The Best Episodes of My Hero Academia

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2018

The appearance of "quirks," newly discovered super powers, has been steadily increasing over the years, with 80 percent of humanity possessing various abilities from manipulation of elements to shapeshifting. This leaves the remainder of the world completely powerless, and Izuku Midoriya is one such individual. Since he was a child, the ambitious middle schooler has wanted nothing more than to be a hero. Izuku's unfair fate leaves him admiring heroes and taking notes on them whenever he can. But it seems that his persistence has borne some fruit: Izuku meets the number one hero and his personal idol, All Might. All Might's quirk is a unique ability that can be inherited, and he has chosen Izuku to be his successor! Enduring many months of grueling training, Izuku enrolls in UA High, a prestigious high school famous for its excellent hero training program, and this year's freshmen look especially promising. With his bizarre but talented classmates and the looming threat of a villainous organization, Izuku will soon learn what it really means to be a hero.

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 9.41
283 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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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 9.19
351 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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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 9.09
286 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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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 8.92
224 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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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
167 votes
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All Might

#6 - 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 8.67
397 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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Hero Killer: Stain vs. U.A. Students

#7 - 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
313 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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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
301 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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Deku vs. Kacchan

#9 - 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 8.46
413 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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In Each of Our Hearts

#10 - 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
381 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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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 8.45
218 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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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 8.45
220 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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In Their Own Quirky Ways

#13 - 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 8.44
323 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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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 8.41
388 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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Katsuki Bakugou: Origin

#15 - Katsuki Bakugou: 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 8.38
275 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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Bakugo vs. Uraraka

#16 - 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 8.34
294 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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Cavalry Battle Finale

#17 - 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 8.31
312 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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Roaring Upheaval

#18 - 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 8.30
220 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End

#19 - 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 8.30
208 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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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 8.29
281 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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Encounter With the Unknown

#21 - 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 8.27
368 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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Starting Line

#22 - Starting 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 8.26
418 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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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 8.22
404 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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RUSH!

#24 - RUSH!

Season 3 - Episode 18

It's down to the final minutes of the first test of the provisional licensing exam and almost half of Class A is still left…

star 8.19
189 votes
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Strategy, Strategy, Strategy

#25 - Strategy, Strategy, Strategy

Season 2 - Episode 4

Izuku's having trouble finding a team for the cavalry battle in the next round of the U.A. sports festival. Luckily, he has a plan.

star 8.15
302 votes
Directors: Kenji Nagasaki
Writers: Yōsuke Kuroda
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