I don’t usually post something akin to something closer towards ‘tabloid’ news to the site, but when I do, I need to go punch a nondescript wall in order to feel like a (horse-)man again. Japanese ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki expressed his heartfelt message towards Pokémon mascot Pikachu on twitter a few days ago:

“The first time I saw Pikachu, it felt like he was my son. When Pokémon Go was released in 2016, Pikachu and the other figures received millions
new friends all over the world. Now I would like to see the film about Detective Pikachu.”

Shigeyuki Hiroki via Twitter, Google Translate

Having only made his official work account on twitter this month, Shigeyuki Hiroki has already reached almost 4000 followers the last few days. What a great start towards cross cultural promotion by promoting a well-loved Japanese mascot with such an international reach! I’m sure late president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata would be proud to see something like this and echoes his sentiment.

Warner Brothers’ film Detective Pikachu is set to be released on May 10th in the US.

Via Kotaku

Chia is the horse-author from the far flung year of 2153. While not grazing on grass pastures or reviewing old time-y games and technology from the early 21st century pretending to not know what comes next (as to not disturb the space-time continuum), he can be seen exchanging vast quantities of Earth currency for parts needed to fix his damaged space ship.