In chapter 362 of My Hero Academia, Katsuki Bakugo appeared to meet a grim fate as his heart exploded while battling Shigaraki under All for One’s control. However, this was not the end of his story.
For over a year in the manga, Bakugo remained motionless on the floor, with Best Jeanist guarding his body and Edgeshot performing surgery to save him. Fans held onto hope that Bakugo would recover and play a crucial role in stopping Shigaraki and All for One.
While there was no guarantee of Bakugo’s survival, the narrative seemed to lean in that direction. Many believed he would be a key ally in Deku’s fight against the villains. Finally, after a long wait, fans received a clear answer regarding Bakugo’s fate.
Bakugo is indeed alive in the My Hero Academia manga. After Edgeshot sacrifices himself to restore Bakugo’s heart, he reappears in chapter 403, just when things are looking dire for All Might and Deku.
In a critical moment where All Might’s attempt to defeat All for One fails, the villain immobilizes him using Stain’s quirk. He raises All Might’s body, causing despair among onlookers. However, a bright light emerges from the battlefield.
There stands Bakugo, still bloody but holding an All Might trading card, visibly alive and looking around. Chapter 403 concludes with a poignant memory of young Deku and Bakugo, smiling proudly at their trading cards. Simultaneously, the teenage versions of the characters lock eyes once more, signaling the end of an era and the dawn of a new one.
Bakugo’s return could not have come at a more crucial moment. Now, the hero in training will rejoin the battle against My Hero Academia’s most formidable villains as this arc hurtles toward its conclusion. It will undoubtedly be a challenging fight, but with Deku and Bakugo together, they are more than capable of holding their ground.