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15 Best Manga Like My Hero Academia You Need to Read

My Hero Academia has become one of the most popular manga and anime series of the modern era. This superhero shonen work is considered to be part of the modern “Big Three” alongside Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen. The manga has been published since July 7, 2014 and is currently on volume 33. In this article, we are going to bring you a list of the 15 best manga you’ll love if you’ve loved My Hero Academia.

Original Run: June 14, 2012 – present
Number of Volumes: 24

Saitama is an unemployed, depressed young man with no deep purpose in his life. One day, he meets a crab man who is looking for a young boy “with a chin split like an ass” in his words. Saitama ends up meeting this young boy and decides to save him from the crab man, whom he manages to beat with difficulty.

From then on, Saitama decides to become a superhero and trains for three years very seriously: 100 push-ups, 100 squats, 100 abs and 10 km of daily running and there are no heating or air conditioning conditions. At the end of his training “so intense that he loses his hair”, he notices that he has become so strong that he can now beat all his opponents with a single punch.

Original Run: September 21, 1999 – November 10, 2014
Number of Volumes: 72

The story begins during Naruto’s adolescence, around the age of twelve. Orphan dunce and great prankster, he does all possible stupid things to get noticed. His dream: to become the best Hokage in order to be recognized by the inhabitants of his village. Indeed, the nine-tailed fox demon sealed within him has fueled the fear and contempt of the other villagers, who, over time, no longer differentiate between Kyūbi and Naruto.

Despite this, Naruto trains hard in order to become genin, the first level among ninjas. After failing the genin exam 3 times, he finally manages to receive his Konoha forehead protector. He is then included in a team of three ninja apprentices, with Sakura Haruno and the talented Sasuke Uchiha who wants to avenge the people dear to him, by killing his brother Itachi Uchiha.

Original Run: May 9, 2016 – present
Number of Volumes: 16

Since his father became Hokage and holds the highest office in the village of Konoha, Boruto Uzumaki, son of Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyūga, lives in his shadow. Always seeking to attract the attention of the latter, he took the firm resolution to surpass him. But the life led by high-flying ninjas is punctuated by complex missions and rigorous training, he will also learn the hard way that becoming the best ninja is not an easy task.

In the company of Sarada Uchiha, the daughter of Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno and Mitsuki the son of Orochimaru, Boruto will therefore discover the universe of ninjas, as well as its foundations.

Original Run: December 3, 1984 – June 5, 1995
Number of Volumes: 42

This anime tells the story of Son Goku, a little boy who is very good at martial arts, and who has a mysterious monkey tail. He meets a young woman named Bulma, and the two go together in search of the Dragon Balls (seven magic crystal balls which allow, if they are united, to invoke the dragon Shenron, then offering to grant the wish of the one who pronounces a specific formula in front of him), meeting many adversaries along the way (most of them being competitors in the quest for the famous balls, often with selfish or even evil intentions), some of whom later become allies, such as Yamcha or Ten Chin Han.

Original Run: March 5, 2018 – present
Number of Volumes: 18

Yuji Itadori is an out-of-the-ordinary high school student who lives in Sendai with his grandfather. Despite his innate talent for sports, he refuses to join the sports team due to his aversion to athletics. Instead, he chooses to join the occult research club, where he can relax and leave school by 5 pm to visit his grandfather in the hospital.

While on his deathbed, his grandfather invites him to “always help others” and recommends that he “die surrounded by people”. After his grandfather’s death, he meets Megumi Fushiguro, a sorcerer who informs him of the existence of a high-level cursed talisman in the school Yuji attended. Meanwhile, his friends from the occult club, in possession of the talisman, open the seal placed on it and attract all the curses in the school on them.

Reaching the school but unable to defeat the curses due to her lack of magical powers, Yuji swallows the finger (the true form of the talisman) to protect Megumi and her friends, becoming the host of Ryomen Sukuna, a very powerful curse. Despite being possessed, Yuji is still able to maintain control of his body.

As a curse, Yuji should have been executed, but thanks to Gojo Satoru (the most powerful and responsible sorcerer of the first-year alumni at the Tokyo Institute of Occult Arts), the upper echelons of the world of witchcraft agree to postpone the execution. until he has absorbed all 20 fragments of Sukuna’s soul (i.e., her 20 fingers), so as to definitively exorcise the curse.

Original Run: March 16, 1998 – present (on hiatus)
Number of Volumes: 36

Twelve years before the start of the story, Ging Freecss abandoned his son Gon in the hands of his aunt Mito on Whale Island. Gon, who always believed that his parents were dead, discovers one day thanks to his father’s apprentice, Kite, that he is still alive and has become one of the best hunters, elite individuals and accredited for tracking of secret treasures, exotic beasts, and even other individuals.

Motivated by this revelation, Gon decides to leave his home and take the Hunter Exam, a series of challenges that seek to test the skills, survival, and teamwork of its participants.

Original Run: February 15, 2016 – May 18, 2020
Number of Volumes: 23

In Taishō-era Japan, Tanjirō Kamado is the first child of a family of coal merchants whose father has died: to support the family, he sells charcoal in the village below the Mountain. Despite the difficulties of life, they manage to find little happiness in their daily lives. One day, due to rumors circulating about a man-eating demon hanging around after dark, he is forced to spend the night with a Good Samaritan in the village.

Only, everything changes on his return when he detects, thanks to his keen sense of smell, a strong smell of blood: he rushes home and finds his family massacred.

Original Run: September 9, 2009 – April 9, 2021
Number of Volumes: 34

In the year 845, a giant about sixty meters high appears and with a kick creates a breach in the outer wall of Wall Maria, near the district of Shiganshina. The giants swarm inside it, devouring as many humans as possible, while these try in vain to defend themselves and transfer as many people as possible within the second circle of walls; but before the men are able to close the inner door of the walls, an armored giant smashes it through and the humans are forced to fall back on the Wall Rose.

Later they attempt a desperate reconquest of the lost territory, about a third of the total, which fails miserably. The enormous loss of men contributes to the food shortage created by the loss of such a large territorial portion. The colossal giant and the armored giant disappear mysteriously after clearing the way for their fellow men.

Original Run: August 7, 2001 – August 22, 2016
Number of Volumes: 74

The 15-year-old high school student Ichigo Kurosaki has had the ability to see ghosts since childhood. One day he meets the shinigami Rukia Kuchiki who is hunting a hollow. Seriously injured during the fight, she is forced to transfer her powers to Ichigo to defeat the hollow in her stead. Until Rukia recovers, Ichigo must now do the work of a shinigami.

Rukia enrolls at Ichigo’s school and moves into his closet. Over time, the two become friends. Since Rukia Kuchiki has exceeded her stay in the human world, Rukia is forcibly returned to Soul Society by her stepbrother, the commander of the 6th Division of the Gotei 13, Byakuya Kuchiki, and his lieutenant, Renji Abarai, where all deceased souls, including the Shinigami reside.

Original Run: July 22, 1997 – present
Number of Volumes: 101

Twenty-two years after Gol D. Roger’s execution, the interest in the One Piece treasure is waning. Many have given up on it, some even wonder if it really exists. Although pirates are still a threat to the locals, the Navy has become more effective in countering their attacks on all four seas: East Blue, North Blue, West Blue, and South Blue.

However, this change did not deter Monkey D. Luffy, a young boy, from wanting to become the successor to the legendary Roger. He will thus set off on an adventure, giving himself the first objective of creating a crew in order to reach the Grand Line sea, where the fever of the “great wave of piracy” continues to rage, and where many big names in the piracy are in pursuit of the One Piece, supposed to be on the last island of this great sea, Laugh Tale.

Original Run: July 3, 2020 – present
Number of Volumes: 6

Japan is constantly invaded by creatures called “kaiju”, monsters of different shapes and sizes that cause catastrophe and destruction wherever they go. Due to this, there is the “Defense Corps”, a service that is in charge of annihilating and killing the kaiju when they arrive in the cities, and the “Monster Sweeper”, a service that is in charge of cleaning the corpses of the kaiju in the cities when they are exterminated by the Defense Corps.

Kafka Hibino is a 32-year-old man who works in “Monster Sweeper”, but who previously aspired to work in the Defense Corps, but gave up over the years, in fact, he had made a promise in his childhood with his childhood friend to enter the body and fight together, but at this point, he already saw it as impossible.

Kafka’s life changes when a new boy arrives at the Monster Sweeper, Reno Ichikawa, who intends to work there to gain experience with the kaiju and enter the Defense Corps. After his first job with Reno, who motivates Kafka to enter the Defense Corps, Kafka decides to resume his dream and fulfill his promise, until both are attacked by a residual kaiju and end up in the hospital.

At that moment, a small, flying kaiju appears and enters Kafka’s body through his mouth, giving Kafka the ability to transform into a kaiju. Now, Kafka, who is publicly known in his kaiju form as “Kaijuu No. 8” (due to being the eighth kaiju to appear in the year), must avoid revealing his kaiju identity at all costs if he wants to fulfill his dream and keep your promise.

Original Run: August 1, 2019 – present
Number of Volumes: 13

Since the middle of the 21st century, all forms of warfare have disappeared from the face of the Earth after the appearance of a superhero in every country of the world. Their objective? Maintain peace, justice and order. In Japan, Teru Momijiyama was chosen to become her country’s heroine but… she’s very shy. She’s not very popular, but she’s dedicated to helping others and using her abilities to the best of their abilities to eliminate the great threat to the planet.

Original Run: February 16, 2015 – present
Number of Volumes: 31

When humanity was about to fall to an ancient demon, a single wizard saved it and defeated it. Later that wizard became a legend and was named Wizard King. After that event, the Clover Kingdom enjoyed peace through generations of wise men and nine subordinate magical orders. Asta and Yuno are orphans who were raised together from birth after being abandoned at a church orphanage in Hage, located in the forgotten area of ​​the Clover Kingdom at the same time.

In a world where everyone has Magical Power, whose ability to control it comes naturally: Asta is the only person born without magic, leading him to train physically as compensation. In contrast, Yuno was born a prodigy with immense magical power and the talent to control it. At the age of 15, Asta and Yuno have the ability to become magicians known as Magic Knights by receiving their respective grimoires, with which all magical power is channeled.

Original Run: July 2, 2012 – March 25, 2016
Number of Volumes: 21

The story takes place at the prestigious Kunugigaoka Middle School. Koro-sensei is a strange creature who claims to have suddenly destroyed 70% of the Moon. He then plans to destroy Earth next March for unknown reasons. He then introduces himself to the Japanese government and announces that he wants to become the homeroom teacher of Class 3-E at Kunugigaoka Middle School so that he can train them as assassins and eliminate a very specific target: himself, their own teacher.

The students of this class will therefore have the objective of assassinating their teacher in order to save the Earth, the reward being 10 billion yen. However, a problem arises: Koro-sensei moves at Mach 20, has tentacles with infinite functions and, moreover, he is an excellent teacher! The government will agree so they can keep an eye on it on the condition that Koro-sensei does not harm the students; but will the students succeed in their mission before the set date?

Original Run: August 2007 – June 26, 2013
Number of Volumes: 12

This manga introduces us to Shûto Katsuragi, a young high school student dreaming of becoming a superhero despite his small size, but in no way diminishing his passion for them and his desire to one day obtain his superhero license and thus don the costume.

In the universe of this manga, superheroes are commonplace and their roles go beyond that of stopping the thugs, they are indeed sponsored by various companies, thus making real living advertisements.

What would happen if Shûto saw his dreams shattered by becoming a supervillain despite himself? This manga tells this story and reveals to us over the volumes a world much less Manichean than the simple superhero vs. supervillain rivalry.

1. One-Punch Man

2. Naruto

3. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

4. Dragon Ball

5. Jujutsu Kaisen

6. Hunter × Hunter

7. Demon Slayer

8. Attack on Titan

9. Bleach

10. One Piece

11. Kaiju No. 8

12. SHY

13. Black Clover

14. Assassination Classroom

15. Ratman

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