BLUE ENCOUNT Drops My Hero Academia Opening ‘Polaris’ Along With Official Music Video

18.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Four-person music group BLUE ENCOUNT has launched their new song ‘Polaris’ on streaming services and dropped the official music video on YouTube. The CD and DVD versions of ‘Polaris’ will be released on November 20. 

‘Polaris’ Music Video 

Polaris is currently the opening theme song for hit anime series My Hero Academia.

The music video was shot entirely outdoors and is set in Muroran: a port city which sits on the south coast of Hokkaido. As strong seaside winds blow, the band members are seen performing at the top of a cliff. Natural rough winds ruffle the scene, creating a realistic presence. Just as the North Star (Polaris) dazzles in the pitch black night sky, the vast natural landscape of the video is dotted with the four prominent figures of the band members dressed in distinctive red costumes. The music video will capture your gaze just like the beautiful Polaris. In the video, natural scenes are weaved perfectly with cuts of animation. The beautiful movements of nature and animation in this video is something you don’t want to miss. 

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    Bandai Namco Amusement is opening a My Hero Academia pop-up shop at the new Namco Ikebukuro facility which itself is set to open this winter at Sunshine 60 Street. The pop-up shop will run for a limited time only from December 20, 2019 to January 19, 2020.

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    ©My Hero Academia Production Committee ©️2019 “My Hero Academia THE MOVIE” Production Committee ©️Kohei Horikoshi/Shueisha

    *The information in this news release is up to date at the time of posting. Information regarding the event is subject to change without notice.

    *Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

  • sumika Drops Music Video for My Hero Academia – Heroes: Rising Theme Song ‘Higher Ground’

    12.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

    Along with the release of their new single Negai/Higher Ground on December 11, sumika unveiled the song’s official music video. Higher Ground is the opening theme song for the upcoming anime film My Hero Academia – Heroes: Rising, which is working up a sensation this winter in Japan. 

    sumika – “Higher Ground” Music Video

    With a thudding beat and sense of urgency, the action-packed song Higher Ground was written especially for the film, which is set to premiere in Japan on December 20. The song is based on the concept of “everybody raising their flags and proceeding towards the light”, which is reflected in the video’s usage of colour and beautiful lighting. 

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    sumika – “Negai/Higher Ground” Teaser

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    The new collaboration celebrates the upcoming release of the anime film My Hero Academia – Heroes: Rising on December 20, 2019. It marks a year and a half since the last collaboration held in July 2018 to celebrate the release of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, another film in the franchise.

     

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    An event is set to take place at Tokyo Tower from December 7 in promotion of the upcoming anime film My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising, which is set to release on December 20.

    If you pick up a Tokyo Tower Main Deck ticket, which takes you up 150 meters in the tower, you’ll receive a ticket with a limited-edition design, a folder, and one of six possible stickers as pictured above.

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    23.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

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    Sayuri – “Koukai no Uta” Music Video (Full Version) YouTube Premiere

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    The My Hero Academia manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi is serialised in Weekly Shōnen Jump with over 24 million copies in print. Both the manga and anime have proved sensational both in Japan and overseas.

     

    Sayuri is Japanese singer-songwriter who has performed around the world including in LA, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan and elsewhere. Her song Koukai no Uta was written specifically for season four of the hit TV anime series My Hero Academia.

  • Hulu Japan Announces My Hero Academia Season 4 Catch-Ups

    29.October.2019 | ANIME&GAME

    The My Hero Academia manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi is serialised in Weekly Shōnen Jump with over 24 million copies in print. Both the manga and anime have proved sensational in Japan and overseas.

    The series is set in a world where people have superpowers known as Quirks. It follows the story of Deku, who has already dreamt of having a Quirk, and his fellow classmate companions. The anime series has put three seasons out since 2016, and a film entitled My Hero Academia: Two Heroes was released in 2018 which was seen by over 1.3 million people in theatres.

    A second film entitled My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising will be released on December 20, 2019. Season four of the anime series began airing in Japan on October 12. The new season will begin airing in English on November 9.

    It has also been announced that season four will hit Hulu Japan. Episodes 1-3, which have already aired in Japan on TV, will make their way onto the streaming site on November 1. Subsequently, those in Japan will be able to catch up with episodes they have missed starting from November 9. Hulu also currently has seasons 1-3 in their back catalogue, making this a great opportunity for those who need to catch up before the new film drops.

     

    ©Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee

  • Sayuri Releases My Hero Academia Season 4 Ending Theme ‘Koukai no Uta’ Music Video

    28.October.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese singer-songwriter Sayuri’s new song Koukai no Uta (‘Song of Voyage’) is currently being used as the ending theme for season 4 of the hit shōnen anime series My Hero Academia. The song was released digitally ahead of the CD release on Saturday (October 26), and the short version of the music video just hit YouTube.

    The music video is fused with the world of My Hero Academia and is different from anything we’ve seen from Sayuri to date. It features an unnamed young male protagonist in a story about hope and preparation for the future, a theme which ties in with her debut single Mitazuki and her first album Mitazuki no Koukai.

    Limited Pressing Edition CD Cover

    The CD cover for Limited Pressing Edition copies was also unveiled, featuring an original illustration of the protagonist Deku and Eri, a key character in season four of the anime series.

     

    The single will be released on CD on November 27. Pre-orders are now open at select stores in Japan.

     

    The My Hero Academia manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi is serialised in Weekly Shōnen Jump with over 24 million copies in print. Both the manga and anime have proved sensational both in Japan and overseas.

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