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

Pokemon the movie XY
Pocket Monsters XY Movie #1
The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie
Pocket Monsters XY Mini-Movie #1
Pikachu, What is This the Key To?
破壊の繭とディアンシー 
("The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie")

"Pokémon The Movie Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction"

ピカチュウ、これなんのカギ?
("Pikachu, What is This the Key To?")

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Debut Poster Pikachu Short Poster Full Title Poster

Main Film Basic Synopsis

The "Diamond Ore Kingdom" (ダイヤモンド鉱国) is a place deep underground where the "Jewel Pokemon" Meleecie live in peace.  It has also said to be where a large diamond known as the "Sacred Diamond" (聖なるダイヤ) resides.  This special gem serves as the main energy source holding up the kingdom and has been doing so for a very long time.  The only one who is supposed to be able to create this diamond is Diancie, the princess of the Diamond Ore Kingdom, yet she hasn't been endowed with this power yet! 

As time goes on the current Sacred Diamond is starting to reach the end of its life.  If it's allowed to die out then the beautiful Diamond Ore Kingdom will be history!

Diancie meets Satoshi and Pikachu and set out together on a journey to seek out the "Life Giving Pokemon" Xerneas to get help saving her country.  Along the way, however, a female thief named Marilyn, a ninja thief named Riot, and the Rocket-Dan all set their sights on the diamond-making pokemon.  Thankfully, our heroes are rescued from their various predicaments by the father-daughter team of Algus and Millis Steel.  As our heroes' journey continues, the "Destruction Pokemon" Yveltal, who is said to have been behind a major loss of life in the Kalos Region
known as "The Great Destruction" (大破壊) in times past, waits patiently inside its cocoon...

As their journey continues, our heroes follow the "Fairy Aura" being emitted by Xerneas and are eventually led to the Allearth Forest (オルアースの森).

Danger's around every corner!  Will Diancie be able to save her kingdom?  And what will happen to Satoshi and Pikachu!?

Pikachu Short Basic Synopsis

The "Key Ring Pokemon" Cleffey has appeared in front of Pikachu and its friends!  When it inserts a strangely-shaped key into a keyhole floating in the very fabric of space, the void begins to grow and envelops the area in a mysterious light!  Cleffey is able to use the different keys it has in its collection to go to different worlds.  What kinds of worlds will Pikachu and its friends be able to go to with the strange keys they find?

Promotions for the Movie

Princess Diancie and the Ore Kingdom
The Thieves and the Thousand Pokemon
Princess Diancie and the Ore Kingdom is a TV special that aired on July 17th, 2014.  You can find out more about it here.
A Nintendo 3DS Street Pass game titled The Thieves and the Thousand Pokemon (とうぞくと1000ぴきのポケモン) was made available for free from June 6th, 2014 until September 30th, 2014.  Read more about the game and how it tied into the movie here.
Save the Princess of the Kingdom of Diamonds Pokémon the movie XY Exhibit
A "Riddle Solving Event" known as "Save the Princess of the Kingdom of Diamonds" was held in both Yomiuri Land and Hirakata Park from July 19th to August 31st, 2014.  The attraction asked players to solve riddles in order to save Diancie, the princess of the Kingdom of Diamonds.  You can find out more about the attraction here. An art exhibit to commemorate the release of The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie and Pikachu, What is This the Key to? was held in Roppongi Hills from July 19th to August 31st, 2014.  You can find out more about the exhibit here.
Opening Day Special Greeting
A special event took place at the Toho Cinemas Nighigeki on July 19th to commemorate the release of the movie.  You can find out more about the event here.

Notes

The Pocket Monsters The Movie (劇場版ポケットモンスター) text that was placed in front of the titles of every other movie in this franchise is being replaced with "Pokemon the movie XY" (ポケモン・ザ・ムービーXY).

The tagline for this movie is "The Pokemon Movies Head Into a New Dimension" (ポケモン映画、新次元へ).

The first 3 million fans to see the movie received a special Diancie Pokémon TRETTA puck.  The Diancie came in a Pressure Ball and knew the attack Moon Force, just like the Diancie in the film.  This puck can be used in machines running the second The Pok
émon TRETTA update "Xerneas and Yveltal" which went live on July 10th, 2014.

Diancie TRETTA

Location scouting took place in Canada for this year's movie.  This is the first time the movie's production team has done any location scouting for a film since 2011's Victini and the Black Hero Zekrom / White Hero Reshiram.  Additionally, this is the second movie to have its locations based on places in Canada; the setting of 2004's The Sky-Splitting Visitor, Deoxys was based on the city of Vancouver.

Release/General Information

Japanese Premiere Date July 19th, 2014
American Premiere Date November 8th, 2014 (Cartoon Network)
February 17th, 2015 (DVD)
Opening Theme
("The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie")
メガV (メガボルト)
(Mega V (Mega Volt))
Performed by Yuusuke
Ending Theme
("The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie")
夜明けの流星群
(The Early Morning Meteor Shower)
Performed by Scandal
Comments from the band about the ending theme
Ending Theme
(
"Pikachu, What is This the Key To?")
ピー ズスマイル
(Peace Smile)
Performed by J☆Dee'Z

Home Releases

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View detailed information about each home release here.

Main Staff
"The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie"

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)
Fukunaga Susumu (福永 晋)
Producer
プロデューサー
Mori Takemoto (盛 武源)
(細谷伸之)
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 Director
副監督
Sutou Norihiko (須藤典彦)
Screenplay
脚本
Sonoda Hideki (園田英樹)
Storyboard
絵コンテ
Yuyama Kunihiko (湯山邦彦)

Sekino Masahiro (関野昌弘)
Yoshikawa Hiroaki (吉川博明)
Owada Jun (大和田 淳)
Hiromasa Amano (尼野浩正)
Miyao Yoshikazu (宮尾佳和)
Mizushima Seiji (水島精二)
Chief Animation Director
総作画監督
Mouri Kazuaki (毛利和昭)
Satou Kazumi (佐藤和巳)
Music
音楽
Miyazaki Shinji (宮崎慎二)
Sound Director
音響監督
Mima Masafumi (三間雅文)
Animation Work
アニメーション制作
Team Kamei
Director
監督
Yuyama Kunihiko (湯山邦彦)

Main Staff
"Pikachu, What is This the Key To?"

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)
Fukunaga Susumu (福永 晋)
Assistant Director
副監督
Sutou Norihiko (須藤典彦)
Screenplay
脚本
Tomioka Atsuhiro (富岡淳広)
Storyboard
絵コンテ
Asada Yuuji (浅田裕二)
Character Design / Chief Animation Director
キャラクターデザイン・総作画監督
Ichiishi Sayuri (一石小百合)
Music
音楽
Tada Akifumi (多田彰文)
Sound Director
音響監督
Mima Masafumi (三間雅文)
Animation Work
アニメーション制作
Team Kamei
Director
監督
Yuyama Kunihiko (湯山邦彦)

Principal Cast
"The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie"

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
Maa'ika
Miyake Kenta
三宅健太
Michael Liscio Jr.

Diancie
Matsumoto Marika
松本まりか
Caitlin Glass

Di
Iizuka Shouzou
飯塚昭三
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Majima
Satou Kensuke
佐藤健輔
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Ayaka
Sawai Miyuu
沢井美優
Kate Bristol

Narration Ishizuka Unshou
石塚運昇
Rodger Parsons

Uchida AtsutoGuest Voice Actors

Special Guest Voices
Xerneas
Mita Yoshiko
三田佳子
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Ninja Riot
Yamadera Kou'ichi
山寺宏一
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Millis Steel
Nakagawa Shouko
中川翔子
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Marilyn Flame
Adachi Rika
足立梨花
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Knight
Nakagawa Tsuyoshi (中川剛) from the comedy duo "Nakagawa-ke" (中川家)
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Argus Steel
Nakagawa Reiji (中川礼二) from the comedy duo "Nakagawa-ke" (中川家) TBA

Uschi
Uchida Atsuto
内田篤人
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Principal Cast
"Pikachu, What is This the Key To?"

Voice Cast
Pikachu Ohtani Ikue
大谷育江
Ohtani Ikue
Fokko
Hayashibara Megumi
林原めぐみ
Eileen Stevens
Keromatsu
Ueda Yuuji
うえだゆうじ
Billy Bob Thompson
Luchabre
Miki Shin'ichirou
三木眞一郎
H.D. Quinn
Harimaron
Nabatame Hitomi
生天目仁美
Suzy Myers
Dedenne
Satou Megumi
佐藤めぐみ
Satou Megumi

Nyasu
Inuyama Inuko
犬山イヌコ
Billy Beach
Maa'ika
Miyake Kenta
三宅健太
Michael Liscio Jr.

Cleffey
Aikawa Rikako
愛河里花子
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Victini
Anzai Chika
安済知佳
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Chigoras
Furushima Kiyotaka
古島清孝
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Onbat
Terasaki Yuka
寺崎裕香
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Jiraachi
Kaneda Tomoko
金田朋子
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Shishiko
Akasaki Chinatsu
赤崎千夏
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Satoshi Rika Matsumoto
松本梨香
Sarah Natochenny
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

Narration
Watanabe Mayu (AKB 48)
渡辺麻友
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Pre-Order Bonus

A number of pokemon were made available for audience members' Pocket Monsters X or Pocket Monsters Y games as part of the movie's promotion.

Distributions

You can find out more about the various giveaways here.

Japanese Box Office Performance

Gross-to-date:  1,469,523,700 yen (as of August 6th, 2014)
Ranking:  1 → 3 → 4 → 6 → 8 → 8
→ 8 → 10

Box Office Number One!

The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie debuted at number one on its opening weekend, making it the first Pocket Monsters movie since 2007's Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai to do so. 
The film was shown across 357 screens nationwide and was seen by 360,190 people, making 559,908,500 yen (approximately US $5,521,806) over the three day weekend.  Rounding out the top three was Maleficent at number two and Studio Ghibli's When Marnie was There at number three.

The movie dropped to third place in its second week in theaters and has grossed 908,933,900 yen (approximately US $8,903,216) since it opened.  First place went to the American Godzilla, which is only just now seeing a release in Japan, while Maleficent retains the number two spot.

The movie went down another spot in its third week due to the arrival of Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto FireThe sequel to 2012's live action Rurouni Kenshin movie came in first place, moving Godzilla down to second, Maleficent down to third, and Pokemon the movie XY down to fourth.  This year's Pokemon movie has earned a total of 1,469,523,700 yen (approximately US $14,331,853) so far.

The movie fell to sixth place in its fourth week.  The number one spot went to the CG film STAND BY ME Doraemon, bumping Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire down to number two.  Debuting in third place was Transformers: Age of Extinction, which pushed Maleficent down to fourth place and When Marnie was There down to fifth.  Oddly enough Cinema Today is not reporting any updated figures for this year's Pokemon movie.

The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie went down to eighth place in week number five.  Doraemon kept the top spot while newcomer Hot Road debuted at number two.  That pushed Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire down to third place, Transformers: Age of Extinction to fourth, Maleficent to fifth, and When Marnie was There down to sixth.  Godzilla retained the number seven spot.  Cinema Today is not reporting any new figures for the second week in a row.

Pokémon the Movie XY remained in eighth place in its sixth week.  The Top Seven this week were STAND BY ME Doreaemon, Hot Road, Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire, newcomer Into The Storm, Transformers: Age of Extinction, When Marnie was There, and Maleficent.

It kept its eighth place in week seven as well.  The top seven were STAND BY ME Doraemon, Lupin the Third (which is apparently terrible), Lucy, Hot Road, Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and When Marnie was There.

The movie fell to tenth place in its eighth and final week.  The rest of the top nine were STAND BY ME Doraemon, Lupin the Third, Rurouni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire, Hot Road, Non-Stop (which is being called "Flight Game" in Japan), Lucy, Transformers: Age of Extinction, In the Hero, and When Marnie was There.

The movie did not place in the top ten in its eleventh week in theaters.

Sources
Cinema Today


The Manga Adaptation

A manga adaptation first appeared in the June 2014 issue of CoroCoro Comics.  It ran for two issues before being concluded in the graphic novel collection released on July 19th, 2014.

Manga Adaptation

Kitamura Kenji (北村謙次) is handling the adaptation.  This is Mr. Kitamura's first time drawing a Pokemon-related manga.


Soundtracks

CD singles for the ending theme"The Early Morning Meteor Shower" were released on July 16th, 2014.

Scandal

View detailed information about each CD release here.

Further Information
 
Comparison
("The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie")
Comparison
("Pikachu, What is This the Key To?")
Soundtrack Information
Character Bios - Humans
("The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie")
Character Bios - Pokemon
("The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie")
Character Bios - Pokemon
("Pikachu, What is This the Key To?")
Director Yuyama Kunihiko's Comments
Location Scouting in Canada
Information about the movie's ending theme "The Early Morning Meteor Shower"
Comments from the Special Guest Voice Actors
Pamphlet
Tidbits from the Movie's Pamphlet
Official Site (Japanese)
Official Site (American)

 

 

 

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