This year’s 23rd issue of Shonen Jump revealed last month that My Hero Academia would get a bonus two-episode special this summer. The episodes will first hit Japanese theaters this month, showing on screens from June 16-19, before streaming online later this summer. The episodes both seem to be original stories.
The original announcement back in May revealed details about one of the episodes, which will feature an all-star game of Quirk-filled baseball. Some baseball-loving pro heroes form their own league (Hero League Baseball), and this year Gang Orca-led Orcas and the Shishido-led Lionels are duking it out for the championship. With both teams determined to make it to the top, they call on some of the students from UA. Every player is allowed to use their Quirk, which sounds like it will lead to pure chaos!
Today the My Hero Academia official website announced details for the second episode of the special. The second episode is titled “Warae! Jigoku no Yō ni” (Laugh! Like Hell) and is set during the Endeavor Agency internship arc from the anime’s fifth season. The arc, which covered episodes 101-106, followed Midoriya, Bakugo, and Todoroki interning for Todoroki’s father, new number one hero Endeavor.
“Warae! Jigoku no Yō ni” is about a self-proclaimed artist named Mr. Smiley who has been graffitiing buildings in Endeavor’s jurisdiction during winter break. Mr. Smiley’s Quirk is able to let him evade capture from the police, who ask Endeavor for help. But because Endeavor considers it to be a minor offense, he tells the police to deal with it themselves… That is, until Endeavor’s own house is vandalized by Mr. Smiley.
The sixth season of the anime, which will adapt the “Paranormal Liberation War” arc, will premiere sometime this fall. The teaser trailer dropped during Shueisha’s annual Jump Festa event in December, but no specific date has been released.
Author: Jamie Sugah
Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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