15 Mar 2021 11:57 AM +00:00 UTC

How Old is Deku? Izuku Midoriya’s Age in My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia is a Japanese superhero manga that captured not only Japanese fans but International anime lovers as well. The popularity of the anime can be seen by the various merchandise that can be bought online and all those cosplays done by fans.

As of the moment, there are four seasons of the series. My Hero Academia Season 5 is set to release on March 27, 2021. Season one has 13 episodes while Season 2 to 4 has 25 episodes. Season 5 is estimated to run for 25 episodes as well, and fans are excited for the fifth season to be released.

For those who are not aware of this anime, My Hero Academia is set in a world where heroes and normal human beings reside. It is divided into those who have quirks or powers and those who don’t. The series follows Izuku Midoriya, a teenage boy who was born quirkless. Now the question is, how old is the protagonist of the series?

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How Old is Deku?

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Izuku Midoriya or Deku is currently 16 years old. He was born on July 15, and his Zodiac sign is Cancer. Season 1 started with Midoriya being 14 years old and after he met his idol and Japan’s greatest hero, All Might, he was training for 10 months.

By the time he enters UA, he is already 15 years old. During the Forest Training Arc, fans assumed that it happened during the summer so since the anime and manga continued after that, it means that by now, Midoriya is 16. Another reason to speculate his age is that in his hero license, it was written that Midoriya is already 16 years old.

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Even if a lot of things happened after he got his license, in the manga, Midoriya just started his second year, which means he still has 3 months before July 15.

Despite his young age, Deku is goal-oriented. Even before he got All Might’s quirk, he was determined to become a superhero by analyzing others’ quirks. He also saved one of his classmates during an incident even if he was quirkless at that time. With that, All Might didn’t have second thoughts about having Midoriya as his successor.

To follow Midoriya’s journey, My Hero Academia episodes are available on Hulu and Crunchyroll.

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