How to Watch My Hero Academia in Order Including Movies

The My Hero Academia franchise started as a manga series in 2014. Then the animated series began two years later. So far, there have been six seasons of the animated series of MHA, with a seventh season underway. However, the anime also has OVAs released alongside the seasonal episodes.

OVA (Original Video Animation) are filler episodes that are not derived from the manga series that is being animated. They have no bearing on the original manga plot but are great for fleshing out some characters, exploring the back story, etc. So while you might not be missing out on the major plot points of MHA just by watching only the seasonal episodes, you might miss out on what makes our favorite characters tick by skipping the OVAs and movies.

My Hero Academia Watch Order

To watch My Hero Academia in order, you have to access the animated series, the original video animations, and the movies. As mentioned earlier, the anime has six seasons so far.

The OVAs and movies have come in between these seasonal releases, with some years having more than one OVA. There are altogether two OVAs in 2017, a movie in 2018, one OVA and a movie in 2019, a movie in 2021, and three OVAs in 2022. There was also an ONA (Original Net Animation) in 2020 and a special (long-length episode) in 2017.

Here is The Order To Watch My Hero Academia

  • Season 1: My Hero Academia
  • OVA 1: (Jump Festa) My Hero Academia: Save! Rescue Training!
  • Special: My Hero Academia 2: Hero Notebook
  • Season 2: My Hero Academia 2
  • OVA 2: My Hero Academia: Training of the Dead
  • OVA 3: My Hero Academia: All Might: Rising (Two Heroes Special)
  • Movie: My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
  • Season 3: My Hero Academia 3
  • ONA: My Hero Academia: Make It! Do-or-Die Survival Training (Two-Part Special)
  • Season 4: My Hero Academia 4
  • Movie: My Hero Academia the Movie 2: Heroes: Rising
  • Season 5: My Hero Academia 5
  • OVA 4: Hawks: Soothe (World Heroes’ Mission Special)
  • Movie: 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 
  • Season 6: My Hero Academia 6 
  • Season 7: My Hero Academia 7 

How Many Seasons of My Hero Academia Are There?

So far, six seasons of My Hero Academia have aired. The animated series started in 2016 and has released one season per year, excluding 2020 (which had a continuation of season four). The seventh season is expected to premiere in April 2024. However, it may also be the final season of the animated series.

Season 1: My Hero Academia

  • Release Date: 3 April 2016 – 26 June 2016
  • Arcs: U.A. Beginnings Saga; Entrance Exam arc, Quirk Apprehension Test arc, Battle Trial arc, U.S.J. arc 
  • Directors: Takurō Tsukada, Daisuke Tsukushi, Yoshifumi Sasahara, Masato Miyoshi, Satoshi Nakagawa, Geisei Morita, Masashi Abe, Takahiro Natori, Tsuyoshi Tobita, Hakuyu Go, Tomo Ōkubo
  • Episodes: 13

The first season introduces us to the protagonist Izuku Midoriya. He is unfortunately born quirkless (without superpowers), but this never diminished his zeal to be a hero. This season covers his encounter with Japan’s greatest hero, All Might, how he became All Might’s successor, his experience at U.A High, and Class 1-A’s battle with villains led by Tomura.

How to Watch My Hero Academia in Order Including Movies
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Season 2: My Hero Academia 2

  • Release Date: 1 April 2017 – 30 September 2017
  • Arcs: U.A. Beginnings Saga cont’d.; U.A. Sports Festival arc, Hero Killer arc, Final Exams arc  
  • Directors: Tetsuya Miyanishi, Tomo Ōkubo, Hitomi Ezoe, Takudai Kakuchi, Yōhei Fukui, Satoshi Takafuji, Tōru Yoshida, Yūji Ōya, Sayaka Ikeda, Ikurō Satō, Takayuki Yamamoto
  • Episodes: 25

Season two focused on the Sports Festival, Midoriya’s attempt to master his quirk, his battle with classmate Shoto, his Gran Torino, a previous teacher of All Might, and his battle with Hero Killer: Stain.

Season 3: My Hero Academia 3

  • Release Date: 7 April 2018 -28 September 2018
  • Arcs: U.A. Beginnings Saga cont’d.; Forest Training Camp arc, Hideout Raid arc, Provisional Hero License Exam arc
  • Directors: Takudai Kakuchi, Tomo Ōkubo, Tetsuya Miyanishi, Shōji Ikeno, Naoki Hishikawa, Yūsuke Kamata, Yūji Ōya, Satoshi Takafuji, Masahiro Mukai, Takahiro Hasui, Ikurō Satō, Masashi Abe, Kenji Nagasaki
  • Episodes: 25

In season three, Midoriya and his friends tried to save Bakugo, who had been kidnapped by Tomura’s team or The League of Villains. It is revealed that All For One was behind The League of Villains. The students then took their Provisional Hero Exam, and the Big 3 (Mirio, Hada, and Amajiiki) were introduced.

Season 4: My Hero Academia 4 

  • Release Date: 12 October 2019 – 4 April 2020
  • Arcs: Rise of Villains Saga; Shie Hassaikai arc, Remedial Course arc, U.A. School Festival arc 
  • Directors: Naomi Nakayama, Tomo Ōkubo, Masashi Abe, Shōji Ikeno, Tetsuya Miyanishi, Miwa Sasaki, Hidekazu Hara
  • Episodes: 25

The season focused on the heroes’ battle with Overhaul, who had one bullet shot that could eliminate quirks. It also touched on Endeavor’s true motives and a school festival.

Season 5: My Hero Academia 5 

  • Release Date: 27 March 2021 -25 September 2021
  • Arcs: Rise of Villains Saga; Pro Hero arc, Joint Training arc, Meta Liberation Army arc 
  • Directors: Tsuyoshi Tobita, Shōji Ikeno, Ikurō Satō, Tomo Ōkubo, Sayaka Morikawa, Masashi Abe, Takanori Yano, Masatoyo Takada, Takayuki Yamamoto
  • Episodes: 25

Season five focuses on the Joint Training Arc, Midoriya’s new quirk, Blackwhip, their Work Studies program, and internship under Endeavour. The highlight of the season was the battle between the Meta Liberation Army and the League of Villains in Deika City and the collaboration between the two to form the Paranormal Liberation Front.

Season 6: My Hero Academia 6

  • Release Date: 1 October 2022 – 25 March 2023
  • Arcs: Final Act Saga; Endeavor Agency arc, Paranormal Liberation War arc, Tartarus Escapees arc  Star and Stripes arc, U.A. Traitor arc, Final War arc 
  • Directors: Tomo Ōkubo, Shōji Ikeno, Tsuyoshi Tobita, Kazuma Komatsu, Ikurō Satō, Tomohiro Kamitani
  • Episodes: 25

Season six focuses on the battles between the heroes, the students of the U.A. High School, and the Paranormal Liberation Front led by Tomura Shigaraki. It also dealt with the aftermath of the war. Midoriya then leaves the U.A. High School to keep his classmates safe and to help the Pro Heroes in fishing out villains.

How Many Episodes of My Hero Academia Are There?

So with six seasons done and dusted, how many episodes are there altogether? Let’s do the maths;

Season 1: My Hero Academia

  • Episode 1: Izuku Midoriya: Origin
  • Episode 2: What it takes to be a hero
  • Episode 3: Roaring Muscles
  • Episode 4: Start Line
  • Episode 5: What I can do for now
  • Episode 6: Deku vs. Kacchan
  • Episode 7: Rage, you damned nerd
  • Episode 8: Bakugou’s starting line
  • Episode 9: Yeah, just do your best, Iida!
  • Episode 10: Encounter with the Unknown
  • Episode 11: Game over!
  • Episode 12: All Might
  • Episode 13: Upon each of their hearts

Season 2: My Hero Academia 2

  • Episode 14: That’s the Idea, Ochaco
  • Episode 15: Roaring Sports Festival
  • Episode 16: In Their Own Quirky Ways
  • Episode 17: Strategy, Strategy, Strategy
  • Episode 18: Cavalry Battle Finale
  • Episode 19: The Boy Born with Everything
  • Episode 20: Victory or Defeat
  • Episode 21: Battle on, Challengers!
  • Episode 22: Bakugo vs. Uraraka
  • Episode 23: Shoto Todoroki: Origin
  • Episode 24: Fight on, Iida
  • Episode 25: Todoroki vs. Bakugo
  • Episode 26: Time to Pick Some Names
  • Episode 27: Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears
  • Episode 28:  Midoriya and Shigaraki
  • Episode 29: Hero Killer: Stain vs U.A. Students
  • Episode 30: Climax
  • Episode 31: The Aftermath of Hero Killer: Stain
  • Episode 32: Everyone’s Internships
  • Episode 33: Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past
  • Episode 34: Gear up for Final Exams
  • Episode 35: Yaoyorozu: Rising
  • Episode 36: Stripping the Varnish
  • Episode 37: Katsuki Bakugo: Origin
  • Episode 38: Encounter

Season 3: My Hero Academia 3   

  • Episode 39: Game Start
  • Episode 40: Wild, Wild Pussycats
  • Episode 41: Kota
  • Episode 42: My Hero
  • Episode 43: Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!!
  • Episode 44: Roaring Upheaval
  • Episode 45: What a Twist!
  • Episode 46: From Iida to Midoriya
  • Episode 47: All For One
  • Episode 48: Symbol of Peace
  • Episode 49: One For All
  • Episode 50: End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End
  • Episode 51: Moving into Dorms
  • Episode 52: Create Those Ultimate Moves
  • Episode 53: The Test
  • Episode 54: Shiketsu High Lurking
  • Episode 55: Class 1-A
  • Episode 56: RUSH!
  • Episode 57: Rescue Exercises
  • Episode 58: Special Episode: Save the World with Love!
  • Episode 59: What’s the Big Idea?
  • Episode 60: A Talk about Your Quirk
  • Episode 61: Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2
  • Episode 62: A Season for Encounters
  • Episode 63: Unrivaled

Season 4: My Hero Academia 4 

  • Episode 64: The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A
  • Episode 65: Overhaul
  • Episode 66: Boy Meets…
  • Episode 67: Fighting Fate
  • Episode 68: Let’s Go, Gutsy Red Riot
  • Episode 69: An Unpleasant Talk
  • Episode 70: GO!!
  • Episode 71: Suneater of the Big Three
  • Episode 72: Red Riot
  • Episode 73: Temp Squad
  • Episode 74: Lemillion
  • Episode 75: Unforeseen Hope
  • Episode 76: Infinite 100%
  • Episode 77: Bright Future
  • Episode 78: Smoldering Flames
  • Episode 79:  Win Those Kids’ Hearts
  • Episode 80: Relief for License Trainees
  • Episode 81:: School Festival
  • Episode 82: Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part
  • Episode 83: Gold Tips Imperial
  • Episode 84: Deku vs. Gentle Criminal
  • Episode 85: School Festival Start!!
  • Episode 86: Let It Flow! School Festival!
  • Episode 87: Japanese Hero Billboard Chart
  • Episode 88: His Sart

Season 5: My Hero Academia 5  

  • Episode 89: All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A
  • Episode 90: Vestiges
  • Episode 91: Clash! Class A vs. Class B!
  • Episode 92: Make It Happen, Shinso!
  • Episode 93: Operation New Improv Moves
  • Episode 94: Foresight
  • Episode 95: Match 3
  • Episode 96: Match 3 Conclusion
  • Episode 97: Early Bird!
  • Episode 98: That Which Is Inherited
  • Episode 99: Our Brawl
  • Episode 100: The New Power and All For One
  • Episode 101: Have a Merry Christmas!
  • Episode 102: Off to Endeavor’s Agency!
  • Episode 103: One Thing at a Time
  • Episode 104: Long Time No See, Selkie
  • Episode 105: The Hellish Todoroki Family
  • Episode 106: The Unforgiven
  • Episode 107: More of a Hero Than Anyone
  • Episode 108: My Villain Academia
  • Episode 109: Revival Party
  • Episode 110: Sad Man’s Parade
  • Episode 111: Tenko Shimura Origin
  • Episode 112: Tomura Shigaraki: Origin
  • Episode 113: The High, Deep Blue Sky
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Season 6: My Hero Academia 6 

  • Episode 114: A Quiet Beginning
  • Episode 115: Mirko, the No. 5 Hero
  • Episode 116: One’s Justice
  • Episode 117: Inheritance
  • Episode 118: The Thrill of Destruction
  • Episode 119: Encounter, Part 2
  • Episode 120: Disaster Walker
  • Episode 121: League of Villains vs. U.A. Students
  • Episode 122: Katsuki Bakugo: Rising
  • Episode 123: The Ones Within Us
  • Episode 124: Dabi’s Dance
  • Episode 125: Threads of Hope
  • Episode 126: Final Performance
  • Episode 127: Hellish Hell
  • Episode 128: Tartarus
  • Episode 129: The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2
  • Episode 130: The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire
  • Episode 131: Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki
  • Episode 132: Full Power!!
  • Episode 133: Hired Gun
  • Episode 134: The Lovely Lady Nagant
  • Episode 135: Friend
  • Episode 136: Deku vs. Class A
  • Episode 137: A Young Woman’s Declaration
  • Episode 138: No Man Is an Island

Where To Watch My Hero Academia in Order, Including Movies

You can watch My Hero Academia with English subtitles on streaming websites like Crunchyroll, Funimation, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. You can also watch MHA animated series and movies on Netflix in select countries. However, the MHA OVAs are not available on some of the platforms. But not to worry,  the OVAs, alongside the anime and movies, are available for streaming on Crunchyroll.


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