Deku’s original design had a more grim and dark look.
Deku’s original design is totally different from the final version that we all know.
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Izuku Midoriya, also known as Deku, He is one of the most popular shonen characters right now.Well, the beloved protagonist of the work of My Hero Academia, is one of those heroes who is extremely easy to admire and love, since his personality full of kindness and nobility has made him stand out and win the affection of fans, who they have quickly given it the place it deserves within the manga/anime industry.
The Deku’s unwavering will and great sense of justice have made this hero an exceptional character. who has stood out for the great humanity that he possesses, since he has always distinguished himself by thinking of others first before himself, offering his help at all times, just like the ideology of a true hero, this being a deeply rooted detail in this young UA student
However, the current Deku that we know was going to be totally different, because Horikoshi’s original design of the beloved hero was very differentwith a rather gloomy and dark look.
Deku’s original design had a darker, colder look.
Initially, Kohei Horikoshi’s plans for My Hero Academia were totally different to what we have currently seen during the development of the series, since the mangaka had started this work as a one-shot called “My Hero” in which the story was somewhat different as were many of the characters and designs of these, including Deku’s, who was different from the beloved current hero.
And it is that the plans of Kohei Horikoshi for its history and characters were very different from what is currently seen, and this can be evidenced in the original design of Deku, the protagonist of My Hero Academia, since his appearance was far from the jovial and friendly look that the beloved Izuku has.
Through the book My Hero Academia Official Character Book Ultra Archive, revealed the sketches and some curiosities about the creation and design of the characters of My Hero Academia in its beginningsrevealing the original design of Deku, who clearly had a gloomy and somewhat terrifying look.
In these images you can see the original design of Deku, which was named Mikumo Akatani, who had a look totally different from Izuku’s, because her hair was longer and black to such an extent that it covered one of her eyes and her ears, her gaze was colder and deeper, which easily it gave a feeling of darkness about this character. In addition, the superhero costume he was wearing was more aggressive and somewhat scarypacked with many gadgets to use in battle.
Besides, the initial color of the aggressive superhero suit was orange instead of greenand the heroic name that this original Horikoshi sketch bore was: “Fiend Kid or Demon Boy”which is clearly very threatening, complementing perfectly with this gloomy and dark look that the mangaka had in mind.
Notably, Deku’s original design is very similar to that of his dark stage as a vigilante when he left the UA and decided to do things on his own, since his look was very gloomy and darkso much so that some inhabitants ran terrified to see it, perhaps Horikoshi decided to take the characteristics of his original sketch and bestow them on this phase of Dekuthus highlighting the original look that this character could have had.
My Hero Academia is very close to its endso this type of detail is very important for many fans to know in depth the origin of their favorite characters and other curious facts about the popular work of Kohei Horikoshi.
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