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. 

In spring 2020, sumika will face their biggest live event yet—sumika Arena Tour 2020 -Daily’s Lamp—which stretches over 10 cities across Japan with 13 live gigs.

 

The First Press editions of the single even come with irresistible bonuses: The First Press A and B editions of the CD include an application card for pre-sale tickets to “sumika Arena Tour 2020 -Daily’s Lamp-” and the First Press Limited Edition A comes with a bonus CD containing a live audio recording of sumika Live Tour 2019 -Wonder Bridge- 2019.10.29 at Zepp Tokyo.

 

This is exciting news for fans of My Hero Academia and sumika alike.

 

©️2019 “My Hero Academia THE MOVIE” Production Committee

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