What Is My Hero Academia?

What Is My Hero Academia?

My Hero Academia by Kōhei Horikoshi (Boku no Hīrō Akademia, lit. My Hero Academy) is a shōnen manga published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine by Shūeisha. Since July 2014, it has been prepublished in the publisher Shueisha’s Weekly Shohanen Jump, and as of February 2022, it has thirty-three volumes. Ki-oon has published the French version since April 2016 and has 32 volumes in April 2022.

The studio Bones produced an anime series based on the manga, broadcast between April and June 2016 on MBS in Japan. Between April and September 2017, a second season aired, followed by a third season that aired from April to September 2018, a fourth season from October 2019 to March 2022, and a fifth season that will air in March 2022. The sixth season is expected to be launched in 2022. In August 2018, three animated features were released, each followed by a sequel in December 2019 and August 2021. ADN and the J-One channel in French-speaking countries broadcast the programme in simulcast. The series has been broadcast on Toonami since February 12, 2018, with the French version airing on the network since February 12, 2018.

As of January 2022, the manga has a total circulation of 65 million copies, making it one of the best-selling mangas. Find our My Hero Academia Iphone Cases as well as our My Hero Academia LG Cases on our online shop along with our collections of clothing representing your favourite heroes.

What is the Synopsis of My Hero Academia?


In a world where the majority of people have superpowers, called “Alters” (Kosei?), Izuku Midoriya is one of the few humans who does not. Despite this, Izuku wants to join the superheroic stream at Yuei (Yūei Kōkō?) University and one day become one of the greatest heroes in history.

Izuku had the opportunity to meet his hero, All Might, the number one superhero, on one occasion. This will bequeath Izuku his alter ego, One For All.

The main characters of the Manga MHA

Izuku Midoriya (Deku) (緑谷 出久 (デク))


He is the protagonist of the story. In his youth he was harassed by Katsuki Bakugo, whom he called “Katchan”. He was born with an empty Alter. He aspires to become the greatest superhero of his generation, just like All Might: “To be able to save lives with a smile on his face”.

His ambition is to enroll in Yuei (UA), a renowned and prestigious high school where many heroes have been created. He will do everything in his power, even without powers, to excel as a great hero and catch up with his biggest rival, Katsuki Bakugo.

Finally, it is to him that the Almighty will choose to pass on his power to succeed him.

Katsuki Bakugo (Katchan) (爆豪 勝己 (かっちゃん), Bakugō Katsuki (Katchan))


Bakugo is particularly aggressive, confident in his skills and self-assured. After the entrance exam, where he finished first, he claims loudly that he will be the only student in his middle school to join the superhero branch of Yuei High School. During his childhood, he subjected Izuku Midoriya to severe abuse without remorse. However, after discovering Izuku’s alter and seeing how it changed him over time, he chose not to confront it.

He has learned to master his powerful sweat alter and draws incredible strength from it.

After the death of his mother, Katsuki vows to dethrone all his heroes and include himself among them in order to achieve his main goal: to be the best hero. After the appearance of his Alter at the age of four, Katsuki has a huge ego which he develops throughout primary school.

All Might (オール・マイト, Ōru Maito)


Nana Shimura is his mentor, and he was born without an Alter. Toshinori Yagi is a teenager who inherited the power of his mentor, Nana Shimura, after his death. He is the number one superhero. He is Izuku’s idol and a symbol of peace. He is one of the most famous superheroes to ever grace the screen. With his incredible power, he is always ready to help others with his special heroism: “Reach out with a smile on your face.” His favourite expression is “It’s all right! And why? Because the cavalry has arrived!

Izuku wants more than anything to follow in the footsteps of his hero. This is something Izuku has wanted to do for many years, and it becomes real when he faces his student.

Ochako Uraraka (麗日 お茶子, Uraraka Ochako)


Izuku meets Uraraka on the day of the Yuei entrance exam, and they become friends. Izuku saves Uraraka’s life during the entrance exam. They develop a close friendship. Uravity is Ochako’s superhero alter ego.

Uraraka comes from a family with financial difficulties, and she aspires to become a professional heroine in order to provide a better life for her relatives.

As the chapters and episodes progress, we see that Ochako Uraraka begins to fall in love with Izuku Midoriya.

Shoto Todoroki (轟 焦凍, Todoroki Shōto)


Shoto is a second year student, and is one of Izuku’s friends. Shoto is considered the most powerful of his peers by his classmates. He was born with the sole purpose of surpassing All Might, being the child of Endeavor.

Shoto, the eldest son of Marik and Janine Alters, was born on 10 September in the same hospital as his brother Jericho. Shoto has a steely spirit that he acquired through years of training and suffering from ice on one side and fire on the other from his father, as he inherited the Alters from both parents.

All these years of tragedy have prevented him from using all his powers in battle. He is disgusted by his father and refuses to accept the flame side of the alter. Izuku Midoriya advised Shoto that his flames are original rather than inherited, which inspired Shoto to let himself be free. His superhero name was chosen from his first name: Shoto.

What is the Manga MHA?


Kōhei Horikoshi is the creator of My Hero Academia. The series has been published in pre-publication since 7 July 2014 in Shūeisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine. The story is based on a short story written and submitted seven years earlier by the author2. On 4 November 2014, the first hardcover volume was released.

Since April 2016, the English version has been translated by David Le Quéré and published in the US by Ki-oon.

Two sagas make up the My Hero Academia series. After his failure in his ultimate duel against All for One, All Might retires from the superhero business at the end of the first saga and begins the second.

1 - UA Heroes Saga

  • Arc Entrance Examination (Chapters 1 to 4)
  • Arc Assessment Test (chapters 5 to 7)
  • Arc Battle Test (chapters 8 to 11)
  • Arc SCA4 (chapters 12 to 21)
  • Bow Sports Championship (chapters 22 to 44)
  • Arc Stain (chapters 45 to 59)
  • Arc End of term exam (chapters 60 to 69)
  • Arc Summer Camp (chapters 70 to 83)
  • Arc Raid against the Villains Alliance (chapters 84 to 97)

2 - Saga Ascension of Evil

  • Arc Examination of Provisional Licences (chapters 98 to 121)
  • Arc Internship and Eight Precepts (chapters 122 to 162)
  • Arc Remedial Examination (chapters 163 to 168)
  • Cultural Festival Arc (chapters 169 to 183)
  • Professional Heroes arc (chapters 184 to 193)
  • Second A vs. Second B arc (chapters 194 to 217)
  • Superpower Liberation Army arc (Chapters 218-240)
  • Internship at Number 1 arc (Chapters 241-252)
  • Paranormal Liberation War arc (chapters 253 to 306)

The My Hero Academia series on television


In October 2015, the anime adaptation was announced. It is directed by Kenji Nagasaki at Bones with a script by Yōsuke Kuroda and music by Yuki Hayashi. The first season of 13 episodes aired from 3 April to 26 June 2016. The 25-episode second season will air from 25 March to 30 September 2017. The third season, which will have 25 episodes, will be launched on 7 April 2018 and will end on 29 September 2018. The fourth season will have 25 episodes and will start on 12 October 2019 and end on 4 April 2020. The fifth season begins on 27 March 2021 and runs until 25 September 2022. A sixth season is expected in 2022/10/11.

In Canada, it is available on Bell Media’s CTV channel and in the US on Epix. In French-speaking countries, the series is broadcast as a simulcast on the ADN website, and recently on Crunchyroll. Since 12 February 2018, Toonami has been broadcasting the series in French. It appears uncensored at 9pm, accessible to all viewers via a pay-per-view service or a subscription service. The first two seasons are currently available on Netflix, both airing in December 2020 and January 2021.

The Music Used In MHA

Generic Episodes Beginning Ends
Title Artist Title Artist
Season 1 1 – 13 The Day Porno Graffitti HEROES Brian the Sun (ja)
Season 2 1 – 13 Peace Sign Kenshi Yonezu Dakara, Hitori ja nai Little Glee Monster (en)
14 – 25 Sora ni Utaeba Amazarashi (en) Datte Atashi no Hero LiSA
Season 3 1 – 13 Odd Future UVERworld Update miwa
14 – 25 Make my story Lenny code fiction (ja) Long Hope Philia Masaki Suda
Season 4 1 – 14 Polaris BLUE ENCOUNT (ja) About a voyage Sayuri (en)
15 – 25 Star Maker KANA-BOON (en) Shout Baby Ryokuoushoku Shakai
Season 5 1 – 13 No. 1 DISH Ashiato the peggies


Find My Hero Academia in Animated Films


A first anime film was announced in December 2017. It is based on the manga series My Hero Academia and was released on 3 August 2018 in Japan and 22 January 2019 in France. It takes place between episodes 20 and 21 of the third season of the anime series14.

The sequel to My Hero Academia, titled My Hero Academia: The Movie 2 (Japanese: ついに誕生!マギア・エッセンシャル ) was released in Japan on 20 December 2019 and screened from 20 to 25 August 2020 at the CGR event in France. The second feature film immediately follows the fourth season of the anime.

A third sequel, titled My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, was announced on 29 November 2015. It was released in Japan on 6 August 2021 and in France on 26 January 202216.

The Different Distributions of the Manga Boku No Hero Academia

Characters Japanese Voices

Izuku Midoriya Daiki Yamashita (anime et comic)

Akeno Watanabe (enfant)


Katsuki Bakugō Nobuhiko Okamoto

Sachi Kokuryu (enfant)


Toshinori Yagi/All Might Kenta Miyake  
Ochako Uraraka Ayane Sakura  
Tenya Iida Kaito Ishikawa  
Shoto Todoroki Yūki Kaji  
Yūga Aoyama Kōsuke Kuwano  
Tsuyu Asui Aoi Yūki  
Momo Yaoyorozu Marina Inoue  
Mezō Shōji Masakazu Nishida  
Eijiro Kirishima Toshiki Masuda  
Mina Ashido Eri Kitamura  
Tōru Hagakure Kaori Nazuka  
Kyōka Jirō Kei Shindō  
Minoru Mineta Ryō Hirohashi  
Denki Kaminari Tasuku Hatanaka  
Fumikage Tokoyami Yoshimasa Hosoya  
Mashirao Ojiro Kosuke Miyoshi  
Hanta Sero Kiyotaka Furushima  
Kōji Kōda Takuma Nagatsuka  
Rikidō Satō Tōru Nara  
Shōta Aizawa/Eraserhead Junichi Suwabe  
Nezu Yasuhiro Takato  
Hizashi Yamada/Present Mic Hiroyuki Yoshino  
Chiyo Shuuzenji/Recovery Girl Etsuko Kozakura  
Hirooki Anakuro/No. 13 Inuko Inuyama  
Tomura Shigaraki Kōki Uchiyama  
Ken Ishiyama/Cementoss Kenta Okuma  
Nemuri Kayama/Midnight Akeno Watanabe  
Snipe Shinya Fukumatsu  
Black Mist Takahiro Fujiwara  
All for One Akio Ohtsuka  
Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu Kōji Okino  
Itsuka Kendō Saki Ogasawara  
Mei Hatsume Azu Sakura  
Neito Monoma Kōhei Amasaki  
Hitoshi Shinso Wataru Hatano  
Ibara Shiozaki Miho Masaka  
Enji Todoroki/Endeavor Tetsu Inada  
Sorahiko Torino/Gran Torino Kenichi Ogata  
Stain Go Inoue  
Dabi (Crématorium en vf) Hiro Shimono  
Himiko Toga Misato Fukuen  
Sekijiro Kan/Vlad King Shuhei Matsuda  
Shino Sosaki/Mandalay Meiko Kawasaki  
Kōta Izumi Michiru Yamazaki  
Ryuko Tsuchikawa/Pixie-bob Serina Machiyama  
Muscular Kousuke Takaguchi  
Shuichi Iguchi/Spinner Ryō Iwasaki  
Kenji Hikishi/Magne Satoru Inoue  
Mirio Togata Tarusuke Shingaki  
Inasa Yoarashi Ryota Iwasaki  
Tamaki Amajiki Yuto Uemura  
Inko Midoriya Aya Kawakami  
Yuu Takeyama/Mount Lady Kaori Nazuka  


The Different Series Derived From My Hero Academia


Hirofumi Neda, the creator of My Hero Academia Smash!!!, wrote and drew it. It was released on Jump+18 between 2015 and 2017.

The second spin-off series by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court, Vigilante – My Hero Academia Illegals, is a work of fiction. It has been published in Shônen Jump+ and Shônen Jump GIGA since August 2016 in Japan. Since September 2017, the French version is published by Ki-oon.

Discover My Hero Academia as a Video Game


My Hero Academia: Battle for All is a video game created by Bandai Namco Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. On May 19, 2016, it was released in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS. A mobile game called My Hero Academia: Smash Tap was released in Japan on April 18, 2017.

On August 6, 2018, Bandai Namco released My Hero Academia: One’s Justice on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Steam. The sequel to the game was revealed in Weekly Shōnen Jump in September 2019 as My Hero: One’s Justice 2. The events of season 4 of the anime adaptation are retold in its narrative mode. The game will be released in March 2020 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Steam.

On 22 May 2021, a mobile game called My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero was launched in Europe. It is available on Android and iOS. It is a 3D gatcha action-RPG game about recruiting heroes and defending the globe with their formidable Alters. Features include PvP conflicts, auto-play, alliances, a trophy system and a dormitory system; you can also enjoy unique stories while playing.

MHA Sales Worldwide


In 2016, My Hero Academia was the seventh best-selling manga in Japan, with 5,114,916 copies sold. It is now the second best-selling manga in Japan, with 6,718,185 copies sold as of July 2019. It is the sixth best-selling manga in Japan this year, with 5,047,574 sales.

As of December 2019, the series has sold 26 million copies. The manga has sold 50 million copies worldwide as of April 2021. In January 2022, the circulation is 65 million copies, including 45 million in Japan.

The different awards obtained by My Hero Academia


My Hero Academia was named one of the best manga series by the New York Times in 2015. It won the 2017 Sugoi Japan Awards for manga and is up for another this year. The manga received the Harvey Award for best manga in 2019. Find our My Hero Academia Shirts and My Hero Academia Hoodies in our online shop along with our collections of clothing featuring your favourite heroes.