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7 Best Zero to Hero Anime Recommendations, You Must Know! – Zero to Hero anime is an anime in which the main character or character has no talent, is weak, and is underestimated. However, with his hard work the character can become strong and even be considered a hero for everyone.

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This anime is usually found in shonen anime or anime specifically for teenagers. Well, if you are looking for a zero to hero anime list, then Babang will recommend 7 anime lists from zero to hero, please see below

Kimetsu no Yaiba

Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer

Tanjiro was a young boy who worked as a charcoal seller, his father had long since died of illness. So Tanjiro has to work in his father’s place to provide for his family.

One day after returning home selling charcoal, when he got home it turned out that all of Tanjiro’s family had died because they were killed by the devil. Only Nezuko survived but his sister turned into a demon (oni). On the way, Tanjiro and Nezuko meet Tomioka Giyu (a pillar of water) who will kill Nezuko because she has become a demon.

There was a duel between Tanjiro and Giyu. At that time Tanjiro did not have any skills to fight a demon slayer pillar. However, because of his instincts, Tanjiro almost cornered Giyu. Because of this Giyu didn’t kill Nezuko, then stuffed bamboo into Nezuko’s mouth so she wouldn’t bite humans.

Long story short, Giyu tells Tanjiro to meet Urokodaki (former water pillar). There later Tanjiro was trained in swordsmanship, breathing techniques and other techniques. Until in the end he escaped to become a member of the demon slayer. And of course Tanjiro has a mission to eradicate demons and defeat Kibutsuji Muzan.

Boku No Hero Academia

Boku No Hero Academia
My hero academia

Boku no Hero is an anime that tells the story of a world where humans have a talent called “Quirk”. The main role of this anime is Midoriya Izuku, he is a child who idolizes All Might so much that he aspires to be a hero. But unfortunately, when he was a child, Midoriya was sentenced to have no talent, so his hopes of becoming a hero were dashed.

Just as he was about to graduate from middle school, he saw his classmate Bakugo being captured by a monster. Without thinking Midoriya tried to save Bakugo even though he didn’t have any power. After a while All Might came and defeated the monster.

Seeing Midoriya’s behavior, All Might finally decided to pass on the power of One For All to Midoriya. He continued to practice for months until he was finally accepted into UA High School (Yuei). And starting from here Midoriya Izuku started his career to become a Hero like All Might.



The anime created by Masashi Kishimoto is an anime that tells the story of a ninja named Uzumaki Naruto who lives in Konohakagure.

He has aspirations to become hokage, and surpass the previous hokage. When he was young, Naruto was abandoned by his parents because he was stabbed to death by the Kyuubi’s nails and then half of the Kyuubi’s chakra was sealed in Naruto’s body.

Since childhood Naruto was ostracized by Konoha residents, even he was considered a monster because there was the kyubi chakra in his body. However, Naruto did not despair, many obstacles he went through such as defeating Pain, Obito, Madara and Kaguya. Until finally Naruto was considered a Hero and was appointed Hokage.

Black Clover

Black Clover
Black Clover

Black Clover anime is an anime that tells about a young man named Asta, he was born in the village of Hage which is a remote village where commoners gather in the Clover Kingdom. Since she was a baby she lived in the Church together with Yuno as her rival.

Asta is always despised because he is short, has no magic and belongs to the commoners. His goal is to become a magic emperor and marry sister Lily.

He always trains by training his muscles, thanks to that practice he received a 5-leaf clover Grimoire with anti-magic power. So that all kinds of magic can be destroyed by Asta’s demon sword.

One Punch Man

One Punch Man
One Punch Man

Saitama is a hero who does his job as a hobby. Before becoming a hero, he was an ordinary person but liked to help people. He could defeat all the monsters with just one hit. Saitama lives in city Z which is an uninhabited city filled with monsters.

Saitama’s strength is obtained from his training for 3 years, namely 100 push ups, 100 sit ups, 100 squat thrusts, and running 10 km every day.

Then Saitama’s life changes after meeting Genos, a cyborg. Genos is so impressed with Saitama’s power that he asks to become his disciple and offers to join the Hero Association so that his hobby can be recognized by everyone.

Unfortunately due to Saitama’s bald and strange physique, many people underestimate him and even consider him cheating to have stolen another hero’s victory.

He is also able to defeat many powerful monsters alone such as Deep Sea King, Boros, Bakuzan, Centipede, Goketsu and other monsters with just one hit.

Attack on Titan

Shingeki no Kyojin
Shingeki no Kyojin

In an unknown era, mankind was almost extinct because most of them were eaten by creatures called Titans. Humanity is allowed to survive in an area surrounded by 3 layers of walls called Wall Maria, Mary Rose, and Wall Sina, each wall has a height of approximately 50 meters which is impossible for Titan to pass only has a maximum size of 15 meters.

In the year 845, surprising things happened, suddenly a Titan with a height of 60 meters appeared, it was the Colossal Titan.

Colossal Titans easily destroy the door in the Wall to make way to many Titans. They can easily enter Wall Maria. This causes residents to evacuate to the Rose wall. Among the abandoned inhabitants of Wall Maria is a boy named Eren Jaegar who watches his own mother being eaten by a smiling Titan.

With the death of his mother, he vowed to kill all the Titans on earth as a soldier and enter the Scout Legion despite his mother’s opposition. 5 years have passed, Eren, Mikasa and Armin have become soldiers.

In the final season, Eren turns into a Founding titan who can create and control a titan so that it is quite troublesome for humans around the world. Although in the end Eren lost because he was defeated by his own friend.

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball

Son Goku is a young man who lives in the forest alone after his grandfather Gohan died. He meets a woman named Bulma who makes Goku go on an adventure to find a magical object called the “Dragon Ball”. Namely, 7 balls when collected, it can grant any wish. In his adventure various challenges have been experienced until he fights the demon king Picollo.

Until a few years after that Goku reappeared to participate in the world martial arts tournament. In his final fight he fights Picollo (Ma Junior), the reincarnation of the king of Picollo when he was a childhood opponent. After winning against Picollo, Goku went through another challenge and finally he lived a happy life. And Married to Chi-chi then had a son named Son Gohan.

After that, many stronger enemies appeared in front of Goku, such as the appearance of Raditz (Goku’s brother), Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, to Majin Buu. A few months after that, after the Majin Buu Incident, Goku is the last enemy in the Dragon Ball Z series.

Goku and the others went about their daily lives as usual. But Earth is threatened again by the presence of a creature that has awakened from its slumber for thousands of years, named “Beerus”, the gods call it “God of Destruction”.

He has extraordinary power, he can destroy the universe if he wants to destroy it. He intends to meet the remaining Saiyans to seek information about the Super Saiyan God.

One day when Goku was training at North Kaio’s place he met Beerus and asked about the Super Saiyan God but Goku didn’t know anything about him. Goku is curious about Beerus’ powers and asks him to show his powers.

Apparently after showing his strength and fighting Goku, the result was unexpected. Goku Super Saiyan 3’s strongest form is easily defeated. Next Beerus is determined to come to earth to ask the Super Saiyan God, if something bothers Beerus, then he does not hesitate to destroy the Earth.

After several years had passed, Goku paid a visit to Zeno-sama’s palace. Due to his thirst for battle, Goku accidentally asked Zeno-sama to hold a martial arts tournament between universes. Zeno-sama obeys Goku’s request, Zeno-sama asks each universe to send the strongest person to participate in the tournament with the prize Zeno-sama will give a Super Dragon Ball that can grant any wish.

Until in the end Goku fights with Jiren who has almost the same power as the god of destruction. Goku was initially cornered but because he had a Super Saiyan soul, Goku finally managed to awaken Ultra Instict. The power of Ultra Instict is a power that surpasses the power of the god of destruction, with this power Goku’s hair turns white and the time around him feels slow.

Due to Ultra Instict, Goku managed to defeat Jiren and after the fight was over, through Super Dragon Ball he asked for all the universes that Zeno-sama had deleted to return back.

The final word

So that’s the 7 list of the best zero to hero anime of all time. Hopefully, after watching the anime, the recommendations above can inspire you to be more enthusiastic about achieving the goals you want.

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