April 1st is the 25th anniversary of the anime “Pokemon”.

News March 21, 2022 (Monday) 12:00

April 1st is the 25th anniversary of the anime “Pokemon”.

Re-appearing Citron (CV: Yuki Kaji)
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It was revealed that the TV anime “Pokemon” series will celebrate its 25th anniversary on April 1st, and will broadcast a double-barreled 1-hour special “VS Four Tenno 1-hour Battle Special” on the same day.

Clemont’s younger sister Eureka (CV: Mariya Ise)
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“VS Four Tenno 1 Hour Battle Special” consists of “Satoshi and Citron! Friendship Special Training !!” and “Hyper Class! VS Four Tenno Dracaena !!” Citron and Eureka, who traveled to the Kalos region with them, will reappear.

“Satoshi and Citron! Friendship Special Training !!” Scene Photo
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“Satoshi and Citron! Friendship Great Training !!” visits Jim Leader Citron and his sister Eureka, who once traveled with Satoshi before the Pokemon World Championships match. Satoshi will give a special training in the battle between Citron and Pokemon, but something has happened to Negiganite, and Wonoragon is interested in such Negiganite.

“Hyper Class! VS Four Tenno Dracaena !!” Scene Photo
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In “Hyper Class! VS Four Tenno Dracaena !!”, Satoshi, who will fight against Karos Four Tenno Dracaena, who is 12th in the Hyper Class at Pokemon World Championships, will challenge the game with the power-up Negiganite and Wonoragon.

In addition, as the TV anime “Pokemon” series celebrates its 25th anniversary from the first broadcast date on April 1, 1997, a special gift campaign will be held in the program to express gratitude to the fans.

“VS Four Tenno 1 Hour Battle Special” will be broadcast from 6:55 pm on April 1st. The comments by Yuki Kaji, who plays the role of Clemont, and Mariya Ise, who plays the role of Eureka, are as follows.

[Yuki Kaji (role of Clemont)]

I’ve heard rumors that characters from other series are appearing one after another, so I was hoping that “Citron will someday!” … I was really happy that this dream came true! Moreover, all the brothers and sisters! I think that the three years I spent at the dubbing site of the TV anime “Pokemon” is an indispensable masterpiece for my life as a voice actor. It was a time when I had a lot of learning and glitter.

In appearing this time, while imagining the life of Citron after the end of the TV anime “Pokemon XY” series … As an actor, I went to dubbing hoping to show myself that I had grown even a little. After all, the Pokemon site was hot and fun!
Regarding the content, I wonder if it is an “analysis” drama that makes you feel like Citron. However, the battle with Satoshi is also prepared perfectly, and you should be able to listen to that decision line “Citronic Gear, On !!” …! Don’t miss the moment when Citron and Eureka’s brothers and sisters meet Satoshi and Pikachu again! I’m absolutely impressed! And hopefully, it will reappear … I hope you can draw an episode with Gou this time! An infinite Pokemon world! There is no doubt that it will get even more exciting!

Of course, all the fans of the “XY” series … I hope that everyone who is interested in “XY” will be able to see their journey from the beginning! It’s the most wonderful story! thank you! !!

[Mariya Ise (role of Eureka)]

I was happy to meet Rika Matsumoto, who played Satoshi, and the people who took care of me during the TV anime “Pokemon XY” series, and above all, I was very happy to be able to play Eureka again.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t record with Kaji-kun, who played the role of Eureka’s older brother, Clemont, but since I spent about three years together at the dubbing site, Kaji-kun naturally came to my mind when I read the script. I heard the voice of. I’m sure it will play like this …? I was able to record while imagining.

If you are watching “Anipoke” for the first time from this time, I hope you like Eureka, who is innocent and loves to take care of Pokemon, and I hope you will also watch the TV anime “Pokemon XY” series. I think it is.

She is a girl who cannot be a Pokemon trainer yet in terms of age. I think that even among those who are watching, children of similar age to Eureka will be able to embrace emotions, and the interaction between Citron and Eureka’s brothers and sisters is also attractive, so by all means, along with this broadcast, “Pocket Monsters” I hope you can see the “XY” series as well!

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Broadcast time Fall 2019 Anime

This week’s broadcast

TV set

March 27 (Sun)
BS 7:00 ~ 7:30 BS TV Tokyo
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[Draft] Satoshi Tajiri, Junichi Masuda, Ken Sugimori [Director] Daiki Tomiyasu [Director] Maki Kodaira [Creative Supervisor] Kunihiko Yuyama [Series Construction] Shoji Yonemura [Character Design] Shuhei Yasuda [Screenplay] Reiko Yoshida, Shoji Yonemura, Deko Akao, Junichi Fujisaki, Michihiro Tsuchiya, Doko Makita, Yuka Miyata, Aya Matsui, Atsuhiro Tomioka, Akemi Ode, etc. [Sound Director] Masafumi Sanma [Music] Yuuki Hayashi [Production] TV Tokyo, MEDIANET, ShoPro Pokemon
Pokemon, shortened to Pokemon. The mysterious and mysterious creature of this star. You can see it in the sky, in the sea, in the forest, in the city, and everywhere in the world. This is the story of “Satoshi”, a boy who aims to be the strongest in Pokemon battle, and “Gou”, a boy who has a dream of getting all Pokemon. With many Pokemon such as Satoshi’s partner “Pikachu” and Gou’s partner “Hibani”, the adventure to the infinite world of Pokemon begins now. Now … with dreams and adventures! To the world of Pokemon! Let’s go!
[OP] After the Rain (Soraru x Mafumafu)
Satoshi: Rica Matsumoto Go: Daiki Yamashita Sakuragi: Yuichi Nakamura Koharu role: Kana Hanazawa
Related Links
[Official site] https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/pocketmonster/