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Ikimonogakari to sing theme song for new 'Pokemon' movie + album + nationwide tour

April 15, 2013 @ 3:42 pm
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It's been revealed that Ikimonogakari will be providing the theme song for the new 'Pokemon' movie, 'Gekijoban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Shinsoku no Genosekuto: Myuutsu Kakusei', that will open in theaters on July 13. They have also announced the release of their 6th album on July 24, as well as a nationwide tour starting in September.

The theme song for the new 'Pokemon' movie is titled "Egao". It's written and composed by Mizuno Yoshiki (G), and arranged by Kameda Seiji. It's described as a medium-tempo number with a positive, powerful message and Yoshioka Kiyoe's (Vo) cheerful voice. The song will be released in Chaku-Uta form on April 20h, and will also be released as Ikimonogakari's 26th single on July 10.

Additionally, Ikimonogakari will release "1 2 3 ~Koi ga Hajimaru", which is the CM song for 'Calpis Water', on June 5th. More details on the two singles and new album will be revealed at a later date.

Furthermore, Ikimonogakari will set out on a nationwide tour in September to coincide the album's release. They are scheduled to perform a total of 25 shows for about 200,000 people. The tour schedule can be seen below the cut.


<Ikimonogakari Live Tour 2013>

Sunday, September 1st - Fukui Sun Dome (Fukui)
Tuesday, September 10th - Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa)
Wednesday, September 11th - Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa)
Sunday, September 15th - Sendai Sekisui Heim Super Arena (Miyagi)
Monday, September 16th - Sendai Sekisui Heim Super Arena (Miyagi)
Saturday, September 28th - Osaka-jo Hall (Osaka)
Sunday, September 29th - Osaka-jo Hall (Osaka)
Saturday, October 5th - Marine Messe Fukuoka (Fukuoka)
Sunday, October 6th - Marine Messe Fukuoka (Fukuoka)
Saturday, October 12th - Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena (Hokkaido)
Sunday, October 13th - Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena (Hokkaido)
Saturday, October 19th - Ehime-ken Budokan (Ehime)
Sunday, October 20th - Ehime-ken Budokan (Ehime)
Saturday, October 26th - Hiroshima Green Arena (Hiroshima)
Sunday, October 27th - Hiroshima Green Arena (Hiroshima)
Saturday, November 9th - Kobe World Memorial Hall (Hyogo)
Sunday, November 10th - Kobe World Memorial Hall (Hyogo)
Saturday, November 16th - Shizuoka Ecopa Arena (Shizuoka)
Sunday, November 17th - Shizuoka Ecopa Arena (Shizuoka)
Friday, November 22nd - Nippon Budokan (Tokyo)
Saturday, November 23rd - Nippon Budokan (Tokyo)
Wednesday, November 27th - Nippon Gaishi Hall (Aichi)
Thursday, November 28th - Nippon Gaishi Hall (Aichi)
Saturday, December 7th - Mie Sun Arena (Mie)
Sunday, December 8th - Mie Sun Arena (Mie)


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