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Jul 19

Movie 17 Tie-in Campaigns

Posted by Adamant | July 19th 2014 at 04:42 PM EDT
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The official Pokémon movie website has updated with info on a number of upcoming movie tie-in events throughout the last week. Translations follow:

Pokémon Pan X Namco Campaign



A "Pokémon Pan X Namco" Campaign will be held between Friday July 4th and Sunday August 31st!!

If you buy a Pokémon Pan product during this period, you get a chance to receive an original plastic pocket!!

If you take any two "exchange vouchers" included in select Pokémon Pan products to a Namco arcade, you will receive a plastic pocket of your liking! There are 6 different designs in total, and if you assemble three of them together, they'll form a single picture! These plastic pockets are limited in numbers, so make sure to get them quick!!



*The original plastic pockets are exclusively available at Namco arcades.
*Both the plastic pockets and the exchange vouchers are limited in numbers.
*Some arcades will not be participating in this campaign.
*Vouchers may still be found in products purchased after the campaign ends. Please note that these may not be redeemed for plastic pockets at Namco arcades after September 1st.
*Note that vouchers may not be available in certain areas and stores.

There will also be a number of other events at Namco arcades this summer:
Enter the Namco Pokémon Club! The "Get Pokémon with Namco!!" Campaign
Make sure to gain new Pokémon friends!? The "The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon" Streetpass stations are now running

For further information, check the Pokémon Pan X Namco Campaign website


JR West Summer Vacation Pokémon Stamp Rally 2014



The JR West Summer Vacation Pokémon Stamp Rally 2014 will be running from Saturday July 19th until Sunday August 31st!

The Keihanshin area will have one full challenge course throughout this entire period, as well as a secondary course: The "1st Challenge Course" from Saturday July 19th to Sunday August 10th and a "2nd Challenge Course" from Monday August 11th to Sunday August 31st for participants to collect Pokémon stamps in.

The Maizuru Tango area in northern Kyoto will also have a "Seaside Kyoto Course" running the entire period. After collecting the Pokémon stamps in either course, everyone who reports to the Osaka Tennoji Station will receive exclusive JR West Pokémon merchandise.
There will also be an "Osaka Station City Course" surrounding Osaka Station City for you to participate in.
*Those who complete the "Osaka Station City Course" will be eligible to win prizes from a lottery.
Everyone, board the JR West trains and aim for completion!

For further information, see the Jr Odekake Net website.


JR East Pokémon Stamp Rally 2014



This year, the "JR East Pokémon Stamp Rally 2014" will be held from Sunday July 20th to Wednesday August 6th. Aim for the goal by using the rally pamphlet to collect your 6 favorite stamps from the 30 competing stations!
At the goal station, you will receive an "original Pokémon drawstring bag" and a "Pikachu sun visor"!
Further, those who get the stamps from all 30 stations will receive an "all stations cleared" stamp.

Send in the special card stamped with this "all stations cleared" stamp to enter a lottery where 100 winners will receive an "original Pokémon body pillow" and 5 winners will receive a "original Pokémon Movie Nintendo 3DS LL"! Get a pamphlet at one of the main JR East stations in the Tokyo metropolitan area and set out on your stamp collection journey!

For further information, check the JR East Pokémon Stamp Rally 2014 website.

Sources: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1348, http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1344 and http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1338

Article edited on 2014-07-19 05:21:19 by Adamant
Jul 14

Rica Matsumoto Announces a New Album with a Cover of Mamorubeki Mono

Posted by Adamant | July 14th 2014 at 04:52 PM EDT
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To promote the new Pokémon movie, Rica Matsumoto appeared on today's episode of the anime talkshow Animemashite. During the interview she announced a new album of hers, scheduled for release around August. The album would contain covers of the opening songs for various anime she had starred in over the years, as well as one original song.

The album would also contain a Pokemon song. Since Rica had never done a theme song for any of the Pokémon movies, she wanted to do a cover of one for this album, deciding on Mamorubeki mono (守るべきもの), the theme song for Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: The Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea, Manaphy, originally performed by Sowelu.



Source: Animemashite, July 14th 2014
Jul 11

Director Yuyama's Scouting Report Video / XY Anime Summer 2014 Preview Trailer

Posted by Sunain | July 11th 2014 at 03:23 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie, YouTube
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The official Japanese YouTube account has posted the video that the Director Yuyama's Scouting Reports are based on. The video shows locations in Southern Ontario, Canada including: Toronto, Ottawa, The Thousand Islands, Niagara Falls, the Bruce Peninsula and Niagara on the Lake. Full details are available in the Director Yuyama's Scouting Report.

Location Scout Special Video


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbBZcgNPbJc

XY Anime Summer 2014 Promotional Video

A promotional video trailer was also posted showing some of the upcoming XY episodes that will air during the summer of 2014 including the Corni gym battle and the Summer arc.


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7Cp6MszgOU
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
Time:
Session 1 - 8:20
Session 2 - 11:40
session 3 - 14:25
Guests:
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 04

Movie 17 Commemorative TCG Packages

Posted by Sunain | July 4th 2014 at 12:45 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Movie
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The official Japanese Pokémon Trading Card website has revealed this years Commemorative TCG Packages for the 17th movie. Four separate packages will be available for purchase. The Xerneas and Yveltal packages will sell for 900yen plus tax each and feature 6 booster packs, a special promo card and 1 Buyer limited campaign application postcard.

The first Diancie cards have also been revealed and there will be two separate packages featuring Diancie bonus cards. The Diancie packages will sell for 600yen plus tax each and feature 4 booster packs, a special promo card and 1 Buyer limited campaign application postcard.

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The application postcard can be used to enter a special lottery where 1000 people will receive a package of Pokémon Trading Card goods. The campaign goes from July 19th, 2014 until September 1st, 2014.

Source: http://www.pokemon-card.com/products/xy/movie2014.html

Article edited on 2014-07-04 12:46:56 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
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