10 manga facts about Yagi Toshinori (All Might) that didn’t make the anime

Leduc Vincent from My Hero Academia Shop explores all the fascinating little details about Yago Toshinori, AKA All Might, from the My Hero Academia manga that (so far) haven’t appeared in the anime.

The My Hero Academia anime has been shockingly loyal to the manga it’s based on, but that doesn’t mean that the two line up exactly. There are things in the manga that didn’t happen in the anime, and there are plenty of details about All Might himself that have been dropped in the manga, but so far haven’t turned up in the anime. Sometimes these moments are minor or are lacking clarification. Let’s check this out together:

His Own Agency

This is one of those things that makes complete sense, but is likely frequently overlooked. Did you know that All Might had his own hero agency? We never really see him running back there, or helping to run it at all, but he has one. We don’t know much about her agency, but we do know that it’s located somewhere in the capital of Japan. Maybe someday they will show it? It’d be interesting to see what the building is designed to look like. Probably a design, as powerful as All Might’s biceps!

Seven Great Mysteries

Perhaps it’s because of the way All Might’s quirk is registered (called ‘enhanced strength’), but there is an air of mystery about All Might’s powers. In fact, in the world of Boku No Hero Academia, All Might’s quirk is considered to be one of the seven great mysteries for the moment. That may be hard to believe, but it’s totally true!

The two hypotheses leading to this conclusion are thin, but we assume that ‘One for all Quirk’ is multiplied tenfold depending on the holder, and that the descendants of this quirk can communicate with the new holder.

The most recent analysis is during the first round of the U.A. Sports Festival’s Fighting Tournament during the fight between Deku and Hitoshi Shinso (season 2 episode 7) which allowed him to regain his senses!

All Might’s Habits?

What do heroes do in their downtime? We can’t speak for all of them, but we know what All Might likes to do. When not in his hero form, he’s going to watch movies, or he stays with Nezu, the headmaster of the U.A. Academic High School. He wouldn’t be recognisable in his other form.

It’s kind of fun to think of All Might being such a movie fan. It looks like Deku isn’t the only nerd in this line of heroes! Though it does explain a thing or two about why he is so fond of the young man. Even if the reason is that he was also quirkless but also humble and courageous as a powerless hero.

All Might’s Best Friend

In the anime, Naomasa Tsukauchi, the police officer that we keep seeing in both the anime and the manga, is presented as a friend of All Might’s. He appears to have a close relationship with All Might, as he even leaked sensitive information to the hero just because he felt it was the right thing to do, in the manga, All Might introduces the same man as his best friend.

The difference may seem fairly minor, however, this revelation goes a long way in explaining why Naomasa knows such a precious secret of All Might’s (the truth about where the ‘One for all Quirk’ came from).

Toshinori Yagi

Yes, Toshinori Yagi’s name is one of the elements the anime didn’t focus on that much. And to be fair, All Might does sound a lot more dramatic, so we understand it. However, there’s a hidden fact about All Might in his true name. Let’s start with “Toshinori”, It’s a common name. In fact, it seems likely that this is one of the reasons All Might is better known as well. This is a nice throwback to the fact that All Might was born quirkless.Then there’s Yagi. Yagi means two things. First, Yagi mean ‘eighth’ in Japanese. Second, it also represents ‘Tree’. Both have significant meaning to this character. He’s the eighth hero to take up the quirk mantle gave by Nana Shimura before she death against All for one.

Being Sneaky

We all know that All Might was also quirkless. His advice to Izuku Midoriya in how to change his registrations further proves that. All Might himself would have had to deal with that – going from quirkless to the world former No. 1 Hero who bore the title of the world’s Symbol of Peace.

Here are now the characteristics of All Might step by step, after an intensive training going from beyond!

  • Immense Strength ( Rank S )
  • Immense Speed ( Rank S )
  • Immense Durability ( Rank S )
  • Immense Stamina ( Rank S )

About Gran Torino

Gran Torino is a character with a pretty impressive quirk, all things considered. However, Torino would have preferred to never have to register his quirk. Despite his old age, Gran Torino is a very powerful Hero. Gran Torino was the one who taught the world’s number one hero All Might how to fight and use his Quirk. He is an excellent teacher and was wise enough to teach Izuku Midoriya, a true Yoda!

Strange Eyes

There’s no doubt that fans picked up on it. All Might has strange, and very dynamic eyes. The reason for that is actually explained in the manga though, and it’s rather shocking. As it turns out, the reason Toshinori Yagi’s eyes look that way is because of several rounds of surgery. The surgery was not optional, and not for aesthetic reasons. The way his eyes look now are the end result of all of those surgeries, however.

Relationship Between Nana Shimura

This is an important theory to find yourself in the universe of My Hero Academia, Nana Shimura was known to be a very close friend of Gran Torino, she also told him about the One for all, that’s also why he took All Might under his wing to train him.

All Might’s power and willingness comes from the education that charged the 7th holder of the one for all quirk. Nana Shimura was the one that told All Might that a true hero should smile no matter what, to reassure the people and to not only protect their lives but also their hearts.

Origins of All Might

(c) Marvel Studios

Let’s not mess around here, All Might is our favourite hero, and for the simple and good reason that Kohei Horikoshi likes American figures including those from Marvel. He imagined a powerful, protective, vigilant and kind hero, even if it meant sacrificing himself for peace, and the best model for this character was the only one, Captain America!

This article on the 10 most relevant facts about All Might interested you? Then you would also like My Hero Academia Shop, where all the heroes are gathered!

2 Comments on 10 manga facts about Yagi Toshinori (All Might) that didn’t make the anime

  1. Juan Martinez // October 2, 2019 at 04:18 // Reply

    Wow! Very informative article about All Might!! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Such an awesome piece of work really appreciated


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