Template:Character Tsunagu Hakamata (袴田維 Hakamata Tsunagu?),[1] also known as Best Jeanist (ベストジー二スト Besuto Jīnisuto?), is the No. 4 Pro-Hero and recipient of the "Best Jeanist" award for eight consecutive years.[2]


Best Jeanist is a very tall, young man with light-colored hair. His mouth is not visible because of his long collar which resembles jeans with a belt. In fact both his jacket and his pants seem to made of denim.


Best Jeanist does not seem to like brutish people and seems to have a very heroic attitude as he wants to show Katsuki what makes someone a real hero.


Entrance Exam Arc

Best Jeanist is mentioned alongside All Might and Endeavor.[3]

Field Training Arc

He is introduced deducing that Katsuki chose him and his office because he ranks among the top five Heroes. Katsuki replies that he nominated him, to which Best Jeanist says he did since the other candidates have been good kids and it has been a while since someone like Katsuki has come along, telling Katsuki that reforming brutish people is what he does as a Hero. Best Jeanist tells Katsuki that he will show him what it is that makes people Heroes.[4]

After Stain's defeat is published, the incident that occurred with the Hero Killer is on Katsuki's mind. Best Jeanist states that the incident is also on his mind but they must remain calm and collected. Best Jeanist tells Katsuki and his sidekicks that they will be running things smoothly as usual.[5]

Hideout Raid Arc

After Katsuki is captured by the League of Villains' Vanguard Action Squad, Best Jeanist is enlisted to help in the rescue operation to save Katsuki. Best Jeanist, Endeavor, Edgeshot, and All Might are present and ready to begin the strategy meeting.[6] Before the infiltration begins, Best Jeanist mulls over his inability to help change Katsuki's attitude and attributes it to his pride.[7]

Heroes in Action

Mount Lady destroys the front of the warehouse and she, Tiger, Best Jeanist, and Gang infiltrate the partially destroyed warehouse and apprehend all the Noumus while Tiger rescues Ragdoll. Best Jeanist informs Naomasa that the warehouse has been cleared.[8]

Best Jeanist orders the Police Force to come in and hold position in case there are more Noumus around. Suddenly, Sensei appears and reveals that he stole Ragdoll's Quirk. Best Jeanist restrains the villain with his Quirk. Before Best Jeanist can act further, the warehouse is completely destroyed and the surrounding area suffers damage.[9]

Quirk and Abilities

Fiber Master: Best Jeanist can manipulate fibers at will as long as the person is wearing clothes. He can unravel a part of his clothes into fabric strings and can use them to restrain targets, as shown when he apprehended the League of Villains' Noumus. This Quirk works better on denim rather than sweats.[10]

2/5 D
3/5 C
5/5 A
3/5 C
3/5 C
Tsunagu's stats, according to the Ultra Archive Book


  • His name contains the kanji for "hakama" (袴), "field" (田) and "fiber" (維).
  • His favorite animal is the wolf.
  • In series, he leads the fashion world with huge popularity among both young and middle-aged men.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Volume 6, Page 86
  2. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 3
  3. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 3
  4. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 48
  5. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 57
  6. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 84
  7. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 86
  8. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 87
  9. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 88
  10. Boku no Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 88, pages 12

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