My Hero Academia Season 6 fans voted for Mirko as Number 1 Most Valuable Hero: Who placed 2nd and third?

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 1 screenshot, featuring Mirko.
My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 1 screenshot, featuring Mirko. Pic credit: @heroaca_anime/Twitter

On October 1, 2022, the official Twitter account for the anime My Hero Academia announced a Most Valuable Hero Contest. Fans were encouraged to place their votes for whichever character they felt was the most pivotal in My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 1. Titled “Quiet Start”, the episode aired on that same day (October 1, 2022).

My Hero Academia’s account collected votes by asking their 1.1 million followers to tweet the hashtag #ヒロアカMVP (#HEroAcaMVP) and to choose the hero that had the biggest impact on them in the episode.

On October 2, 2022, the results of the contest were announced on My Hero Academia’s official Twitter account, and the top three characters with the most votes were revealed. Screenshots from the characters’ most memorable moments were also included in the announcement.

Mirko fan art.
Mirko fan art. Pic credit:

First place was awarded to the “rabbit heroine” Mirko! And with how she showed off her incredible kicking power while fighting various Nomu towards the end of Episode 1 I think this comes as no surprise! At the very end, the next episode was previewed and apparently will focus on Mirko. When the villains end up capturing her – hopefully someone will save her!

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 1 screenshot, featuring Hawks.
My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 1 screenshot, featuring Hawks. Pic credit: @heroaca_anime/Twitter

Second place was awarded to the “winged hero” Hawks. The heroes would have been dead in the water if it weren’t for all the valuable intel Hawks was able to gather. He was especially cunning by buddying up to TwoFace.

My Hero Academia Season 6 episode 1 screenshot, featuring Shota Aizawa.
My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 1 screenshot, featuring Shota Aizawa. Pic credit: @heroaca_anime/Twitter

Third place was awarded to Shota Aizawa aka Eraserhead. Eraserhead got to show off his overwhelming quirk against Dr. Garaki, but too bad it was on a mere double.

What is the plot of the Paranormal Liberation War Arc?

The Paranormal Liberation War is a hero operation where the Hero Public Safety Commission and Police Force ask heroes and the Hero Course Trainees to take down the Paranormal Liberation Front.

After the League of Villains and the Meta Liberation Army joined forces and formed the Paranormal Liberation Front, Deku’s nemesis – Tomura Shigaraki contacts Dr. Kyudai Garaki and asks him for even more power, and the doctor agrees to grant him the power he desires. Dr. Garaki warns Shigaraki that the medical process will last four months and he will be in hellish agony, but if he survives he will gain a power greater than his master’s.

From the key visual that was released, we can deduce that Shigarki will indeed survive the operation, but his hair has turned completely white!

Shigaraki’s followers organize their forces for when Shigarki will make his move within four months. Shigaraki goes to Dr. Garaki’s lab to undergo the special operation that will not only grant him All For One, his master’s Quirk, but also a more perfected body that’s suitable to control the enormous power.

Meanwhile, the Hero Public Safety Commission and the Police Force do what they can in preparation for this imminent threat. Thanks to Eraser Head and Present Mic, Detective Naomasa Tsukauchi is able to obtain information about the League of Villains from the captured Nomu Kurogiri. The hero Hawks continues to work as a spy for the Commission within the MLA, and gathers important information about the Paranormal Liberation Front and when they plan to attack.

The Commission puts together all of the information gathered and discovers who the main leaders of the Paranormal Liberation Front are, how many heroes are loyal to the villain organization, the location of their hideouts, and eventually even Shigaraki’s location. Shigaraki is hidden in a secret area in Jaku General Hospital. Dr. Garaki, the founder and current board chairman of the hospital, is an ally of All For One and is the mastermind behind the creation of the Nomus.

The Commission decides they want to strike first and organize a large assault force made up of heroes and police to take down the Paranormal Liberation Front. The planned attack will begin by the end of March, one month before Shigaraki’s operation ends.

Who will be participating in the attack on the villains?

The assault force is divided into three teams:

  • The Hospital Raid Team – led by Endeavor is in charge of attacking Jaku General Hospital in order to stop Nomu production and find out where Tomura Shigaraki is. One group will concentrate on evacuating visitors, staff and inmates while a second group will put an end to the Nomu production and arrest Shigaraki and Dr. Garaki.
  • The Villa Raid Team – their mission is to attack the Gunga Mountain Villa (the headquarters of the Paranormal Liberation Front) and arrest its members. The Villa Raid Team also has a smaller team working as the rearguard – their job is to catch any villain that slips past the front line. The rearguard is made up of trainee heroes.
  • Evacuation Team – led by Burnin and made up of trainee heroes their mission is to evacuate the inhabitants of Jaku City, which is located close to the hospital, and move them to safety.

Meanwhile, heroes are deployed in different cities to capture traitorous heroes that have allied with the Paranormal Liberation Front, although these heroes aren’t a part of the assault force. The Commission invites Rikiya Yotsubashi – one of the main lieutenants of the PLF to headquarters pretending to want a joint venture into support items but really wanting to arrest him.

The Hospital Raid Team includes Endeavor, Backdraft, Crust, Ectoplasm, EraserHead, Gran Torino, Kesagiriman, Kido, Mandalay, Manual, Mirko (the long-awaited appearance of the Bunny Hero!), Native, Onima, Pixie-Bob, Present Mic, Rock Lock, Ryukyu, Snipe, Takeshita, Thirteen, Tiger, Uwabami, Wash, X-Less, and Naomasa Tsukauchi.

The Villa Raid Team includes Cementos, Edgeshot, Fat Gum, Fourth Kind, Gang Orca, Hawks, Kamui Woods, Majestic, Midnight, Ms. Joke, Mt. Lady, Selkie, Shishido, Yoroi Musha, Suneater, Changebolt, Mudman, Shemage, and Tsukuyomi.

The Villa Backup Team includes Can’t Stop Twinkling, Battle Fist, Cellophane, Creati, Earphone Jack, Emily Gevaudan, Grape Juice, Invisible Girl, Lizardy, Mines, Pinky, Real Steel, Red Riot, Rule, Sugarman, Tailman, Tentacole, Vantablack, and Vine.

The Evacuation Team includes Burnin, Anima, Comicman, Deku, Dynamight, Froppy, Ingenium, Nejire Chan, Shoto, and Uravity.

Who are the members of the production team?

My Hero Academia Season 6 production team members include:

  • Chief Director – Kenji Nagasaki
  • Director – Masahiro Mukai
  • Animation – Bones
  • Series composition and script – Yousuke Kuroda
  • Storyboard – Haruka Iida, Kenichi Suzuki, Tomo Ookubo
  • Music composer – Yuki Hayashi
  • Original creator – Kouhei Horikoshi
  • Character Designers – Hitomi Odashima, Yoshihiko Umakoshi

Who are the main cast members?

My Hero Academia Season 6 cast members include:

  • Ayane Sakura – Ochako Uraraka
  • Daiki Yamashita – Izuku Midoriya
  • Kouki Uchiyama – Tomura Shigaraki
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto – Katsuki Bakugo
  • Yuuki Kaji – Shoto Todoroki
  • Sayaka Kinoshita – Mirko
  • Yuuchi Nakamura – Hawks
  • Junichi Suwabe – Shota Aizawa

Did you already watch My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 1? Which character do you consider was the Most Valuable Hero? Let us know in the comment section below!

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