Pokemon Ranger and
the Prince of
the Sea, Manaphy






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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | AG Movie 04

Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation
Movie #4
Pokemon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea, Manaphy
ポケモンレン ジャーと
蒼海の王子 マナフィ

("Pokemon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea, Manaphy")

"Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea"

 
  Click on the left poster to view the full-sized version.
The first poster released, featuring Jackie and Kyogre, can be seen here.
Another poster, featuring Pikachu on top of a Whaleko, can be seen here.

Main Film Basic Synopsis

Satoshi and his friends get lost in an unknown wasteland.  They eventually come across a "Water Pokemon Show" performed by the star of the Mariner Troupe, Hiromi.  Hiromi is a descendant of the troupe of Water People able to communicate with water pokemon, and she tells our heroes the legend that's been passed down by her people for generations.   According to legend, a temple the Water People built called "The Water Temple Akuusha" rests somewhere in the ocean, and a treasure called "The Water Crown" is hidden there.  It's said that no one has ever seen this treasure, but that changes when a Pokemon Ranger named Jack Walker (aka Jackie) appears to chase aftert
it.

Jackie is on a top secret mission that has him protecting the egg of the leader of the water pokemon, Manaphy. This pokemon, called the "Prince of the Sea," needs to be taken to the Water Temple Akuusha, so Satoshi-tachi and Hiromi decide to help him.  Along the way, a pirate named Phantom attacks our heroes from his great submarine.  Phantom plans to use the Water Crown's power to help him conquer the world, but he'll have to solve the mystery of Manaphy's egg first.  When the Rocket-Dan get into the mix, Jackie uses his Capture Styler to borrow the power of a nearby pokemon to stand up to them.  Satoshi and Pikachu enter the fray, but they still have to contend with the attacks of Phantom's powerful high tech mecha!  Suddenly, the egg starts to shine with a vivid light, and Manpahy is born! 

What is the mystery of the legendary treasure?  What mysterious powers does Manaphy have?  Can Satoshi-tachi and Jackie complete their top secret mission?  The journey to reach the Water Temple Akuusha has begun!

Notes

For this year's feature, director Yuyama Kunihiko takes his inspiration for the film's setting from Italy.  The director looked at some ruins in Rome in order to get a clear vision of a "drifting temple."  He also visited the city of Naples for inspiration.

Fans who purchase their ticket in advance between April 15th and July 14th, 2006 will be able to play a special "W Mission" on their Pokemon Ranger games.  The W Mission actually has two missions; one to save Manaphy's egg from the GoGo-Dan, and the other to capture all four forms of Deoxys.

According to the March 5th episode of Pokemon Sunday, Satoshi makes a reference to the television series in the new movie.  When the young trainer first comes across Jackie, he apparently says セレビィに負けないくらい森とポケモンを愛して る人だったな~ ("It's the person who took care of the Celebi in the dark forest"), alluding to the Ranger named Hinata in AG 156.

The manga adaptation will begin running in the monthly CoroCoro magazine starting with the May 2006 issue.  The manga will be written and drawn by Mizobuchi Makoto and the first installment will be 80 pages.

Release/General Information

Japanese Premiere Date July 15, 2006
Japanese Availability "Pokemon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea" single DVD
Also featured on the "Pikachu the Movies 2003-2006" box set
Domestic Premiere Date March 23rd, 2007
Domestic Availability DVD (widescreen, edited, dub-only)
Closing Theme 守るべきもの
("The One You Must Protect")
 
Main Staff
 
Original Story Tajiri Satoshi 
Production Company Shogakukan Production 
Animation Production Company OLM
Director Yuyama Kunihiko
Screenplay Writer
Hideki Sonoda
Lead Animation Director
Mori Kazuaki

Principal Cast

Satoshi Rika Matsumoto Sarah Natochenny
Pikachu Ohtani Ikue Ohtani Ikue
Haruka Kaori ???
Takeshi Ueda Yuuji Bill Rogers
Masato Yamada Fushigi
???
Musashi Hayashibara Megumi Michelle Knotz
Kojirou Miki Shin'ichirou Billy Beach
Nyasu Inuyama Inuko Billy Beach
Manaphy ??? ???
Jack "Jackie" Walker Yamadera Kou'ichi ???
Phantom Fujioka Hiroshi ???
Hiromi Manabe Kaori ???
Judy Becky ???
Shipp

Kai


Minamo


Giju


Kav


Zav


Dav


Tamanta
??? ???
Buoysel
??? ???
Parrap
Hori ???
Haruka's Gonbe


Satoshi's Heigani


Satoshi's Aipom


Charem


Octank


Lovecus


Tosakinto


Hariisen


Chonchie


Mantain
Konishi Katsuyuki
???
Whaleoh


Kyogre
N/A
N/A
Narration Ishizuka Unshou
???
 
Japanese Box Office Performance

Gross-to-date:  ???

Coming soon...
Source - Box Office Mojo

Further Information
 
Comparison
("Pokemon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea, Manaphy")

The Manga Adaptation

Character Bios
Humans | Pokemon
Soundtrack Information
Behind the Scenes
Wikipedia Entry
Bulbapedia Entry
Preview Pictures
My Review of the Movie
Japanese Official Site
American Official Site


 

 

 

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