Saga Prefecture’s Project Aims to Recruit 10 Million for Team Rocket
Are you prepared for trouble? Are you ready and willing to blast off at the speed of light? Saga Prefecture’s Sagaprise! project may have just the job for you. A teaser website for a collaboration with the Pokémon-snatching Team Rocket organization opened on Wednesday.
At first, the website looks like the normal version of Saga Prefecture’s official government website. However, Meowth soon appears along with a button for people interested in joining Team Rocket. After the button is pressed, Meowth and Team Rocket’s “R” logo takes over the website.
A costumed character Meowth appears, followed by a real-world version of Team Rocket’s trademark Meowth hot air balloon. The website states that details about the Team Rocket recruitment will be announced on October 25.
Scrolling down on the page uncovers a hand-written note about the project. The memo says that Team Rocket is looking to attract 10 million people even though the population of Saga Prefecture is only 820,000. The website seems to reference the Saga International Balloon Fiesta, which will be held from November 1-5.
Saga Prefecture has partnered with various anime in recent years. The prefecture’s Yuri!!! on Ice collaboration promoted protagonist Yūri Katsuki’s home this year.