My Hero Academia has shed new light on the upcoming new episodes it has planned for a release before Season 6 of the anime hits! The anime is currently working on its return with Season 6 later this Fall, but unfortunately there are very few details so far as to what to expect from the new season. But while it's going to be quite a bit before the anime continues its intense story, it thankfully won't be too much longer before fans actually get to see new episodes from the anime project as it will soon be returning with two new special episodes.
Previously announcing plans to release two special OVA episodes in theaters in Japan, the latest issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine (as spotted by @WSJ_manga on Twitter) has confirmed that My Hero Academia will be launching a two episode OVA special for a launch in theaters in Japan later this June. It will be streaming overseas later in the Summer, but it has yet to be revealed whether or not there are international release plans set for these special new episodes hitting Japan.
As for what to expect, the first of these new episodes will feature a few heroes playing baseball as part of "Hero League Baseball." There will be two teams, Gang Orca's Orcas and Shishido's Lionels, and even some of U.A.'s students will be pulled into the game where using quirks is encouraged. It's a story branching off a special April Fool's Day visual released by the anime team not too long ago as it turns out it was a stealth teaser for their real future anime plans! There are no concrete details about the second episode in this OVA special, but Shueisha will release new information at a later date.
The sixth season of the anime is currently scheduled to release this October as part of the Fall 2022 anime schedule. My Hero Academia has confirmed it will be kicking off the Paranormal Liberation Front arc from Kohei Horikoshi's original manga series, but other concrete details such as production, episode order, and more are still being kept a mystery as of this writing. But what do you think? Curious to see what My Hero Academia has planned with these new episodes? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!