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Weekly Shonen Jump occasionally organizes popularity polls of the series published on it and announces the results. The first My Hero Academia poll was announced after its first year anniversary.

Popularity Polls (Japan)

The first popularity poll was opened on Chapter 52, and the results were revealed on Chapter 62. The total number of votes received was 11,125. The top 20 were as follows:

1st Popularity Poll

1st Izuku Midoriya Portrait Izuku Midoriya 2,314 votes
2nd Shoto Todoroki Portrait Shoto Todoroki 1,987 votes
3rd Katsuki Bakugo Portrait Katsuki Bakugo 1,764 votes
4th Ochaco Uraraka Portrait Ochaco Uraraka 652 votes
5th All Might Portrait All Might 627 votes
6th Tsuyu Asui Portrait Tsuyu Asui 589 votes
7th Fumikage Tokoyami Portrait Fumikage Tokoyami 485 votes
8th Tenya Iida Portrait Tenya Iida 390 votes
9th Shota Aizawa Portrait Shota Aizawa 378 votes
10th Denki Kaminari Portrait Denki Kaminari 224 votes
11th Momo Yaoyorozu Portrait Momo Yaoyorozu 197 votes
12th Hitoshi Shinso Portrait Hitoshi Shinso 186 votes
13th Itsuka Kendo Portrait Itsuka Kendo 170 votes
14th Mashirao Ojiro Portrait Mashirao Ojiro 148 votes
15th Eijiro Kirishima Portrait Eijiro Kirishima 119 votes
16th Kyoka Jiro Portrait Kyoka Jiro 107 votes
17th Kōhei Horikoshi Kohei Horikoshi 89 votes
18th Minoru Mineta Portrait Minoru Mineta 65 votes
19th Tomura Shigaraki Anime Portrait Tomura Shigaraki

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62 votes[2]
20th Toru Hagakure Portrait Toru Hagakure 57 votes
20th Mei Hatsume Portrait Mei Hatsume 57 votes

The results of the second popularity poll were revealed on Chapter 120. The total number of votes received was 12,766. The top 20 were as follows:

2nd Popularity Poll

1st Katsuki Bakugo Portrait Katsuki Bakugo 3,020 votes
2nd Izuku Midoriya Portrait Izuku Midoriya 2,217 votes
3rd Shoto Todoroki Portrait Shoto Todoroki 1,795 votes
4th Shota Aizawa Portrait Shota Aizawa 943 votes
5th Eijiro Kirishima Portrait Eijiro Kirishima 722 votes
6th All Might Portrait All Might 521 votes
7th Kyoka Jiro Portrait Kyoka Jiro 446 votes
8th Tenya Iida Portrait Tenya Iida 331 votes
9th Tsuyu Asui Portrait Tsuyu Asui 309 votes
10th Ochaco Uraraka Portrait Ochaco Uraraka 292 votes
11th Denki Kaminari Portrait Denki Kaminari
12th Mashirao Ojiro Portrait Mashirao Ojiro
13th Momo Yaoyorozu Portrait Momo Yaoyorozu
14th Hitoshi Shinso Portrait Hitoshi Shinso
15th Fumikage Tokoyami Portrait Fumikage Tokoyami
16th Tomura Shigaraki Anime Portrait Tomura Shigaraki
17th Present Mic Anime Portrait Present Mic
18th Hanta Sero Portrait Hanta Sero
19th Himiko Toga Anime Portrait Himiko Toga
20th Yo Shindo Anime Portrait Yo Shindo

The results of the Third Popularity Poll were announced in Chapter 163. In total the poll received 35,681 votes. The top 20 were as follows:

3rd Popularity Poll

1st Katsuki Bakugo Portrait Katsuki Bakugo 5909 votes
2nd Izuku Midoriya Portrait Izuku Midoriya 3205 votes
3rd Shoto Todoroki Portrait Shoto Todoroki 3204 Votes
4th Eijiro Kirishima Portrait Eijiro Kirishima 2006 Votes
5th Tenya Iida Portrait Tenya Iida 1822 Votes
6th Shota Aizawa Portrait Shota Aizawa 1453 Votes
7th All Might Portrait Toshinori Yagi 1378 Votes
8th Denki Kaminari Portrait Denki Kaminari 1223 Votes
9th Ochaco Uraraka Portrait Ochaco Uraraka 1211 Votes
10th Hitoshi Shinso Portrait Hitoshi Shinso 1178 Votes
11th Mashirao Ojiro Portrait Mashirao Ojiro 1154 Votes
12th Best Jeanist Anime Portrait Tsunagu Hakamata 1078 Votes
13th Fumikage Tokoyami Portrait Fumikage Tokoyami 1018 Votes
14th Momo Yaoyorozu Portrait Momo Yaoyorozu 853 Votes
15th Tomura Shigaraki Anime Portrait Tomura Shigaraki 693 Votes
16th Present Mic Anime Portrait Hizashi Yamada 690 Votes
17th Tamaki Amajiki Anime Portrait Tamaki Amajiki 624 Votes
18th Hanta Sero Portrait Hanta Sero 443 Votes
19th Himiko Toga Anime Portrait Himiko Toga 409 Votes
20th Fat Gum Portal Taishiro Toyomitsu 392 Votes

The fourth popularity poll was opened in Chapter 192, it was delayed until November 2018 instead of original intended announcement in October 2018,[3] the results were revealed in Chapter 207, and the color page in Chapter 214. The total number of votes the poll received was 80,714. Top 30 were as follows:

4th Popularity Poll

1st Katsuki Bakugo Portrait Katsuki Bakugo 16915 votes
2nd Shoto Todoroki Portrait Shoto Todoroki 15719 votes
3rd Izuku Midoriya Portrait Izuku Midoriya 8301 votes
4th Hawks Anime Portrait Hawks 3756 votes
5th Eijiro Kirishima Portrait Eijiro Kirishima 3573 votes
6th Best Jeanist Anime Portrait Best Jeanist 2649 votes
7th Momo Yaoyorozu Portrait Momo Yaoyorozu 2426 votes
8th Endeavor Anime Portrait Endeavor 2420 votes
9th Tenya Iida Portrait Tenya Iida 2394 votes
10th All Might Portrait All Might 2278 votes
11th Shota Aizawa Portrait Eraser Head 1740 votes
12th Ochaco Uraraka Portrait Ochaco Uraraka 1629 votes
13th Present Mic Anime Portrait Present Mic 1436 votes
14th Yo Shindo Anime Portrait Yo Shindo 1239 votes
15th Gang Orca Anime Portrait Gang Orca 1238 votes
16th Denki Kaminari Portrait Denki Kaminari 1197 votes
17th Mashirao Ojiro Portrait Mashirao Ojiro 951 votes
18th Yuga Aoyama Portrait Yuga Aoyama 823 votes
19th Fumikage Tokoyami Portrait Fumikage Tokoyami 811 votes
20th Tsuyu Asui Portrait Tsuyu Asui 797 votes
21st Kyoka Jiro Portrait Kyoka Jiro 598 votes
22nd Seiji Shishikura Anime Portrait Seiji Shishikura
23rd Hitoshi Shinso Portrait Hitoshi Shinso 587 votes
24th Tomura Shigaraki Anime Portrait Tomura Shigaraki 481 votes
25th Overhaul Anime Portrait Overhaul 458 votes
26th Mirio Togata Anime Portrait Mirio Togata 455 votes
27th Sir Nighteye Anime Portrait Sir Nighteye 373 votes
28th Dabi Anime Portrait Dabi 368 votes
29th Tamaki Amajiki Anime Portrait Tamaki Amajiki 343 votes
30th Fat Gum Portal Fat Gum 319 votes

The fifth popularity poll was opened after Volume 24 release. The results and the color page were revealed in Chapter 254. The total number of votes received was 70,410.[4] Top 45 were as follows:

5th Popularity Poll

1st Katsuki Bakugo Portrait Katsuki Bakugo 22876 votes
2nd Izuku Midoriya Portrait Izuku Midoriya 12373 votes
3rd Shoto Todoroki Portrait Shoto Todoroki 11805 votes
4th Eijiro Kirishima Portrait Eijiro Kirishima 3374 votes
5th Tenya Iida Portrait Tenya Iida 2201 votes
6th Tomura Shigaraki Anime Portrait Tomura Shigaraki 1880 votes
7th Shota Aizawa Portrait Eraser Head 1543 votes
8th Ochaco Uraraka Portrait Ochaco Uraraka 1143 votes
9th Himiko Toga Anime Portrait Himiko Toga 1104 votes
10th Momo Yaoyorozu Portrait Momo Yaoyorozu 1083 votes
11th Hawks Anime Portrait Hawks 969 votes
12th Kyoka Jiro Portrait Kyoka Jiro 884 votes
13th All Might Portrait All Might 813 votes
14th Denki Kaminari Portrait Denki Kaminari 749 votes
15th Yo Shindo Anime Portrait Yo Shindo 644 votes
16th Tsuyu Asui Portrait Tsuyu Asui 602 votes
17th Hitoshi Shinso Portrait Hitoshi Shinso 522 votes
18th Endeavor Anime Portrait Endeavor 408 votes
19th Dabi Anime Portrait Dabi 367 votes
20th Overhaul Anime Portrait Overhaul 325 votes
21st Present Mic Anime Portrait Present Mic 310 votes
22nd Tamaki Amajiki Anime Portrait Tamaki Amajiki 292 votes
23rd Twice Anime Portrait Twice 281 votes
24th Fumikage Tokoyami Portrait Fumikage Tokoyami 272 votes
25th Mirio Togata Anime Portrait Mirio Togata 245 votes
26th Hanta Sero Portrait Hanta Sero 229 votes
27th Mezo Shoji Portrait Mezo Shoji 195 votes
28th Fat Gum Portal Fat Gum 182 votes
29th Mina Ashido Portrait Mina Ashido 155 votes
30th Best Jeanist Anime Portrait Best Jeanist 153 votes
31st Mashirao Ojiro Portrait Mashirao Ojiro 150 votes
31st Neito Monoma Portrait Neito Monoma 150 votes
33rd Sir Nighteye Anime Portrait Sir Nighteye 124 votes
34th Minoru Mineta Portrait Minoru Mineta 100 votes
35th Kōhei Horikoshi Horikoshi's hand 96 votes
36th Mustard Anime Portrait Mustard 81 votes
37th Eri Portal Eri 69 votes
38th Nejire Chan Anime Portrait Nejire Hado 67 votes
39th Chronostasis Anime Portrait Chronostasis 64 votes
40th All For One Anime Portrait All For One 60 votes
41st Mei Hatsume Portrait Mei Hatsume 58 votes
42nd Gang Orca Anime Portrait Gang Orca 52 votes
43rd Toru Hagakure Portrait Toru Hagakure 50 votes
44th Mr Compress Anime Portrait Mr. Compress 49 votes
44th Yuga Aoyama Portrait Yuga Aoyama 49 votes

Popularity Polls (US)

Shonen Jump US also announced the results of the English-language polls which was launched on July 27, 2015.[5]

1st Popularity Poll

1st Izuku Midoriya Portrait Izuku Midoriya
2nd Tsuyu Asui Portrait Tsuyu Asui
3rd Ochaco Uraraka Portrait Ochaco Uraraka
4th All Might Portrait All Might
5th Katsuki Bakugo Portrait Katsuki Bakugo
6th Shoto Todoroki Portrait Shoto Todoroki
7th Fumikage Tokoyami Portrait Fumikage Tokoyami
8th Stain Anime Portrait Stain
9th Mei Hatsume Portrait Mei Hatsume (tied)
9th Mina Ashido Portrait Mina Ashido (tied)
11th Gran Torino Anime Portrait Gran Torino
12th Momo Yaoyorozu Portrait Momo Yaoyorozu
13th Hitoshi Shinso Portrait Hitoshi Shinso (tied)
13th Tenya Iida Portrait Tenya Iida (tied)
15th Denki Kaminari Portrait Denki Kaminari
16th Eijiro Kirishima Portrait Eijiro Kirishima
17th Minoru Mineta Portrait Minoru Mineta (tied)
17th Tomura Shigaraki Anime Portrait Tomura Shigaraki (tied)
19th Midnight Anime Portrait Nemuri Kayama
20th Shota Aizawa Portrait Shota Aizawa

Shonen Jump US announced the results of the English-language polls which was launched on September 22, 2016.

2nd Popularity Poll

1st Katsuki Bakugo Portrait Katsuki Bakugo 1343 Votes
2nd Izuku Midoriya Portrait Izuku Midoriya 851 Votes
3rd Himiko Toga Anime Portrait Himiko Toga 525 Votes
4th Shoto Todoroki Portrait Shoto Todoroki 345 Votes
5th Tsuyu Asui Portrait Tsuyu Asui 340 Votes
6th All Might Portrait All Might 245 Votes
7th Ochaco Uraraka Portrait Ochaco Uraraka 239 Votes
8th Fumikage Tokoyami Portrait Fumikage Tokoyami 191 Votes
9th Eijiro Kirishima Portrait Eijiro Kirishima 178 Votes
10th Shota Aizawa Portrait Shota Aizawa 146 Votes

Viz Media announced the results of the fourth popularity poll on December 3, 2018.[6]

4th Popularity Poll

1st Katsuki Bakugo Portrait Katsuki Bakugo 38,065 votes[7]
2nd Izuku Midoriya Portrait Izuku Midoriya 11,699 votes[7]
3rd Shoto Todoroki Portrait Shoto Todoroki 8,934 votes[7]
4th Eijiro Kirishima Portrait Eijiro Kirishima
5th Momo Yaoyorozu Portrait Momo Yaoyorozu
6th Shota Aizawa Portrait Eraser Head
7th All Might Portrait All Might
8th Tsuyu Asui Portrait Tsuyu Asui
9th Mirio Togata Anime Portrait Mirio Togata
10th Ochaco Uraraka Portrait Ochaco Uraraka

Viz Media announced the results of the fifth popularity poll on December 15, 2019.[8]

5th Popularity Poll

1st Katsuki Bakugo Portrait Katsuki Bakugo
2nd Eijiro Kirishima Portrait Eijiro Kirishima
3rd Izuku Midoriya Portrait Izuku Midoriya
4th Shoto Todoroki Portrait Shoto Todoroki
5th Momo Yaoyorozu Portrait Momo Yaoyorozu
6th Shota Aizawa Portrait Shota Aizawa
7th Hawks Anime Portrait Hawks
8th Ochaco Uraraka Portrait Ochaco Uraraka
9th All Might Portrait All Might
10th Mirio Togata Anime Portrait Mirio Togata

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Trivia

  • The ranking charts only lists characters up to 20th in the weekly manga magazine, except for Tomura Shigaraki (19th), as mentioned by the author in his Twitter.
    • Other unlisted votes include Naruto, Katsura Kotaro from Gintama, Hana Aoi, Shishido, Shiina from the author's previous works, and Izuku's shoe.
    • The full list has been included in the Volume 7 release of the manga.
  • The other votes in second popularity poll were as follows:
  • According to the Twitter, Horikoshi's message about not having a color spread announcement of the fourth popularity poll, and please wait for the color spread.

References

  1. https://twitter.com/horikoshiko/status/652699413916192772
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 7.
  3. https://twitter.com/aitaikimochii/status/1040089411126353920
  4. Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 3, 2020
  5. http://shonenjump.viz.com/blog/posts/my-hero-academia-popularity-poll
  6. https://www.viz.com/blog/posts/my-hero-academia-character-popularity-poll-results
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Weekly Shonen Jump US Issue #1, 2019
  8. https://www.viz.com/blog/posts/my-hero-academia-poll-2019-results
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