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My Hero Academia Theme Song Performer Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Girlfriend

Singer-songwriter Kiro Akiyama is in trouble for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. The musician, who is 26, was arrested on November 23.

The incident is said to have taken place in the Shibuya Ward in Tokyo. According to The Mainichi Shimbun, a major Japanese news outlet, Akiyama is said to have attacked his girlfriend during the night of November 22. He allegedly pulled her hair “among other actions.” While the other actions were not named, it’s reported that they caused injury for the girlfriend.

Authorities report that Akiyama has confessed to the attack.

Though it doesn’t appear that Akiyama has put out a public statement on the matter, Sony Music Labels Inc. has. “We sincerely apologize,” Sony wrote on November 26. “We express our deepest sympathy for the victim.”

Akiyama is a stage name for Yuya Arai. He has performed The Promised Neverland’s second season opening song “Identity” as well as My Hero Academia’s sixth season ending song “SKETCH.” He got his start on YouTube before officially coming into the music industry.

It has not been announced if there will be a trial or when one might occur.

Crunchyroll gave this description for My Hero Academia:

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered ‘quirk,’ Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not enough to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies.

Crunchyroll gave this description for The Promised Neverland:

The one adored as the mother is not the real parent.

The people living here together are not actual siblings.

The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live.

An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood relations.

However, their everyday life suddenly came to an abrupt end one day…

Source: The Mainichi, ANN


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