A unique-looking Japanese rock band, MAN WITH A MISSION, announced exciting news. Their new song called Merry-Go-Round is featured as the new opening theme song for the TV Anime series My Hero Academia (MHA) for the second term of season 5.
About My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is a popular TV Anime franchise that has avid fans from inside and outside Japan. It is from the manga (Japanese comics) of the same title created by Kohei Horikoshi.
Weekly Shonen Jump, one of the most famous manga magazines in Japan, had the title serially. And the anime boosted its popularity. Moreover, the anime movie My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes’ Mission is to be released this summer in Japan. (Read the article on the previous MHA movie released in India from here.)
The story is about a world where people have supernatural abilities called a ‘Quirk.’ It revolves around a boy, Izuku Midoriya, who stands up and battles against villains trying to misuse people’s Quirk. Viewers get to witness the boys’ journey to becoming mature.
MAN WITH A MISSION loves My Hero Academia and was so excited to compose the song for it
I was glad that I had the great opportunity of creating the opening theme song for My Hero Academia since I truly love this manga series!
MAN WITH A MISSION is a Japanese rock band consisting of five band members. They are the five ‘Ultimate Life Form’ who have the head of a wolf and a human body.
Their latest song consisted of a dramatic and powerful sound. The song is about the frustrated and endless circulation of one’s emotion. Sometimes people don’t feel like getting closer at all when people are aiming to achieve something/somewhere. The lyrics of the song describe such feeling to a merry-go-round which is the song title.
When Izuku admires the All-Mighty, or when people chase someone’s back trying to reach their goals, and still you don’t feel like you are getting closer to it at all… I made this song based on that complex feeling. And I compare the feeling to a merry-go-round. I hope the song will be an exciting addition to the story as a ‘Plus Ultra.’
Let’s enjoy the new season of the story together!
The new opening theme song came out on 26th June. Also, the new music video with the footage of the new opening sequence was released before the anime broadcasting on TV. In addition, the digital distribution of ‘Merry-Go-Round’ started on17th July.
MAN WITH A MISSION is a Japanese rock band consisting of five members. They are the five ‘Ultimate Life Form’ who have the head of a wolf and a human body. Those five members are, with stage names of Tokyo Tanaka (vocals), Jean-Ken Johnny (guitar, vocals, rap), Kamikaze Boy (bass guitar), DJ Santa Monica (DJ), and Spear Rib (drums).
They emerged suddenly into the Japanese music scene in 2010. Since then, the band has been doing very successful gigs. Nowadays, the band is so popular that they sell all the tickets for their live concerts within a day. They have done their gigs at the multiple largest stadiums in the country. It includes Nippon Budokan, Yokohama Arena, Makuhari Messe, Saitama Super Arena, Hanshin Koshien Stadium.
MAN WITH A MISSION has been also producing many songs for TV commercials, Anime series, TV dramas, and Movies. Furthermore,their activities are not only in Japan. They are gaining attention overseas after making their debut in the States. They toured with Zebrahead and Jimmy Eat World recognized as big-name artists. The Reading and Leeds Festival, the biggest outdoor music festival in the UK, is another big event that they appeared. In addition, they performed at the Download Festival and had a solo tour in North America.
This rock band celebrated their 10th Anniversary in February 2020 and is one of the most talked-about bands, leading the Japanese music scene.