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Gear up for adventure in this upcoming new animated Pokémon series! Introducing the new protagonists, Liko and Roy, as they set off on an exciting, action-packed journey! Artwork and pictures from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread. Staff Bio pages for: Minori Suzuki (鈴木みのり) who plays Liko, Yuka Terasaki (寺崎裕香) who plays Roy and Taku Yashiro (八代拓) who plays Professor Friede have been updated.

YouTube Clip - Trailer for the Upcoming New Animated Pokémon Series

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAav4UAT7zk

YouTube Clip - Trailer for the Upcoming New Animated Pokémon Series (Japanese)

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JYRKGNk-qQ

Press Release:

Information on the cast of the new series of the popular anime Pocket Monsters (airs on the TV Tokyo Network every Friday at 6:55pm, officially abbreviated "Anipoke"), which will be broadcast starting with a 1 hour special on April 14th, has been revealed. The old protagonists Satoshi and Pikachu will be replaced with a new set of dual protagonists, where Minori Suzuki will be playing the role of Liko and Yuka Terasaki will be playing the role of Roy, while Taku Yashiro will play the Pokémon Professor Friede. Ikue Ohtani handles the voice of the current protagonist Satoshi's partner Pikachu, but will also be in charge of the new series' new character and Pokémon Professor Friede's partner Captain Pikachu. You can listen to their voices in the new trailer that just got released.

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A new promo image shows Liko, the Paldean girl with a mysterious pendant and Roy, the Kantonean boy with a mysterious monster ball, as well as Friede and Captain Pikachu, against a majestic sky, alongside all kinds of Pokémon from various regions, including Nyahoja from the video games "Pocket Monsters Scarlet/Violet".

The image also shows a boy standing next to the "Fire Swordsman Pokémon" Soublades, staring at Liko and Roy, as well as the alternately colored legendary Pokémon "Black Rayquaza", creating excitement for how these elements will play a part in Liko and Roy's adventure.

Suzuki is known as the voice of Hajime Fujiwara in the video game The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls and Freyja Wion in the anime series Macross Δ, Terasaki as the voice of Tenma Matsukaze in Inazuma Eleven GO and Kudelia Aina Bernstein in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, and Yashiro as the voice of Tsubasa Kashiwagi in The Idolmaster SideM and Tatsuhisa "Luke" Kamijo in Yu-Gi-Oh Sevens.

Staff list:

Director: Saori Den (でんさおり)
Creative Director: Daiki Tomiyasu (冨安大貴)
Action Director: Tetsuo Yajima (矢嶋哲生)
Series Composition: Dai Sato (佐藤大)
Character Design: Rei Yamazaki (山崎玲愛)
Character Drafts: Ken Sugimori, Game Freak (杉森建)
Sub-Character Design: Kyoko Ito (伊藤京子)
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima (三間雅文)
Music: Conisch
Animation production: OLM

A comment from Minori Suzuki, the voice of Liko:

I first encountered Liko when I was given reference material for the audition, and I remember being filled with strong emotions the likes of which I had never felt before at that moment. I really wanted to go on an adventure with Liko, to take a step forward! I wanted to play this character so badly that it felt like our meeting here was meant to be. This is why I'm so very happy these people that created Pokémon with love and care entrusted this character to me.

Just like the Pokémon anime, I was born in 1997, so Pokémon has always been there as a natural part of my life. I hope this is how it will be for everyone around the world in the future as well. I will pour all my heart and soul into playing Liko. The Pokémon anime will continue to be the greatest thing ever, so please look forward to the new series!


【リコ役 鈴木みのりさんコメント】
オーディション資料を頂き、リコと出会った瞬間。絶対にリコと一緒に冒険の旅に出たい! 一歩を踏み出したい! と、感じた事のない熱い強い気持ちが込み上げてきたのを覚えています。この出会いは運命なんじゃないかと思えるくらい、何が何でも演じたいと思いました。だからこそ、ポケモンを愛し創り上げてきたスタッフの皆様に、こうしてリコを任せて頂いたことが、今はただとても幸せです。

私はアニポケと同じ1997年に生まれました。そして生まれてからずっと、当たり前の様にポケモンが傍に居ました。これからも世界中の皆様にとって、ポケモンがそうであるように。全身全霊をかけてリコを演じます。 今度のアニポケも、最高に素敵なものになっています。ぜひ楽しみにしていてください!

A comment from Yuka Terasaki, the voice of Roy:

I really treasure the three years I got to go on adventures with Satoshi and Pikachu when I played Corni in the "Pocket Monsters XY" TV series. It's precisely because of the passion for the show that I picked up from my seniors during those three years that I feel so much pressure and responsibility now that I've been given the role of one of the protagonists of this new series, so I'm going to approach the new series while embracing the love for the show that I saw and felt in my seniors back then.

I hope the children that will start watching the Pokémon anime from here on will think of Liko and Roy as their friends, and I promise to approach both the show and the role with everything I've got, doing my best to make it enjoyable for all so that existing fans will come to love Liko and Roy as well! Please join us as we start a new chapter of history.


【ロイ役 寺崎裕香さんコメント】


A comment from Taku Yashiro, the voice of Friede:

I still remember dreaming about going on an adventure with Pokémon back when I was watching the Pocket Monsters anime in grade school, so I was trembling with joy and surprise when I first learned I was getting the chance to be in my beloved show, one that's got so much history and is so loved all around the world now. I want to play the Friede character with whole-hearted devotion, not just so that children can experience such dreams, but so that adults that grew up together with the franchise can do so as well.


【フリード役 八代拓さんコメント】
小学生の時に、テレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」を観て、自分もポケモンと一緒に冒険したい! と夢見たことを今でも覚えています。これだけの歴史を積み重ねてきて世界中から愛され続けている大好きな作品に自分が出演できると知った時は、嬉しさと驚きで身震いしました。ポケモンの歴史と一緒に成長してきた大人はもちろん、かつての自分のように、胸いっぱいの夢を子供達に感じていただけるように、フリードというキャラクターを誠心誠意演じていきたいと思っています。

新シリーズ テレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」初回は4月14日(金)1時間スペシャルで放送スタート!


【最新情報①】 新シリーズ テレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」メインビジュアル公開 今回公開したメインビジュアルは、壮大な空を背に、リコとロイ、フリードとキャプテンピカチュウに加え、ゲーム『ポケットモンスター スカーレット・バイオレット』で登場したニャオハをはじめ、各地方の様々なポケモンたちが描かれています。

また、「ひのけんしポケモン」のソウブレイズの傍らでリコとロイを見つめる少年は一体…? 伝説のポケモン・色違いの「黒いレックウザ」はリコとロイの冒険にどのように関わってくるのか、続報は今後のテレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」をご覧ください!


【最新情報②】 キャラクター原案イラスト公開
さらに、リコ、ロイ、フリードの原案イラストも初公開! 3人を通して、不思議で広大なポケットモンスターの世界を皆さんにお届けします。

【最新情報③】 キャスト情報公開
 そして、リコ・ロイ・フリードたちメインキャラクターの声を務めるキャストも発表! リコ役・鈴木みのりさん、ロイ役・寺崎裕香さん、フリード役・八代拓さんのコメントが到着しました!

Source: https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000846.000002610.html
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