The official website of My Hero Academia has confirmed the production of new original episodes for the anime on Sep 19, 2023.
Titled “U.A. Heroes’ Battle,” it is set just before the “Endeavor Agency Arc” of My Hero Academia Season 5, taking place during the winter break. The theme of the new episodes will revolve around card battles.
A new key visual was revealed to commemorate the announcement.
“U.A. Heroes’ Battle” is scheduled for a limited one-week run in 10 select theatres in Japan from Oct 20, 2023, to Oct 26, 2023.
In addition to the new episodes, the theatrical release will also include the climax of My Hero Academia season 6 of the TV anime, episode 23, “Deku vs. Class A,” episode 24, “A Young Woman’s Declaration,” and episode 25, “No Man Is an Island”.
The screening time will approximately be around 87 minutes.
Moreover, the official Twitter account of the anime announced that the world premiere of these new episodes will take place at the New York Comic Con 2023 event on Oct 13 at 8:00 p.m. EDT at the Javits Center’s Empire Stage.
The official website describes the plot of “U.A. Heroes’ Battle” as:
During winter break, Mirio Togata from Class 3 comes to visit Class 1-A, who are bored due to restrictions on leaving the dormitory. He brings with him a card game called “U.A. Heroes’ Battle,” created by the Support Department! Class 1-A members start playing immediately, but this game, where they use their respective cards as heroes, proves to be quite challenging and not as straightforward as it seems for U.A. students…! Who will emerge as the winner of this card battle…!?
My Hero Academia is a manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters collected into 38 tankobon volumes as of June 2023. The series has numerous spin-off manga, including My Hero Academia: Smash!!, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes and My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions.
The manga received a TV anime adaptation by Studio Bones. Its first season aired in Japan from April to June 2016, followed by a second season from April to September 2017, third season from April to September 2018, fourth season from October 2019 to April 2020, and a fifth season from March to September 2021.
It has also received three animated films, titled My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, and My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission respectively. There are plans for a live-action film by Legendary Entertainment.
As of February 2023, the manga had over 85 million copies in circulation including sales of spin-offs.
Source: Official Website