BLUE ENCOUNT Release My Hero Academia Season 4 OP Theme ‘Polaris’
Japanese rock band BLUE ENCOUNT released their song Bad Paradox just last week, which serves as the main theme for the Japanese TV drama series Voice 110 Kinkyu Shirei Shitsu. The band was set to hold a free live show at Yoyogi Park on the day of release, but due to unforeseen weather conditions it had to be cancelled. The band instead decided to host a live stream from the studio entitled to B.E. continued earlier this week.
Their new song Polaris will be used as the opening theme for season four of the ongoing hit anime series My Academia from October 12. The song will be released on CD as a single on November 20.
Limited Pressing Edition and First Press Limited Edition copies of the single are coupled with a DVD which features the full footage of the recent live stream. Details on the CD’s tracklist will be revealed in the near future.
This year marks 15 years since BLUE ENCOUNT first formed and their 5th anniversary since going major. They will head on tour in Japan later this year.
Release Date: November 20, 2019
First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥2,200 (Before Tax) [KSCL-3200～3201]
Limited Pressing Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,500 (Before Tax) [KSCL-3203～3204]
Regular Edition (CD): ¥1,100 (Before Tax) [KSCL-3202]
BLUE ENCOUNT Official Website: http://blueencount.jp/
My Hero Academia – Season 4
Initial Broadcast: October 12, 2019
Based On: Kohei Horikoshi’s manga series My Hero Academia serialised in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump
My Hero Academia Official Website: http://heroaca.com/
My Hero Academia Kokeshi Dolls Include Deku, Bakugo, Uraraka, and Todoroki
A cute collection of kokeshi dolls inspired by the characters from the anime series My Hero Academia has been released in Japan.
My Hero Academia is an ongoing manga series by Kōhei Horikoshi’s serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. It’s set in a world where 80% of people have special powers known as “Quirks.” In the story, people with Quirks aspire to become heroes to protect people and the society they live in. The fifth season of the series’ anime adaptation began airing in February, and a new anime film, My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes’ Mission, is slated for release this year.
Kokeshi Dolls | ¥4,400 Each (Tax Included)
The collection of 8cm-tall cute dolls feature designs of Deku, Bakugo, Uraraka, and Todoroki, all of whom are wearing their iconic Hero suits.
Tomura Shigaraki’s Hand | ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
The collection also includes a Shigaraki ware cup inspired by Tomura Shigaraki, a Villain in the series.
Todoroki’s Buckwheat Noodle Cup & Chopstick Set | ¥4,400 (Tax Included)
It even includes a set based on Todoroki’s buckwheat noodle cup and chopsticks. Now you can enjoy your noodles like him!
Orders for this collection are open in Japan until June 23. You can get them at Animate stores, Animate’s online shop, and via Movic.
My Hero Academia x Clorets Collaboration Announced For Japan
As part of a new campaign by Clorets, the chewing gum brand is set to collaborate with the My Hero Academia when it rolls out a new stock of gum tubs on June 7 featuring design from the anime series
The gum tubs come in four My Hero Academia designs
Win prizes as part of the collaboration
My Hero Academia is an ongoing manga series by Kōhei Horikoshi’s serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump. It’s set in a world where 80% of people have special powers known as “Quirks.” In the story, people with Quirks aspire to become heroes to protect people and the society they live in. The gum collaboration features for tub designs for Clorets’ Mint Clear Mint Gum.
The designs feature illustrations the main character cast including Midoriya Izuki, Bakugo Katsuki, Uraraka Ochako, Iida Tenya, Todoroki Shoya, Asui Tsuyu, Kirishima Eijiro, Yaotorozu Mmo, Kaminari Denki, and Jiro Kyoka. The designs also feature the main visual for the anime’s ongoing fifth season.
As part of the collaboration, Clorets are holding a campaign for fans of My Hero Academia to win a selection of prizes including 30 illustration reprints. Full details will be announced by Clorets at the link below.
My Hero Academia T-Shirt Collection Lets Fans Celebrate Their Favourite Characters in Style
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.
Izuku Midoriya | ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
Izuku Midoriya, also known as Deku, is the protagonist of the story who receives his Quirk from All Might. His tee has his signature move written on the front pigmented in a colour reminiscent of the character.
Katsuki Bakugo | ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
Katsuki Bakugo is Deku’s childhood friend, and Stun Grenade is his iconic explosive super move.
Shoto Todoroki | ¥5,950 (Tax Included)
Half-Cold Half-Hot is Todoroki’s Quirk, a character whose right side casts ice and left side fire.
All-Might | ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
All-Might, the symbol of peace.
Endeavour | ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
Endeavour is a Pro Hero also known as the Fire Hero.
Eraser Head | ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
Eraser Head is a Pro Hero and the homeroom teacher of U.A. High School’s Class 1-A, Deku and the main gang’s class.
My Hero Academia x GOOD ROCK SPEED
My Hero Academia Celebrates Japan’s White Day With Cakes and Macarons
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.
White Day Cakes – ¥4,500 (Before Tax) / White Day Macarons 6 Set – ¥2,200 (Before Tax)
White Day day takes place in Japan annually on March 14, one month after Valentine’s Day, when people give reciprocal gifts to those who gifted them on Valentine’s Day. What better way to show your appreciation for your fellow anime-lover than with some sweet My Hero Academia love?
My Hero Academia White Day Sweets
Orders: From February 24, 2021
Buy Here: http://priroll.jp/shopbrand/ct5007
My Hero Academia T-Shirts Feature Designs Inspired by the Characters’ Hero Costumes
ACOS, a Japanese cosplay shop run by Animate, has revealed a new collection of 10 oversized T-shirts based on the popular anime and manga series My Hero Academia which will be released at all Animate and ACOS stores in Japan on April 30, 2021.
Izuku Midoriya Oversized T-Shirt
Katsuki Bakugo Oversized T-Shirt
Ochako Uraraka Oversized T-Shirt
Shoto Todoroki Oversized T-Shirt
Tsuyu Asui Oversized T-Shirt
Eijiro Kirishima Oversized T-Shirt
Denki Kaminari Oversized T-Shirt
Kyoka Jiro Oversized T-Shirt
Endeavour Oversized T-Shirt
Hawks Oversized T-Shirt
Who’s your favourite character from My Hero Academia, and which of these T-shirts do you want the most?
My Hero Academia Themed Puzzle Game to Open in Shibuya in January 2021
09.December.2020 | ANIME&GAME
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.
Asobi Factory is a puzzles and goods brand that first began its journey into the puzzle industry in 2011. Since then, it has hosted many interactive puzzle events based on anime series, games, television shows, and more. Its new Asobiba shop will collaborate exclusively with anime and games, offering puzzle experiences as well as selling puzzle goods and merchandise in collaboration with anime series.
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.
My Hero Academia features as the first collaboration
The popular anime series My Hero Academia hails as the first collaboration. The story begins at a hero office where word of an explosion reaches. You take the role of a pro hero take the call to figure out this mystery and head straight to the scene of the crime only to find mysteriously that the first reported explosion goes off in the instant you arrive. People are in a panic, and it’s up to you, Deku, Ochako, and Todoroki to prevent the second blast from going off.
Asobi Factory no Asobiba
Address: Shibuya Marui Floor 6F, 1-22-6 Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo
Running: January 2, 2021 – End of February 2021 (Subject to change)
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:30 (from 12:00 on January 2, 2021 only)
Official Website: https://www.yte.co.jp/asobi/asobiba/
My Hero Academia ‘BOOST UP HEROES’ Merchandise Fair Blasts its Way to Japan in September
Fans of My Hero Academia in Japan can look forward to the upcoming “My Hero Academia Goods Fair ~BOOST UP HEROES~” event set to take place at 12 branches of the JUMP SHOP in Japan as well as the JUMP SHOP pop-up store at AQUA CiTY ODAIBA in Tokyo, from September 4 to 13.
The event is a chance for fans to get their hands on exclusive merchandise featuring original artwork of Midoriya, Bakugo, Uraraka, Todoroki, Endeavour, and Hawks.
For every ¥1,200 (tax included) people spend on merchandise at the fair they will receive a free sticker. A maximum of 6 stickers can be received in a single transaction.
There will also be character panels displayed at each store as well as photo spots for fans to take a commemorative photo.
A fifth season of the TV anime series is in the works, with no release date yet announced.
My Hero Academia Goods Fair ~BOOST UP HEROES!~
Running: September 4, 2020 – September 13, 2020
JUMP SHOP: http://www.benelic.com/service/jump.php
My Hero Academia Summer Fair to be Held at Animate Stores in Japan
12.July.2020 | ANIME&GAME
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.
My Hero Academia is a manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. Serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump, the series has sold over 26 million copies. A film, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising was released in December last year and has garnered $28.7 million worldwide as of March 2020. A fifth season of the TV anime series is currently in production.
Animate’s My Hero Academia summer fair will offer a range of merchandise for fans to pick up. For every ¥1,000 spent on books and character goods, as well as for every CD, DVD and Blu-ray purchased (over ¥1,000), fans will also receive one of the above-pictured postcards taken from the anime series’s fourth season opening video.
Other merchandise includes acrylic key holders, pins, wristbands, and much more. The fair is also being taken to Animate’s online shop for the duration of its run.
©Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee
My Hero Academia Summer Fair
Running: August 8, 2020 – September 6, 2020
Location: Animate stores and the Animate online shop in Japan
Streetwear Brand XLARGE to Release My Hero Academia Collaborative Clothing
Established in November 1991 in Vermont Avenue los angeles, XLARGE has become one of the leading streetwear brands, infusing a range of culture such as music, art and comics into their designs and pioneering a new direction in fashion.
XLARGE is set to release a line of My Hero Academia collaborative clothing with Kōhei Horikoshi – the creator of the popular Weekly Shōnen Jump series (Shueisha. Inc).
My Hero Academia is set in a world where 80 percent of the world possess some kind of superpower called “quirks”. The main character Izuku Midoriya (Deku), who has dreamt of becoming a hero since childhood, discovers that he was born quirkless. After an unexpected encounter with the world’s greatest hero All Might, Deku inherits the “One For All” quirk and is able to enter the prestigious hero school U.A. High School where he studies and fights alongside his new classmates to master his quirk. From children to adults, the series has become incredibly popular worldwide and the TV anime is set to release its fifth season.
S/S TEE DEKU WHITE,BLACK,GREEN / S,M,L,XL / ￥5,500+TAX
S/S TEE ALLMIGHT WHITE,BLACK,NAVY / S,M,L,XL / ￥5,500+TAX
The new clothing series features Izuku Midoriya, his rival from childhood Katsuki Bakugo, the top-class hero Shoto Todoroki and the world’s number one hero and Deku’s biggest role model All Might. All the illustrations are original and include the XLARGE logo.
MY HERO ACADEMIA DENIM PANT LtINDIGO / 30,32,34,36inch / ￥20,000+TAX
If you’re a fan of these new generation Jump characters then this stylish lineup is just what you need. The lineup will be sold from May 2, 2020 on calif and ZOZOTOWN online stores.
This is perfect for any My Hero Academia fan looking to quirk up their look.
©Kōhei Horikoshi/ SHUEISHA. Inc, My Hero Academia Production Committee
Animate’s Shonen Jump Fair 2020: My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, One Piece & More
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.
Fans can expect exclusive merchandise from various Shonen Jump series, as well as original bonus items when they purchase items from Animate stores across Japan. More on these below.
Bonus Items – Batch ①: Jump Fair Selection (Select Items)
Those who purchase or pre-order any piece of designated merchandise at Jump Fair in Animate will receive one of the pictured cards or other item. You can also get your hands on some of the original Shonen Jump items sold at Jump Festa last year, a popular Shonen Jump festival held every year.
The bonus items will be split into two batches sold at different dates and comprised of 58 items in total. Batch 1 items will drop from March 19 to April 2 and will include merchandise from My Hero Academia, The Promised Neverlandーfor which a live-action film has been green-litーand more. Batch 2 will available commencing April 3 and will include series like One Piece, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and more.
If you’re a Shonen Jump fan, and are headed to Japan this spring, then don’t miss out on Animate’s Shonen Jump fair.
©SHUEISHA Inc. All rights reserved.
Jump Fair in Animate 2020
Slot ①: March 19, 2020 – April 2, 2020
Slot ②: April 3, 2020 – April 12, 2020
Located: Animate stores in Japan and Animate’s online store
BLUE ENCOUNT to Perform Ahiru no Sora Anime’s New Opening Theme ‘Hummingbird’
Kumamoto-bred Japanese rock band BLUE ENCOUNTーwho have been garnering huge attention recently for the announcement of their nationwide tour set to begin on May 13, 2020ーwill perform the new opening theme song Hummingbird for the ongoing TV anime series Ahiru no Sora. The song will be introduced to the series this April.
Ahira no Sora is a popular basketball manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Hinata. 51 volumes have been published in Japanese to date, making it known as Hinata’s masterpiece. Hear BLUE ENCOUNT add their positive messages into this manga seriesーone which paints a picture of youth days.
KANA-BOON Releases My Hero Academia Opening ’Star Marker’ On Streaming Services and Unveils Anime Jacket Illustration
KANA-BOON’s dropped their new song Star Marker on streaming services on February 1, 2020.
Star Marker will be the title song for their new single which is set to be released on March 4, 2020. The song was appointed as the opening theme song for the season four culture festival arc of the worldwide trending anime My Hero Academia. The anime opening-length version of the single and video was dropped on YouTube and has already got 2 million views, immediately reaching the top of the rankings and stirring up a sensation. Now there is the unmissable opportunity to hear the entire full version of the song before it physically hits the shelves.
Along with the advanced single release, the artwork to be used on the jacket has also been unveiled. The Limited Edition Version comes in a My Hero Academia anime-themed jacket where the characters can be seen riding a star, soaring through space on an exciting adventure together – something that fans won’t want to miss.
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.
©Kōhei Horikoshi/Shueisha Inc./ My Hero Academia Production Committee
New Single: Star Marker
Release Date: March 4, 2020
■ Regular Edition (CD) KSCL-3240/¥ 1,182 ＋ Tax
■ Limited Pressing Edition（CD ＋ DVD） KSCL-3241～3242 / ¥1,500 ＋ Tax
*Comes in a My Hero Academia anime illustration jacket, Digipak
* Limited Pressing Edition available until the end of June
Star Marker: Streaming/ Purchasing Links:
KANA-BOON Official Website: http://www.kanaboon.com