YOASOBI will release “Biri-Biri,” a song inspired by Nintendo Switch game “Pokémon Scarlet Violet,” in Japanese and English on November 18 (Saturday), marking the first anniversary of the game’s release. The song will be released in Japanese and English on Saturday, November 18, the first anniversary of the game’s release.
The music is composed by the famous composer of the “Hibiki Kake! The song was written by YOASOBI based on the original short story “Kimi to Ameagari wo” written by Ayano Takeda, a writer known for her “Euphonium” series and other works, based on “Pokemon Scarlet Violet”.
This is the first time YOASOBI has collaborated with a game work to produce music. The jacket for the release features a design of Parmot, a Pokémon that appears in the work, and the music video will be released soon. The music video is scheduled to be released soon.
I composed the song “Biri-Biri” as a tribute to mark the first anniversary of the launch of “Pokémon Scarlet Violet.” It brings me great joy to contribute musically to the Pokémon franchise, a passion of mine for many years. As a dedicated fan of the series, I’ve played through this game extensively, completing three rounds independently of this project. Drawing inspiration from Mr. Takeda’s novels, I infused this game with a profound love for Pokémon, envisioning the Pardea region based on my own explorations. My hope is that you can sense the excitement of battles and the spirit of adventure within the game. Once again, congratulations on the first anniversary of its release!
Happy first anniversary to “Pokémon Scarlet Violet”! I am sincerely grateful for the chance to collaborate with Pokémon, a beloved entity cherished by many. In the realm of music, I drew inspiration from Mr. Takeda’s novel “Kimi to Ameagari wo” to craft a vocal expression that captures the fervor, belief in adventure, and the spirit of battle embodied by the main character Nemo, as well as his love for Pokémon. My earnest hope is that “Biri-Biri” resonates with many, and I extend my heartfelt thanks for your support.
November 18, 2023 (Saturday)
Written by Ayase, composed and arranged by Ayase, sung by ikura
Biri-Biri (English Version)
Written by Ayase / Arranged by Ayase / Sung by ikura / Translated by Konnie Aoki
Original novel “Kimi to Ameagari wo” (Written by Ayano Takeda, supervised by Pokémon and Game Freak)
URL of the web version: https://novel-kimiame.pokemon.co.jp/