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Pokémon: Twilight Wings Net Anime's 5th Episode Delayed to June 5 Due to COVID-19

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Episode was previously slated to debut this month

The official Twitter account for Pokémon: Twilight Wings (Hakumei no Tsubasa) ⁠— Studio Colorido's net anime short series for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games ⁠— announced on Friday that the anime's fifth episode is delayed to June 5 due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the show's production. The episode was originally scheduled to debut this month.

The series will consist of seven five-minute episodes. The first episode debuted on YouTube on January 15, with new episodes debuting every month thereafter.

The Pokémon Company International describes the shorts:

Galar is a region where Pokémon battles have developed into a cultural sensation. Over the span of seven episodes, “Pokémon: Twilight Wings” will show in detail the dreams of Galar's residents, the realities they face, the challenges they must overcome and the conflicts they must resolve. In addition to these new stories, fans can expect to see a variety of Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region appearing in the capsule series.

The anime will be an "ensemble drama" showing the struggles and conflicts of young people living in the Galar region.

Shingo Yamashita (League of Legends: A New Journey director, Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~episode director, Fate/Apocrypha key animator episode 23) is directing the anime. Sawa Kinoshita is penning the scripts, and Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!, ERASED, Fruits Basket) is supervising the scripts. Shin Ogasawara is designing the characters. Izumi Hirose is the color designer, and Yūsuke Takeda and Takamasa Masuki are the art directors. Masato Takahashi is in charge of the 3DCG. Katsuhito Ogawa is the director of photography. Masafumi Mima is the sound director.

Source: Pokémon: Twilight Wings' Twitter account

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