The BEST Episodes of My Hero Academia

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 4, 2019

Network: NTV (JP)

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not enough to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies.

One For All

#1 - One For All

Season 3 - Episode 11

All Might's time is running out as he faces his ultimate nemesis head on. Will he finally be able to defeat All For One once and for all?

star 9.32
376 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Shoto Todoroki: Origin

#2 - Shoto Todoroki: Origin

Season 2 - Episode 10

Izuku forces Todoroki to face his past in a chilling battle as the two class rivals finally go head to head!

star 9.10
429 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
My Hero

#3 - My Hero

Season 3 - Episode 4

The villains launch their attack, and only Izuku knows where Kota is. Can he get to him in time?

star 9.05
377 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Symbol of Peace

#4 - Symbol of Peace

Season 3 - Episode 10

As the fight against the League of Villains escalates, can the U.A. students get Bakugo out in time for All Might to make a big comeback?

star 8.85
299 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2

#5 - Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 23

Following the provisional licensing exam, Izuku tries out his Shoot Style on Bakugo as they have a heart-to-heart through their fight.

star 8.72
257 votes
Hero Killer: Stain vs. U.A. Students

#6 - Hero Killer: Stain vs. U.A. Students

Season 2 - Episode 16

Stain strikes again, and this time some U.A. students are around when it happens. Will they be able to hold him off until the pros come?

star 8.66
393 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
All Might

#7 - All Might

Season 1 - Episode 12

All Might has finally shown up, but will he be able to defeat Nomu and save the day?!

star 8.63
494 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Climax

#8 - Climax

Season 2 - Episode 17

It all comes to a head as Izuku, Iida, and Todoroki face off against Stain while the pro heroes in Hosu City fight against the Nomus.

star 8.60
378 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
In Each of Our Hearts

#9 - In Each of Our Hearts

Season 1 - Episode 13

As the battle at USJ winds down, Izuku and All Might think about its repercussions. Meanwhile, the villains slink home to plan their next move.

star 8.46
468 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Deku vs. Kacchan

#10 - Deku vs. Kacchan

Season 1 - Episode 7

In All Might's first class, Izuku will have to face off against Katsuki! As the hero team, can Izuku and Uraraka beat the villain team of Katsuki and Tenya?

star 8.45
527 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!!

#11 - Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!!

Season 3 - Episode 5

Izuku finally makes it back to the training camp only to leave again with a message for Mandalay to broadcast.

star 8.42
289 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
All For One

#12 - All For One

Season 3 - Episode 9

The heroes and U.A. students close in on the League of Villains' hideouts, but the League still has an ace up its sleeve…

star 8.41
287 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Katsuki Bakugo: Origin

#13 - Katsuki Bakugo: Origin

Season 2 - Episode 24

It's finally time for Izuku and Bakugo's practical exam. How can they challenge All Might without a plan?

star 8.41
352 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Game Over

#14 - Game Over

Season 1 - Episode 11

The students fight for their lives against the Villains while Iida manages to escape with his friends' help. Once knowing that Iida will warn the other teachers who will come to stop them, the Villains' leader Tomura Shigaraki decides to kill Izuku and his friends just to hurt All Might's pride before they leave, when All Might himself appears.

star 8.40
481 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
In Their Own Quirky Ways

#15 - In Their Own Quirky Ways

Season 2 - Episode 3

The first-years try to stand out as they struggle to finish the obstacle course and qualify for a spot in the next round.

star 8.35
402 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End

#16 - End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End

Season 3 - Episode 12

After All Might and All For One's fight, the students go back home while the U.A. teachers decide how to deal with the aftermath.

star 8.32
282 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Roaring Upheaval

#17 - Roaring Upheaval

Season 3 - Episode 6

Students and teachers of UJS are still fighting in the woods, but the Vanguard avant-garde team has already accomplished its mission ...?!

star 8.31
294 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Bakugo vs. Uraraka

#18 - Bakugo vs. Uraraka

Season 2 - Episode 9

Bakugo seems almost villainous when he's up against Uraraka, but she has a plan to keep it from being a one-sided match.

star 8.30
365 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Start Line

#19 - Start Line

Season 1 - Episode 4

At the entrance exam, Izuku falls behind as the other students defeat faux villains left and right. Will he be able to get enough points to pass?

star 8.29
528 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Todoroki vs. Bakugo

#20 - Todoroki vs. Bakugo

Season 2 - Episode 12

The explosive showdown between Todoroki and Bakugo begins. Only one can take the title of first-year champion!

star 8.27
351 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Cavalry Battle Finale

#21 - Cavalry Battle Finale

Season 2 - Episode 5

The teams are fighting it out in the second half of the cavalry battle. Will Team Midoriya be able to keep their place in the top four?

star 8.26
390 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Encounter With the Unknown

#22 - Encounter With the Unknown

Season 1 - Episode 10

Villains have attacked USJ, and it's up to Class 1-A to stop them. What are the villains after? Will All Might be able to save the day again?

star 8.24
463 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
What I Can Do for Now

#23 - What I Can Do for Now

Season 1 - Episode 5

It's Izuku's first day of high school, and he still can't control his new Quirk. Will he make it to the second day of school with his eccentric new teacher?

star 8.21
512 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Victory or Defeat

#24 - Victory or Defeat

Season 2 - Episode 7

Izuku is up against Shinso in the first match of the finals, but how will he overcome Shinso's Quirk to advance to the next round?

star 8.14
375 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
Rage, You Damn Nerd

#25 - Rage, You Damn Nerd

Season 1 - Episode 6

Izuku somehow gets through his first day of school and falls into a regular schedule of classes and training at U.A. In their first class with All Might...

star 8.13
515 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda