My Hero Academia Izuku Middleoriya, the protagonist of the My Hero Academia can be directly compared with other shonen heads in many different ways. He believes in friendship, hard work, and the strength of optimism, which allows heroes like him to triumph over evil. Midoriya is also a fan of Demon Slayer Star Tanjiro Kamado. The comparison is not perfect.
Both heroes were kind-hearted, compassionate boys who worked hard for a limited time to be able to fight for their families and save those they love. Midoriya, just like Tanjiro, sees humanity in his enemies. But as recent My Hero Academia episodes showed, it won’t always work. Tanjiro might make Kyogai or the hand demon cry, but Midoriya has to save the heroic compassion that has for his true enemy, Tomura Shigaraki.
Why MHA midoriya’s Can’t Redeem Villains Similar to Tanjiro
Izuku Midoriya has the same goal as all Pro Heroes: to defeat and capture villains to protect society. In My Hero,, Academia’s futuristic universe, humanity, Quirks as well as heroes and villains are interconnected. This is due to society’s emphasis on villains being created by heroes. If certain people are raised in the right way in hero societies, then necessity will dictate the “wrong’ way to live and the “wrong kind” of Quirk to possess. is what villains like HimikoToga are proof of. Muscular and other villains are not victims of society, but they appear to have been born evil.
Midoriya tried but failed to appeal to Muscular’s humanity, but the villain laughed about it. Midoriya managed to win the fight and capture Muscular, but he could not redeem the human being that was hidden beneath 12,000 Quirk-fueled muscle layers. In ‘s manga, the protagonist hasn’t saved anyone. There might still be hope. Midoriya, All Might’s successor to the symbol of Peace, can’t spend all his time-saving individual people. He’s all about the whole of society and all the caped heroes that defend it.
Midoriya’s Tanjiro -style compassion for Muscular was not accepted by anyone. It is also not part of his new symbol for peace. Like All Might, he must be focused on the bigger picture. He must inspire his fellow Pro Heroes as well as students and fight to uphold the laws, ethics, justice, and unique brand. Midoriya wants to see a world in which no one needs to resort to evil anymore.
Midoriya may redeem Tomura Shigaraki to end this villain army. If he can reach the vulnerable Tenkoshimura and save him, then the rest may follow his lead and ‘s protagonist could be seen as a symbol of peace and justice for all heroes and villains.
Tanjiro’s Quest to Kill Demon Slayer From the Start Was More Personal
My Hero Academia’s Midoriya and Demon Slayer’s Tanjiro both are young, compassionate men who strive to make others happy. But they won’t succeed if trying to be like them. Despite having many similarities, their shonen heroes have vastly distinct themes, which shows in their dialogue and individual arcs. Midoriya was a hero and his dream to save it was a symbol that peace was always important to him. Tanjiro’s quest for Demon Slayer, is entirely personal, as the anime’s very first episode, “Cruelty,” clearly demonstrates.
Tanjiro does not intend to inspire every demon slayer with his noble spirit or heroic exploits. He doesn’t seek to transform society or prove any point. He simply wants to defeat Muzankibutsuji so that he can restore Nezuko to her humanity. Tanjiro is a nobleman, but he has no lofty goals for society. He is all about interpersonal skills, including empathy, leadership, and forgiveness. That shows in his loving scenes with the fallen demons.
Tanjiro himself knows that Nezuko, now-demon, has a good person hidden within that most others can’t see. The same goes for Rui, the hand demon, and Kyogai. Demon Slayer, the star of shonen, has become one of the shonen’s most compassionate heroes. He fights not for society and the universe, like Midoriya, but one person at a given time — even when their spirit is buried in a flesh-eating demon’s body.