Awe-Inspiring MHA Deku Cosplay Glows With Power

Cosplayer Concussion_Cosplay shows off an astounding take on My Hero Academia’s best boy Deku, complete with armored plates and lighting effects.

My Hero Academia‘s Deku takes on a more intimidating look in a costume from Concussion_Cosplay.

The cosplayer showed off their take on the inheritor of One for All in a series of pictures posted to Instagram.  The highly detailed costume features laser cut armor plates for Deku’s face mask, Mid Gauntlets and leg armor. The guantlets and shoulder armor also feature teal lighting that evokes the glow and lightning effects of Deku activating his Quirk.

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More images of Concussion_Cosplay’s Deku costume, including in-progress pics of its creation and a look at its non-armored appearance, can be seen on their Instagram page. Cosplay fans should also check out their other costumes, which includes characters from other shonen anime such as Jujutsu Kaisen, and a very accurate rendition of Into the Spider-Verse‘s Miles Morales.

The cosplayer is now working on their version of Deku’s darker stealth suit, which Midoriya wore in the recently released World Heroes’ Mission movie. The movie, which is the third in the MHA franchise, has pulled in over $40 million USD internationally and topped $10 million USD at the United States’ box office during its limited theatrical release. It is only the 11th anime movie in history to clear $10 million USD mark in the region, joining the ranks of the latest Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, the first Pokémon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back, and most notably, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – Mugen Train, which is the highest grossing anime movie of all time.

Anime-only My Hero Academia fans who want to see Deku put those gauntlets to use will have to wait sometime, as the show recently completed its fifth season earlier this fall. The series’ producers have confirmed that the anime will return for a sixth season, which will adapt the eventful Paranormal Liberation War arc, but the continuation of the series has not yet been given a return date.

Kohei Horikoshi’s manga, however, recently returned from a short hiatus and has wowed fans with its latest battle, a showdown between the villainous All For One and the United States’ top pro-hero, the reality altering Star and Stripe. Horikoshi’s superhero epic is rapidly approaching its climax, with Weekly Shonen Jump announcing in March that the series had entered its “final act.”

The My Hero Academia manga is distributed in English by VIZ Media. All five previous seasons of the anime are available for streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation.