My Hero Academia Shares First-Look at Shinso's Hero Costume

By Nick Valdez
My Hero Academia has shared the first look at Hitoshi Shinso’s official hero costume with the cliffhanger from the newest chapter of the series! Through the series’ run thus far we have been getting small updates on Shinso as he has been developing his own hero skills in the background. After making his debut during the Sports Festival arc and finally showing off the fruits of his training during the Joint Training Arc, it was then revealed that Shinso would be joining the hero team officially. But things have been changing dramatically for the manga in the last year. 
When we had last seen Shinso, he was still very much unsure of his potential future as a hero and this was reflected in the fact that his hero costume was nothing more than the standard U.A. High School athletic gear with the addition of his Persona Cords and battle scarf. The newest chapter of the series has officially brought him back to the manga for the Final Act of Kohei Horikoshi’s series, and it gives us our first look at Shinso’s official hero costume that he has gotten since seeing him last! Check it out below: 
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It’s a quick look at his gear, and nearly a full look at what it entails, but unfortunately it’s still obscured by clever framing. Though what is available to see is that Shinso has gone for an all-black stealth kind of look and that makes sense considering he’s likely modeling himself after his mentor, Eraserhead. His skews a bit more towards a shinobi type of kusari (the fishnet type of sleeve) around his arms, and seems to have some bits of additional gear that isn’t quite clear just yet. 
What is notable about this look as well is that he seems to have such control and strength in the use of his scarf that he can now hang from trees much like Spider-Man would. It’s a pretty big re-introduction that teases how much Shinso has been changing in the background, and given that Horikoshi teased that he would be playing a major role in the Final Act we could be seeing many more surprises from Shinso as the series continues. 
But what do you think? What is your first impression of Hitoshi Shinso’s official hero costume? What kind of look were you hoping to see for the new young hero in training? What do you think his role is in the new plan against the villains? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!
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