Rica Matsumoto to perform Mezase Pokémon Master -with my friends- tonight on THE FIRST TAKE at 22:00 JST

Rica Matsumoto
Episode 301 of THE FIRST TAKE, which airs in a bit over an hour from when this story is going up, will feature a special performance by Rica Matsumoto, Ash's Japanese voice actress, performing Mezase Pokemon Master -with my friends-, the arrangement of the first Japanese opening theme of the Pokémon anime that was originally made to commemorate the anime's 25th anniversary, and which is being used as the opening for the final epilogue arc that's currently airing in Japan. In addition to Rica Matsumoto herself, the performance will also feature a live band, electric violin, and chorus.

THE FIRST TAKE is a Japanese YouTube channel that launched in 2019, which invites musicians and singers to perform a song in a single take, summed up in their slogan ONE TAKE ONLY, ONE LIFE ONLY. They have worked with a wide variety of well known popular Japanese and international artists over that time, including amongst others LiSA, Harry Styles, Avril Lavigne, and vTuber Hoshimachi Suisei.
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