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Second trailer released for Pokémon Horizons, the new Pokémon anime series - Japanese trailer includes music from the new opening theme

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A new trailer for Pokémon Horizons, the upcoming new Pokémon anime series, aired this evening in Japan after the end of the final episode of Pokémon Journeys. Shortly afterwards, the trailer was uploaded to the English language Official Pokémon YouTube channel, together with English subtitles. A new Japanese press also released statements from asmi and Chinozo, the singer and producer of the Japanese opening theme for the new series. Pokémon Horizons: The Series will begin broadcasting on TV Tokyo in Japan with a 1 hour special starting 6:55pm (JST) on April 14th, and internationally later in 2023.

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Taito Okiura - vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International said:
“‘Pokémon Horizons: The Series’ is set to be a thrilling journey that explores new wonders and makes fascinating discoveries about the Pokémon world. The latest ‘Pokémon Horizons: The Series’ trailer sheds further light on the mysterious adventures that await Liko and Roy, and we invite Trainers to join in unraveling these secrets when the series begins premiering outside of Japan later this year.”

Whereas the English version of the trailer includes only generic Pokémon themed background music, the Japanese version of the trailer features the first appearance of Dokimeki Diary (ドキメキダイアリー), the opening theme for the new series. The song is a collaborative effort between the Japanese singer-songwriter asmi, who has previously released hit songs in collaboration with other young Japanese vocal artists including Wanuka and Rinne; and Chinozo, a well known Vocaloid producer who is best known for the hit song "Goodbye Sengen", which has accured more than 100 million views on YouTube.
asmi said:
Anime, games, stuffed animals. When I think back to when I dreamed of a world where Pokémon existed back in grade school, there's no better future than this.
At the beginning, when it was decided that I would sing the theme song, I harboured some anxiety, but I am becoming more confident day by day. Now, I have the confidence to that the only one who can sing this song is myself as I am now, continuing to walk forward despite this anxiety that I have. From the bottom of my heart, I'm very happy to be able to join you with this new Pokémon anime story.
I sang with all my strength, so that this song would encourage you with an "It's okay! Take care!" when you freeze up with fear.
Being sensitive to the fast beating of your heart with excitement, I want you to believe in yourself, and embark on your journey in high spirits. May the exciting diary (Dokimeki Diary) always continue to resound in your heart.

Chinpzo said:
Nice to meet you.
I'm known as Chinozo, and I had the honour of producing the opening for the new Pokémon anime.
In my own way, I put my fullest feelings into writing this song, Dokimeki Diary.

I've loved Pokémon ever since I was a child, and it still feels like I'm in a dream having been asked to write the theme song.

I really love all of the Pokémon theme songs, and I can't count how many lives they've helped. With these sorts of feelings, I am truly honoured to be involved in this sort of project.
Please look forward to the new Pokémon Anime Series


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