Bakugou Katsuki/Uraraka Ochako
|Pairing:||Bakugou Katsuki/Uraraka Ochako|
|Alternative name(s):||Kacchako, Bakuraka, Katsucha, 勝茶, Katsuki/Ochako|
|Fandom:||Boku no Hero Academia|
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Uraraka and Bakugou fight during the School Tournament Arc. Although Uraraka loses, she only does so after a tough battle where she earns Bakugou's respect for her tenacity and strategy.
Bakugou/Uraraka is relatively popular het ship in the Boku no Hero Academia fandom. As of August 2020, there are over 3800 works on AO3, second only to Midoriya Izuku/Uraraka Ochako among MHA het ships.
Kacchako was the thirty-seventh and sixty-ninth most reblogged ship on Tumblr according to the Tumblr Fandometrics' Year in Review 2018 and 2019, respectively, the highest ranking het ship for the My Hero Academia fandom in those years. Enthusiasm for the ship may have waned as of 2020, indicated by the inactivity of prominent Kacchako creatives such as dailykrumbs, drizzydoodles, and saisai-chan.
Non-supporters and anti-shippers are often squicked by Bakugou injuring Uraraka during their match at the Sports Festival, as well as other instances of his verbally and physically aggressive behavior.
Kacchako shippers have complained of harassment from fandom police. In 2019, Reddit user Impact_Calculus conducted an analysis, finding that Kacchako was the most downvoted ship in r/BokuNoShipAcademia.
Common Tropes & Fanon
Bakugou commonly changes his nickname for Uraraka from "Round Face" to "Angel Face".
- "Emotions Are Hard" [AO3][FFN] by somefantasytosurvivereality - A pre-relationship fluff oneshot.
- "The feeling that isn't entirely unpleasant" by mysterious intentions
- The Hard Road [AO3][FFN] by wthtonibelle - A novel-length futurefic.
Fanart & Fancomics
- the story is weak but I just wanted to draw hugs and stuff ok by yu-zus (formerly missjunet)
- Ponytail by dailykrumbs
- flustered by DrizzyDoodles
- 勝茶ツイログ1 (Katsucha Twilog 1) by 朝霧ハルカ (Asukari Haruka)
- Kacchako Cosplay Series by Anastasia Magloire Williams
- Seasonal (zine)
- Reflections: A Camp Kacchako Server Zine
- Let's Celebrate! A Kacchako Holiday Fanzine 
- Rocket Ship by drizzydoodles
- "...why do you ship Kachako?" answered by saisai-chan
Archives & Communities
- Bakugou Katsuki/Uraraka Ochako works on AO3
- Bakugou Katsuki/Uraraka Ochako works and crossovers on FFN
- 勝茶 artworks on Pixiv
- Kacchako works on Wattpad
- r/KacchakoSanctuary on Reddit
- Katsuki-x-Uraraka group on DeviantArt
- Found via Bakugou Katsuki/Uraraka Ochako works August 2020.
- phantomstatistician. Katsuki Bakugou's FanFiction Shipping Chart 2014-2019, posted to Tumblr on 25 September 2019. (Accessed August 2020.)
- phantomstatistician. Ochaco Uraraka's FanFiction Shipping Chart 2014-2017, posted to Tumblr on 26 October 2017. (Accessed August 2020.)
- Impact_Calculus. So I analyzed the upvotes/downvotes of 252 posts across 30 ships on this subreddit, posted to r/BokuNoShipAcademia in 2019. (Accessed August 2020.)
- saisai-chan. "Now I'm a new follower so if you've answered an ask like this before I apologize, but why do you ship Kachako?", posted to Tumblr on 27 November 2016. (Accessed August 2020.)
- Shipping Wiki. Kacchako