My Hero Academia

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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 9 Seasons
  • 8.3  (76,261)

My Hero Academia, a Japanese anime television series, first premiered on MBS in 2016. The series is based on a manga of the same name written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. The show is produced by Bones, which is known for producing popular anime shows like Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater, and Mob Psycho 100.

The premise of My Hero Academia is set in a world where having superpowers or quirks is a common phenomenon. The story follows an ordinary boy, Izuku Midoriya, who dreams of becoming a hero, even though he was born without any special abilities. Midoriya's admiration for heroes like All Might, the world's greatest hero, inspires him to work hard and overcome his physical limitations.

The show begins with Midoriya's encounter with his idol, All Might, who eventually agrees to train him to become a hero. Under All Might's guidance, Midoriya enrolls in U.A. High School, a school for people with quirks, where he meets various other students, each with their own unique abilities.

Throughout the series, the students at U.A. High School face various challenges, from fighting villains to competing in school tournaments. The show also explores the moral complexities of being a hero and how the characters navigate them. The characters' personal growth, struggles, and relationships form the backbone of the show.

The lead character, Izuku Midoriya, is voiced by Daiki Yamashita in the Japanese version and Justin Briner in the English version. Midoriya is a selfless and compassionate character who always puts others before himself. He idolizes All Might and works hard to become a hero just like him. Despite his lack of quirk, Midoriya's determination and quick thinking make him a formidable opponent for his enemies.

All Might, Midoriya's idol and mentor, is voiced by Kenta Miyake in the Japanese version and Christopher Sabat in the English version. All Might is revered as the greatest hero in the world, but his power is not limitless. He suffers from a severe injury that limits the amount of time he can use his abilities. As such, he seeks to pass on his legacy to Midoriya.

Bakugo Katsuki, voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto in Japanese and Clifford Chapin in English, is Midoriya's childhood friend and rival. Bakugo is arrogant, aggressive, and competitive, making him an excellent fighter but an unlikeable personality.

Other notable characters in the show include Todoroki Shoto, a student with powerful ice and fire quirk; Uraraka Ochaco, a kind-hearted girl with gravity manipulation powers, and Iida Tenya, a strict, honorable student with super speed.

The show has an excellent blend of action, humor, and heart, attracting a diverse audience. It has garnered praise for its unique take on the superhero genre and its compelling characters. The animation and music in the series are also top-notch, adding to the overall experience.

In addition to the television series, the show has also produced movies, video games, and manga spinoffs. The manga has sold millions of copies worldwide, cementing My Hero Academia's place as one of the most popular anime franchises of all time.

To sum up, My Hero Academia is a captivating anime series that tells the story of a boy's dream to become a hero in the world of quirks. The show's memorable characters, exciting action sequences, and themes of heroism and self-sacrifice make it an excellent watch for anime lovers and newcomers alike.

My Hero Academia is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (143 episodes). The series first aired on April 3, 2016.

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Where to Watch My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is available for streaming on the MBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch My Hero Academia on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 3, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (76,261)