Horikoshi has forgotten about the two most important My Hero Academia side characters (& for a good reason)

As My Hero Academia nears its finale, it is natural that many plotlines in the manga are coming to a close. This is evident in the resolution of storylines such as Katsuki Bakugo’s character development and the conflicts within the Todoroki family. However, while the attention shifts towards Deku’s showdown with Tomura Shigaraki, the whereabouts of Shota Aizawa and Present Mic have seemingly been overlooked by many.

Despite being the author of My Hero Academia, Kohei Horikoshi may also be facing the same issue as the story has yet to address the fate of the two UA teachers who fell into the Kurogiri portal in chapter 380 of the manga. With 418 published chapters, there has been no explanation of their whereabouts or how their disappearance will impact the main plot of the story.

Please be aware that this article contains spoilers for the My Hero Academia series.

The Fate of Shota Aizawa and Present Mic in the My Hero Academia Manga

In chapter 380 of the manga, Shota Aizawa and Present Mic, two prominent UA teachers, were accidentally transported into Kurogiri’s dimension. Despite the intense curiosity of the fandom, there have been no updates on their whereabouts. With the final showdown between Deku and Tomura Shigaraki fast approaching, many are left wondering about the fate of these two teachers.

Despite being modified by All For One, Kurogiri was once a human named Oboro Shirakuno and had a close relationship with Aizawa and Present Mic since childhood. Many fans believe that this storyline should have been resolved by now, especially since all other major plot points have been concluded. However, it is possible that author Kohei Horikoshi has a future plan for these characters.

It is possible that Aizawa and Present Mic, with the assistance of Kurogiri, may become involved in the fight between Deku and Shigaraki. However, this seems unlikely given their roles as teachers and their limited relevance to the current plot. While Shigaraki and Kurogiri have a connection that could impact the final battle, Aizawa and Present Mic are not crucial enough to be involved at this point in the story.

Climactic Events of the Series Finale

The main cast in season 6 of the anime (Image via Bones).
The main cast in season 6 of the anime (Image via Bones).

The War arc in the My Hero Academia manga has had its fair share of highs and lows for many readers, particularly due to the unexpected direction it took from the start.

The revelation of Kurogiri being the childhood friend of Aizawa and Present Mic is a prime example of this, as it has not significantly contributed to the plot and remains unresolved. This creative choice by Horikoshi has been met with criticism, as have other decisions such as Dabi’s growing abilities, All For One’s defeat by Katsuki Bakugo, and Deku’s determination to redeem Shigaraki.


As of now, My Hero Academia has not addressed Present Mic and Shota Aizawa’s situation with Kurogiri, as shown in chapter 380 of the manga where they fell into his dimension. There has been no further update on their whereabouts or well-being.

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