Hunter x Hunter and My Hero Academia both have large worlds with many quirky characters, so it’s not a far-off thought to imagine a crossover working between the two super-popular series.
Artist @Bakeddeer shared this fan-art of a Hunter x Hunter and My Hero Academia dream crossover, and the results blend even better than you’d imagine.
Not only do each of the characters look great in @Bakeddeer’s style, My Hero Academia‘s Midoriya, Bakugo, Iida, and Todoroki slot into Hunter x Hunter’s main quartet pretty well. Iida stands in for Leorio, Todoroki for Kurapika, and most poignantly, Bakugo steeps into Killua’s also fiery personality, and Midoriya latches onto Gon’s cheery perspective. If only this crossover could become official somewhere down the line.
For those unfamiliar with Hunter x Hunter, the series was originally created by Yoshihiro Togashi. The story follows a young boy named Gon Freecss, who discovers that his previously thought to be a dead father is in fact alive. Not only is he alive, he is a famous Hunter, a professional traveller who specializes in finding rare treasures, exploring unidentified lands, and hunting down dangerous individuals. Gon then decides that in order to meet his father he has to become a licensed Hunter, but in that journey gets wrapped up in way more strangeness than he ever could have anticipated.
Premium Bandai has been offering plenty of great items for fans for the series’ 20th Anniversary celebration as they are also currently selling a replica set of its Greed Island card game. It runs 8,800 yen (about $78 USD. If this seems like it would be too cumbersome but you still want to show off your love of Hunter x Hunter, you can do so with Premium Bandai’s other replica offering, the Beatle 07.
They are also selling a special set of silver earrings modelled after Gon’s big Nen transformation during the Chimera Ant arc. At about 3.5 inches long and 1.2mm wide, these earrings bearing Gon’s silhouette are stylish yet how off how much you love the series. Premium Bandai will soon take pre-orders on their website (which you can find at the link here), and the earrings will set you back 9,999 yen (about $90 USD).
For those unfamiliar with the My Hero Academia juggernaut, the series was created by Kohei Horikoshi and has been running in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, who lives in a world where everyone has superpowers but he was born without them. Dreaming to become a superhero anyway, he’s eventually scouted by the world’s best hero All Might and enrols in a school for professional heroes. The series has been collected into 15 volumes so far and has been licensed by Viz Media for an English language release since 2015.