My Hero Academia is on fire right now. Even with the pandemic hurting the release of Season 5, the franchise is still immensely popular. Season 6 is coming out this year, and new details may be coming soon enough. For fans wanting even more, two OVAs for the anime are coming soon.
One of the OVAs was detailed earlier this month as a special featuring Deku, Todoroki, and Bakugo during their time with No.1 Pro-Hero Endeavor as they try and take down a villain known as Smiley. However, if you’re more interested in a “lighthearted” take on the My Hero Academia world, then the “HLB” OVA might just be for you.
Crunchyroll revealed more details today, also dropping a poster. Here’s the official breakdown:
“HLB,” as such, “HLB stands for ‘Hero League of Baseball’ – it is a baseball league founded by pro-heroes who love baseball! It’s game day! The last game of the HLB championship is between Gang Orca and Shishido’s two rival agencies. They form a team (‘Orcas’ and ‘Lionels’) to compete. In the world of HLB, there are no rules – using their quirks is, of course, permitted. However, just when the game is about to finish, they are interrupted by a villain. Who will be the winner of HLB!?”
This OVA was initially thought to be a joke, as art for it was released on April 1st. It’ll be interesting to see how the Quirks are used in the baseball game and how ridiculous the visuals will be.
If you’re going to Anime Expo, you’ll be able to see this OVA at a special premiere event!