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Pokémon Journeys Starts in U.K. on POP on September 1

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POP available on Freeview, Sky, Virgin and Freesat

Anime UK News reports that Pokemon Journeys: The Series will debut on POP on September 1. The POP channel is available on Freeview 206, Sky 616, Virgin 736 and Freesat 603.

Netflix, which will screen the series in America but not Britain, describes the anime:

Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum has a new plan: see the world! But first, he and his partner Pikachu are headed to the opening of the Cerise Laboratory, a research facility dedicated to uncovering the mysteries of Pokémon in every region. Ash meets Goh, another boy with boundless curiosity about Pokémon, and both are overjoyed when Professor Cerise asks them to become official research fellows. With Ash as determined as ever to become a Pokémon Master, and Goh aiming to catch one of every Pokémon (including the Mythical Mew), our heroes are in for adventure and excitement as they explore the wide world of Pokémon!

The show premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on November 17 2019, two days after the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games shipped worldwide. The series is airing in Japan on Sundays at 6:00 p.m., the same timeslot as Pokémon Sun & Moon.

The anime's staff announced on Sunday April 19 that they are temporarily suspending part of its production of the series due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation and the state of emergency declared in Japan. As a result, new episodes are delayed, and channels will re-air old episodes starting next week. The staff will reveal at a later date when the anime will return.

The new series features two protagonists: Satoshi (Ash) and the new character Goh. Goh's partner Pokémon is the starter Pokémon Hibunny (Scorbunny) from the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. Daiki Yamashita voices the character Goh. Goh is 10 years old, and his dream is to capture all Pokémon.

Daiki Tomiyasu (Pokémon Sun & Moon) is serving as chief director of the anime at OLM, and Maki Odaira (Pokémon Sun & Moon episode director) is directing the series. Kunihiko Yuyama is the creative supervisor, Shoji Yonemura is in charge of series construction, and Shūhei Yasuda is the character designer. Yuki Hayashi is composing the music, and Masafumi Mima is the sound director. Scriptwriters include: Reiko Yoshida, Shoji Yonemura, Deko Akao, Jun'ichi Fujisaku, Michihiro Tsuchiya, Touko Machida, Yuka Miyata, Aya Matsui, Atsuhiro Tomioka, and Akemi Omode, among others.

The new series features all of the regions covered in the franchise so far, from the Kanto to the Galar region. Machito Gomi is drawing a manga adaptation of the new anime. Netflix, which is screening the film in America, released the trailer below.


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