Volcanion and the
Tricky Magearna






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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna

Pocket Monsters XY&Z Movie #1
 
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ボルケニオンと機巧のマギアナ
("Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna")

"Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel"




Main Film Basic Synopsis

Second Synopsis
Satoshi and his friends are continuing their journey when a large pokemon suddenly falls from the sky, right in front of them! As the large amount of dust kicked up by the collision begins to clear away the Mythical Pokemon Volcanion emerges. Volcanion, who lives in an area far removed from humans known as the Navel Plateau together with pokemon who have been hurt by humans in some way, actually hates humans itself.

Volcanion is about to run off without even noticing our heroes but for some reason Satoshi is dragged along with it! It seems that at some point the two of them became connected to each other by a strange chain and that no matter how hard they try they can't seem to break free! Seeing that it has no other choice, Volcanion begins to run anyway, dragging the protesting Satoshi behind with it, and heads toward the Azoth Kingdom.

Meanwhile, Cabinet Minister Jarvis the Azoth Kingdom, a super mechanical city where giant gears rotate continuously, has gotten his hands on an ultimate invention after many years of searching. This invention is the Artificial Pokemon Magearna, a pokemon created in the kingdom 500 years ago but who went missing some time later, as well as the unknown power of the "Soul Heart" that is said to rest inside it.

As Jarvis plots to use the power of the Soul Heart to rule the kingdom, Volcanion is on its way to get Magearna back after it was kidnapped from the Navel Plateau. "No way I'll be able to forgive humans for this!"

Will Satoshi and Volcanion be able to work together and help Magearna while stuck together like this? And what is the true power hidden inside the Soul Heart? The hottest battle in the history of Pokemon is about to begin!

Previous synopses

Detailed plot synopsis

Promotions for the Movie

Teaser Pokemon Election 720
A post-credits teaser for the new movie was shown after The Archdjinn of the Rings, Hoopa aired in theaters.  Click here to see a gallery from the teaser. The Pokemon General Election 720 (ポケモン総選挙720) was an election that took place where fans could decide which pokemon would be distributed to those who went to see Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna. More information will be available soon.

Behind the Scenes

The reason the Pokemon shorts "took a break" this year

Why wasn't there a Pikachu short to go along with this year's film? Executive Producer Okamoto Junya explains in this interview I translated from Cinema Today. Production Artwork (Coming Soon!)

Notes

In the teaser trailer a pokemon that would later be revealed to be Zygarde Core and Complete Forme Zygarde were shown off for the first time.

The January 2016 issue of CoroCoro Comics revealed that the mythical pokemon Volcanion will play a role.

Release/General Information

Japanese Premiere Date July 16th, 2016
American Premiere Date TBA
Runtime
97 minutes (Source)
Opening Theme
XY&Z -movie ver.-
(XY&Z -movie ver.-)
Performed by Satoshi (Matsumoto Rika)

Ending Theme
Throw Your Voice Into the Mailbox
ポストに声を投げ入れて
Performed by Yuki (comment)

Home Releases

TBA

View detailed information about each home release here.

Main Staff
Main Feature

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
(下 平聡士)
Matsuyama Susumu (松山進)
(新井賢一)

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
Okamoto Junya (岡本順哉)
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)
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
(折 方崇志)
(吉川兆二)
Assistant Producers
アシスタントプロデューサー
(知 久敦)
(村椿拓郎)
(坂本鼓太郎)
(折方崇志)
(海野千春)
(上木原さやか)
(石本順也)
Desk
デスク
(佐 々木真依子)
(宮下瑞穂)
(波多邊万里子)
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)
Miura You (三浦陽)
(関野昌弘)
(大和田淳)
Fukazawa Kouji (深沢幸司)
(大原実)
Animation Director
演出
(三 浦陽)
(吉川博明)
Iijima Masakatsu (飯島正勝)
(関野昌弘)
(大和田淳)
(博多正寿)
(室谷靖)
Toyama Sou (外山草)
Animation Director for the Trailers
予告演出

Art Cooperation
設定協力

Character Design
キャラクターデザイン
Ichiishi Sayuri (一石小百合)
Matsubara Norihiro (松原徳弘)
Hirooka Toshihito (広岡トシヒト)
Satou Kazumi (佐藤和巳)
Nakano Satoshi (中野悟史)
Chief Animation Director
総作画監督
Satou Kazumi (佐藤和巳)
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)

Principal Cast
Main Feature

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
Dedenne
Satou Megumi
佐藤恵
Satou Megumi

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

Magearna
Terasaki Yuka
寺崎裕香
N/A
(Mega) Houdin
N/A N/A
(Mega) Bohmander
N/A N/A
(Mega) Bangirasu
N/A N/A
(Mega) Ganger
N/A N/A
(Mega) Spear
N/A N/A
(Mega) Laglarge
N/A N/A
(Mega) Yamirami
N/A N/A
(Mega) Juppetta
N/A N/A
Chymia's (Mega) Sirnight
N/A N/A
Racel's Peroream
N/A N/A

Satoshi's Gekkouga
Ueda Yuuji
うえだゆうじ
Billy Bob Thompson
Serena's Tairenar Hayashibara Megumi
林原めぐみ
Eileen Stevens
Serena's Nymphia Kanai Mika
かないみか
Erica Schroeder
Citron's Harimaron
Nabatame Hitomi
生天目 仁美
Suzy Myers
Puni-chan
Kaji Yuuki
梶 裕貴
Billy Bob Thompson

Narration Ishizuka Unshou
石塚運昇
Rodger Parsons

Special Voice ActorsAbareru-kun

Special Guest Voices
Volcanion
Ichikawa Somegorou
市川染五郎
TBA
Racel
Nakagawa Shouko
中川翔子

TBA
Chymia
Matsuoka Mayu
松岡茉優
TBA
Onigohri
Abareru-kun
あばれる君
TBA
Jarvis
Yamadera Kou'ichi
山寺宏一
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:  1,947,990,700 yen as of August 28th, 2016 (Source: PokePale)
Number of Days in Theaters:  42


Week
Rank
Box Office (yen)
Competition
Comments
One
July 16th - 18th
3
¥323,900,000 (two days)
The top spot went to Finding Dory while the number 2 spot went to HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE. The film was shown across 366 screens nationwide and was seen by 289,971 people.  The ratio of men to women was 62 to 38.  The age ranges were as follows:  43.1% elementary school age, 10% kindergarten / pre-school, and 25.4% those in their 20s.

Two
July 23rd - 24th
3
¥142,705,623
(Box Office Mojo)
The highly anticipated One Piece Film Gold claimed the number one spot.
Analyists wonder what effect Pokemon GO, which came out in Japan on July 22nd, had on overall ticket sales.

Three
July 30th - 31st
5
¥123,548,873 (Box Office Mojo)
The arrivals of Shin Gojira  ("Godzilla Resurgence") and The Legend of Tarzan pushed Pokemon down to the number five spot.
The film has been seen by 970,186 people and has brought in 1,062,936,500 yen (US $10,525,898.76) altogether.

Four
August 6th - 7th
7
¥86,806,248
(Box Office Mojo)
The top three remained the same while Japanese newcomers Kamen Rider Ghost the Movie "The Hundred Eyecons and Ghost's Fated Moment" / Animal Squad Zyuohger the Movie "The Exciting Circus Panic!"; Japanese CG movie Rudolf and Ippaiattena; and Himitsu: The Top Secret filled in places four through six.
N/A

Five
August 13th - 14th
9
¥81,331,254
(
Box Office Mojo)
Pokemon got pushed even further down the Top Ten by the Japanese premieres of The Secret Life of Pets, The Jungle Book, and X-Men: Apocalypse.
Box Office Mojo is reporting that the film has earned 1,607,155,811 yen (US $15,745,626.91)  to date.

Cinema Today
Six
August 20th - 21st
N/A
N/A
Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna fell out of the Top Ten in its final week thanks in part to the arrivals of Yell for the Blue Sky, Ghostbusters, and Kizumonogatari: Wound Story 2 (Hot-Blooded Arc).
Cinema Today

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




The Manga Adaptation

A manga adaptation of the movie began serialization in the April 2016 issue of CoroCoro Comics.

Manga Adaptation

You can read more about the manga adaptation here.

Soundtracks

CD Releases

A total of four CDs will be released specifically for this movie.

View detailed information about each CD release here.

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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