My Hero Academia is a popular anime adaptation where having superpowers called “quirks” is common. Based on manga written by Kōhei Horikoshi, the series follows the story of, Izuku Midoriya, who doesn’t have powers but dreams of being a superhero.
He gets all his powers from All Might, the top hero, and goes to a superhero school to learn how to use them.
The anime effectively tells its story even with numerous characters, gradually developing both the world and characters to keep it engaging.
However, My Hero Academia achieved a unique record in the anime world with its one-season premiere that even the mightiest anime, such as Attack on Titan, couldn’t surpass, showing its popularity and impact.
My Hero Academia‘s One-Season Premiere Sets Unsurpassed Anime Record
In 2021, when season 5 of My Hero Academia was released, it became the most-watched premiere on the popular anime site MyAnimeList.
Nearly 147,000 users marked the premiere on their profiles, surpassing the previous records set by series like Attack on Titan season four, The Promised Neverland season two, and Dr. Stone: Stone Wars.
The fifth season of My Hero Academia ranked first on the charts, but the runners-up performed strongly. In second place was the final season of Attack on Titan, which garnered nearly 145,000 viewers, making it a strong competitor to My Hero Academia.
What Makes My Hero Academia Better Than Attack On Titan?
Attack on Titan set high standards for animation quality, even in its first season, with its impressive fluidity of motion and exquisite detail in its art style.
When comparing MHA and AOT, the Slant community recommends My Hero Academia as the top choice. My Hero Academia is ranked 1st in the question ‘What are the best animes to watch?‘ while Attack on Titan is ranked 3rd.
According to the Slant, the real reason people chose My Hero Academia over any other anime is:
MC (Izuku Midoriya) in this anime (MHA) is an underdog who becomes stronger. Not only him, the strongest person in the anime (for now) is also an underdog who became the strongest. It is so inspiring to watch their hard work to become stronger and better heroes.