2015 Pokémon Film's Guest Cast, 2 New Teasers Unveiled
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The film's official website also revealed additional cast members and guest stars on Thursday:
- Tatsuya Fujiwara as Balza
- Shinichi Shinohara as Hipopotasu
- Shoko Nakagawa as Mary
- Kouichi Yamadera as Hoopa Unbound
- Mizuki Yamamoto as the Narrator for the Pikachu to Pokémon Ongakutai short
Shinohara is an Olympic judo athlete.
The film will premiere in Japan on July 18, and will feature the main cast of Pocket Monsters XY, legendary Pokémon from past generations, and movie original characters.
The Pokémon Company describes the film's story:
The 70-minute animated movie takes Ash, Pikachu, and their friends to a desert city by the sea. Here they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, which has the ability to summon things—including people and Pokémon—through its magic rings.
After a scary incident, they learn of a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémonlong ago. Now, the threat that has been bottled up for years is in danger of breaking loose again! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within…or will a dangerous secret erupt into a clash of legends?
The Pikachu to Pokémon Ongakutai (Pikachu & the Pokémon Music Band) anime short will screen before the film.
Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comic magazine reported last year that the Pokémon franchise's 2015 film would feature "Primal Reversion" forms of the legendary Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre.
The 2014 Pokémon film, Pocket Monster XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie (Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction), premiered in Japan last July. Nintendo released Nintendo 3DS remakes of Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire titled Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire worldwide in November.
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