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Detective Pikachu






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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Hollywood Live Action Movie 01

Detective Pikachu

名探偵ピカチュウ

(Detective Pikachu)

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

First Poster
Second Poster

Release/General Information

Japanese Premiere Date May 3rd, 2019
American Premiere Date May 10th, 2019
Runtime
100 minutes
Ending Theme
Carry On
Performed by Rita Ora

Electricity
Performed by Honest Boyz® featuring Lil Uzi Vert


Spoiler-Free Synopsis

Tim (Justice Smith), who used to love pokemon when he was a boy, has been avoiding both his father Harry and pokemon ever since the former didn't come home while working on a case having to do with the latter. Years later the now adult Tim receives a phone call from Harry's former partner Lieutenant Yoshida (Ken Watanabe): "I'm sorry but your father was in an accident...he didn't make it." With his head still swirling with emotions Tim heads to Ryme City, a place where humans and pokemon live side by side. As he's in his father's apartment to clear out his belongings Tim has his first encounter with Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds), a pokemon who can speak human language that only he can hear. Detective Pikachu tells Tim that he was Harry's partner and that he lost his memory due to the accident but that he is sure of one thing: "Harry's still alive." Why did Harry vanish? What is the mystery of the incident that took place in Ryme City? A new duo is about to tackle this great mystery head on!

Review

Check out my review of the film here!

Review


Characters

Pikachu
Tim
Lucy
Harry
Yoshida

Home Video Releases

Coming late 2019!


Soundtracks

In Japan, various singles and albums have been released for Pokémon Detective Pikachu on digital platforms such as iTunes.

Soundtracks

You can find a more detailed breakdown of each release here.

Pre-Order Bonus

A number of physical items are being made available to those who order pre-order tickets from select locations.

Pre-Order Bonuses

You can find out more about the various giveaways here.

Promotions for the Movie

Japanese Trailers
Special Events
See a detailed breakdown of the different theatrical trailers here. Special events will be held in April 2019 to commemorate the completion of the film.
Special Stage Event | Pre-Release Screening


Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes
See a collection of all the public comments made by the film's Japanese staff here!

Notes

Japan will be the first country in the world to release the film despite the fact that it was produced in America. While rare, this isn't completely unheard of; the two Andrew Garfield The Amazing Spider-Man films came out in Japan a few days before their American releases, for example.

In the Nintendo 3DS game on which this movie is based, Detective Pikachu ~ Birth of a New Duo ~, Pikachu's voice is provided by Toru Okawa (大川 透), Tim's by Yuuma Uchida (内田雄馬), and Mewtwo's by Toru Furuya (古谷 徹). All three characters were recast for the Japanese dub of the film.

Main Staff

Credits
Directed by
監督
Rob Letterman
Screenplay by
脚本
Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit
Rob Letterman
Derek Connolly
Story by
提案
Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit
Nicole Perlman
Based on the "DETECTIVE PIKACHU" Video Game Developed by
Creatures, Inc.
Director of Photography
撮影
John Mathieson, BSC
Production Designer
プロダクション・デザイン
Nigel Phelps
Film Editors
編集

Mark Sanger、ACE
James Thomas
Costume Designer
衣装
Suzie Harman
Music by
音楽
Henry Jackman
Casting by
キャスティング
Sarah Halley Finn, CSA

Distribution (in Japan)
配給
Toho (東宝)

Principal Cast

Cast
Detective Pikachu
Hidetoshi Nishijima
西島秀俊
Ryan Reynolds
Tim Goodman
Ryoma Takeuchi
竹内涼真
Justice Smith
Lucy Stevens
Marie Iitoya
飯豊まりえ
Kathryn Newton
Ms. Norman N/A Suki Waterhouse
Sebastian Kenta Miyake
三宅健太
Omar Chaparro
Roger Clifford Shin-ichiro Miki
三木眞一郎
Chris Geere

Lieutenant Hide Yoshida Ken Watanabe
渡辺謙
Ken Watanabe
Howard Clifford Hiroshi Naka
中 博史
Bill Nighy

Jack Yuuki Kaji
梶 裕貴 
Karan Soni
Tim Goodman
(12 years old)
TBA Max Fincham
Dr. Ann Laurent
Megumi Hayashibara
林原めぐみ
Rita Ora
Tim's Grandmother
Inuko Inuyama
犬山イヌコ
Rosette Simon
DJ
Kaito Ishikawa
石川界人
Diplo

Pokémon Trainer
N/A
Ryoma Takeuchi

Pokemon Voices (in order of appearance)
Mewtwo Kouichi Yamadera
山寺宏一
Kotaro Watanabe
Sayaka Kinoshita
木下紗華
Rina Hoshino
Charmander Shin-ichiro Miki
三木眞一郎
TBA
Psyduck Rikako Aikawa
愛河里花子
TBA
Treecko Yuji Ueda
うえだゆうじ
TBA
Detective Pikachu
(Pokemon Language)
Ikue Otani
大谷育江
Ikue Otani
Jigglypuff Mika Kanai
かないみか
Rachel Lillis
Ditto Wakana Kingyo
金魚わかな
TBA
Eevee Wakana Kingyo
金魚わかな
TBA
Bulbasaur Megumi Hayashibara
林原めぐみ
TBA

Additional Voices (Japanese Dub)
Yuji Ueda
うえだゆうじ
Risa Shimizu
清水理沙
Motoki Sakuma
佐久間元輝
Kosuke Takaguchi
高口公介
Mirei Kumagai
熊谷海麗
Saki Endou
遠藤沙季
Yasuhiko
ヤスヒロ
Jun Miyamoto
宮本淳
Ryota Iwasaki
岩崎諒太

※The overwhelming majority of the Japanese cast information comes from this post on the movie's official website.
Additional information was provided in a tweet made by the dub's voice director Masafumi Mima.


Japanese Box Office Performance

Gross-to-date:  1.4 billion yen
Number of Days in Theaters:  TBA

Rank Source
Earnings
Viewer-
ship
Competition
Week One (May 3rd - 5th, 2019)
3
Eiga.
com
457 million
(5/4 - 5/5)
317,000 The first Hollywood live action Pokémon movie debuted at Number 3 in the Japanese box office. First place went to Detective Conan "The Fist of Blue Sapphire" and second place went to Avengers: Endgame.
948 million (5/3 - 5/6)
676,000
(5/3 - 5/6)
Week Two (May 11th - 12th, 2019)
1 Eiga.
com
312 million 209,000 The two detective films swapped places as Pokémon Detective Pikachu climbed to Number 1 and Detective Conan "The First of Blue Sapphire" dropped to Number 3.
Week Three (May 18th - 19th, 2019)
TBA TBA TBA TBA
Week Four (May 25th - 26th, 2019)
TBA TBA TBA TBA
Week Five (June 1st - 2nd, 2019)
TBA TBA TBA TBA

Week Six (June 8th - 9th, 2019)
TBA TBA TBA TBA
Week Seven (June 15th - 16th, 2019)
TBA TBA TBA TBA
Week Eight (June 22nd - 23rd, 2019)
TBA TBA TBA TBA
Week Nine (June 29th - 30th, 2019)
TBA TBA TBA TBA

Sources
Cinema Today | Eiga.com | Pokepale | Box Office Mojo

Publications

Coming Soon!
Further Information
 
Comparison
Director's Comments
Tidbits from the Movie's Pamphlet Official Site (Japanese)

 

 

 

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