The opening theme for the Pocket Monsters 2023 anime was officially revealed for the first time
on March 26th, 2023. Thrillciting Diary was sung by asmi and produced by the unparalleled creator Chinozo, who's active in the online scene. This is a song that depicts Liko's adventurous spirit through pop music, made by a special unit created specifically for this show.
A comment from asmi:
When I think back to when I was in elementary school, when I had the anime, the video games and the plushies, yearning after a world filled with Pokémon, I can't think of a more gratifying future than the one I now have. Day by day, the slight anxiety I got when it was decided I would sing the theme song is gradually turning into confidence. And now, I'm convinced the only person that can sing this song is the person I am now, the one that can continue on, anxiety and all! It's a great pleasure to accompany you as we begin this new Pokémon anime story.
I sang this song with all my might so that it could give you a supportive push with a "Daijobu! Itterasshai!" whenever you get cold feet from here on. I want you all to believe in yourselves and enthusiastically set off on a journey, having a good sense of "Dokidoki" and "Tokimeki", words describing hearts pounding with excitement. May Dokimeki Diary forever resound in your ears!
A comment from Chinozo:
Hello. My name is Chinozo, and I'm the one who made the opening for the new Pokémon anime. Dokimeki Diary is a song that I filled, in my own way, with the utmost love for this series. I've loved Pokémon since I was little, and it still feels like a dream that they approached me about a theme song for it.
I really love each and every one of the Pokémon theme songs and can't put a number to how many lives they have saved. It's a true honor to get to work on a franchise I'm this emotionally attached to. Please enjoy the new Pokémon anime series!
During the Comic-Con 2023 San Diego - Pokémon Horizons: The Series - Behind-the-Scenes Look at Production
panel, this production artwork was showcased and then later released in the press release
. It features the final scene in the opening with the entire group of main characters.
TV Tokyo Music Festival 2023 Summer
On June 28th, 2023, the TV Tokyo Music Festival 2023 Summer
100 Songs Masterpiecies in the Coolest Night-Live, Showing only on TV Tokyo!! (テレ東音楽祭２０２３夏～思わず歌いたくなる！最強ヒットソング１００連発～)
broadcast aired. Asmi appeared as act 20/100 to sing this opening theme. Captain Pikachu and Nyahoja were also in attendance to cheer her on! It was a shortened version of the song.
The official AniPoke Twitter account posted
photos from the performance and promoted the broadcast a few hours before it aired.
Oha Suta - July 7th, 2023
asmi performed the opening on Oha Suta
on July 7th, 2023. The official Japanese Oha Suta Twitter account also posted a photo
from the set with asmi.
asmi performed the opening on PokéDoko 72
which aired on August 20th, 2023. The whole cast as well as Captain Pikachu, Nyahoja, Hogator and Kuwassu danced beside her for performance support.