Yuki Hayashi on scoring for season 5 and new movie



My hero university has become one of the most popular anime, but the series was only in its infancy when composer Yuki Hayashi started working on it. Fast forward several years and fans instantly recognize its themes. Speaking with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Hayashi opened up about how his music evolved through Season 5, scoring morally complex characters and working on the latter. My hero university movie.

Yuki Hayashi, composer of “My Hero Academia” | Photo courtesy of www.yukihayashi.net

When Yuki Hayashi started working on My hero university, it had not become the phenomenon it is today. In fact, for the composer, it was just another job. He told Showbiz Cheat Sheet and translator Maho Azuma that this was one of the many he accepted early in his career.

“What is interesting is that he did not choose [it] or he didn’t say he wanted to work on this series, [but] instead, he received the offer and he accepted it, and it became what it is now, ”Azuma explained.

Of course, with increasing options, Hayashi started choosing which anime he wanted to work on – and My hero university again made the cut:

“Now that he’s very busy and in high demand, he chooses what he wants to do. [and] which he does not want to do. But when he launched My Hero Academia, he was very young. And at that age, he just wanted to do it all. Whatever he had an offer to do, he would take it and put 120% of himself into it.

The composer has been composing the score for the series for years, with My hero university Season 5 has just ended. During this period, Izuku Midoriya grew a lot, as did his classmates. And Hayashi has seen his music evolve alongside the characters in the anime.

‘My Hero Academia’ music progresses with characters

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My hero university Season 5 sees Deku discover new quirks inside One for All. However, when the anime premiered, its main character could barely use the one power he had inherited from All Might.

As his first year at UA High continues, Deku slowly begins to master his Quirk. The many challenges thrown in its path certainly accelerate its progress, and the music tends to capture the ups and downs of its journey.

When asked how the score evolved from Season 1 to Season 5, Hayashi explained that the transition feels natural next to the on-screen progression:

“It’s quite interesting because this series itself literally progresses through time. The characters, first they are young, then they get better and better. So, it’s as if the music naturally progresses more and more as it reaches a climatic peak. The characters and the story… everything just gets bigger and bigger. In this sense, evolution is in a way the progression of their character and the progression of the story.

With My hero university Season 6 on the horizon, the anime is likely to reach a crescendo – and the music that goes with it. It’ll be interesting to see how Hayashi captures the next arc of the Paranormal Liberation War, especially given his nuanced perspective of the series’ villains.

Capture the intricacy of the villains arc of season 5 of “My Hero Academia”

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My hero university may see students like Deku and Bakugo level up as they reach Season 5. However, not all characters in the anime see such a positive progression. Villains abound in the series, and the most recent season delves deeper into Shigraki and the League of Villains.

Specifically, recent episodes give audiences a better sense of why these characters chose this path in the first place. Their stories even offer societal commentary – and Hayashi strives to capture all of that in the score:

“The short answer would, of course, be that he feels like it’s getting darker and darker because Season 5 is mostly about the villains and the wicked side of it. However, rather than doing something about it. which is simply “the baddies are bad, make that sound bad and evil”, it really isn’t. Especially in season 5, they start talking about why they became villains. They were doing good at the start. Something in society [or] something in their life changed them to make this decision.

And while Shigaraki and his companions have chosen a questionable path, they still see growth in the series – and particularly in My hero university Season 5. The Liberation Army arc meta shows them confronting their limits and further developing their quirks. Hayashi hopes the music conveys this:

“This part that he wants to express in his music. So rather than just doing something that [darker], he wants to add that element of growth – almost like the personal psychological growth that takes place between these characters. So hopefully that shows through. “

How the rating of a “My Hero Academia” movie differs from the series

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In addition to scoring the anime, Hayashi composes the music for My hero universitythe films of. My Hero Academia: Mission of the Heroes of the World debuted in the US in October 2021, and the film quickly became the anime’s most lucrative theatrical release. And everything from music to animation enhances the latest movie.

Movies are something Hayashi enjoys working on, especially because they require a different approach than a TV series:

“So something conceptually different between the Japanese and other overseas countries [project] Is a TV series – well, normal series – they don’t really compose music to match the picture all the time. They make up a bunch of stuff, and then the music director puts [the] theme that suits him best. However, with a movie, there are some traditional methods of film scoring, where they’ll watch something, then understand the concept, and then score something specifically for that scene.

“So for him he said – especially [with] the second movie because that process was there – it was a lot more fun for him, ”Azuma added. “And every time he gets a movie offer he’s really excited because of that element.”

His passion certainly shows through in the movies, as well as in the anime. Hopefully fans get a chance to see more of it in future films. And there is My hero university Season 6 to look forward to in the fall.

Learn more about the music and career of Yuki Hayashi at www.yukihayashi.net.

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