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Sep 20

Details on "Sword/Shield Chapter" of Pocket Monsters Anime Revealed

Posted by Adamant | September 20th 2020 at 09:13 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, YouTube
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On October 23rd, 2020, the Pokémon anime will begin its "Sword/Shield Chapter", which will explore the legends and secrets of the Galar region! A new key visual has been released

A new key visual has been unveiled for the popular anime "Pocket Monsters", which air every Sunday, in order to mark its move to a Friday evening timeslot. The new key visual depicts the legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta that appear in the video game "Pocket Monsters Sword/Shield."

It was also announced that the "Sword/Shield Chapter", which will see Satoshi and Go explore the legends and secrets of the Galar region, will begin on Friday October 23rd and run for 4 weeks. We will now present a synopsis and selection of screenshots from this Sword/Shield Chapter. Make sure not to miss these story developments, which are unique to the anime?!

Sword/Shield Chapter synopsis
Pokémon that has grown gigantic are running wild?!
Satoshi and Go head to the Galar region in order to investigate an incident that has taken place there. And when they arrive, they see groups of Pokémon that have grown gigantic running wild! To resolve this crisis, Satoshi joins up with Dande, the Greatest of Them All, while Go tries solving the mystery alongside Sonia, who aims to become a Pokémon Professor. An organization that intends to bring back the Black Night, the disaster that struck the Galar region in the distant past, are working behind the scenes of this incident!
When all the mysteries are unraveled, the horrific howl of the disaster's return can be felt!
And as all of Galar becomes a site of chaos, two heroes wake from a long sleep.

We were also given details on an extravagant giveaway program taking place during the show for these four weeks, as well as on the participants of an online talk event that would take place over the same period:

The first new key visual has been unveiled! Extravagant voice actors and special guests will appear during an online "Pocket Monsters" talk event for 4 weeks straight!

It has been decided that the TV Tokyo anime "Pocket Monsters" will be moving to Fridays at 6:55pm starting Friday October 9th! A new key visual has been unveiled to mark this move to "Golden Friday". It has also been decided to hold an extravagant giveaway program during the show for these four weeks, as well as to give details on the participants of an online talk event that would take place over the same period!

The new key visual depicts Thunder and Suicune, as well as the legendary Pokémon that appear in the latest video games, "Pocket Monsters Sword/Shield". and hints towards upcoming story elements. In addition, the "Sword/Shield Chapter", which will see Satoshi and Go explore the legends and secrets of the Galar region, will begin on Friday October 23rd and run for 4 weeks! Believe it or not, the Lucario and Aceburn you can see on the key visual are actually...?! Make sure to pay attention to this story arc, which you just can't miss out on watching as it airs!

In addition, details on the first ever 4 week long online live talk event in Pokemon anime history have been made public as well! It's going to feature extravagant voice actors that provide the voices of popular characters that have become the talk of the town thanks to their appearances in the Pocket Monsters anime, starting with Satoshi's voice actor Rica Matsumoto and Koharu's voice actor Kana Hanazawa, but also including Kibana's voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Saito's voice actor Yoko Hikasa, and more! We've also prepared all kinds of segments,including a "lines I want the characters to say" segment the voice actors will try their hands on that will also feature members of the production staff like executive director Daiki Tomiyasu and sound director Masafumi Mima, comment videos from secret guests, and a riddle segment with Ryogo Matsumaru. In addition, during the 3rd and 4th installment, you'll get to enjoy exclusive commentary from the voice actors and production staff as the episodes air! Please make sure to follow this audience participation live talk that will also include an extravagant giveaway program! The event will be streamed live on the show's official Twitter and the official Pokémon Youtube channel.


Installment 1: Friday September 25th at 6:55pm-7:25pm - featuring Tatsuhisa Suzuki (voice of Kibana), Shoko Nakagawa and Abareru-kun
Installment 2: Friday October 2nd at 6:55pm-7:25pm - featuring Rica Matsumoto (voice of Satoshi), Yoko Hikasa (voice of Saito) and Noriaki Kanze (voice of Renji and Otosupus)
Installment 3: Friday October 9th at 6:55pm-7:45pm - featuring Rica Matsumoto (voice of Satoshi), Kana Hanazawa (voice of Koharu), Ryogo Matsumaru and Daiki Tomiyasu
Installment 4: Friday October 16th at 6:55pm-7:45pm - featuring Megumi Hayashibara (voice of Musashi), Inuko Inuyama (voice of Nyarth), Yuji Ueda (voice of Sonansu) and Masafumi Mima

Source: https://www.famitsu.com/news/202009/20206199.html

Article edited on 2020-09-20 02:27:52 by Sunain
Sep 13

Pocket Monsters 2019 to air on Friday's as of October 9th, 2020

Posted by Sunain | September 13th 2020 at 08:26 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, TV Tokyo
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TV Tokyo has announced that the Pocket Monsters 2019 series will switch time slots from Sunday's at 6pm to Friday's at 6:55pm starting with the October 9th, 2020 episode. The announcement was confirmed in the end sponsor segment of PM2019 37.


To celebrate, the official TV Tokyo website is giving away some great prizes! Starting next week, for four weeks in a row, they will be announcing keywords during the anime! Check back on week 4 on Friday, October 16th, 2020 for more information on how to apply! Gather your four keywords and enter!

Keyword Dates:
1. PM2019 38 - September 20th, 2020 at 6:00pm JST
2. PM2019 39 - September 27th, 2020 at 6:00pm JST
3. PM2019 40 - October 9th, 2020 at 6:55pm JST
4. PM2019 41 - October 16th, 2020 at 6:55pm JST

Source: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/pocketmonster/news/index.html#221755

Article edited on 2020-09-13 10:04:46 by Sunain
Sep 05

Pokémon Korea Champion Invitational 2020 Broadcast


During the official Pokémon Sword and Shield - Pokemon Korea Champion Invitational Broadcast (포켓몬스터소드・실드 포켓몬 대한민국 챔피언 초청전 생중계) which was broadcast on YouTube on September 5th, 2020, a serial code to get a King’s Rock in Pokémon Sword and Shield was announced. The code is: K2020CHAMP10NS and it redeemable from September 5th, 2020 until September 6th, 2020 at 23:59. The code can be used worldwide to all players of Pokémon Sword and Shield.



Details about the Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution (극장판 포켓몬스터 뮤츠의 역습 EVOLUTION) event Pokémon distributions were also announced during the stream. The movie which premieres in South Korea on September 30th, 2020 will have 2 serial codes. Players of Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's, Go, Eevee! can get a level 70 Mewtwo that knows the moves Psychic, Shadow Ball, Barrier and Calm Mind. Ash’s Charizard, which is level 50, will be available to players of Pokémon Sword and Shield and knows the moves Flamethrower, Dragon Tail, Slash and Seismic Toss.



An Ancient Mew TCG card as well as a Armored Mewtwo card will also be distributed to promote the movie.

YouTube Clip - Pokémon Korea Champion Invitational 2020 Broadcast Trailer

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks7q3NvHsmc

Article edited on 2020-09-05 08:09:59 by Sunain
Aug 19

Pokémon Journeys: The Series - September 11th, 2020 - 12 New Episodes

Posted by Sunain | August 19th 2020 at 06:47 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Netflix
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon website has announced that Pokémon Journeys: The Series will have 12 new episodes air on Netflix on September 11th, 2020. PJ13 to PJ24 will be available to watch that day.


Adventure with Ash and Goh in Pokémon Journeys: The Series on Netflix

Learn life lessons and battle alongside your favorite Pokémon Trainers with 12 new episodes

On September 11, Netflix will be doubling its Pokémon Journeys: The Series viewing content with an additional 12 episodes available to fans in the United States. Since the June 12 Netflix debut of Pokémon Journeys: The Series, fans have adventured across the world with Ash and his new friend Goh. In episodes 1 through 12, the two Pokémon enthusiasts and Trainers became research assistants at the Cerise Laboratory in Vermilion City in Kanto. Driven by their shared curiosity and passion for Pokémon, the duo encounter and help a variety of Pokémon from Ivysaur to Scorbunny, and Lugia to Yamper with plenty of Team Rocket skirmishes along the way.

Will Ash achieve his goal of becoming a Pokémon Master? Can Goh catch the elusive Mew? The only way to find out is to stream new episodes of Pokémon Journeys: The Series on Netflix. And if you can't wait until September 11, you can stream the first episode on Pokémon TV now.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/adventure-with-ash-and-goh-in-pokemon-journeys-the-series-on-netflix/

Article edited on 2020-08-26 06:47:58 by Sunain
Aug 11

Rica Matsumoto Otakuthon 2020

Posted by Hiroki | August 11th 2020 at 07:10 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Voice Actor, Otakuthon
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Rica Matsumoto to virtually participate at Otakuthon 2020 also known as Otakuthon At Home Edition
Rica Matusumoto attended Otakuthon 2019, and participated in a autograph session, a panel session, and a concert where she sung three songs last year. Due to the nature of conventions right now, many events including Otakuthon have moved to an online format that is open for anyone who is able to attend. Rica Matsumoto is slated to participate in a panel during this weekend (August 15th and 16th, 2020).

Tickets are priced at:
$20 CAD
$15 USD

Registration is available here: https://otakuthon.vfairs.com/en/registration
More details regarding Rica Matsumoto's participation is available here: https://www.otakuthon.com/2020/en/guests/japanese/#rica-matsumoto

The convention remains the second largest anime event in Canada. Proud of its Quebec origins, Otakuthon strives to be a fully bilingual convention (French and English) since its beginnings.

Rica Matsumoto

Rica Matsumoto:
Rica Matsumoto is a seiyuu (voice actress), a singer, and a multi-talent actress. Her activity area covers a wide range including Japan, China, America, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Spain, and Vietnam. Rica Matsumoto (松本 梨香 Matsumoto Rika, born November 30, 1968) is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer who was born in Yokohama, Japan. Her name is also sometimes romanized as Rika Matsumoto. She was one of the founders of the Anison band JAM Project. After early-stage work, she began both voice acting and singing careers. Her most popular role is Satoshi (Ash Ketchum in English translations), the main character of the anime series Pokémon. She also had a role in the Yu-Gi-Oh series as Ryo Bakura and Yami Bakura. As such, Matsumoto has taken on roles for young boys. Matsumoto also performs the songs for many of the openings for the Japanese Pokémon anime. She also performed the theme song A Live A Life for Tokusatsu tv show story Kamen Rider Ryuki. Matsumoto has had leading as well as supporting roles in dozens of series. She has also had a radio show in Japan and does some dubbing work for translations of American films and TV series into Japanese. This online appearance is brought to you by J-rock North Promotions Inc. and LIVE EXSAM Inc.

Otakuthon at Home 2020

Virtual anime festival Experience Otakuthon at Home for the first time!
Visit our 2-day virtual convention on an interactive platform from the comfort of your home and enjoy all it has to offer.

  • One continuous track of Otakuthon staple events.
  • Two continuous tracks of panels.
  • A virtual Exhibition Hall with Dealers, Industry and Artists.
  • A customisable display name and avatar image for your online presence.
  • Prizes to be won by attending and engaging inside the platform!
  • A social lounge to chat, call and video conference with fellow attendees.
  • A variety of interactive video gaming streams for all skill levels and tastes.
  • In-platform information desk and technical support to optimize your virtual experience.
On August 15 and 16, Otakuthon, Montreal’s own anime festival, will be holding an online, virtual “At Home” edition of their event this summer. While their physical event, which normally brings in over 25,000 people to the Palais des congrès de Montréal over a single weekend each year, was cancelled due to the pandemic, this year’s virtual event will feature some of the festival’s mainstay events such as concerts, panels, and guests. In addition, the festival will be bringing back favourites such as Masquerade and Otakuthon Idol, in a virtual manner. The full schedule of events will be available closer to the dates of the festival.

The event is set to run from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM EDT each day and will feature a variety of guests from North America and Japan. There will also be a variety of exhibitors virtually present to help satisfy shoppers looking for anime goods or searching for that unique art piece. The platform being used for this event will allow attendees to privately chat with exhibitors but they will also be able to chat with other attendees on various topics involving anime and the Japanese culture.

Be sure to tune into the anime event of the summer - Otakuthon at Home on August 15th and 16th, 2020.

Disclaimer: Otakuthon is providing PocketMonsters.net access to the virtual convention for our coverage of any events we will cover.

Source: https://www.otakuthon.com/2020/en/

Article edited on 2020-08-11 07:33:52 by Hiroki
Aug 11

Pocket Monsters (2019) Gets Planetarium Special

Posted by Adamant | August 11th 2020 at 07:20 AM EDT
Tags: Anime
Comments: 0
A new planetarium special based on the Pocket Monsters 2019 series has been announced. Like earlier specials, it will be screened at various planetariums throughout Japan throughout the next few years. Translations follow:


Pocket Monsters: The Message From the Aurora

What kind of secrets does the mysterious aurora hide?
It's off on an adventure to meet a legendary Pokémon!

Duration: 27 minutes
Target audience: Early elementary school students +
Period: All year long
Format: Dome screen CG + animation
Production year: 2020


When the sun enters a new cycle,
there's a chance the legendary Pokémon Suicune, known as the Aurora Pokémon, will appear!
Satoshi and Go head to Aurora Village on a mission as the Sakuragi Laboratories' research fellows to investigate the connection between Suicune and auroras.
What awaits them there are encounters with Ema, a girl whose father is an Aurora researcher,
and with lots of Pokémon that live in the snow fields.
But then the Rocket Gang show up before them, trying to get Pikachu!
Will they be able to safely reach the aurora and encounter Suicune?!

Source: https://www.konicaminolta.jp/planetarium/program/characters/pokemon-aurora/index.html

Article edited on 2020-08-11 12:13:45 by Sunain

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