The Pokemon Company has announced a new collaboration with Kazuhito Kosaka AKA Pikotaro, the Japanese comedian famous for the Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen song.
As expected, the collaboration will be an original song titled “PIKA to PIKO” featuring a teamup between Pikotaro and Pikachu. According to the official announcement, the song is a product of “a shared desire to create something joyful for people around the world to talk about.”.
When discussing the creative process behind the collab Pikotaro also had this to say:
“For this song, I interpreted Pikachu’s words. No one understands Pikachu’s language, but I was able to understand them in a Pikotaro-like way, and I feel we linked our minds. For this song, Pikachu is wearing sunglasses, so I think we can call him Pikataro. It makes him even cuter…I hope children all over the world will enjoy the song…This is the ultimate collaboration pi.”
The song will premier at Pokemon Virtua Fest on August 31 2020. Some additional promo pictures can be found below:
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