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Pokémon to Air Mewtwo ~Kakusei e no Prologue~ Anime Special

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
July prologue focuses on Mewtwo, Ash, & friends before events in 2013 film

The brand-new two-hour anime special Mewtwo ~Kakusei e no Prologue~ (Mewtwo: Prologue to the Awakening) will premiere on Japan's TV Tokyo channel on July 11 at 7:00 p.m. The special will be broadcast along with the television premiere of the 2012 film Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice.

The special's story is connected to the Gekijōban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Shinsoku no Genosekuto: Myuutsū Kakusei (Pokémon the Movie: ExtremeSpeed Genesect: Mewtwo's Awakening) film, which will open in Japan on July 13. The original story is set before Mewtwo meets Pokémon franchise protagonist Satoshi (Ash) and his friends in the upcoming film's storyline. It will focus on Mewtwo's history, goals, and how it became the strongest Pokémon.

The former AKB48 idol Atsuko Maeda is serving as "program navigator" host for the special. Maeda is also narrating the upcoming film's accompanying Pikachu short "Pikachu to Eevee Friends."

Kunihiko Yuyama's feature film is billed as the final chapter of Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! (Pokemon: Black and White!). It will have a confrontation between the legendary Pokémon ExtremeSpeed Red Genesect and Mewtwo, who returns in this installment in an alternate form. The main feature's special guest cast includes veteran voice actor Kouichi Yamadera (Red Genesect), actress Reiko Takashima (Mewtwo), and Takashi Yoshimura and Kenta Tokui of the comedy duo Heisei Nobushikobushi (Eric and Geodude/Ishitsubute from Pokémon Hills). Yamadera and Masachika Ichimura voiced Mew and Mewtwo, respectively, in Pokémon: The First Movie.

Source: animeanime.jp

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