The Extreme Speed
Genosect and the
Awakening of Mewtwo






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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | BW Movie 03

Pocket Monsters Best Wishes
Movie #3
Pikachu Short
BW #2
The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Mewtwo
Pikachu and the Eevee Friends
神速のゲノセクトミュウツー覚醒
(The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Mewtwo)

Pokémon The Movie:  Genesect and the Legend Awakened

ピカチュウとイーブィ☆フレンズ
(Pikachu and its Eevee Friends)

N/A

Poster 1 Poster 2 Poster 3 Poster 4


Main Film Basic Synopsis

The Plasma-Dan have resurrected a pokemon named Genosect from a 300 million year old fossil.  The pokemon reach a place where they think their home is but become dismayed when they see that it's been changed into a rocky mountain ravaged by a blizzard.

"I WANT TO GO HOME."  The five Genosect, in seeking out the same landscape from 300 million years ago, set their sights on New Tork City (ニュートークシティ).  Mewtwo is able to hear the voices of the Genosect.  Mewtwo is a pokemon who was born from the genes of Mew; it, like Genosect, is a pokemon who was created by man.

As their journey continues, Satoshi and his friends have come to New Tork City to visit Pokemon Hills (ポケモンヒルズ), a facility set up to help preserve pokemon.  Satoshi and his friends marvel at this place that allows pokemon to live so peacefully in the middle of such a busy city.

Suddenly, the Genosect arrive!  The Red Genosect bursts onto the scene with amazing speed and fires off an energy ball right at Satoshi and his friends!  "DESTROY ALL ENEMIES..."  Satoshi and his friends end up being saved by none other than the legendary pokemon Mewtwo!  "They are pokemon who shouldn't be in this world...just like me."  While trying to empathize with the pokemon, Mewtwo helps stop the Genosect from attacking the rest of the pokemon in the city.  The pokemon's fierce battle sends shockwaves that ripple throughout the entire city!

When both sides have gone beyond their limits, the greatest speed battle in pokemon history begins!  What is the real power of the awakened Mewtwo?  And how will this fateful clash end up?  Satoshi has vowed to return the Genosect to their home...can Satoshi and Pikachu save the city from its crisis and fulfill their promise to the Genosect!?


Pikachu Short Basic Synopsis

One summer night, Pikachu, Kibago, Yanapp, and Mijumaru meet a Nymphia in a flower garden and are invited to come with it the "Eevee House"
(イーブイハウス) deep in the forest.  When they arrive, they find out that Eevee and its friends - the doting Thunders, the shy Booster, Showers, Eifee, Blacky, Leafia, and Glacia - all live there together.  Additionally, it seems that Nyasu and Sonansu work there as good looking housekeepers!?

An exciting sleepover is about to begin!


Promotions for the Movie

A TV Special known as Mewtwo - The Prologue to Its Awakening will air on July 11th, 2013.  As the title implies, the story takes place before Satoshi and his friends meet the Mewtwo who visits New Tork City.

Mewtwo - The Prologue to Its Awakening

You can find out more about the TV Special here.

A "Riddle Solving Event" known as "Save the Amusement Park from the Extreme Speed Genosect" was held in Yomiuri Land from July 13th to September 1st, 2013.  The attraction asked players to solve riddles and eventually team up with Mewtwo in order to save the amusement park from the Red Genosect.

Save the Amusement Park from the Extreme Speed Genosect

You can find out more about the attraction here.

Notes

A teaser for the movie was shown at the end of Kyurem vs. The Sacred Swordsman Keldeo showing Genosect flying around and shooting off its cannon.

According to director Yuyama Kunihiko, the location of this year's movie is based on New York City.  He states that he wanted to have a location that personified the modern age to offer a nice contrast between it and this pokemon that comes from 300 million years ago.  A park in the middle of the city called "Pokemon Hills" (ポケモンヒルズ) - which includes fields, forests, waterfalls, and wild pokemon - is based on Central Park.

Release/General Information

Japanese Premiere Date July 13th, 2013
Japanese Availability N/A
American Premiere Date October 19th, 2013
American Availability N/A
Opening Theme
("The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Mewtwo")
夏 めく坂道
(Summerly Slope)
Performed by Daisuke
Closing Theme
("The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Mewtwo")
笑顔
(Smile)
Performed by Ikimono Gakari
Ending Theme
("Pikachu and the Eevee Friends")
手 をつなごう
(Let's Join Hands)
Performed by Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku
 
Main Staff
 
Original Story Tajiri Satoshi (田尻智)
Supervisors
Ishihara Tsunekazu (石原恒和)
Kubo Masakazu (久保雅一)
Animation Director
Kotabe Youichi (小田部羊一)
Executive Producers
Asai Mitomu (浅井認)
Fukunaga Susumu (福永 晋)
Director
Yuyama Kunihiko (湯山邦彦)
Producers
Mori Takemoto (盛 武源)
Odawara Akiko (小田原明子)
Okamoto Junya (岡本順哉)
Miyahara Toshio (宮原俊雄)
Screenplay
("The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Mewtwo")
Sonoda Hideki (園田英樹)
Screenplay
("Pikachu and the Eevee Friends")
Matsui Aya (松井亜弥)
Animation Producer
Kanda Shuukichi (神田修吉)
Character Design
Ichiishi Sayuri (一石小百合)
Matsubara Norihiro (松原徳弘)
Yamada Toshiya (山田俊也)
General Animation Directors
("The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Mewtwo")
Mouri Kazuaki (毛利和昭)
Satou Kazumi (佐藤和巳)
General Animation Director
("Pikachu and the Eevee Friends")
Ichiishi Sayuri (一石小百合)
Sound Director
Mima Masafumi (三間雅文)
Music
Miyazaki Shinji (宮崎慎二)
Production
Pikachu Project (ピカチュウプロジェクト)
Distribution
Toho (東宝)

For a detailed list of the entire staff of the film, click here.

Principal Cast
"The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Mewtwo"

Voice Cast
Satoshi Rika Matsumoto
松本梨香
Sarah Natochenny
Pikachu Ohtani Ikue
大谷育江
Ohtani Ikue
Iris
Yuuki Aoi
悠木 碧
Eileen Stevens
Kibago
Tsuda Minami
津田美波
Kayzie Rogers
Dent Miyano Mamoru
宮野真守
Jason Griffith

Musashi
Hayashibara Megumi
林原めぐみ
Michelle Knotz
Kojirou
Miki Shin'ichirou
三木眞一郎
Billy Beach
Nyasu
Inuyama Inuko
犬山イヌコ
Billy Beach
Sonansu 1
Ueda Yuuji
うえだゆうじ
Kayzie Rogers

Water Genosect
Morohoshi Sumire
諸星すみれ
???
Ice Genosect
Watanabe Akeno
渡辺明乃
???
Flame Genosect
Furushima Kiyotaka
古島清孝
???
Thunder Genosect
Satou Kensuke
佐藤健輔
???

Joi
Fujimura Chika
藤村知可
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
Mijumaru
Fukuen Misato
福圓美里
Lisa Ortiz
Charbu
Mizuta Wasabi
水田わさび
Marc Thompson
Emonga
Kanai Mika
かないみか
Kanai Mika
Yamirami
Sanpei Yuuko
三瓶由布子
???
Ordile
Mogami Tsuguo
最上嗣生
???

Narration Ishizuka Unshou
石塚運昇
Rodger Parsons

1The Rocket-Dan's Sonansu is listed in the end credits to the movie even though it doesn't actually appear in the film.  This mistake remains in the DVD / Blu-ray release.

Special Guest Voices
Mewtwo
Takashima Reiko
高島礼子
???

Red Genosect
Yamadera Kou'ichi
山寺宏一
???
Eric
Yoshimura Takashi (吉村崇) from the comedy duo "Heisei Nobushi Kobushi" (平成ノブシコブシ)
???
Ishitsubute
Tokui Kenta (徳井健太) from the comedy duo "Heisei Nobushi Kobushi" (平成ノブシコブシ) ???

Eevee
Yoshioka Kiyoe (吉岡聖恵) from the music group "Ikimono Gakari" (いきものがかり)
???


Principal Cast
"Pikachu and Its Eevee Friends"

Voice Cast
Pikachu Ohtani Ikue
大谷育江
Ohtani Ikue
Mijumaru Fukuen Misato
福圓美里
Lisa Ortiz
Kibago
Tsuda Minami
津田美波

Kayzie Rogers
Yanapp
Fujimura Chika
藤村知可
Eli James

Nyasu Inuyama Inuko
犬山イヌコ
Billy Beach
Sonansu Ueda Yuuji
うえだゆうじ
Kayzie Rogers

Eevee
Ise Mariya
伊瀬茉莉也
???
Thunders Hayashibara Megumi
林原めぐみ
???
Eifee
Inoue Kikuko
井上喜久子
???
Blackee
Satou Chie
佐藤智恵
???
Glacia
Watanabe Akeno
渡辺明乃
???
Showers Furushima Kiyotaka
古島清孝
???
Booster Yuuki Aoi
悠木 碧
???
Gothilselle
Paku Romi
朴 璐美
???

Nymphia
Nakagawa Shouko
中川翔子
???

Special Guest Voices
Narration Maeda Atsuko
前田敦子
???



Distributions

A number of pokemon were made available for audience members'
Pocket Monsters Black, Pocket Monsters White, Pocket Monsters Black 2, or Pocket Monsters White 2 games as part of the movie's promotion.

Distribution

You can find out more about the various giveaways here.


Japanese Box Office Performance

Gross-to-date:  2,872,239,200 yen (as of August 27th, 2013)

The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Mewtwo opened in second place at the box office.  It was shown in 345 screens nationwide and made
486,293,500 yen over Saturday and Sunday.  Cinema Today breaks down the audience attendance by saying that 62% of the audience was male and 38% were female, adding that 37% of that overall audience were elementary school kids, 28.2% were those over 30, and 17.6% were people in their 20s.  The site estimates that a lot of those older audience members were parents chaperoning their kids. The film was beaten at the box office by Monsters University, now in its second week.  Rounding out the top three is the Japanese film Galileo [sic] Project.

In its second week, The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Mewtwo dropped to third place after Studio Ghibli's The Wind Has Risen and Monsters University.  Studio Ghibli's newest film, by the way, made 960,885,850 yen in just two days, which is almost as much as this year's Pocket Monsters movie has been able to make in two weeks.  The Genosect movie has earned 1,007,267,050 yen since it debuted, putting it just past the one billion yen mark.

The top three in the Japanese box office remained the same for The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Mewtwo's third week.  The movie has earned 1,462,090,650 yen since its debut.

This year's Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! movie fell to sixth place at the end of its fourth week in theaters.  The movie has earned 1,881,870,350 yen since its debut.  The rest of the Top Five in Japan this week were The Wind Has Risen, Solving Riddles Comes After Dinner - The Movie, Monsters University, The Lone Ranger, and Kamen Rider Wizard In Magic Land - The Movie.  Two of the newcomers for this week feature Sakurai Shou (Solving Riddles Comes After Dinner - The Movie) and Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger), two stars that typically do very well in Japan.

In week five The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Mewtwo fell down to ninth place.  The other eight films were The Wind Has Risen, World War Z (which is only just now making its way to Japan), Monsters University, Solving Riddles Comes After Dinner - The Movie, The Lone Ranger, Pacific Rim (ditto),  Shounen H, and Kamen Rider Wizard in Magic Land - The Movie.  This year's Pocket Monsters movie has made 2,232,853,200 yen so far.

The movie remained in ninth place during its sixth week in theaters and has made 2,657,229,300 yen since its release.  The rest of the Top Ten is The Wind Has Risen, Monsters University, Solving Riddles Comes After Dinner - The Movie, War World Z, White House Down, Shounen H, Lone Ranger, and Pacific Rim.

The film spent Week Seven in tenth place and has earned 2,872,239,200 yen since its release.  The rest of the Top Ten are The Wind Has Risen, Monsters University, Star Trek Into Darkness, Solving Riddles Comes After Dinner - The Movie, White House Down, Gatchaman, World War Z, Shounen H, and Lone Ranger.

The movie fell off of the Top Ten in its eighth week in theaters.

Sources
Cinema Today



The Manga Adaptation

The manga adaptation of The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Mewtwo was printed in the May, June, and July 2013 issues of CoroCoro Comics.

The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Myuutwo


The manga was being drawn by
Inoue Momota (井上桃太).  More information about this adapation can be found in the Manga Guide.


Soundtracks

The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Myuutwo

A total of seven CDs were released specifically for this movie.

View detailed information about each CD release here.


Further Information

Comparison between the Japanese version and the English dub
(BW Movie 03)
Soundtrack Information
Character Bios - Humans
Character Bios - Pokemon
("The Extreme Speed Genosect and the Awakening of Mewtwo")
Messages from the Cast Printed in the Movie's Official Pamplet
Character Bios - Pokemon
("Pikachu and its Eevee Friends")
Directors' Comments
Wikipedia entry
Bulbapedia entry
Official Site (Japanese)
Official Site (American)

 

 

 

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