YUKI Performs Theme Song for 2016 Pokémon Film

The official website for the Pokémon the Movie XY & Z: Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna (Pokémon the Movie XY & Z: Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna, official English title not yet revealed) anime film announced on Thursday that singer YUKI will perform the film's theme song "Post ni Koe o Nageirete" (Put Your Voice in the Post Box). A promotional video for the film featuring the theme song will debut on TV Tokyo's Oha-sta (Good Morning Star) kids variety program on April 14. The video will begin appearing in theaters throughout Japan on April 16.

The film will open in Japan on July 16.

The Pokémon Company International previously revealed the new Mythical Pokémon Magearna, which will be key to the film's plot. Magearna is an Artificial Pokémon, created by humans 500 years ago. It has a metallic body that is 3 feet and 3 inches tall, and it weighs 177.5 lbs. The Pokémon Company International describes the film follows:

In this latest Pokémon full-length feature film, a mysterious force binds Ash to the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion when it falls from the sky. Volcanion can't get away, and Ash is dragged along as it continues on its mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt minister has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. The minister plans to use Magearna's mysterious power to take control of the mechanical kingdom. Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold!

Volcanion is a "Mythical Pokémon" and a steam Pokémon whose type is both fire and water, and it is 1.7 meters (5.5 feet) tall and weighs 195 kg (430 lbs). Volcanion is the 721st Pokémon and the final Pokémon in the Pokédex as of the sixth generation.

The two previous Pokémon XY films have each featured a Pikachu anime short that screened before the film.

The following characters and their returning cast are confirmed for the film: Satoshi (Ash), Pikachu, Serena, Citron (Clemont), Eureka (Bonnie), Musashi (Jessie), Kojirō (James), Nyarth (Meowth), and the Narrator.

The Pokémon XY & Z television anime series premiered in Japan last October. Pokémon XY began airing on Cartoon Network in January 2014, while Pokémon XY & Z premiered on Cartoon Network on February 20.

Source: Cinra