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Apr 25

Anisong World Matsuri and Anime Expo 2018 Features Shoko Nakagawa

Posted by Sunain | April 25th 2018 at 01:50 PM EDT
Tags: Music, Pokénchi
Comments: 0

Anisong World Matsuri and Anime Expo 2018 (AX) have announced the complete lineup of anisong artists for this year’s live concert series at downtown Los Angele’s Microsoft Theater. The three-day music festival will be held in conjunction with AX 2018, the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America, held July 4th to July 8th, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Shoko Nakagawa, one of the hosts Pokénchi, will make a rare overseas performance.


Created in association with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc., Amuse Inc., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and other leading Japanese entertainment companies, Anisong World Matsuri at AX 2018 will present a powerful collection of fan-favorite performers including Aimer, AKB48 Team 8, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, i☆Ris, Yuki Kajiura, May’n, Shoko Nakagawa, and Sanketsu-girl Sayuri.

Japan Kawaii Live:

Saturday, July 7: AKB48 Team 8, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, i☆Ris, and Shoko Nakagawa
Doors Open 4:00 pm / Show Starts 5:30 pm
Ticket Pricing: VIP – $150 / Orchestra – $85 / Loge – $60

Source: http://www.anime-expo.org/2018/04/25/anisong-world-matsuri-anime-expo-2018-announces-musical-performers-3-day-festival-event/

Article edited on 2018-04-25 01:52:01 by Sunain
Jan 28

New Ending Theme for Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon Announced at World Hobby Fair

Posted by Adamant | January 28th 2018 at 07:43 AM EST
Tags: Anime, Music, World Hobby Fair
Comments: 0
Natalie and Yahoo Japan News reports the following:

Taiiku Okazaki's New Pokémon ED Song is "Brat Boy, Brat Girl" featuring Sly and Robbie

Starting with the episode airing Thursday February 8th, the ending theme for the TV anime series "Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon" will change to Taiiku Okazaki's new song "Brat Boy, Brat Girl".

This news was announced at the "Next Generation World Hobby Fair '18 Winter" event held today, January 28th, in Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, Exhibition Hall 9 through 11, in Chiba. Okazaki is behind "Pose", the ending theme this anime series has been using since the start.

Okazaki appeared at the "Next Generation World Hobby Fair '18 Winter"'s "World Hobby Fair Stage". Here, he performed the new song "Brat Boy, Brat Girl" for the first time. The entire song was accompanied by reggae music from live instruments provided by the Jamaican rhythm section Sly and Robbie. The arrangement was handled by Satori Shiraishi, who also worked on the song "Natural Lips" for Okazaki's second album "XXL".

Source: https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180128-00000028-natalien-musi

Article edited on 2018-01-28 08:22:30 by Adamant
Dec 13

Movie 21 Website Updates with Info on Piano Sheet Music for Movie 20 Songs

Posted by Adamant | December 13th 2017 at 10:52 AM EST
Tags: Anime, Movie, Music
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:


Piano Solo Sheet Music for the Theme Songs from the 2017 Pokémon Movie Go on Sale!

Affectionately arranged piano solo sheet music for
the 2017 movie "Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You"'s
opening theme song "Mezase Pokémon Master -20th Anniversary-"
and ending theme song "The Oración Theme: Let's Walk Together"
from the "Pokémon Sheet Music Special" provided by Doremi Music Publishing Co.,Ltd.
are now available at the sheet music download store site "@ELISE"!
A total of 65 theme songs from past TV series and movies
are also available for purchase!
Prices start at 400 yen (tax not included)

For further information, see this page on the "@ELISE" sheet music download store site

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3155

Article edited on 2017-12-13 11:48:32 by Sunain
Sep 08

ANISON Park Fes.2017

Posted by Sunain | September 8th 2017 at 11:19 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Music, Concert
Comments: 0

The ANISON Park Fes.2017 is being held at an outdoor stage at Hirakata Park and there will be two days that Pocket Monsters performers will be there to sing the theme songs of the popular TV anime!


Schedule: September 30 (Sat), October 1 (Sunday)
Time: 11:30
Price: Free viewing - Outdoor stage

Saturday September 30th, 2017
Performer: Tomohisa Sako - Pocket Monsters XY Opening Theme
●9月30日(土) 出演:佐香智久(代表曲:アニメ「ポケットモンスター XY」オープニングテーマ)、ほか

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Performer: Rica Matsumoto - Pocket Monsters Opening Theme
●10月1日(日) 出演:松本梨香(代表曲:アニメ「ポケットモンスター」オープニングテーマ)、ほか

※Rain or shine. However, we may partially change or cancel the show if there is stormy weather.
※ Please refrain from acts that hinder the visibility of other viewers, such as the use of an umbrella during the performance.
* Cast performers may be changed due to circumstances.
※ Please do not photograph, shoot video or record the performance stage during the event.

Source: http://www.hirakatapark.co.jp/event/show/2017aut-anison/
Jul 15

Movie 20 Website Updates with Info on the Ending Theme Song Package Deal

Posted by Adamant | July 15th 2017 at 10:02 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, Music
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

"The Oración Theme: Let's Walk Together" is Now Available for Download!

Asuca Hayashi's "The Oración Theme: Let's Walk Together",
The ending theme song for "Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!", which premiered today, is now available for download!

Everyone that buys the special package collection on Recochoku or mora will also receive a special wallpaper
for their smartphone or PC.
Make sure to download this and get the wallpaper!

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=2969
Jul 02

Movie 20 Website Updates with Info on Theme Songs

Posted by Adamant | July 2nd 2017 at 08:44 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, Music
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Theme songs

The ending theme song

The Oración Theme: Let's Walk Together
Vocals: Asuca Hayashi

This song is based on "Oración" from "Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie: Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai", and is composed by Shinji Miyazaki and Akimitsu Honma, while Futoshi (from Aqua Timez) provides the lyrics. And the vocals will be done by Asuca Hayashi, who sang "Chiisaki Mono", the theme song to "Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: The Seven-Day Wishing Star Jirachi".

It retains the majesty and emotion of "Oración", while being redone to the motif of this year's movie's story about Satoshi and Pikachu becoming true partners, as well as the themes of adventure and the bonds you have with your friends.

"The Oración Theme: Let's Walk Together" assembles various elements from the entire history of the 20 Pokémon movies, then reconstructs them and gives birth to them anew! It truly is the kind of ending theme song suited for the 20th anniversary Pokémon movie!

A profile on Asuca Hayashi:
After her singing during the personal piano lessons she took at age 12 caught professional ears, she made her debut with the single "ake-kaze" January 22nd 2003 at the young age of 13.
After that, her first album "Saki" was released simultaneously in both Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.
Her single "Chiisaki Mono", which was released July 9th 2003 and which acted as the theme song for "Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: The Seven-Day Wishing Star Jirachi", got her American attention as well.
Thanks to "ake-kaze" being such a long-running hit, she was given the New Artist of the Year Award at the 18th Japan Gold Disc Award in March 2004.
"Kokoro no Mama ni", which was released March 21st 2007, was used as an insert song on the NHK morning drama serial "Imo Tako Nankin", where she also made her debut as an actress, playing a female student aiming to become a musician.
After this, she studied Chinese in Taiwan for two years. After she came back home, she appeared on Yoshimoto Kogyo's 100th Anniversary show "Yoshimoto Hyakunen Monogatari" during the June 2012 performance "Hakurai Joto, Do Dekka?", then later during the March 2013 performance "Hyakunen Kansha Kore Kara mo Yoroshiku".
This opened new possibilities for her as an "actor artist".
She gave birth to a baby boy February 16th, 2015, her first child.
At present, she has returned to doing concerts, balancing this career with her motherhood.

Available for purchase starting Saturday July 15th
A special pack collecting both "The Oración Theme: Let's Walk Together", as well as Asuca Hayashi's "Chiisaki Mono" and Shinji Miyazaki's "Oración" will be available!
This is a very special pack that will give you a full taste of "The Oración Theme: Let's Walk Together"'s history.

Included music/artist:
1) The Oración Theme: Let's Walk Together/Asuca Hayashi (Epic Records Japan)
2) Chiisaki Mono (Single Mix)/Asuca Hayashi (Universal Music)
3) Oración/Shinji Miyazaki (Kadokawa/SMDE)
4) The Oración Theme: Let's Walk Together (Off Vocal Ver.)/Asuca Hayashi (Epic Records Japan)

250 yen per song, all four together for 800 yen.
For further info, click here

The opening theme song

Mezase Pokémon Master -20th Anniversary-
Vocals: Rica Matsumoto

The 20th anniversary version of the first anime opening theme, "Mezase Pokémon Master -20th Anniversary", will be used as the movie's opening theme song.
This song retains the qualities of the original song, but has also been reworked into a powered up arrangement that adds increased intensity. Most of the accompaniment music was recorded using acoustic musical instruments, and the vocals are an all-new recording by Rica Matsumoto, making for an extravagant piece of music that reaches a high degree of perfection!
When asked about the song, Rica Matsumoto commented "I have been singing this song for 20 years now, ever since Pokémon first started, and it's turned into the song that represents me... But now, when I was allowed to record it as a movie theme song for the first time ever, I felt really happy about having sung it all this time. I'm filled with gratitude."
"Mezase Pokémon Master -20th Anniversary-" is used as the opening theme for the anime TV series "Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon" (currently airs every Thursday at 6:55pm on the TV Tokyo Network) per Thursday June 15th, and has become the talk of the town.

A profile on Rica Matsumoto:
Her father was the chairperson of a Taishu Engeki theater troupe, so she was involved in the world of theater from early childhood, and has stood on many different kinds of stages, including as an actress in both Taishu Engeki and musicals.
She also serves as a radio personality and commentator on variety news shows, etc, utilizing her naturally cheerful character and light-hearted way of talking.
"Mezase Pokémon Master", the theme song for the Pocket Monsters anime, has sold over 2 million.
She works vigorously to connect children's smiles using her self-employed Manmalu Project.

Currently available
Available for purchase at various music download sites,
including i-tunes, recochoku, mora etc.
For further info, click here

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/shudaika/

Article edited on 2017-07-02 08:41:38 by Adamant

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