My hero academia It has become one of the most popular anime, but the series was still in its infancy when composer Yuki Hayashi began working on it. Fast forward several years and fans will instantly recognize your themes. Speaking to Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Hayashi analyzed how his music has evolved through season 5, scoring morally complex characters and working on the latest. My hero academia film.
Yuki Hayashi had no idea how popular the anime would get.
When Yuki Hayashi started working on My hero academia it had not become the phenomenon that it is today. In fact, for the composer, it was just another job. He explained to Showbiz Cheat Sheet and translator Maho Azuma that he was one of many that he accepted during the early days of his career.
“The interesting thing is that he did not choose [it] or did not say that he wanted to work on this series, [but] Rather, he received the offer and accepted it, and it turned out that he became what he is now, ”Azuma explained.
Of course, with the increasing options, Hayashi began to choose which anime he wanted to work on, and My hero academia still made the cut:
«Now that you are very busy and in high demand, choose which ones you want to do [and] which ones you don’t want to do. But when My Hero Academia started, I was very young. And at that age, I just wanted to do everything. Whatever he had an offer to do, he would take it and put 120 percent of himself into it. “
The composer has composed the music for the series for years, with My hero academia Season 5 has just ended. In that period of time, Izuku Midoriya has grown quite a bit, as have his classmates. And Hayashi has seen his music evolve alongside the anime characters.
The music of ‘My Hero Academia’ advances with the characters
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My hero academia Season 5 sees Deku discovering new quirks within One for All. However, when the anime was released, its main character could barely utilize the power he inherited from All Might.
As his freshman year at UA High continues, Deku slowly begins to master his Gift. The many challenges that come your way certainly accelerate your progress, and music tends to capture the ups and downs of your journey.
When asked how the score has evolved from season 1 to season 5, Hayashi explained that the transition feels natural after the progression occurs on screen:
“It’s kind of interesting because this series itself is literally progressing through time. The characters are young at first, and then they get better and better. So it is as if the music naturally progresses further and further as it reaches a climatic peak. The characters and the story… everything is getting bigger and bigger. In that sense, evolution is a kind of progression of his character and the progression of the story.
With My hero academia Season 6 on the horizon, the anime is likely to reach a crescendo, and the music by its side. It will be interesting to see how Hayashi captures the upcoming Paranormal Liberation War Arc, especially given his nuanced perspective on the series’ villains.
Capturing the complexity of the ‘My Hero Academia’ season 5 villain arc
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My hero academia you can see students like Deku and Bakugo leveling up as they get to season 5. However, not all characters in the anime see such a positive progression. There is no shortage of villains in the series, and the most recent season explores Shigraki and the League of Villains in more depth.
Specifically, recent episodes give audiences more information on why these characters chose this path in the first place. His backstories even offer social commentary, and Hayashi struggles to capture all of that in the score:
“The short answer would of course be that it feels like it’s getting darker because season 5 is mostly about the villains and the villains side. However, instead of doing something that’s just, ‘Villains are bad, they make it sound bad and evil,’ it’s not really the case. Especially in season 5, they start to say why they became villains. They were fine at first. Something in society [or] something in their life changed them to make that decision.
And although Shigaraki and his companions have chosen a questionable path, they still see growth in the series, and especially in My hero academia Season 5. The Meta Liberation Army arc shows how they deal with their limitations and further develop their quirks. Hayashi hopes the music will convey that:
“That part that he wants to express in his music. So instead of just doing something that is [darker]You want to add that element of growth, almost like the personal psychological growth that occurs between those characters. So hopefully that stands out.
How the score of a movie differs from ‘My Hero Academia’ from the series
In addition to scoring the anime, Hayashi composes the music for My hero academiamovies about. My Hero Academy: World Heroes Mission made its US debut in October 2021, and the film soon became the highest-grossing theatrical release in anime. And everything from music to animation elevates the latest movie.
Movies are something Hayashi enjoys working on, especially as they require a different approach than a TV series:
«So, something that is conceptually different between Japanese and foreigners [project] is that a tv series, well the normal ones, they don’t actually compose music to match the picture all the time. They compose a lot of things, and then the music director puts [the] Topic you find best. However, with a movie, there are traditional movie scoring methods, where you will see something and then understand the concept, and then compile something specifically for that scene.
So, for him, he was saying, especially [with] the second movie because that process was there, it was much more fun for him, “added Azuma. “And every time he gets a movie offer, he’s very excited for it because of that element.”
His passion certainly shines through in movies, as well as anime. Hopefully, fans will have a chance to see more in future movies. And there it is My hero academia Season 6 to look forward to in the fall.
Find out more about Yuki Hayashi’s music and career at www.yukihayashi.net.
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