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Dogasu's Backpack | Old Updates Archive | August 2016

More information about the upcoming Sun & Moon manga
August 22nd, 2016

Dogasu @ 07:47 JST -- The September 2016 issue of CoroCoro Comics, which went on sale August 12th, featured a five-page preview of the upcoming Sun & Moon manga by Yabuno Tenya.

Sun & Moon manga

I've taken pretty much everything I could from this short preview and created a Characters and Plot Synopsis page.

The new Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon manga will begin in the October 2016 issue of CoroCoro Comics, which goes on-sale September 15th, 2016.


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"Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna" Box Office Figures - Week Five
August 19th, 2016

Dogasu @ 07:30 JST -- Pokémon the movie XY&Z "Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna"' has been out in Japan for a month at this point. How's it going?





The film's currently in ninth place at the Japanese box office. This week's newcomers are the Japanese debuts of The Secret Life of Pets, which came in at first place; The Jungle Book, which debuted in fourth place; and  X-Men: Apocalypse (which is only just now hitting Japan), debuting at sixth.

The rest of the Top Ten is more or less the same as it was last week:

Rank
Last Week
Title
Distributor
No. of Theaters
Weeks in Theaters
1
NEW The Secret Life of Pets
Toho-Towa
347
1
2
1
Shin Gojira
Toho
348
3
3
2
Finding Dory Disney
360
5
4
3
One Piece Film Gold
Toei
344
4
5
NEW The Jungle Book
Disney
347
1
6
NEW X-Men: Apocalypse
20th Century Fox
325
1
7
5
Rudolf and Ippaiattena Toho
331
2
8
4
Kamen Rider Ghost the Movie "The Hundred Eyecons and Ghost's Fated Moment" / Animal Squad Zyuohger the Movie "The Exciting Circus Panic!"
Toei
300
2
9
7 Pokémon the movie XY&Z "Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna" Toho
360
5
10
6 Himitsu: The Top Secret Shochiku
305
2

Source:  Eiga.com

Pokémon the movie XY&Z "Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna" is currently running in Japanese theaters.  It is the 19th film in the franchise overall.

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New manga based on Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon coming next month!
August 11th, 2016

Dogasu @ 10:15 JST -- The official Pokemon Twitter account posted an image from a new manga based on the upcoming Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon games and so I've made a section here on the site dedicated to the upcoming series!

Sun & Moon manga

The new manga, whose title has yet to be revealed, is going to be written by Yabuno Tenya, a man who's probably most famous for working on the Inazuma Eleven manga, and will debut in the issue of CoroCoro Comics that goes on sale September 15th.

I'll actually be out of the country when the first chapter comes out but I'll be sure to cover it as soon after its debut as I can!

"Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna" Box Office Figures - Week Four
August 10th, 2016

Dogasu @ 07:34 JST -- How is Pokémon the movie XY&Z "Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna"' in its fourth week?





The film dropped to seventh place in Week Four. The top three didn't budge at all from last week but 4th through 6th place are now being occupied by three 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 -.

The rest of the Top Ten is filled with familiar faces:

Rank
Last Week
Title
Distributor
No. of Theaters
Weeks in Theaters
1
1
Shin Gojira
Toho
348
2
2
2
Finding Dory Disney
360
4
3
3
One Piece Film Gold
Toei
344
3
4
NEW Kamen Rider Ghost the Movie "The Hundred Eyecons and Ghost's Fated Moment" / Animal Squad Zyuohger the Movie "The Exciting Circus Panic!"
Toei
300
1
5
NEW Rudolf and Ippaiattena
Toho
331
1
6
NEW Himitsu: The Top Secret
Shochiku
305
1
7
5
Pokémon the movie XY&Z "Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna"
Toho
360
4
8
4 The Legend of Tarzan
Warner Bros
309
2
9
7 HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE
Shochiku
312
4
10
6
Independence Day: Resergence 20th Century Fox
359
5

Source:  Eiga.com

No new box office earnings are being reported for Pokemon and to be honest I wouldn't expect anything until after the movie officially leaves theaters in (what I'm assuming will be) the end of August.

Pokémon the movie XY&Z "Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna"
is currently running in Japanese theaters.  It is the 19th film in the franchise overall.


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The reason the Pokemon shorts "took a break" this year
August 7th, 2016

Dogasu @ 10:20 JST -- As most of you already know by now, this year's movie, Pokémon the movie XY&Z "Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna," did not come packaged with a Pikachu short for the first since 2011's Pocket Monsters Best Wishes! The Movie "Victini and the Black Hero, Zekrom / Victini and the White Hero, Reshiram." So what gives?

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

Luckily we don't have to guess! Okamoto Junya, one of the executive producers for this year's film, sat down with the Japanese entertainment website Cinema Today and talked about the reason they decided to just have one film this year instead of the usual two. The interview's a bit old (it's from the end of June) but I thought it was interesting so I went and translated the whole thing and put it on a page I call The reason the Pokemon shorts "took a break" this year.

What do you think of Mr. Okamoto's explanation? Does it matter to you if the shorts come back at all? Or would you rather each movie get the extra 20 minute runtime that the lack of a shorts give them?

Pokémon the movie XY&Z "Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna" is currently running in Japanese theaters.  It is the 19th film in the franchise overall.

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"Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna" Box Office Figures - Week Three
August 4th, 2016

Dogasu @ 07:48 JST -- The third week's box office figures are in for Pokémon the movie XY&Z "Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna"' and the film has just passed the billion yen mark!

The film has made 1,062,936,500 yen (US $10,525,898.76) since its debut last month, pushing it past the all-important milestone. The movie is unfortunately not performing as well as its predecessor, which had already made 1.3 billion yen by this point in its run, but it's still a decent showing nonetheless. The film has now slid down to fifth place with the debut of the new Godzilla movie (which I actually got a chance to see on Sunday; I agree with a lot of what Kotaku has to say about it) and the Japanese release of The Legend of Tarzan.





Here's what the rest of the Top Ten looked like:

Rank
Last Week
Title
Distributor
No. of Theaters
Weeks in Theaters
1
NEW
Shin Gojira
Toho
348
1
2
2
Finding Dory Disney
360
3
3
1
One Piece Film Gold
Toei
344
2
4
NEW The Legend of Tarzan
Warner Bros Movies
307
1
5
3
Pokémon the movie XY&Z "Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna"
Toho
360
3
6
4
Independence Day: Resergence
20th Century Fox
359
4
7
5
HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE
Shochiku
312
3
8
6 Alice Through the Looking Glass
Disney
350
5
9
10 Let's Go! Anpanman "Nanda and Runda of the Toy Planet"
Tokyo Theater
182
5
10
7
Too Young to Die! Wakakushite Shinu Toho, Asmik-Ace 288
6

Source:  Eiga.com

Pokémon the movie XY&Z "Volcanion and the Tricky Magearna" is currently running in Japanese theaters.  It is the 19th film in the franchise overall.

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