The manga was adapted into an anime television series animated by Studio Bones. Its first season aired in Japan from April 3 to June 26, 2016, followed by a second season from April 1 to September 30, 2017. A third season began airing April 7, 2018, as well as an animated film for release in the same year.
On October 29, 2015, the series’ official Twitter announced that My Hero Academia would receive an anime adaptation produced by Studio Bones.
With the anime announced, Toho registered the domain name “heroaca.com” as the anime’s website. The anime is directed by Kenji Nagasaki, written by Yōsuke Kuroda, and feature character designs by Yoshikiko Umakoshi and music composed by Yuki Hayashi. The anime premiered on MBS and other Japan News Network stations in the Nichigo time slot at 5 P.M. on Sundays in Japan. The opening theme is “The Day”, performed by Porno Graffitti and the ending theme is “Heroes”, performed by Brian the Sun. In March 2016, Funimation Entertainment announced they had licensed the series for streaming services, home and broadcast release, as well as obtaining the merchandise rights. It has also been licensed in the United Kingdom by Universal Pictures UK.
A second season was announced in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine’s 30th issue of 2016. It premiered on April 1, 2017 on NTV and YTV, and ended on September 30, 2017, with the staff and cast from the first season returning to reprise their roles. The first opening theme is “Peace Sign” performed by Kenshi Yonezu and the first ending theme is “Dakara, Hitori ja nai”, performed by Little Glee Monster. The second opening theme is “Sora ni Utaeba” performed by amazarashi and the ending theme is “Datte Atashi no Hero” by LiSA.
A third season was announced in the 44th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jumpmagazine of 2017. The simuldub premiered on April 7, 2018. The opening theme is “ODD FUTURE” by UVERworld, while the ending theme is “Update” by miwa.
A video game based on the anime, My Hero Academia: Battle for All, was announced in November 2015. The game was developed by Dimps and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game console, where it released in Japan on May 19, 2016.
A second video game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows will be released in 2018, titled My Hero One’s Justice.
An anime film was announced in December 2017 and will feature an original story set after the manga’s “Final Exam” arc. Titled My Hero Academia the Movie: The Two Heroes, it is scheduled to premiere in Japan on August 3, 2018 with the staff and cast from the anime series returning to reprise their roles.