Japanese MV for Hello, Shooting Star by pop duo moumoon, released in February 2015. It’s an ending song for popular anime series Assassination Classroom.
I was a fan of moumoon’s Sunshine Girl in 2010. Haven’t heard much from the band since then, but they are probably doing well in their home country. Many Japanese commercials, movies and TV shows have used their songs over the years.
Hello, Shooting Star is about hope, or despair from different point of view. Hope and despair often go side by side ain’t so? It actually fits well with the anime theme.
Assassination Classroom is a science fiction manga series by Yusei Matsui. Lerche Studio and Fuji TV adapted it into a two-season anime series in 2015-2016.
The series follows the lives of a super-powered octopus-like teacher and his students who have to assassinate him to prevent total earth destruction.
However, behind the big agenda are fun-filled and heart-warming stories of a teacher helping his students to overcome obstacles and face their uncertain future.
The anime/manga became a pop culture phenomenon in Japan, with students dreaming of getting a teacher who’s as passionate and caring as the “octopus”.
The manga was also adapted as live-action films which did reasonably well. Sharing a movie poster of the yellow octopus to end this blog post…