All 3 ‘My Hero Academia’ Sagas & 22 Arcs in Order

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Written by Kōhei Horikoshi, 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 became a global phenomenon, and that popularity also spread to the anime adaptation. My Hero Academia has been in the spotlight for several years and in this article, we will give you an overview of the manga’s arcs so that you can find your way around Horikoshi’s fun and entertaining work.

Editor’s Note: This reading order was updated in April 2023 with Chapter 418, titled Meek Spirits.

How many My Hero Academia volumes, chapters, sagas, and arcs are there?

As we have already noted, My Hero Academia is an ongoing manga series that has been on the market since July 7, 2014, which is an impressive period of time. So far, 418 chapters have been published, with 410 of them being collected in 40 volumes; the remaining written chapters have not yet been collected.

Now, what do these 418 chapters in total amount to in terms of story arcs? The My Hero Academia manga series is usually divided into three major sagas and 22 arcs (so far), with some additional spin-off arcs, the most notable among which is the ongoing My Hero Academia: Vigilantes narrative. In this article, we’re not going to focus on the spin-offs.

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The arcs are of an uneven length and don’t contain the same number of chapters. The shortest among all the arcs is the “Quirk Apprehension Test Arc”, which contains only three chapters, barely beating out the “Entrance Exam Arc”, which only has four.

My Hero Academia sagas and arcs in order

This section will list all the major manga sagas and arcs and give you some basic info about their plots. The arcs are going to be divided based on which source material they are taken from. The arcs are listed in chronological order, not by the release date. Not that the arcs’ names aren’t official and that the whole division is based on unofficial data.

1. U.A. Beginnings Saga

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The saga tells how one day a luminous baby was born in Keikei in China and had a “Quirk.” Soon, everyone across the world would get what they call a Quirk. These powers would then be whether people become heroes or villains. The saga also occurs when Izuku, a young man, enters U.A. High School and has to meet the school’s expectations.

1.1 Entrance Exam Arc

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Number of Chapters: 4
Chapters: 1-4

Chapters in Entrance Exam arc:

  1. Izuku Midoriya: Origin
  2. Roaring Muscles
  3. Entrance Exam
  4. Starting Line

1.2 Quirk Apprehension Test Arc

Quirk Apprehension Test Arc

Number of Chapters: 3
Chapters: 5-7

Chapters in Quirk Apprehension Test arc:

  1. Smashing into Academia
  2. What I Can Do for Now
  3. Costume Change?

1.3 Battle Trial Arc

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Number of Chapters: 4
Chapters: 8-11

Chapters in Battle Trial arc:

  1. Rage, You Damned Nerd
  2. Deku vs. Kacchan
  3. Breaking Bakugo
  4. Bakugo’s Starting Line

1.4 U.S.J. Arc

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Number of Chapters: 10
Chapters: 12-21

Chapters in U.S.J. arc:

  • 12. Yeah, Just Do Your Best, Ida!
  • 13. Rescue Training
  • 14. Encounter with the Unknown
  • 15. Vs.
  • 16. Know Your Enemies
  • 17. Game Over
  • 18. Heroes’ Counterattack
  • 19. All Might
  • 20. The World of Pros
  • 21. In Each of Our Hearts

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1.5 U.A. Sports Festival Arc

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Number of Chapters: 23
Chapters: 22-44

Chapters in U.A. Sports Festival arc:

  • 22. That’s the Idea, Ochaco
  • 23. Roaring Sports Festival
  • 24. Mad Dash and Knockdown
  • 25. In Their Own Quirky Ways
  • 26. Chase Down the Leader
  • 27. Earth-Shatteringly Fateful Negotiations
  • 28. Strats, Strats, Strats
  • 29. Unaware
  • 30. Cavalry-Match Finale
  • 31. The Boy Born with Everything
  • 32. Smile, Prince of Nonsense Land!
  • 33. Shinso’s Situation
  • 34. Victory or Defeat
  • 35. Battle On, Challengers!
  • 36. Bakugo vs. Uraraka
  • 37. Midoriya and Endeavor
  • 38. Todoroki vs. Midoriya
  • 39. Shoto Todoroki: Origin
  • 40. Emancipation
  • 41. Fight On, Ida
  • 42. Final-Match Time
  • 43. Todoroki vs. Bakugo
  • 44. Relaxing Day Off

1.6 Vs. Hero Killer Arc

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Number of Chapters: 15
Chapters: 45-59

Chapters in Vs. Hero Killer arc:

  1. Midoriya and Shigaraki
  2. Kill ‘Em Dead
  3. No, Knock It Off, Ida
  4. Hero Killer Stain vs. U.A. Students
  5. From Todoroki to Ida
  6. Re: Ingenium
  7. Conclusion?!
  8. Conclusion
  9. The Aftermath of Hero Killer Stain
  10. Internship’s End
  11. Listen Up!! A Tale from the Past

1.7 Final Exams Arc

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Number of Chapters: 10
Chapters: 60-69

Chapters in Final Exams arc:

  • 60. Gear Up for Final Exams
  • 61. The Worst Combo
  • 62. Katsuki Bakugo: Origin
  • 63. Yaoyorozu Rising
  • 64. The Task at Hand
  • 65. Wall
  • 66. Midoriya’s Observations
  • 67. Stripping the Varnish
  • 68. Encounter
  • 69. Interview with Midoriya

1.8 Forest Training Camp Arc

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Number of Chapters: 14
Chapters: 70-83

Chapters in Forest Training Camp arc:

  • 70. Wild, Wild, Pussycats
  • 71. Kota
  • 72. Day Two
  • 73. Good Evening
  • 74. Smoke Signal
  • 75. Stake Your Life, Hero!
  • 76. My Hero
  • 77. It’s Okay
  • 78. Whirling Chaos
  • 79. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!!
  • 80. Establishing the Bakugo Bodyguard Brigade
  • 81. Roaring Upheaval
  • 82. What a Twist!
  • 83. Loss

1.9 Hideout Raid Arc

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Number of Chapters: 14
Chapters: 84-97

Chapters in Hideout Raid arc:

  • 84. From Ida to Midoriya
  • 85. Nothing but Fools
  • 86. Before the Storm
  • 87. Clash
  • 88. All For One
  • 89. All for a Certain One
  • 90. Reach Out
  • 91. Symbol of Peace
  • 92. One For All
  • 93. One For All’s Ember
  • 94. From Teacher to Disciple
  • 95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End
  • 96. Home Visits
  • 97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom

2. Rise of Villains Saga

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The Saga begins with the transfer of high school students from Yuei to a boarding school in order to guarantee their safety. Class 1-A must now aim to acquire their provisional license. The whole class gets the permit except for two students, Katsuki and Shoto.

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2.1 Provisional Hero License Exam Arc

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Number of Chapters: 24
Chapters: 98-121

Chapters in Provisional Hero License Exam arc:

  • 98. Moving into Dorms
  • 99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits
  • 100. Creating Ultimate Moves
  • 101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume
  • 102. On Cloud Nine
  • 103. The Test
  • 104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths!
  • 105. Shiketsu High Lurking
  • 106. Class 1-A
  • 107. Denki Kaminari’s Thoughts
  • 108. RUSH!
  • 109. Rescue Exercise
  • 110. Rescue Exercise Continued
  • 111. Smoldering Start
  • 112. What’s the Big Idea?
  • 113. Test’s Aftermath
  • 114. Results’ Aftermath
  • 115. Unleashed
  • 116. Meeting in Tartarus
  • 117. A Talk About Your Quirk
  • 118. Meaningless Battle
  • 119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2
  • 120. The Three
  • 121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony

2.2 Shie Hassaikai Arc

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Number of Chapters: 41
Chapters: 122-162

Chapters in Shie Hassaikai arc:

  • 122. A Season for Encounters
  • 123. Unrivaled
  • 124. Trouble Ahead!! Episode: Work Studies
  • 125. Overhaul
  • 126. Open Up, World
  • 127. Sir Nighteye and Izuku Midoriya and Mirio Togata and All Might
  • 128. Boy Meets…
  • 129. Eri
  • 130. Listen to the Truth
  • 131. Fighting Fate
  • 132. The Plan
  • 133. Catch Up, Kirishima
  • 134. Let’s Go, Gutsy Red Riot
  • 135. An Unpleasant Talk
  • 136. Close at Hand!!
  • 137. Restraint!!
  • 138. Go!!
  • 139. Shudder! The Underground Labyrinth
  • 140. Suneater of the Big Three
  • 141. Hassaikai: Behind the Scenes
  • 142. Shield and Shield, Spear and Shield
  • 143. Let’s Rumble, Rappa!!
  • 144. Red Riot, Part 1
  • 145. Red Riot, Part 2
  • 146. Temp Squad
  • 147. Twoga!!
  • 148. The Anguish of Young Twoga
  • 149. Don’t Get Mad, Irinaka
  • 150. Mirio Togata
  • 151. Mirio Togata!!
  • 152. Lemillion
  • 153. Transform!
  • 154. Unforeseen Hope
  • 155. Saviors, the Saved and a Hero’s Place
  • 156. The Power of Those Saved
  • 157. Infinite 100 Percent
  • 158. Chisaki’s Warped Compassion
  • 159. It’s Over!!
  • 160. Expressway
  • 161. Bright Future
  • 162. Suitable One

2.3 Remedial Course Arc

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Number of Chapters: 6
Chapters: 163-168

Chapters in Remedial Course arc:

  • 163. Smoldering Flames
  • 164. Masegaki
  • 165. Win Those Kids’ Hearts
  • 166. Be Proud, License Trainees
  • 167. Number One Hero’s Starting Line
  • 168. The Strange Tale of Aoyama

2.4 U.A. School Festival Arc

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Number of Chapters: 15
Chapters: 169-183

Chapters in U.A. School Festival arc:

  • 169. School Festival
  • 170. With Eri
  • 171. Gentle and La Brava
  • 172. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 1)
  • 173. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part (Part 2)
  • 174. Golden Tips Imperial
  • 175. Morning, the Day Of
  • 176. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal
  • 177. At the Construction Site
  • 178. The Woman Called La Brava
  • 179. School Festival Start!!
  • 180. Unbeknownst
  • 181. For Someone Else
  • 182. Let It Flow! School Festival!
  • 183. Festival All Day Long!!

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2.5 Pro Hero Arc

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Number of Chapters: 10
Chapters: 184-193

Chapters in Pro Hero arc:

  • 184. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart
  • 185. Wing Hero: Hawks
  • 186. Endeavor and Hawks
  • 187. Flaming Roar! vs. Nomu: High-End
  • 188. Your Father, the Number One Hero
  • 189. Why He Gets Back Up
  • 190. His Start
  • 191. Dabi, Hawks, Endeavor
  • 192. The Todoroki Family
  • 193. Vestiges

2.6 Joint Training Arc

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Number of Chapters: 24
Chapters: 194-217

Chapters in Joint Training arc:

  • 197. Quaotic Quirkstravaganza
  • 198. Know Where You Stand when It Counts!!
  • 199. Operation New Improv Moves!
  • 200. Clever Commander!
  • 201. Foresight
  • 202. Match 3
  • 203. Flexible! Juzo Honenuki!
  • 204. Tuning Up
  • 205. Detour
  • 206. Match 3 Conclusion
  • 207. Early Bird!
  • 208. Match 4 Conclusion
  • 209. Match 5 Start
  • 210. The One For All Dream
  • 211. That Which Is Inherited
  • 212. That Which Is Inherited, Part 2
  • 213. Realm of Souls
  • 214. Our Brawl
  • 215. Final Face-Off! Midoriya vs. Shinso!
  • 216. Class A vs. Class B: Conclusion!
  • 217. The New Power and All For One

2.7 Meta Liberation Army Arc

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Number of Chapters: 23
Chapters: 218-240

Chapters in Metal Liberation arc:

  • 218. The Meta Liberation Army
  • 219. Go, Slidin’ Go!
  • 220. My Villain Academia
  • 221. Memento from All For One
  • 222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion
  • 223. Cockroaches
  • 224. Revival Party
  • 225. Interview with a Vampire
  • 226. Bloody Love
  • 227. Sleepy
  • 228. Wounded Soul
  • 229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day
  • 230. Sad Man’s Parade
  • 231. Path
  • 232. Meta Abilities and Quirks
  • 233. Bright Future
  • 234. Destruction Sense
  • 235. Tenko Shimura: Origin
  • 236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2
  • 237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin
  • 238. Liberation
  • 239. Successor
  • 240. Power

2.8 Endeavor Agency Arc

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Number of Chapters: 12
Chapters: 241-252

Chapters in Endeavor Agency arc:

  • 241. Do That Interview!
  • 242. Have a Merry Christmas!
  • 243. Off to Endeavor’s Agency!
  • 244. Recommended Reading
  • 245. Rise to Action
  • 246. Message
  • 247. Status Report!
  • 248. One Thing at a Time
  • 249. The Hellish Todoroki Family
  • 250. Ending
  • 251. Just One Week
  • 252. The Unforgiven

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2.9 Paranormal Liberation War Arc

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Number of Chapters: 54
Chapters: 253-306

Chapters in Paranormal Liberation War arc:

  • 253. Shirakumo
  • 254. More of a Hero than Anyone
  • 255. Hero Hopeful
  • 256. The High, Deep Blue Sky
  • 257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever
  • 258. Friends
  • 259. A Quiet Beginning
  • 260. Life’s Work
  • 261. High-Ends
  • 262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero
  • 263. I Wanna Be with You Guys!!
  • 264. One’s Justice
  • 265. Villains and Heroes
  • 266. Happy Life
  • 267. Flames
  • 268. Scramble!
  • 269. The Three of Us
  • 270. Inheritance
  • 271. Dark Cloud
  • 272. Good Morning!
  • 273. The Thrill of Destruction
  • 274. Search
  • 275. Encounter, Part 2
  • 276. You Cheated…!
  • 277. Who…?
  • 278. Disaster Walker
  • 279. League of Villains Vs. U.A. Students
  • 280. Red Riot, Part 3
  • 281. Plus Ultra
  • 282. Footfall of Destruction
  • 283. 75
  • 284. Deep Blue Battle
  • 285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising
  • 286. The Ones Within Us
  • 287. Mistake
  • 288. Save Takeo!!
  • 289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away
  • 290. Dabi’s Dance
  • 291. Thanks For Going Strong
  • 292. Threads of Hope
  • 293. Hero-Saturated Society
  • 294. Final Performance
  • 295. Tenacious
  • 296. Hellish Hell
  • 297. Tartarus
  • 298. Sounds of Collapse
  • 299. Like Those Tragic Tales
  • 300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2
  • 301. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 1
  • 302. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 2
  • 303. Top Three
  • 304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi
  • 305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki
  • 306. The Final Act Begins

3. Final Act Saga

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After the Paranormal Liberation War, the heroic society collapses and Japan’s most dangerous villains released from Tartarus like All For One or Lady Nagant, as well as Tomura Shigaraki and the Paranormal Liberation Front, wait in the shadows to launch their next attack. Izuku, chased by the villains, leaves U.A. for the safety of his comrades, he teams up with All Might, Endeavor, Hawks and Beast Jeanist to stop some villains and prepare for the final fight.

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3.1 Dark Hero Arc

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Number of Chapters: 22
Chapters: 307-328

Chapters in Dark Hero Arc

  • 307. Been a While!!
  • 308. Full Power!!
  • 309. Can’t Be a Child Anymore
  • 310. Masters and Pupil
  • 311. Here We Go!!
  • 312. Hired Gun
  • 313. High-Speed Long-Range Mobile Cannon
  • 314. The Lovely Lady Nagant
  • 315. Platitudes
  • 316. Your Turn
  • 317. Scars, Blood, Filth
  • 318. Reckless
  • 319. Friend
  • 320. Deku vs. Class A
  • 321. From Class A to One For All
  • 322. Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight
  • 323. That Single Step
  • 324. A Young Woman’s Declaration
  • 325. The Bonds of One For All
  • 326. Who Are You Really?
  • 327. Rest!!
  • 328. No Man Is an Island

3.2 Star and Stripe Arc

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Number of Chapters: 6
Chapters: 329-334

Chapters in Star and Stripe arc

  • 329. In the Nick of Time! A Big-Time Maverick from the West!
  • 330. Me and Myself
  • 331. United States of America
  • 332. State-of-the-Art Hypersonic Intercontinental Cruise…
  • 333. Specter
  • 334. Parting Gift

3.3 U.A. Traitor Arc

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Number of Chapters: 8
Chapters: 335-342

Chapters in U.A. Traitor arc

  • 335. Zygotes
  • 336. Villain
  • 337. A Disposable Life
  • 338. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 1
  • 339. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 2
  • 340. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 3
  • 341. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part Minus 1
  • 342. The Extreme Quiet Before The Storm

3.4 Final War Arc

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Number of Chapters: 60+
Chapters: 343 – ongoing

Chapters in Final War arc:

  • 343. Let You Down
  • 344. Stars
  • 345. Division
  • 346. Super Hyper Unfair Broken Stage
  • 347. Inflation
  • 348. Unrequited
  • 349. Battle Flame
  • 350. Bound to a Fiery Fate
  • 351. Two Flashfires
  • 352. Ultimate Moves
  • 353. Endeavor
  • 354. Oopsie Daisy!!
  • 355. Extras
  • 356. Regarding the Enemy
  • 357. Wounded Hero, Burning Bright and True!!
  • 358. The Guy Who’s Made Some Progress
  • 359. Place of Learning
  • 360. Despite It All…
  • 361. Abnormal Happenings
  • 362. Light Fades to Rain
  • 363. Those Who Defend, Those Who Violate
  • 364. Why We Wield Power
  • 365. No. 4 and No. 5
  • 366. Full Moon
  • 367. Deku vs. All For One
  • 368. Rev Up, One For All
  • 369. A Chain of Events, Across the Ages
  • 370. HIStory
  • 371. Together with Shoji
  • 372. Naked
  • 373. Friends
  • 374. Butterfly Effect
  • 375. Chaotic Confusion
  • 376. On Knife’s Edge
  • 377. The Chain Thus Far
  • 378. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 4
  • 379. Hopes
  • 380. A Skosh
  • 381. Dark
  • 382. Don’t Let Him Go
  • 383. Meek Spirits
  • 384. It’s a Small World
  • 385. The Impulses of Youth
  • 386. I AM HERE
  • 387. Congealing
  • 388. Toya
  • 389. Assurance and Prayers
  • 390. Shoto Todoroki Rising
  • 391. Rejecting The World
  • 392. Villain Name
  • 393. A Girl’s Ego
  • 394. Ochaco Uraraka vs. Himiko Toga
  • 395. Built Upon the Joy of Others
  • 396. Battle Without A Quirk
  • 397. Trash Cleanup
  • 398. Toshinori Yagi: Rising/Origin
  • 399. Organic, Mingling Clusters of Light
  • 400. Beyond Limits
  • 401. The Lunatic
  • 402. The Tearful Days
  • 403. The End of An Era and the Beginning
  • 404. We Love You, All Might!!
  • 405. The Final Boss!!
  • 406. Get a Grip on Your Quirk
  • 407. An Exceptional Child
  • 408. The Eyes Tell All!!
  • 409. Quirk: Explosion!!
  • 410: Farewell, All For One!!
  • 411: History’s Greatest Villain
  • 412: History’s Maddest Hero
  • 413: Leaden Mass
  • 414: Overlay
  • 415: Rejection
  • 416: Wrench it Open Izuku Midoriya!
  • 417: Shimura
  • 418: Meek Spirits

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