My Hero Academia: This was the first sketches of Himiko Toga, the star member of the League of Villains | Spaghetti Code

Out of the vast amount of characters of My Hero Academia inhabiting the Universe created by Kohei Horikoshi, Himiko Toga is one of the most dangerous in existence. At first glance, Himiko looks like a sweet teenager, but the truth is that this member of the League of Villains is a beastly and sadistic warrior. Interestingly, this character It could have been introduced with a very different design, and for you to check, here are the first sketches of the powerful villain.

Himiko Toga, our favorite vampire

The initial sketches of Himiko Toga, the beautiful, aggressive and powerful antagonist in Draws of My Hero Academia, They were made by Kohei Horikoshi around 2009, shortly before he began serializing the manga in the Shonen Jump, but they were not shown to the public until 2016 with the publication of the book My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive, the first collection of profiles of heroes and villains, as well as other curious information, that was made about the series.

Later, these sketches of the star member of the League of Villains would be printed again in volume 19 of the manga of My Hero Academia.

Himiko was going to be called Red Spider Lily! | Image: Shueisha

Several things we can make clear according to these sketches. To get started, Himiko Toga may have been called Messy Bun, or Red Spider Lily. Another element to take into consideration is the sexual orientation of the character, since Kohei Horikoshi He thought to make Himiko a bisexual woman, a sign of her identity that could remain to this day, since the mangaka has not refuted or confirmed this feature of Himiko.

Interestingly, Himiko’s design didn’t change that much from what Horikoshi later established for the villain. However, as the mangaka originally planned to make Himiko an even more sadistic character than she is today, different costumes were sketched for this antagonist, all covered in blood, an element that unfortunately was lost in its final design, as it would undoubtedly have made it much more threatening.

Fans have tried to recreate this design on fanarts | Image: Yogonn (Reddit)

Many fans find Himiko Toga’s design change unfortunate. The truth is that the mangaka recovered most of the ideas that he originally proposed, but yes, it is unfortunate to note that this character could have been much more violent and sadistic than he currently is. Considering that today she is one of the great villains of the series, we can imagine that, had the author insisted on preserving these sketches, Himiko Toga could have become someone as fearsome as All For One o Tomura Shigaraki.

And you, what do you think of the initial designs that Himiko Toga had?


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