Kohei Horikoshi May Have Killed Off Major My Hero Academia Character to Mimic What Gege Akutami Did With Nanami in JJK

Th reason behind Midnight's death might be a way of signifying passing down the torch of hope and justice to the upcoming Pro Heroes.

Kohei Horikoshi May Have Killed Off Major My Hero Academia Character to Mimic What Gege Akutami Did With Nanami in JJK


  • My Hero Academia confirmed the death of Pro Hero Midnight in chapter 296, after she single-handedly fought a bunch of villains during the Paranormal Liberation War arc to buy some time for Momo Yaoyorozu to defeat Gigantomachia.
  • Fans think that Midnight's death might be mimicked from Gege Akutami's Jujutsu Kaisen after they killed off Nanami Kento during the Shibuya Incident arc.
  • Midnight might also have passed down the torch of justice and hope to the next generation of super heroes after she sacrificed herself.
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My Hero Academia has been having a constant battle between pro heroes and the villains. While the villains are trying to suppress the heroes under the leadership of All for One, the heroes are trying their best for justice to prevail. It has been one crazy ride for the fans, who have been on an emotional rollercoaster since the villains launched their attacks on the heroes.

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While everything was going smoothly with dark twists at every corner, Kohei Horikoshi’s magnum opus gave the fans the biggest surprise of all. One of the pro heroes, Midnight, who has been a major character since the start of the anime, was killed off during the Paranormal Liberation War arc. The fans think that he might have taken inspiration from one of his fellow mangakas for such an unforeseen event.


Midnight’s Death Might Be Inspired From Nanami

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Midnight was one of the major pro heroes and a teacher at U.A. She was a jolly character, and the fans loved her. Her quirk is Somnambulist, which helps her release a pink aroma from her body that puts the people around her to sleep. But Kohei Horikoshi killed her off during the Paranormal Liberation War arc. Several villains surrounded her, and she decided to take them on all alone to buy some time for Momo Yaoyorozu to use her quirk to stop Gigantomachia.

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Later in chapter 296, it was confirmed that she died during that time. It was not confirmed whether she was killed or died due to her fatal injuries. While many thought it was so sudden for such a thing to happen, others thought that Kohei Horikoshi might have been influenced by Gege Akutami and mimicked what they did with Nanami Kento in Jujutsu Kaisen.

Nanami in Jujutsu Kaisen
Nanami Kento in Jujutsu Kaisen

Nanami Kento was one of the fan-favourite characters in Jujutsu Kaisen. His dying was a shock to the whole JJK fandom. With Midnight, Kohei Horikoshi might have signalled a bigger picture. Midnight’s death might have signified passing the baton of hope and justice to the next generations. Pro Heroes like Sir Nighteye and Midnight have died to save future generations. The final saga might see Deku and his friends take up the baton to crush the League of Villains.


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My Hero Academia is going through one of the most important phases. As it is slowly nearing the end, the task of heroes seems to become difficult with All for One becoming more potent along with Shigaraki Tomura. All Might had already passed his baton to Izuku Midoriya and his classmates. With Midnight’s death, Kohei Horikoshi might be officially announcing it.

My Hero Academia Creator - Kohei Horikoshi
My Hero Academia Creator – Kohei Horikoshi

Nanami Kento also did the same before dying when he passed the torch to Yuji Itadori. While both My Hero Academia and Jujutsu Kaisen are some of the most popular anime, they both have different approaches to their stories. But that does not stop them from getting inspired by one another. My Hero Academia season 7 is scheduled for Spring 2024. It will be interesting to see how the protagonists of My Hero Academia fulfil their duty as the torch bearer after their predecessors sacrificed themselves to pass it to them.

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Priyanko Chakraborty

Written by Priyanko Chakraborty

Priyanko is a Content Writer at FandomWire, and specializes in anime. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Economics. Priyanko has previously worked as a content writing intern. He spends half of his day writing on anime, and the other half watching it.