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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.

When Japanese audiences were surveyed about their reasons for seeing the movie on its opening weekend, 56.2% said it was because "I like the TV series"; 52.9% because "I like the games"; 17.6% said "Because it shows how Satoshi and Pikachu met"; and 11.8% said "Because it tells the story of the first episode."

Release/General Information

Japanese Premiere Date July 15th, 2017
American Premiere Date TBA
Runtime
TBA
Opening Theme
Mezase Pokemon Master  - 20th Anniversary -
めざせポケモンマスター -20th Anniversary-
Performed by Rika Matsumoto
Ending Theme
Oracion Theme ~ Let's Walk Together ~
オラシオンのテーマ ~共に歩こう~
Performed by Asuka Hayashi

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)
Executive Producer
エグゼクティブプロデューサー
Junya Okamoto (岡本順哉)
Toshio Miyahara (宮原俊雄)
Producer
プロデューサー
Satoshi Shimodaira (下平聡士)
Susumu
Matsuyama (松山 進)
Atsushi Chiku (知久 敦)
Katakami Hidenaga (片上秀長)
Animation Producer
アニメショーンプロデューサー
Hiroyuki Katou (加 藤浩幸)
Animation Coordinator
アニメーションコーディネーター
(折 方崇志)
Chouji Yoshikawa (吉川兆二)
Assistant Producers
アシスタントプロデューサー
(坂 本鼓太郎)
(海野千春)
(大日向俊)
(舘 愛美)
(石本順也)
Desk
デスク
(村 上真麻)
(宮下瑞穂)
(波多邊万里子)
Assistant Director
副監督
Tetsuo Yajima (矢 嶋哲生)
Screenplay
脚本
Shouji Yonemura (米村正二)
Partial Screenplay
一部脚本
Takeshi Shudou (首 藤剛志)
Storyboard
絵コンテ
Kunihiko Yuyama (湯 山邦彦)
Tetsuo Yajima (矢嶋哲生)

Kohtaroh
Tamura (タムラコータロー)
Naohito Takahashi (高橋ナオヒト)
Kouji Fukazawa (深沢幸司)
Hiroaki Yoshikawa (吉川博明)
Kiyotaka Matsuda (松田 清)
Animation Director
演出
Masakatsu Iijima (飯島正勝)
Masatoshi Hakata (博多正寿)
(大和田淳)
Yuki Inaba (稲葉友紀)
Hiroaki Yoshikawa (吉川博明)
Kiyotaka Matsuda (松田 清)
(鳥井聖美)
Naohito Takahashi (高橋ナオヒト)
Jouji Shimura (志村錠児)

Original Character Design
キャラクター原案
Ken Sugimori (杉 森 健)
Shigeki Morimoto (森本茂樹)
Hironobu Yoshida (吉田宏信)

Motofumi Fujiwara (藤原基史)
Atsuko Nishida (にしだあつこ)
Muneo Saitou (斉藤むねお)
Kanako Eo (江尾可奈子)
Yuusuke Ohmura (大村祐介)

GAME FREAK, Inc.

Character Draft
キャラクター設定
Kenji Matsushima (松島賢二)
Kouji Nishino (西野弘二)
Toshinobu Matsumiya (松宮稔展)

Cooperation
松宮稔展
GAME FREAK inc.
The Pokémon Company
Character Design
キャラクターデザイン
Sayuri Ichi'ishi (一石小百合)
Norihiro Matsubara (松原徳弘)
Property Design
プロパティデザイン
Barnstorm Design Labo (バーンストーム・デザインラボ)
Toshinari Tanaka (田中俊成)
Chief Animation Director
総作画監督
Sayuri Ichi'ishi (一石小百合)
Yasushi Nishiya (西谷泰史)
Sound Director
音響監督
Masafumi Mima (三間雅文)
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
Kunihiko Yuyama (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

Potchama
Etsuko Kozakura
小桜エツコ
TBA
Caterpie

愛河里花子
TBA
Purin
Mika Kanai
かないみか
TBA
Kabigon
Kenta Miyake
三宅健太
TBA
Lucario
Kiyotaka Furushima
古島清孝
TBA
Rentorar
Kensuke Satou
佐藤健輔
TBA
Laplace
Chika Fujimura
藤村知可
TBA
Eevee
Kei Shindou
真堂 圭
TBA
Lugalgan
Kaito Ishikawa
石川界人
TBA
Digda
Fumiko Takekuma
武隈史子
TBA

Announcer
Yuuji Ueda
うえだゆうじ
TBA
Hanako
Masami Toyoshima
豊島まさみ
TBA
Erika
Kyouko Hikami
氷上恭子
TBA

Young Souji
Chinami Nishimura
西村ちなみ
TBA
Cross
Ryouta Osaka
逢坂良太
TBA

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
Marshadow Kouichi Yamadera
山寺宏一
TBA
Joy
Shouko Nakagawa
中川翔子
TBA
Bonjii Arata Furuta
古田新太
TBA


Pre-Order Bonus

Coming Soon!

Japanese Box Office Performance

Gross-to-date:  516,000,000 yen as of July 19th, 2017
Number of Days in Theaters:  TBA


Week
Rank
Box Office (yen)
Competition
Comments
One
July 15th - 17th
1
¥516,000,000 (two days)
Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!" claimed the number one spot in its opening weekend, the first Pocket Monsters film since 2014's Pokémon the movie XY "The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie" to do so. Rouding out the Top Three was Gintama at Number 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell no Tales at Number 3. Toho's first week goal fro the film was to earn 400 million yen; it ended up earning 516 million instead. The film was shown across 362 screens nationwide and was seen by 436,000 people. The ratio of men to women was 63 to 37. The age ranges were as follows:  29.2% elementary school age, 27.7% those in their 20s, and 12.4% in their 30s.

Two
July 22nd - 23rd
4
¥258,000,000
The 20th Pocket Monsters film dropped to the number four spot in its second weekend. The Japanese debut of Despicable Me 3 took the top spot while GIntama and Pirates of the Carribean Dead Men Tell No Tales kept the number two and three spots, respectively. The movie was seen by 212,000 people in its second weekend.

Eiga.com


Publications

A number of print adaptatons of the film are being released.

A novelization of the film is set to be released on July 13th, 2017. It is being written by Shouji Yonemura (米村正二), who also wrote the screenplay to the film, and Shima Mizuki (水稀 しま). Takeshi Shudo (首藤 剛志) also gets a writing credit despite the fact that he passed away back in 2010.

Manga adaptation

Manga related to the film began being published in the May 2017 issue of CoroCoro Comics. It is being drawn by Kemon Kawamoto (河本けもん). You can read more about the manga adaptation here. A graphic novel release is set for July 15th, 2017.

A second manga adaptation is scheduled to be released on August 28th, 2017. This one is called Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!" (Part One) (劇場版ポケットモンスター キミにきめた!(上)) and will be written by Ryu Takamisaki (鷹岬諒). This will not be Mr. Takamisaki's Pocket Monsters manga; he also did the manga adaptation of Pocket Monsters The Movie Diamond & Pearl "Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai" back in 2007.


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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