YOASOBI released the official music video of their new song “Biri-Biri” in celebration of the first anniversary of the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet games. “Biri-Biri” is a song inspired by the games and is based on the novel written by Ayano Takeda called After the Rain With You (Kimi to Ameagari o). This music video marks YOASOBI’s first 3DCG full-length video. It features the Pokémon adventures and battles of the player Anna in the novel, along with Nemona and their Pokémon, such as Fuecoco, Sprigatito, Pawmi, and more. The music video is directed by Ryou Sasaki and produced by ASTROBROS, with Tsunekazu Ishihara from the Pokémon Company supervising the project. Fans can watch the full music video on their official YouTube channel.
Ayano Takeda is a famous author who is best known for Sound! Euphonium. Her recent novel, After the Rain With You, is a short novel based on the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet games to commemorate the game’s first release and was published by The Pokémon Company. It follows Nemona, the president of Naranja Academy, and Anna, a girl who moved in as her neighbor. Nemona was showing Anna the way to school. During a Pokémon battle, Nemona sees something special in Anna’s eyes. After the Rain With You is Takeda’s unique perspective of the “Treasure Hunt” that players play throughout the games.
YOASOBI is a Japanese music duo that consists of the composer Ayase and singer ikura. They debuted in November 2019 with their song “Yoru ni Kakeru” which gained traction immediately after its release and was number 1 in the Japanese billboard charts. Since then, they have released several hit singles such as “Idol” (Oshi no Ko), “Shukufuku” (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury), and “Yuusha” (Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End).
Pokemon is a franchise that began in 1996 with Pokemon Red and Blue for Gameboy consoles. The games were developed by Game Freak and have created 123 known games including the recent Pokemon games, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Since then, it has grown into a multimedia franchise that includes games, manga, TCG, and anime series and films. November 18 marks the first year anniversary since the release of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet games.
Source: YOASOBI’s Official YouTube Channel
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