Netflix Gains One Of The Most Popular Modern Animes Ever

By TeeJay Small | Published

According to an announcement via X (formerly Twitter) Netflix has acquired the streaming rights to a host of anime shows, sure to appeal to the platform’s growing audience of anime fans. The anime series My Hero Academia is set to join Netflix by the end of 2024.

My Hero Academia Coming To Netflix

My Hero Academia is widely regarded as one of the best modern anime shows ever made.

The first four seasons of the acclaimed animated program are poised to join the streamer soon, though no exact date has been provided.

Netflix has become a hub for anime series in recent years, with My Hero Academia serving as the first in a long list of new Japanese-origin arrivals.

Joining The Netflix Anime Ranks


Other shows expected to join the Netflix roster between now and December include season 1 of Spy x Family and Jujutsu Kaisen, as well as seasons 1-4 of Black Clover and Haikyu.

The streamer has also continued to launch original anime shows and live-action remakes of popular anime offerings like One Piece.

Society With Superpowers

Long before Netflix picked up My Hero Academia, the series made waves with international audiences for its inventive writing, complex characters, and fascinating, relevant storylines.

The series takes place in a world where most of the human population has contracted superpowers, making superheroes and villains as ordinary as grocers, barbers, and even podcasters.

As society adjusts to the plethora of super-powered individuals, some heroes are inducted into elite ranks and called upon for Avengers-level threats, and others are used like firemen retrieving cats from tree branches.

Not Everyone Gets The Power

My Hero Academia

Of course, a select few members of the population in the series are left with no super-powered quirks at all, relegating them to helplessness in the face of daily giant monster battles.

In the first episodes of the show, a young boy named Izuku Midoriya inherits a quirk from his idol, an ultra-powerful hero named All Might. This sends Izuku on a path of self-discovery and heavy training.

If you’re interested in learning more about the fascinating series, Netflix will soon have plenty of hours of My Hero Academia available to stream.

My Hero Academia For Six Seasons

My Hero Academia

The full series has run for 6 seasons, totaling over 130 episodes and counting, with a seventh season on pace to premiere later this year. At this time, Netflix has only secured the rights to list the first four seasons of My Hero Academia, amounting to 88 total half-hour episodes on the streamer.

Though there is no word yet on Netflix’s plan to acquire the streaming rights to the rest of the show’s catalog, subscribers can safely assume the gears are turning behind the scenes to get the entire show up and running.

Streaming My Hero Academia On Netflix

My Hero Academia

The first four seasons of My Hero Academia each tout a massive achievement in their 100 percent certified fresh critic scores on the review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, signaling an incredible level of viewer satisfaction.

For those interested in catching the series, Netflix will surely have more information on when My Hero Academia will land on their service very soon.