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Pokémon XY Planetarium Anime to Premiere This July

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Satoshi/Ash & friends face Team Rocket & threat of space debris in panoramic anime

Pocket Monsters XY: Sora no Hahen (Pokémon XY: Fragments of the Heavens), a brand-new anime tied to the ongoing Pokémon XY television anime, will run in two Tokyo planetariums this summer. Like previous Pokémon planetarium anime, this new one will be projected onto 360-degree panoramic domes.

The story follow Satoshi (Ash in English) and his friends when they visit the Pokemon Aerospace eXploration Agency (a nod to the real-life Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency). They are thrilled by stories from PAXA's astronauts about the wonders of space and the possibility of Pokémon living in space. Then, just as they hear about the dangers posed by space debris, sirens suddenly ring out. Team Rocket have plotted to seize control of PAXA and have apparently infiltrated the facility.

At that critical moment, trouble develops in a control system for artificial satellites. Large pieces of space debris have collided, causing fears of even more debris.

The Konica Minolta Planetarium "Tenkū" in Tokyo Skytree Town and Ikebukuro's Konica Minolta Planetarium "Manten" in Sunshine City will begin screening the anime from July 19 to September 7 and from July 12 to August 31, respectively. Other planetariums throughout Japan are also planning to screen the anime.


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