My Hero Academia has truly broken hearts in a surprising new look at Himiko Toga’s childhood home with the newest chapter in the series! The final act of Kohei Horikoshi’s original manga series now sets up for the final ultimate conflict for the franchise as a whole, and the final chapters have been dedicated to seeing Izuku Midoriya and the remaining heroes prepare for their next move. It looks like the show is now gearing up to focus more on the villain side of the equation, as they also prepare for their final fight against the heroes.
The My Villain Academia arc provided insight into what makes Himiko Toga tick as it was revealed that her bloodlust (likely driven by her quirkiness) eventually tore her from common society due to a bloody act. that she ended up committing as a student. This branded her a “vampire” and it soon became clear that her entire family had been cast out as a result. The final chapter of the series takes things a step further and sees Toga heading for the house she left behind and finds it completely in shambles due to society’s perception of her.
—Nick Valdez (@Valdezology) January 23, 2022
Chapter 341 of the series sees Toga returning to his childhood home and it has been ransacked and riddled with graffiti from people angry at what Toga had done. Calling her “demon”, “vampire”, “Toga the terrible” and more, Toga begins to have complicated emotions towards her family telling them that she will never be truly accepted as she is. She eventually makes her way to her childhood bedroom, and it’s very clear that she still has a lot of feelings that she could never really resolve just because of her past.
Toga has certainly committed his fair share of villainous deeds thus far, but in the grand scheme of things, his role in all of this is far more tragic. She’s always been driven by a sense of duty and love, but it’s been twisted thanks to what is clearly a traumatic childhood that saw everyone around her reject her completely just because of her innate desires. . It’s clear that this society is very forgiving of the most “heroic” quirks, but very punitive for those who don’t fit that mold.
Toga is the perfect example of this, and it’s something that will be a heavy burden for her before the final war. But what do you think? Curious to know more about Toga’s past? What do you think this means for his role in the upcoming finale? Is there a way to reach her even with all these past traumas? Let us know all your thoughts on this in the comments! You can even contact me directly about all things anime and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!