I love how Japan looks for any excuse to release anything new related to Pokemon and March is no different. March is is the month when diplomas are handed across school, graduation ceremonies are held and in this case, new Pikachu plushies are being released.
And in keeping with the graduation theme, the Pikachu plushies will be wearing a graduation gown!
You have to love how there’s a Pokeball stitched on there as well as the presence of a holder for the diploma that he’s earned. And beginning in April with the new school term will be the plushies seen below decked out in school uniforms.
It’s recently come to light via the AKB48 blog that member, Kasai Tomomi, will graduating from the massive J-Pop girl group on May 3rd. Kasai’s final performance with her other group members will be at the Shinoda team A performance at AKB48 theater.
She had given prior notice of her intention to leave as far back as December 17 2012 during the “the 2nd AKB48 Kohaku Taikou Uta Gassen”. Her last handshake event will be on April 20th which will be held at Makuhari Messe. A few days after her graduation, May 8th will see her release her 2nd single, which as yet doesn’t have a name, but will be used for the ending theme for the drama, “Meshibana Deka Tachibana“, in which she plays a lead role.