Recently, Nintendo shared a new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It came as a surprise to some, but not all. There is a group of hardcore fans of the series who had foreseen the arrival of the movie thanks to the haircut by director and producer Junichi Masuda.
This group is called Masuda Scholars’ Society and in practice he studies the director’s social statements to understand if there is any news coming. In fact, Masuda usually goes to a specific saloon for a haircut before each video presentation. On May 29, Masuda said via Twitter that he was going to have his hair cut. This allowed fans to understand that the new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer was on the way.
Masuda Scholars’ Society also explains that it’s not just about barbers and the like. Masuda tends to share clues even a little more explicit and deliberate. In 2012, for example, he had published a tweet related to France, two weeks before the publication of Pokémon X and Y, or the generation that is inspired by the nation of the other side of the Alps for their region. In 2016, however, he had shared a tweet in which he stated that “the Sun is still high, but the Moon is shining”, before the announcement of Pokémon Sun and Moon.
According to the Masuda Scholars’ Society, “knowing Masuda is like knowing Pokémon”. We hope that this attention for the director does not become extreme and does not invade his personal life.
Speaking of the most recent presentation, here are images and details on the new Pokémon revealed by the trailer.