My Hero Academia 8th popularity poll shows Bakugo overtaking Deku and Todoroki

My Hero Academia Popularity Poll Illustration
My Hero Academia Popularity Poll Illustration (Image via Shueisha)

The top three characters from the previous My Hero Academia popularity poll have managed to retain their spots in the eighth popularity poll, with Katsuki Bakugo staying on top and Izuku Midoriya and Shoto Todoroki securing the second and third spots, respectively.

While the results of the eighth My Hero Academia popularity poll are yet to be released worldwide, the same has already been published in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and, thus, has been leaked online.

Bakugo wins My Hero Academia's eighth popularity poll

My Hero Academia chapter 376 spoilers are out, and so are the results for the manga's eighth popularity poll in which Katsuki Bakugo has managed to retain his spot as the series' most popular character for the seventh time consecutively.

Following him in the popularity poll are Izuku Midoriya and Shoto Todoroki, both of whom have been in the same position since the fifth popularity poll.

The full My Hero Academia eighth popularity poll results are as follows:

  1. Katsuki Bakugo
  2. Izuku Midoriya
  3. Shoto Todoroki
  4. Endeavor
  5. Tenya Iida
  6. Denki Kaminari
  7. Shota Aizawa
  8. Keigo Takami
  9. Eijiro Kirishima
  10. Ochaco Uraraka
  11. Dabi
  12. Tomura Shigaraki
  13. Mirio Togata
  14. Hanta Sero
  15. Rody Soul
  16. Tamaki Amajiki
  17. Present Mic
  18. Hitoshi Shinso
  19. Kyoka Jiro
  20. All Might
  21. Himiko Toga
  22. Neito Monoma
  23. Momo Yaoyorozu
  24. Nejire Hado
  25. Mirko
  26. Fumikage Tokoyami
  27. Yo Shindo
  28. Beatboxer Bakugo
  29. Tsuyu Asui
  30. Best Jeanist

Mangaka Kohei Horikoshi created an illustration of the same, where one can see the characters in seemingly medieval outfits, carrying swords and wearing armor and similar outfits.

Fans react to the popularity poll results and illustration

While the popularity poll was massive for fans, the matching shoulder pads and poses that both Midoriya and Bakugo had in the illustration caught fans' eye. A majority of them have always shipped the two characters, and thus, this illustration was a gold mine.

Some fans even pointed out how the shoulder pads worn by the two boys had similarities to the scales of the dragon that got featured in another manga illustration. Subsequently, fans heaped praise on Kohei Horikoshi's eye for detail.

Fans were also moved by the individual character designs, starting with the scar on Bakugo's chest. Kaminari Denji's piercings, Hawks' white wings, and Todoroki's hair that has gotten styled by Horikoshi to have a side partition.

Additionally, fans of the manga were also surprised by some of the rankings in the popularity poll. Firstly, fans had immense respect for Sero after he broke into the top 15 characters.

Screenshot of a fan reacting to the popularity poll (Image via Twitter)
Screenshot of a fan reacting to the popularity poll (Image via Twitter)

Following that, fans of the series were surprised that Bakugo appeared twice in the 30 characters list with Beatboxer Bakugo. Lastly, the gap in votes between Bakugo and second-placed Izuku Mirodiya was outrageous for some fans.