BLUE ENCOUNT Release My Hero Academia Season 4 OP Theme ‘Polaris’

19.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

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.

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  • Character cafés are an exciting experience in Japan which sees a café collaborate with well-known anime series, game series or other franchise by decorating the café interior with designs and illustrations based on them and meals and drinks inspired by them.

     

    Before continuing this article be sure to check out our September 2019 list of character cafés as some of them are still running.

     

    Ariel Heads to Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya & Hokkaido for The Little Mermaid Cafe

    Ariel is swimming to Japan this September as four branches of OH MY CAFE turn into cafes inspired by The Little Mermaid. The Tokyo and Osaka branches will open on September 21, the Hokkaido branch on September 22, and the Nagoya branch on September 27. The collaboration is being carried out by LEGS COMPANY, LTD.

    Disney’s The Little Mermaid was released back in 1989 as the 28th Disney animated feature film. It tells the story of the internationally-beloved Disney mermaid princess Ariel and her curiosity about the world above the sea.
    The cafes celebrate 30 years since the film’s release. The cafe’s concept is “independent girl.” Each cafe will take on a stylish look and be inspired by Ariel’s unwavering heart and her strength to make her dreams come true.

    <Ariel> Veggie-Packed Pesto Pasta – ¥1,990

    If you’re vegetarian, you won’t be disappointed with this healthy, vegetable-packed pasta dish. The plate it is served on features an illustration of Ariel swimming elegantly in the ocean.

    Seaside Cream Risotto – ¥1,990

    Based on sandy beaches is this creamy risotto. If you look closely you’ll see one of Ariel’s priceless treasures from her endless collection of whose-its, whats-its, and thingamabobs. Sebastian is hiding on the plate too, can you spot him?

    <Flounder> Stripey Yogurt Drink – ¥1,090 / With Coaster – ¥1,890

    Flounder is Ariel’s closest friend, so he had to be included on the menu. This cute yogurt-flavoured smoothie takes on the same colours as our stripey fish companion.

    <Sebastian> Strawberry Smoothie – ¥890 / With Coaster – ¥1,790

    There are lots of other character-themed food and drinks to be enjoyed at the cafes besides these ones too. For more information, check our full article here.

     

    ▼The Little Mermaid OH MY CAFE

    Locations/Dates
    ・Tokyo: OH MY CAFE TOKYO (Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku) / September 21, 2019 – November 9, 2019

    ・Osaka: kawara CAFE&DINING Shinsaibashi / September 21, 2019 – November 10, 2019

    ・Nagoya: kawara CAFE&KITCHEN Nagoya PARCO / September 27, 2019 – November 10, 2019

    ・Hokkaido: Cafe Interlude / September 22, 2019 – October 14, 2019

    Official Website: https://mermaid.ohmycafe.jp/

     

     

    Sarazanmai Cafe Designed & Produced by Sanrio Opens in Ikebukuro and Osaka

    Two cafés based on the popular anime series Sarazanmai have arrived in Tokyo and Osaka. The café designs were produced by Sanrio.

    Football Curry of Youth: ¥1,380 (Before Tax)

    Football is what connects the three main characters Kazuki, Kuji and Enta. Come taste the delicious flavour of budding friendship in the form of a delicious curry at the café.

    Pudding a la Mode of Friendship: ¥1,280 (Before Tax)

    The three middle schoolers are represented in the form of colourful fruit. This is a delicious dish easily enjoyed by anybody.

    Sparkling Jelly Juice (Kazuki/Kuji/Enta): ¥650 Each (Before Tax)

    These jelly drinks are also themed around Kazuki, Kuji and Enta. The jelly lurking at the bottom of the cup adds a wonderful accent to the flavour.

     

    This café is the perfect place to relax at your own pace this autumn. For more information, check out our full article here.

     

    Sarazanmai Café (Designs Produced by Sanrio)

    Open:

    ・Ikebukuro, Tokyo: September 19 ー October 27, 2019

    ・Nipponnbashi, Osaka: September 26 ー November 5, 2019

    Advanced reservations accepted from 7pm on September 6, 2019

    Reservation Fee: ¥500 (comes with a bonus for reserving)

    Official Website: https://sarazanmai-sanrio-cafe.jp/

     

     

    My Hero Academia Themed Cafe Opening at SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO in Tokyo

     

    A cafe based on the hit TV anime series My Hero Academia will open at SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO on October 12.

     

    Drinks Menu

    Drinks – ¥600 Each (Before Tax)

    Original Latte Art (11 Designs) – ¥700 Each (Before Tax)

     

    Food Menu

    Menu ①: October 12, 2019 – November 1, 2019

    Katsu-Lover Midoriya’s Pork Rib Noodles / Eijiro Kirishima’s Crunchy Kakiage Don – ¥1,200 Each (Before Tax)

     

    Menu ②: November 2, 2019 – November 24, 2019

    Katsuki Bakugo’s Spicy Mapo Doufu / Shoto Todoroki’s Fire & Ice Tomato Cheese Pasta – ¥1,200 Each (Before Tax)

     

    Dessert Menu

    Menu ①: October 12, 2019 – November 1, 2019

    Ochaco Uraraka’s Japanese-Style Dessert Set with Matcha Milk – ¥1,200 (Before Tax) / Tenya Iida’s Source of Strength Orange Parfait – ¥900 (Before Tax)

     

    Menu ②: November 2, 2019 – November 24, 2019

    U.A. Dessert Plate – ¥1,200 (Before Tax) / Tsuyu Asui’s Kero Kero Parfait – ¥900 (Before Tax)

    Enjoy a fun selection of food, drinks and desserts inspired by the My Hero Academia character cast. There’s a whole bunch of merchandise to get your hands on too. For more information, check our full article here.

     

    ▼SEGA Collabo Cafe My Hero Academia

    Running: October 12, 2019 – November 24, 2019

    Location: SEGA Collabo Cafe Ikebukuro GiGO (SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO Floor B2F, 1-21-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo

     

    Schedule

    Menu ①: October 12, 2019 – November 1, 2019

    Menu ②: November 2, 2019 – November 24, 2019

    *Menu items and coaster designs will change for each menu

    *More details can be found on the SEGA Collabo Cafe official website

     

    Cafe Website: https://sega-collabocafe.com/ikebukuro/heroaca02.html

    My Hero Academia Official Website: https://heroaca.com/

     

     

    Weathering with You Anime Film Themed Cafes Opening in Tokyo & Osaka

    Two cafes filmed based on the hit blockbuster anime film Weathering with You will open in Tokyo and Osaka on October 8 and 10 respectively for a limited time. The cafes are being opened by LEGS COMPANY.

     

    The cafes have a beautiful menu lined up inspired by the world of Weathering with You. In addition to the themed decorations set to line the cafes, fans can also get their hands on a range of exclusive cafe merchandise and bonus items.

    The Most Delicious Dinner in Your Life – ¥1,590

    This dish is a complete recreation of the dinner Hodaka eats in the film which he describes as the most delicious he has ever eaten in his 16 years of living. Enjoy a hearty burger together with clam chowder soup and fries.

    Hodaka’s Welcome Party Set – ¥1,590

    This one-person set was made lovingly by Natsume when Hodaka comes to work at the same company as her, K&A. Complete the set together with one of the “Dreamy” beverages from the drinks menu.

    Nagi’s Teru Teru Bōzu À La Mode – ¥1,490
    The teru teru bōzu is a traditional Japanese doll used to prevent rain and bring good weather. This assortment includes candy, fruits, and the doll itself holding a cute umbrella.
    Dreamy Peach Soda – ¥790
    There are lots of other gorgeous-looking menu items and merchandise available too. For more information, check our full article here.

     

    ▼Weathering with You Cafes

    Locations/Dates:
    ①OMOTESANDO BOX CAFE&SPACE (Pine Under Flat B1F, 5-13-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo) @ October 8, 2019 – November 17, 2019

    ②Osaka Shinsaibashi contact (1-6-24 Kitahorie, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture) @ October 10, 2019 – November 17, 2019

     

    Table Reservations:

    Price: ¥650 (Before Tax) *Includes bonus item

    *Advance table reservations opened on September 24, 2019

     

    Weathering with You Cafe Website: https://tenkinoko-cafe.jp/

     

     

    ‘LISA LARSON Fika TOKYO’ Cafe Opens in Collaboration With Swedish Ceramicist Lisa Larson

    Sunday Branch Marronnier Gate Ginza is a cafe in Ginza that has collaborated with a number of different characters and artists, including Shawn the Sheep since 2017, The Very Hungry Catterpillar in 2018, and Leo Lionni since 2019.

    Mikey Plate

    ​Inspired by Larson’s popular cat character Mikey, this healthy dish includes almond milk rice with a side of greens.

    Lion Plate

    The adorable round Lion looks like he has been taken right out of Larson’s works and put onto a plate.

    Baby Mikey Gateau Chocolate

    These baby Mikey chocolates take on a ceramic appearance like Larson’s work and are filled with sesame and cocoa powder.

     

    Enjoy food and art come together at LISA LARSON Fika TOKYO. Keep in mind that reservations get priority, so be sure to book a table in advance. For more information, check our full article here.

     

    ▼LISA LARSON Fika TOKYO

    Running: October 4, 2019 – January 27, 2020 (Closed January 1, 2020)

    Location: Sunday Branch Marronnier Gate Ginza 1 Floor 4F (2-2-14, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo)

    Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:00)

    Website/Reservations: https://www.marronniergate.com/topic/detail/115

    6 Sailor Moon Cafes Opening Across Japan Including Tokyo and Osaka

    LEGS COMPANY, LTD. held the Sailor Moon Cafe 2017 event back in September 2017 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sailor Moon. The event’s theme focused around adulthood imbued with a hint of cuteness. The cafes were so popular that they had a second “encore” run in December of the same year.

     

    This year, LEGS has created an entirely new concept. The theme this year is “Girls Night Out,” and the menu line-up stays true to it, featuring food and drinks all ladies are sure to enjoy on a night out.

    5 Sailor Tortilla Wrap Sandwiches – ¥1,590 (Not available at the Saitama cafe)

    Pretty Girl’s Brunch Pancakes – ¥1,590 (Available at lunchtime only)

    Cosmic Heart Berry Sandwich – ¥1,690

    Moon Night Parfait – ¥1,490 (Available at dinnertime only)

    Enter the kawaii world of the Sailor Moon Cafe again in 2019. For more information, check our full article here.

     

    ▼Sailor Moon Cafe 2019

    Dates/Locations

    ▶︎Tokyo・Shibuya: SHIBUYA BOX CAFE&SPACE SHIBUYA 109

    Running: October 3, 2019 – November 17, 2019

    ▶︎Osaka・Abeno: Abeno contact

    Running: October 3, 2019 – November 17, 2019

    ▶︎Aichi・Nagoya: NAGOYA BOX CAFE&SPACE

    Running: October 10, 2019 – November 24, 2019

    ▶︎Hokkaido・Sapporo: Coach & Four Shinkawa-Dori (Hokkaido Branch)

    Running: October 18, 2019 – November 17, 2019

    ▶︎Kyushu・Fukuoka: kawara CAFE & DINNING KITTE (Hakata Branch)

    Running: October 26, 2019 – December 1, 2019

    ▶︎Saitama・Koshigaya: BOX CAFE&SPACE

    Running: November 14, 2019 – January 13, 2019

     

    Reservations: Opened September 26, 2019

    *¥650 per reservation. Up to 4 people per reservation. Includes bonus item.

     

    Sailor Moon Cafe 2019 Official Website: https://sailor-moon-cafe2019.jp/

     

     

    How did you like this list? Be sure to enjoy all of the café collaboration cafes this October and November!

  • My Hero Academia Themed Cafe to Open at SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO in Tokyo

    14.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    A cafe based on the hit TV anime series My Hero Academia will open at SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO on October 12.

     

    Drinks Menu

     

    Drinks – ¥600 Each (Before Tax)

    Original Latte Art (11 Designs) – ¥700 Each (Before Tax) *Choose your own

     

    Food Menu

    Menu ①: October 12, 2019 – November 1, 2019

    Katsu-Lover Midoriya’s Pork Rib Noodles / Eijiro Kirishima’s Crunchy Kakiage Don – ¥1,200 Each (Before Tax)

     

    Menu ②: November 2, 2019 – November 24, 2019

    Katsuki Bakugo’s Spicy Mapo Doufu / Shoto Todoroki’s Fire & Ice Tomato Cheese Pasta – ¥1,200 Each (Before Tax)

     

    Dessert Menu

    Menu ①: October 12, 2019 – November 1, 2019

    Ochaco Uraraka’s Japanese-Style Dessert Set with Matcha Milk – ¥1,200 (Before Tax) / Tenya Iida’s Source of Strength Orange Parfait – ¥900 (Before Tax)

     

    Menu ②: November 2, 2019 – November 24, 2019

    U.A. Dessert Plate – ¥1,200 (Before Tax) / Tsuyu Asui’s Kero Kero Parfait – ¥900 (Before Tax)

    Enjoy a fun selection of food, drinks and desserts inspired by the My Hero Academia character cast. You can only pick between one meal and/or dessert when ordering.

     

    Bonus Merch

    When ordering from the drinks menu or one of the latte art coffees, you will receive one drinks coaster selected randomly from the following designs during the following dates.

     

    Coaster Line-Up ①: October 12, 2019 – November 1, 2019

    Coaster Line-Up ②: November 2, 2019 – November 24, 2019

     

    And when ordering from the food or dessert menu, you will receive one of the below-pictured original bromide pictures chosen randomly. All of these bonus items are first-come, first-served.

     

    Merchandise Shop

    The cafe will also have its own merchandise corner selling exclusive items in collaboration with SEGA.

     

    Available From October 12

    Holographic Pin Badge (7 Designs) – ¥500 Each (Before Tax) *Chosen randomly, up to 10 allowed per person in one transaction 

    Acrylic Key Ring with Stand – ¥1,200 Each (Before Tax) *Chosen randomly, up to 10 allowed per person in one transaction

     

    Available From November 2

    Mini Card (7 Designs) – ¥600 Each (Before Tax)

    There are lots of other pieces of merchandise to get your hands on too. The cafe-exclusives are available only to those who use the cafe.

    You must book a table in advanced if you want to visit, so be sure to get yours in quick.

     

     

    ©Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee ©SEGA

    *Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Actual product may differ.

  • 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.”

  • My Hero Academia Themed Shirts & T-Shirts Released On AMNIBUS

    07.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    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.

    “T-Shirt” T-Shirt

    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

    Casual Shirts

    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

  • 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. 

  • 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 BadtzMaru

    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

    25.May.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    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 & Sword Art Online T-Shirts Released by AMNIBUS

    07.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    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.

  • My Hero Academa Themed Cafe Opening at SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO

    24.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    SEGA Entertainment is joining hands with the popular ongoing anime series My Hero Academia to open a limited time cafe at SEGA Ikebukuro GiGO on February 8.

    Izuku’s Midoriya Demi Cup Plate (Left): ¥1,200 / Katsuki Bakugou’s Spicy Miso Ramen (Right): ¥1,200

    Shōto Todoroki’s Fire & Ice Pancakes: ¥1,200

    Ochaco Uraraka’s Houjicha Tea Parfaits: ¥900

    Latte Art – 13 Designs: ¥700 Each (Coffee/Cocoa/Cafe Mocha)

    For every drink ordered customers will receive one of the above 18 coasters chosen randomly. Drinks include hot or iced coffee, hot cocoa and one of the latte art drinks. Only a limited quantity of coasters are available, so don’t miss out.

     

    Ordering from the food or dessert menu will get you one of the above original bromide photos, again chosen randomly and limited in stock.

     

    A selection of exclusive merchandise will also be sold including key rings and other bromide photos.

    Large Acrylic Key Holders w/ Standing – 5 Designs: ¥1,200 Each

    Bromide Photos – 18 Designs (Set of 2): ¥500

     

    You must reserve a table in advance to dine at the cafe, so book yours ASAP.

  • Banana Fish Anime’s 2nd Opening Song to be Performed by BLUE ENCOUNT

    12.September.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Having wrapped up their nationwide Japan tour entitled TOUR 2018 Choice Your 「→」, four-member Japanese rock band BLUE ENCOUNT have been thrilling crowds at summer festivals across the country.

    In recent news, it has just been announced that the band’s new song FREEDOM will be used as the second opening theme song for the ongoing anime series Banana Fish which began airing on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block on July 5. The news was announced on the band’s official TwitCasting stream page on September 10, the date of their 4 year anniversary since their debut. They also revealed that FREEDOM will be released as a CD single on November 21.

    In addition, the band’s song RUN from the third album VECTOR which was released in March this year will be used as the theme song for the TV Asahi drama Genki Atsu!! Yankee Soccer Bu, a show that explores the high school days of former Japanese football players Masayuki Okano. Other tracks from the album will also feature in the series.

    BLUE ENCOUNTER will host their first ever live event “DO IT HERE vol. 1” in Kumamoto this December. Performing in the line up will be punk rock band Kyuso Nekokami and alternative metal band SiM. Pre-sale tickets are now available so be sure to get your hands on them quick.

    Look forward to the band’s next single dropping on November 21.

     

    ■Information

    “FREEDOM”

    On Sale: November 21, 2018

    First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD): ¥1,759 (Pre-Tax) *PlayPASS compatible

    Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥1,204 (Pre-Tax)

     

    BLUE ENCOUNT presents “DO IT HERE vol. 1”

    2018/12/06 @ Kumamoto B.9 V1 (Open 18:00 / Start 19:00)

    2018/12/07 @ Kumamoto B.9 V1 (Open 18:00 / Start 19:00)

     

    Pre-Sale Tickets

    Buy: https://l-tike.com/st1/blueencount-201812hp2

    Ticket Window: September 10 at 21:00 to September 16 at 23:59

    Price: Standing ¥4,300 (Tax Included / Separate Drink Fee Charged)

     

    BLUE ENCOUNT Official Website: http://blueencount.jp/

    Banana Fish Official Website: https://bananafish.tv/ (Available on Amazon Prime Video in Japan and Overseas)

     

  • My Hero Academia Creditless Ending Theme Video Released

    01.August.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    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.

     

    ■Information

    Long Hope Philia

    On Sale: August 1, 2018

    First Press Limited Edition (CD+DVD) – ¥1,900 (Pre-Tax)

    *DVD includes Masaki Suda’s performance at Shibuya WWW X on February 23 as part of his Premium 1st TOUR.

    Regular Edition (CD-Only) – ¥1,000 (Pre-Tax)

    Limited Pressing Edition (CD) – ¥1,300 (Pre-Tax)

     

    Masaki Suda Official Website: http://sudamasaki-music.com

  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes ‘Long Hope Philia’ Anime Music Video Released

    29.July.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    A compilation video was released in collaboration with Masaki Suda of clips from the upcoming My Hero Academia: Two Heroes movie. The video features the song Long Hope Philia by the singer which serves as the opening theme.

     

     

    The video has prompted fans to leave heartfelt comments talking about My Hero Academia‘s has influenced them.

    Long Hope Philia was written and composed by Hiromu Akita (amazarashi) and ties in perfectly with the movie’s theme of friendship Be sure to check it out in the newly released collaboration video.

     

    ■Information

    My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

    Release Date: August 3, 2018

    Official Website: http://heroaca-movie.com/

     

    Long Hope Philia

    Written & Composed by Hiromu Akita (amazarashi)

    Digital Release – July 14, 2018

    CD Single Release – August 17, 2018

    Masaki Suda Music Official Website: http://sudamasaki-music.com/

    Masaki Suda “Long Hope Philia” Website: http://sudamasaki-music.com/LonghopePhilia/

     

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