The Pokémon Music Club's song Supereffective Type was chosen as the new ending theme for the Japanese Pocket Monsters anime, starting with the episode broadcast on June 18th, 2021. Following Pokémon Shiritori (Pikachu to Mew Ver.) and Pokémon Shiritori (Mew to Zamazenta Ver.), the Pokémon Music Club had sung the ending theme for three consecutive titles when counting this ending.
Supereffective Type, which is based on techno music, is a song to learn the type affinity of all 18 Pokémon types, such as Fire and Grass. Pikachu and Sarunori imitate the Pokémon types as they are displayed.
The Pokémon Music Club is a music unit with Junichi Masuda of Game Freak, as its producer, and the Pasocon Music Club as its lyricist, composer, and arranger, with the main singers being Pokémon Kids 2019, a group of seven kids selected from the general public who sang the theme song "Together with the Wind" from the movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back: EVOLUTION," in July 2019, along with Sachiko Kobayashi and Shoko Nakagawa.
Pasocon Music Club tweeted a picture of them with Junichi Masuda working on the recording of this ending the day it initial broadcast on TV Tokyo on June 18th, 2021.
I am in charge of the bass for the song with Junichi Masuda who produced this time as well. Thank you very much! (Shibata couldn't participate because of tonsillitis)
今回もプロデュースいただいたJunichi Masudaさんとともに歌の低音の担当もしています。 ありがとうございました！ (柴田は扁桃炎のため参加できず卒アル欠席スタイル)
POKENCHI #297 - July 18th, 2021
During a segment in POKENCHI #297, which aired on July 18th, 2021, Toshiaki Kasuga dressed up as Koharu and danced to this ending theme with Pikachu. Viewers as home were also encouraged to dance along too with Pikachu.
YouTube Clip - Supereffective Type - Creditless
On August 13th, 2021, the official Pocket Monsters Anime Twitter account announced that the creditless version of Supereffective Type had been posted on the official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel so that people could sing along and learn the type compatibility of all 18 Pokémon types.
The TV animation Pocket Monsters, which airs every Friday at 6:55 p.m. on the TV Tokyo network, has produced a dance version of the song Supereffective Type, which is currently used in the ending! The ending video of the Supereffective Type Dance Version will be aired at the end today's episode, PM2019 81 A Clash?! BluePoké Maniacs!
Choreographer MIKIKO created the "Supereffective Dance" based on the song "Supereffective Type", which is a memorizing song for all 18 types of Pokémon. "In this dance music video, Pikachu and a dancer who looks like a "future Pokémon researcher", sings and dance to the song Supereffective Type.
The dance music video and the "Let's Dance" video, which shows the choreography in more detail, are available on the official Pokémon YouTube channel starting on September 17th, 2021.
YouTube Clip - Supereffective Type Dance Version - Music Video
In addition, the "I danced the Supereffective Dance" project will be held! The selected videos will be featured in the ending of the upcoming TV animation Pocket Monsters!
Comments from MIKIKO!
When I first heard the song "Supereffective Type", I thought it was like a textbook for people who don't know anything about Pokémon to learn about it, so I thought of the choreography as if I were a Pokémon researcher. Since the theme of the song was "a Pokémon researcher in the future," I included some mannequin-like movements and strange robot-like movements.
The song has a good tempo and groove, so if you connect the meaning of the lyrics to the meaning of the dance, and learn the song while humming it, you will find it easier to dance. I hope you will enjoy the song and dance in front of the TV!
Leader of the dance company "ELEVENPLAY". In addition to choreographing and directing live performances for Perfume and Babymetal, she has choreographed for various music videos, commercials, and stage productions. She is also highly regarded in the media art scene both in Japan and abroad. As a director with the skills to include new technologies into entertainment, she collaborates with various creators across genres.
Fridays are filled with Pokémon information every week! Director Yamamoto, the head of the Pokémon Club, suggests dancing to the ending song "Supereffective Type" from Anipoke as a secret way to learn the types! During this episode, Oha Girl from Lucky, Kanna Sato (佐藤栞菜), gave them a dance lesson! After dancing to the ending, she gave some dance points to help viewers at home learn the dance.