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Nov 20

Pokémon Shirts - Bandanas / Hoshigarisu and Yokubarisu Mask Promotion

Posted by Sunain | November 20th 2020 at 04:05 PM EST
Tags: Anime, Movie, Pokémon Shirts
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Pokémon Shirts, a collaboration between Pokémon and the online custom shirt brand Original Stitch, is now selling bandanas, which you can make by freely combining Pokémon patterns. It will be available for purchase from November 20th, 2020 at 14:00. The bandana is available in 151 Pokémon pattern designs from "Pocket Monsters Red and Green". It is recommended as a fashion item to accentuate your outfit, but also as a handkerchief! Prices start at 1,800 yen (excluding tax) and shipping costs are not included. Images from the bandana line have been added to an Imageboard thread.

How to buy a bandana!
(1) Visit the official website of the "Pokémon Shirt" and go to the "Bandana" page!
(2) Choose and order your favorite design from the "Bandana" page!

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/goods/2020/11/201120_da02.html

Pokémon the Movie: Coco Shirts


To commemorate the release of Pokémon the Movie: Coco, four Pokémon shirt patterns featuring: Zarude, Alternate Colored Celebi, Hoshigarisu, and Uu will become available. You can combine the patterns of these four Pokémon and existing ones by customizing a shirt. Be sure to go to see the movie with your Pokémon shirts this winter! The shirts will be on sale from 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20th, 2020 until 23:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 28th, 2021. The Pokémon patterns commemorating the release of Pokémon the Movie: Coco may be re-released after the sales period. Images from the shirt line have been added to an Imageboard thread.

Hoshigarisu and Yokubarisu Mask Promotion


Starting on November 20th, 2020 at 14:00, a campaign where patrons can get a mask in which they can pretend to be Hoshigarisu or Yokubarisu will be given to those who have ordered a shirt or polo shirt at the Pokémon Shirt store. Order one shirt and you'll get a Hoshigarisu mask, or order two shirts together and you'll get a Hoshigarisu and a Yokubarisu mask, for a total of two masks from this set. The present campaign is on a first-come, first-served basis and will end when all items are gone.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/goods/2020/11/201120_da01.html

Article edited on 2020-11-20 04:07:03 by Sunain
Nov 20

Pokémon Cafe - Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe has a new frappe!

Posted by Sunain | November 20th 2020 at 01:01 PM EST
Tags: Anime, Movie, Pokémon cafe
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Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe will have a new frappe from Saturday, December 5th, 2020 through Friday, January 15th, 2021! This time, it also comes with a special sleeve to commemorate the release of Pokémon the Movie: Coco!

Drinkable Pudding! Caramel Pika Pika Frappe - 700 yen (excluding tax)
飲めるプリン!?キャラメルピカピカフラッペ 700円(税抜)
It's like drinking pudding! Plenty of whipped cream, caramel sauce, and chocolate chips as an accent.


The Frappe comes with 1 of 4 random sleeve designs of Pikachu from the movie Pokémon the Movie: Coco! All designs are original to Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe!

Pokémon the Movie: Coco is a story featuring an unusual father and son, a Pokémon and a human. It is scheduled to be released in cinemas across Japan starting on Friday, December 25th, 2020! Special advance tickets are also on sale now.

Source: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/news/201120_01.html

Article edited on 2020-11-20 01:04:29 by Sunain
Nov 17

Pokémon: Twilight Wings - The Gathering of Stars

Posted by Sunain | November 17th 2020 at 12:28 PM EST
Tags: Anime, Interview, YouTube, Twilight Wings
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The eighth episode of the Pokémon: Twilight Wings was released in languages other than asian on Pokémon TV and YouTube on November 17th, 2020 after its premiere in Japan on November 5th, 2020. The episode is called The Gathering of Stars.


Watch Pokémon: Twilight Wings—The Gathering of Stars, a New Episode in the Series

Leon visits the Isle of Armor as he plans to put together a special tournament in a new episode of the animated series.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings—The Gathering of Stars, a special bonus episode of the limited animated series, is now available to watch on Pokémon TV and the official Pokémon YouTube channel. Previous episodes in the series followed the adventures of the people and Pokémon of the Galar region, and the production staff has reunited to continue the story with this new adventure.

In this new episode, Leon visits the Isle of Armor to meet up with his former mentor, Mustard. The Pokémon League Champion is looking for guidance as he plans to gather the best Trainers from across the Galar region to create a tournament unlike any that has been seen before.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/watch-pokemon-twilight-wings-the-gathering-of-stars-a-new-episode-in-the-series/

YouTube Clip - Pokémon: Twilight Wings | Episode 8 | The Gathering of Stars

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbtybA7xT2M

YouTube Clip - Pokémon: Twilight Wings Japanese | Episode 8 | (星の祭)

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gZTN_hFuJc

Meet Mizutamari Higashi, the Illustrator behind Pokémon: Twilight Wings


Read the first in a series of interviews with the creative team behind this extraordinary animated series.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings, the recent limited animated series, provides a unique look into the lives of the people and Pokémon who reside in the Galar region. Taking a deeper look, we're talking to some of the minds behind the scenes to learn more about what inspired them when creating the series, which is now available to watch on Pokémon TV and the official Pokémon YouTube channel. To kick off this four-part series of interviews, we dive into the deep world of concept art and color scripts with illustrator Mizutamari Higashi.

Q: I understand you took the lead on concept art and color scripts for Pokémon: Twilight Wings. To begin, would you mind defining for us exactly what concept art and color scripts are, and how the two differ?

A: Concept art means pictures you draw to give concrete form to the mental images you see when you read—for example, a script or other text. People may get different mental images from the text, but concept art gets the whole production team on the same page with a clear goal to aim for. So, the better the concept art is, the better the final film will turn out.


Color scripts are blueprints for the artwork. They consist of a series of pictures drawn to show how the story should appear on-screen. They're often used to direct the colors or lighting of a scene, as the name suggests. Concept art and color scripts both require artistic ability and an understanding of how a story is directed. Both demand a lot of thought and are difficult but are also very worthwhile work!

Q: Your illustrations have a distinctively warm, somehow nostalgic touch. What concepts are important to you in your illustration work?

A: Thank you very much! A lot of things depend on the motif of what I'm drawing, but in general, I aim to express a sense of atmosphere. I've always wanted my drawings to express the smells, or the feeling of the breeze, of the scenery I grew up in, but I don't think I've been able to do that yet—not to mention that when I work, I get caught up with fulfilling the request at hand and tend to forget that basic desire... Still, if you feel nostalgia or warmth from my work, maybe I've been able to express what I wanted a little after all. That makes me very happy. Thank you very much.

Q: Did you know about Pokémon beforehand? Has it come up in your life in ways that left a lasting memory or impression? If so, please tell us about that.

A: Of course I knew about Pokémon. A French friend of mine once asked me, “Do you know this song?” and began humming a melody, but I had no idea what the song was. They told me, “C'mon, it's the Pokémon theme song!” But the melody wasn't from “Mezase Pokémon Master” [“Aim to Be a Pokémon Master,” the first opening theme song of Pokémon the Series in Japan]. That was when it hit me that the series had different theme songs in different countries! But we all loved Pokémon the same no matter which country we were in, and I remember feeling proud for some reason when my friend told me they had grown up watching Pokémon, too.

Q: I imagine you also had to create concept art for things that weren't featured in the games. What was on your mind during that process?

A: Since there was already a lovely story in place, I concentrated on finding the portrayals and designs that would express that story the best. I think I was in a very laid-back position since I already had a story and direction plans that made sense to me. I'm very fortunate to have been able to work on something under the title of Pokémon, and with this team.

Q: In one piece of concept art for Twilight Wings, we can see a Galarian townscape as well as John and Tommy talking. Can you tell us about any concepts or themes behind this?

A: When I create concept art, I feel it's crucial that the image captures the essence of the story. Since John and Tommy are original characters in Twilight Wings, they felt especially important to me. As I was drawing them, I hoped to convey this story about these kids in the hospital, and how far they could go—how far they could fly.

Q: Images from the color scripts also appear in the ending sequences of Twilight Wings episodes. Can you tell us if you have a favorite among those images—and if so, why?

A: I'm so glad they've even been used in the ending sequences! I think the one that's dearest to me is the image from Episode 4 of Nessa and Milotic midjump, because I think I was really able to celebrate Nessa with that one. I always hope to draw characters in a way that celebrates or encourages them.


Q: Are there any easy-to-miss details you'd like viewers to notice in the ending sequences, or behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the production process you'd like to share?

A: For the image from Episode 4 of Nessa in the waiting room, I wanted to depict a heavy atmosphere to convey Nessa feeling depressed, so I drew inspiration from a certain animated film—one that has heavy subject matter, but has earned a place in Japan's history.


Q: Can you tell us about any upcoming highlights you're looking forward to?

A: I'm obviously excited to see all the characters people know and love, but I'm really looking forward to seeing more of Twilight Wings' new characters, John and Tommy, and where their journey will lead them!

Q: Lastly, is there anything you'd like to say to fans of Twilight Wings and of Pokémon as a whole?

A: I'm truly grateful for my good fortune to have been involved with a work like this. As with other well-known works, the story of Twilight Wings has been imbued with multiple layers of meaning by Director [Shingo] Yamashita. I think you can watch it once and take pleasure in the animation, then delve deeper into the story's layers on second and third viewings, so I'd love it if you were all to watch Twilight Wings a number of times and experience it as deeply as you want. Thank you very much!

About Mizutamari Higashi

Mizutamari Higashi is an illustrator, concept artist, and cartoonist who creates concept art and color scripts for many commercials and music videos.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/meet-mizutamari-higashi-the-illustrator-behind-pokemon-twilight-wings/

Article edited on 2020-11-17 12:32:38 by Sunain
Nov 13

Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle

Posted by Sunain | November 13th 2020 at 09:29 AM EST
Tags: Anime, TCG, YouTube, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield
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Today, The Pokémon Company International announced that the Mythical Pokémon Zarude will star in the next animated Pokémon film, “Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle,” and the latest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion that launched today. It will also appear in the best-selling Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games through an upcoming distribution. High resolution images from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.


“Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” Trailer Revealed

The Pokémon Company International unveiled the newest animated film based on the beloved Pokémon franchise, “Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle,” coming to fans around the world in 2021. Trainers can watch the official trailer for “Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” on the Pokémon YouTube channel.


As the 23rd animated Pokémon film, “Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” tells the story of Koko, a young boy raised by Pokémon, and the creation of a new bond between humans and Pokémon. ​Deep in the jungle, far from any human settlement, is the Forest of Okoya—a Pokémon paradise forbidden to outsiders and protected by a strict code of rules.​ In this jungle lives Koko, a human boy who has been raised as a Pokémon by the Mythical Pokémon Zarude. Koko has grown up never doubting that he is a Pokémon. But one day, a chance meeting with Ash and Pikachu leaves Koko with his first human friend. Is he truly a Pokémon? Or is he, in fact, a human? When danger threatens the Forest of Okoya, the bonds between Pokémon and human—as well as the love between parent and child—will be put to the test.

New Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Vivid Voltage Expansion Released

Zarude will also make its debut in the Pokémon TCG in the latest expansion, Sword & Shield—Vivid Voltage, from The Pokémon Company International. The set is now available at participating retailers worldwide, including Pokémon Center, the premier destination for official, high-quality Pokémon merchandise in the US and Canada.

Sword & Shield—Vivid Voltage also introduces an all-new kind of card called Amazing Pokémon, which features Legendary or Mythical Pokémon illustrated with vividly rainbow backgrounds that extend outside of the frame, as well as foil, etched details and a special rarity symbol. The full expansion includes six Amazing Pokémon; six Pokémon VMAX, including Pikachu VMAX, Orbeetle VMAX, and Coalossal VMAX shown in their Gigantamax forms; 11 Pokémon V plus 13 full-art Pokémon V; and more.

Video Game Distribution Featuring Zarude Coming Soon

In further celebration of Zarude’s appearance in “Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle” and the Pokémon TCG, Trainers will be able to receive Zarude in their Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game by signing up for Pokémon Trainer Club email notifications by November 20, 2020. Trainers who register in this way will receive a Pokémon Trainer Club email containing a distribution code for Zarude on December 11, 2020.

Type: Dark/Grass
Level: 60
Ability: Leaf Guard
Moves: Close Combat, Power Whip, Swagger, Snarl

How to get Zarude by Country:

US, Canada, Australia, & Latin America - Through the Pokémon Trainers Club Newsletter. Sign up by November 20th, 2020 to receive it in December 2020.
UK - GAME Stores
Germany - Gamestop - In-Store now, Online from December 1st
Austria, Switzerland - Gamestop
Italy - Gamestop Online Store
Spain - GAME retail, Online Store
Belgium, Netherlands - GameMania
France - Micromania - Sign up on their website to get a code
Portugal - FNAC Stores
Sweden - Through Spelochsant or Webhallen's online portal
Ireland - Gamestop Website

YouTube Clip - Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle Trailer

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfDP4V6_gmA

Article edited on 2020-11-13 03:09:18 by Sunain
Nov 10

Pocket Monsters the Movie Coco Theme Song Collection

Posted by Sunain | November 10th 2020 at 06:04 PM EST
Tags: Anime, CD, Interview, Movie, Music
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Known as a big fan of Pokémon, and responsible for both the opening and ending theme of the TV anime "Pokémon Sun & Moon", Taiiku Okazaki produced the theme song for the film version of the anime for the first time in his career. Pokémon the Movie: Coco, will be released on December 25th and for the first time in the history of Pokémon movies, it will be released in the winter. The Pokémon movies are now it their 23rd year.

Taiiku Okazaki produced the main theme and all six theme songs for the film. It's the first time for a Pokémon movie to use multiple songs by a single artist in a film. Some of the songs written by Taiiku Okazaki for this film feature famous artists as vocalists who he believes are appropriate for the scenes in the film.

In addition to his own songs, Tortoise Matsumoto and other splendid artists will participate in the main theme Really Mysterious Creatures. Also, four of the theme songs from the TV anime "Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon" are included as bonus tracks. Notebook of the Heart and Your Adventure are available on CD for the first time!


CD Details: Pocket Monsters the Movie Coco Theme Song Collection [Regular Edition]
CD+DVD Details: Pocket Monsters the Movie Coco Theme Song Collection [First Press Limited Edition with DVD]

Artists of Coco:

All the artists participating in the film's music production and the artist singing the opening and ending themes have been revealed! The opening theme "Coco", which shows Zarude's joy at Coco's growth, is sung by Beverly, a singer-songwriter from the Philippines. After starting her career in Japan in 2017, Beverly, who has been involved in many drama theme songs and commercial songs since she started her career in 2017, colors the opening of the film with her amazing voice!

The ending theme "I'm Home, Welcome Back" is sung by Kaela Kimura (木村カエラ), who has the ability to sing in a wide range of genres from pop to rock, and she continues to capture the hearts of her fans with her high message. The ending, which is sung with a clear singing voice this time, protrays with the love between mother and child which is depicted in the film.

The director of the film, Tetsuo Yajima, wrote the lyrics for the film himself and SiNRiN will sing the theme song "Song of the Law" and the "Hum of the Forest", will be performed by the Hino City Tokyo Nanamidori Public Elementary School Choir (東京都日野市立七生緑小学校合唱団), which has won the gold medal for seven consecutive years in the "NHK National School Music Competition for Elementary School Students". They have also provided beautiful harmonies for TV series, and other performances.

A complete collaboration CD album featuring the songs from the movie, will be released on December 23rd, 2020!

Song List:

1. Song of the Law featuring vocalist by SiNRiN
2. Coco (OP theme) featuring vocalist by Beverly
3. Show Window featuring vocalist Taiiku Okazaki
4. Hum of the Forest featuring the Hino City Tokyo Nanamidori Public Elementary School Choir
5. Really Mysterious Creatures (Main Theme) featuring vocalist Tortoise Matsumoto
6. I'm Home, Welcome Back (ED theme) featuring vocalist Kaela Kimura


Okazaki Physical Education (岡崎体育) - "I was a boy who loved Pokémon and I was excitedly watching "Mewtwo Strikes Back" at the movie theater with my school friends. More than 20 years have passed and that boy who loves Pokémon, realized that he was now involved and working on the movie. There was a lot of pressure and anguish, but the joy of working with director Yajima and the other wonderful staff and artists always pushed me forward. I hope that in the future, some of the children who see this film will have the same amazing experience that I had."

岡崎体育 - 学校の友達と映画館で『ミュウツーの逆襲』をワクワクしながら観てたポケモン大好き少年の僕。 20年以上の時が経ち、ポケモン大好き少年は気がつくと映画に携わる側になるというふしぎな体験をしています。 プレッシャーや苦悩もありましたが、矢嶋監督をはじめ、 素晴らしいスタッフやアーティストの方々と一緒に作品を作っているという喜びがいつも僕の背中を押してくれました。 将来、この映画を観た子どもたちの中に、僕みたいなふしぎな体験をする子がいてくれることを願って。

Kaela Kimura (木村カエラ) - "The song "I'm Home, Welcome Back" was written by Okazaki and it is a really warm and gentle song. When I was recording it, my heart was racing and I cried. 'Okazaki-kun is a guy, but he's amazing.' I thought. Also, this is the ending song for my favorite Pokémon movie. I'm happy, very happy. Thank you very much. I'm looking forward to seeing it at the movie theater with my kids."

木村カエラ - 岡崎くんが作ってくれた、"ただいまとおかえり"は、本当に暖かくて優しい曲です。 レコーディングの時、心が震えて泣いてしまいました。岡崎くんは男の人なのに、すごいね。って本当に思いました。 そして、大好きなポケモンの映画のエンディング曲。うれしくてうれしくて。本当にありがとうございます。 私も映画館で子ども達と一緒に観れるの楽しみです。

Tortoise Matsumoto (トータス松本) - "I've always thought of Taiiku Okazaki as interesting. So when he asked me to sing for him, I immediately accepted. Then I found out that it was a song for Pokémon, and it made me happy. I went to the studio and tried my best to live up to Mr. Okazaki's expectations, thinking, "Oh, I see, that's why you called me here." I think all the fathers in the world will be brought to tears by Mr. Okazaki."

トータス松本(ウルフルズ) - 岡崎体育君は前からおもしろいと思っていた。 だから、歌ってくれと頼まれてすぐ引き受けた。そしたらポケモンの、グッとくる歌だった。そうかなるほど、おれを呼んでくれたのはそういう訳だったのかと、張り切ってスタジオへ行って、なるべく岡崎君の期待に添えるように頑張った。世のお父ちゃんはみんな、岡崎君に泣かされると思います。

Beverly - "When I was a kid, my family would watch Pokémon together over breakfast to start the day. Everyone in my family loved Pokémon, and it was the anime that inspired me to learn about Japanese entertainment. So when I got this offer, my heart was filled with emotion. I'm happy to give back by singing a song for the Pokémon anime which help teach me about Japanese culture. With that in mind, I'm doing my best to sing the opening theme song "Coco" written and composed by Physical Education Okazaki, so please look forward to it!"

Beverly - 子供の頃、朝ごはんをたべながら家族揃ってポケモンを見て、1日が始まりました。 家族みんなポケモンが大好きで、私が日本のエンタテインメントを知るきっかけとなった、本当に身近に感じられるアニメでした。 なので、このお話をいただいたとき、嬉しさ以上に感動で心がいっぱいになりました。 私に日本の文化を教えてくれたアニメポケモンの曲を歌うことで、恩返しできたら嬉しいです。 今回、大好きな岡崎体育さんに作詞作曲していただいたオープニングテーマ「ココ」をそんな気持ちで精一杯歌ってますので、ぜひ楽しみにしていてください!

Source: https://www.pokemon-movie.jp/song/

Article edited on 2020-11-10 08:29:33 by Sunain
Nov 08

Three consecutive weeks of amazing voice actors in the Pocket Monsters anime!

Posted by Sunain | November 8th 2020 at 02:57 PM EST
Tags: Anime
Comments: 0
In celebration of the airtime moving to every Friday night at 6:55pm, the Pokémon anime has decided to have three weeks of spectacular cast members as voice actors starting Friday, November 20th, 2020! In the first week, Masachika Ichimura (市村正親) gives a passionate performance as Mewtwo, the most powerful Pokémon in the world! Week 2 will feature 3ji no Heroine (3時のヒロイン) and week 3 will feature Chidori (千鳥)!

Week 1 - November 20th, 2020

November 20th, 2020 episode "Battling & Getting! Mewtwo Comes Back" sees Mewtwo, the Pokémon referred to as "the strongest", finally make its appearance in the Pokémon TV series. The episode is set after the first movie, "Pocket Monsters: Mewtwo Strikes Back", and involves protagonists Satoshi and Go arriving on an island in the faraway seas in search of Mew... though it's not Mew they encounter at the end of their adventure, but Mewtwo. Mewtwo asks the two something, and Satoshi and Go start a battle before Mewtwo with their "dreams" at stake.


Comment from Ichimura:

"I have played many different roles throughout my career as an actor, but among those, the "Mewtwo" role is the one that truly lives within me, the one I think of as all me. So I feel that when I was recording this episode, I was able to not just act, but to actually stand there, as Mewtwo, facing Satoshi and Go. Many children became fans of Mewtwo when Mewtwo appeared in the movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back", which premiered 23 years ago, and then children of the Reiwa era became fans of Mewtwo thanks to last year's "Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution". Those children that watched Mewtwo make its original animated debut together way back then may be parents with children of their own now. I hope we'll be able to give those parents watching alongside their children a truly touching moment to enjoy."

Week 2 and 3 - Friday, November 27th, 2020 and Friday, December 4th, 2020

In addition, the popular comedian group 3ji no Heroine will appear in the second week of the show, on the Friday, November 27th, 2020 episode Pokémon Champion! The Battle of Big Eaters!!. Almost Pikachu Crisis! will be broadcast in the third week on Friday, December 4th, 2020 and will feature two guest voice actors from Chidori! We'll be announcing what role they'll be playing at a later date, so stay tuned!


Also, a new key visual was also released for the first time today, foreshadowing the hot battles between the evolved Lucario, Aceburn, and other Pokémon! Stay tuned for the TV anime Pocket Monsters, which will continue to gain more and more momentum after moving to Friday!


Source: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/pocketmonster/news/index.html#222584

Article edited on 2020-11-09 10:17:54 by Adamant

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