“Mezase Pokémon Master -20th Anniversary-” Full size release has started!


Comment from Rica Matsumoto has also arrived!

“Mezase Pokémon Master (Aim to Be a Pokémon Master)” was the first opening theme for anime “Pokémon”. Full size version of its 20th anniversary edition “Mezase Pokémon Master -20th Anniversary-” has been released on June 28.

 This song was first announced last week as opening theme for “Pokémon Sun&Moon” airing at 6:55pm every Thursday at TV Tokyo.

 This song was also announced to be used as theme song for this year’s Pokémon movie “Pokémon the Movie 20: I Choose You!” and the song was released on June 28, the 20th anniversary day from first sales of original song “Mezase Pokémon Master”.

 This edition was vigorously arranged from original song, but still keeping its original essence. Most of orchestra sounds were recorded in live performances and vocal part sang by Rica Matsumoto was also rerecorded. She commented that ‘I have been singing this song for 20 years and now this is one of my representative songs. I’m feeling gratitude of rerecording this song for a movie. I’m glad that I was singing this song for long time’.


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