Taking inspiration from anime is not a new concept. In reality, many fans regularly cosplay their favourite characters, purchase anime-related merchandise, and are inspired and motivated by anime characters. It appears that a My Hero Academia fan was charged with designing a school uniform, and they drew far too much inspiration from the show.
@JPFBASE, a Twitter user, first noticed a banner somewhere in Indonesia and uploaded it online. Fans were surprised by the resemblance between the uniforms worn by the students on the poster and the UA high school uniform from My Hero Academia. We discovered that the poster is from “Trunojoyo Vocational School,” which used the banner to recruit new students.
It appears that the My Hero Academia uniform design, unlike the Demon Slayer Tanjiro outfit, was not registered as an intellectual property, or the listed school could have received a copyright notice from the MHA production committee. When it comes to intellectual property, Japan is quite stringent, but it is extremely difficult to apply Japanese copyright laws to a foreign country.
The My Hero Academia anime series is based on Kohei Horikoshi’s manga series of the same name. Since 2014, the manga has been serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump and collected into 34 volumes. Studio Bones took it up for an anime adaptation, and thus far has released 5 seasons. My Hero Academia’s sixth season is set to premiere in the fall of 2022.