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Kotono Mitsuishi Joins Cast of Pokémon Horizons Anime as Katy

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime previews creditless opening, ending sequences for new arc

The official X/Twitter account for the Pokémon anime franchise announced on Friday that Kotono Mitsuishi will play Kaede (Katy in English) in the Pokémon Horizons: The Series anime, starting with the next episode on April 19. Katy is the Gym Leader of Cercle Town (Cortondo in English).

The official YouTube channel for the franchise posted a preview for the next episode that previews the character. The YouTube channel also posted creditless versions of the anime's new opening and ending videos.



Image via Pokémon anime's Twitter account
The new "Terastal Debut" arc for the anime debuted on Friday. K-Pop group IVE is performing the new opening theme song "Will," and 9Lana is performing the ending theme song "Let Me Battle." Giga and Teddyloid are producing the ending theme.

Other new cast for the arc includes:

The anime premiered in Japan in April 2023 with a one-hour first-episode special. The show airs on Fridays at 6:55 p.m. JST. The anime started its second arc, "Terapagos no Kagayaki" (The Brilliance of Terapagos), with its 29th episode on October 27 in Japan.

The Pokémon Company had originally announced that the anime would debut on Netflix in the U.S. on February 23, but the series debuted instead on March 7.

The anime follows completely new dual protagonists, who are named Liko and Roy. The anime features Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly from the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, and also features the Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza in its Shiny form. The anime also features the new characters Friede and Captain Pikachu, who are a Pokémon professor and Pokémon partner duo who battle alongside Liko and Roy.

Saori Den (Mirage Queen Prefers Circus) is directing the anime, and Daiki Tomiyasu (Pokémon Sun & Moon, Pocket Monster Mezase Pokémon Master) is serving as creative director. Dai Satō (Eureka Seven, Wolf's Rain, Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop) is overseeing the series scripts. Tetsuo Yajima is the action director, Rei Yamazaki is the character designer, and Kyōko Itō is the sub-character designer. Masafumi Mima is the sound director and Conisch is composing the music.

Sources: Pokémon anime's X/Twitter account, Gamer

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