15 Greatest Anime Like My Hero Academia You Will Love!

My Hero Academia is hands down one of the greatest superhero anime that Japan has ever produced. If you’re looking for more anime like My Hero Academia, then look no further, because I’ll be counting down some of the best titles in the genre that are similar to MHA!

So get ready to binge on the titles I’m going to recommend, because they’re just that good!

However, you must note that these are my recommendations, and I might have missed your favorite anime that matches the criteria of this list. So feel free to let me know in the comments in case I didn’t add your favorite anime series like MHA.

15 best anime like My Hero Academia:

Here is a list of some of the greatest anime like MHA from all sorts of genre. From slice of life comedy anime to fantasy anime with magical worlds, this list contains all the best anime that shares similarities with MHA.

  1. Tiger and Bunny
  2. Assassination Classroom
  3. One Punch Man
  4. Charlotte
  5. Re:Creators
  6. Black Clover
  7. Naruto
  8. Hunter x Hunter
  9. Little Witch Academia
  10. Demon Slayer
  11. Mob Psycho 100
  12. Fire Force
  13. Hitman Reborn!
  14. Fairy Tail
  15. World Trigger

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1/15. Tiger and Bunny

anime like my hero academia #1 - Tiger and Bunny

Don’t get fooled by its name like I did. I postponed watching this anime just because its title sounded childish. But when I finally watched it, boy was I amazed! Because of this show, I realized that I should never judge an anime by its name.

This is a superhero anime that has similar settings to My Hero Academia, with awesome fight sequences, comedy, and an amazing plot.

In a city where super powers are common, and superheroes fighting for justice is made into a source of entertainment, heroes fight villains to gain hero points in order to become the next “King of Heroes”.

What makes this anime similar to My Hero Academia?

  • It is a superhero anime like MHA.
  • There is an organization for heroes.
  • The main character has a rival and a relationship similar to that of Bakugou and Deku.
  • If you like honest, hard-working protagonists with a “never give up” attitude like Midoriya, then you’ll definitely love the main protagonist of this anime as well.

2/15. Assassination Classroom

Anime like MHA #2 - Assassination Classoom

This anime is about a group of kids who are deemed “losers” in an educational institution. But now, the government has tasked them with a mission to kill their new teacher—a mutated being. They are given rigorous training, like in the U.A. Academy, to improve their assassination skills and succeed in their mission.

What makes this anime similar to My Hero Academia?

  • This is a fun, emotional anime with amazing character development that focuses on the bonds of those in class 3-E. If you liked the U.A. setting from MHA, then you’d certainly love this show.

3/15. One Punch Man

Anime like MHA #3 - One Punch Man

One Punch Man is yet another superhero anime about the overpowered protagonist, Saitama, who defeats almost every villain with just one punch. Seeing his capabilities, 19-year-old Genos, a cyborg, decides to become his disciple. Together, they join the Hero Association, fight villains, and save the planet.

This is a perfect blend of action and comedy with unique characters. This anime is for those who like straightforward hero vs. villain action.

What makes this anime similar to My Hero Academia?

  • It is a superhero anime like MHA.
  • There is an organization for heroes and villains.

4/15. Charlotte

Anime like My Hero Academia #4

Charlotte is a beautiful anime that is also about teenagers with superpowers who have been gathered into a particular school in order to protect them from becoming test subjects for scientific experimentation.

The main protagonist, Yuu Otosaka, is caught using his powers to cheat on tests and is forced to join the student council and work with the rest of the council members to track down and make those with superpowers join their institution.

What makes this anime similar to My Hero Academia?

  • This anime is for you if you loved the variety of quirks in MHA. Although this show’s settings are far different from those of My Hero Academia, it includes a wide variety of abilities.

5/15. Re:Creators 

Anime like My Hero Academia #5

Re:Creators is a masterpiece where the heroes and villains from popular manga and other fictional characters mysteriously come to life. Learning that the humans in this world created their worlds, they split into two factions.

One faction despises the authors for making them and their true world (the world they came from) suffer just so they can make their manga popular.

Their goal is to force the authors to “write” a better world. In contrast, the other faction, which has come to forgive their authors, decides to work with them to get them back to the world they came from and prevent the other faction from destroying this world.

What makes this anime similar to My Hero Academia?

  • This anime is for those who liked My Hero Academia for the variety of character types and their character progression.
  • Similar hero vs. villain theme.

6/15. Black Clover

Black Clover - anime like my hero academia

Black Clover is yet another popular shonen anime that is often compared with My Hero Academia because of their similar settings.

The story is about Asta, a young boy who dreams of becoming the Wizard King, the strongest mage in the nation. However, he has absolutely no talent for magic.

This situation is similar to what Deku faced in season one before meeting All Might.

Similar to Izuku Midoriya, Asta also trains very hard in order to overcome his inability to use magic.

And then one day, in a life-or-death situation, Asta gets a demonic five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him anti-magic abilities.

How is Black Clover an anime like MHA?

  • Both the MCs are powerless at the start of the show.
  • Similar to Midoriya, Asta is also a very self-motivated person, except Asta is way more confident and hard-working in my opinion.
  • Like in MHA, Black Clover has some villainous organizations that threaten society.

7/15. Naruto

Naruto Uzumaki

Naruto needs no introduction in the anime and manga community. It is a famous franchise that has several sequels and video game versions.

Naruto is an orphan boy who has gained the hate off all the people in his village. No, it’s not just because he is bratty.

Then why, you ask? Because he has a vile monster sealed inside him. Hardly his fault, but that’s how the society works.

Because of this, Naruto grew up alone, but with one dream—to become the Hokage, the top dog of the ninja world.

How is Naruto similar to MHA?

  • Both Midoriya and Naruto started off as weaklings in their societies.
  • They both dreamed of becoming the number 1 at what they did: the number 1 hero and the number 1 ninja, the Hokage.
  • Like Bakugo in MHA, who is Midoriya’s rival, we have Sasuke, who is Naruto’s rival.
  • Characters have several supernatural abilities in both anime.

8/15. Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x hunter - anime like my hero academia

Hunter x Hunter is one of the greatest action-adventure anime and manga series out there.

While the manga is still ongoing, the anime ended in a neat place, finishing its arc without much of a hanging end.

HxH is about a boy who dreams of becoming a pro hunter just like his dad and will one day find and meet him.

Simple as it may sound, the story is filled with action, drama, adventure, and a ton of comedy moments that make this show a masterpiece in the shonen genre.

How is HxH an anime like My Hero Academia?

  • Both the MCs train in order to pass certain criteria. Deku had to pass the UA school’s test, while Gon had to pass the Hunter Exams.
  • Like Midoriya, Gon’s powers are centered around physical strength.
  • Similar to the League of Villains, there is an equally devious gang called the Phantom Troupe in Hunter x Hunter.

9/15. Little Witch Academia

Anime about magic school

Just by the title of this anime, anyone could guess that this show has some similarities with the My Hero Academia series.

As the title suggests, the story is centered around a school for witches where a regular human girl enrolls.

She has no magical powers, and she can’t even do most of the basic things that other witches can do.

However, that doesn’t matter, because she is determined to become like the person she admires—”Shiny Chariot,” the greatest witch to ever exist.

But little does she know that the legendary Shiny Chariot is one of the teachers at the school, living as a normal person and hiding her legends.

How is this anime like MHA?

  • Both the MCs start off without any superpowers.
  • They have a hard time at school because they are powerless and are different from the other students.
  • Both the main characters aspire to be like their idols (All Might in MHA and Shiny Chariot in LWA).

10/15. Demon Slayer

demon slayer sword users

Demon Slayer is an anime series that took the world by storm. With top-notch animation, story telling, and amazing soundtracks, Demon Slayer has become a fan favorite in the anime community.

The show is about a boy whose family is murdered by a demon. However, there’s one survivor—his sister. But the twist is that she has turned into a demon.

After an insane series of events, our MC and his sister join the Demon Slayer Corps, an organization meant to slay demons. His goal is to find a cure and turn his sister back into a human.

How is Demon Slayer an anime like My Hero Academia?

  • In terms of the personalities of the main characters, Demon Slayer is the closest to My Hero Academia.
  • Both worlds are equally tiring and difficult for the main protagonists.
  • Like how Midoriya had All Might train him, Tanjiro had Urokodaki help him become a professional demon slayer.

11/15. Mob Psycho 100

anime where the MC is OP but hides it

Mob Psycho 100 is a very unique anime that has a weird yet very satisfying animation style.

This anime is set in a world where Espers and people with psychic abilities exist. Of course, the vast majority of the population is unaware of their existence at the start of the story.

One such genius esper is our main character, Kageyama, also known as “Mob.” He is special, though. His powers increase dangerously high when he gets emotional.

When he reaches 100%, he loses all control and rains down hell upon his enemies and everyone else in the area.

Mob Psycho 100 is the story of Mob and his daily life, where he has to exorcise evil spirits and fight off dangerous villains.

How is Mob Psycho 100 an anime like MHA?

  • Just like Midoriya, Mob does not have complete control over his own powers.
  • Both of them are kind of weak-looking, but have insane determination and willpower to protect the people they love.
  • Mob Psycho 100 was animated by the same studio that did MHA.

12/15. Fire Force

Fire-Force-best action anime

Fire Force is an underrated shonen anime series that I think deserves more praise in the fandom.

The world of Fire Force is a very dangerous place to live. Infernal demons appear randomly and kill tons of people. What’s more, random humans also burst out in flame and become demons.

In such a world, the order is maintained by the Fire Force, which deals with these fiery demons.

Our main character Shinra is an orphan whose family was killed by the demons. He trained and became a member of the Fire Force. However, there is more to his family’s death than what he knows.

How is Fire Force similar to My Hero Academia?

  • Fire Force is a supernatural anime like MHA where characters have distinct supernatural abilities.
  • Both the main characters aspire to become heroes.
  • Despite having a relatively dark plot, both anime mix a good amount of comedy and slice-of-life moments to lighten things.

13/15. Hitman Reborn!

Hitman reborn - anime like my hero academia

Hitman Reborn is a classic shonen anime from back in the day. This is a hilarious action anime with tons of amazing characters with a variety of superpowers.

What’s more? The anime is actually themed around Mafia families. The show starts off as a gag anime but progresses into something bigger and better.

Hitman Reborn is about the adventures of Tsuna and a hitman baby who trains Tsuna to become a worthwhile leader of a Mafia gang.

How is Hitman Reborn an anime like MHA?

  • Similar to Midoriya, Tsuna was powerless at the start.
  • Both the MCs had an overpowering mentor who trained them to become the strongest.
  • The main characters get drawn into fights that would decide the fate of the country.

14/15. Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail guild

Fairy Tail is one of the greatest fantasy anime that gave us a wonderful and magical world full of wizards, knights, dragons, and other mythical creatures.

The anime’s main protagonist is Natsu, a fire dragon slayer. An actual dragon raised him, but not many believe that. After all, dragons are merely mythical creatures, as they’ve gone extinct.

He is a member of the Fairy Tail guild, a wizard guild that takes on requests and solves all sorts of supernatural issues. From collecting items from dungeons to fighting world-class criminals, they take all sorts of requests.

The story is about the guild going through all sorts of trouble as they aim to become the greatest guild in the nation.

How is Fairy Tail an anime like My Hero Academia?

  • Similar to quirks in MHA, each character in Fairy Tail can only use a particular type of magic (with the exception of a few characters).
  • The Fairy Tail guild is somewhat similar to U.A.’s class 1A in My Hero Academia.
  • The main villains are somewhat similar, as both Shigaraki and Zeref start a war that costs several lives.

15/15. World Trigger

world trigger - anime like my hero academia

At number 15, we have Word Trigger, which is a mind-blowing anime that features conflict between two worlds.

The anime starts off with “Neighbors”, mysterious beings from another world, attacking Japan.

They are gigantic creatures that cause damage and destruction to humans. However, there is one organization, Border, that fights them using their own advanced technology.

The anime’s MC Osamu is an average guy with a great mind for strategy. He ends up partnering with his childhood friend and a guy from another world and joining Border. However, he has to climb the ranks in order to become part of the top team and save his world from danger.

How is World Trigger similar to MHA?

  • Both have a large organization controlling things.
  • The main characters start off weaker than the rest.
  • Both the protagonists admire and aspire to be like their idols, aka Jin in World Trigger and All Might in MHA.

That’s it for this post! These are the top 15 greatest anime like My Hero Academia that you will love!

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