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Taiiku Okazaki Performs Pokémon Sun & Moon TV Anime's Ending Theme Song

posted on by Alex Mateo
Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ohtani to perform opening; anime premieres in Japan on November 17

The official website for the Pokémon Sun & Moon television anime announced on Thursday that singer Taiiku Okazaki will perform the ending theme song "Pose" for the anime. Okazaki is the singer, songwriter, and arranger for "Pose."

Okazaki performed the opening theme "Shiokaze" for The Great Passage (Fune wo Amu), which premiered in October. His first single, which features this song, will ship on December 7 in Japan.

Rica Matsumoto, the voice of protagonist Satoshi (Ash), will perform the opening theme "Alola!!" for the anime. Ikue Ohtani, the voice of Pikachu, will accompany her.

The anime series will premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliated stations in Japan on November 17.

In the anime, Satoshi (Ash) will go to school with friends in the series. Ash will also use the new Z-Moves in battle in the anime, just as players use them in the upcoming games. The anime will feature new Pokémon and new characters.

The Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games will debut in Japan and North America on November 18, followed by Europe on November 23. The games will be available on the Nintendo 3DS worldwide in Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, and — unlike in the previous generation — Chinese (Traditional and Simplified). Players can choose their preferred language when they launch each game.

The games are also inspiring a manga adaptation by Tenya Yabuno (Inazuma Eleven, Digimon V-Tamer) titled Pokémon Horizon that debuted in the October issue of Coro Coro Comics in September. The Pocket Monsters Special (Pokémon Adventures) manga series will begin its Sun Moon arc in the January issue of the CoroCoro Ichiban! magazine on November 21.

The previous Pokémon anime series, Pokémon XY & Z, premiered in Japan in October 2015, and then premiered in the U.S. on Cartoon Network on February 20.

Source: Anime! Anime!

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