Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Anime Short English-Dubbed
posted on by Egan Loo
The Pokémon Company streamed the English dub of the "Mega Special Animation" short inspired by the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games on Thursday. The short features Pokémon undergoing the newly discovered Mega Evolution and Primal Reversion in the Hoenn region.
Daiki Tomiyasu (episodes of Pocket Monsters XY, Pocket Monsters: The Origin, Inazuma Eleven) directed the short at OLM TEAM KATO, and Tsutsumi Mai designed the characters. The short first ran with the Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys movie on BS Japan on Sunday. Shoko Nakagawa ("Shokotan") introduced the games and demonstrated Primal Reversion and Mega Evolution as the broadcast's guest navigator.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are remakes of the 2003 Game Boy Advance games Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire — the same generation of Pokémon games that inspired the Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys movie. The games will ship on November 21 in Japan, North America, and Australia, and then on November 28 in Europe.
In the Japanese dub of the anime short, Nobuhiko Okamoto plays the male protagonist, while Kana Hanazawa plays the female protagonist. The other cast members include Akira Ishida as Daigo, Eri Kitamura as Tsutsuji, and Megumi Han as Tanpan-kozō. Kiyotaka Furushima, Kensuke Satou, Yūichi Karasuma, Takahiro Fujiwara, Michiko Kaiden, Miyuki Kobori play Pokémon, and Toshiyuki Morikawa narrates.