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Starmie Gets Ultraman-Inspired Classic Hero Theme Song [Video]

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Starmie to the rescue.

If you’re at all familiar with the Pokemon franchise, then you know that Starmie is a Generation 1 Pokemon modeled after the starfish. However, what you probably don’t know is that Starmie isn’t just a Pokemon, Starmie is also a superhero named Starfish-Man (Hitodeman), or well, that’s what a new music video released to the official Pokemon YouTube channel seems to claim.

Called “Our Starfish-Man” (Bokura no Hitodeman), this new video features a song is inspired by classic Japanese superhero shows from the ’60s and ’70s, such as Ultraman and Kikaider. “Our Starfishman” has exactly what you’d expect to hear in a theme song for a tokusatsu show from that era: trumpets, children singing, and a great deep superhero shout. Also, the song has some amusing lyrics, for example: “Starfish-Man Starfish-Man, Go! The invincible! Recover!” and “Are you a star that came from outer space?” Check out the song and its accompanying music video below.

Just in case you’re not familiar with 50-year-old tokusatsu hero theme songs, here’s what appears to have been one of the main sources of inspiration for the Starmie song above. It’s the one for the original Ultraman TV series from 1966.

And just in case you’re in the mood for even more classic theme song goodness, here’s the one for the 1972 show Jinzo Ningen Kikaida, a series about a guitar playing, motorcycle riding android who most of the time looks like a regular guy named Jiro.

Interestingly, this Starmie song is only the latest one in a series of amusing Pokemon theme songs that have been released recently. Perhaps one of the more popular of these is the one about everyone’s favorite splashing fish-Pokemon, Magikarp. However, there was also a really catchy one made for Magnemite. You can check both of these out here.

Source: Inside Games
Image: 【公式】ヒトデマンのうた「ぼくらのヒトデマン」MV(ポケモンだいすきクラブ)(Pokemon YouTube)

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