Pokémon Journeys TV Anime Casts Marina Inoue as Sonia
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The ongoing television anime Pokémon Journeys: The Series has cast Marina Inoue as the young Pokémon researcher Sonia. The character will appear in the episode airing on July 5.
Sonia appeared in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing games as a young researcher specializing in the legends of the Galar region. She visits a stadium to investigate a well-known artifact in Galar. Meanwhile, Ash (Satoshi) and Goh are also in Galar again to watch the battle of the elite Masters Eight in the World Coronation Series — specifically the reigning champion Leon (Dande, voiced by Daisuke Ono) and Charizard versus the challenger Raihan (Kibana, voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki) and Duraludon. The games' Pokémon Farfetch'd will also appear in the next episode.
Sonia previously appeared in the Pokémon: Twilight Wings net anime, but Lynn voiced the characer in that version.
Pokémon Journeys: The Series premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on November 17, two days after the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games shipped worldwide. The first 12 episodes of the anime debuted in the United States on Netflix on June 12, and the service will add new episodes quarterly. The anime also premiered on the Canadian television channel Teletoon on May 9, and it will then debut on Télétoon in French later this year.
Pokémon Journeys: The Series had delayed airing new episodes since April due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but has since resumed airing new episodes on June 7. Pokémon: Twilight Wings (Hakumei no Tsubasa) also delayed its fifth episode from May to June 5 due to the effects of COVID-19 on the show's production. Gekijōban Pocket Monster Koko, the 23rd anime film in the franchise, has been delayed from its planned July 10 opening to this winter due to the spread of COVID-19.
Source: Comic Natalie