'Pikachu the Live' concert set for Japan Aug. 7
The Tokyo International Forum (東京国際フォーラム) will host three concerts featuring music from Pokémon movies on Aug. 7, according to Pokeani. Guest performers and hosts will include Rica Matsumoto, Kōichi Yamadera, Shōko Nakagawa, Asuca Hayashi, sowelu, Akiyoshi Fumie and Gurin.
The concert's full title is "Pikachu the Live - Pokémon Movie 10th Anniversary Commemoration Summer Vacation Family Concert" (「ピカチュウ・ザ・ライブ ポケモン映画10周年記念 なつやすみファミリーコンサート」), and it will be held at three times on Aug. 7: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. JST. Doors will open 45 minutes before each concert.
Tickets can be purchased online via e+ (June 2-Aug. 1) or Ticket Pier (beginning June 9) or in person at area 7-Eleven stores (beginning June 9).
Ticket prices are 4,200 yen for adults and 3,600 yen for children in middle school or younger. Children age 2 or younger will be admitted for free with a parent or guardian's ticket. Children of elementary school age or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Guest performers and hosts
- Rica Matsumoto (松本梨香)
- Voice of Satoshi
- Kōichi Yamadera (山寺宏一)
- Guest voice in all Pokémon movies
- Shōko Nakagawa (中川翔子)
- Pokémon Sunday cohost
- Asuca Hayashi (林明日香)
- Singer of the sixth movie's theme, A Small Thing (「小さきもの」)
- Singer of the ninth movie's theme, A Thing to Be Protected (「守るべきもの」)
- Akiyoshi Fumie (あきよしふみえ)
- Singer of the current Diamond & Pearl opening theme, Together
- Gurin (グリン)
- Singer of the current Diamond & Pearl ending theme, By Your Side ~Hikari's Theme (「君のそばで 〜ヒカリのテーマ〜」)
- Pokeani article (Japanese)
- Tokyo International Forum official Web site (Japanese)