My Hero Academia is a popular anime currently airing its fifth franchise. The story is set in a fictional world where more than 80 percent of the population have supernatural powers called quirks.
In such a superhuman society, there are those who use their powers for the benefit of society while others do the exact opposite. There are those with powerful quirks who go through training in their high school and get licensed to use their quirks and save the people.
These people are called heroes whose main job is to fight villains and protect the people from any potential threats including natural disasters and accidents. Heroes are greatly admired by the public and it is the dream of every child to become one of them.
Ochaco Uraraka is one of those aspiring heroes. She is one of the main characters in the series and a close friend of Deku and Tenya. Ochaco is a sweet and caring person who often becomes amused at certain personality traits and quirks others exhibit. She can't resist when others are being cute. Here, we will find out who Ochaco's love interest is.
Ochaco and Deku's relationship is something that the fans have been anticipating ever since her debut in the first season. Ochaco is the first friend Deku made in U.A. They both first met at the entrance of U.A. before the entrance exam. Ochaco saved the panicked Izuku from falling down.
They talked a little, making him blush immediately due to Ochaco's cuteness. Their friendship began during the entrance exam when Izuku risked his acceptance to U.A. to save Ochaco. Since the giant machine that Izuku crushed to save Ochaco didn't have any points, the latter wanted to give some of her points to Izuku to let him pass.
They quickly bonded and Ochaco started calling him Deku when she heard this name from Bakugo. It was her suggestion to let Izuku keep his hero name as Deku, to which he immediately agreed. Ochaco has always admired and respected him. She even wants to be someone as selfless as Deku.
As the story proceeded, Deku gradually started being comfortable around Ochaco's presence and stopped being flustered easily. However, it was the opposite case for her. Ochaco slowly developed feelings for him. The first time we saw confirmation of her feelings was when she started getting jealous of Mei Hatsume for falling on top of him and being "touchy" with him.
During the Provisional Hero License Arc, she accepts her feelings for him when she was getting jealous of Himiko Toga disguised as Camie Utsushimi. She realizes that she fell for him because of the time they spent together at school.
However, Ochaco decides to first follow Izuku's example to focus on becoming a pro and then think about her affections for him. So, she temporarily shuts her feelings for both their sakes. Ochaco is often shown to have conflicted feelings because of this decision and does her best to keep her feelings in check.
Since they are both the main characters in the series, Ochaco and Izuku's fan shipping is the most popular among any characters. Fans ship them both by the name "IzuOcha". MHA fans love to talk about the scenes in the first season when Deku used to easily get blushed just by being near Ochaco. In one of the latest chapters in the manga, Ochaco made a bold move by defending Izuku from the public. This power move was admired by everyone and hyped their fan shipping even more.