MAN WITH A MISSION Perform My Hero Academia Opening Theme, MV Premieres On YouTube
The music video for MAN WITH A MISSION’s new single Merry-Go-Round will be premiering on their official YouTube channel at 18:00 on August 21.
Premieres August 21, 18:00~
The song is being used as the opening theme for the second cour of anime My Hero Academia’s 5th season, which is currently airing on YTV and NTV.
Merry-Go-Round First Edition
My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes was a huge hit, showing in 321 cinemas nationwide and overtaking all previous My Hero Academia box office records by exceeding ¥940 million in just four days.
Merry-Go-Round Regular Edition
The anime is extremely popular overseas, while MAN WITH A MISSION have been focusing both within Japan and abroad, adding to the excitement for the new single.
It has been announced that on the day of the premiere, the members will be chatting with the fans in real-time. You can set a reminder to watch the stream using the official URL. If you’re a fan then don’t miss this!
Release: September 9, 2021
<Limited First Edition> (CD+DVD) SRCL-11872~11873 Price: ¥1,500 / Tax Incl: ¥1,650
<Regular Edition> (CD+DVD) SRCL-11872~11874 Price: ¥1,000 / Tax Incl: ¥1,100
<Limited Edition> (CD+DVD) SRCL-11875~11876 Price: ¥1,500 / Tax Incl: ¥1,650
New TV Anime My Hero Academia
Official site: https://www.mwamjapan.info/
Eve to Hold Largest-Ever Arena Tour in 2023, Unveils Limited Edition Jacket for Upcoming EP ‘Bokurano’
Singer-songwriter Eve has announced his biggest ever arena tour, Eve Arena Tour 2023 Kororon, along with a key visual. This will mark the artist’s first tour since the Eve Live Tour 2022, which also merited an additional performance at Nippon Budokan in August 2022. The arena tour will be held for two days at Osaka-Jo Hall in Osaka on August 19 and August 20 and at Pia Arena MM in Kanagawa on August 26 and August 27.
Eve has also released a limited edition jacket for his new Bokurano EP scheduled to be released on March 22, 2023. The EP contains the track Bokurano, the opening theme for the currently-airing season of My Hero Academia. The jacket art is an original drawing by the anime production company BONES.
All first edition copies of Bokurano will include a code that can be used to enter the lottery to snag tickets to the Eve Arena Tour 2023 Kororon.
Eve Arena Tour 2023 Kororon
August 19 – Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka / Doors open 17:30, Show starts 19:00
August 20 – Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka / Doors open 15:00, Show starts 16:30
August 26 – Pia Arena MM, Kanagawa / Doors open 17:30, Show starts 19:00
August 27 – Pia Arena MM, Kanagawa / Doors open 15:00 / Show starts 16:30
Official Site: https://eveofficial.com/
Eve’s Song Bokurano, the 6th Opening Theme for My Hero Academia, Hits Streaming Services
The sixth opening song for the anime series My Hero Academia, Bokurano, was added to all major streaming services on January 8, 2023. The track is performed by popular artist Eve.
Bokurano – Eve
Eve, a longtime fan of My Hero Academia, claims that the episodes in the second cour of the sixth season hold a “special place” in his heart. “The song Bokurano was created to inspire our favorite battered heroes, pushing them to overcome their hardships together,” he said. The track features Eve’s signature fast-paced guitar along with the singer’s powerful voice and sensitive lyrics. Up-and-coming music video creator niL, who previously worked on Eve’s Yuseiboushi, provided the jacket art
In the second cour of the sixth season, the protagonist Izuku Midoriya will face the aftermath of the deadly battle seen during the Paranormal Liberation War Arc. The opening shows Deku with an entirely new aura and fans are sure to be shocked by how the series progresses!
Comment from Eve
“I’m happy to announce that I’ll be performing the sixth opening theme for the anime series My Hero Academia.
The song Bokurano was created to inspire our favorite battered heroes, pushing them to overcome their hardships together.
I have a personal attachment to this series and I’m so honored that I was asked to write a song for it!”
Bokurano – Eve (Digital Single)
My Hero Academia 6th Opening Theme
Release Date: January 8, 2023
Streaming Links: https://tf.lnk.to/Bokurano
My Hero Academia Underwear Now Available from HIPSHOP
A collaboration has been announced between the popular shop HIPSHOP and My Hero Academia, a popular anime series that has just started its sixth season. The new products will be available at HIPSHOP stores nationwide and online starting on November 11, 2022.
The front of each item has a background pattern inspired by the personality of each of the main characters. The back features HIPSHOP’s standard up-angle design. Fans of the series won’t want to miss out on these unique and colorful items.
Those who purchase an item from the My Hero Academia series in-store will receive an original HIPSHOP shopping bag. Supplies are limited, so you’ll want to hurry! Six designs are available in total, with each available in M, L, and LL.
Each pair of underpants is made of a quick-drying, stretchy polyester material that keeps the skin feeling dry. As silly as it may seem, these would make the perfect gift for the anime fan in your life.
My Hero Academia x HIPSHOP
On Sale: November 11, 2022
Online Store: https://www.hipshop.jp/fs/hipshop/c/myheroacademia/
My Hero Academia Pop-Up Shop Opens in Tokyo for a Limited Time
My Hero Academia began its sixth season this month, and to celebrate, a special pop-up store will open at Tokyo Solamachi for a limited time. Fans will be able to grab some neat merch from November 5 until December 2, 2022.
Limited-Edition Collaborative Goods
The new merchandise features unique character nametags drawn exclusively for the shop. Fans can grab all kinds of goods, from acrylic pen stands and pins to clear folders and pouches.
Purchase Bonuses Available
Guests spending ¥1,000 (tax included) or more will be gifted an original illustration card. Ten designs are available, and each card will be given out at random.
These new products can also be purchased online at the Tree Village site from November 5 at 9:00 until December 2 at 23:59. Note that the purchase bonus is not available for online orders.
For more details, check out the official website!
My Hero Academia Pop-Up Shop
Running: November 5 – December 2, 2022
Venue: Tokyo Solamachi West Yard, 4F, #4
Tree Village (Official TV Shop)
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Official Site: https://tree-village.jp
ACCAMER Releases Music Video for ‘I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss’ Ending Theme
ACCAMER released the song Nomic on streaming services on October 7. The track serves as the ending theme for the anime series I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss, and on October 15, the music video was revealed!
The new music video was produced by the song’s writer Sheeno Mirin, and is a unique creation perfectly suited for the track. In the past, ACCAMER has worked with eminent video creators on her music videos, including sakiyama, Ryuuseee, and Yuma Saito.
The music video was illustrated by up-and-coming artist Meri, who also created the cover art for Nomic. The video was edited by video director bondbond, and fans will also want to keep an eye out for ZAZA’s avant-garde CG work. The lyrics, which scroll vertically, are somewhat hypnotic, and this is certain to be one video you won’t forget!
Nomic – ACCAMER (Music Video)
Released: October 15, 2022
Music Video: https://youtu.be/MSNNBHugtag
BE:FIRST Releases Poignant Music Video for First Love Song ‘Message’
14.October.2022 | MUSIC
Popular boys group BE:FIRST has released the music video for Message. The track was featured on the group’s chart-topping first album BE:1 released on August 31.
Message is BE:FIRST’s first love song, featuring a soundscape punctuated by sweet guitar riffs. The mid-tempo ballad is a collaboration between singer-songwriter eill, whose songs reflect elements of soul and R&B and whose silky, soulful voice is incredibly addicting; Matt Cab, whose musical sense and unique sound is perfect for a wide range of genres; and MATZ and SKY-HI, who have attracted attention as next-generation artists who lead the Japanese dance music scene.
The music video shows seven people in love and was filmed like a drama series. The seven performers portray their daily lives as they fall in love, struggle with love, and learn to move forward. The powerful dance is also a highlight. Check out the dramatic performances of the seven members in this elaborate setting.
BE:FIRST is currently on its first nationwide tour, titled BE:FIRST 1st One Man Tour “BE:1” 2022-2023. The tour will take the members to 17 cities nationwide for a total of 29 shows.
Be sure to watch this dance-filled music video, offering a glimpse at a new side of BE:FIRST.
BUMP OF CHICKEN Releases Music Video for SOUVENIR, the Second Opening for Anime Series Spy x Family
Rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN has released the music video for the song SOUVENIR, the second opening theme for the popular anime series Spy x Family. The second cour of the series began airing on October 1.
SOUVENIR is the band’s first new song in about six months and was added to streaming services on September 29. Unsurprisingly, the track has been a hit, performing well on the charts.
The music video was directed by Spikey John, who is working with BUMP OF CHICKEN for the first time.
Prior to the music video’s release, a fast-paced teaser video shot on a highway was released, and many fans have been anxious to see what the full-length video would look like.
Are you watching Spy x Family? How do you feel about the new opening song and animation?
SOUVENIR – BUMP OF CHICKEN
Music Video: https://youtu.be/C9vAUfSEh8Q
Rina Sawayama Releases Music Video for ‘Hurricanes,’ Studio Performance of ‘This Hell’
28.September.2022 | MUSIC
Born in Niigata and living in London, international singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama released her second album Hold The Girl on September 16. The album has already received rave reviews from media outlets worldwide, with NME calling it “the best British pop album of the year.”
Sawayama has now released the music video for her single Hurricanes, which can also be found on her newest album. The impressive video features an incredibly powerful performance with the band in the middle of a violent storm. Be sure to check it out below!
Hurricanes – Rina Sawayama (Official Music Video)
A studio performance version of the song This Hell, the first single from the album and a fan favorite, has also been released. The video features incredible dancers and a live band.
This Hell (Live) – Rina Sawayama | Vevo Studio Performance
Sawayama has also announced that she will hold her first solo Japan tour in January 2023, which will stop in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.
Hold The Girl
Album (Including Lyrics with Bilingual Commentary): ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
Purchase Bonus Details: https://www.universal-music.co.jp/rina-sawayama/news/2022-07-28/
Japan Concert Info:
Voice Actor Music Hero Project PRELUDERS Releases Music Video for ‘Horizon Climber’
On August 31, 2022, the voice actor, hero, and music project PRELUDERS released the album By Your Side. Now, the music video for the song Horizon Climber by High Five has been released, and it’s absolutely gorgeous!
High Five is a group led by Asuka Morito (Junya Enoki), and Horizon Climber is a song filled with hope. Young people are encouraged to listen to imagine the kind of hero they’d like to become!
Horizon Climber Music Video
The music video for Horizon Climber depicts the fifth and final chapter of the voice drama Koubou (Beam of Light), in which the members of High Five and S-quad finally confront the two members of Vice Versa, voiced by Atsushi Tamaru and Shintaro Asanuma. The battle is ready to start, with Asuka (Junya Enoki) and Ko Kujikami (Yuma Uchida) taking on those who would threaten their friends. Be sure to keep an eye out for more from this exciting project!
Be sure to give this gorgeous video a watch!
Official Site: https://preluders.jp
MAN WITH A MISSION’s Famous Track ‘Emotions’ Used as Theme for Horse Racing Festival
03.September.2022 | MUSIC
Emotions, one of the most iconic songs by MAN WITH A MISSION, recently appeared in a special promotional video for JBC 2022, known as the festival of dirt horse racing.
The video, produced by the National Association of Racing, has been posted on the NAR official YouTube channel and is being broadcast at horse racing facilities nationwide. It has also been shown on television.
JBC 2022 Special Promotional Video (60-second ver.): https://youtu.be/WSmgBrB-sdM
Emotions, the second single from MAN WITH A MISSION, was released in 2013 and became an instant hit, often played during concerts. At the time of its release, it was featured on Music Station and was used as the theme song for the film HK: Forbidden Super Hero.
Be sure to check out the video above and get ready for some serious horse racing!
Emotions – MAN WITH A MISSION
Released: February 20, 2013
Price: ¥1,257 (Tax Included)
FEMM Releases Tokyo-Based Cyberpunk Music Video for ‘Crawl Away’
10.August.2022 | MUSIC
The mannequin rap duo FEMM has just returned from an expansive European tour through England, Germany, and France.
The main track from their latest album Tokyo Ex Machina, We Got Each Other, managed to chart for 12 consecutive weeks on the major U.S. radio chart MEDIABASE/Activator Chart, and in September, the two will return to Europe to perform in Spain.
The music video for their song Crawl Away, from their upcoming mini-album THE SIX, has been unveiled. The album will be released on August 17, 202.
Crawl Away (Music Video):
FEMM has always had cyberpunk as a theme for its visuals, and this time, the duo decided to collaborate with UK-based concept artist Max Prentis to kick up the retro-futuristic feel. The video is both set in a faraway time and nostalgic, bringing together 80s melodies and flashy visuals of a distant Tokyo.
As the duo continues their activities in Europe and the United States, their new song THE SIX is being used as the opening song for the MBS/TBS drama Ikinokotta 6-nin ni Yoru to, which has just begun airing.
Release Date: August 17, 2022
Official Site: https://femms.jp/
GARNiDELiA Releases Music Video for Cover Version of REBECCA’s ‘Friends’
09.August.2022 | MUSIC
GARNiDELiA has chosen REBECCA’s legendary track Friends as the ninth song in their ongoing cover series, also releasing a music video.
GARNiDELiA is composed of Maria, the lead vocalist, and toku, the group’s composer. The duo’s J-pop cover song project was started after the pandemic under the title ‘GARNiDELiA Cover Collection,’ and many popular songs have been featured so far, including Gurenge by LiSA, Hakujitsu by King Gnu, Pretender by Official Hige Dandism, Haru Yo Koi by Yumi Matsutoya, and Kaikai Kitan by Eve. Unsurprisingly, the project has pulled in over 5 million views.
Friends – REBECCA (Covered by GARNiDELiA)
MARiA does the styling for her musical activities and serves as a producer. For Friends, the artist focused on highlighting the feel of the 80s, the era when the track was initially released.
Check out the GARNiDELiA Cover Collection for some new and classic titles covered by this talented duo!