Superheroes aren’t just all the rage in America. The caped-crusading action of My Hero Academia has been taking Japan by storm for years, and the excitement has only continued to spread around the globe. With My Hero Academia being one of the most popular airing anime right now, it only makes sense for there to be a huge variety of merchandise available based on the inventive superhero shonen action franchise. The iconic manga has inspired an anime, a film, multiple video games, and a huge variety of collectible figures. The latest figure to join that lineup is sure to please fans of giant muscles and all-American heroism, though. All Might from My Hero Academia is the latest iconic anime character to join the massive lineup of Nendoroid figures from Good Smile Company.
Good Smile Company makes a huge variety of figures, with various product lines that significantly differentiate their releases from each other. Their scale figures line, for example, features gorgeous single-pose statue replicas of the most iconic anime, video game, and film characters. Some of these are premium 1/7th scale figures that will run you a pretty penny, usually coming in at around 13,800 Japanese Yen (about $125 USD). Others, though, are simple little chibi statuettes that capture the essence of your favorite characters for a much smaller price.
Of course, one of the more popular parts of the Good Smile Company catalog of figures is their Figma line. These highly poseable figures are around half the price of their scale figure releases, featuring a slightly smaller character with a huge amount of posable articulation, a display base, and an assortment of alternate faces and hands to get the exact pose you want. They even come with all of the most memorable accessories or attack effects that the character could need to be able to accurately replicate their most iconic scenes on your shelf.
We’re here to talk about Nendoroids, though. These adorable little posable pals are similar to Figmas in that they include a variety of accessories, faceplates, and hands in order to help you give your character inventive new poses or recreations of iconic poses from their original series. The big difference here is their chibi nature, resulting in an adorably smaller figure that looks perfect on display.
Despite its petite 100mm (or 3.93 inches), this All Might Nendoroid has all of the impenetrable superhero muscle you’d expect from the iconic citizen-saving hero. His unforgettable red and blue uniform is faithfully recreated on a tiny scale, with vibrant colors that are all flawlessly painted. The articulation on the Nendoroid is impressive, allowing you the freedom to put him in any kind of pose from his iconic thumbs up to his devastating Smash attack.
If you decide to pose him delivering an epic Smash, you can even display a special “SMAASH” text plate next to All Might that gives off the illusion of a comic-book style sound effect popup appearing as he delivers his devastating final blow. Pair this pose and text plate with his intimidating snarling battle face by swapping out the faceplates for an unforgettable pose.
All Might looks just as nice in a casual, supportive pose as well. You can opt for an alternate faceplate that gives him some relaxed eyebrows, a cheesy smile and a silly glint at the edge of his teeth. Alternatively, you can keep things simple with his default heroic glare and a very heroic hands-on-the-hips pose that’s sure to intimidate any villains who approach your shelf.
The All Might Nendoroid is available to pre-order now from our shop here.
Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia), abbreviated as HeroAca, is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014, and, as of February 2019, 22 volumes have been collected in tankobon format. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called quirks) in a world where they have become commonplace, but who still dreams of becoming a hero. He is scouted by Japan’s greatest hero, who shares his quirk with Izuku after recognizing his potential, and later helps to enroll him in a prestigious high school for heroes in training.
The manga was adapted into an anime television series by Bones. Its first season aired in Japan from April 3rd, 2016, followed by a second season in 2017, then the third season in 2018. An animated film titled Boku no Hero Academia: Two Heroes was released on August 3rd, 2018. A second animated film is in production and there are plans for a live-action film by Legendary Entertainment.
The series has been licensed for English-language release by Viz Media and began serialization in their weekly digital manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump on February 9th, 2015. Shueisha began to publish the series in English on the website and app Manga Plus in January 2019.
Boku no Hero Academia synopsis:
One day, a four-year-old boy came to a sudden realization: the world is not fair. Eighty percent of the world’s population wield special abilities, known as “quirks,” which have given many the power to make their childhood dreams of becoming a superhero a reality. Unfortunately, Izuku Midoriya was one of the few born without a quirk, suffering from discrimination because of it. Yet, he refuses to give up on his dream of becoming a hero; determined to do the impossible, Izuku sets his sights on the elite hero training academy, UA High.
However, everything changes after a chance meeting with the number one hero and Izuku’s idol, All Might. Discovering that his dream is not a dead end, the powerless boy undergoes special training, working harder than ever before. Eventually, this leads to him inheriting All Might’s power, and with his newfound abilities, gets into his school of choice, beginning his grueling journey to become the successor of the best hero on the planet.