Fans attending this year’s New York Comic Con will get a chance to watch an all-new original episode for the global smash-hit series, My Hero Academia. Specifically, a new episode from the latest Season 6, “UA Heroes Battle,” will be screening at the upcoming convention.
The world premiere screening of the original episode will take place on Friday, Oct. 13 at 5:00 pm EST (10:00 pm BST) at the Empire Stage for all badge holders in attendance at NYCC.
MY HERO ACADEMIA: CRUNCHYROLL TO HOST WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING FOR SEASON 6 OVA AT NYCC
This exclusive world preview of the show will feature the English dub of the series and will be available to the audience at NYCC before it is screened in Japan later on. Additionally, in celebration of the premiere, Crunchyroll plans on giving away limited edition character cards at the screening from UVS Games that are based on the episode and also playable with the My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game. Also, attendees at NYCC can purchase the limited edition cards as a gift with a purchase at the Crunchyroll merchandise booth on the show floor.
It looks like the episode will feature the heroes of MHA competing in some card game action. The new episode is animated by Studio BONES (Mob Psycho 100, Bungo Stray Dogs). The show is also based on the iconic, hit manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. Here’s the synopsis from “UA Heroes Battle”
“The third year, Mirio Togata, pays a visit to the students of Class 1-A, who are bored because they are not allowed to go outside. He brings them a card game called U.A. Heroes Battle that the support course made. This game, where players can use cards of various U.A. students, is tough, just like U.A. itself. Who will win the card battle?!”– Per Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll also released the following poster image for the world premiere Season 6 episode, which you can view below:
It’s nice to see fans in attendance at NYCC will be able to check out this special premiere. The popularity of the MHA series has truly exploded across the globe since its debut. The manga series has sold over 85 million copies worldwide. The series also received a nomination from the Hollywood Creative Alliance earlier this year for Best Animated Series at the HCA TV Awards.
The theatrical release of the last movie installment in the anime series, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission also did very well, bringing in $46 million worldwide and $12 million from its theatrical release. For an anime movie that doesn’t have the budget of a Disney, Pixar, or DreamWorks Animation feature, that’s fairly impressive.
The fact that this new special OVA episode is premiering in the US at NYCC first before it debuts in Japan shows just how popular My Hero Academia has become stateside. It should be interesting to see if the live-action movie in the works at Legendary Entertainment gets off the ground and what heights the franchise might be able to go to next.
Meanwhile, the My Hero Academia series is available to stream now on Crunchyroll. Fans can stream every episode, including the latest season 6.
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