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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | Pocket Monsters The Movie 2018

This page collects public comments made by the creators of this film.

December 11th, 2017:  The movie is announced

When the existence of the movie was made public members of the creative team took to Twitter to comment on the upcoming film.

The film's director, Tetsuo Yajima (矢嶋哲生), expressed his thoughts about taking the director's seat. Up until this film the directors of the Pocket Monsters films had always been Kunihiko Yuyama (湯山邦彦).

Tetsuo Yajima

I'm going to be allowed to be the director of 2018's Pocket Monsters movie. I'd like to take the baton passed on to me from Mr. Yuyama in my hand and help Satoshi, Pikachu, and everyone else on this journey. What incredible things will happen, and where? Please look forward to it.

2018年の劇場版ポケットモンスターの監督をさせて頂きます。 湯山さんから受け取ったバトンを手に、サトシとピカチュウ、そしてみんなの旅のお手伝いをしていきたいと思います。 どんな場所でどんなステキな事が起こるのか。 楽しみにしてて下さい。

The movie's character designer, Shizue Kaneko (金子志津枝), also made a post shortly after the movie's first teaser trailer came out:

Shizue Kaneko

In the end I'm awake now thanks to my job. That's because I'm going to be allowed to do character design work for the Pokemon movie coming out next year. Even though I'm new to the team I hope we'll all work hard together.

結局仕事で起きてたよ💦💦 という訳で来年公開の 映画ポケモンのキャラデザなどやらせて頂くことになりました。新参者ですが、宜しくお願いします😺😹😺(〃・д・) -д-))ペコリン

The amazing pioneers who've been creating Pokemon up until now have been giving me guidance and even though there's been a lot of trial and error so far I think we've been able to draw a movie filled with life and energy. I didn't have much time but here's a quick doodle I did anyway. Satoshi-kun, best regards.

今までポケモンの歴史を作ってきた凄い先達様達の道筋もありますし、色々試行錯誤して考えながらですが、映画で生き生き描けたらと思います。時間なくてサ サッとしたラクガキですが、宜しくお願いします💦サトシくん、よろしくね。🐱🐱

Jumping Pikachu! I'm doing my best to fill my drawings with some kind of life and energy! There really is a lot to Pokemon.

飛びつくピカチュウ! ナントカ生き生き描けるようにがんばります😺😺ポケモン奥が深いです😺

More posts will be added as promotion for the movie continues.




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