destination. Suddenly, Class 1-A are confronted by a beast; Kouji tries using his Quirk to control the beast but it does not work due to the beast being made out of dirt. Izuku, Shouto, Tenya, and Katsuki mobilize and use their Quirks to destroy the dirt beast.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 70]]</ref>
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'''[[Battle Trial Arc]]'''
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*[[Battle Trial]]
   
After Izuku, Tenya, Shouto, and Katsuki destroy the dirt beast, Class 1-A begins traversing the Forest of Magic Beasts. However, the journey through the forest to the Cabin takes around about 8 hours. Class 1-A arrive at the facility, battered and tired. It is now 5:20 pm in the evening. Pixie-bob admits that she thought they would take longer to get to the facility; she praises Class 1-A for figuring out her Earth Beasts quickly and easily. Class 1-A fetch their luggage from the bus and put it in their rooms. Class 1-A go to the dining hall to have dinner. After finishing eating dinner, Class 1-A go to the hot springs.
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'''[[U.S.J. Arc]]'''
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*[[U.S.J. Incident]]
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**[[Momo Yaoyorozu, Kyoka Jiro & Denki Kaminari vs. Villains]]
   
The next day at 5:30 AM, Class 1-A are outside the training camp cabin. Shouta greets his students and tells them that they will undergo reinforcement training to strengthen and upgrade their Quirks which will also allow Class 1-A to obtain their temporary licenses.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 71]]</ref>
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'''[[U.A. Sports Festival Arc]]'''
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*[[U.A. Sports Festival]]
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**[[Obstacle Race]]
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**[[Cavalry Battle]]
   
During the night of the third day, the Vanguard Action Squad attacks the training camp, filling the forest with poisonous gas and fire. Momo runs into Yuuga and asks him to take the unconscious Kyouka and Tooru back to the facility. Near the Vanguard Action Squad's rendezvous point, Yuuga hides behind a bush along with Kyouka and Tooru. Yuuga contemplates on what to do because he was instructed by Momo to take the unconscious Kyouka and Tooru back to the facility, but Dabi and Twice’s presence are preventing him from doing that. Suddenly, Dabi spots the bush Yuuga is hiding behind, much to Yuuga's fear. Dabi prepares to go and check, however, he stops after Twice informs him that they must also call back Noumu since he only responds to Dabi. Yuuga is relieved that Dabi did not discover him.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 81]]</ref>
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'''[[Vs. Hero Killer Arc]]'''
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*[[Hero Agency Internships]]
   
=== [[Hideout Raid Arc]] ===
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'''[[Final Exams Arc]]'''
After Katsuki is captured by the Vanguard Action Squad, Kyouka is taken to hospital in the hopes that she regains consciousness. Eventually, Kyouka regains consciousness, recovers and returns home. Shouta and All Might visit her house and speak to her parents regarding relocating the U.A students to the dormitories. Kyouka's father is initially hesitant, but Kyouka tells Shouta not to worry since her father has already agreed to send her to the dorms since he is actually happy that her daughter will become a powerful hero like All Might after witnessing his fight on TV.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 96]]</ref>
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*[[First Term Final Exam]]
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**[[Kyoka Jiro & Koji Koda vs. Hizashi Yamada|Team Koda & Jiro vs. Present Mic]]
   
==Quirk and Abilities==
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'''[[My Hero Academia: Two Heroes]]'''
'''[[Earphone Jack]]''' (イヤホンジャック ''Iyahon Jakku''): Kyouka's Quirk allows her to plug the jacks that hang from her earlobes into all sorts of things and channel the sound of her heartbeat into them; the vibrations cause havoc inside the objects. She can use her earphone jacks to catch sounds, giving the her the ability to hear across even extremely thick walls. She can use them like whips in combat; they can stretch up to 6 meters and the sound radius is approximately 12 meters. They are strong enough to shatter rocks.<ref name=ch66p15>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 66]], Page 15</ref> She can also plug the jacks into the boots of her costume which have speakers that allow her to shoot sound in a specific direction.
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*[[I-Island Incident]]
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**[[U.A. Students vs. I-Island Security Bots]]
   
*{{Nihongo|'''Cancelling'''|相殺|Sōsai}}: This move allows Kyouka to block out other sounds.<ref name=ch66p15/>
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'''[[Forest Training Camp Arc]]'''
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*[[Quirk Training Camp]]
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**[[Class 1-A vs. Ryuko Tsuchikawa|Class 1-A vs. Pixie-Bob]]
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*[[Vanguard Action Squad Invasion]]
   
{{Stats|
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'''[[Provisional Hero License Exam Arc]]'''
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*[[Super Move Training]]
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*[[Provisional Hero License Exam]]
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**[[Class 1-A vs. Ketsubutsu Students|Crushing of U.A.]]
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**[[U.A. Students vs. Seiai Students]]
|speedgrade=C
 
|technique=3
 
|techgrade=C
 
|intelligence=3
 
|intgrade=C
 
|cooperativeness=5
 
|coopgrade=A
 
}}
 
   
==Battles==
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'''[[Shie Hassaikai Arc]]'''
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*[[Class 1-A vs. Mirio Togata]]
===[[Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc]]===
 
*[[Momo Yaoyorozu, Kyouka Jirou & Denki Kaminari vs. Villains]]: Win
 
===[[End of Term Test Arc]]===
 
*[[Kyouka Jirou & Kouji Kouda vs. Present Mic]]: Win
 
}}
 
   
==Relationships==
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'''[[U.A. School Festival Arc]]'''
===[[Denki Kaminari]]===
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*[[U.A. School Festival]]
Kyouka and Denki are on friendly terms. During the [[Battle Trial Arc]] and the [[Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc]], they and Momo fought villains together. While the class was brainstorming hero names, she jokingly suggested that he take the name "Jammingwhey", which Denki thought was a reference to Hemingway, but was actually a reference to the noise he makes when he shocks himself stupid.
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'''[[Joint Training Arc]]'''
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*[[Joint Training Battle]]
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**[[Joint Training Battle/Round Four|Round 4]]
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'''[[Endeavor Agency Arc]]'''
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*[[Hero Interview Training]]
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*[[Hero Work-Studies: Round 2|Hero Work-Studies II]]
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===[[Momo Yaoyorozu]]===
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==Relatives==
During the [[Unforeseen Simulation Joint Arc]] they fought villains together with Denki. Momo helped her study for the class midterms. When the class split up to go shopping for the training camp, they paired up and went off shopping together. Kyouka is also somewhat defensive of her, as she hit Hanta for upsetting Momo with his comment about her quirk.<ref name="ReferenceA"/>
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{{Lineage/Jiro}}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Kyouka the student No. 12 in [[Class 1-A]]
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[[File:Prototype Kyoka Jiro Design.png|thumb|220px|Kyoka's early concept design.]]
* During the [[Quirk Apprehension Test Arc|Quirk Apprehension Test]] made by Aizawa, Kyouka ranked 17th.
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*In the preliminary stages of the manga, Kyoka was virtually unchanged from her original design, albeit her hair lacked its signature streaks.
* In the [[Popularity Polls|First Popularity Poll]], Kyouka ranked 16th.
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*Kyoka's surname contains the kanji for {{Nihongo|"ear"|耳|ji}} and {{nihongo|"son, male"|郎|rō}}, and her first name contains {{Nihongo|"sound, reverberation"|響|kyō}}, and {{Nihongo|"incense"|香|ka}}.
* Her name contains the kanji for {{Nihongo|ear|耳}}, {{Nihongo|echo|響}}, and {{Nihongo|incense|香}}.
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*According to Kyoka's [[Volume 3]] profile:
* Kyouka likes rock and can play the bass.
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**Her favorite thing is rock.
* Kyouka ranks 7th in Class 1-A's Grades.<ref name="ReferenceC" />
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**Kyoka may have been the first ''My Hero Academia'' character [[Kohei Horikoshi]] came up with. He was inspired to make a character that could plug their ears into objects while listening to music on his earphones during a trip back home.
* Kyouka has shown significant amount of attraction or embarrassment towards female classmates.
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*Kyoka's rankings in the [[Popularity Polls]] are as follows:
** Kyouka blushes when Momo tears her clothes for creating a 100mm insulator sheet.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 16]], Page 11</ref>
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**Kyoka ranked 16th in the First Popularity Poll.
** Another action is when Kyouka, Rikidou, and Kouji blush and look away from topless Tooru.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 28]], Page 4</ref>
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**Kyoka ranked 7th in the Second Popularity Poll.
** Kyouka also stares at Momo and Ochako's breasts when they are holding lunches.<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Smash!!'': Chapter 27</ref>
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**Kyoka ranked 22nd in the Third Popularity Poll.
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**Kyoka ranked 21st in the Fourth Popularity Poll.
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**Kyoka ranked 12th in the Fifth Popularity Poll.
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*Kyoka's known U.A. data is as follows:
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**Student No. 12 in [[Class 1-A]]
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**Ranked 17th in the [[Quirk Apprehension Test]]
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**Ranked 7th in Class 1-A's mid-term grades.
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**Ranked in the Top 42 of the [[U.A. Sports Festival]] First-Year Stage.
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*Kyoka's hairstreaks are drawn similarly to the waves of an EKG, a possible reference to how she uses her earphone jacks to amplify her heartbeat.
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*Kyoka is so far the only student in [[Class 1-A]] whose hero name is the exact same as her Quirk ('''Earphone Jack''').
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*Kyoka and [[Denki Kaminari]] share the same [[Costume]] designer.{{ref|vol=13}}
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*Kyoka and [[Fuyumi Todoroki]] share the same Japanese voice actor, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kei_Shind%C5%8D Kei Shindō].
   
 
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*(To [[Kouji Kouda]] about using his [[Quirk]] to combat [[Present Mic]]) ''"If you do this, we just might win. But there's no time to hesitate, so do it now! You wanna be a hero, don't you?! Then let's pass this test.''"<ref>''Boku no Hero Academia Manga'': [[Chapter 66]], Page 16</ref>
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*(To [[Koji Koda]] about using his [[Anivoice|Quirk]] to combat [[Hizashi Yamada|Present Mic]]) ''"If you do this, we just might win. But there's no time to hesitate, so do it now! You wanna be a hero, don't you?! Then let's pass this test.''"{{Ref|chap = 66|page = 16}}
   
 
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If you do this, we just might win. But there's no time to hesitate, so do it now! You wanna be a hero, don't you?! Then let's pass this test.
Kyoka Jiro to Koji Koda in "Midoriya's Observations"

Kyoka Jiro ( () (ろう) (きょう) () Jirō Kyōka?), also known as the Hearing Hero: Earphone Jack (ヒアヒーローイヤホン=ジャック Hia Hīrō Iyahon Jakku?), is a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero.

AppearanceEdit

Kyoka is a petite, fair-skinned girl with a slender build. She has triangular, lazy-looking onyx eyes with notably long lower eyelashes and rather small eyebrows. Her hair is short, only around chin length, and is dark purple in color with an asymmetrical fringe, and two reflections shaped like heartbeat monitor waves on either side of her head. Her most prominent features are the flexible, plug-like earphone jacks hanging from each of her earlobes at the end of two thin cords, which act like extra limbs; she seems to be able to control these at will, and they are very flexible, able to change length if so desired.

Unlike the other students, Kyoka sometimes wears a waistcoat over her school uniform, in place of the usual U.A. blazer.

Her hero costume consists of a black leather jacket, long salmon-colored shirt with several rips at the collar and hem, black pants, and boots with stereos built into their shafts. She also has two small, triangular red paint marks just below her eyes, a plain black choker, and white fingerless gloves.

Later on, her costume gains a set of headphones and two bracelets that double up as her amplifiers, and she changes her facepaint to two larger chevron-shaped marks.

GalleryEdit

PersonalityEdit

Kyoka punishes Denki and Yuga

Kyoka attacking Yuga and Denki for "complimenting" her.

Kyoka has a pragmatic, unenthusiastic, and teasing personality that is mostly shown to those she finds irritating, like her fellow classmate Denki Kaminari, whose cluelessness makes him an easy target for her snarky comments. Kyoka is not always like this though, as she does enjoy socializing with others, in which case she is usually nice and friendly.

Kyoka often gesticulates through her elongated earlobes in place of her hands.[1] She can also be quite aggressive, evidenced when she uses the Earphone Jacks her Quirk provides to physically punish people when provoked or to keep them in line, most notably Denki and Minoru Mineta. During hero activities, however, Kyoka prefers smarter approaches, usually by coming up with a plan herself. She is surprisingly organized and makes sure to convey her ideas in a way that's easy to understand.

Kyoka embarassed

Kyoka depressed about not being seen as attractive by Minoru.

Despite the fact that she comes off as cold and indifferent, Kyoka also has a much more sensitive side, being very defensive towards her friends, empathetic with others' feelings, and getting flustered when her talents and capabilities are brought up.[2][3][4] While Kyoka is hard to unnerve or surprise, she is afraid of horror-based activities and has an aversion to nudity. She is a bit self-conscious about her looks as well.

Like her parents, Kyoka has a major interest in rock music and owns several instruments which she is able to play to some extent. However, she seemed to be somewhat embarrassed about her interests at first, because she perceived them as completely unrelated to heroism, but thanks to a great presentation during the U.A. School Festival Arc, she was able to outgrow that mindset.

AbilitiesEdit

Kyoka&#039;s beautiful voice

Kyoka's beautiful voice

Overall Abilities: While the extent of Kyoka's abilities has yet to be shown, she does utilize the prehensile nature of her Earphone Jack Quirk in whip-like fashion, and use the sound generating effects of her Quirk to shock targets with vibrations, effectively stunning and sometimes defeating them.

Keen Intellect: Despite her unenthusiastic demeanor, Kyoka is quite intelligent, scoring 7th place in the midterms, displaying her skill in academics. She is also quite strategic, as she took advantage of the volatile nature of Denki Kaminari's Quirk to allow the Stun Gun Hero to electrocute multiple villains during the U.S.J. Incident.

Musical Talent: Kyoka is able to play the bass, which is her preferred instrument alongside the guitar. She can play other instruments as well, like drums, but only to a limited extent. Her singing voice is described as "husky, but heavenly".

QuirkEdit

Earphone Jack

Kyoka using her Jacks to listen in.

Earphone Jack (イヤホンジャック Iyahon Jakku?): Kyoka's Quirk is that she has a pair of headphone jacks hanging from her earlobes. When the jacks are plugged into something, Kyoka can channel the sound of her heartbeat into it in the form of a violent vibration attack. She can stretch her earlobes several meters. This Quirk also allows her to hear minuscule sounds and vibrations from her surroundings.

Super MovesEdit

  • Heartbeat Fuzz (ハートビートファズ Hātobīto Fazu?): Using special sound-amplifying items located on her forearms, Kyoka plugs her jacks into those amplifiers and slams them onto the floor, channeling a powerful heartbeat that causes the ground to shatter due to the enhanced vibrations.[5]
  • Heartbeat Surround (ハートビートサラウンド Hātobīto Saraundo?): Using the same sound-amplifying items from her Heartbeat Fuzz technique, Kyoka uses her jacks to remove the equipment pieces from her wrists and aim them towards a target, channeling a loud heartbeat that ignores conventional defenses and incapacitates foes.[6]

StatsEdit

Power
 
1/5 E
Speed
 
3/5 C
Technique
 
3/5 C
Intelligence
 
3/5 C
Cooperativeness
 
5/5 A
Kyoka's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

Power
 
3/6 C
Speed
 
3/6 C
Technique
 
4/6 B
Intelligence
 
4/6 B
No Music No Life
 
5/6 A
Kyoka's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

EquipmentEdit

Amplifier Jack: Devices that Kyoka can plug her jacks into, amplifying even further the sound and vibration of her heartbeat. They are worn on both her forearms.

Stereo Boots: A pair of boots that Kyoka can plug her earphone jacks into. They amplify her heartbeat and can direct the vibrations in a certain direction.

Headphones: A device that presumably compliments her jacks' ability to pick up sound vibrations.

Battles & EventsEdit

Battles & Events

Quirk Apprehension Test Arc

Battle Trial Arc

U.S.J. Arc

U.A. Sports Festival Arc

Vs. Hero Killer Arc

Final Exams Arc

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

Forest Training Camp Arc

Provisional Hero License Exam Arc

Shie Hassaikai Arc

U.A. School Festival Arc

Joint Training Arc

Endeavor Agency Arc


RelativesEdit

   
   
Kyotoku
   
   
Mika
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Kyoka

TriviaEdit

Prototype Kyoka Jiro Design

Kyoka's early concept design.

  • In the preliminary stages of the manga, Kyoka was virtually unchanged from her original design, albeit her hair lacked its signature streaks.
  • Kyoka's surname contains the kanji for "ear" ( ji?) and "son, male" ( ?), and her first name contains "sound, reverberation" ( kyō?), and "incense" ( ka?).
  • According to Kyoka's Volume 3 profile:
    • Her favorite thing is rock.
    • Kyoka may have been the first My Hero Academia character Kohei Horikoshi came up with. He was inspired to make a character that could plug their ears into objects while listening to music on his earphones during a trip back home.
  • Kyoka's rankings in the Popularity Polls are as follows:
    • Kyoka ranked 16th in the First Popularity Poll.
    • Kyoka ranked 7th in the Second Popularity Poll.
    • Kyoka ranked 22nd in the Third Popularity Poll.
    • Kyoka ranked 21st in the Fourth Popularity Poll.
    • Kyoka ranked 12th in the Fifth Popularity Poll.
  • Kyoka's known U.A. data is as follows:
  • Kyoka's hairstreaks are drawn similarly to the waves of an EKG, a possible reference to how she uses her earphone jacks to amplify her heartbeat.
  • Kyoka is so far the only student in Class 1-A whose hero name is the exact same as her Quirk (Earphone Jack).
  • Kyoka and Denki Kaminari share the same Costume designer.[7]
  • Kyoka and Fuyumi Todoroki share the same Japanese voice actor, Kei Shindō.

QuotesEdit

  • (To Koji Koda about using his Quirk to combat Present Mic) "If you do this, we just might win. But there's no time to hesitate, so do it now! You wanna be a hero, don't you?! Then let's pass this test."[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 26.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 59.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 66.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 72.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 104 (p. 4).
  6. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 208 (p. 8).
  7. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 13.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 66 (p. 16).

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