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Sep 10

Movie 18 Website Updates with Details on the Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians Café

Posted by Adamant | September 10th 2015 at 11:32 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Event, Movie, Pocket Monsters XY
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

The "Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians Café" Debuts a New Menu Item to Celebrate the Movie's Success and the Cafe's Operation Extension! Pikachu Will be Manager-for-a-Day!

The "Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians Café by Sweets Paradise" is a café operating until Sunday September 27th in the Sunshine City specialty store area Alpa 1F!

This limited-period café where you can enjoy original menu items and events is now introducing a new menu item to celebrate the movie's success and the extension of the café's operating time: the "Yancham's Mischievous Caffe Latte ~Serena's Yancham ver.~" (756 yen, tax included)!

The "Yancham's Mischievous Caffe Latte" that's been sold until now has power up to this "Serena's Yancham" version, which comes with a pair of sunglasses!
This new menu item will be on sale starting Saturday September 12th!
And not only that, in order to commemorate this new item, Pikachu will be acting as manager for that day!

Take this opportunity to check out the original menu items offered at the "Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians Café by Sweets Paradise" in Sunshine City!

Manager-for-a-day Pikachu's visiting periods
Date: Saturday September 12th, from 11am, from 2pm and from 4:30pm (*each visit lasts approx. 30 minutes)
Location: Trattoria PARADiSO by SWEETS PARADISE, Sunshine City specialty store area Alpa 1F, 3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo
*This restaurant, which normally serves a rotisserie chicken and cake buffet, has been transformed into a collaboration café for a limited period.

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1924

Article edited on 2015-09-10 11:34:06 by Adamant
Jul 25

Movie 18 Blog Updates with Twelvth Event Report

Posted by Adamant | July 25th 2015 at 09:18 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Event, Movie, Pocket Monsters XY, Movie Blog
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The official Pokémon movie blog has updated. We have added a section collecting every single blog entry for easy browsing. Translations follow:

Event Report #12: An Opening Event Report from the "Summer Vacation Pokemon Carnival in Sunshine City", Starting Today!

The "Summer Vacation Pokemon Carnival in Sunshine City", held in Sunshine City, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, starts today!

Both "Save Sunshine City!", a participation puzzle event hosted by SCRAP Entertainment, known for their "Real Dasshutsu Game" events, and the "Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians Café by Sweets Paradise", which is themed after the movie short, will take place here!

The entire Sunshine City will be drenched in other Pokémon events as well, such as the "Sea Lion Time: Pikachu & Hoopa Appear! Show" held in collaboration with Sunshine Aquarium, and the planetarium movie "Pocket Monsters XY: Sky Fragments" shown at the Manten planetarium!

For further information, see this page!

We will now present a status report from the opening event that took place today!

Prior to the event starting, legendary Pokémon had attacked and invaded the Alpa B1 Fountain Plaza, the sign-up location for "Save Sunshine City!" They were now quietly waiting for challengers to come by to solve their riddles!

The opening event, however, took place at Sunshine Aquarium!
It started off with Hoopa and Pikachu coming in!

Next, the special guests, Shoko Nakagawa, Shinichi Shinohara and Mizuki Yamamoto, all of which also play major roles in the movie as guest voice actors, Appear!

Shokotan and Shinohara greeted the crowd with their usual "Pokéssu!" and "Hippossu!"!

Shinohara plays the major role of Hippopotas!
Shokotan introduces him by mentioning that he's even been making full use of Hippopotasese on Twitter!

I-it's true!

It's then time for the next special guest, the sea lion Totto-chan!

The biggest event taking place at the "Summer Vacation Pokemon Carnival in Sunshine City" is the "Sea Lion Performance Time: Movie Premiere Commemoration Pikachu & Hoopa Appear! Show" at Sunshine Aquarium, which will be held from Monday July 27th and on!
The audience will now be shown a performance in advance of that!

As a special treat, it will also perform tricks per the guest voice actors' signals!

Totto-chan waves its hand at Shokotan's signal

It does a handstand at Mizuki's signal!

And it laughs loudly back at Shinohara's signal!

Totto-chan has shown off some amazing tricks so far, but Shinohara refuses to let it upstage him!
This leads to a ring toss competition between Shinohara the voice of Hippopotas and Totto-chan the sea lion!

A Hippopotas VS a sea lion!
This will truly go down is history as a legendary bout!
Let the fierce battle over the rings begin!!!

Shokotan is the first to throw!

Totto-chan catches it without difficuly!

But where will the ring Shokotan throws to Hippopotas Shinohara land!!!?

What an incredible catch!

Shinohara truly has reason to be proud of his physical capabilities!

Mizuki is the second to throw!

Totto-chan catches this one too! Its stability is incredible!!

And then Shinohara unfortunately misses!

Totto-chan the sea lion now has a lead of one!
If Satoshi was here right now, he'd surely encourage Shinohara by telling him not to give up!
You mustn't give up, Hippopotas!

I will not lose this battle...!!

The third to throw is a boy from the audience named Sora Kato!

Totto-chan once again doesn't miss! It got 3 rings perfectly!

And unfortunately, Shinohara ends up with a result of just one caught ring.

Totto-chan has shown us a truly amazing performance!

There's a lot more fun to be had at the "Sea Lion Performance Time: Movie Premiere Commemoration Pikachu & Hoopa Appear! Show", which will be held starting this Monday!

After the battle, everyone takes a commemorative photo!
Totto-chan Appears! from inside the ring!

Go visit Sunshine City, Ikebukuro, after watching the Pokémon movie!

The "Summer Vacation Pokemon Carnival in Sunshine City" is held in Sunshine City, Ikebukuro, Tokyo!
It runs from July 25th till August 23rd! Make sure to come visit!

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/pokemovie_ch/?p=1607

Article edited on 2015-08-14 01:13:48 by Adamant
Jul 24

Movie 18 Website Updates with Details on Stamp Rallys Held By Meitetsu and JR East

Posted by Adamant | July 24th 2015 at 11:25 PM EDT
Tags: Event, Movie, Pocket Monsters XY
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Get Prizes by Collecting Period 1, Period 2, Special Edition and Other Pokémon Stamps along the Meitetsu Line

We're holding the "Meitetsu Pokémon Appear! Stamp Rally", where you collect stamps along the Nagoya Railroad ("Meitetsu")! This year there will be both Period 1, Period 2 and Special Edition, as well as even Super Special Edition Pokémon stamps!
Children who collect all the stamps will receive a cool silver "original certification plaque"!
Aim to complete the entire rally!

Also, the "Pokemon Appear! Train", which has drawings of the legendary and mythical Pokemon from past movies, as well as 758 Pikachu in honor of Nagoya's name, will be operating for a limited period of time, until Monday August 31st!

For further information see the Nagoya Railroad, "Meitetsu" website

Collect 6 Stamps and Head For the Goal Station in the "JR East Pokémon Stamp Rally 2015"!

The "JR East Pokémon Stamp Rally 2015" will be held this year as well, running from Saturday August 1st to Thursday August 20th!
Get a pamphlet from one of the major stations in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, then collect 6 of your favorite stamps from stations providing them as you head towards a goal station (Shinjuku Station or Ueno Station)!

At the goal station, you will receive this "Original Pokémon Stamp Book" and this "Pikachu Sun Visor"!
Then, if you collect all the remaining stamps in your "Original Pokémon Stamp Book", you'll receive an "All Stations Complete Certificate"!!
Join in, everybody!

For further information, see the JR East Pokémon Stamp Rally 2015 website

Sources: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1850 and http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1886

Article edited on 2015-08-11 02:08:56 by Adamant
Jul 24

Movie 18 Blog Updates with Eleventh Event Report

Posted by Adamant | July 24th 2015 at 09:30 PM EDT
Tags: Event, Movie, Pocket Monsters XY, Movie Blog
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The official Pokémon movie blog has updated. We have added a section collecting every single blog entry for easy browsing. Translations follow:

Event Report #11: Congratulations! The Pokémon Movie Premieres and the Pokémon Center Hiroshima Opens! Pikachu Appear! in Hiroshima!

In order to commemorate the premiere of the Pokémon movie and the opening of the Pokémon Center Hiroshima, Pikachu Appear! in Hiroshima!
We will bring you a status report!

Even Hoopa gets startled at what Appear! in Hiroshima! It's a total of 20 Pikachu!
First off, they head to the Pokémon Center Hiroshima!

The Red Gyarados from the Pokémon Center Hiroshima welcomes them!

The Pikachu shop according to their fancy.
What could they be buying?

They're purchasing the limited Pokémon Center "Pikachu Playing Koiking Plushies" made to commemorate the opening of the Pokémon Center Hiroshima!
And so many! Are they buying souvenirs for someone?

Now that the Pikachu have finished shopping, where are they headed next?

Pikachu, chu're on your way...

When you think of Hiroshima, you can't help but think of this place!

This is the Hiroshima Toyo Carp's home stadium, "MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima"!
The Pikachu are going to join the CC Dance (Carp Cheer Dance) performed at the end of the 5th inning of today's baseball game!

...but it's raining!!

(the game got canceled due to rain this day)


The Carp's very own "gloomy weather man" Kenta Maeda was the starting pitcher that day.
The Pikachu's intrusion caused Maeda's Ability "Drizzle" to kick in with devastating results.

Still, the Pikachu had lots of fun interacting with all the Carp fans that had come to the stadium that day.

The next event is not dependent on the weather, however!

Tomorrow, Saturday July 25th, the "Summer Vacation Pokemon Carnival in Sunshine City" will start in Sunshine City, Ikebururo, Tokyo!
The entire Sunshine City will be drenched in Pokémon events, including "Save Sunshine City!", a participation puzzle event hosted by SCRAP Entertainment, known for their "Real Dasshutsu Game" events, and the "Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians Café by Sweets Paradise", which is themed after the movie short!

Make sure to go!

For further information on that event, see the Summer Vacation Pokémon Carnival in Sunshine City page!

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/pokemovie_ch/?p=1575

Article edited on 2015-08-13 09:28:55 by Adamant
Jul 08

Movie 18 Blog Updates with Seventh Event Report

Posted by Adamant | July 8th 2015 at 05:40 PM EDT
Tags: Event, Movie, Pocket Monsters XY, Movie Blog
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The official Pokémon movie blog has updated. Another article about the Pokémon VISA cards with further details from the announcement day is available by clicking here. Translations of the new entry follows:

Event Report #7: A Report from the Sumitomo Mitsui Pokémon VISA Credit Card/Prepaid Card Launch Celebration Event Saturday June 26th

The "Pokémon VISA Card" and "Pokémon VISA Prepaid" from Sumitomo Mitsui Card was available for respectively sign-up and sale starting June 26th!

A launch event for the cute credit cards and prepaid cards with Pikachu pictures on them was held at Ikebukuro Sunshine City!
Here is a detailed report from that event!

For further information on the "Pokémon VISA Card" and "Pokémon VISA Prepaid", see this news article!

Shoko Nakagawa aka Shoko-tan, who plays Mary, the girl who grew up together with Hoopa, in this year's movie "The Archdjinni of Rings: Hoopa", was at the launch event as a special guest!

We started off with an interview with the topic "Pokémon and me"!
When asked "How long is Pokémon's history now?", Shokotan replied "19 years"!

It's been an entire 19 years, and now that you can easily trade Pokémon with people all over the world via wifi, Pokémon has truly become a subculture that connects people! Nostalgic Pokémon are still showing up, or getting new Mega Evolutions, so I really think these 19 years have passed in the blink of an eye!

Every year, when summer comes and Pokémon Movie season is in session, I like watching older movies as well. I was watching "The Guardian Gods of the Water Capital: Latios and Latias" the other day and ended up crying at it! Your childhood memories of the summer when you first watched a movie truly engraves it into your heart, but I feel that as you keep growing older and gain more life experience, the movie just becomes more and more emotional to you. This is why I pour my heart and soul into the dubbing of this movie, for the sake of all the children who will be watching a Pokémon movie for the first time this year.

We can't wait for this year's movie to premiere!
This is a truly heartfelt interview with Shoko-tan, where she really lets her feelings out!!
Now we're curious, can you tell us a bit about the character you play in "The Archdjinni of Rings: Hoopa"?

Mary is a girl with slight magic powers who watches over Hoopa alongside her brother Barza, played by Tatsuya Fujiwara. She and Hoopa have been together ever since she was a child, and grew up like siblings. She currently keeps watching over Hoopa, feeling both like an older sister and a mother to it, coming across as a noble, strong and cool woman.

Tell us some of the highlights of this year's movie!

It's Hoopa's special ability that lets it summon all kinds of Pokémon! It's incredibly showy! More legendary Pokémon than ever before show up, making for a veritable legendary festival that leaves even Hollywood astounded!

Groudon! Giratina! Lugia! And more! Which do you like better? Even if you enjoy multiple different generations, when your favorite legendary Pokémon shows up, you still really feel all that excitement and good emotions bubble up inside you and go all "whoosh!"

You only get to experience watching this year's Pokémon movie on the big screen this one summer, and I think it'd be an extremely valuable experience that'll create memories for a lifetime! I want you all to go to the theater and make sure you get the experience of seeing this year's Pokémon movie, this rush of legends, right there in the theater chair, with your own naked eyes!

As she tells us how much she wants us to get the true theatrical experience of the movie, Little Glee Monster, performers of the theme song for this year's short, "Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians", come on stage!
They perform the short's theme song "Gaogao All Stars live!

Monsters! Monsters! Oh Yeah!!!!!!!

Pikachu and Hoopa start dancing, too!

Children, other family members, this is a playful song made for singing and dancing along to, so we hope you'll all enjoy listening to it in the theater, manaka from Little Glee Monster said.
I almost cried just from seeing Pikachu and Hoopa dance along with you, Shoko-tan added.

And here is the "Pokémon VISA Card" and "Pokémon VISA Prepaid" you've been curiously awaiting.
"How do you want to use it?", we asked.

"Even as an adult, I love casually using Pokémon merchandise. Things that can just peek out of my wallet. This is perfect for me. I'll let LGM talk about the prepaid card!"
"They said that the color yellow gives you more luck with money!"

The card makes them all excited.

Here's another bit of surprising news: Incredibly, one of those who sign up for the "Pokémon VISA Card" will be selected by lottery to win a special home visit from Pikachu this Christmas!!!

"Santa is a genius to come up with something like that!"

"If you win, that Christmas will go down in your family history!
"If Pikachu were to come to us, I'd never let it leave!

The event then concluded with Shoko-tan giving the card a very Shokotan-y tagline!

You have to be level 18 or up!

Referring to age as "levels", and thinking of how you gain experience points over time and thus gain levels as your age increases is a positive way of thinking! Pokémon get more fun around level 18 too! Level 18 means you're an adult!, Shoko-tan said.

This has been the Pokémon Credit Card/Prepaid Card Launch Celebration Event, which built excitement with talk about both the movie and the cards!
For more information on the "Pokémon VISA Card" and "Pokémon VISA Prepaid", see this news article!

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/pokemovie_ch/?p=1038

Article edited on 2015-07-08 10:27:03 by Sunain
Jul 06

Movie 18 Blog Updates with Sixth Event Report

Posted by Adamant | July 6th 2015 at 01:28 PM EDT
Tags: Event, Movie, Pocket Monsters XY, Movie Blog
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The official Pokémon movie blog has updated. Translations of the new entry follows:

Event Report #6: A Report from the Pre-Premiere of Pokémon the movie XY: "The Arcdjinni of Rings - Hoopa" Saturday July 5th

Summer means Pokémon! The Pokémon Summer is finally here!
Only two more weeks remain until the premiere of "The Archdjinni of Rings: Hoopa"!!
To celebrate the completion of the movie, we held a pre-premiere screening (in cooperation with Shogakukan)!
Here's a report with details on how it turned out!

About 1600 children were gathered at the venue, having won invitations via lottery!
First off, Hoopa and Pikachu appeared!
Next came Director Yuyama and Satoshi's voice actor Rica Matsumoto, followed by the entire lineup of extravagant guest voice actors!

They were all dressed in beautiful yukata, one reason being that Tanabata is in two days!
They all looked really fancy!

It was then time for their individual greetings!
First up was Director Kunihiko Yuyama!

I am very excited about us showing the movie to the public for the first time ever today.
Because this is the first time we have an audience watch the movie, I think of this as the day the movie is truly completed.
Please enjoy it.

He was then asked what he thought was the highlight of the movie...

Both for the short and the feature film, the accumulation of experience we got from the last 18 years has helped us create something new.
In the short, the Pokémon create a musical performance using nothing but their voices, something that's being done for the first time through all the years we've been developing Pokémon voice acting.

While in the feature film, legendary Pokémon from earlier movies appear all together at once.
I've been doing these movies for 18 years now, and while I can tell from the viewers' ages they have different opinions on which Pokémon they have a strong attachment to, I hope you will all have a good time discussing which Pokémon you prefer with each other.

Next up was Rica Matsumoto, voice of Satoshi!

I got a Pokémon!!

I'm grateful to be allowed to do this greeting this year as well.
Ever since the first movie, "Mewtwo Strikes Back", Satoshi has continued his journey to become a Pokémon Master, and even though 18 years have passed in the blink of an eye since then, he still hasn't given up on those feelings, but keeps doing his best with undying optimism and positivity!
Please look forward to the role he'll play in this year's movie as well!

Next up was Tatsuya Fujiwara, the voice of Barza, the young man who grew up together with Hoopa and who holds the key to the movie's story!

I was really surprised when I heard these movies had been running or an entire 18 years. It's almost unbelievable I get to play in movies so beloved by children that they can go on for so long, and I had a lot of fun with my role.

Also, since Shokotan and I play brother and sister, in the finished movie there are places where I speak my line and Nakagawa's voice comes in as well. So I played these parts as if we were having an actual, normal conversation.

Next up, for his 18th consecutive annual role! Koichi Yamadera, voice of Hoopa (Unleashed Form) = Super Hoopa!

Yama-chan, Aaaappeeaar!!

And when you think of Yama-chan, here's his famous greeting...


Oops, got that wrong. Once again: OHA!

I've been in these movies for 18 years now, but I've played different roles every time. This year I'm Hoopa (Unleashed Form).
When it comes to Hoopa, you usually think of the small cute one (Confined Form), but I want you all to root for the big Hoopa I play as well.

Hoopa goes "Appear!" all the time, so this summer I want you all to imitate it and run around saying "Appear!" all over the place!
That way you'll create an "Appear!" boom! I think it'd be really great if you managed to keep it going until the end of the year and we'd win the Buzzword-of-the-year award!

Next, for her 9th consecutive annual role! Shoko Nakagawa, voice of Mary!


Shokotan appears with her famous greeting from Pokémon Get TV!

The Pokémon movies have 18 years of history to them now! The games have been out for 19 years! And I just reached level 30!
I have become an adult through Pokémon!

This year's movie is something else, though!
A rush of legends, legends and legends that leaves even Hollywood astounded!
This year's movie Mega Mega Mega Mega Evolved to an absolutely astounding level, creating a truly historical, cutting-edge moment for the world, humanity, the universe and the Pokémon anime before our very eyes, and when I first watched it in the preview room, I truly felt that I was alive!!
You will all be able to live and witness a Pokémon summer and a Japanese summer this year as well! It's amazing!

In this year's movie, Pikachu and Hoopa do their best to keep on going; When you're an adult, you sometimes hit a brick wall and wonder if you should keep trucking on, and that's where Pokémon once again has a lot to teach you.
Even if you're an adult, I want you to have fun watching the movie, constantly discovering how delightful Pokémon is and wondering about what kind of fantastic secrets it hides.

Following Shokotan's proclamation of love for Pokémon, judoka Shinichi Shinohara, the voice of the Hippopotas playing an important role in the story, stepped forward.

You all know what to do, right? Do your customary "Hippossu!" greeting!!


I'll count on you to popularize that "Hippossu" saying!

This is your first time voice acting, but you're providing a voice for a Pokémon, was that so?

My first reaction was "I'm a Pokémon!?", but well, I already knew I had a talent for voice acting, so I had no problems with that... Nope!

You asked if you could get a different role, a cooler role, is that right!?

Actually, I was originally going to play Barza, Fujiwara-kun's role. And Fujiwara-kun was supposed to play Hippopotas... but then they suddenly switched us around!

So he claims..

Shinohara-san is always trying to steal my role!, Fujiwara said.
We asked the director if Shinohara had been cast as Hippopotas from the very beginning, and got an immediate That's correct!

Hippopotas plays an essential role in this year's story, though!
You need to play close attention to what it does so you don't miss out on anything important, so please make sure to do so!

Finally, we got Mizuki Yamamoto, an expert at narrating as if she's talking to children.

I've been watching Pokémon since I was 5 years old, so Rica Matsumoto's "I got a Pokémon!!" line earlier really hit me!

Mizuki doesn't just narrate, during "Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians" she also joins in when the Pokémon are singing!

I always did poorly in music classes in the past, so I initially didn't really feel up for it, but when I pictured the children that would be watching this, I worked as hard as I could on it.

Mizuki is really humble here,
but the director comments "I think she has a really good and cute singing voice!"

There's one more guest after this, too! Here's Rei Yasuda, performer of the theme song "Tweedia"!
Yasuda, what kind of song is Tweedia?

It's a song about thinking of someone dear to you. Even though you all surround yourselves with people that mean much to you, such as friends and family, it always comes across as hard to directly tell them how thankful you are to them. It'd make me very happy if listening to Tweedia makes people feel like telling their loved ones how much they appreciate them!

And of course, she then sang Tweedia, theme song to The Archdjinni of Rings: Hoopa!

Her crisp singing spread through the room like a crystal clear blue sky!
Pikachu and Hoopa danced along too!!

And then! A giant shadow appears behind her... could it be!?

Oh my! Shinohara isn't just happy with trying to steal Fujiwara's role as Barza, now he has his eyes set on the position of theme song perormer as well!

Ariiii-gatooo-! Tonaaa-ri ni iteeee-kurereeee!

Yamadera and Fujiwara desperately attempt to stop him!

The two keep singing as if nothing is happening!!

I thought I was supposed to sing the third stanza, Shinohara said,
with Yamadera playing the straight man with with a quick "As if!

The pre-premiere greetings ended with this amusing incident!

And here's what the audience had been waiting for:
They all enjoyed the first ever screening of The Archdjinni of Rings: Hoopa!

The "The Archdjinni of Rings: Hoopa/Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians" co-feature has its public premiere Saturday July 18th!!

The special pre-order tickets with which you can receive a double giveaway of not only the mythical Pokémon Arceus, but also your choice of one of six legendary Pokémon, is currently on sale and doing very well!
It will be available until Friday July 17th! Don't forget to buy one!

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/pokemovie_ch/?p=1125

Article edited on 2015-07-06 03:54:14 by Adamant

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