The latest film installment of the “Pokémon” franchise is “Pokémon The Movie: Coco” and has been announced to premiere on Jul. 10, 2020. The poster visual and teaser of Ash and Pikachu's new adventure in the forest with a mysterious character have also been released.
“Pokémon The Movie: Coco” is the 23rd installment of the Pokémon film which began with “Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back” in 1998.
The director of the movie will be Yajima Tetsuo, the same as “The Power of Us”. He will weave us a completely new Pokémon film since two years ago.
The poster visual depicts a character up in the trees curiously looking at Ash and Pikachu. The teaser shows the same character running in the jungle with super-human speed.
What will this mysterious character add to Ash and Pikachu's adventure? Be sure to check out further information along with what “Coco”, the shortest title of the franchise, means.
“Pokémon The Movie: Coco” will be in theaters from Jul. 10, 2020.
The anime production for the Nintendo Switch's software "Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield" has been announced. With the title of "Twilight Wings", it depicts the youngsters who live in Galar region, it is made up of 7 episodes as WEB animeations, and will be released from Jan. 15, 2020.
A new PC cushion themed after Psyduck, a character from “Pokémon”, the famous franchise known for its video game and anime series nationwide, has recently been announced. Available for pre-order through “Premium Bandai”, Bandai’s official shopping site, and other retailers since Nov. 22.
Since opening on Feb. 11, cutscenes from "Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie Part 2" were released, displaying slice of life scenarios of the 4 Outer Sailor Guardians, Tomoe Hotaru (Super Sailor Saturn), Tenoh Haruka (Super Sailor Uranus), Kaioh Michiru (Super Sailor Neptune), Meioh Setsuna (Super Sailor Pluto).
The first scene displays the four of them having dinner together surrounding a round table. A young Hotaru appears to be having fun while laughing in a lovely manner while Haruka, Michiru, and Setsuna stare at her tenderly with affection. Different from the usual serious demeanor when fighting as Sailor Guardians, this scene depicts a different, softer side of the characters.
This next scene has Haruka holding Michiru's shoulder, who holds a bouquet of white roses in her hand. Haruka is wears a simple shirt combined with a large pearl necklace, while Michiru is dressed in a long one-piece designed with big rose patterns.This scene is composed well to show the characters exuding plenty of their stylish and elegant tastes. It is yet another of those beloved scenes in which the Sailor Guardians can be seen in fashionable plain clothing.
Lastly, this memorable scene shows Haruka and Michiru staring seriously at a solar system hologram created by Hotaru, who concentrates effortfully with her eyes closed. What exactly is this hologram showing to them?
"Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie Part 2" premiered on Feb. 11, 2021, and is currently being screened at theaters throughout Japan.
A collaboration poster of "New Gods: Nezha Reborn", released on February 26, 2021, and "White Snake", which a dubbed version will be released in summer 2021, has been released. A special video in which the owner of the Precious Jade Workshop, one of the main characters of "White Snake", talks about "New Gods: Nezha Reborn" was also released.
"New Gods: Nezha Reborn" is a film produced by Light Chaser Animation Studios, which worked on "White Snake", a movie that reached over 7 billion JPY in box office revenue in China. It gained attention all over the world and was nominated for the WIP category in the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Also, a Japanese dubbed version of "White Snake" is scheduled to be released in summer 2021. The cast members include Sakuma Daisuke (Snow Man), Mimori Suzuko, Sugita Tomokazu, Yuuki Aoi, and Sakura Ayane.
The newly released video was created as a celebration of the release of "New Gods: Nezha Reborn" in China. It is a gorgeous video in which the owner of the Precious Jade Workshop, one of the main characters of "White Snake" who has two faces, a girl and a fox, talks about "New Gods: Nezha Reborn" and even shows off a sexy dance.
In the collaboration poster, Li Yunxiang, the hero of "New Gods: Nezha Reborn", and Blanca, the heroine of "White Snake", are drawn in a spiral with a delicate touch, and in the middle, sits Nezha, the protective deity of Yunxiang, with a powerful presence. "Seken ni Mitomerarezutomo Konse wo Muda ni Shinai" (We won't waste our lives even if no one accepts us) is an important line for both titles.
"New Gods: Nezha Reborn" is released on February 26, 2021, and the Japanese dubbed version of "White Snake" is scheduled to be released in summer 2021.
(C) Light Chaser Animation Studios
"Otoppe", a program for kids that has been broadcast for five years, will be released as a musical movie for the first time. The title will be "Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry", and it will be released this fall. The trailer and visual have been revealed as well.
”Otoppe" is a program for kids that depicts the funny life of Shina, who wants to become a top DJ in the world, and "Otoppe", mysterious creatures that were born out of sound, under the theme of "listening observation".
The catchy songs and dances that are in the program are also popular, and the related videos have recorded over 150 million views. The program receives support from both children and adults.
The protagonist of "Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry" is Otoppe Windy, known as the laziest wind in the Otoppe Town.
Windy names a baby, who appears out of nowhere and resembles himself, "Lil (provisional)", and brings her up.
Even though Windy struggles with a regular life and taking care, he gradually reaches out to her. However, Lil has some secret...
Iguchi Yuka will play Windy, Kuno Misaki will play DJ Shina, Nishijima Hidetoshi will play Westy, and Inagaki Kuremi, who was chosen on the audition, will play a mysterious baby Otoppe Lil. The director is Ushiku Takashi, the scenario will be handled by Mukouda Kunihiko, and the music will be handled by Yoshida Isao.
"Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry" will be released in the fall of 2021.
Iguchi Yuka as Windy
FInally, Otoppe will be released as a movie! And it will be a musical!! Byu-byu-!!?? Is the protagonist Windy!!!? Byu wa-!!!!! I am surprised and excited at the same time! It has been broadcast for five years, and I am so glad. Thank you very much. I will play Windy, who is very expressive, blowing around, and pleasing everyone, with all of my effort. I hope everyone becomes full of smiles after watching the movie. There will be many songs that you cannot help hamming! Please look forward to it!
Kuno Misaki as Shina
I have been recording, hoping that many children watch Otoppe, so I am so glad that it will be released as a movie. I am already excited to see Windy performing. I hope a lot of people get to know Otoppe through this movie.
Inagaki Kuremi as Lil
When I watched 'Otoppe' on TV when I was six years old, I immediately became a fan of the songs, and sang 'Uki-Uki Otoppe' many times. I learned that different things had different sounds, and I looked for Otoppe in my house using an app. I was thinking what kind of sound each thing makes, and surprised to listen to some of them for the first time. I wanted to go to Otoppe Town, and I am so glad that my dream will come true as Lil-chan. I am really excited. I love the songs of Otoppe as I cannot help singing them once I hear them. I cannot wait to watch the movie in the theater.
Nishijima Hidetoshi as Westy
Otoppe will finally become a movie! I am so glad. How is the adventure of the characters going to be with their unique worldview? It will be a great work for sure. I will try with all my effort so that kids can enjoy the wonderful movie.
Ushiku Takashi as the Director
I have been involved in Otoppe through scenario writing and ending for the TV series, and YouTube videos. I am glad and very nervous to be a director of this movie. As we are in a difficult time, we will make our best effort more than ever to create a cheerful, enjoyable, but sometimes mysterious musical movie, being true to Otoppe. Please look forward to it!
(C)2021 'Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry' Production Committee
(C)MHK / Otoppe Machi Yakuba
The new visual of "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet", which will be released on April 16, 2021, after being postponed for one year, has been revealed. Also, it was announced that the new trailer will be released on March 3.
"Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" is the 24th movie of the "Detective Conan" movie series.
The story begins where "Vacuum Superconducting Magnetic Levitation Railway", a train invented for the world's largest sports festival "WSG- World Sports Games"'s opening ceremony, gets involved in an unexpected case. In the background of the incident, there is Akai Shuuichi, and other FBI officers waiting for his orders...
The new visual depicts the gathering of the Akai Family, which is the key person in the main story, such as Akai Shuichi, Mary, Sera Masumi, and Haneda Shukichi. The visual is made up of the cut-scenes from the movie and the desperate expression of the injured Conan in the fire give off an impact impression.
Also, it was decided that the new trailer of the movie that can only be seen at the end of the "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Alibi", currently available in theatre, will have a premium release at 9:00 PM, on March 4, on YouTube. It is a 90 seconds trailer that is filled with various new cut-scenes together with the theme song "Eien no Fuzai Shoumei" by Tokyo Jihen.
"Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" will be released in nationwide theatres on April 16, 2021. The early bird tickets will be on sale from March 6.
(C) Aoyama Gosho/ Detective Conan Production Committee
Galar starter Sobble's final evolution, Inteleon, will debut in the currently running "Pokémon" anime. And the actress Fukuchi Momoko, who is also the ambassador of this series, will be playing the trainer.
Inteleon will be appearing in "Messon in Possible" (Messon is the Japanese name for Sobble).
Ash and Goh head to the shooting of the popular spy movie. There they meet Inteleon, the partner Pokémon of the main female spy in the movie. Goh's Sobble is fascinated by Inteleon's various moves and majestic appearance.
Sobble practices his moves as if it evolved into its final evolution, Inteleon, but has trouble breaking through his timidness. But when a Pokémon gets kidnapped, Sobble musters up his courage to help!
A comment from Fukuchi Momoko, who plays Intelleon's trainer, the actress Jacqueline, has arrived.
Intelleon will be appearing in the "Pokémon" on February 5, 2021. Check out the broadcast for yourself to see if its unique move "Snipe Shot" will be in the show or not.
Comment from Fukuchi Momoko as Jacqueline
I will be making a guest appearance as a voice actor in the "Pokémon" TV anime series.
I did my best to play the character Jacqueline and was able to see the scenes behind anime production, making me realize again, how fascinating Pokémon is.
It is an honor to work among the staff members who have created the "Pokémon" universe over its long history and to be able to help in some small way as the ambassador of the series.
Please enjoy the impressive scenes!
May this Friday be another fabulous night for you all!
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The latest in the Ichiban Kuji Lottery series from "Pokemon" is now available, "Pokemon for you - Dramatic Collection". A total of 7 grades and 29 types of items are available, including dome lights and plush toys of Galar Ponyta and Pikachu, who are making their first appearance in the series.
The legendary Pokémon, Mewtwo will appear on the broadcast of the TV anime "Pokémon" on November 20, 2020. To commemorate this "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back!" will have a premium streaming from 9 PM, on November 9 on the Pokémon Official YouTube Channel.
"Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back!" was released in 1988 and it has taken the first place in the box office revenue ranking in term of animation movie in the same year.
Afterward, it was released in each country sequentially and has become a big hit. Even till now, it has remained in the first place in the box office revenue in term of a Japanese movie in America, and it is a "legend" among all the "Pokémon" movie series.
The "strongest" Mewtwo will appear on the November 20 broadcast of TV anime "Pokémon" and the story will be related to the movie. You will be able to enjoy the episode more by watching "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back!".
The premium streaming of "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back!" will start from 9 PM, on November 19, at Pokémon Official YouTube Channel.
（C）Nintendo, Creatures, GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku（C）Pokémon（C）1998 Pikachu Project
"Pokémon Illumination" will consist of various events, including "Pikachu Pika Pika Illumination Show" and it will be held in Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest from November 14, 2020.
"Pokémon Illumination" will recreate colorfully the world of the various wild Pokémon’s on the resourceful mountain area of "Sagamiko Resort", including the forest, grassland, and lake.
It will consist of many areas, such as "Pikachu's Forest of Light", which is the forest of light that Pikachu lived in, "Pokémon Street" where photography of Charmander who is staying warm from the campfire while sleeping and the Pokémon who are eating the curry while enjoying the camp.
In the amusement event, "Pikachu Pika Pika Illumination Show", Pikachus will perform a special illumination show and you will be given the precious opportunity to take photos with them in the forest of light during the photography session.
Also, a novelty will be given upon purchase from the foods and drinks of the limited menu in the restaurant.
"Pokémon Illumination" will be held at the illumination event of "Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest", called "Sagamiko Illumination" from November 14.
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The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.