Document features newlywed Pikachu couple and, yes, the words “I choose you!”
There are a lot of big decisions life can throw at you. I think we can all agree, though, that two of the choices that stand to have the greatest influence on your overall happiness are “Who will you choose as your starting Pokémon?” and “Who will you choose as your spouse?”
Most fans get into the Pokémon franchise long before they reach marrying age, so as they prepare to take the somewhat scary plunge into marriage, they can now take heart that Pikachu is cheering for them, in the form of a brand-new Pokémon marriage registration form.
The August issue of Zexy, a popular and extremely comprehensive Japanese wedding planning magazine, goes on sale June 23. It’s sort of baffling for a periodical to hit newsstands two months before its officially designated time period, but readers will no doubt be quick to forgive the odd designation when they see that bundled with the August issue is a konintodoke (marriage registration form) with not just one, but two blissfully happy newlywed Pikachus, dressed in their wedding ceremony finery no less.
▼ Because of their permanently rosy cheeks, all Pikachu brides are blushing.
In addition, Zexy has a special something for one lucky couple. At the 11-second mark of the video announcement for the Pokémon konintodoke, Pikachu turns to the viewer and cheerfully says “Pikachu pika pikachu!”
Zexy is asking for a translation (into Japanese) of what Pikachu is saying. The first person to follow Zexy’s official Twitter account and tweet the correct translation along with the hashtag #ゼクシィピカチュウクイズ (“Zexy Pikachu Quiz”) will receive a just-married Pikachus welcome board for guests to ooh and aah over at their reception. In the event that no entry has the translates Pikachu’s words exactly, the prize will be awarded to whoever’s translation is closest.
▼ Apparently Pokémon: Battle Frontier’s Hiroshi has found love.
But while the welcome board is one-of-a-kind, all purchasers of the August Zexy issue will receive the Pikachu marriage registration form. Pick yours up before they’re sold out, then debate your married friends who used Sailor Moon, Hastune Miku or One Piece forms as to whose bonds of matrimony have the most otaku cred.
Follow Casey on Twitter, where he believes his marriage is all the stronger because he and his wife share a love for Pikachu.