Illegal use of abilities during rush hour, as well as robbery and assault? You're pure evil.
Kamui Woods to the Giant Villain in "Izuku Midoriya: Origin"

Shinji Nishiya (西 (にし) () 森児 (しんじ) Nishiya Shinji?),[1] also known by his hero name, Kamui Woods (シンリンカムイ Shinrin Kamui?), is the No. 7 Pro Hero and member of The Lurkers.


Shinji is a relatively short man, as his face is unknown since he has only been shown while he is using his Quirk. His Hero Costume is a dark blue bodysuit that includes a wooden belt, wooden knee pads, and wooden shoes. A small rose veil hangs from the left side of his belt.

After he officially became the No. 7 Pro Hero, his costume was slightly modified, and he now has two wooden rings hanging on his shoulder, which have stumps and branches protruding from them.


Shinji is a very serious and focused person when it comes to being a hero in his hero duties; however, he easily feels down when someone takes his glory or credit.


Overall Abilities: Shinji has grown to be incredibly strong during his career as a hero, earning him the spot at the No. 7 ranked hero on the JP Billboard Charts. His skills have led some to believe that he will be a standout hero of the next generation.



Shinji using his binding branches.

Arbor (樹木 Jumoku?): Shinji's Quirk allows him to enlarge and control his wooden body parts into strong tree branches. These branches are excellent for binding. Being made of wood, this Quirk has a disadvantage against fire.

Super Moves

  • Lacquered Chains Prison (先制必縛ウルシ鎖牢 Sensei Hitsubaku Urushi Sarō?): Shinji shoots out the wood from one of his arms and surrounds the enemy with it to immobilize them. This move is first used against an unnamed enemy.


2/5 D
4/5 B
4/5 B
3/5 C
3/5 C
Shinji's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book

4/6 B+
5/6 A-
4/6 B
3/6 C
Binding Force
5/6 A
Shinji's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


  • Kamui (カムイ?) means "god" or "deity" (in the Ainu language) and Shinrin (森林?) means "woods", giving Shinji's hero name the meaning "God of the Woods".
  • Shinji's fighting style seems to be based on Spider-Man from Marvel Comics.
  • It's revealed that Shinji had a dark childhood that was later made into a popular documentary.[1]
  • He appears on Recovery Girl's Pez Dispenser.[2]
  • Shinji's Japanese voice actor, Masamichi Kitada, also voices Juzo Honenuki from Class 1-B.



  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 10, Omake
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 7.

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