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Jul 04

Official Movie Website Updates with More Info on Movie 17 Tie-in Campaigns

Posted by Adamant | July 4th 2014 at 08:29 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, Pocket Monsters XY
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated with info on a number of upcoming movie tie-in events. Translations follow:

McDonald's Special Happy Set Gifts

On Saturday July 12th and Sunday July 13th only, you can get a Special Pokémon DVD jam-packed with Pokémon information, and on Saturday July 19th, Sunday July 20th and Monday July 21st, you can get a single original card from the "Pokémon Card Game XY" (there are 5 in total)!

*You will get one special gift with each purchase of a Happy Set
*The gifts are limited in number, and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis
*The item designs are subject to change
*You will not be able to choose which original "Pokémon Card Game XY" card you get
*Restaurants open 24/7 will start distribution of these gifts at 5am

For further information, see McDonald's official Japanese website

Pocket Monsters XY Anime Giveaways

The "Pocket Monsters XY" anime will give away extravagant prizes via a "4 Week Keyword Quiz"! Starting July 10th!

The popular anime "Pocket Monsters XY" airs on the TV Tokyo Network every Thursday at 7pm! Starting with the July 10th episode, it will hold a "4 Week Keyword Quiz"! Parts of a keyword will be announced during the episodes airing July 10th, July 17th, July 24th and July 31st, which includes the 2-hour 'Extremespeed Genesect: The Awakening of Mewtwo' & World Exclusive Broadcast of Diancie Footage!" special. Collect all four parts to get a keyword that relates to the movie in some way!

From those who successfully manage to find the keyword, we will draw an amazing 7 winners who will receive a "Pokémon Movie Original Nintendo 3DS LL: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie Version"

Watch the series every week, assemble the keyword and go for the prize!
For further information, see TV Tokyo's Pocket Monsters XY Anitv site!

Meitetsu Bingo Stamp Rally

The "Meitetsu Pokémon Bingo Stamp Rally 2014: Summer Vacation", with 25 stamps to collect, opens at and around the Nagoya Railroad!! This year, we're running a bingo rule to ensure twice the fun as earlier!! Win prize by collecting the 25 stamps on your bingo card! Those who collect all the stamps will get a cool silver-colored "original certification plate"! Go for bingo!!

The Pokémon trains "The Pokémon XY" and "The Diancie", which have pictures of the Pokémon that appear in the movie, will also be in service until August 31st!

For further information, see the Nagoya Railroad website.

Voice Actor Stage Appearances

To celebrate the premiere of "Pokémon the Movie XY: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie/Pikachu, What Kind of Keys are These?", we will hold a stage greeting session during the premiere!

The extravagant guest voice actors from the movie will all be there! We will have Xerneas' voice actor Yoshiko Mita, Koichi Yamadera, Shoko Nakagawa, Rika Adachi, the two members of Nakagawa-ke and Mayu Watanabe all on stage! And of course, Satoshi's voice actor Rica Matsumoto and Director Kunihiko Yuyama will be there too! Maybe you'll get to hear the line "Get Pokémon!" in person?

Later, the familiar voice actors playing the other main characters in the TV anime series, Satoshi's travelmates Citron, Eureka and Serena, (Yuki Kaji, Mariya Ise and Mayuki Makiguchi) will be there to greet the audience from the stage together with Satoshi! Marika Matsumoto, who plays the movie's main character Diancie, and Koichi Yamadera, who plays Riot, will be there as well! This stage greeting session will truly have an extravagant lineup too!

Location: TOHO Cinemas Nichigeki
Date: Saturday July 19th
Session 1 - 8:20
Session 2 - 11:40
session 3 - 14:25
Session 1 and 2: Yoshiko Mita, Koichi Yamadera, Shoko Nakagawa, Rika Adachi, Nakagawa-ke (Tsuyoshi and Reiji), Mayu Watanabe (AKB48), Rica Matsumoto, Director Kunihiko Yuyama
Session 3: Rica Matsumoto, Yuki Kaji, Mariya Ise, Mayuki Makiguchi, Marika Matsumoto, Koichi Yamadera, Director Kunihiko Yuyama

*Be aware that the scheduled appearances may be changed without notice.

For tickets and further information on these stage greetings, see Toho's ticket drawing page

Sources: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1297, http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1312, http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1307 and http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1322

Article edited on 2014-07-05 12:58:21 by Sunain
Jul 03

Hong Kong XY Anime Debut, Charizard Distribution / USA and Australian Nationals Shiny Mamoswine

Posted by Sunain | July 3rd 2014 at 02:45 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Event, Mega Evolution
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The Pocket Monsters XY (寵物小精靈XY) anime series will debut in Hong Kong on July 13th, 2014 on TVB Jade in Cantonese. The free-to-air channel will simultaneously broadcast the show in HD and SD. The series will also be available on the Internet at myTV. The series will also being airing in Taiwan on August 3rd, 2014 on Eastern Television (ETTV).

To promote the series debut in Hong Kong, Nintendo is going to distribute 1000 Charizard's holding a Mega Stone to those that correctly answer a quiz. Nintendo Hong Kong will post the quiz on July 11th, 2014 and it will be holding a Charizardite appropriate for the players game version.

Participants that wish to enter the lottery need to:
  1. Login to their Facebook Account
  2. Send a message to Nintendo.hk with their name, quiz answer and e-mail address
  3. Participants need to also post something about Pokémon on the Nintendo.hk Facebook page
  4. Only 1000 people will receive the serial code that follow those steps

The event ends on July 27th, 2014 at 23:59 and people will be informed via the email address they submit in they have won.

Source: http://www.nintendo.com.hk/event/pokemon_event_2014summer.htm

Australian Nationals Shiny Mamoswine Distribution

The official Australian Nationals website has updated to add information about a Shiny Mamoswine distribution. This is the same Mamoswine that is being distributed at National Championships around the world.

At the 2013 Pokémon World Championships, Arash Ommati led an epic team to victory to become World Champion. Now you can add a Mamoswine to your game based on one of the stars from his winning party! This Lv. 50 Shiny Mamoswine is built to do massive damage with four devastating attacks—Icicle Spear, Earthquake, Icicle Crash, and Rock Slide. It is also holding a Choice Scarf to help make up for Mamoswine’s relatively slow speed.

Everyone who attends the Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships can get Mamoswine—not just the competitors. Be sure to bring your Nintendo 2DS or Nintendo 3DS console and copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. Look for signs at the Melbourne Town Hall for more details on how to get Arash’s Mamoswine!

Source: http://gamesites.nintendo.com.au/pokemon-video-game-championships/#shiny

US Nationals Get a Memorable Mamoswine!

A special Shiny Mamoswine will also be available via local distribution at the US National Championships. It is the same as the one that is being distributed in Australia.


Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/get-a-memorable-mamoswine/

Article edited on 2014-07-03 05:36:25 by Sunain
Jul 01

The Official Movie Website Updates to Celebrate the 17th Movie's Premiere

Posted by Adamant | July 1st 2014 at 01:49 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, Pocket Monsters XY
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The official Pokémon movie website has received a visual update to celebrate that it's currently July, the month the movies will finally premiere.

Character profiles

The character profile page has been updated to showcase the Pokémon the characters own.

The Movie Short

Likewise, the short page has updated with a new presentation of the movie's story, as well as an updated cast list

The Key Pokémon Cleffy appears before Pikachu and friends!

When keys that possess mysterious powers are inserted into the keyholes floating in mid-air, the keyholes light up and expand and a magical subspace spreads out before the Pokémon!

Cleffy has keys that lead to all kinds of worlds. What kind of world does the key Pikachu receives take the Pokémon to?

The Movie Short Characters

The JR Kyushu Pokémon Stamp Rally 2014 Summer Starts Thursday July 10th

JR Kyushu is holding a Pokémon stamp rally this year as well, under the name "JR Kyushu Pokémon Stamp Rally 2014 Summer"! This year, 4 stations in both the Fukuoka area and the Kitakyushu area will serve as stamp stations, and if you collect all four stamps from both areas, you will receive an original "Pokémon Metal Charm". There will be two different charms to choose between. Collect the stamps and get a metal charm!!

Stamp locations:
Xerneas Course (Fukuoka area)
Hakata Station (Pokémon Center Fukuoka) / Fukuma Station / Chojabara Station / Futsukaichi Station
Yveltal Course (Kitakyushu area)
Kokura Station / Mojiko Station / Yukuhashi Station / Kurosaki Station

A "Stamp Rally All-You-Can-Ride Ticket", with which you can freely ride the trains in these areas as much as you want, will be available all throughout Kyushu. An adult ticket is 1,540 yen, while a child ticket is 770 yen. Also, trains with Pokémon designs will be running throughout this area from July 10th till August 31st.

For further information, see the JR Kyushu website.

Pokemon Happy Sets Will be Sold in Special Boxes Starting Friday July 11th

Starting Friday July 11th, McDonald's will be offering Pokémon toys in their Happy Sets for a limited time.
Since it's summer vacation, the toys are all designed for outdoor play this time. There will be a total of 8 toys, including a "propeller" that shoots from your hand, a "water gun", a "whistle", a "spinner", etc. The toys will all feature popular Pokémon from "Pokémon the Movie XY: The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie", which premieres July 19th, ranging from Pikachu to Diancie, Xerneas and Yveltal.
Also, the toy and hamburger will come in a special "Happy Set Box" with a Pokémon design! The box can be arranged to form a display frame for photographs and pictures! Make lots of memories with the Pokémon Happy Set this year!

Available from Friday July 11th

1) Flying Pikachu Propeller 2) Keromatsu Water Gun 3) Dedenne Whistle 4) Yveltal Spinner

Available from Friday July 18th

1) Flying Fokko Propeller 2) Harmaron Water Gun 3) Diancie Whistle 4) Xerneas Spinner

*The boxes and toys are limited in number

Gin no Sara and Kamatora's "Summer Smile Campaign"

Takeaway sushi chain Gin no Sara and takeaway dinner chain Kamatora have launched a "Summer Smile Campaign"!

Receive original Pokémon merchandise
If you order a "Pokémon Family Set" at Gin no Sara or place an order for more than 4000 yen at Kamatora, you will receive a free set of Pokémon tea bowls and chopstick rests!
*Available while supplies last

Kids Menu Gifts
if you order a Kids Menu at either Gin no Sara or Kamatora, you will receive a set full of fun Pokémon merchandise. It can be stickers, notebooks, crayons, but no matter what you get, you'll definitely enjoy it!
*Available while supplies last

Pokémon Movie Ticket Web-only Campaign!
We will give out prizes to lucky winners drawn from those who answer the quiz on the Gin no Sara/Kamatora campaign site correctly!
Entry period 1 (Sunday June 10th to Thursday July 10th):
Winners will receive a pair (adult and kid) of special pre-order tickets to the latest Pokémon movie!
Entry period 2 (Friday July 11th to Sunday August 31st):
Winners will receive either an original Pikachu pillow or an original movie design 3DS!

For further information, see the Gin no Sara / Kamatora Summer Smile Campaign website

Sources: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/chara/, http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/chara/short.php, http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1293, http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1297 and http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1290

Article edited on 2014-07-02 11:56:29 by Adamant
Jun 30

Pokémon the Series: XY, Vol. 1 and 2 on iTunes

Posted by Sunain | June 30th 2014 at 11:58 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, DVD, Press Release, iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, CITV, Cartoon Network
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The Pokémon Company has posted the latest Pokémon the Series: XY English dub episodes on iTunes for purchase in North America and the United Kingdom. The Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova (Box Set 1) was just revealed by Viz Media for release in North America on September 23rd, 2014, so fans will have a gap in the episodes available for purchase for a few months. Older episodes were recently posted on Netflix and Hulu. The DVD releases in North America have been notoriously slow and many of the seasons have been very hard to purchase due to high DVD prices. Beyond Home Entertainment in Australia though has been fairly up to date with the previous season DVD releases, but this marks the first time that current season episodes of the English dub are available for purchase.

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The first 23 episodes of the series are available which is up to date with the United States airings on Cartoon Network. CITV in the United Kingdom is currently a few episodes ahead of Cartoon Network in the US but oddly they can only purchase the first 16 episodes at the moment.

The Pokémon the Series: XY is available to purchase in Standard and High definition. There are currently two volumes for purchase and each volume sells for $21.99USD/£19.99 in HD and $19.99/£18.99 in SD. The first episode of the series is available for free on the North American iTunes posting but individual episodes can also be purchase separately for $2.99/£2.49 in HD and $1.99/£1.89 in SD.

Pokémon the Series: XY, Vol. 1 and 2 Description

Ash Ketchum’s journey continues in Pokémon the Series: XY as he arrives in the Kalos region, a land bursting with beauty, full of new Pokémon to be discovered! Setting his sights on the Kalos League, Ash is ready to battle and catch as many new Pokémon as possible. But first he will have to face the formidable Gym Leaders of this region and discover some exciting developments in Pokémon Evolution. While he has new friends Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie at his side, there are also plenty of familiar faces and Pokémon along the way as Ash pursues his dream of becoming a Pokémon Master!

Press Release UK - Official Pokémon Destination on iTunes Launches With Animated Episodes for iOS Devices

This morning, The Pokémon Company International announced that iTunes is providing fans a one-stop online destination, iTunes.co.uk/Pokemon, for official Pokémon content. Animated episodes and specials, official Pokémon applications like the Pokémon TV app, and Pokédex for iOS, and Pokémon video game music soundtracks from classic titles to the latest generation, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are all available for download now. Official Pokémon content is available across Apple’s iOS devices.

To celebrate the launch of iTunes.co.uk/Pokemon, episodes from the latest season of the TV series, Pokémon the Series: XY plus the four-part Pokémon Origins animated special are now available . This new online destination continues a recent movement to give Pokémon fans more ways to enjoy their favourite Pokémon animation on demand, like episodes and specials which can be viewed already on Pokemon.co.uk.

Episodes of Pokémon the Series: XY are currently available on iTunes in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, United States, Canada and Australia.

Press Release US - One-Stop Fun at the iTunes Store!

Now you can get all your Pokémon apps, music, and episodes in one place.

Pokémon fans now have a one-stop destination for Pokémon music, apps, and episodes at iTunes.com/Pokemon! Check out animated episodes and specials, official Pokémon applications like the Pokémon TV app and Pokédex for iOS, and Pokémon video game music soundtracks from classic titles to the latest generation, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

To celebrate the launch of iTunes.com/Pokemon, episodes from the current season of the animated series, Pokémon the Series: XY, and the four-part Pokémon Origins animated special are now available. New episodes of Pokémon the Series: XY will be added to iTunes.com/Pokemon on a weekly basis! And for a limited time, you can download the first episode of the Pokémon the Series: XY season, “Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!” for free.

Check out all the amazing Pokémon content at iTunes.com/Pokemon today!

Sources: Vol 1 NA, Vol 2 NA, Vol 1 UK and Vol 2 UK.

Article edited on 2014-07-01 12:06:03 by Sunain
Jun 12

Oha Suta - June 12th, 2014 / Movie 17 Press Reading

Posted by Sunain | June 12th 2014 at 12:17 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Oha Suta, Movie, Voice Actors
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On Thursday June 12th, 2014 episode of Oha Suta, host and Pokémon alumni Kōichi Yamadera (山寺宏一) presented clips and footage from the 17th Pocket Monsters movie that featured Diancie. Footage from the Movie 17th Press Reading which took place on Wednesday June 11th, 2014 was also shown. All of the guest voice actors for the movie were in attendance for the press reading. Images from the episode are on the Imageboard thread.

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Yoshiko Mita plays Xerneas, her first ever anime role. She describes Xerneas as the originator of life itself. "It has this air, this aura around it." Yamadera joked that Mita has such an aura around her as well.

Mayu Watanabe will be narrating the short. She was nervous at first, but she's been wanting to be in a Pokémon movie for so long and calmed down because she was having so fun dubbing.

Marilyn is played by Rika Adachi. She had a lot of fun working together with Yamadera in the scenes that were shown on Oha Suta.

The comedy duo Nakagawa-ke consists of Tsuyoshi Nakagawa who plays Nite and Reiji Nakagawa who plays Algus. Yamadera jokes that they got cast because they have the same last name as Shoko-tan. Nite doesn't speak any actual Japanese lines, just Poké-language.

Left to right: Rika Adachi (足立梨花), Koichi Yamadera (山寺宏一), Yoshiko Mita (三田佳子), Mayu Watanabe (渡辺麻友), Shoko Nakagawa (中川翔子), Tsuyoshi Nakagawa (中川剛) and Reiji Nakagawa (中川礼二)

Photos from the press reading are also on the Imageboard thread.

Article edited on 2014-06-12 10:34:31 by Adamant
Jun 07

Oha Suta - Thursday June 5th, 2014

Posted by Sunain | June 7th 2014 at 05:31 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Oha Suta, Pokémon Get TV
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On Thursday June 5th, 2014 episode of Oha Suta, Office Chief Taka and Producer Toshi presented this episode's installment of Oha Oha Ranking. It was a crossover/promotion segment for Pokémon Get TV. Taka insisted on doing the presentation. He then presented "Office Chief Taka's 3 Favorite Pokémon".

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Number 3: Lucario - "Because it's cool. And strong."
Number 2: Kamonegi - "Because it's cute. And strong. And I like it's color."
Number 1: Karakara - "Because it's cute, and it wears a skeleton... it has the skull of its mother on it's head. It protects its poor mother, like a mother protects her girl from the rain while waiting for the bus... I want to wear my mother's skull the same way."

Toshi did not approve of that idea, and thought the entire explanation was rambly irrelevant nonsense. A quiz was also conducted in the segment.

Question Answer
POP QUIZ: Which episode of the Pocket Monsters anime got the most viewers?
The Blazing Pokémon Race, November 11th 1997, with 18.6%
Spoiler: Click to show!

Article edited on 2014-06-07 08:21:14 by Sunain

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