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Upcoming Episodes

New titles are revealed in various publications such as: TV guides, childrens' magazines, anime magazines, promotional posters and videos, official websites and official television programs. Titles and their translations are added to our episode guide and the chart below when the titles are revealed.
Date Title(s)
Jul 20 2019 Flag SMUL 21: This Magik Moment!
A New Show?! Sealed with a Loving Koiking Kiss
Jul 21 2019 Flag SM 131: ムサシVSコジロウ!愛と真実のバトルフィールド!!
Musashi VS Kojiro! A Battlefield of Love and Truth!!
Jul 21 2019 Flag POKENCHI 195: あばれる君のポケモン交換旅、今回は岩手へ / 野生イシツブテと一緒にポケモン探し!?/ ゲーム最新作「ポケットモンスター ソード・シールド」の情報も大公開!!
Abareru-kun's Pokémon Trade Journey, This Installment of Which He Goes to Iwate / Searching for Pokémon with a Wild Ishitsubute / Presenting the Latest News on the New Video Games "Pocket Monsters Sword/Shield"!!
Jul 27 2019 Flag SMUL 22: Beauty is Only Crystal Deep!
Beauty and the Nyarth!
Jul 28 2019 Flag SM 132: ジュナイパーを攻略せよ!
Overcome Junaiper!
Aug 03 2019 Flag SMUL 23: The Dealer of Destruction!
Guzma, Emperor of Destruction
Aug 04 2019 Flag SM 133: 鳥上決戦!ブレイブバードVSゴッドバード!!
A Birdacious Battle! Brave Bird VS Sky Attack!!
Aug 10 2019 Flag SMUL 24: The Secret Princess!
Lilie and the Secret Ingenuity Princess!
Aug 17 2019 Flag SMUL 25: Drawn with the Wind!
Shaymin, Meltan and Shore! Lost Explorers!!
Aug 24 2019 Flag SMUL 26: Aiming for the Top Floor!
Aim for the Top Floor! The Explosive Dragon Gym!!
Aug 31 2019 Flag SMUL 27: A High-Speed Awakening!
Superspeed Kuwagannon! The Awakening of Māmane!!
Jun 10

Funko's A Day with Pikachu - Sparking up a Celebration

Posted by Sunain | June 10th 2019 at 10:15 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Pokémon Center, Funko
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon website has announced the next Funko figure in the A Day with Pikachu line and it is called Sparking up a Celebration.


See the Newest Pikachu Funko Figure Coming to the Pokémon Center

Take an early look at the latest figure from Funko’s A Day with Pikachu collection, coming soon to the Pokémon Center.

Get ready to celebrate summer in a uniquely Pikachu way with our exclusive first look at the latest figure in Funko's continuing A Day with Pikachu collection. The upcoming Sparking Up a Celebration figure features Pikachu sitting on a grassy hill and holding a pair of sparklers. And because this is Pikachu we're talking about, it's using its electricity to get those sparklers, well, sparkling! Of course, summer days can be warm, so it's a good thing Pikachu is prepared with a cup of shaved ice and a can of Lemonade to help cool off.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/see-the-newest-pikachu-funko-figure-coming-to-the-pokemon-center/

Article edited on 2019-06-10 10:17:31 by Sunain
Jun 10

Anime Expo to Host Exclusive Screening of Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution!

Posted by Sunain | June 10th 2019 at 11:39 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Press Release, Movie
Comments: 0
Anime Expo 2019 takes place in Downtown LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center and adjacent areas, such as JW Marriott and Microsoft Theater on July 4th, 2019 to July 7th, 2019. As part of the Expo, there will be an exclusive screening of the new Pocket Monsters movie Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution!. This special showing will be ahead of the Japanese theater release which is scheduled for July 12th, 2019.


Anime Expo to Host Exclusive Screening of Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution!

We’re excited to announce an exclusive screening of the 22nd film in the Pokémon franchise, “Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution,” to be held at Anime Expo 2019!

Joining the event for their first overseas convention appearances are directors Kunihiko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara. Additionally, voice actress/singer Rica Matsumoto (Ash) will participate in the event! They will also participate in autograph sessions (schedule TBA).

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Room: LACC / Main Events (Hall B)


Profiles and details
About Kunihiko Yuyama

Kunihiko Yuyama is best known for his work on the Pokémon series, having directed 21 films so far, from Pokémon: The First Movie to the upcoming Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution. His other works include Magical Princess Minky Momo and The Three Musketeers Anime. Yuyama is also the general director of the Pokémon animated television series.
About Motonori Sakakibara

Motonori Sakakibara co-directed Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, overseeing the CGI for the film. Sakakibara also co-directed Rudolf the Black Cat (2016) with Kunihiko Yuyama. In addition, he directed BBC’s Tinpo series (2019) and Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (2013), and co-directed Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001).
About Rica Matsumoto

Japanese voice actor, actor, and singer Rica Matsumoto has played Ash, the main character of the Pokémon the Series, since 1997. She is also the singer of many of the theme songs for the series. Her fifth single, Mezase Pokémon Master, which includes songs from the first season of Pokémon the Series, is the best-selling single ever released by a voice actor, having sold over 1 million copies in Japan. Additionally, she has appeared in various stage plays such as The Wizard of Oz.

Source: http://www.anime-expo.org/2019/06/10/anime-expo-to-host-exclusive-screening-of-pokemon-mewtwo-strikes-back-evolution/

Article edited on 2019-06-10 11:47:09 by Sunain
Jun 07

Corocoro Online Updates with First Installment of Movie 22 Art Project

Posted by Adamant | June 7th 2019 at 12:17 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Corocoro, Movie
Comments: 0
Corocoro Online has updated with the first part of the Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Legend/Legend Collaboration Artwork Project. Translations follow:

The "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution" Premiere Celebration Project! Part 1: Ryouji Minagawa of "ARMS" Fame Draws "A Fierce Battle! Armored Mewtwo VS Iwark!!"

Ryouji Minagawa, creator of "ARMS" and "Spriggan", put his heart and soul into this drawing!!

"Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution", the full 3DCG remake of the legendary movie that served as the starting point for the Pokémon movie series, finally premieres Friday July 12th!!

To celebrate this return of the legend itself, legendary manga artists and celebrities that love Pokémon have drawn pictures based on "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution"!

And believe it or not, for this first installment, the legendary artist that has fascinated so many fans with his powerful action scenes and attention to detail in series like "Spriggan" and "ARMS", and who is currently serialized in "Monthly Shonen Sunday" with the super popular high sea action romance "Dante, Ocean King", Ryouji Minagawa, joins the project!!

Artwork theme: "A Fierce Battle! Armored Mewtwo VS Iwark!!"

Mewtwo has been fighting in a variety of places, having been equipped with armor that controls and restrains his power by the Rocket Gang's boss Sakaki.

Ryouji Minagawa has put that scene on paper with intense energy!!

Armored Mewtwo takes on the enormous Iwark, remaining completely calm. This spectacular scene makes you truly feel the sensation of Armored Mewtwo's vibrant and lively movement as Iwark towers over it while bursting out of the ground!

The super intense battle scene is now complete!!!

We also have a special comment from Minagawa, who's a huge fan of Pokémon!!

Me and Pokémon go way back. I've been addicted since Red/Green on the Game Boy, I've been diligently watching the anime ever since episode 1, and I went to see the first Pokémon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back. That was 21 years ago!
I was surprised when I heard they were remaking Mewtwo Strikes Back in full CG, but the fact that they involved me in all this by having me draw this picture is just...
This is an incredible honor. I'm so happy I stayed a fan of Pokémon!
I drew this picture trying to imagine how Mewtwo wearing this sturdy and complex armor has changed things after these 21 years.
I'm really looking forward to this movie!
-Ryouji Minagawa

Next week we'll present a picture drawn by Machito Gomi, who won the right to write the "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Comicalization" and "Pocket Monsters: Mewtwo! I Am Here" manga for the Corocoro Comic magazines!!!

Look forward to seeing what kind of drawing we'll get!!

Dante, Ocean King vol 7
Story: Fukuro Izumi
Art: Ryouji Minagawa
Price: 670 yen + tax
Format: B6
Pages: 212
Details: https://www.shogakukan.co.jp/books/09129086

Source: https://corocoro.jp/53631/

Article edited on 2019-07-12 01:53:38 by Adamant
Jun 07

Movie 22 Website Updates with Info on Movie Tie-in Artwork Project

Posted by Adamant | June 7th 2019 at 10:11 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Celebrating the Movie's Premiere! Legend/Legend Collaboration Artwork!!

"Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution" finally premieres Friday July 12th!
To celebrate this return of the legend itself, legendary manga artists and celebrities that love Pokémon
have drawn pictures based on "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution"!

These pictures will be posted on Corocoro Online,
where they will be presented alongside comments from the artists on a weekly basis,
starting today, June 7th, with a picture by Ryouji Minagawa.

The pictures will also be posted on the official Pokémon movie Twitter account alongside a countdown to the movie's premiere.

And who are these unbelievably amazing artists that will be drawing these pictures...?

*Friday June 7th:
The creator of "ARMS", "Spriggan" and "Dante, Ocean King", as well as secretly a huge Pokémon fan: Ryouji Minagawa
Artwork theme: "A Fierce Battle! Armored Mewtwo VS Iwark!!"

*Friday June 14th:
The rookie who won the right to write the "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Comicalization" and "Pocket Monsters: Mewtwo! I Am Here" manga for the Corocoro Comic magazines due to their love for Pokémon: Machito Gomi
Artwork theme: "All Present! Satoshi, Kasumi, Takeshi and the Pokémon!!"

*Friday June 21st:
The author of "Pocket Monsters Corocoro Ver." and the first ever Pokémon manga creator: Kosaku Anakubo
Artwork theme: "A Rebirth Transcending Time! That One Legendary Pokémon!"

*Friday June 28th:
The legendary Corocoro manga artist himself; the author of "Classking Yamazaki" and "Croket": Manavu Kashimoto
Artwork theme: "Bringing You the Start of the Story! The Kairyu Mailman!"

*Friday July 5th:
He constantly draws intense battles and exciting adventures - "Pocket Monsters Special"'s very own Satoshi Yamamoto
Artwork theme: "The Strongest VS The Atrocious!! Mewtwo VS Gyarados!"

*Friday July 12th:
The one and only Mine Yoshizaki, creator of "Sgt. Frog", will be drawing a truly intense piece based on Pokémon!!
Artwork theme: "The Shocking Duo! Pikachu and Copy Pikachu"

*Friday July 19th:
The singer of the movie's theme song, "Kaze to issho ni"! Pokénchi's custodian Shoko Nakagawa
Artwork theme: "Shokotan's Choice! Memorable Movie Scenes"

Click here to check out the Corocoro Online page:

Source: https://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3651

Article edited on 2019-06-21 11:33:20 by Adamant
Jun 07

Movie 22 Website Updates with Info on Upcoming Relevant Media

Posted by Adamant | June 7th 2019 at 09:17 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Movie
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Media Information

Thursday June 13th: "Daily Sports" - Merchandise giveaway
Friday June 14th: "Corocoro Comic" - Information on the movie

*Note that these are the scheduled publication dates, and as such are subject to change without notice.

Source: https://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3660
Jun 06

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon Unified Minds

Posted by Sunain | June 6th 2019 at 12:53 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release
Comments: 0
The Pokémon Company International announced the latest TCG expansion titled: Sun & Moon Unified Minds which will be released on August 2nd, 2019. High resolution images of the revealed cards from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.


Introducing More Pokémon Battle Teammates, Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon—Unified Minds Releases August 2

Today, The Pokémon Company International unveiled a new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sun & Moon—Unified Minds, releasing around the world on August 2.

In this expansion, fans can look forward to seeing more Pokémon pairing up and working together in eight new TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX cards, including Mewtwo & Mew-GX, Slowpoke & Psyduck-GX, Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX, and Garchomp & Giratina-GX, among others. Furthermore, the expansion contains nine additional Pokémon-GX, more than 25 Trainer cards, and two new Special Energy cards.

At launch, cards from Sun & Moon—Unified Minds will also be supported in Pokémon TCG Card Dex, a mobile app that offers an easy way to digitally browse and discover cards from the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Series.

Fans will be able to try out Sun & Moon—Unified Minds before it launches by participating in one of the many Prerelease tournaments taking place on July 20–28.

Article edited on 2019-06-11 12:59:58 by Sunain

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