Spend a summer evening with some old friends from Class 1-A as Crunchyroll brings two brand-new My Hero Academia OVAs to the West. They’ll both arrive on the service the same day, this coming Monday.
The first OVA, “HLB,” is all about baseball. Yup, it’s time for the baseball episode of MHA, because every long-running anime gets at least one. They call this sport “America’s pasttime” but that makes no sense as Japan is WAY more passionate about it.
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 second OVA has one of the best titles I’ve ever heard: “Laugh! As If You Are In Hell.” It’s a lost tale from Deku’s time as an intern for Endeavor, as they search for a villain named Smiley who has the power to induce uncontrollable laughter in his victims.
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!?
Again, you’ll be able to catch both OVAs on the Crunchyroll streaming service starting August 1.