Dialga vs. Palkia vs.
Darkrai






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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | DP Movie 01

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl
Movie #1

ディ アルガVSパルキアVSダークライ
("Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai")

-American Title Unavailable-

  Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai
Click on the left poster to view the full-sized version.
Additional posters for the movie can be seen here and  here.

Main Film Basic Synopsis

Satoshi and his friends head to Álamos Town to participate in its Pokemon Contest.  While there, they meet a beautiful girl named Alice who shows them the various landmarks in the town, including the Space-Time Tower (時空の塔) and a beautiful garden with flowing water and rich greenery.  While in the garden, our heroes are approached by a baron named Alberto who believes that the garden has been ruined by the work of the phantom pokemon Darkrai. 

Suddenly, the pokemon Darkrai appears!  At the same time, a rift in time and space appears and reveals a colossal battle between the legendary pokemon, Dialga and Palkia!  As the battle rages on, the town is enveloped in a fog and begins to disintegrate.  Tonio, a scientist in Álamos Town, determines that the damage is being caused by Palkia's attempt to cross over into their dimension.  As our heroes try to figure out what to do, Darkrai does its best to quell the anger of the pokemon who are revered as gods.

Who will emerge as the victor of the battle?  Can Satoshi and his friends stop the fight before it destroys Álamos Town?  What role will a song that's been passed down in Alice's family for generations play in the battle?

Notes

For this year's feature, director Yuyama Kunihiko, screenwriter Hideki Sonoda, and composer Shinji Miyazaki traveled to Spain for inspiration for the film's setting.  The director and his staff went to Barcelona in September 2006 to take pictures for the movie's setting and based some of the locations in the movie (i.e. the Space-Time Tower) on real-life loacations (La Sagrada Família, a large Roman-Catholic basilica).


The tagline for this movie is 「神と呼ばれたポケモンたちのバトル。今、新た なる物語が始まる」 (A battle between the pokemon who are called Gods...now, a brand new story begins!)

Release/General Information

Japanese Premiere Date July 14, 2007
Japanese Availability DVD - December 21st, 2007
Domestic Premiere Date N/A
Domestic Availability N/A
Opening Theme
Together 2007
Performed by Akiyoshi Fumie
Closing Theme Be With You ~いつもそばに~
(
I Will Be With You ~Where the Lost Ones Go~)
Performed by Sarah Brightman and Chris Thompson

2007 Theatrical Edition Illustration Contest Theme 夏でSUKA?
(Is it Summer?)
Performed by Grin
 
Main Staff
 
Original Story Tajiri Satoshi 
Production Company Shogakukan Production 
Animation Production Company OLM
Supervisor
Ishihara Tsunekazu
Animation Supervisor
Kotabe Youichi
Executive Producer
Kubo Masakazu, Itou Kenjirou
Director Yuyama Kunihiko
Screenplay Writer
Sonoda Hideki
Storyboard
Yuyama Kunihiko
Character Design
Mouri Kazuaki, Yamada Toshiya
Music Producer
Mima Masafumi
Music
Miyazaki Shinji

Principal Cast

Since the English-language version of the movie has not yet been released, all information regarding the American voice actors are merely assumptions.

Satoshi Rika Matsumoto Sarah Natochenny
Pikachu Ohtani Ikue Ohtani Ikue
Hikari Toyoguchi Megumi ???
Takeshi Ueda Yuuji Bill Rogers
Musashi Hayashibara Megumi Michelle Knotz
Kojirou Miki Shin'ichirou Billy Beach
Nyasu Inuyama Inuko Billy Beach
Dialga
???
???
Palkia
???
???
Darkrai
Ishizaka Kouji Ishizaka Kouji
Alice
Katou Rosa
???
Alice (young)
Noto Mamiko
???
Tonio
Yamamoto Kouji ???
Baron Alberto
Yamadera Kouichi ???
Dai
Akiyama Ryuuji (Robert)
???
Katsumi
Yamamoto Hiroshi (Robert)
???
Maki
Nakagawa Shouko
???
Alicia
Suzuka Chiharu
???
Gaudí
Miyake Kenta
???
Eldery Shopkeeper
Miura Hirokazu
???
Trainer
Souma Yukito
???
Trainer
Nakanishi Hideki
???
Joi Inoue Kikuko ???
Satoshi's Naetle
Miki Shin'ichirou ???
Satoshi's Aipom
Itou Miyako
Itou Miyako
Satoshi's Mukubird
Furushima Kiyotaka
???
Hikari's Potchama
Kozakura Etsuko
???
Hikari's Mimirol
Kawakami Tomoko
???
Hikari's Pachirisu
Nishimura Chinami
Nishimura Chinami
Hikari's Buoysel
Furushima Kiyotaka Furushima Kiyotaka
Takeshi's Gureggru
Konishi Katsuyuki
???
Takeshi's Usokki
Sakaguchi Daisuke
???
Takeshi's Pinpuku
Itou Miyako ???
Alice's Hikozaru
??? ???
Alberto's Berobelt
??? ???
Dai's Empärt ??? ???
Katsumi's Dodaitoise Baba Hiroyuki (Robert)
???
Maki's Goukazaru
??? ???
Luxio
Satou Chie
???
Doumirror
Nishina Youhei
???
Pelipper
Densaka Tsutomu
???
Donkarasu
Ousaka Chikara
???
Marilli
Zakouji Chiyuki
???
Marill
Sasaki Hinako
???
Ruriri
Teratani Mika
???
Kolink
Uetake Kana
???
Kimawari
Nakatsuka Rei
???
Upah
Nishi Yuuko
Nishi Yuuko
Narration Ishizuka Unshou
???

Japanese Box Office Performance

Gross-to-date:  $42,238,454

July 14-15, 2007 - first
1)  Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl - Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai ($6,401,318)
2)  Saiyuki (Monkey Magic) ($4,280,829)
3)  Live Free or Die Hard ($2,433,923)


July 21-22, 2007 - second

1)  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ($16,952,890)
2)  Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl - Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai ($3,183,478)
3)  Saiyuki (Monkey Magic) ($2,585,096)

July 28-29, 2007 - third
1)  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ($5,656,288)
2)  Ratatouille ($4,124,359)
3)  Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl - Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai ($2,256,717)

August 04-05, 2007 - sixth
August 11-12, 2007 - fifth
August 18-19, 2007 - sixth
August 25-26, 2007 - eighth
September 01-02 - tenth
September 08-09 - eleventh

Source - Box Office Mojo


Further Information

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