In Boku no Hero Academia, we know the world is not limited to only Japan; there are America and other countries as stated especially in the BNHA: Two Heroes movie. But why are the known top 10 heroes (probably all the best heroes) Japanese? Endeavor, Jeanist, Edgeshot, etc. are all from Japan, even All Might (although he's been in the USA doing hero work).

Is there another top hero that is actually not Japanese or not from Japan? Or is it just that Kohei Horikoshi makes Japan so much stronger in this series?

  • Isn't all might like american tho?
    – Jay
    Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 17:02
  • @Jay not really
    – Aki Tanaka
    Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 17:56

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The Hero Billboard Chart that is usually mentioned in the manga is not the world rankings. This should be obvious since only Japanese heroes are in there and since it is named Hero Billboard Chart JP in the manga. enter image description here

To quote from the wiki,

The Hero Billboard Chart JP is an event that presents the official rankings of Japanese Pro Heroes.

If I have to guess, no top heroes from other nations are mentioned since mentioning them would not be relevant to the story as it is for now.

  • I'm not a manga reader so I didn't know about this chart. Kinda ambiguous that they haven't mentioned the chart clearly in current anime
    – gameon67
    Commented Jul 24, 2019 at 0:10
  • @gameon67 I see. I thought it was mentioned. I also watched the anime first before reading the manga and during watching, the thought of the top 10 heroes being a worldwide ranking never occurred to me. I have always assumed that the top heroes repeatedly mentioned throughout the anime must be part of the Japanese ranking only.
    – W. Are
    Commented Jul 24, 2019 at 3:11
  • Although with the latest movie, I am not sure if the manga would finally involve events and story arcs centered outside Japan. By the way, the rankings were shown after the Shie Hassaikai Arc, which would probably explain why anime watchers do not know about it. I apologize as I assumed you read the manga already.
    – W. Are
    Commented Jul 24, 2019 at 3:14
  • No need to apologize, thanks for clarifying my confusion
    – gameon67
    Commented Jul 25, 2019 at 0:38

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