Grab a Free My Hero Academia Anime Season on the PlayStation Store

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In case you were looking for a new superhero show to try, the PlayStation Store might just have the thing you’re looking for. Funimation is offering free My Hero Academia on the PlayStation Store’s video section, giving people the whole first season. Discovered by Twitter tipster Wario64, the promo requires that players just claim the season from the store manually by logging into the North American store via console or android app. Subtitled and English-dubbed versions of the series are available.


Created by Kohei Horikoshi, My Hero Academia posits a near-future “Superhuman Society”, where most people are born with a superpowered “Quirk”. In such a world there exist “Pro Heroes” that fight crime and defend the innocent. Above all other Pro Heroes is All Might, the strongest superhuman and the “Symbol of Peace.” My Hero Academia protagonist Izuku Midoriya was born “quirkless” and without powers, until he encounters All Might, who just so happens to be looking for someone to take over his job as the Symbol of Peace.

My Hero Academia is based on the manga currently running in manga magazine G, and recently wrapped up its fourth season. The first season consists of 12 episodes, and covers events happening up to the encounter at USJ. It has since inspired the fighting games My Hero One’s Justice and My Hero One’s Justice 2, both available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.