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Nov 10

Pocket Monsters the Movie Coco Theme Song Collection

Posted by Sunain | November 10th 2020 at 06:04 PM EST
Tags: Anime, CD, Interview, Movie, Music
Comments: 0

Known as a big fan of Pokémon, and responsible for both the opening and ending theme of the TV anime "Pokémon Sun & Moon", Taiiku Okazaki produced the theme song for the film version of the anime for the first time in his career. Pokémon the Movie: Coco, will be released on December 25th and for the first time in the history of Pokémon movies, it will be released in the winter. The Pokémon movies are now it their 23rd year.

Taiiku Okazaki produced the main theme and all six theme songs for the film. It's the first time for a Pokémon movie to use multiple songs by a single artist in a film. Some of the songs written by Taiiku Okazaki for this film feature famous artists as vocalists who he believes are appropriate for the scenes in the film.

In addition to his own songs, Tortoise Matsumoto and other splendid artists will participate in the main theme Really Mysterious Creatures. Also, four of the theme songs from the TV anime "Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon" are included as bonus tracks. Notebook of the Heart and Your Adventure are available on CD for the first time!


CD Details: Pocket Monsters the Movie Coco Theme Song Collection [Regular Edition]
CD+DVD Details: Pocket Monsters the Movie Coco Theme Song Collection [First Press Limited Edition with DVD]

Artists of Coco:

All the artists participating in the film's music production and the artist singing the opening and ending themes have been revealed! The opening theme "Coco", which shows Zarude's joy at Coco's growth, is sung by Beverly, a singer-songwriter from the Philippines. After starting her career in Japan in 2017, Beverly, who has been involved in many drama theme songs and commercial songs since she started her career in 2017, colors the opening of the film with her amazing voice!

The ending theme "I'm Home, Welcome Back" is sung by Kaela Kimura (木村カエラ), who has the ability to sing in a wide range of genres from pop to rock, and she continues to capture the hearts of her fans with her high message. The ending, which is sung with a clear singing voice this time, protrays with the love between mother and child which is depicted in the film.

The director of the film, Tetsuo Yajima, wrote the lyrics for the film himself and SiNRiN will sing the theme song "Song of the Law" and the "Hum of the Forest", will be performed by the Hino City Tokyo Nanamidori Public Elementary School Choir (東京都日野市立七生緑小学校合唱団), which has won the gold medal for seven consecutive years in the "NHK National School Music Competition for Elementary School Students". They have also provided beautiful harmonies for TV series, and other performances.

A complete collaboration CD album featuring the songs from the movie, will be released on December 23rd, 2020!

Song List:

1. Song of the Law featuring vocalist by SiNRiN
2. Coco (OP theme) featuring vocalist by Beverly
3. Show Window featuring vocalist Taiiku Okazaki
4. Hum of the Forest featuring the Hino City Tokyo Nanamidori Public Elementary School Choir
5. Really Mysterious Creatures (Main Theme) featuring vocalist Tortoise Matsumoto
6. I'm Home, Welcome Back (ED theme) featuring vocalist Kaela Kimura


Okazaki Physical Education (岡崎体育) - "I was a boy who loved Pokémon and I was excitedly watching "Mewtwo Strikes Back" at the movie theater with my school friends. More than 20 years have passed and that boy who loves Pokémon, realized that he was now involved and working on the movie. There was a lot of pressure and anguish, but the joy of working with director Yajima and the other wonderful staff and artists always pushed me forward. I hope that in the future, some of the children who see this film will have the same amazing experience that I had."

岡崎体育 - 学校の友達と映画館で『ミュウツーの逆襲』をワクワクしながら観てたポケモン大好き少年の僕。 20年以上の時が経ち、ポケモン大好き少年は気がつくと映画に携わる側になるというふしぎな体験をしています。 プレッシャーや苦悩もありましたが、矢嶋監督をはじめ、 素晴らしいスタッフやアーティストの方々と一緒に作品を作っているという喜びがいつも僕の背中を押してくれました。 将来、この映画を観た子どもたちの中に、僕みたいなふしぎな体験をする子がいてくれることを願って。

Kaela Kimura (木村カエラ) - "The song "I'm Home, Welcome Back" was written by Okazaki and it is a really warm and gentle song. When I was recording it, my heart was racing and I cried. 'Okazaki-kun is a guy, but he's amazing.' I thought. Also, this is the ending song for my favorite Pokémon movie. I'm happy, very happy. Thank you very much. I'm looking forward to seeing it at the movie theater with my kids."

木村カエラ - 岡崎くんが作ってくれた、"ただいまとおかえり"は、本当に暖かくて優しい曲です。 レコーディングの時、心が震えて泣いてしまいました。岡崎くんは男の人なのに、すごいね。って本当に思いました。 そして、大好きなポケモンの映画のエンディング曲。うれしくてうれしくて。本当にありがとうございます。 私も映画館で子ども達と一緒に観れるの楽しみです。

Tortoise Matsumoto (トータス松本) - "I've always thought of Taiiku Okazaki as interesting. So when he asked me to sing for him, I immediately accepted. Then I found out that it was a song for Pokémon, and it made me happy. I went to the studio and tried my best to live up to Mr. Okazaki's expectations, thinking, "Oh, I see, that's why you called me here." I think all the fathers in the world will be brought to tears by Mr. Okazaki."

トータス松本(ウルフルズ) - 岡崎体育君は前からおもしろいと思っていた。 だから、歌ってくれと頼まれてすぐ引き受けた。そしたらポケモンの、グッとくる歌だった。そうかなるほど、おれを呼んでくれたのはそういう訳だったのかと、張り切ってスタジオへ行って、なるべく岡崎君の期待に添えるように頑張った。世のお父ちゃんはみんな、岡崎君に泣かされると思います。

Beverly - "When I was a kid, my family would watch Pokémon together over breakfast to start the day. Everyone in my family loved Pokémon, and it was the anime that inspired me to learn about Japanese entertainment. So when I got this offer, my heart was filled with emotion. I'm happy to give back by singing a song for the Pokémon anime which help teach me about Japanese culture. With that in mind, I'm doing my best to sing the opening theme song "Coco" written and composed by Physical Education Okazaki, so please look forward to it!"

Beverly - 子供の頃、朝ごはんをたべながら家族揃ってポケモンを見て、1日が始まりました。 家族みんなポケモンが大好きで、私が日本のエンタテインメントを知るきっかけとなった、本当に身近に感じられるアニメでした。 なので、このお話をいただいたとき、嬉しさ以上に感動で心がいっぱいになりました。 私に日本の文化を教えてくれたアニメポケモンの曲を歌うことで、恩返しできたら嬉しいです。 今回、大好きな岡崎体育さんに作詞作曲していただいたオープニングテーマ「ココ」をそんな気持ちで精一杯歌ってますので、ぜひ楽しみにしていてください!

Source: https://www.pokemon-movie.jp/song/

Article edited on 2020-11-10 08:29:33 by Sunain
Sep 27

Song of the Law (掟の歌) Dance / PM2019 Sword and Shield Chapter Trailer

Posted by Sunain | September 27th 2020 at 07:36 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, Music, YouTube, Pokénchi
Comments: 0

During POKENCHI 256, which aired on Sunday, September 27th, 2020, Taiiku Okazaki was on the show to promote the theme song for the upcoming movie Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco and he showed off a dance which is choreographed by Koki. The cast of Pokénchi and Taiiku recorded a dance video to help those at home learn the dance moves. A supplementary video was also posted on the official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel which features the Pokémon Kids 2019 doing the dance.

The movie is now scheduled to be in theaters in Japan on Friday, December 25th, 2020, and the theme song is called Song of the Law (掟の歌). It is produced by Taiiku Okazaki. It is played during a key scene in the film and has been handed down from long ago by the Zarude troops.

Song Details:

Theme Song: Song of the Law (掟の歌) featuring vocals by SiNRiN
Lyrics: Tetsuo Yajima (矢嶋哲生)
Composed and arranged by: Taiiku Okazaki (岡崎体育)
Choreography: Koki Azuma (皇希)

YouTube Clip - Song of the Law - 4 Pokenchi Cast Members and Taiiku Okazaki Dance

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5VOpxb3Y6c

YouTube Clip - Song of the Law - Pokémon Kids 2019 Dance

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcbZZiWYxvA

PM2019 Sword and Shield Chapter Trailer

A trailer showcasing the upcoming Sword/Shield Chapter of the Pocket Monsters Anime also aired on Sunday, September 27th, 2020 during PM2019 39. The series will change time slots starting on with PM2019 40 which airs on October 9th, 2020.

YouTube Clip - Anime "Pocket Monsters" Moving Promotional Video 2

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLtYEMv8Dl0

Article edited on 2020-11-09 10:35:38 by Sunain
Nov 09

Pokémon Sword and Shield - A Few Musical Notes from Game Developer Toby Fox

Posted by Sunain | November 9th 2019 at 05:46 PM EST
Tags: Music, YouTube, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
Comments: 0
Game Developer Toby Fox, Undertale’s creator and composer, has created a song just for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield! He posted a letter to let people know about the partnership and how it came to be.


A Special Letter and Song from Undertale Game Creator Toby Fox

The indie game creator talks about his musical contribution to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Toby Fox is a rising star in the world of indie video games, having created the breakout hit Undertale almost entirely on his own. He even composed all the music for it! Undertale caught the eye of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield developers at GAME FREAK, who invited him to write a song for the upcoming adventure.

We're delighted to share Toby's letter to Pokémon fans about how our partnership with him came to be and about how excited he is to share his latest song. You can even listen to a snippet of the song by clicking the play button at the top of this page!

Toby Fox Letter

Hi everyone! I'm Toby Fox. Have you heard of me before? Well, that's 'cause I just said my name. LOL

Jokes aside, aren't you interested in how all of this happened? Well... OK. I'll tell you, I guess.

Once upon a time, I created an RPG game called UNDERTALE. For one reason or another, it seems a lot of people from GAME FREAK ended up becoming fans of this game.

One day, I noticed Go Ichinose-san, one of the composers for Pokémon, was following me on Twitter, so... I messaged him out of the blue.

Eventually, we became friends and I was able to meet many other people from GAME FREAK, too! After eating sukiyaki with members of the company one day, we went to a cafe. There, I ordered a bottled green tea and selfishly, randomly asked if I could make a song for Pokémon someday...

... they said yes! Right there in the cafe, they immediately told me a concept for a song I could make, and, as I walked home, my heart was burning with inspiration... a melody entered my head, and as I stumbled past salarymen in the dark, I sang it to myself over and over so I wouldn't forget it!

In the end, that song... became the song you can hear in the game!

It's a fierce track full of explosive power. I wanted to show the energy and passion I felt when asked to create a song for Pokémon! Yeahh! Let's get wild, baby!!! Ah, but wait, wait a second. It's the only song I made, and you can't hear it until you beat the game, so... make sure you enjoy GAME FREAK's music properly first, OK!? Adachi-san and Ichinose-san worked hard.... Don't rush through the whole game just to hear my song.... (No one would actually ever do that.)

Oh, and this goes without saying, but it's a huge honor to be allowed to make music for GAME FREAK! I'm so, so happy and thankful I was allowed to do this. So please look forward to the song, and to Pokémon Sword and Shield, as well! Yamper yam yam!

PS - If you like it, please let GAME FREAK know. They might treat me to sukiyaki again. (No one would ever actually do that.)

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/a-special-letter-and-song-from-undertale-game-creator-toby-fox/

YouTube Clip - A Few Musical Notes from Game Developer Toby Fox

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7AmximCnRg

Article edited on 2019-11-09 05:48:21 by Sunain
Jul 25

Otakuthon 2019 - Rica Matsumoto Panel and Autograph Session

Posted by Sunain | July 25th 2019 at 03:49 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Press Release, Music, Otakuthon
Comments: 0

Otakuthon is an event that celebrates the cultural phenomenon known as anime (Japanese animation) and manga. Since 2008, the event has been held every summer at the Palais des congrès, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Rica Matsumoto will be attending Saturday, August 17th, 2019 and Sunday, August 18th, 2019.

The convention remains the second largest anime event in Canada. Proud of its Quebec origins, Otakuthon strives to be a fully bilingual convention (French and English) since its beginnings.


Rica Matsumoto is a voice actress, a singer, and a multi-talent actress. Her most popular role is Satoshi (Ash Ketchum in English translations), the main character of the anime series Pokémon. Matsumoto also performs the songs for many of the openings for the Japanese Pokémon anime.

Rica Matsumoto will have a panel and an autograph session on Saturday and a showcase and autograph session on Sunday. She will be singing Pokémon songs at both her panel and her showcase. The showcase will be in room 517A at 2:30 pm on Sunday. Don't miss these events!


Priority will be given to attendees purchasing official Rica Matsumoto merchandise from J-rock North Promotions Inc. A very limited number of free autographs will be raffled at the beginning of the Rica Matsumoto's autograph sessions on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Participants must line-up in the designated raffle ticket line where they will be given a raffle ticket to participate. Winners will be drawn at the beginning of the autograph session and will receive an exclusive shikishi board for the artist to sign.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/OtakuthonMTL/

Article edited on 2019-07-31 08:54:25 by Sunain
Jul 04

Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution - Special Promotion Video - Rita Ora - Let You Love Me

Posted by Sunain | July 4th 2019 at 02:39 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Music, YouTube
Comments: 0
The official Japanese YouTube channel has posted a special promotional video for the movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution", which premieres Friday, July 12th, 2019. The video features singer Rita Ora singing Let You Love Me.

YouTube Clip - Rita Ora - Let You Love Me

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxN76J9na7E
May 08

Jason Paige - It'll Always Be Me and You - Unofficial Detective Pikachu Theme

Posted by Sunain | May 8th 2019 at 08:08 AM EDT
Tags: Music, YouTube
Comments: 0
Jason Paige, the singer of the original English Pokémon Theme, has posted a video of his new song It'll Always Be Me and You which he has labeled as an Unofficial Detective Pikachu Theme. This unofficial Detective Pikachu Theme echoes the inspirational lyrical and musical energy of the OG Theme. In fact, they go together perfectly! Sing the OG Theme while you listen and unlock the power of your imagination.

YouTube Clip - It'll Always Be Me & You - Detective Pikachu Theme

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxEN5J4aI2I

Jason Paige - It'll Always Be Me and You - Lyrics:

What do you wanna be
(I wanna be the very best)
Be a shooting star
(Like no one ever was)
Blazing your trail in the sky
(To catch them is my real test)
With Love
(To train them is my cause)
And friends you will evolve
(I will travel across the land)
With open arms
(Searching far and wide)
To make us wise
(Pokemon to understand)
Cause you can fly
(The power that's inside)
Cause this is a time for you and Pikachu
(Pokemon! It's you and me)
Believe in the power
(I know it's my destiny)
Its you n me
(Pokemon! Oh you're my best friend)
Wherever I am
(In a world we must defend)
I’ll never be lost again
Me n Pikachu
(a heart so true)
With our love
(Our courage will pull us through)
You know It never will fade
Whatever we do
(You teach me and I'll teach you Pokemon! Gotta catch'em all)
It’ll always be me and you
(Gotta catch'em all)
Pika me and you

When do you feel alive
(Every challenge along the way)
When you chase the fire
(With courage I will face)
And break all the chains away
(I will battle every day)
Then you can rise
(To claim my rightful place)
Your superpowers await
(Come with me, The time is right)
And when we come together
(There's no better team)
We’ll find our dreams
(Arm in arm we'll win the fight!)
And we’ll win the gold
(It's always been our dream!)
Cause this is a time for you and Pikachu
(Pokemon! It's you and me)
Believe in the power
(I know it's my destiny)
Its you n me
(Pokemon! Oh you're my best friend)
Wherever I am
(In a world we must defend)
I’ll never be lost again
Me n Pikachu
(a heart so true)
With our love
(Our courage will pull us through)
You know It never will fade. Whatever we do
(You teach me and I'll teach you Pokemon! Gotta catch'em all)
It’ll always be me and you
Pika me and you

And now the path is ours to take
The song that we sing today
Will last until eternity

Article edited on 2019-05-08 08:10:07 by Sunain

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