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Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) is considered the next big thing among the other Shounen Jump titles. But what’s the reason for anime like Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) getting so popular? The answer lies in its timing. The rise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has made the superhero genre popular more than it can ever be. My Hero Academia came out at the right time when superheroes are the hottest thing in pop culture. But that doesn’t change the fact that Boku no Hero Academia has its own qualities, or should I say quirks that made it stand out among other superhero anime series.
Synopsis: Eighty percent of humanity now possesses superhuman abilities called quirks. The new powers also increased criminals activities, and thus the official heroes program was launched to tackle this issue. Izuku Midoriya is one of the twenty percent who are quirk-less. That doesn’t stop Midoriya from dreaming of becoming a hero, just like his idol All Might. In turn of events, Midoriya meets his idol and learns that All Might’s quirk can be inherited. And All Might chooses Midoriya as his next successor. But the road to Hero is not simple. Izuku now has to train his body to become a suitable vessel for All Might’s power. While Midoriya is training to become powerful, a gang of villains is preparing for an attack in shadow.
The superhero theme plays a significant role in Boku no Hero Academia. But its more than just another superhero series. It shows the struggle of a kid who is different from other people in a society. The masterful battle animations, paired with fantastic soundtracks, takes the story to another level. Every fight scene in My Hero Academia leaves a craving for more of this awesomeness.
If you are looking for anime like Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia), which has impressive action scenes and good shounen storyline, then look no further. Here are some anime similar to Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)
Anime Similar To Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)
01. Soul Eater
Shinigami Lord Death himself runs the Death Weapon Meister Academy which is known for raising the best Death Scythes. All Shinigami’s wield a death scythes to fight against evils in their world. The Death Scythes are not physical weapons; instead, they are born from human hybrids who can turn themselves into demon weapons.
Evans is a Death Scythe who only considers things that make him look cool and is wielded by Maka Albarn who contrasts his personality. The pair often works with Black Star and his Death Scythe Tsubaki. The story follows the partnership between a Shinigami and their Death Scythe as they go on missions to collect souls and keep the city safe.
02. Hunter x Hunter
Hunters are licensed professionals who take on all kind of dangerous jobs ranging from catching criminals to finding treasures in unchartered territories. Gon Freecss is twelve years old who is determined to become a Hunter just like his father. Gon hopes to find his father, who left him when he was a baby. But the road to become a Hunter is not easy as many people die during the exams.
During his boat ride to the exam center, Gon becomes friends with a doctor-in-trainee named Leorio and another fellow exam mate Kurapika. He also becomes friend with Killua, an ex-assasin from the famous assassin family. The four friends have to face many hardships and fight other examines to pass the Hunter exam, famous for the low success rate.
03. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)
A mysterious creature destroys the half of moon leaving it in a permanent crescent shape. The creature threatens to destroy the earth if his demands get ignored. He only desires to teach the class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School. Now the class 3-E is handed with the biggest responsibility of assassinating this creature. The government trains the students, along with providing weapons effective against the creature. And the tentacled armed beast is pretty chilled about the assassination attempts.
But it’s not as simple as it looks. The creature referred to as Koro-sensei by the students can fly at speeds of up to Mach 20 and is resistant to any poison. As the misfits of class 3-E start their sneaky attacks, they soon started realizing how much fun they have with Koro-sensei.
04. One Punch Man
Saitama started being a Hero for fun after rigorously training his body for three years. He was able to gain incredible power but in return, lost all his hairs in the process. Even though he so strong, he quickly gets bored as no enemy can defeat him in battle. All it takes for Saitama to defeat the enemy is one single punch. Soon he started losing thrill in battle and continued living as an average human while still fighting criminals occasionally.
It all changes when he meets a cyborg named Genos who wants to be his disciple after seeing his power. Genos also recommends Saitama to join the Hero Association and become a certified hero. Saitama quickly agrees to join after hearing that no one knows about him. From here begins the story of Saitama, who is just a hero for fun.
05. Mob Psycho 100
High schooler Kageyama Shigeo a.k.a. Mob is a powerful esper who always had a problem of expressing him. According to Mob, his supernatural powers are nothing special compared to a well-built body and exercise. But even though he keeps his powers suppressed, sometimes they go out control when Mob’s emotions surge to a level of 100%
Hence he became the disciple of Arataka Reigen, a con artist who claims to be a psychic. While Reigen fools people, he still acts as a responsible master and teaches Mob not to use his powers for evil purposes. Follow the story of Mob and Reigen in their everyday life of exorcising evil spirits.
06. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Simon and Kamina are childhood friends who were born deep underground. Kamina always wanted to make a name for himself by doing something. On the other hand, Simon has no aspiration for life. While digging, Simon finds a key to an ancient weapon which they started calling Lagann. The dua successfully fights back to a surprise attack using Lagann and some help from Yoko Littner, human from the above surface.
After winning the fight, the dua was able to see the fabled clear sky for the first in their life. The results ignited Kamina’s lifelong dream, and thus both of them set on exploring the surface with Yoko. In their journey, they met other humans fighting the Beastmen which forced humans to live underground. Now Kamina’s wants to claim back the surface from these creatures while slowing heading towards the mystery which can change the entire galaxy.