Rei Yasuda to Perform 2015 Pokémon Film's Theme Song

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Film starring Hoopa to premiere in Japan in July with English release also planned

The staff of the Pokémon the Movie XY: Ring no Chōmajin Hoopa (Pokémon the Movie XY: Genie of the Ring Hoopa) announced on Monday that Rei Yasuda (The irregular at magic high school, The File of Young Kindaichi Returns) will perform the main theme song for the film.

The title of the song will be "Tweedia," a flower which means "a happy love" and "hearts that believe in each other" in the language of flowers. Yasuda commented that she watched Pokemon on TV every week with her younger brother, and even as an adult, she continues to love the franchise, so she is very happy to be able to provide the theme song for the new film.

The Pokémon Company describes the film's story:

The 70-minute animated movie takes Ash, Pikachu, and their friends to a desert city by the sea. Here they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, which has the ability to summon things—including people and Pokémon—through its magic rings.

After a scary incident, they learn of a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémon long ago. Now, the threat that has been bottled up for years is in danger of breaking loose again! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within…or will a dangerous secret erupt into a clash of legends?

Characters and Pokémon that will appear in the film include:

The legendary Pokemon and star of the film, Hoopa.

Legendary Pokemon from past generations, including Arceus, Latias, Giratina, Lugia, Dialga, Black Mega Rayquaza, Kyurem, Palkia, Primal Reversion Groudon, Latios, and Primal Reversion Kyogre.

Mary, a girl who is taking care of Hoopa. She was raised in Arcay Canyon alongside Hoopa, and is Balza's younger sister. She meets Satoshi and the others in Desel City.

Balza, a young man who was raised in the Arcay Canyon alongside Hoopa and Mary's elder brother. He finds the "Urn of Binding" in the desert and takes it away.

A man who sealed away the "Urn of Binding" 100 years ago in Desel City after it caused a disaster.

The main cast of Pocket Monsters XY (seen left to right), Serena, Satoshi (Ash), Citron (Clemont), and Eureka (Bonnie).

The Pikachu to Pokemon Ongakutai (Pikachu & the Pokemon Music Band) anime short will screen before the film. The film's Japanese website describes the short:

The first in the world! A performance created by the cries of Pokemon! The Pokemon will play a beautiful harmony. Will Pikachu and the others be able to pull off the performance?

The short will feature Pikachu and Nyarth (Meowth), as well as Dedenne, Yancham (Pancham), Tairenar (Braixen), Gekogashira (Frogadier), Harimaron (Chespin), Luchabull (Hawlucha), Horubii (Bunnelby), Rentorar (Luxray), Hinoyakoma (Fletchinder), Onbat (Noibat), Sōnasu (Wobbuffet), Maaiika (Inkay), Pumpjin (Gourgeist), Kabigon (Snorlax), Gothimu (Gothita), and Florges.

The film will open in theaters in Japan on July 18. The film will be released outside of Japan in English under the title Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.

Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comic magazine reported last year that the Pokémon franchise's 2015 film would feature "Primal Reversion" forms of the legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre.

The 2014 Pokémon film, Pocket Monster XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie (Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction), premiered in Japan last July. Nintendo released Nintendo 3DS remakes of Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire titled Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire worldwide in November.


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