Pikotaro prepares Pikachu pairing for Pokémon park

Pikotaro prepares Pikachu pairing for Pokémon park

That Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen guy is back.  And this time, he has Pikachu with him.

In a new song coming out this month, Japanese singer/ comedian Pikotaro will perform with the electric Pokémon Pikachu.

The song has yet to be released, but it will debut on Aug. 31 during the Pokémon Virtual Fest in Japan.

Pikotaro’s new song will be called “PIKA to PIKO.” (Put another way, the song’s title might be roughly translated as “Pikachu and Pikotaro.”)

Pokémon Virtual Fest

The Pokémon event features an online Pokémon theme park. The theme park includes various attractions, such as a Ferris wheel.

There will also be a virtual Pikachu dance, similar to previous Pikachu Outbreaks. You need the Cluster app to join in the fun.

According to reports, Pikotaro said, “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.”

Pikotaro gained international fame in 2016 for his weird, but surprisingly catchy song, Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen (PPAP).

The song reached the top of the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart, and attracted the attention of everyone from Justin Bieber to Stephen Colbert.

He even met President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at an official event.

Pikotaro, whose real name is Kazuhito Kosaka, also had his own animated series in 2017.

The short, weird, funny, and odd series featured Pikotaro in parodies of “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” “The Golden Axe,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and other traditional fairy tales.

Pikotaro’s Lullaby La La By can be found at Crunchyroll.

In April, Pikotaro posted a new, COVID-19-inspired version of the PPAP song, which basically reminds people to wash their hands.  In the song, PPAP stands for “Pray for People And Peace” this time.

Pokémon, Ninteno/ Creatures Inc./ GAME FREAK inc.; Ultra Music YouTube channel; Pikotaro's official YouTube channel
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