POKÉMON THE MOVIE: THE POWER OF US Info and High-Res Images From Toho
Source: Toho Co., Ltd.
Official Site: pokemon-movie.jp (Japan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Toho has provided press notes and a gallery of high-res images from the 21st feature-length Pokémon anime, POKÉMON THE MOVIE: THE POWER OF US (劇場版ポケットモンスター みんなの物語, Gekijoo-ban Poketto Monsutaa Minna no Monogatari), opening in theaters across Japan on July 13th.
One year from the success of the 20th feature film, POKÉMON THE MOVIE: I CHOOSE YOU! (劇場版ポケットモンスター キミにきめた！, Gekijoo-ban Poketto Monsutaa Kimi ni Kimeta!, 2017), a young, talented production team presents a completely new Pokémon story. This summer, let‘s all step towards an adventure never seen before!
The “Wind Festival” is held annually in Fura City, a place where the locals live with the wind. The legendary Pokémon Lugia is expected to appear on the final day of the festival, and the attendees hope to receive its blessing from the past.
While participating in the Wind Festival, Satoshi and Pikachu by chance meet five people…
The high school girl, Lisa, who is a Pokémon novice.
Kagachi, a loudmouth who can’t stop lying.
A timid researcher, Torito, lacking confidence in himself.
Hisui, an oddball grandmother who is prejudiced against Pokémon.
Largo, a mysterious girl living alone in the forest.
Each one has their own troubles and has been unable to move forward with their partner Pokémon. But, through their encounters with each other, Satoshi and Pikachu, the Gears of Destiny begin to move.
Will the pact with Lugia be protected? And what is the identity of the phantom Pokémon Zeraora?
Now, the bond between everyone — people and Pokémon — will create miracles.
Japanese Theatrical Release: Friday, July 13, 2018 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Largo: Mana Ashida
Lisa: Rina Kawaei
Torito: Gaku Hamada
Kagachi: Koji Okura
Hisui (Jade): Masako Nozawa
Riku: Shoko Nakagawa
Mayor Oliver: Koichi Yamadera
Satoshi (Ash Ketchum): Rica Matsumoto
Pikachu: Ikue Otani
Musashi (Jessie): Megumi Hayashibara
Kojiro (James): Shinichiro Miki
Nyarth (Meowth): Inuko Inuyama
Narrator: Unshou Ishizuka
Director: Tetsuo Yajima
Original Concept: Satoshi Tajiri
Screenplay: Eiji Umehara, Aya Takaha
Executive Producers: Junya Okamoto, Katagami Hidenaga
Producers: Satoshi Shimohira, Susumu Matsuyama, Atsushi Chiku, Toshi Oinata
Animation Supervisor: Kunihiko Yuyama
Animation Producer: Hiroyuki Kato, George Wada
Character Design: Shizue Kaneko
Chief Animation Directors: Yasushi Nishitani, Hirotaka Marufuji
Recording Director: Masafumi Mima
Music: Shinji Miyazaki
Production: Pikachu Project (Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, TV Tokyo, Takara Tomy, OLM)
2D Animation Production: OLM/Wit Studio
CGI: OLM Digital
World Sales: The Pokémon Company International
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About Toho Company. Ltd.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-eight Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan (both domestic and foreign) for over ten consecutive years since 2003.