It appears that My Hero Academia is soon going to see the premiere of the pair of OVAs for season 5. Soon, we’ll see what Class 1-A are like in a baseball game, alongside some Endeavour antics. Who knew he had it in him?

Class 1-A Plays Ball!

"My Hero Academia" season 5 OVA 1 "HLB" key art.
I know superpowers are legal in this game, but isn’t holding 3 bats still cheating?

Crunchyroll is hyping up the upcoming premiere of the My Hero Academia season 5 OVAs on their streaming platform. Both OVAs will make their debut on Monday, August 1, 2022. As of this writing, that’s only 3 days away, so you won’t have long to wait. You can watch both OVAs on Crunchyroll, both in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and English dub.

"My Hero Academia" season 5 OVA 1 "HLB" still featuring Kyoka Jirou batting.
Not sure if her ability is useful here. Sound isn’t exactly useful for batting, after all.

The first of these My Hero Academia season 5 OVAs will be “HLB”. HLB apparently stands for “Hero League of Baseball”. That’s right: this OVA officially turns the anime into a sports anime. Only for a single episode though. This is most definitely an original story for the anime, since this never occurred at any point in the manga. You can check out the synopsis for this OVA below:

“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 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 is no rule – using their quirks is of course accepted. However, just when the game is about to finish, they are interrupted by a villain. Who will be the winner of HLB!?”

The Return of the Laughing Man?! (Wrong Anime!)

"My Hero Academia" season 5 OVA 2 "Laugh! As If You Are in Hell" key art.
The title makes this seem more serious than it is. Mostly.

The second and final of these My Hero Academia season 5 OVAs will be “Laugh! As If You Are in Hell”. This OVA actually features Endeavour in a starring role as he hunts down a villain who performed the heinous crime of doodling on his house. Admittedly, it’s actually more serious than it sounds at first, but still an amusing premise nonetheless. You can check out the synopsis for this OVA below:

“Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki participate in an internship under the No.1 hero, Endeavor’s agency. One of their tasks these days is to find a villain (“Smiley”) who draws doodles in the city. However, since the urgency is so low, they let other pro-heroes solve this case. One day, Smiley draws a doodle on Endeavor’s house! Being furious, Endeavor himself and the 1-A trio go out to get the villain. However, Smiley’s quirk turns out to be something ridiculous but powerful… It is to make anyone who looks into his eyes laugh hysterically! Can the team capture the villain and stop laughing!?”

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