|Pairing:||Aizawa Shouta/Yamada Hizashi, Eraserhead/Present Mic|
|Fandom:||Boku no Hero Academia|
|Prevalence:||Major OTP; common background pairing|
|Archives:||EraserMic collection at AO3; there are more|
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Erasermic, or Aizawa Shouta/Yamada Hizashi or Eraserhead/Present Mic, is a slash ship in the fandom Boku no Hero Academia. It has similarities to the Harry Potter ship of Remus/Sirius: high-school friends who are devoted to each other; their ship is so accepted as fanon that they are often a background pairing in other stories.
Yamada Hizashi and Aizawa Shota were in the same class while attending U.A. high school and it was Yamada who came up with Aizawa's hero name. Their younger years are expanded upon more in the spinoff side story Vigilantes.
Yamada is a daytime hero going by Present Mic, he also has his own radio show, and Aizawa is an underground hero, going by Eraser Head. Despite their wildly different personalities, they work together at U.A. High as colleagues and have remained close friends.
Yamada is shown to enjoy picking on Shota as he calls him a terrible teacher, in a joking way. Aizawa appears tired almost constantly and comes across very grouchy and stern with the students, while Yamada is extremely upbeat and energetic.
Aizawa currently the homeroom teacher for Class 1-A and Yamada teaches English.
Common Tropes & Fanon
The Aizawa Shota/Yamada Hizashi tag on AO3 currently has 15010 works. This makes it the most popular pairing for both characters. Probably the most common portrayal of the couple after their general relationship tag are their parental tags. The Dadzawa/Parental Aizawa Shota tag has 11736 works and the Dadzashi/Parental Yamada Hizashi tag has 3110 works currently. While the parental tags do not necessarily always also have this pairing as a couple, that is often the case, and this goes to show that them acting parental together is a large trope in the fandom.
It is a common headcanon in Erasermic pairings that Yamada is deaf. His Quirk allows him to raise his voice to a decibel level that can demolish buildings and incapacitate villains so it is often believed that it would have damaged his hearing as well. Many also headcanon that Yamada was born with his quirk, thus his parents are now deaf as well from the intensity of his cries as a baby. This headcanon often highlights how good of a match Aizawa is for Yamada, as he is able to use his Quirk, Erasure, to turn off Yamada's at will.
There are also a number of fanworks that deal with the aftermath of the USJ attack and the effect it has on Aizawa's quirk, whether that is limiting the time he can use it or permanently ruining his arm. Yamada is often seen as the person who helps ground Aizawa in these cases and helps him to realize what an amazing hero he was for protecting his students and will continue to be in the future.
Dadzawa & Dadzashi/Dadmic
While the Dadzawa headcanon is extremely popular on its own, the Dadzawa/Dadzashi headcanon is also popular. This fan trope takes the idea that Aizawa feels extremely parental towards Class 1-A and adds his relationship with Yamada. Thus, if Aizawa is going to basically adopt these children then so will his partner. Often in fanworks that use this trope, the couple is adopting or are the parents of Shinsou Hitoshi, but it is also often used with Midoryia Izuku.
Can't Survive Alone
Another common trope for this pairing is that Aizawa is the type who, while being an excellent underground hero, cannot be trusted to take care of himself. In fanworks that use this story idea, it is often paired with Aizawa getting injured and refusing to seek medical care/listen to medical expertise, such as returning to school after the USJ attack while still in full-body bandages. In this scenario, Yamada is portrayed as the more sensible one in the relationship, he may come across over the top he makes sure Aizawa eats more than just jelly packets and tries to make him sleep reasonable hours between underground hero work and teaching.
Fanart & Fancomics
- Nar has drawn fancomics for many AU's like Mafia AU, College AU, Superhero AU
- Nana has an ongoing Hanahaki AU