My Hero Academia has been going strong lately, with plenty of content being pumped out that’s sure to bring a smile to fans of the superhero-themed shonen spectacular. The original manga continues to gear up for major events with a feature-length film recently premiered in Japan and a brand new arena brawler based on the franchise coming to consoles this year. Of course, on top of all of this, the fourth and currently airing season of the My Hero Academia television anime continues to impress each week as it catches up to the events of the manga. With the first half of the season wrapping up soon, the 2nd half is set to bring with it a new story arc, new challenges, and of course, brand new opening and ending theme songs.
Revealed on the official website for the My Hero Academia television anime series, the name of the upcoming opening theme song for the second half of the fourth season of the anime is “Star Marker,” and it will be performed by rock band KANA-BOON. KANA-BOON are no strangers to the world of anime music, having previously performed theme songs for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations,Karakuri Circus, Naruto Shippuden, Sarazanmai, and The Perfect Insider.
The ending theme song for the series is titled “Shout Baby.” This track will be performed by Ryokuōshoku Shakai, an up-and-coming music group. This will be their first time performing a television anime theme song, following their debut album release in 2018 and prior EP releases starting from 2017.
To celebrate the climax of the current first half of the fourth season, the official website has also released a trio of stylish posters depicting Izuku Midoriya, Mirio Togata, Eri, and cruel villain Kai Chisaki:
According to AnimeNewsNetwork, this might be the last time My Hero Academia graces the silver screen. When asked about more films in the franchise, My Hero Academia manga author Kohei Horikoshi is quoted as saying “there won’t be a third film. Probably.” Apparently, he’s treating My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising as a sort of finale for the series.
In a blog post on the official Funimation website, the company recently announced its plans to bring My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising to North America and Canada in early 2020. No specific dates beyond that have been shared at this time. It’s easy to look at the pattern set in place by previous Funimation film screenings and guess that, much like their other North American and Canadian film debuts, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising will likely be shown in over 1,000 theaters across the country, with a mix of English dubbed and Japanese audio screenings.
Boku no Hero Academia synopsis:
One day, a four-year-old boy came to a sudden realization: the world is not fair. Eighty percent of the world’s population wield special abilities, known as “quirks,” which have given many the power to make their childhood dreams of becoming a superhero a reality. Unfortunately, Izuku Midoriya was one of the few born without a quirk, suffering from discrimination because of it. Yet, he refuses to give up on his dream of becoming a hero; determined to do the impossible, Izuku sets his sights on the elite hero training academy, UA High.
However, everything changes after a chance meeting with the number one hero and Izuku’s idol, All Might. Discovering that his dream is not a dead end, the powerless boy undergoes special training, working harder than ever before. Eventually, this leads to him inheriting All Might’s power, and with his newfound abilities, gets into his school of choice, beginning his grueling journey to become the successor of the best hero on the planet.