Pocket Monsters Music Festival to air on TV Tokyo next Friday, including a performance of Dokimeki Diary, the opening theme from the new Pokémon anime
The special will be presented by Japanese actor Kotaro Koizumi (小泉孝太郎), the eldest son of former Japanese Prime Minister Junichirō Koizumi, and Rika Adachi (足立 梨花), a Japanese tarento and actress who played the role of Merilyn Flame in Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.
While the full set list of the special has not yet been released, singers who have been announced as performing in this music festival include:
- Fumie Akiyoshi (あきよしふみえ), who performed the first and last Japanese Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl opening themes, Together and The Greatest - Everyday!.
- asmi, the singer of Dokimeki Diary, the Japanese opening theme for Pokémon Horizons: The Series
- After the Rain, who performed One, Two, Three for the first 31 episodes of Pokémon Journeys: The Series.
- Hiromi Iwasaki (岩崎宏美), who sung the tenth Japanese ending theme of the original series, To My Best Friend.
- Physical Education Okazaki (岡崎体育), who wrote and sung 10 different songs for the Pokémon anime starting in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.
- Shōko Nakagawa (中川翔子), who has sung several songs for the Pokémon anime including Get Fired Up, Spiky-eared Pichu!, and a cover of Type: Wild when it was used as the 4th ending during Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.
- Asuca Hayashi (林 明日香), the voice behind A Small Thing, the Japanese ending theme of Jirachi: Wish Maker, as well as the ending theme of I Choose You!, Oración's Theme ~Let's Walk Together~.
- Rica Matsumoto (松本梨香), the Japanese vopice of Ash Ketchum, who has sung numerous Pokémon anime theme songs including the original Aim to Be a Pokémon Master.
- ЯeaL, the band responsible for Future Connection, the third Japanese opening theme of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon.
- Yūki Iwai (岩井勇気) from the Japanese comedy duo Haraichi, who has been a regular on the Japanese children's breakfast television show Oha Suta since 2015
- Kogaken, an owarai tarento
- Nagisa Saito (齊藤なぎさ), an actress and former idol who recently graduated from the girl group =LOVE.
- Chinozo, the well known Vocaloid producer best known for the hit song "Goodbye Sengen", and who collaborated with asmi on Dokimeki Diary
- Japanese comedy duo Tosa Kyodai (土佐兄弟)
- Toshiya Miyata (宮田俊哉), from the Japanese boyu band Kis-My-Ft2
- Yuriyan Retriever (ゆりやんレトリィバァ), a singer and comedian who was a founding 1st Generation member of girl group Yoshimotozaka46.