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My Hero Academia (僕のヒーロー・アカデミア Boku no Hero Academia) is a Superhero franchise set in world where 80% of humankind started manifesting superpowers known as "Quirks". With the majority of the population now possessing some kind of Quirk, society began to crumble under the onslaught of crime committed by those who abused their newfound powers. In response, those who sought to use their Quirk for good became Vigilantes to combat them.

The vigilantes were formalized as pro heroes with the "Rhode Island New State Statute" Super Registration Act and Superhero Schools were established to train the next generations to become officially licensed heroes. With that society begins to regain normalcy only now with most having to show restraint in using their Quirks. However, there are those who would not follow these rules and seek to bring chaos back among the masses in an attempt to re-create the days of the first few Quirks, necessitating the new hero system to stop them. As the series opens, one such hero is All Might, a "Symbol of Peace" to many and The Dreaded to criminals for his ability to stop crimes regardless of magnitude. Despite this, All Might has been keeping a secret from the public: his "Quirk" isn't natural and is actually passed down from his predecessor. However, an encounter with a villain in the past has left him severely weaken that it limits the use of his power and he fears his time as a hero is coming to an end. On one faithful day, he meets a Quirk-less boy named Izuku Midoriya, who proves he has the spirit of a hero despite his handicap. Thus, events are soon set into motion that'll change the lives of both and shake the world of heroes to its core.


Starting out as a one-off manga written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi for Akamaru Jump before being expanded into its own series in Weekly Shōnen Jump, My Hero Academia. From there it expanded into Anime, Light Novels, Video Games and other types of media.

Works in this franchise includes:

Anime & Manga

Animated Films

Live Action Films

Light Novels

  • My Hero Academia: School Briefs: A series featuring short stories about everyday school lives of the students at U.A. High School. Released in Japan 2016 and 2017 with the English translation released in 2019.


Audio Play

  • My Hero Academia Drama CD: A CD that was bundled with the manga's 7th volume when it was initially released in Japan.

Tabletop Games


  • My Hero Academia: The "Ultra" Stage

Video Games

Crossover Games


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Alternative Title(s): Boku No Hero Academia


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