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In Western culture we have many comics, cartoons, movies and series of heroes. Do the Japanese also create anime about superheroes? In this article, we are going to see an extensive list of manga and anime of heroes like Boku no Hero and others.

Boku no Hero Academia - The School of Heroes

In this anime more than 80% of the population has some individuality (or power), which generates a growing wave of villains and heroes. Midoriya Izuku is a boy in love with superheroes, he wants to become one, but he doesn't have any individuality.

One day he meets the greatest hero of all Might who invites him to be his successor, passing on his powers to him. From there he enters the greatest school of heroes to learn to control his new powers that the body can't handle.

Boku no Hero Academia is a huge success, one of the new mainstays of Shounen Jump, with many seasons and movies. You must have probably watched it, otherwise I recommend giving it a go, even with the first half slow season.

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One-Punch-man - Fighting boredom

In One-Punch-man we follow the unsung hero called Saitama, probably the most powerful man in the universe capable of destroying anything with just one punch (in theory). He lives in a chaotic world full of villains and heroes.

Saitama got so strong who can't find a fun fight, living in great boredom. The anime is quite funny, full of satire, comedy and with a really interesting and captivating backstory, with well-crafted secondary characters.

In this universe, heroes participate in a kind of popularity ranking, villains do gigantic damage that make a hero question the usefulness of a hero. If you haven't watched One-Punch-man yet, maybe it's time!

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Tiger & Bunny - Sponsored Heroes

In Sternbuild City, corporate logos not only cover billboards, but also the costumes of the superpowered heroes who act as their protectors. You justice warriors veterans and newcomers compete in a reality show that offers points for arresting criminals while also giving champion sponsors a chance to promote their brand.

When the low-ranking Wild Tiger loses his support after a series of outrageous and unsuccessful rescues, he finds himself paired up with a spotlight seeker named Barnaby.

But with their totally different personalities, will the duo be able to save their beloved Sternbuild City and win the game show, or will their constant tension be the undoing of the world's first team of heroes?

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Inuyashiki - The Last Hero

In this incredible anime, an elderly man with cancer ends up being reconstructed by aliens as a super powerful robot. At the same time a young psychopath also undergoes the same transformation. The anime has a lot of action and reflection on life.

The young psychopath starts using his powers to commit sinister crimes, while the old man uses his powers to save people and play a hero. What will the outcome of this story be?

Inuyashiki is a very interesting and impactful anime, its only negative point is the use of CG, but it's not as bad as some previous works. It really is worth watching this very different anime from the conventional.

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Samurai Flamenco - A realistic anime?

Hazama Masayoshi is a successful role model who has been passionate about masked heroes since he was a child – so much so that, as an adult, he decided to become Samurai Flamenco: the masked hero of justice!

But much to his dismay, the job isn't as easy as it seems and during his first night as Samurai Flamenco, the man is knocked out and saved by police officer Hidenori Goto. Vowing to keep his secret, Hidenori quickly becomes a friend and partner.

Things get complicated when the media is determined to discover Samurai Flamenco's true identity. Plus, your actions also trigger impersonators, flooding the city with other masked heroes!

This anime had everything to be one of the best hero anime in the world, with a well-crafted premise, showing people trying to be real heroes, but unfortunately things get out of whack. Despite that, it might be interesting to watch.

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Zetman - The dark hero

Jin is an energetic young man who lives in a slum and lives doing good deeds for money. However, when his mentor dies during a fight with a strange monster, he finally learns the meaning of death.

With superhuman abilities and a group of mysterious men looking for him under the name Zet, over the years Jin has found himself drawn into a world of creatures with dangerous powers called "Players".

But what is Jin really, and with his ruthless methods of defeating these threats, is he really a hero for justice or simply another dangerous monster? A typical Japanese Hero story! The manga is also available in Brazil.

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Types of Superheroes anime

The anime we've seen before are the most popular of the superhero genre, but it's worth remembering that almost every shounen anime has a hero as a protagonist or characters with scientific powers or not. Here are some sub-genres:

Western superhero anime

On our website we have an article that talks about Marvel and DC Western Superhero Anime. That's right, in partnership with some Japanese studios, we have some great hero anime in the west.

In that article you will see anime of the avengers, X-men, iron man and Wolverine. Unfortunately these anime are not so successful in Japan or even among Western Otaku, but they can be seen on American TV.

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Mahou Shoujo hero anime

When entering the Superheroes category of my research source, I ended up finding hundreds of anime of the Mahou Shoujo genre, which are basically girls who transform and gain powers, most of the time in a magical way.

This is part of a traditional Japanese genre called Henshin Heroes, basically are characters that transform into beings with special powers, usually using a item that changes their clothes and grants their special abilities.

They can be a superhero wearing a mask, a magical girl, or something else. Among them we have the famous Sailor Moon, Tokyo Mew Mew, Pretty Cure, Cutie Honey and many others. We recommend reading the article about Mahou Shoujo anime.

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Japanese style hero anime

As well as the aforementioned style henshin heros, Japanese superheroes have other peculiar characteristics. Some are based on tokusatsu, because they were successful in the 80's, many of the superhero anime are very old.

Within the Tokusatsu heroes we have anime with Metal Heroes, a franchise produced by Toei for Japanese television in the 1980s and 1990s. The protagonists are typically androids, cyborgs, or people wearing metallic armor.

We can mention anime like Kamen Rider, Ultraman, Cyborg 009, Sentai Robin, Kinnikuman, Catman and Skull Man. We also have game anime like Megaman, classics like Astro Boy and Yatterman. There are many Japanese hero anime.

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List of Superheroes Anime

To end the article, we will leave a complete list of superhero anime, following their year of release in order of the most popular:

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One-Punch Man2015
My Hero Academia2016
Tiger & Bunny2011
Inuyashiki: Last Hero2017
I tried Senshi Sunred2008
Youkai Gakuen Y: I'm not in Souguu2019
hugto! pretty cure2018
Heartcatch Pretty Cure!2010
Healin' Good Pretty Cure2020
Go! Princess Pretty Cure2015
Garo The Animation2014
Garo: Vanishing Line2017
Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure!2016
Star Twinkle Pretty Cure2019
Concrete Revolution: The Last Song2016
City Hunter1979
Fresh Pretty Cure!2009
Suite Pretty Cure♪2011
Gozonji! Gekkou Kamen-kun Note: This text is in Japanese and does not require translation.1999
Choujin Sentai Barattack1977
The Daichis: Earth's Defense Family2001
Ryuusei no Rockman Tribe -> Rockman Tribe of Shooting Star2007
Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure2004
Kirakira Pretty Cure a la Mode2017
Smile Pretty Cure!2012
Dokidoki! Pretty Cure2013
Flamenco Samurai2013
Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!2014
Yatterman (1977)1977
Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch2003
Red Shadow, o ninja de máscara vermelha.1987
Little Giant Microman1999
Cyborg 009: O Soldado Ciborgue2001
Crayon Shin-chan: Shin-Men2010
Astroboy (1980)1980
Tokyo Mew Mew2002
Nana Sete de Sete2002
Dream Warrior Wingman1984
Cutey Honey Flash1997
Sonic Soldier Borgman1988
concrete revolution2015
Iron Kid2006
Hurricane Polymar1974
8 Man1963
Jetter Mars1977
Cutey Honey1973
Jushin Riger1989
Ultimate Muscle2002
Infini-T Force2017
Iron Man2010
Marvel Future Avengers2017
Youkai Ningen Bem1968
Ultraman Kids' Proverb Stories1986
Super Shiro2019
Prince Planet1965
Ryuusei Sentai Musumet2004
Yuusei Kamen1966
The Ultraman1979
Cutie Honey Universe2018
Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers2014
Secret Society Eagle Talon: Golden Spell2020
The Reflection2017
Secret Society Eagle Talon MAX2013
Secret executive organization Eagle Talon NEO2012
Secret Society Eagle Talon EX2014
Sentai Hero Sukiyaki Force2017
Secret Society Eagle Talon2006
Secret Society Eagle Talon Side Story: The Old Yoshida-kun2012
Himitsukessha Taka no Tsume Countdown2009
Secret Society Eagle Talon DO2015
Secret Society Eagle Talon GT2016
Zet Ranger2008
Sakuran Boy DT2009

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