Yamada Hizashi

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Name: Hizashi Yamada, Present Mic, 山田ひざし Yamada Hizashi
Occupation: U.A. High School Teacher
Relationships: Class 1-A (Students)
Fandom: Boku no Hero Academia
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Yamada Hizashi, also known as the hero Present Mic, is a supporting character of the shounen manga and anime series Boku no Hero Academia by Kōhei Horikoshi.


Hizashi is Pro Hero and an English teacher at U.A. High School. He also hosts a radio show.

Hizashi attended U.A. High School and was in the same class as Aizawa Shouta.


Voice: Hizashi can increase the volume of his voice to extremely high levels. This often takes the form of a sonic scream, which has been shown to be strong enough to make people's ears bleed from far away.



Hizashi is often depicted as deaf as a result of not being able to control his quirk well as a child, which is a common circumstance in the world of Boku no Hero Academia. Hizashi is also often depicted as knowing sign language and/or using hearing aids. Another common theme is Hizashi as causing his parents to go deaf from his quirk, or his parents giving him up for adoption and a deaf person or couple adopting him [1].

Married Erasermic

Fanworks often depict Hizashi as being married to Aizawa Shouta [2]. When combined with Aizawa being depicted as the adoptive father of Shinsou Hitoshi and/or Eri, this family is referred to as the "Erasermic family".

Villain!Mic AU

One popular AU involving Present Mic is the Villain!Mic AU, where instead of being a pro hero, he is a villain. Oftentimes, he is still depicted as romantically involved with Aizawa, who may be a hero still, a civilian, or even a fellow villain. Villain!Mic is often depicted as having red eyes like in the manga, as opposed to the greenish-yellow of the anime. In particular, Corndog-patrol on Tumblr's Villain!Mic AU is a popular one.


Hizashi is sometimes a candidate for the U.A. traitor theory [3]. As of June 2020, Traitor Yamada Hizashi | Present Mic is the fourth most prevalent among the Traitor tags on Archive of Our Own, and the most prevalent U.A. staff member among them [4].


  • Yamada Hizashi/Aizawa Shouta, aka Erasermic: Hizashi and Aizawa were in the same class while attending U.A. and it was Hizashi who came up with Aizawa's hero name, Eraser Head. They are shown to be close in canon, and their contrasting personalities provides for much appeal in fanwork.

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.





  1. ^ "a post of canon-verse deaf mic headcanons..." by @Deafmic on Tumblr
  2. ^ "Married Aizawa Shouta | Eraserhead/Yamada Hizashi | Present Mic", Archive of Our Own tag with 692 works. (Accessed 12 June 2020.)
  3. ^ "Traitor Mic" by @boncorner on Tumblr
  4. ^ "Traitor Yamada Hizashi | Present Mic", Archive of Our Own tag with 50 works. (Accessed 12 June 2020.)