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Watch All My Hero Academia Seasons, Movies, And OVAs in Best Watch Order

You’ve got to be living under a rock not to know about My Hero Academia. Being a member of the ‘Major Shonen Squad’ comes with its own set of difficulties, and that is the long list of installments that need to be set up in proper order before watching.

Luckily for you, we have taken up the responsibility, and have compiled the perfect watch order guide. Whether it is the release order that you want to stick to or the chronological order like the hardcore fan you are, we have them all.

My Hero Academia has received six anime seasons so far, with three movies, four OVAs, one ONA, and one special. It has a total of 113 episodes, with little to no filler content, making it one of the best watches ever.

So, without further ado, let me show you the watch order that will best suit your needs.

Watch All My Hero Academia Seasons, Movies, & OVAs in Best Watch Order
Season 1 Deku | Source: Fandom

Key points:

  • The recommended watch order is the best to start My Hero Academia.
  • The anime is available on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
  • It will take almost three days of constant watching to finish the anime.

1. Recommended Watch Order

You can try searching for the release order and get confused over the jumbled timelines, but our recommended watch order will make sure you watch the anime so that everything makes sense, without overlooking a single thing:

  • My Hero Academia Season 1
  • OVA 1: (Jump Festa) My Hero Academia: Save! Rescue Training!
  • My Hero Season 2
  • OVA 2: My Hero Academia: Training of the Dead
  • OVA 3: My Hero Academia: All Might: Rising (Two Heroes Special)
  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
  • My Hero Academia Season 3
  • ONA: My Hero Academia: Make It! Do-or-Die Survival Training (Two-Part Special)
  • My Hero Academia Season 4
  • My Hero Academia the Movie 2: Heroes: Rising
  • My Hero Academia Season 5
  • OVA 4: Hawks: Soothe (World Heroes’ Mission Special)
  • My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission
  • OVA 5: My Hero Academia: Hero League Baseball
  • OVA 6: My Hero Academia: Laugh! As if You Are in Hell
  • My Hero Academia Season 6
Watch All My Hero Academia Seasons, Movies, & OVAs in Best Watch Order
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2. Extras

  • My Hero Academia: Hero Notebook

This is considered as episode 13.5 of season 1 and recaps everything that happened in the first season.

3. Watch Order Explained

  • Season 1:

With a total of 13 episodes, season 1 of My Hero Academia adapts the Entrance Exam Arc, Quirk Apprehension Test Arc, Battle Trial Arc, and U.S.J. Arc. (Manga Chapters 1-21)

  • OVA 1: My Hero Academia: Save! Rescue Training!

It is s a special episode that bridges U.S.J. Arc and the  U.A. Sports Festival Arc, thus effectively placing it in between seasons 1 and 2.

  • Season 2

It consisted of 25 episodes that covered the U.A. Sports Festival Arc, the Vs. Hero Killer Arc, and the Final Exams Arc.

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  • OVA 2: My Hero Academia: Training of the Dead

Chronologically, the OVA takes place between the Vs. Hero Killer Arc and the Final Exams Arc. However, it is convenient to watch it after season 2.

  • OVA 3: My Hero Academia: All Might: Rising

It is the anime adaptation of the All Might Rising one-shot manga. It serves as a prequel to My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.

  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

It is the first movie in the MHA franchise and is based on an original story featuring the characters of MHA. However, it is considered canon since Horikoshi-sensei himself stated that it happens in the same universe as the manga.

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  • Season 3

It consists of 25 episodes that cover the Forest Training Camp Arc, Hideout Raid Arc, Provisional Hero License Exam Arc, and the beginning of the Shie Hassaikai Arc.

  • ONA: My Hero Academia: Make It! Do-or-Die Survival Training

It is a special two-part original episode that takes place during the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc, prior to the Provisional Hero License Exam.

  • Season 4

It completes the Shie Hassaikai Arc that was left incomplete by season 3. The Remedial Course Arc, the U.A. School Festival Arc, and the first part of the Pro Hero Arc are also covered in 25 episodes.

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  • My Hero Academia the Movie 2: Heroes: Rising

Another original yet canon movie that was released between seasons 4 and 5.

  • Season 5

Within 25 episodes, it adapted the Joint Training Arc, Meta Liberation Army Arc, the Endeavor Agency Arc, and the beginning of the Paranormal Liberation War Arc.

  • OVA 4: Hawks: Soothe

It serves as the prequel to World Heroes’ Mission and is inspired by a one-shot spinoff manga by Horikoshi.

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  • My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission

It is based on an original story and is supervised by Horikoshi just like all the movies

  • OVA 5: My Hero Academia: Hero League Baseball & OVA 6: My Hero Academia: Laugh! As if You Are in Hell

These are original stories that serve as fluff before the much more serious season 6.

  • Season 6

It adapts the Paranormal Liberation War Arc and is currently airing.

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4. Chronological Order

For those of you out there who are obsessed with the timeline of the anime and live in fear of spoilers, here’s the chronological order to watch My Hero Academia:

  • OVA 3: My Hero Academia: All Might: Rising (Two Heroes Special)
  • Season 1: My Hero Academia
  • OVA 1: (Jump Festa) My Hero Academia: Save! Rescue Training!
  • TV Special: Hero Notebook (Recap Episode)
  • Season 2: My Hero Academia 2 (Ep 1-20)
  • OVA 2: My Hero Academia: Training of the Dead
  • Season 2: My Hero Academia 2 (Ep 21-25)
  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
  • Season 3: My Hero Academia 3 (Ep 1-12)
  • ONA: My Hero Academia: Make It! Do-or-Die Survival Training (2 Parts)
  • Season 3: My Hero Academia 3 (Ep 13-25)
  • Season 4: My Hero Academia 4
  • My Hero Academia the Movie 2: Heroes: Rising
  • Season 5: My Hero Academia 5 (Ep 1-18)
  • OVA 5: My Hero Academia: Hero League Baseball
  • OVA 6: My Hero Academia: Laugh! As if You Are in Hell
  • Season 5: My Hero Academia 5 (Ep 19-25)
  • OVA 4: Hawks: Soothe (World Heroes’ Mission Special)
  • My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission
  • Season 6: My Hero Academia 6
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5. Where to watch My hero Academia with English subtitles and dub?

On account of being a popular anime with a huge fanbase, My Hero Academia is available on major streaming websites like Crunchyroll, Funimation, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. Below is a list of where to watch each installment in the US and whether it’s available with Eng sub and dub.

TitleStreaming SitesEng dub or sub
Season 1FunimationDub
Season 1HuluSub
Season 2FunimationDub
Season 2CrunchyrollSub
Season 2HuluSub
Two Heroes MovieAmazon Prime VideoDub
Season 3FunimationDub
Season 3HuluSub
Season 3CrunchyrollSub
Season 4CrunchyrollSub & Dub
Season 4FunimationSub & Dub
Season 4HuluSub & Dub
My Hero Academia the Movie 2: Heroes: RisingAmazon Prime VideoDub
Season 5CrunchyrollSub & Dub
Season 5FunimationSub & Dub
Season 5HuluSub & Dub
My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ MissionAmazon Prime VideoDub
Season 6HuluSub
Season 6CrunchyrollSub & Dub
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6. Where can you download My Hero Academia to watch it offline?

Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have download options but only with specific plans. Check out which plan best suits you to give you a seamless offline watching experience.

WebsiteSubscription PackagesOffline Viewing
CrunchyrollFan – $7.99/monthNo
CrunchyrollMega Fan – $9.99/monthYes
CrunchyrollUltimate Fan – $14.99/monthYes
FunimationPremium: $5.99 a month / $59.99 per yearNo
FunimationPremium Plus: $7.99 a month / $79.99 per yearYes
FunimationPremium Plus Ultra: $99.99 per yearYes
NetflixBasic with ads: $6.99/monthNo
NetflixBasic: $9.99/monthYes
NetflixStandard: $15.49/monthYes
NetflixPremium: $19.99/monthYes
HuluAd-Supported: $7.99/month (or $79.99/year)Yes
HuluNo Ads: $14.99/monthYes
Amazon PrimeSubscriptionYes
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7. What to do if My Hero Academia is not available to watch in your region?

A lot of anime are geo-blocked for several countries. If the anime isn’t available on any streaming website in your area, then you can use a VPN to bypass the geo-block.

There are many paid VPN services available, but you also have free options at hand. You can also use free browser extensions VPNs that you will find in the extension store.

If you are accessing streaming websites from your phone, you will find several VPNs from the app store. The important thing is that My Hero Academia is present in catalogs of Funimation, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Netflix, so set your VPN to a suitable location to access the anime from anywhere.

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8. How much time will it take to watch My Hero Academia?

InstallmentsTime
Seasons 1-63212 mins or 53hrs and 32mins
Movies 1, 2, 3305 mins or 5hrs and 5mins
All OVAs156 mins or 2hrs and 36 mins

Thus, the six seasons, three movies and all the OVA and special episodes of My Hero Academia together cover 61hrs and 13mins which is almost three days. Given that you will need food, sleep, and other functions to stay alive, it might take you a week of severe binge-watching to finish the entire series.

Watch All My Hero Academia Seasons, Movies, & OVAs in Best Watch Order
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9. Conclusion

The recommended order is the best way to watch My Hero Academia. The chronological order is quite confusing and will require you to pause mid-season to watch OVAs. If you religiously follow the timeline of the series, you will miss the flow of the franchise.

You can skip the recap episodes but the OVAs are quite funny and often important to the plot.

In closing, let me say that My Hero Academia is a beloved series for all action-shonen junkies. The chances of you not loving this series are low. It has the perfect balance of funny and serious scenes to make you laugh but also question severe issues in society.

So, what are you waiting for? Come over to the dark side where we have cool heroes and even more dashing villains.

Watch All My Hero Academia Seasons, Movies, & OVAs in Best Watch Order
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10. About My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected in 37 tankōbon volumes as of February 2023.

It follows a quirkless boy Izuku Midoriya and how he backed the greatest Hero alive. Midoriya, a boy who has been admiring heroes and their ventures since the day he was born, came into this world without a quirk, where almost everybody is born with one.

On one fateful day, he meets All Might the greatest Hero of all time and discovers that he was quirkless as well. With his diligent attitude and unwavering spirit about being a hero, Midoriya manages to impress All Might. He is chosen to be the heir to the power of One for All.

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