The new Boku No Hero Academia Hero’s Battle KiriBaku cards are SO CUTE. I translated Deku’s notes for both of them! Kirishima is truly Bakugou’s friend and has had a great influence on him…excuse me as I cry 😭😭
Gender: Male Race: Au Ra, Xaela Height: 7′2″ Eyes: Red Hair: Dark olive green
Name Day: 16th Sun of the First Astral Moon
Occupation: Main tracker of the Oronir tribe and warrior
Sexual identification: Heterosexual/demisexual
Romantic identification: Same as sexual
Alignment: True Neutral (normally) and Lawful Neutral (only in regards to his tribe)
Criminal History: Are there crimes in the Steppe…? He’s done the usual in the Steppe: killing, kidnapping, stealing, etc.
Relationship Status: Single
Favorite food: Uuz (stewed mutton back)
Favorite drink: Extremely bitter Banshtai Tsai
Favorite artists: The Oronir morin khur player
Favorite scent(s): Incense, leather, fresh grass after a rain in the Steppe, smoke from a fire, freshly brewed tea, and Steppe fogweed
Five facts about your muse:
He does not remember anything about his childhood, or any events in his life prior to age thirteen.
Despite his steadfast loyalty to the Oronir, he does not necessarily agree with everything they do. However, he will not show it.
Sometimes, if something greatly confuses him and he requires some time to think about it, he will stand in the same spot for several minutes. It could be anywhere, including in the middle of a busy path in the Dawn Throne. Tribe members simply go around him as they’ve gotten used to it.
The swords he carries -which are enchanted to be more durable and harder than regular metal - were earned. The first was through his accomplishments in one Naadam, and the second was rewarded for a difficult task. The enchantments only activate when the swords are drawn.
In the first few years after he cleared Bardam’s Mettle, his yol stayed with the others at the top of the Dawn Throne. However, Khasar never called upon it except for the Naadam, so the yol eventually left to roam in the wild. It returns to the Dawn Throne a few days before the Naadam every year. Khasar does not know that his yol leaves for most of the year…since he never uses it.
Bitter, scalding hot tea
Challenging fights (even ones he’s likely to lose)
Taking care of his possessions
Vastness (vast lands, vast oceans, etc.)
Large amounts of conversation
Rival tribes of the Oronir
His weapons not being in top condition
Leaving the Steppe for extended periods of time
Being interrupted during a hunt
Does not judge at all. It doesn’t matter to him if someone is bad at fighting, is ugly, has disabilities, is from whatever race, makes bad decisions, etc.
Extremely punctual. He comes exactly on time - not earlier or later.
Very responsible and reliable. He always does anything required of him well and without complaint. He also does necessary tasks without needing to be asked or reminded.
Rarely, if ever, lies. He is good at it due to his expressionless demeanor, but has no reason or desire to lie unless it is imperative for a mission.
He is selfless, and most of his actions revolve around his tribe. If it is someone he personally cares for, he will often do things they ask regardless of whether he wants to or not, and never mentions disliking anything.
Terrible at communicating and often causes large misunderstandings by speaking vaguely when the situations could be resolved in two sentences.
Will either remain silent, ignore, or walk away if he doesn’t know how to, or doesn’t want to, deal with someone.
Stubborn to the point where it is sometimes self-harming and often refuses to accept the help of others, even if it is detrimental.
Even if you’re a tribe member or someone he cares for, if you become an obstacle in an important mission or task he has to do, he will leave you behind.
Sometimes purposefully prolongs the death of creatures during his hunt to draw out the fight.
Personalities He Gravitates Towards:
Friendly and sociable people
Responsible and hard workers
Those comfortable with silence
Personalities He Avoids:
Jokesters (because he never understands the jokes)
The Newtype September 2018 magazine has an interview for Boku No Hero Academia “The Two Heroes” w/ the voice actors of All Might, Deku, Bakugou, Todoroki, and Ochako! I translated a brief excerpt where Okamoto (Bakugou’s VA) gushes about Kirishima LOL (he’s such a fanboy). Enjoy~
PICTURE: Formal clothes are required in order to attend the reception party. Bakugou didn’t prepare a suit but instead…
Okamoto (Bakugou’s VA): Recently, the feeling to serve as [Bakugou’s] protector has sprouted within Kirishima.
Interviewer: Audiences should also look out for the fighting activity with Bakugou and Todoroki.
Okamoto: That’s all thanks to Kirishima. It’s because he got taken out on the front lines for us.
Kaji (Todoroki’s VA): It’s because he wanted to give us a moment to shine……Thank you Kirishima- you’re a good guy!
Yamashita (Deku’s VA): Kirishima-kun really knows how to read the atmosphere (laughs)!
Okamoto: He really is a nice guy, that Kirishima… He even prepared a tuxedo for Kacchan (Bakugou). He’s so considerate that it’s amazing!
Kaji: Not only that, but he also seems to know Kacchan’s measurements very well……..
Okamoto: Thank you very much for pointing this out- it’ll make everyone happy (laughs).