Reiko Yanagi ( (やなぎ) レイ () Yanagi Reiko?), also known as Emily (エミリー Emirī?), is a student in Class 1-B at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero.


Reiko has chin-length, pale gray hair, parted to the right, hanging down over her eye and obscuring the majority of the left side of her face. She has dark bags under her blue eyes, and a small mouth with full lips. Her hands are usually held up as high as her elbows, with her hands draped down, this gesture being somewhat connotative of a ghost.

Her hero costume consists of a white, knee-length kimono with a furred collar, three dark straps around her waist, knee-high socks and a black mask that covers her face from the bridge of her nose down, like the one always worn by Mezo Shoji.


Reiko is a quiet and emotionless teenager who often shows an odd body posture, wherein she keeps her elbows to her side and lets her hands dangle, which somewhat resembles ancient depictions of zombies, ghosts, and other undead creatures, alluding to her Quirk.

She also appears to be quite verbose with her wording, to the point where Reiko's classmate needed to simplify what she had said.



Poltergeist (ポルターガイスト Porutāgaisuto?)[1]: Reiko's Quirk allows her to telekinetically control nearby objects. The weight limit of her Quirk is roughly the weight of the average human.


2/6 D
3/6 C
5/6 A
3/6 C
Fixation of Hands
5/6 A
Reiko's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

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Itsuka Kendo

Reiko is good friends with Itsuka. She was the one who designed her outfit for the Beauty Contest, and helped her to prepare for the competition. They also did their Work-Studies at the same place.[2]


  • Reiko's surname contains the kanji for "willow" ( yanagi?), and her first name contains the katakana symbols for the rōmaji word "rei" (レイ?), which probably stands for "spirit, soul" ( rei?), and the kanji for "child" ( ko?).
  • Reiko likes the internet. (always searching for spooky stories)[3]
  • Reiko's hero name "Emily" may be a reference to the American horror/drama film "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", which explores the mysterious and possibly paranormal circumstances surrounding the titular character's death.
  • Her hairstyle bears resembelance to Touka Kirishima from Tokyo Ghoul.


  1. My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive (p. 94).
  2. My Hero Academia Official Character Book 2 Ultra Analysis.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 23, Omake

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