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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa

Pokemon the movie XY 2015
Pocket Monsters XY Movie #2
The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa
Pikachu Short
Pikachu and the Pokemon Band
光輪の超魔神フーパ 
("The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa")

"Hoopa and the Clash of Ages"

ピカチュウとポケモンおんがくたい
("Pikachu and the Pokemon Band")

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Feature Film Pikachu Short The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa
Pikachu and the Pokemon Band


Main Film Basic Synopsis

Third Synopsis
One hundred years ago, the desert city of Dessert City suffered extensive damage due to a battle between pokemon.  The battle broke out because of the existence of a certain pokemon...  However, that pokemon was sealed away by an unknown person and the city returned to its previous state.

While on their journey, Satoshi, Pikachu, and their friends meet Hoopa, a phantom pokemon who has "Rings that can call forth anything you want" as well as Mary, the young woman who's been taking care of it.  Everyone is surprised and happy when this rascally Hoopa uses its mysterious Rings to call forth donuts and other things it likes.  This harmless pokemon likes to tease Satoshi and Pikachu by calling them "Saton" (サトーン) and "Pikan" (ピカーン).  It becomes good friends with our heroes and eventually joins them on their journey.

Satoshi and his friends arrive in Dessert City and meet Mary's older brother, Balza.  However, something seems to be wrong with Balza.  Upon closer inspection they see that he's holding the "Confinement Urn" that was used to seal the pokemon who destroyed Dessert City so long ago!  A dark presence seeps out from the urn and turns into a dark shadow before long.  This shadow gradually takes the shape of Hoopa's true form, "Unbound Form."  Or, in other words, "Super Hoopa!" 

It turns out that the pokemon who let loose 100 years ago was Super Hoopa!  Hoopa's true power was sealed in the urn where its long confinement transformed it into pure rage and now it's been revived as the black shadow Super Hoopa!  The unbound Super Hoopa starts to go on a rampage and calls forth legendary pokemon from each of its six Rings: Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, and Kyurem!  If this keeps up the city will be in real trouble! 
In order to protect the city Hoopa uses its Rings to call forth new legendary pokemon and make them "Appear~!"

Legendary vs. Legendary!  This battle will cut through the earth, divide the seas, and warp the skies!  
Can Satoshi and his friends protect Dessert City together with the legendary pokemon that Hoopa made "Appear~"?  And how will the battle between Hoopa and Super Hoopa go?  The biggest battle in Pokemon movie history is about to begin!

Previous synopses

Pikachu Short Basic Synopsis

For the first time ever!
A performance made up entirely of pokemon cries!!  The pokemon will produce a wonderful harmony!  Can Pikachu and the others pull it off?

Promotions for the Movie

Hoopa's Great "Appear~!" Operation!!
Appear, the Small Djinn Hoopa
Hoopa's Great "Appear~!" Operation!! (フーパのおでまし大作戦!!) is a series of "Laugh-Out-Loud Short Cartoons" that will begin airing on the morning variety show Oha Suta every Thursday morning starting April 23rd.  You can find out more about it here.
Appear, the Small Djinn Hoopa (おでまし小魔神フーパ) is a special that will be made available as a pre-order bonus for those who buy an advanced ticket from Seven-Eleven stores.  You can find out more about it here.

Behind the Scenes

Location Scouting
Model Sheets
The team for this year's movie took a trip to the United Arab Emirates to find inspiration for the film's setting.  You can read about the team's trip to the UAE here. Character model sheets and other pre-production artwork can be found here.
Interview with Director Yuyama
"A Special Interview with Director Yuyama Right Before the Movie Comes Out" (映画公開直前企画湯山監督スペシャルインタビュー) was an interview posted on the official website for the movie.

Notes

This is the first time a placeholder title hasn't been given to a movie before its star was revealed.  At the time of its reveal it was known simply as "Pokémon the movie XY 2015."

In the teaser trailer, the second "o" in
"Pokémon" is animated to look like one of Hoopa's rings.

Release/General Information

Japanese Premiere Date July 18th, 2015
American Premiere Date December 19th, 2015
Ending Theme
(The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa)
Tweedia
(Tweedia)
by Yasuda Rei
Ending Theme
(Pikachu and the Pokemon Band
)
Gao Gao All-Stars
(ガオガオ・オールスター)
by Little Glee Monster

Home Releases

TBA

View detailed information about each home release here.

Main Staff
"The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa"

Ending Credits
Original Story
原案
Tajiri Satoshi (田尻)
Masuda Jun'ichi (増田順一)
Sugimori Ken (杉森 健)

Supervisor
スーパーバイザー
Ishihara Tsunekazu (石原恒和)
Kubo Masakazu (久保雅一)
Animation Supervisor
アニメーション監修
Kotabe Youichi (小田部羊一)
Executive Producer
エグゼクティブプロデューサー
Asai Mitome (浅井認)
Miyahara Toshio (宮原俊雄)
Producer
プロデューサー
Shimodaira Satoshi (下平聡士)
Matsuyama Susumu (松山進)
Arai Kenichi (新井賢一)
Okamoto Junya (岡本順哉)
Animation Producer
アニメショーンプロデューサー
Kamei Yasuteru (亀井康輝)
Animation Coordinator
アニメーションコーディネーター
Nomoto Gakuji (野本岳志)
Yoshikawa Chouji (吉川兆二)
Assistant Producers
アシスタントプロデューサー
(知 久敦)
Muratsubaki Takurou (村椿拓郎)
Sakamoto Koutarou (坂本鼓太郎)
(折方崇志)
(海野千春)
(石本順也)
(山内未來)
Desk
デスク
(波 多邊万里子)
(宮下瑞穂)
(佐々木真依子)
Screenplay
脚本
Tomioka Atsuhiro (富岡淳広)
Storyboard
絵コンテ
Yuyama Kunihiko (湯山邦彦)
Mouri Kazuaki (毛利和昭)

Sekino Masahiro (関野昌弘)
Yoshikawa Hiroaki (吉川博明)
Kou Yuu (紅 優)
Fukazawa Kouji (深沢幸司)
Owada Jun (大和田 淳)
Oohara Minoru (大原実)
Animation Director
演出
Iijima Masakatsu (飯島正勝)
Yoshikawa Hiroaki (吉川博明)
(室谷靖)
(秋山朋子)
Sekino Masahiro (関野昌弘)
Owada Jun (大和田 淳)
Hakata Masatoshi (博多正寿)
Animation Director for the Trailers
予告演出
Miura You (三浦陽)
Art Cooperation
設定協力
GAME FREAK inc.
The Pokémon Company
Character Design
キャラクターデザイン
Ichiishi Sayuri (一石小百合)
Hirooka Toshihito (広岡トシヒト)
Matsubara Norihiro (松原徳弘)
Satou Kazumi (佐藤和巳)
Chief Animation Director
総作画監督
Satou Kazumi (佐藤和巳)
Mouri Kazuaki (毛利和昭)
Nakano Satoshi (中野悟史)
Sound Director
音響監督
Mima Masafumi (三間雅文)
Music
音楽
Miyazaki Shinji (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)

Main Staff
"Pikachu and the Pokemon Band"

Ending Credits
Original Story
原案
Tajiri Satoshi (田尻)
Masuda Jun'ichi (増田順一)
Sugimori Ken (杉森 健)

Supervisor
スーパーバイザー
Ishihara Tsunekazu (石原恒和)
Kubo Masakazu (久保雅一)
Animation Supervisor
アニメーション監修
Kotabe Youichi (小田部羊一)
Executive Producer
エグゼクティブプロデューサー
Asai Mitome (浅井認)
Miyahara Toshio (宮原俊雄)
Production
製作
Kubo Masakazu (久保雅一)
Itou Kenjirou (伊藤憲二郎)
Harold George Meij (ハロルド・ジョージ・メイ)
(遠藤孝一)
(遠藤真郷)
Tsuzuki Shinichirou (都築伸一郎)
Running in
連載
Shogakukan (小 学館)
Monthly CoroCoro Comics
(月刊コロコロコミック)
Supplemental CoroCoro Comics
(別冊コロコロコミック)
CoroCoro Ichiban! (コロコロイチバン!)
Weekly Shonen Sunday
(週刊少年サンデー)
Pokemon Fan (ポケモンファン)
Shougaku Ichi-Nensei (小学一年生)
Shougaku Ni-Nensei (小学二年生)
Kindergarten (幼稚園)
Tutorial Kindergarten (学習幼稚園)
Terebi-kun (てれびくん)
Ciao (ちゃお)
Pucchigumi (ぷっちぐみ)
Art Cooperation
設定協力
GAME FREAK inc.
The Pokémon Company
Animation Producer
アニメショーンプロデューサー
Kamei Yasuteru (亀井康輝)
Animation Coordinator
アニメーションコーディネーター
Nomoto Gakuji (野本岳志)
Yoshikawa Chouji (吉川兆二)
Screenplay
脚本
Sonoda Hideki (園田英樹)
Storyboard / Animation Director
絵コンテ・演出
Miura You (三浦陽)
Character Design / Chief Animation Director
キャラクターデザイン・
作画監督
Ichiishi Sayuri (一石小百合)
Sound Director
音響監督
Mima Masafumi (三間雅文)
Music Producers
音楽プロデューサー
Saitou Yuuji (齋藤裕二)
Tanizawa Yoshinobu (谷澤嘉信)
Sano Hiroaki (佐野弘明)
Music
音楽
Marutani Manabu (丸谷マナブ)
Tada Akifumi (多田彰文)
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
" The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa"

Voice Cast
Satoshi Rika Matsumoto
松本梨香
Sarah Natochenny
Pikachu Ohtani Ikue
大谷育江
Ohtani Ikue
Serena Makiguchi Mayuki
牧口真幸
Haven Paschall
Citron Kaji Yuuki
梶 裕貴
Michael Liscio
Eureka Ise Mariya
伊瀬茉莉也
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld

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
Ueda Yuuji
うえだゆうじ
Kayzie Rogers

Dedenne
Satou Megumi
佐藤恵
Satou Megumi
Harimaron
Nabatame Hitomi
生天目仁美
Suzy Myers
Yancham
Shitaya Noriko
下屋則子
Erica Schroeder
Joi
Akasaki Chinatsu
赤崎千夏
Jennifer Foraziati-DaCosta
Regigigas
Furushima Kiyotaka
古島清孝
TBA

Hoopa
Kugimiya Rie
釘宮理恵
TBA

Great-Grandfather Grease
Morikawa Toshiyuki
森川智之
TBA
Balza (child)
Takeuchi Junko
竹内順子
TBA
Mary (child)
Sakura Ayane
佐倉綾音
TBA
Old Man Damu
Satou Kensuke
佐藤 健輔
TBA

Narration Ishizuka Unshou
石塚運昇
Rodger Parsons

Special Guest Voice Actors

Special Guest Voices
Balza
Fujiwara Tatsuya
藤原竜也
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Hoopa Unbound
Yamadera Kou'ichi
山寺宏一
TBA
Mary
Nakagawa Shouko
中川翔子
TBA
Hippopotas
Shinohara Shin'ichi
篠原信一
TBA


Principal Cast
"Pikachu and the Pokemon Band"

Voice Cast
Pikachu Ohtani Ikue
大谷育江
Ohtani Ikue
Nyasu Inuyama Inuko
犬山イヌコ
Billy Beach
Sonansu Ueda Yuuji
うえだゆうじ
Kayzie Rogers
Dedenne Satou Megumi
佐藤恵
Satou Megumi
Tailnar Hayashibara Megumi
林原めぐみ
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Luchabull Miki Shin'ichirou
三木眞一郎
H.D. Quinn
Harimaron Nabatame Hitomi
生天目仁美
Suzy Myers
Hinoyakoma Terasaki Yuka
寺崎裕香
Lisa Ortiz

Achamo
Nishimura Chinami
西村ちなみ
TBA
Pumpdjinn
Itou Miyako
伊東みやこ
TBA
Maa'ika Miyake Kenta
三宅健太
Michael Liscio Jr.
Yancham Shitaya Noriko
下屋則子
Erica Schroeder
Horubbi Akasaki Chinatsu
赤﨑千夏
Alyson Rosenfeld
Rentora Satou Kensuke
佐藤健輔
Billy Bob Thompson

Ohrot
Ishizuka Unshou
石塚運昇
TBA
Potchama Kozakura Etsuko
小桜エツ子
TBA
Usokki Furushima Kiyotaka
古島清孝
TBA

Narration
Yamamoto Mizuki
山本美月
TBA

Pre-Order Bonus

A number of pokemon will be made available for audience members' Pocket Monsters X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire 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:  24,040,078,200 yen (as of September 23rd, 2015)
Number of Days in Theaters:  42 days


Week
Rank
Box Office (yen)
Competition
Comments
One
July 18th - 20th
3
384,115,100 (two days)

552,530,100 (three days)
The top spot went to Hero while the number 2 spot went to The Boy and the Beast. The film was shown across 365 screens nationwide and was seen by 351,592 people.  The ratio of men to women was 71 to 29.  The age ranges were as follows:  50.2% elementary school age, 13.8% kindergarten / pre-school, and 23.8% aged 30 or over.

Two
July 25th - 26th
4
9,051,341,100
(as of 7/26)
Inside Out, which debuted at number four the previous week, took over the Number Three spot this week.
Cinema Today (ranking)
PokePale (box office)
Three
August 1st - 2nd
6
13,050,261,200
(as of 8/2)
The release of the live-action Attack on Titan movie and the Japanese dub of Minions helped push the newest Pokemon movie down the charts.
Cinema Today (ranking)
PokePale (box office)
Four
August 8th - 9th
11
16,044,265,200
(as of 8/9)
Jurassic World debuted in Japan at Number One, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation debuted at Number Two, and Boruto - Naruto the Movie debuted at Number Three helped push Pokemon out of the Top Ten.
Cinema Today (out of the Top Ten)
Cinema Today (the fact that the movie was in 11th place)
PokePale (box office)
Five
August 15th - 16th
10
19,099,564,100
(as of 8/16)
No new films made it to the Top Ten this week. Cinema Today (ranking)
PokePale (box office)
Six
August 22nd - 23rd
10
N/A
No new films made it to the Top Ten this week.
Cinema Today (ranking)
Seven
August 29th - 30th
Out of the Top Ten
N/A
The arrival of the Japanese arrival of Ted 2 pushed Pokemon out of the top ten.
Cinema Today (ranking)
Eight
September 5th - 6th
Out of the Top Ten 23,095,030,100
(as of 9/6)
Unfair the End, a movie based on the crime drama of the same name, debuted at Number One.
Cinema Today (ranking)
PokePale (box office)
Nine
September 12th - 13th
Out of the Top Ten N/A
Pixels debuted in Japan at Number One.
Cinema Today (ranking)
Ten
September 19th - 20th
Out of the Top Ten 24,040,078,200
(as of 9/23)
The second live-action Attack on Titan movie debuted at Number One. Marvel's Ant-Man debuted at Number Three.
The film was shown across 291 screens nationwide

Cinema Today (ranking)
PokePale (box office)

Eiga.com projected the movie to finish its run at around the 2 billion yen mark.

Sources
Cinema Today | Eiga.com | Pokepale


The Manga Adaptation

A multi-chapter manga adaptation of the movie began serialization in the May 2015 issue of CoroCoro Comics.

Manga Adaptation


You can read more about the manga adaptation here.


Soundtracks

Tweedia

A total of seven CDs are being released for this movie.

View detailed information about each CD release here.

Further Information
 
Comparison
("The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa")
Comparison
("Pikachu and the Pokemon Band")
Director Yuyama Kunihiko's Comments Character Bios - Humans
("The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa")
Character Bios - Pokemon
("The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa")
Character Bios - Pokemon
(
"Pikachu and the Pokemon Band")
Tidbits from the Movie's Pamphlet Today's Hoopa
Official Site (Japanese)
Official Site (American)

 

 

 

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