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The Movie
"I Choose You!"






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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!"

Pocket Monsters Movie 20
 
Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!"
劇場版ポケットモンスターキミにきめた!
(Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!")

-English Dub Title TBA-

Teaser Poster
Main Film Basic Synopsis

Synopsis Two (released April 8th, 2017)
This is to all the Pokemon fans out there
This is the story of the first meeting and of the promise between those two.
The birth of the 20th anniversary movie starts here!

Pocket Monsters, or "Pokemon" for short.
These mysterious creatures hold many mysteries.

There are still a lot of things we don't know about how they live.

Even today, Pokemon Trainers continue traveling around, hoping to meet pokemon they've never seen before...

Satoshi, a boy who lives in Masara Town, is heading toward the morning of his 10th birthday which means he will be eligible to qualify to become a Pokemon Trainer. With his chest filled with the strong desire to see never-before-seen pokemon in a never-before-seen world, Satoshi was supposed to be able to receive a partner pokemon from Dr. Orchid's laboratory. But because he overslept, the only pokemon left for him was a Pikachu who isn't used to humans.

"Do you hate me? Well, I like you!" As the two butt heads, their friendship deepens, little by little. And on the day they set out on their journey, they look up at the legendary pokemon flying overhead, Houou, and make an oath on the rainbow-colored feather Satoshi held in his hand:
"One day, the two of us will go out and meet it together."

And so that's how, in order to become the world's number one Pokemon Master, Satoshi and Pikachu begin their journey. Along the way they meet other Trainers named Makoto and Souji and hear legends about Houou. "Those who follow the path set out by the rainbow-colored feather to meet Houou will become the Rainbow Hero." Satoshi and the others are pointed to the place where Houou lives, Mt. Tensei, by a mysterious pokemon named Marshadow who had been following Satoshi without anyone noticing. However, a strong opponent appears before them! Will Satoshi and Pikachu be able to reach Houou? The adventure to become true partners in order to fulfill the oath they made to each other the day they set out is about to begin!

Synopsis One (released March 2nd, 2017)

Do you know how those two first met?

Even now, Satoshi and Pikachu are the best of partners. But their first meeting was actually the worst!

A bumbling Satoshi who wants to become friends with a Pikachu who won't listen to a word he says...can the two of them become real, honest-to-goodness partners?

On the day they set out from Masara Town, the two of them looked up at the Houou flying above them and made a vow:
"One day, the two of us will go out and meet it together."

Guided by a shining rainbow-colored feather, Satoshi and Pikachu's adventure is about to begin!


Characters

The cast of humans / pokemon for this movie are as follows:










For cast bios and comments from the characters' voice actors click here.

Promotions for the Movie

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Behind the Scenes

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Notes

The film was first announced on the December 15th, 2016 episode of Oha Suta.

Release/General Information

Japanese Premiere Date July 15th, 2017
American Premiere Date TBA
Runtime
TBA
Theme Song
Mezase Pokemon Master  - 20th Anniversary -

Home Releases

TBA

View detailed information about each home release here.

Main Staff
Main Feature

Ending Credits
Original Story
原案
Satoshi Tajiri (田尻)
Screenplay
脚本
Shouji Yonemura (米村正二)
Music
音楽
Shinji Miyazaki (宮崎慎二)
Production
制作
Pikachu Project (ピカチュウプロジェクト)
Distribution
配給
Toho (東宝)
Director
監督
Yuyama Kunihiko (湯山邦彦)

Principal Cast
Main Feature

Voice Cast
Satoshi Rika Matsumoto
松本梨香
Sarah Natochenny
Pikachu Ikue Ohtani
大谷育江
Ikue Ohtani
Musashi
Megumi Hayashibara
林原めぐみ
Michelle Knotz
Kojirou
Shinichirou Miki
三木眞一郎
Billy Beach
Nyarth
Inuko Inuyama
犬山イヌコ
Billy Beach

Narration
Unshou Ishizuka
石塚運昇
Rodger Parsons


Special Guest Voices
Souji Kanata Hongo
本郷奏多
TBA
Makoto
Shiori Satou
佐藤栞里
TBA
Bonjii
Arata Furuta
古田新太
TBA
Joy
Shouko Nakagawa
中川翔子
TBA
Marshadow
Kouichi Yamadera
山寺宏一
TBA


Pre-Order Bonus

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Japanese Box Office Performance

Gross-to-date:  Coming July 2017!
Number of Days in Theaters:  TBA


Week
Rank
Box Office (yen)
Competition
Comments
One
July 15th - 17th
TBA
TBA
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be hitting Japan the weekend before the new Pocket Monsters movie comes out. The Japanese release of Saban's Power Rangers is set to arrive the same weekend as I Choose You!
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Sources
  Cinema Today | Eiga.com | Pokepale | Box Office Mojo


The Manga Adaptation

A one-chapter manga adaptation of the movie ran in the May 2017 issue of CoroCoro Comics.

Manga adaptation

You can read more about the manga adaptation here.

Soundtracks

Coming Soon!
Further Information
 
Comparison
Director Yuyama Kunihiko's Comments
Character Bios - Humans
Character Bios - Pokemon
Tidbits from the Movie's Pamphlet Official Site (Japanese)

 

 

 

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