Pokémon: Mew Two no Gyakushū Evolution Film's Trailer Reveals Masachika Ichimura's Return

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ichimura returns as Mewtwo, with Unshō Ishizuka as narrator for July 12 film

The official website for the Pokémon anime movies began streaming a trailer and teaser video, and revealed a new visual for Mewtwo no Gyakushū Evolution, the 22nd film in the Pokémon franchise, on Friday. The video reveals that Masachika Ichimura is reprising his role as Mewtwo from the original Pokemon: The First Movie. The late voice actor Unshō Ishizuka also narrated the film. The main cast of the anime series, along with the Team Rocket cast, return for the film.

The film will open in Japan on July 12. The film's title is a reference to Pokemon: The First Movie, which opened in Japan in 1998 with the Japanese title Pocket Monster: Mew Two no Gyakushū. Kunihiko Yuyama is returning from other franchise installments to direct the film alongside Motonori Sakakibara (Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Rudolf the Black Cat). Takeshi Shudō (Pokemon: The First Movie) is credited as the scriptwriter, though he passed away in 2010.

The latest film, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, premiered in theaters in Japan on July 13 and opened at #2 at the Japanese box office. The film had a release through Fathom Events in the United States on November 24, November 26, November 28, and December 1. The U.S. run earned US$789,170.

Sources: Pokémon films' website, Comic Natalie

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