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Jul 25

Movie 20 Website Updates with Report from Free Vocal Reactions Screening

Posted by Adamant | July 25th 2017 at 03:58 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Event, Movie
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. A translation of the new entry follows:

A Report from the Free Vocal Reactions Screening on July 22nd

The first ever "Free Vocal Reactions Screening" in Pokémon movie history was held at Toho Cinemas Shinjuku on Saturday July 22nd.

Tickets for the free vocal reactions screening sold out shortly after it got announced,
and the attendants included both cosplayers and people wearing Nyarth masks,
to such an extent Shoko Nakagawa said "Everybody here is really hard core!"
There were even people from Sendai there.

The theater was teeming with energy even before the screening had started.
When Shoko Nakagawa showed up, applause and cheering burst forth from the audience.

And when Nakagawa called out to the audience "Your desire to passionately discuss the movie will come true tonight!
Let's spend this hot night together laughing and crying, making this a summer we'll never forget as long as we live!
I would also kind of like for us to sing "MezaPoké" together!",
a loud cheer echoed through the theater.

As soon as the screening started, you could hear everyone shouting various things.
When the opening theme song "Mezase Pokémon Master -20th Anniversary" played, everyone sang along together while clapping to the beat.
Whenever a Pokémon would appear on the screen, people would shout its name,
and whenever Satoshi or Pikachu appeared, everyone would wave their glowsticks with all their might, while clapping and shouting.
In addition, a massive applause sounded from the audience when Joy, who's played by Nakagawa, appeared!
Every single scene would have people shouting something, and the audience was bursting with laugher with no end in sight.

When the screening was over, Nakagawa said "Pokémon is amazing! I was crying! My eyes used Hydro Pump!"
With excitement still lingering in her voice, she continued expressing her thoughts on the screening: "This experience of shouting, cheering, crying and sharing our genuine thoughts together in this room where everyone totally gets it has made me once again truly sense that I've made so many friends thanks to Pokémon over these past 20 years."
Nakagawa, who has watched the movie 5 times by now and cried loudly every time, then commented that this free vocal reactions screening "was such a wonderful time I seriously kept thinking "Are you me?" over and over as we laughed and shouted together as one".

Next, Director Yuyama came in, and the audience once again applauded loudly.
He then went on to answer questions from both Nakagawa and the audience about scenes and characters in the movie.

When he was asked what kind of people he'd like to go see the movie,
Nakagawa commented "I watched this movie together with my mother once too, and it does indeed make people that know absolutely nothing about Pokémon cry as well.
I think absolutely everyone can be brought to tears by the bond between Satoshi and Pikachu simply by thinking of Pikachu as the person that means the most to them personally.
I'd like all adults to watch this movie, including both those that know nothing about Pokémon and those that used to watch Pokémon back in the day."
Director Yuyama answered "20 years have passed, and those that watched as kids have become parents able to watch the movies with their own kids.
The parents will be able to talk about their own childhood, and the children can see it as something all new. I'd appreciate getting a wide variety of people to watch it."

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3015

Article edited on 2017-07-25 03:59:17 by Adamant
Jul 21

Movie 20 Website Updates with Info on Upcoming Relevant Media

Posted by Adamant | July 21st 2017 at 05:17 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movies
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Media Information

Tuesday July 25th: "Lettuce Club" - Interview (with Kanata Hongo)
Wednesday July 26th: "Weekly Baseball" - Interview (with Shoko Nakagawa)

Tv Shows:
Monday July 24th: "Sekai Naze Soko ni? Nihonjin Special" on the TV Tokyo Network - Guest (Kanata Hongo)
Sunday July 30th: "Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?" on the TV Tokyo Network - Marshadow special/Guest (Koichi Yamadera)
Sunday July 30th: "The Pocket Monsters Anime Premium 10" on TV Tokyo - Message (from Rica Matsumoto)

*Note that these are the scheduled publication dates/air dates, and as such are subject to change without notice.
*Broadcast dates will vary depending on where you live. (some areas exempt)
For details, please see the website of your local TV station.

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3007
Jul 21

Movie 20 Website Updates with Info on the Tie-in Quiz Rally, Train and Bus from Nishitetsu

Posted by Adamant | July 21st 2017 at 02:43 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Event, Movie
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations of the new entries follow:

The Pokémon Train and the Articulated Pokémon Bus Are Here! We're Holding the "Nishitetsu Pokémon Quiz Rally"!!

A quiz rally will be held by Nishi-Nippon Railroad ("Nishitetsu") this year!
Answer the quiz questions found inside the trains running on the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line, as well as inside their articulated buses,
and get extravagant Pokémon merchandise!

During this rally period, the "Pokémon Train", which has various Pokémon drawn beside the doors,
and the "Articulated Pokémon Bus", which interior has been entirely taken over by Pokémon, will both be operating!

Bring the entire family and have fun with the "Nishitetsu Pokémon Quiz Rally" this summer!

The Nishitetsu Pokémon Quiz Rally

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3003
Jul 19

Movie 20 Website Updates with Report from Premiere Day Stage Greetings

Posted by Adamant | July 19th 2017 at 07:24 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Event, Movie
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations of the new entries follow:

A Report from the Premiere Day Stage Greetings

Premiere day stage greetings were held in Tokyo on Saturday July 15th,
the premiere day of "Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!"

The greetings started with Pikachu appearing on the stage. Then, answering Pikachu's summons,
came Kanata Hongo (the voice of Soji), Arata Furuta (the voice of Bonji), Shoko Nakagawa (the voice of Joy),
Koichi Yamadera (the voice of Marshadow), Rica Matsumoto (the voice of Satoshi) and director Yuyama,
all of them wearing matching yellow t-shirts with "I Choose You!" written on them.

Yuyama gave the first greeting: "The anime version of Pokémon started with Satoshi meeting Pikachu.
I wanted to try going back to that point and redoing it from scratch.
It would make me happy if you were to take this back home with you as a memory of this summer."

Hongo then said "Everyone, did you receive your "Marshadow"? I wanted to get it at the premiere no matter what, so I brought this..." before taking out his Nintendo 3DS, making everyone start laughing.
After a short while, he apparently received his Marshadow, and happily commented "There, got it! I'm the only one on this stage that has this Pokémon now..."
He then actually started talking about his guest voice actor role: "I've loved these movies for 20 years straight now, so I was extremely happy I was able to play in one.
I felt this was a wonderful movie, so I would appreciate it if you spread the word about it and watched it many times."

Next up was Furuta's greeting.
As he said "Hello. I'm Arata Furuta, I play Bonji. 20 years ago, when my friend (Inuko) Inuyama told me she was playing Nyarth, I replied "Huh, really?", and now that this franchise has gone on for 20 movies in 20 years, I think back to that and just go "Darn it!"", the audience burst into laughter.
He then continued with "I am happy to have become part of this family now."

Nakagawa raised the excitement level in the venue even further with her "Pokénchiwa!" greeting, then spoke passionately about her 20 years worth of happiness and love for the franchise.
"Both the act of watching the Pokémon movies, as well as Satoshi and Pikachu's bond in itself, gives me all these emotions, makes me want to become strong, want to become someone that can sincerely protect someone I value more than myself.", she said.
When she finished her greeting by saying "I forgot to introduce myself. I'm Shoko Nakagawa.", the audience responded with laughter.

Yamadera said "This movie depicts the bond between humans and Pokémon, between Satoshi and Pikachu,
though I have to mention that I and Rica Matsumoto here genuinely are old friends, ones that graduated together." He then turned to Matsumoto and continued with "I'm so happy you're still doing well."
He finished his greeting with "I have been standing here on this stage for 20 years straight now, and that really means a lot to me. Thank you so much for today."

Matsumoto then asked the audience "What did you all think? Did you enjoy it?",
and they responded by applauding loudly.
"That's great, Pikachu! I'm so happy!" Matsumoto shared her joy with Pikachu for a short moment.
"I believe this 20th year of the franchise can exist specifically because of the cast, the staff and all you people that love Pokémon. I feel like I've been walking these 20 years together with you all, one step at a time. They (the Pokémon movies) have now reached their coming-of-age ceremony, and as we continue working our best to give you many, many more movies, I hope you'll still continue to support us for many years to come", she said.

Matsumoto then changed the subject to that of the opening theme song, "Mezase Pokémon Master -20th Anniversary".
"I think this song has turned into something like an adhesive that connects people together.
Right now, people all over Japan are humming the song to themselves, and when I sang it at the "Japan Expo" in Paris some days ago,
all the French people there were singing it in Japanese as well. It's become a song that connects the world and makes people smile,
and I'm so, so grateful I get to sing a song like that", she said.

She then sang "Mezase Pokémon Master -20th Anniversary" together with all the actors and the entire audience. Once the song was done, the audience cheered and applauded loudly, and both Matsumoto and the other actors were deeply touched.

Before they could regain their senses, a surprise guest came in! It was Asuca Hayashi, the singer of "The Oración Theme: Let's Walk Together".
"I sang this song while feeling genuine happiness, passing on the emotions of all the actors, of all the creators, of the director, of the producer, and of all the enormously many fans.", she said.
As she gave an enthusiastic performance of "The Oración Theme: Let's Walk Together", the entire venue got emotionally moved.

Matsumoto got so touched by the song she ended up starting to cry.
When she was asked for a comment, she replied "I think everyone felt similarly to how I just felt. When I play Satoshi, I try to approach the role from the point of view of the fans watching, so listening to this song made fleeting glimpses of 20 years worth of memories appear in my head, and I'm sure this song makes everyone similarly sense different things and remember their loved ones."

Yamadera then changed the topic, asking Pikachu "What did you think of Asuca-chan's song?", but Pikachu was just as touched, crying "Pikapikachuuu" as it and Matsumoto embraced each other, giving us a scene where we could feel the bond the two shared.

The greetings concluded with a commemorative photo, where Matsumoto yelled "I choose" and the entire audience responded "you!".
This had been a premiere day stage greeting filled with both laughter and emotional moments.

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=2988

Article edited on 2017-07-19 07:43:43 by Adamant
Jul 15

Movie 20 Website Updates with Info on the Ending Theme Song Package Deal

Posted by Adamant | July 15th 2017 at 10:02 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, Music
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

"The Oración Theme: Let's Walk Together" is Now Available for Download!

Asuca Hayashi's "The Oración Theme: Let's Walk Together",
The ending theme song for "Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!", which premiered today, is now available for download!

Everyone that buys the special package collection on Recochoku or mora will also receive a special wallpaper
for their smartphone or PC.
Make sure to download this and get the wallpaper!

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=2969
Jul 15

Movie 20 Website Updates with Info on Sunshine City Pokémon Fes

Posted by Adamant | July 15th 2017 at 09:23 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Event, Movie
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Starting Friday July 28th! "Pokémon Fes I Choose You! in Sunshine City"

The "Pokémon Fes I Choose You! in Sunshine City" will be held
in Sunshine City, Ikebukuro, Tokyo
from Friday July 28th to Thursday August 24th!

Here, you can feel like you've become a Pokémon Trainer,
going on a stamp rally adventure from Sunshine City fountain plaza through the Alpa shopping center,
as well as entering the world of Pokémon to take pictures as it spreads out on the fountain plaza screen display.

The fountain plaza will also have a life-size Alolan Nassy balloon,
as well as a tower filled with Pokémon plushies!
We also have special stage events planned!

At the Sky Circus Sunshine 60 Observatory,
there will be a Houou photo spot,
as well as a panel exhibition showcasing famous scenes from the anime and movies,
selected by the Pokémon cast and celebrity Pokémon fans.
There will also be a special exhibition of art from the "Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!" drawing contest.

Pikachu will also come visit on Saturdays and Sundays!

Go visit the Pokémon-filled Sunshine City this summer!

For further information, check out these homepages:
Pokémon Fes homepage
Sunshine City homepage

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=2915

Article edited on 2017-07-15 09:31:54 by Adamant

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