Nezu, also called Principal Nezu or Mr. Principal, is a character in the anime/manga series My Hero Academia. He is the principal of the heroics academy U.A. High School and is an extremely rare case of an animal who developed a Quirk.

He is voiced by Yasuhiro Takato in the Japanese version of the anime, and by Jerry Jewell in the English version of the anime.

Appearance

Nezu appears to be a stout, humanoid hybrid of a number of animals, including; a dog, a mouse, and a bear. He has the head of a mouse, with a nuzzle and rectangular ears, a scar that goes across his right eye, both of which are circular and black, as well as a tail. He wears a suit befitting of his role as principal that consists of a white shirt, red tie, along with a black waistcoat and pants. He wears big, orange sneakers that seem quite similar to the shoes that Izuku Midoriya wears.

Personality

Principal Nezu is a somewhat eccentric, yet polite and well-mannered man who is dedicated to teaching his students become heroes. He is incredibly clever and intellectual, able to formulate complex plans and strategies with little to no effort. A part of him seems to also empathise with villains, wondering whether or not they could be rehabilitated if given the right opportunity and teaching.

He is not without his dark side however, as Nezu was once cruelly experimented on by humans and gets his vengeance in some situations. This is perfectly shown during the Final Exam, where he caused the building arena to collapse around Denki Kaminari and Mina Ashido while laughing sadistically at their struggles. His temper, while rarely shown, seems to be off-putting and capable of unnerving his fellow teaching staff.

Trivia

  • Nezu likes brushing.
  • Nezu is a smoker.
  • Nezu is one of the two animals in the series who have manifested a Quirk.

Navigation

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U.A. High School
Teachers: Ectoplasm | Higari Maijima | Hizashi Yamada | Ken Ishiyama | Nemuri Kayama | Nezu | Ryo Inui | Sekijiro Kan | Shota Aizawa | Thirteen | Toshinori Yagi
Class 1-A: Denki Kaminari | Eijiro Kirishima | Fumikage Tokoyami (Dark Shadow) | Hanta Sero | Izuku Midoriya | Katsuki Bakugo | Koji Koda | Kyoka Jiro | Mashirao Ojiro | Mezo Shoji | Mina Ashido | Minoru Mineta | Momo Yaoyorozu | Ochaco Uraraka | Rikido Sato | Shoto Todoroki | Tenya Ida | Toru Hagakure | Tsuyu Asui | Yuga Aoyama
Class 1-B: Hiryu Rin | Ibara Shiozaki | Itsuka Kendo | Jurota Shishida | Juzo Honenuki | Kinoko Komori | Kojiro Bondo | Kosei Tsubaraba | Manga Fukidashi | Neito Monoma | Nirengeki Shoda | Pony Tsunotori | Reiko Yanagi | Sen Kaibara | Setsuna Tokage | Shihai Kuroiro | Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu | Togaru Kamakiri | Yosetsu Awase | Yui Kodai
The Big Three: Mirio Togata | Nejire Hado | Tamaki Amajiki
Other Classes: Hitoshi Shinso | Mei Hatsume

Pro Heroes
All Might | Backdraft | Best Jeanist | Bubble Girl | Burnin | Cementoss | Centipeder | Crimson Riot | Crust | Death Arms | Ectoplasm | Edgeshot | Endeavor | Eraser Head | Fat Gum | Fourth Kind | Gang Orca | Gran Torino | Gunhead | Hawks | Ingenium | Kamui Woods | Kesagiriman | Majestic | Manual | Midnight | Mister Blaster | Mirko | Ms. Joke | Mt. Lady | Nana Shimura | Present Mic | Rock Lock | Ryukyu | Selkie | Shishido | Sir Nighteye | Sirius | Snatch | Uwabami | Wash | X-Less | Yoroi Musha
Wild, Wild Pussycats: Mandalay | Pixie Bob | Ragdoll | Tiger

Other Schools
Camie Utsushimi | Inasa Yoarashi | Seiji Shishikura | Nagamasa Mora | Yo Shindo | Tatami Nakagame | Itejiro Toteki | Shikkui Makabe

Movies
Melissa Shield | David Shield | Katsuma & Mahoro Shimano

Other
Eri | Kota Izumi | Oboro Shirakumo

One For All Users
Yoichi Shigaraki | Nana Shimura | Toshinori Yagi | Izuku Midoriya

Vigilantes
Knuckleduster | Pop☆Step | The Crawler

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