News 2018 Pokémon Film's New Trailer, Teaser Reveal Guest Cast
posted on 2018-04-09 00:32 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the Pokémon anime films began streaming a second trailer and third teaser video on Monday for the 21st film in the franchise, Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Minna no Monogatari (Pokémon the Movie: Everyone's Story).
The official website also revealed the film's guest cast:
Mana Ashida as Largo, a mysterious girl who is found alone in the forest.
Rina Kawaei as Risa, a Pokémon newbie and high school student.
Gaku Hamada as Torito, a timid researcher with no confidence in himself.
Kōji Ōkura as Kagachi, a man with a tendency to boast and who can't stop lying.
Masako Nozawa as Hisui, an eccentric old woman who is prejudiced against Pokémon.
Shoko Nakagawa (in her 12th consecutive guest star in Pokémon films) as Riku, Risa's younger brother who loves Pokémon.
Kouichi Yamadera (in his 21st consecutive guest star in Pokémon films) as Mayor Oliver, Largo's father.
The site also revealed that a Mythical Pokémon named Zeraora will appear in the film. The Pokémon is an electric type.
Zeraora will also appear in the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games.
The tagline on the visual at right reads, "Even what I can't do alone, as long as I'm with you …" The story is set during the annual Wind Festival at Frau City, which is blessed with wind from the Legendary Pokémon Lugia.
The film's returning cast includes:
- Rica Matsumoto as Satoshi
- Ikue Ōtani as Satoshi's Pikachu
- Megumi Hayashibara as Musashi
- Shinichiro Miki as Kojiro
- Inuko Inuyama as Nyarth
- Unshō Ishizuka as Narrator
Kunihiko Yuyama, who has directed many of the earlier Pokémon films, including last year's Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, is returning as animation supervisor. Eiji Umehara (Grimoire of Zero, Beelzebub scriptwriter) and Aya Takaha are writing the script.
The new film will open in theaters in Japan on July 13. Lugia will also appear in the film.
Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) is handling animation production along with the franchise's mainstay studio Oriental Light and Magic. Tetsuo Yajima, the assistant director of last year's Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, is returning to direct the film, and Shizue Kaneko (If Her Flag Breaks, Pan de Peace!) is designing the characters.
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Kimi ni Kimeta!), the previous film in the franchise, had its world premiere at the Japan Expo 2017 event in Paris on July 6. The movie then opened in Japan on July 15 and earned 516 million yen (about US$4.61 million) in its first two days to rank at #1 at the box office.
Update: Added in video game video.
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