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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)
Aug 05 2020 Flag Special: みんなの物語 / ココだけマル秘情報解禁
Everyone's Story / Coco Top Secret Information Revealed
Aug 09 2020 Flag PM2019 32: セレビィ 時を超えた約束
Celebi: A Timeless Promise
Aug 09 2020 Flag Special: 6時まで待てない!時を超えたアニメ「ポケットモンスター」
Can't Wait Till 6pm! "Pocket Monsters": A Timeless Anime
Aug 16 2020 Flag PM2019 33: ポケモン交換しませんか?
Who Wants to Trade Pokémon?
Aug 23 2020 Flag PM2019 34: 孤高の戦士サイトウ!オトスパスの脅威!!
Saito, the Lone Warrior! The Otosupus Menace!!
Aug 30 2020 Flag PM2019 35: ピカチュウ、ゲットだぜ!!
I Got Pikachu!!
Sep 06 2020 Flag PM2019 36: サトシとゴウ、砂地獄から這い上がれ!
Crawl Out of the Sand Tomb, Satoshi and Go!
Dec 31 2020 Flag Movie 23: ココ
Jul 10

Scans from August Issue of Corocoro Leaked

Posted by Sunain | July 10th 2008 at 01:04 PM EDT
Tags: Games, Platinum, Corocoro
Comments: 0
Scans from the August issue of Corocoro have been leaked via some Japanese imageboards and they reveal more information about the upcoming Nintendo DS game Pocket Monsters Platinum.

The release date for Pokemon Platinum have been set for September 13th, 2008 in Japan and it will retail for 4800yen. Below is a list of some of the new features from the game that were revealed in the Corocoro scans. You can also click on the above images for higher resolution scans.

  • Team Galaxy Returns and they seem to play a greater role in the overall story

  • Two new character will be in the game, one will be a member of Team Galactic, and the other one will be part of an currently unnamed international police force

  • The Battle Frontier returns and there are different areas in the Battle Frontier, but further information is currently unknown. Battle Tower still remains.

  • The WiFi area has been enhanced and it now can support up to 20 people at any one time. The basement of each Pokemon Center was also fully extended.

  • A new item called the Battle Recorder allows you to record battles. You can share the recorded battles with your friends over GTS in Jubilife City.

  • Shaymin Sky Forme's ability is Serene Grace and knows the move Air Slash. Serene Grace (Japanese: Heavenly Blessing) is an ability introduced in Generation III that promotes added effects. Any additional effect that an attack has will have its chance of occurring doubled.

  • Giratina's Origin Forme's ability is Levitate. Levitate (Japanese: Floating) is an ability introduced in Generation III that causes the user to be unaffected by Ground attacks and Arena Trap.

Article edited on 2010-01-14 07:44:50 by Sunain
Jul 07

Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - Giratina and the Sky Bouquet: Shaymin Movie Premiere

Posted by Sunain | July 7th 2008 at 02:29 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Diamond and Pearl
Comments: 0
The movie premiere for Movie 11: Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - Giratina and the Sky Bouquet: Shaymin took place in the Nakano Sun Plaza Hall in Tokyo on Sunday, July 6th. Despite the hot temperature which surpassed 30 degrees celsius, many people showed up for the movie premiere.

People were greeted by a big Pikachu balloon at the entrance staircase, while people that brought their Pocket Monsters Diamond or Pearl carts with their Nintendo DS could receive Shaymin anywhere in the movie hall.

Director Kunihiko Yuyama, Crystal Kay, Rica Matsumoto, Red Yoshida, Golgo Matsumoto, Akina Minami and Koichi Yamadera were all in attendance for the premiere.

Crystal Kay also sang the theme song "ONE", live on the movie hall stage. She was quoted saying, "It was straining to sing in front of all the children. This tune is a friendship song. I sing it while thinking of an important, irreplaceable person."

Higher resolution pictures from the movie premiere are available on the Imageboard.

Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl - Giratina and the Sky Bouquet: Shaymin opens in theaters across Japan on July 19th.

Article edited on 2010-01-14 07:46:14 by Sunain
Jul 02

My Pokemon Ranch Available on WiiWare July 4th in Europe

Posted by Sunain | July 2nd 2008 at 05:09 PM EDT
Tags: Games, Ranch
Comments: 0
My Pokemon Ranch is already available in North American and Japan but it will finally be available in Europe this week. Discover the joys of a carefree life in the countryside with My Pokemon Ranch. Available for download via WiiWare from July 4, My Pokemon Ranch places you in charge of a green and pleasant patch of land that doubles as a playground for hundreds of Pokemon.

At My Pokemon Ranch, you can watch your Pokemon dance, march in a parade and give your Mii a ride around the Ranch. You never know what your favourite Pokemon will do next! When you’re ready to show off your Ranch, invite your Wii Friends to pay it a visit via Wii Connect 24.

Hayley, the creator of Pokemon Ranch, has a dream to one day see the grounds of the Ranch filled with Pokemon. Acting as the caretaker of the Ranch with your chosen Mii, it’s up to you help make Hayley’s dream a reality! You will start with just six Pokemon on the ranch, with a new one added each day to help fill every acre of the grounds.

Release date: 04/07/2008
Wii Points: 1000
Game language: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Source: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/

Article edited on 2010-01-14 07:47:07 by Sunain
Jun 25

Pokemon Battle Frontier Box Set Release Date Changed to June 24th 2008

Posted by Sunain | June 25th 2008 at 01:08 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, DVD, Battle Frontier
Comments: 0
Both Viz's official website and Amazon.com both list the DVD box set will be released on July 29th. It was spotted by a couple of people today at Walmart and AnimeonDVD also changed their release date for this box set to June 24th.

Be sure to check out your local store to see if they have them in stock as all the online stores I checked still have it setup in their system as pre-order only.

Could the recent Shogakukan-Shueisha Prods. deal have been one of the reasons that the release date was drastically changed for this dvd set? It seems as though some changes might already be happening at Viz and Shogakukan. It's pretty obvious that these DVD don't take long to master, so they were probably ready anyways. With the announcement of the DP DVD's coming out later in the year, Viz probably wanted to get these DVD out as soon as possible so it didn't interfere with the sale of the DP DVD's.

It will be interesting to see if the second box set which was also announced recently will also get a release date change. Hopefully in the future they will give more notice of release date changes.

Article edited on 2010-01-14 07:48:09 by Sunain
Jun 24

Diamond & Pearl Legends Awakened TCG Expansion hits retail outlets nationwide on August 20, 2008

Posted by Sunain | June 24th 2008 at 03:43 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Legends Awakened
Comments: 0
The time has come for legends to awaken! Behold some of the most powerful Pokemon of all time when the brand-new Pokemon Trading Card Game expansion Diamond & Pearl - Legends Awakened hits retail outlets nationwide on August 20, 2008. This latest installment of the best-selling Pokemon TCG features a gigantic set of more than 140 cards and is guaranteed to change game strategy for Pokemon Trainers, collectors, and fans everywhere. With the rise of the long slumbering Regigigas and the fire-wielding Heatran, as well as seven new Pokemon LV.X, Diamond & Pearl - Legends Awakened is destined to make for epic battles that soon become legendary!


* New Diamond & Pearl Pokemon such as Regigigas, Heatran, and Giratina
* Seven new Pokemon LV.X including Mewtwo LV.X
* Two 60-card theme decks - Bombardment and Metal Surge
* Booster packs include 10 randomly inserted game cards for collectors and players alike
* Theme decks and parallel set cards feature an innovative look with holographic treatment

Source: http://go-pokemon.com/tcg/news/articles/78.html

Article edited on 2010-01-14 07:50:19 by Sunain
Jun 21

Shueisha invests in Shogakukan, Shogakukan renamed to Shogakukan-Shueisha Prods.

Posted by Sunain | June 21st 2008 at 01:54 PM EDT
Tags: Manga
Comments: 0
Japanese publisher Shueisha has invested in Shogakukan Prods., the licensing and merchandising subsidiary of Japanese publisher Shogakukan. Shogakukan Prods. (ShoPro) will be renamed Shogakukan-Shueisha Prods. Masao Yagi has been named prexy.

The deal will give "more flexibility in developing titles for the overseas marketplace, including the burgeoning graphic novel and manga market in North America and Europe, and to streamline internal operations," companies said in a joint statement.

Forty-year-old ShoPro handles Shogakukan manga and animated properties including "Pokemon," "Doraemon," "Inuyasha," "Hamtaro," "Detective Conan" and "Megaman.

Shogakukan-Shueisha Prods. will handle properties related to manga from Shogakukan and Shueisha.

Both companies are part-owners of San Francisco-based Viz Media, the animation and licensing company.

"The formation of Shogakukan-Shueisha Prods. by two of our key parent companies will undoubtedly speed the licensing process of future properties for domestic release," said Viz Media CEO Hidemi Fukuhara.

"Our close relationship with both Shueisha and Shogakukan has played a key role in the success of VIZ Media and allows us to continually offer some of the best and most unique manga titles from Japan. We look forward to working with Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions to prepare new properties for release in North America as well as for other emerging markets in Europe and Oceania."

VIZ Media was established in 1986 with seed money from Shogakukan under the name VIZ Communications. Shueisha became an investor in VIZ in 2002, and was a key collaborator on the development of SHONEN JUMP magazine, which is the leading monthly manga anthology in North America. When VIZ and Shogakukan's ShoPro Entertainment merged in 2005, the new company was named VIZ Media.

Both VIZ and Shogakukan release the Pokemon anime and manga. Hopefully we will see a reduction in the time it takes them to prepare and release products outside of Japan with the streamlining of their internal operations.

Source 1: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117987890.html?categoryId=14&cs=1
Source 2: http://news.awn.com/index.php?ltype=top&newsitem_no=23671

Article edited on 2010-01-14 07:51:46 by Sunain

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