Each season of the anime, ranked

My Hero Academia is one of the most hyped anime out there, with the final season set to blow fans once again. Manga fans are well aware of the significance of the arc that will be covered in the anime, which has generated a ton of hype for the upcoming events. Fans can only wait and see the events unfold in Season 6 of My Hero Academia.

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While every season of My Hero Academia has been pretty brilliant in its own right, there’s no denying that some parts are just better than others for a host of reasons. While fans will undoubtedly have their favorites, every season of My Hero Academia has episodes and arcs of varying qualities that can certainly be ranked based on how fun and memorable they are.


5/5 Season 5

The last season of My Hero Academia was a lot of fun to watch in itself. However, it lacked the high stakes fans had become accustomed to over the past few seasons. While the pace picked up as the League of Villains came into their own as serious villains with immense powers, this arc came way too late and followed some inconsistent storylines and story beats.

Of course, as is the case with any My Hero Academia season, the anime was still packed with great animations and great reveals. Watching Deku control a totally different power in the form of Blackwhip, made for a great time, and only time will tell how his powers develop even more. As things stand, he needs to become much more powerful if he is to stand a chance against Shigaraki’s evolved powers.

4/5 Season 4

There’s no denying that Season 4 features some of the best storylines in the series, with the mission to rescue Eri being a huge culmination of an action-packed season that’s packed to the brim with great animation and fight scenes. However, Season 4 is also where the show’s production starts to show some of its limitations, leading to some of the more notable fights in the manga suffering because of poor artistic choices, overproduced segments, or both.

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Notable examples of this include the slideshow battle after Mirio loses his powers, and the complete lack of sound when Midoriya unknowingly uses 100% of his power to save Eri. The former takes away a lot of the emotions that come from Mirio’s valiant efforts to save Eri no matter what, while the latter is just a confusing decision where viewers don’t know what’s happening until Midoriya recounts the entire sequence of events.

3/5 Season 1

The first season of My Hero Academia was half the length of the other seasons on the show, but it only took a few episodes to get fans hooked on the story. Midoriya may not be exactly a special protagonist with his clichéd personality that is obvious to everyone, but he is definitely a great centerpiece for an underdog story that is sure to fulfill the power fantasies that many viewers are looking for in most shonen anime,

The introduction to All Might is also pretty good, motivating Midoriya to push his limits and hone a body worthy of housing One for All. This led to Midoriya becoming an extremely powerful glass cannon that would become totally ineffective with a single use of his Quirk, with this explosive yet damaging power taking center stage during the entrance exams when Midoriya shows off his hero qualities.

2/5 Season 2

It was just a given that My Hero Academia would shoot to the stars with the strong impression left by the first season. Fans couldn’t wait to see how Midoriya and the rest of Class 1-A would use their powers, and the anime certainly didn’t disappoint in this regard. Sure, Midoriya was still a self-destructive maniac, but he found a new and intelligent way to use his power that wouldn’t cripple him with a single use.

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There are several iconic moments from the show that takes place in the second season, including the amazing fight between Midoriya and Todoroki that was pure spectacle and delivered in every way. The fact that Midoriya managed to unlock Full Cowl and master the use of One for All was also very welcome, with the introduction of Gran Torino also slowly revealing All Might’s unique and interesting backstory.

1/5 Season 3

Season 3 isn’t just the best My Hero Academia season, but it can also boldly claim to be one of the best anime seasons ever. The arcs that took place during this season were astonishing, complementing the backstories of various characters and proving once again why the League of Villains was a group to be feared in the series.

Perhaps the biggest reason so many fans rate this season so highly is because it features All Might’s final superhero battle before retirement. His battle against All For One is riddled with emotion, and his final blow essentially serves as passing the torch to Midoriya. The students also shine in the different seasons of the season, with the battle between Midoriya and Bakugo helping the latter’s character evolve in a way that no one could have predicted.

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