Bakugou Katsuki/Uraraka Ochako

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Pairing
Pairing: Bakugou Katsuki/Uraraka Ochako
Alternative name(s): Kacchako, Bakuraka, Katsucha, 勝茶, Katsuki/Ochako
Gender category: het
Fandom: Boku no Hero Academia
Canonical?: non canon
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Kacchako, or Bakugou Katsuki/Uraraka Ochako, is the het pairing of Bakugou Katsuki and Uraraka Ochako in the Boku no Hero Academia fandom.

Canon

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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.

Fandom

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.[1]

According to FanFiction.Net's pairing feature, Kacchako is the second most-listed pairing for both Bakugou (23%) and Uraraka (41%), following their respective pairings with Midoriya Izuku.[2][3]

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.

Opposition

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.[4]

Common Tropes & Fanon

Kacchako works often reference canon evidence of Bakugo and Uraraka’s mutual respect and acknowledgement of each other’s strength and pride as a foundation for a romantic relationship.[5][6]

Bakugou commonly changes his nickname for Uraraka from "Round Face" to "Angel Face".

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References

  1. ^ Found via Bakugou Katsuki/Uraraka Ochako works August 2020.
  2. ^ phantomstatistician. Katsuki Bakugou's FanFiction Shipping Chart 2014-2019, posted to Tumblr on 25 September 2019. (Accessed August 2020.)
  3. ^ phantomstatistician. Ochaco Uraraka's FanFiction Shipping Chart 2014-2017, posted to Tumblr on 26 October 2017. (Accessed August 2020.)
  4. ^ 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.)
  5. ^ 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.)
  6. ^ Shipping Wiki. Kacchako