Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia). This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)

10. One Piece
9. Charlotte
8. Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
7. Mob Psycho 100
6. Black Clover
5. Little Witch Academia
4. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)
3. Tiger & Bunny
2. Hunter x Hunter
1. One Punch Man

10. One Piece

one pieceSynopsis – Before he was executed, the legendary Pirate King Gold Roger revealed that he had hidden the treasure One Piece somewhere in the Grand Line. Now, many pirates are off looking for this legendary treasure to claim the title Pirate King. One pirate, Monkey D. Luffy, is a boy who had eaten the Devil’s Fruit and gained rubber powers. Now he and his crew are off to find One Piece while battling enemies and making new friends along the way.

Similarity – Anime with characters who have supernatural abilities are among some of the best, and One Piece & My Hero Academia are both great about giving us characters with out of the box powers we would never expect! Each show is filled with intense battles of characters using these supernatural abilities, in a world where they’re told from the start is too big for them to make a difference. If you like one, you’re sure to like the other!

 

9. Charlotte

CharlotteSynopsis – Special abilities occur among a small percentage of boys and girls in puberty. Yū Otosaka uses his power without others knowing, and lives a fairly normal, average school life. Before him suddenly appears a girl, Nao Tomori. Due to his meeting with her, the fate of special power-users will be exposed.

Similarity – These shows both are set in a high school full of super-powered teens. It’s always entertaining to see the different techniques characters use to apply their powers to a situation, and how two or more characters’ powers interact with each other. With these powers also comes the theme of the pressure these characters face by being thrust into difficult situations that kids their age in our universe would never have to deal with.

 

8. Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)

Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)Synopsis – In a world where humans and non-humans have not yet been separated, the kingdom of Leones is protected by the Holy Knights, powerful magic users both revered and feared by the people. Supposedly the strongest, most fearsome of these knights, the Seven Deadly Sins, betrayed the kingdom and made enemies of all the other knights. Queen Elizabeth doesn’t believe this story, and sets out to find the Sins – but when she meets the first Sin at a tavern, his name is Melodias, and he’s nothing but a boy in charge of the pigs.

Similarity – Both series have great narratives, good fights and charismatic characters, if you liked Nanatsu no Taizai, you will probably like My Hero Academy especially the second season.

Also read 10 Anime Like Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)

7. Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho 100Synopsis – “Mob” is a boy who will explode if his emotional capacity reaches 100%. This boy with psychic powers earned his nickname “Mob” because he does not stand out among other people. He keeps his psychic powers bottled up so he can live normally, but if his emotional level reaches 100, something will overwhelm his entire body.
In order to effectuate control on his skills, Mob enlists himself under the wing of Arataka Reigen, a con artist claiming to be a psychic, who exploits Mob’s powers for pocket change. Now, exorcising evil spirits on command has become a part of Mob’s daily, monotonous life. However, the psychic energy he exerts is barely the tip of the iceberg; if his vast potential and unrestrained emotions run berserk, a cataclysmic event that would render him completely unrecognizable will be triggered. The progression toward Mob’s explosion is rising and attempting to stop it is futile.

Similarity – Both anime feature incredibly powerful main characters that are still unable to control their superpowers. Both of them are also aware that those powers do not make them special or better than anyone else, which adds a very nice layer of depth to the character. I watched this, just like my My Hero Academia, in a binge over the weekend. So I highly recommend this!

 

6. Black Clover

Black Clover
Synopsis – Asta, and Yuno are orphans who were raised together from birth after being abandoned at a church orphanage on the outskirts of the Clover Kingdom at the same time. In a world where everyone has the natural ability to perform a kind of magic or a Magical Power, Asta is the only person born without any, leading him to train physically as compensation.
Conversely, Yuno was born as a prodigy with immense magical power and the talent to control it. When they are 15, Asta and Yuno are granted the ability to become wizards known as Magic Knights by receiving grimoires, with which all magical power is channeled. Yuno is granted a wind-based grimoire held by the kingdom’s first Wizard King, while Asta does not receive one. However, when a thief incapacitates Yuno to try to sell his grimoire on the black market, Asta summons his own grimoire, which contains the rare and mysterious Anti-Magic to defeat him. The story then follows the two boys in their time within separate squads in the Magic Knights, as they build a friendly rivalry to try to become the Wizard King themselves.

Similarity – Deku and Asta are bot underdogs at the beginning of the series and need to work their way up in the world using more effort then everybody else does in order to stay relevant in a world where the extraordinary has become ordinary. Main focus on his journey to power up, finding friends and rivalry.
(Action, Fantasy, Superpower, Shounen, Comedy)

 

5. Little Witch Academia

Little Witch AcademiaSynopsis – In a time when magic is on the decline amid society, Atsuko Kagari is a cheerful girl who enters Luna Nova Academy in order to accomplish her dream of becoming a witch like her idol, Shiny Chariot. Shiny is a famous witch who disappeared from public view many years ago. On her way to school, Kagari meets the kind Lotte Yanson and the mischevious Sucy Manbavaran and the three become friends as they share a bedroom in the campus.
At the academy, Atsuko soon discovers she is in serious disadvantage compared to the other girls since she doesn`t come from a magical family and is required to learn the magical curriculum from scratch. Having found an item that once belonged to Chariot, Atsuko must discover how to activate and properly use the mysterious Shiny Rod as she hopes it might lead to finding out what has truly happened to her vanished idol.

Similarity – Aside from having “Academia” in their names, one notable similarity I noticed is how events are ordered. First, we have the main character enter an academy they have always been dreaming of entering. Next, they show us their school lives as they struggle through classes because of lacking something other students have. And then the plot starts and we see villain characters and how they are handled by the cast.

 

4. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Synopsis – One day, the moon exploded, leaving it in a perpetual crescent-moon shape. The creature who claims responsibility for the destruction also claims it will destroy the world in March of next year. With powers beyond human comprehension, no military can stand against it. Yet, for some reason, it chooses to take up occupancy as a teacher in the worst class of Kunugigaoka Middle School. The fate of the world rests in the hands of its students, as they have until graduation to figure out how to murder their teacher and collect ten billion yen for saving the world.

Similarity – Both are similar in that they both feature a class taught by an outstanding teacher (All Might/Koro-sensei) with an objective goal in mind. In My Hero Academia, it’s all about becoming heroes. In Assassination Classroom, it’s all about becoming assassins. Even the main characters are similar: Nagisa and Izuku both wanting to aspire to be like their teachers, violent geniuses Karma and Bakugou, and the cheerful, hardworking Kayano and Uraraka.

3. Tiger & Bunny

Tiger & Bunny

Synopsis – Sternbild City is home to people called “Next,” who use their special abilities to protect the people as superheroes. These heroes solve cases and save lives so they can wear sponsor logos or acquire “hero points.” Their activities are documented on the popular program “Hero TV,” which picks the “King of Heroes” in a yearly ranking. The veteran hero Wild Tiger has always preferred to work alone, but now he’s been assigned the rookie Barnaby Brooks Jr., who has a different perspective on being a superhero.

Similarity – A world in which superheroes are our daily routine and the idea of them has somewhat been “commercialized”: this is the first thing that triggers Tiger & Bunny in your memory while watching Boku no Hero Academia. No worries, they are definitely not the same thing but still share some mentionable points in common that might lead you to decide to watch them:
– The thrilling and captivating concept of superpowers will always create heroes and villains but it’s always interesting to see how this will be played out, what ideas will be poured into it and what circumstances and consequences will come from it;

 

2. Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x HunterSynopsis – Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss one day discovers that the father he had always been told was dead was alive and well. His Father, Ging, is a Hunter—a member of society’s elite with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Gon, determined to follow in his father’s footsteps, decides to take the Hunter Examination and eventually find his father to prove himself as a Hunter in his own right. But on the way, he learns that there is more to becoming a Hunter than previously thought, and the challenges that he must face are considered the toughest in the world.

Similarity – Both protagonists are extremely similar even down to how they look. They both are striving to be a very strong fighter (Hunter and Hero). They both are going through trails to become this fighter (Hunter Exam and Hero Academia). Both have learned a new powerful ability and are slowly trying to master it (Nen and All For One). They both even have green hair.

 

1. One Punch Man

One Punch ManSynopsis – The seemingly ordinary and unimpressive Saitama has a unique hobby: being a hero. In order to pursue his childhood dream, he trained relentlessly for three years—and lost all of his hair in the process. Now, Saitama is incredibly powerful, so much so that no enemy is able to defeat him in battle. In fact, all it takes to defeat evildoers with just one punch has led to an unexpected problem—he is no longer able to enjoy the thrill of battling and has become quite bored. And thus begins the story of One Punch Man, an action-comedy that follows an eccentric individual who longs to fight strong enemies that can hopefully give him the excitement he once felt and just maybe, he’ll become popular in the process.

Similarity – The main characters dream of becoming a superhero that saves mankind for the good of all–both leads have their own charisma. Having “superheroes” or “quirks” is the norm, with villains appearing in streets of the city daily for these heroes to defeat. There is a superhero system where the government pays for their service. Very funny and good all round storylines.

Credits – MAL, ANN

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