My Hero Academia: The creator of the manga explains how he creates the villains

My Hero Academia is one of the most popular anime and manga series today, and the world of heroes and villains has really surprised us all. With this we can say that their characters play a large part in the success that My Hero Academia represents within the industry.

Something that seems quite curious to us is that the creative processes of some of the most distinguished authors in the world of manga and anime can sometimes be part of unsuspected methods, but that, without a doubt, have worked for them among their audience to create some of the most intense and adventurous narratives.

Of course, among the curiosities that mangaka have shared with us over the years, through the question section, interviews or other events, we find their inspiration from Japanese culture and folklore, some licenses that have been taken to give him his personal touch and even unexpected and funny situations that gave a twist to the main idea.

Although they require a script and often stick to it, they can forget some of the details or simply change their minds, as Toriyama has confessed more than once about Dragon Ball. So it is not surprising that many of the illustrators and writers go through the same situation as this popular mangaka, from whom so many have been inspired for his own creations.

As we have mentioned in previous lines, writing a script is not an easy task. Keeping the fan community on edge will always be a challenge. And, as in everything, My Hero Academia is no exception to these creative processes. This series, written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi and published in Shonen Jump since July 2014, has been in charge of showing the public some of the most memorable villains in manga and anime.

And it is worth mentioning that the way Horikoshi has introduced them into the story has its own style. Especially since at this moment the heroes and villains of My Hero Academia are waging an epic battle in the Final Act, an event that the characters have been preparing for a long time and has brought with it some scenes worth remembering.

Although the heroes have shown to have an elaborate background, the villains have also made their respective evolutions before witnessing this moment. Best of all, fans have accompanied them along the way in previous story arcs, where they were able to learn about their different perspectives and facets.

In this way, Horikoshi has made it very clear that villains have their own motivations before battles in the first place; and, second, that great stories are built on duality. For these reasons, he has explained how he has built the series’ new villains in the latest issue of Shueisha’s Jump GIGA magazine (according to a post by a Twitter user named Atsushi101X). Mainly, he is in charge of assigning them an easily recognizable visual characterization, before building their personal traits.