The Amazing Spider-Man 2 inspired a character from My Hero Academia – La Tercera

Because My Hero Academia It is set in a world where superheroes and villains are part of everyday life. Naturally, the manga created by Kohei Horikoshi has been inspired by other productions and stories of this genre to make its proposal concrete.

But although for several years it has been the fans who have drawn comparisons between Deku, All Might, Bakugo and other famous superheroes from companies such as DC and Marvel, recently Horikoshi himself revealed that a criticized superhero movie was his inspiration for a recurring character in the series. sleeve.

Specifically, in the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump (via Viz Average), Horikoshi said that Neito Monoma’s design is inspired by the version of Harry Osborn that Dane DeHaan captured in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

“Monoma’s character design is based on Dane DeHaan from Amazing Spider-Man 2”, said Horikoshi, who in a previous editorial also expressed his interest in the Spidey movies qualifying to Spider-Man: No Way Home as his favorite movie of all time.

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Neito Monoma in the My Hero Academia manga and Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Harry Osborn’s version of DeHaan was certainly one of the most criticized elements of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, so it is still striking that despite all his characterization it served as inspiration in something that has been as popular as My Hero Academia.

As for Neito Monoma, if you are not familiar with the world of My Hero Academia, it should be noted that this character is a student of Class 1-B, a different course from the main characters, and is generally presented as an antagonist of Deku although he is not a villain as such and rather he is a competitive child and something egocentric. His power is to copy the abilities of others and his hero name is “Phantom Thief”.

the sleeve of My Hero Academia debuted in 2014 and to date has inspired 3 movies and an anime that is preparing for its sixth season. All while DeHaan didn’t return as Harry Osborn in Spider-Man: No Way Home and last appeared as the character in the aforementioned The Amazing Spider-Man 2.