My Hero Academia Season 6 ED theme song ‘SKETCH’ gets music video, edgy jacket cover art

My Hero Academia Season 6's ED theme song jacket cover and picture of Kiro Akiyama.
My Hero Academia Season 6’s ED theme song jacket cover and picture of Kiro Akiyama. Pic credit: @heroaca.com

On November 12, 2022, the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Kouhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga unveiled three jacket cover art for the anime’s ending theme song “SKETCH” after the 7th episode of Season 6 aired on Saturday night.

Kiro Akiyama performed the song “SKETCH”, and the single will be released on November 23, 2022. The song is available in two editions.

The Limited Edition (CD + DVD) will include the My Hero Academia Season 6’s illustration jacket, the recorded song “SKETCH”, the song “New Year’s Twilight”, the TV-sized song “SKETCH”, and the instrumental version of the song “SKETCH”. The DVD contains My Hero Academia’s Season 6’s creditless ending video. There is also a My Hero Academia Season 6 illustration jacket design sticker included. The Limited Edition will retail for 1,800 yen (approximately 13 USD).

My Hero Academia Season 6's ED theme song Limited Edition jacket cover.
My Hero Academia Season 6’s ED theme song Limited Edition jacket cover. Pic credit: @heroaca.com

The Limited Edition jacket cover art features UA high school Class 1-A students: Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Ochako Uraraka, and Shoto Todoroki with their serious game faces on.

My Hero Academia Season 6's ED theme song Limited Edition back jacket cover.
My Hero Academia Season 6’s ED theme song Limited Edition back jacket cover. Pic credit: @heroaca.com

The back cover features the silhouettes of the pro heroes as they walk away – perhaps to make way for the young upcoming heroes to take their places.

The Regular Edition (CD) will include the recorded song “SKETCH”, the song “New Year’s Twilight”, and the instrumental version of the song “SKETCH”. The Regular Edition will retail for 1,300 yen (approximately 9 USD).

The Regular Edition jacket cover can be seen here:

My Hero Academia Season 6's ED theme song Regular Edition jacket cover.
My Hero Academia Season 6’s ED theme song Regular Edition jacket cover. Pic credit: @heroaca.com

My name is Kiro Akiyama, and I was chosen to sing the ED theme song for My Hero Academia Season 6! I am really happy for the opportunity to be involved in this franchise. I wrote my song’s lyrics with the idea about that tiny but important “stop” you make behind the heat that makes you clench your hands unintentionally. I hope that every time the song is played my listeners will reflect on something important to them and think about how they can always start over if something doesn’t go as planned.

Kiro Akiyama commented at Heroaca.com

You can see the music video for “SKETCH” on Kiro Akiyama’s official YouTube channel here:

“SKETCH” music video.

Who is Kiro Akiyama?

Japanese singer, songwriter, and composer, Kiro Akiyama is known for performing the opening theme song “Identity” for The Promised Neverland anime’s 2nd season, which is the fourth track on FIZZY POP SYNDROME.

In December 2017, Kiro began his musical debut by releasing his first single “YASAGUREKAIDO”. In January 2019, he released his first mini-album titled “Hell my shoes”. In March 2020, Kiro released his first full-length album titled “From DROPOUT” and made his major debut with much success. Kiro writes all of his own music and his songs are known for having exciting sounds and high emotion.

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What is the plot of the Paranormal Liberation War Arc?

The Paranormal Liberation War is a hero operation where the Hero Public Safety Commission and Police Force ask heroes and the Hero Course Trainees to take down the Paranormal Liberation Front.

After the League of Villains and the Meta Liberation Army joined forces and formed the Paranormal Liberation Front, Deku’s nemesis – Tomura Shigaraki contacts Dr. Kyudai Garaki and asks him for even more power, and the doctor agrees to grant him the power he desires. Dr. Garaki warns Shigaraki that the medical process will last four months and he will be in hellish agony, but if he survives he will gain a power greater than his master’s.

From the key visual that was released, we can deduce that Shigarki will indeed survive the operation, but his hair has turned completely white!

Shigaraki’s followers organize their forces for when Shigarki will make his move within four months. Shigaraki goes to Dr. Garaki’s lab to undergo the special operation that will not only grant him All For One, his master’s Quirk, but also a more perfected body that’s suitable to control the enormous power.

Meanwhile, the Hero Public Safety Commission and the Police Force do what they can in preparation for this imminent threat. Thanks to Eraser Head and Present Mic, Detective Naomasa Tsukauchi is able to obtain information about the League of Villains from the captured Nomu Kurogiri. The hero Hawks continues to work as a spy for the Commission within the MLA, and gathers important information about the Paranormal Liberation Front and when they plan to attack.

The Commission puts together all of the information gathered and discovers who the main leaders of the Paranormal Liberation Front are, how many heroes are loyal to the villain organization, the location of their hideouts, and eventually even Shigaraki’s location. Shigaraki is hidden in a secret area in Jaku General Hospital. Dr. Garaki, the founder and current board chairman of the hospital, is an ally of All For One and is the mastermind behind the creation of the Nomus.

The Commission decides they want to strike first and organize a large assault force made up of heroes and police to take down the Paranormal Liberation Front. The planned attack will begin by the end of March, one month before Shigaraki’s operation ends.

Who will be participating in the attack on the villains?

The assault force is divided into three teams:

  • The Hospital Raid Team – led by Endeavor is in charge of attacking Jaku General Hospital in order to stop Nomu production and find out where Tomura Shigaraki is. One group will concentrate on evacuating visitors, staff and inmates while a second group will put an end to the Nomu production and arrest Shigaraki and Dr. Garaki.
  • The Villa Raid Team – their mission is to attack the Gunga Mountain Villa (the headquarters of the Paranormal Liberation Front) and arrest its members. The Villa Raid Team also has a smaller team working as the rearguard – their job is to catch any villain that slips past the front line. The rearguard is made up of trainee heroes.
  • Evacuation Team – led by Burnin and made up of trainee heroes their mission is to evacuate the inhabitants of Jaku City, which is located close to the hospital, and move them to safety.

Meanwhile, heroes are deployed in different cities to capture traitorous heroes that have allied with the Paranormal Liberation Front, although these heroes aren’t a part of the assault force. The Commission invites Rikiya Yotsubashi – one of the main lieutenants of the PLF to headquarters pretending to want a joint venture into support items but really wanting to arrest him.

The Hospital Raid Team includes Endeavor, Backdraft, Crust, Ectoplasm, EraserHead, Gran Torino, Kesagiriman, Kido, Mandalay, Manual, Mirko (the long-awaited appearance of the Bunny Hero!), Native, Onima, Pixie-Bob, Present Mic, Rock Lock, Ryukyu, Snipe, Takeshita, Thirteen, Tiger, Uwabami, Wash, X-Less, and Naomasa Tsukauchi.

The Villa Raid Team includes Cementos, Edgeshot, Fat Gum, Fourth Kind, Gang Orca, Hawks, Kamui Woods, Majestic, Midnight, Ms. Joke, Mt. Lady, Selkie, Shishido, Yoroi Musha, Suneater, Changebolt, Mudman, Shemage, and Tsukuyomi.

The Villa Backup Team includes Can’t Stop Twinkling, Battle Fist, Cellophane, Creati, Earphone Jack, Emily Gevaudan, Grape Juice, Invisible Girl, Lizardy, Mines, Pinky, Real Steel, Red Riot, Rule, Sugarman, Tailman, Tentacole, Vantablack, and Vine.

The Evacuation Team includes Burnin, Anima, Comicman, Deku, Dynamight, Froppy, Ingenium, Nejire Chan, Shoto, and Uravity.

Who are the members of the production team?

My Hero Academia Season 6 production team members include:

  • Chief Director – Kenji Nagasaki
  • Director – Masahiro Mukai
  • Animation – Bones
  • Series composition and script – Yousuke Kuroda
  • Storyboard – Haruka Iida, Kenichi Suzuki, Tomo Ookubo
  • Music composer – Yuki Hayashi
  • Original creator – Kouhei Horikoshi
  • Character Designers – Hitomi Odashima, Yoshihiko Umakoshi

Who are the main cast members?

My Hero Academia Season 6 cast members include:

  • Ayane Sakura – Ochako Uraraka
  • Daiki Yamashita – Izuku Midoriya
  • Kouki Uchiyama – Tomura Shigaraki
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto – Katsuki Bakugo
  • Yuuki Kaji – Shoto Todoroki
  • Sayaka Kinoshita – Mirko
  • Yuuchi Nakamura – Hawks
  • Junichi Suwabe – Shota Aizawa

Are you enjoying My Hero Academia Season 6? Do you think Bones Studio is doing a Plus Ultra job? Are you looking forward to the release of “SKETCH”? Let us know in the comment section below!

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