One of the many April Fools’ Day gags out of Japan this year involved a joke about My Hero Academia Hero League Baseball, and now that super-powered sport is becoming a reality. The official Twitter account and website revealed that a new OVA is in the works focusing on the league, with the “HLB” OVA set to be released in limited Japanese theaters this summer.
This is just one of two OVA projects in the works for Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia series. The baseball OVA kicks things off in theaters on Hero Day, June 16, and will run until June 19 before being released on streaming services this summer. Here’s the sporty visual:
Details on the second OVA have yet to be revealed, so stay tuned for more on that one. Beyond the OVAs, next up for the series is My Hero Academia Ultra Event HERO FES. 2022, which will be held in Japan on July 24. Then the hotly anticipated season 6 kicks off this fall.
Crunchyroll streams all five seasons of the TV anime and describes them:
Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not enough to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies.