My Hero Academia is one of the most popular manga and anime series in recent years. The characters and story are so compelling that they have spawned a ton of fanfiction – some good, some bad.
But among all the fanfiction out there, there are a few one-shots that rise above the rest. Today we’ll be looking at 10 of the best My Hero Academia one-shots.
What is a My Hero Academia One-Shot?
A one-shot, in the simplest of terms, is a short fanfiction work that tells a complete story within just one chapter. There are no cliffhangers or open endings – while some might have “sequels,” they don’t count as part of the one-shot itself.
My Hero Academia One-Shots that made this list are ones that take the characters and story of the original material and use it as a launching point for an exciting, well-written adventure. The qualities that make these one-shots stand out among all others are creativity, action, drama, suspense, and sometimes humor.
Why Read My Hero Academia One-Shots?
My Hero Academia one-shots take elements from the main manga/anime series and put them into unexpected situations and others those elements and run with them in new and hilarious directions (or dark and gritty if that’s more your speed).
It can be great to see your favorite characters in a new light, or a way for you to re-experience the original story from a completely different perspective – just imagine seeing Eraserhead as a captain of a special forces team or Bakugo as an actor struggling with his emotions!
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What to Expect from My Hero Academia One-Shots?
Well, first off, it’s fun! If you are an anime fan and a fan of the original material, it’s great to see what other people can come up with. My Hero Academia has many compelling characters and an interesting premise. It should be no surprise that other writers can put characters like Izuku Midoriya and Ochaco Uraraka in situations you would never expect.
Beyond that, one-shots are often short reads. There is room for creativity, but the shorter length forces the writer to keep things interesting throughout. One-shots are not for everyone but if you have a few minutes or so to spare, give one of these 10 My Hero Academia fanfiction stories a shot!
10 Best My Hero Academia One-Shots
The one-shots listed below range in length from about 1,000 words to around 10,000 words. While there’s nothing wrong with longer fanfictions (there are some great multi-chapter works), but, if you’re looking for something quick then these one-shots might be the way to go.
1. The Dock of Saint Blas
Story: Translated from Spanish by TheGodFath3r, The Dock of Saint Blas is a real tear-jerker.
Enjoy the gripping love story of Izuku and Ibara. This My Hero Academia one-shot fanfic is sure to leave you wanting more.
Experience their blossoming relationship as you read each passionate encounter between these two young heroes.
2. My Hero Academia: Time Travel
Story: What would you do if you could travel back in time?
For Izuku Midoriya, Bakugou Katsuki, and Todoroki Shouto, the answer is simple: they’re going to shock everyone with their new looks and abilities!
This is a fun one-shot with a great premise that could easily be expanded upon.
3. My Hero Academia: Love Birds
Author: Aj duvall
Story: Do you ship Izuku and Ochaco? If you do, then you’ll love this My Hero Academia fanfiction one-shot!
What’s love got to do with it? Ochaco and Izuku are about to find out! This fanfiction is full of all the angst, passion, and romance you could want.
Will our favorite young heroes finally admit their feelings for each other? Or will they chicken out? Only one way to find out!
4. My Hero Academia: Just Go for It!
Story: Looking for a fluffy Izuku x Kyoka fanfiction? Look no further! My Hero Academia: Just Go For It is a one-shot story that is sure to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
Kyoka leaves the dorm after a hurtful comment from Denki and Minoru, but someone comes to find her. It’s not who she expects, but it might just be what she needs.
When you have read it, you will realize it is what you needed too!
5. My Hero Academia: Heroes, People, and Hope
Story: This My Hero Academia One-Shot Fanfic is a special tribute to the 10th anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake of 2011.
A decade after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake of 2011, Midoriya and other students from UA High join a volunteer project for a small town in the Tohoku region. They’ve come to help rebuild and heal, but they’re in for much more than they bargained for.
Join our heroes as they discover the strength of community, the power of hope, and what it means to be a hero.
6. Always There
Author: Nayru Elric
Story: This fluffy one-shot is based on the movie My Hero Academia: Two Heroes and is sure to please fans of the cute KiriBaku ship.
Kirishima is always there for Bakugo, whether it’s picking up his dropped pencils or saving him from trouble. So, when the two of them find themselves attending a gala on I-Island, Kirishima finally gets his chance to ask Bakugo for a dance.
This fluffy KiriBaku story is sure to please.
7. Lost for Words
Story: If you’re a fan of My Hero Academia, then you’ll love Lost for Words – a hilarious one-shot fanfiction about everyone’s favorite hot-headed hero, Katsuki Bakugo.
When Bakugo catches a cold, his classmates are in for a rude awakening as he starts blowing things up left and right!
If you’re looking for a laugh-out-loud read, then Lost for Words is the perfect pick for you.
8. Heart of Stone
Story: Romantic Kiroshima and Mina shipping fun.
Explore the possibilities of a relationship between Kirishima and Mina. What would happen if these two powerful heroes hooked up? Would they be able to overcome the odds and find love? Or would their quirks get in the way?
This is a My Hero Academia one-shot fanfiction that is sure to leave you wanting more.
9. Another Day, Another Horseman
Story: This My Hero Academia one-shot could easily be expanded or adopted and made into a feature-length novel.
Deku encounters a powerful new individual with frightening power.
Will Deku and his classmates solve the problem this new person brings before it destroys everything?
10. Shinsou AU: You were Born to be a Villain
Story: A rare, fun Shinsou fanfic.
This My Hero Academia one-shot tells the story of Shinsou’s first encounter with a villain… and it doesn’t go quite as he hoped.
Will Shinsou become an unlikely hero? Or will he give in to his dark destiny?
The one-shots we’ve covered today are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more fanfiction gems out there if you know where to look! If you enjoy reading My Hero Academia, then it would be a shame not to explore some of these other sources and see what they have in store for your favorite characters.
One way or another, these fics will take you on an adventure that is sure to keep your attention until the very end.
If there are any more good fanfictions out there let us know! What do you think? Do you agree with this list? Email us.
Did You Know?
“All Might is loosely based on the stereotypical American superhero archetype – most notably Superman!”
“It is not until My Hero Academia’s 100th episode that both Bakugo and Shoto Todoroki pass their hero exams!”
“Mina was originally nicknamed Alien Queen – she also has acidic blood like the Xenomorph from Ridley Scott’s Alien!”
“The name Deku was originally used as an insult as it means puppet in Japanese – meaning that Izuku was considered useless!”
Is Deku the strongest hero?
Deku is the most powerful hero because he has the most powerful quirk. His quirk, One for All, allows him to use the power of all other previous users of One for All. This makes him incredibly powerful and gives him an edge against any other hero.
Is All for One Deku’s father?
According to the manga creator, Kohei Horikoshi, he has not decided who Deku’s father is yet. However, he did say that he will eventually reveal who Deku’s father is and that it will be a shocking twist. So, while nothing has been confirmed yet, there is still a chance that All for One might be revealed as Deku’s father.
Is All Might American?
All Might is based off American superheroes, so it’s fair to say that he is basically American. He was created by Kohei Horikoshi, who based him off the classic American comic book heroes like Superman and Captain America. All Might embodies the best qualities of these heroes – he’s strong and powerful, but also kind and heroic.