Ed Sheeran and Pokemon collaborate for a fresh music video!
Pokemon is a phenomenon that has gripped the world for well more than a decade now. Most of us grew up watching Ash and performed his signature dialogue, “I choose you,” amongst our friends and in private. Ed Sheeran is one of us.
The song Celestial, recently released via his official YouTube account, depicts him hanging out with Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and many more who join him as he goes about his regular life.
During the video’s final moments, Ed gets animated, and his form resembles Ash wearing his trademark cap. We also see a battle featuring a few key pokemon that end with a colorful blast that lights up the screen. Then Ed wakes up as the beautiful dream dissipates.
Do watch the entire video here.
- Producers: Genki Kawamura, Masami Hatanaka
- Director: Yuichi Kodama
- Character Design: Yu Nagaba
- Director of Photography: Callan Green
- Production Designer: Bridget Murton
- Art Director: Sophie Jacobs, Hela Dondertman
- Key Animation: Ren Onodera, Takashi Kojima, Shota Goshozono, Shuu Sugita
- Animation Director: Shinya Iino
- In-between Director: Yuikiko Kawamoto
- CG Animation Supervisor: Kohta Morie
- CG Director: Takahiro Shibano
- Lead Animator: Kotaro Azuma
- Lead Digital Artist: Kei Kidera
- VFX Production: Khaki
- Animation Production: ENISHIYA Inc.
You can find the rest of the credits at the end of the music video. The song “Celestial” is all set to be utilized for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet games scheduled to release this November on Nintendo Switch.
Ed was caught practicing the tune of Celestial previously. Check out this session released two weeks ago where he is lying in a bed filled with Pokemon memorabilia.
Ed Sheeran is a manga and anime fan. This is clearly visible if one follows his work. Bad Habits is a music video released on August 2021 (the song was unleashed in June) and became a massive hit on Warner Music Japan’s channel.
This video was illustrated by Rui Ikeda and directed by Naomi Izumida; it focuses on a relationship between a young lady and a vampire musician who thrives in the dead of night. You can watch it here if you haven’t already.
The upcoming games will contain a brand new action titled Terastal, which can turn a creature into a shinier version akin to a gem. This, in turn, will also help the Pokemon become stronger to attack the enemy more effectively.
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