Find out which My Hero Academia character has a connection to Lionel Messi.
It is well known that in football there is a great variety of players who are very talented, and have gained great popularity thanks to their sports skills. One of those many players who has great fame is Lionel Messi.
This player has covered many media, not only sports or soccer-related, appearing in commercials, advertising campaigns, and even My Hero Academia has taken it into consideration in its history.
The creator of My Hero Academia has revealed that there is a character who has a connection to the Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi. We will tell you the details below.
The relationship that Lionel Messi has with a character from My Hero Academia
The story of this anime is based on characters who possess gifts, also known as quirksand who use them to do justice and defend people from villains.
In the world of football, we could say that Lionel Messibeing so popular and having great talent, has a kind of “gift”which allows him to emerge champion, as happened in the World Cup, in which Lionel Messi, together with his teammates, managed to win and raise the Argentine flag.
Likewise, in this story it has been shown that the heroes of My Hero Academia have a common tool that has helped them promote their development, and manage to get out of trouble On numerous occasions.
As mentioned above, Lionel Messi (mostly known as Messi) is one of the most popular soccer players that there is, that has managed to cover many media, and anime has not been an exception.
In the most recent chapters of both the anime and the manga of My Hero Academia, the heroes are experiencing great chaos and tragedydue to the Paranormal Liberation War having been on hiatus in the anime and continuing in the Final Arc of the manga.
In an interview, My Hero Academia editor Honyasan has revealed how his love for soccer inspired him to create one of the characters most popular and important for the series: hawks.
Honyasan, in the interview, stated the following: “You may be familiar with foreign soccer player Lionel Messi, but his backstory is that at a young age, he was discovered by Barcelona and joined. His father had lost his job and couldn’t afford the medical treatment he Messi needed it for his illness, but thanks to his football talent, FC Barcelona agreed to cover medical expenses for them. In exchange for receiving that money, Messi had to agree to live in Spain and only play football from a very young age.”.
Later, he went on to say: “During the World Cup, I told that story to Mr. Horikoshi. I love soccer and when Mr. Horikoshi found out, he started organizing the World Cup every time I was there waiting for the manuscript and so on. While I did I saw, Mr. Horikoshi himself slowly started to get interested in football too, and when I told him about Messi, he told me that he thought it was an interesting story.The following week, or maybe two weeks later, the story of Hawks was born. So it’s kind of a tweak, like he wants to make the other party look like a big bad guy, that kind of thing.”.
It was like this how beloved hero number two was born from My Hero Academia. Undoubtedly, the story of Lionel Messi is quite moving, and Horikoshi and Honyasan they could not have chosen a better inspiration to create this special character.
With the latest events in the My Hero Academia story, all fans are looking forward to the fact that the heroes can finally end the War. It would be quite surprising if Hawks can finally be champion of this battle, in the same way that Messi did it with the World Cup.