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Pokémon I Choose You! Anime Film's 2nd Trailer Reveals Guest Cast, New Mythical Pokémon

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kouichi Yamadera guest stars in 20th consecutive Pokémon film

The official website for Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Kimi ni Kimeta!), this year's new Pokémon film, began streaming the film's second trailer and third teaser video on Saturday. The trailer features the song "Mezase Pokémon Master: 20th Anniversary" by Rica Matsumoto (the voice of Satoshi). Matsumoto's original "Mezase Pokémon Master" song was the first opening theme song for the first Pokémon television anime series.

Second Trailer

Third Teaser

Both videos feature the new mythical Pokémon Marshadow (at 0:33 in the trailer and at 0:10 in the teaser). The Pokémon Company also began streaming an English video on Saturday to reveal the new Pokémon. The Pokémon Company said it will reveal more details soon on how fans can add Marshadow to their Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games.

Kouichi Yamadera will voice Marshadow in the film. With the role, Yamadera marks his 20th consecutive appearance in a Pokémon film. Similarly, Shōko Nakagawa will also have a guest role in the film as Nurse Joy. The role marks Nakagawa's 11th consecutive Pokémon film appearance.

Other guest cast members include:

Kanata Hongou as Sōji, a young trainer who is aiming to become a professor.

Shiori Satō as Makoto, an energetic and strong-minded trainer.

Arata Furuta as Bonjii, a researcher who has been chasing after the legendary Pokémon Ho-oh.

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. Pokémon movie director Kunihiko Yuyama is directing the film.

"Pokémon! Kimi ni Kimeta!" is the title of the Pokémon anime's first episode from 1997.

The franchise's most recent film, Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel (Pokémon the Movie XY & Z: Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna), debuted in Japan last July. The English dub debuted on December 5 on Disney XD in the United States.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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