My Hero Academia Season 4 Ending Theme ‘Koukai no Uta’ Performed by Sayuri

26.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

It has been announced that Japanese singer-songwriter Sayuri’s new song Koukai no Uta (‘Song of Voyage’) will be used as the ending theme for season 4 of the hit shōnen anime series My Hero Academia.

 

Sayuri’s first studio album Mikazuki no Koukai was released in 2017, making it to No. 1 on Oricon’s daily album charts and No. 3 on its weekly album charts. She has also collaborated with many artists including with Yojiro Noda of RADWIMPS who wrote and produced her song Furaregai Girl as well with MY FIRST STORY on Reimei.

The My Hero Academia manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi is serialised in Weekly Shōnen Jump with over 23 million copies in print. Both the manga and anime have proved sensational both in Japan and overseas.

 

The fourth season’s ending theme Koukai no Uta was written specifically for the anime series. It touches on Sayuri’s journey from the release of her first album until now and the hope for the future that lies ahead of her. The song will hit shelves on CD as a single on November 27.

Speaking about My Hero Academia, Sayuri comments: “For me, My Hero Academia is a series that protects me, and turns the little feelings inside of me into tangible strength. That’s the kind of thing I wanted to sing about and so I wrote Koukai no Uta. I hope people enjoy it along with the [anime’s] evolving story.”

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    Japanese cut and sewn fashion brand GOOD ROCK SPEED has released a new collection of tees inspired by My Hero Academia, Kōhei Horikoshi’s ongoing manga series that’s published in Weekly Shonen Jump. The fifth season of the series’ anime adaptation began airing last month, and a new anime film, My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes’ Mission, is slated for release this year.

     

    The collection includes six tees by GOOD ROCK SPEED, a brand known for collaborating with rock bands, films, and more both inside and outside Japan. This however marks its first tie-up with an anime series. The tees feature fashionable designs and are pigment-dyed, giving them a used look. Each features a motif to a different character in the series, which will be instantly-recognisable to My Hero Academia fans, but just stylish t-shirts to others, meaning fans can express their love for the series low-key.

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    Japanese cake company Priroll is celebrating White Day in Japan, the ‘sequel’ to Valentine’s Day, in collaboration with the popular TV anime series My Hero Academia with a collection of cakes and macarons.

     

    There are seven sweet cakes to pick from which are baked with fruits such as peach and strawberry and finished with whipped cream or chocolate cream. There are also seven macaron sets which include chocolate, strawberry, pistachio, and orange flavours. These tasty treats are available from Priroll’s official website while supplies last.

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  • My Hero Academia Themed Puzzle Game to Open in Shibuya in January 2021

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    Asobi Factory no Asobiba is a new shop set to open on the 6th floor of Shibuya Marui on January 2, 2021 where visitors can get hands-on and immersed in puzzle-solving games.

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    Visitors can walk around the shop to enjoy experiencing different puzzle content. And these puzzles aren’t bound to the shop – they will take visitors around the building and outside on the streets too. Puzzles can last anywhere from 1-3 hours, making for a fun day trip.

     

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    14.August.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

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    Animate has announced that it will hold a summer fair centred on My Hero Academia at all branches, as well as its online shop, starting on August 8, 2020.

     

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    Sing “Yesterday” for Me first aired on April 4, 2020 on TV Asahi’s “NUMAnimation” anime program block.

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  • Animate’s Shonen Jump Fair 2020: My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, One Piece & More

    17.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The series of Shonen Jump are set to fall on the Japanese anime merchandise chain Animate as “Jump Fair in Animate 2020” begins on March 19 and will run until April 12.

     

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  • KANA-BOON Releases My Hero Academia Opening ’Star Marker’ On Streaming Services and Unveils Anime Jacket Illustration

    03.February.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    KANA-BOON’s dropped their new song Star Marker on streaming services on February 1, 2020. 

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    A Statement By Maguro Taniguchi (Gt./Vo.)

    Our past selves were painted in our own unique colours – some dark, some bright. The day when we can change the meaning of our colours is approaching us. We can repaint our past selves by painting a colourful future. You are the only person who can shape your future and that makes you a hero. This song was written with the intention of being the theme song for everybody out there listening.

     

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  • KANA-BOON Announces New Single ‘Star Marker’ As My Hero Academia’s Next Anime Opening Theme

    07.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    After unveiling their greatest hits album KANA-BOON THE BEST just a few days ago, KANA-BOON recently announced their new single Star Marker which is set to release on March 4. Star Marker will be released as a single on the same day as their greatest hits album. The single has also been unveiled to be the new opening theme song for the season four culture festival arc of the worldwide trending anime My Hero Academia. 

     

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    A Statement by Maguro Taniguchi (Gt./Vo.)

    Our past selves were painted in our own unique colours – some dark, some bright. The day when we can change the meaning of our colours is approaching us. We can repaint our past selves by painting a colourful future. You are the only person who can shape your future and that makes you a hero. This song was written with the intention of being the theme song for everybody out there listening. 

     

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  • Ryokuousyoku Syakai’s New Song ‘Shout Baby’ Revealed as My Hero Academia’s New Ending Theme

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    In 2019, the four-piece band Ryokuousyoku Syakai released numerous songs that were used as theme songs for films and dramas and celebrated the success of their Japan tour which included their first hall tour. The band is now set to release a new song called Shout Baby which will be used as the new ending theme song for the season four culture festival arc of the worldwide-trending anime My Hero Academia. 

     

    This is the first time Ryokuousyoku Syakai has ever written a song for an anime. The song screams its main message of committing oneself to become stronger no matter how tough the future may be.

    Season four’s culture festival arc will premiere on January 25 and its ending theme song Shout Baby will be released on a number of digital music services on February 8. The song will be released as a single on CD on February 19 along with a cover of the anime’s popular season two opening two theme song Sora ni Utaeba (originally by amazarashi) included as a coupling track. This mark Ryokuousyoku Syakai’s first ever release of an anime song cover. 

    A Statement by Haruko Nagaya (Vo/Gt)

    This song aims to encourage people to question themselves every day: What are you? No matter how tough the future may seem, hold the desire to never give up. You don’t know unless you try. The will to become stronger and desire to change yourself will pave the way to success. Channel your unfocused rage into energy. Nobody starts off as the perfect hero. I hope that the song provides strength and motivation to listeners to grow stronger with the characters. 

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