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Kemon Kawamoto Draws 1-Shot Manga For Pokémon I Choose You! Movie

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The May issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine published a one-shot special chapter for Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (The official website of Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Kimi ni Kimeta!), this year's new Pokémon film. Kemon Kawamoto (Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel manga) drew the manga, and he posted a preview (pictured at right) on his Twitter account.

The film will open in Japan on July 15.

The film's plot tells the story of how Ash (Satoshi) and Pikachu came to know each other. Pikachu was not cooperative toward Ash, but Ash only wanted to be friends with Pikachu. On the day they set out from Pallet Town (Masara Town), both of them saw a Ho-oh flying and made a vow to someday go and meet it.

Satoshi Tajiri is credited with the original work. Pokemon movie director Kunihiko Yuyama is directing the film. "Pokémon! Kimi ni Kimeta!" is the title of the Pokémon anime's first episode from 1997.

Viz Media published Kawamoto's Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel manga on March 7.


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