Born without special powers in a world where 80% of the population has them, Izuku Midoriya still dreams to become a Hero. An unexpected encounter with the legendary hero All Might gives him a chance to change his fate, but first he must master his newly-acquired Quirk in order to pass U.A.'s entrance exam.
Under the threat of expulsion on their very first day at U.A., the students of Class 1-A have their ability to properly use their Quirks judged by their homeroom teacher, Shouta Aizawa, to determine if they are fit to be heroes or not.
After receiving their hero costumes, the students of Class 1-A are separated into teams of two and face each others' teams in an indoor battle trial. Izuku battles his childhood friend and rival, Katsuki Bakugou, for the first time.
Class 1-A takes a trip to the Unforeseen Simulation Joint in order to hone their rescue skills. However, the League of Villains unexpectedly shows up at the facility, and the students must survive their first real battle against actual villains.
The U.A. freshmen participate on their first Sports Festival, showcasing their abilities in different competitions in order to catch the attention of pro heroes. Amidst Izuku's first chance to show himself to the world, Shouto Todoroki's past is revealed.
Izuku and his classmates travel to their chosen workplaces to gain experience while training under the supervision of Pro Heroes. Meanwhile, evil begins moving about in Hosu, eventually leading to a confrontation between three young heroes in training and their first formidable villain.
As the end of term approaches, Class 1-A has to face both a written test and a practical exam. However, in a surprising twist, they must face their teachers in combat in order to pass the practical exam.
U.A.'s first term has ended and summer break has begun. In order to hone their skills, Class 1-A goes on a school trip to a training camp under the supervision of the hero team The Pussycats. Their peace doesn't last long, however, as they're soon surprised by a sudden attack from an elite squad of villains.
The League of Villains' attack on U.A.'s summer training camp has left deep scars: Katsuki Bakugou has been kidnapped, and faith on the institution has been greatly shaken. In face of an incident that could spell the end of the Hero society, Pro Heroes and the Police Force mobilize themselves for a raid on the villains' hideout in order to rescue the kidnapped student.
U.A has transitioned into a boarding school; Class 1-A begin their new life living at U.A. The first task Class 1-A needs to accomplish at their new abode is finishing their training which they failed to do at the camp so that they can be ready to take on the Provisional Hero License Exam.
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