My Hero Academia Creditless Ending Theme Video Released
The creditless ending video for the latest season of My Hero Academia has been released officially.
The ending theme song is titled Long Hope Philia (TV Limited), a specially arranged version of Masaki Suda’s new single Long Hope Philia which is included on the limited pressing edition which was released on August 1.
The song will be used as the main theme song for the forthcoming movie My Hero Academia: Two Heroes which will hit Japanese theatres on August 3. It’s an acoustic arrangement that has a completely different feel from the original. It garnered much attention from fans who haired the song for the first time in the movie trailer.
The creditless ending video can be viewed on the anime’s website and the TOHOanimation YouTube channel. It features series protagonist Deku who is looking out far across the ocean while walking on a sandy beach. The sight of him running with his friends offers a breather from the main show’s developing drama.
My Hero Academia Themed Shirts & T-Shirts Released On AMNIBUS
The online Japanese anime, manga and game merchandise website AMNIBUS is now taking orders for a new collection of My Hero Academia themed t-shirts and casual shirts. For international fans, the collection is available with worldwide shipping on the character and hobby website AmiAmi.
In the anime series we see the series protagonist Izuku Midoriya wearing a t-shirt that says “T-Shirt” in Japanese. You can now add the exact same t-shirt to your collection which can be worn either as an under-shirt or as your main t-shirt.
Price: ¥3,000 (Before Tax)
Sizes: Men’s S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL
Material 100% Cotton
If you’re looking for something a bit more casual and stylish but still geeky then these shirts are a must-grab, each colour inspired by the characters in the series. Shirt fabrics include Oxford cloth, flannel, denim, and more. Each shirt features a motif of the respective characters on the breast while the cuffs have the U.A. High School badge on them.
Price: ¥8,000 Each (Before Tax)
Designs: 4 (Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Ochaco Uraraka, Shōto Todoroki)
Sizes: Men’s M / L / XL
Material 100% Cotton
These shirts and t-shirt are perfect for everyday use, events, and pretty much any other situation you can think of while still being able to support your favourite series!
©Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee
Product Page: https://amnibus.com/products/title/190
My Hero Academia X Monster Strike Collaboration Commemoration Café Menu Release
To commemorate the collaboration between mobile game Monster Strike and manga My Hero Academia, XFLAG STORE SHIBUYA, SHINSAIBASHI and +(PLUS) HANEDA are releasing a new limited period café menu, which includes brand new drinks that come with original sleeves for the cups.
Character Sodas: Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugou, Shoto Todoroki, Ochaco Uraraka, Tenya Iida
Price: ￥750 each (before tax)
If you order any drink from this café menu, you will be presented with an original badge that is chosen at random. During the commemoration period, the café space will be decorated with special illustrations and there will be special videos running for visitors to enjoy.
Limited Café Menu
Running: July 17 ー August 4, 2019
XFLAG STORE SHIBUYA
XFLAG STORE SHINSAIBASHI
XFLAG STORE +(PLUS) HANEDA
Visuals Release For Tatsushi Ōmori-Directed Film ‘Tarō no Baka no Baka’
27.June.2019 | MOVIE
Tarō no Baka (“Taro the Fool”) is an upcoming film directed by Tatsushi Ōmori (Everyday A Good Day; Setoutsumi; The Ravine of Goodbye) set for release in Japan on September 6, 2019. The film stars YOSHI, Masaki Suda and Taiga who play Taro, Eji and Sugio respectively. New scenes from the film have just been released to the public.
Taro (YOSHI) is a nameless individual who is at the height of youth and puberty. He claims that people with no name go by the name Taro. He isn’t in the family register and hasn’t been to school even once.
Taro meets high school students Eji (Masaki Suda) and Sugio (Taiga), two more nobodies, with whom he lives out his days wild and uninhibited. But after the three of them get their hands on a single pistol, they are forced to the reality of their individual lives which they have until then averted their eyes from.
Six shots of six different scenes were released, including one with Taro messing around with the gun with Eji, another where the three characters get revenge on their enemy Yoshioka (Eita Okuno) with violence, and another where we see Yoko (Sasha Ueda) playing the piano after school, someone who Sugio has a secret affection for.
Taro does not care for societal rules or morals – he lives and moves on impulse and instinct. While he may have his troubles and worries, when he is together with Eji and Sugio, his heart is freed from those things.
Tarō no Baka is told like an allegory and is laced with a realism and thrill that will make viewers forget they are watching something fictional. Tatsushi Ōmori has been writing original scripts for 20 years, so excitement continues to grow for his latest release.
©️2019 “Tarō no Baka” Production Committee
Tarō no Baka
Release Date: September 6, 2019
Director/Writer/Editor: Tatsushi Ōmori
Cast: YOSHI, Masaki Suda, Taiga, Eita Okuno, Sasha Ueda, Ellie Toyota, Jun Kunimura
Official Website: http://www.taro-baka.jp/
Japanese musician Masaki Suda announced on his “All Night Nippon” radio show that he will premiere and host a talk on Clover, the first ever short film he has directed, on July 10. The film is to be included on First Press Limited Edition copies of his new album LOVE which will be released on the same day.
The film uses the album track Clover as its main theme which was written and composed by Huwie Ishizaki. It stars Japanese actor Taiga and is littered with messages covered in Suda’s album laced into a 47-minute original story which took half a year to film from its conception.
Masaki Suda “LOVE” Special Screening & Talk
Date: July 10, 2019
Time: 17:45 (Scheduled to finish at 19:00)
Venue: TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills
Tickets: Available only via TOP COAT LAND
Ticket Window: June 20, 2019 at 12:00 – June 25, 2019 at 23:59
Ticket Winners: TBA via Masaki Suda’s official website on June 28, 2019 at 15:00
“Clover” Short Film
Cast: Taiga, Shugo Nagashima, Huwie Ishizaki, Masaki Suda
Director/Producer: Masaki Suda
Co-Director: Kento Yamada
Costume Design: Daisuke Iga
Theme Song: Clover by Masaki Suda (Written/Composed by Huwie Ishizaki)
Release Date: July 10, 2019
Limited Pressing Edition (CD+Photo Book): ¥5,000 (Before Tax) [ESCL-5248-9]
First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥3,611 (Before Tax) [ESCL-5250-1]
Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥2,963 (Before Tax) [ESCL-5252]
Masaki Suda Official Website: https://sudamasaki-music.com/
My Hero Academia Characters Get an Adorable Sanrio Partner For Goods Lineup
04.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME
Weekly Shōnen Jump manga My Hero Academia (HiroAka) is collaborating with Sanrio!
The My Hero Academia manga series sold approximately 22 million copies and then got an anime adaptation in 2016. Even a movie adaptation for the first season was released in 2018 and it was a big hit. In October, the brand new season 4 will be released on Yomiuri TV, and Nippon TV. We are also anticipating a new movie release this winter and we know it is going to be just as popular.
Izuku Midoriya X Pochacco
Katsuki Bakugo X Bad Badtz–Maru
We have just heard the news of a collaborative project between My Hero Academia and Sanrio. Nine HiroAka characters and nine cute Sanrio characters will be paired up, starting with HiroAka’s main character Izuku Midoriya (sometimes known as Deku) and Sanrio’s iconic Hello Kitty.
All Might X Hello Kitty
Ochako Uraraka X My Melody
Each of the nine HiroAka characters, who overflow with originality, have been matched with a Sanrio character. To really deliver the uniqueness of each character pair, Sanrio designers have carefully crafted each design especially for the fans.
The designs will be given to a range of makers from apparel to stationery and even general goods. Further updates on this collaborative project will be posted on Twitter. It has been announced that there will be advanced sales of these collaborative goods in July 2019 at Tokyu Hands. To find out more, please visit the special website linked below.
ⓒ 1976, 1979, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2019 SANRIO CO.,LTD.
My Hero Academia Merch Fair Arrives at Jump Shops Around Japan
Eleven branches of the Jump Shop across Japan as well as the pop-up shop in Tokyo’s AQUA CiTY ODAIBA are set to hold a My Hero Academia themed fair from May 24 to June 9.
The theme of the fair is U.A. High School, an academy in the series where students learn and train to become heroes. It will be stocked full of merchandise celebrating the story to date in preparation for season 4 which will begin airing this October.
Hero Suits T-Shirt: ¥2,700 (Before Tax)
Sports Towel: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)
Lots of new merchandise will be sold including items with designs and illustrations created exclusively for the fair.
Midoriya Shoe Pouch: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)
Bakugo Red & White Manju: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)
For every receipt you receive after purchasing any of these items you will get one turn at a game they will have in the store. This game is not running at the Tokyo Station branch of the Jump Shop.
And for every ¥500 you spend including tax you will receive one of 21 possible stickers.
Gear up for the next part of the My Hero Academia and feel like you have become a member of U.A. at the official Jump Shop fair!
©Kohei Horikoshi/Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee
My Hero Academia Fair 2019 in JUMP SHOP
Location: 11 Jump Shop branches in Japan & AQUA CiTY ODAIBA Pop-Up Shop
Running: May 24, 2019 – June 9, 2019
Jump Shop Website: www.shonenjump.com/j/jumpshop/
Masaki Suda Releases New Song ‘Machigai Sagashi’ Written & Produced by Kenshi Yonezu
14.May.2019 | MUSIC
Masaki Suda just released his new song Machigai Sagashi digitally on May 14, 2019.
The CD cover for the digital single has also been released.
Japanese singer-songwriter and record producer Kenshi Yonezu wrote the lyrics for, arranged and produced the track. The song is used as the main theme song for the Kansai Telecasting Corporation and Fuji TV drama series Perfect World.
The song and the drama series have enjoyed huge popularity on Japanese social media with related words having trended on Twitter.
Masaki Suda’s New Song ‘Machigai Sagashi’ to be Released Digitally on May 14
24.April.2019 | MUSIC
It was announced on Masaki Suda’s All Night Nippon on April 22 that Masaki Suda’s long-awaited new song Machigai Sagashi will be released digitally on May 14.
Japanese singer-songwriter and record producer Kenshi Yonezu wrote the lyrics for, arranged and produced the track. He appeared as a guest alongside Suda on the television program where both artists spoke about the track. The song was also played in full for the first time.
The song is being used as the main theme for the ongoing Kansai Telecasting Corporation and Fuji TV drama series Perfect World which began airing on April 16.
Both the series and song have received huge attention in Japan where they have been trending on Twitter.
Masaki Suda’s New Song ‘Machigai Sagashi’ to Feature as TV Drama ‘Perfect World’ Theme Song
04.April.2019 | MUSIC
It has been announced that Masaki Suda’s new song Machigai Sagashi will be used as the theme song for the upcoming Kansai Telecasting Corporation and Fuji TV drama series Perfect World.
Japanese singer-songwriter and record producer Kenshi Yonezu wrote the lyrics for, arranged and produced the track. Suda received a director offer from the drama’s produced who expressed his desire to be used as the theme song.
Perfect World is a romance drama that follows the story of Itsuki Ayukawa (Tori Matsuzaka), an architect who injured his spinal cord playing basketball when he was 20-years-old. He meets Tsugumi Kawana (Mizuki Yamamoto) once again who graduated from the same high school as him. Their lives change as they begin to develop feelings for each other.
The theme song will debut on the first episode of the series which is set to air on April 16, 2019.
Masaki Suda released the following statement: “Firstly, Tori Matsuzaka is in the same profession as me. He’s always been close by. If I stop to think about it it must be close to 10 years? When I meet with him now I greet him like family. If we’re apart we only come into contact with each other when working on something as junior and senior. I’m singing a song for a drama series starring somebody like that. What’s more is Kenshi Yonezu is making the song. Honestly, I didn’t know how to begin preparing for something like that. I felt a little sick. I was wrong to think that something as wonderful as this could never happen. I hope that Perfect World leaves an impression on people and can give them strength, even if just a little. This is obvious, but I will of course sing the song with everything I have. I ask for your kind support.”
Tori Matsuzaka also commented: “The first time I heard [the song], Suda’s feelings for the series really got through in his voice. The lyrics that Yonexu wrote have a lot of references to the emotions felt by trees. I thought the song was perfect that you can easily picture what the drama is about by just letting the song roll. Me and Suda debuted during the same period, so it feels like mysterious chance and fate that we are working on the same series. It’s something I could have never imagined 10 years ago. I want to shoot each scene with care while listening to this song.”
Masaki Suda’s New Song ‘Machigai Sagashi’ Written & Produced by Kenshi Yonezu
28.March.2019 | MUSIC
It has been revealed that Kenshi Yonezu wrote the lyrics for, arranged and produced Masaki Suda’s new song Machigai Sagashi.
Suda featured on Yonezu’s song Haiiro to Ao back in 2017, the music video for which recently hit 100 million views on YouTube. Details surrounding the release date of the new song have yet to be announced.
Speaking about the new collaboration, Masaki Suda says: “I was sat in a room that had 4.5 tatami mats and thought to myself, ‘I might have been born into the wrong picture, one where I’m searching for mistakes. But it’s precisely because of that that I have met the people I have.’ When Kenshi heard about the intentions behind this song, I felt he was able to give those uneasy feelings I that I live with―feelings that only I could understand―a name […] Each person has their own individual circumstances, and that’s why I believe it’s necessary for those people to have difficulties that only they understand. Those feelings are one in their own. They come in different forms, but they are something everybody has. Having a target group like that enables me to affirm my own existence. I sang this song with value using that warmth as my pivot. We are a collective without help and without prayer. I am happy to have met Machigai Sagashi.”
Kenshi Yonezu also comments: “Ever since Haiiro to Ao, every time [me and Suda] met we would always say we wanted to do something together. This is the song we completed. Whenever I hear his songs, I am shaken by his powerful voice every time. I want it to be heard by lots of people already. They are sure to think about it the same as I do.”
My Hero Academia & Sword Art Online T-Shirts Released by AMNIBUS
Online retailer AMNIBUS began taking orders for two t-shirts from the TV anime series My Hero Academia and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online on March 4.
My Hero Academia – “Cut & Sewn T-Shirt”
This t-shirt is modelled on the one worn by Midoriya in season three episode 50. It has written on it カットソー in Japanese which means “cut and sewn.” The shirt has a thin silhouette and low neck.
Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Graphic T-Shirt
This SAO t-shirt features a huge illustration of Llenn on the front and her beloved P90 submachine gun “P-chan” on the back.
Wear them outdoors, wear them at an event―wherever you wear them represent your favourite series with these awesome-looking new t-shirts.
Cut & Sewn T-Shirt
Price: ¥3,000 (Before Tax)
Men’s Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
Women’s Sizes: M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
Full Graphic T-Shirt
Price: ¥6,480 (Before Tax)
Unisex Sizes: S, M, L, XL
©Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee
©2017 Keiichi Sigsawa / KADOKAWA / ASCII Media Works / GGO Project
Masaki Suda Photo Exhibition Celebrates Release of Live Concert DVD/Blu-ray
Masaki Suda will drop his first ever concert DVD & Blu-ray release SUDA MASAKI LIVE＠LIQUIDROOM 2018.11.15 on March 6, 2019. To celebrate, an exhibition of photos from the live show will be held at Tower Records Shibuya and Tower Records Umeda NU Chayamachi. The display will also include never-before-seen cuts.
“SUDA MASAKI LIVE＠LIQUIDROOM 2018.11.15” Song Trailer
The DVD & Blu-ray features the full footage of Suda’s concert at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM in Tokyo on November 15, 2018, a special one-night-only premium concert.
Songs include Sayonara Elergy which ranked No. 1 on LINE MUSIC’s 2018 music rankings, his debut single Mita Koto mo Nai Keshiki, his latest single Long Hope Philia, as well as covers of other artists’ songs whom he is friends with including Period by Huwie Ishizaki, Futari no Sekai by Aimyon, and Kenshi Yonezu’s Haiiro to Ao which Suda features on. It also includes the encore where he performs his new song Clover which has no release date yet.
Masaki Suda Concert Photograph Panel Exhibition
Running: March 5, 2019 – March 11, 2019
Tower Records Shibuya Floor 1F (Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00)
Tower Records Umeda NU Chayamachi (Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00)
SUDA MASAKI LIVE＠LIQUIDROOM 2018.11.15
Blu-ray: ¥6,000 (Before Tax) [ESXL-167]
DVD: ¥5,000 (Before Tax) [ESBL-2557]
*Both come packaged in a slipcase.
CD Shop Bonus
Select stores selling SUDA MASAKI LIVE＠LIQUIDROOM 2018.11.15 will also hand out replicas of the backstage pass from the concert. These are available in limited quantities. Information on which stores provide these can be found on Masaki Suda’s Official Website.
Masaki Suda Official Website: http://sudamasaki-music.com