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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | "PokéTsume"


Thursday Midnight Drama "Cram Adventures Into a Pocket"
(木ドラ24 「ポケットに冒険をつめこんで」)

PokéTsume

On August 30th, 2023 The Pokémon Company announced that a live action series "Cram Adventures Into a Pocket" (ポケットに冒険をつめこんで), or "PokéTsume" for short, will begin airing on TV-Tokyo starting October 20th.

Release / General Information

Show Name Thursday Midnight Drama
"Cram Adventures Into a Pocket"
木ドラ24 「ポケットに冒険をつめこんで」
Japanese Premiere Dates October 20th at 12:30 am
(officially promoted as October 19th at 24:30 JST)
Runtime Ten 30 minute episodes
Ending Theme "Mashiro"
(マシロ)
Performed by sumika
Official Website
https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/poketsume/
Official X (Twitter) @poketsume
https://twitter.com/poketsume
Official Instagram @tx_poketsume
https://www.instgram.com/tx_poketsume/


Spoiler-Free Synopsis

Madoka Akagi (Nanase Nishino) grew up in Masshiro, a port town in the Kanto Region of Japan. After graduating from local university, Madoka starts working at a company that makes fish paste, but her long-held aspirations to one day be a creator leads her to start working at a small ad agency in Tokyo called ADventure. Madoka came to the big city with lofty dreams, but it turns out that real life isn't so easy...her days end up being completely different from the sparkling wonderland she had envisioned. And if that wasn't enough, she's assigned to give a presentation at work that'll decide the fate of the very company itself! One day, Madoka receives a package from her mother who's still back home. Inside is the Game Boy Pocket she used to play with as a kid and her copy of Pocket Monsters Red...

And so she starts playing Pocket Monsters Red for the first time in 20 years. And the game seems like it's jam packed with the things that make life so important!? It's here that the curtains rise on the world's very first "Pokémon Human Drama," a show where its main character learns and grows through Pokémon!

The show "Cram Adventures Into a Pocket," or "PokéTsume" for short, is both filled with enough Pokémon to excite any Pokémon fan and is also able to be enjoyed by those who maybe aren't so familiar with it but who may want to start Pokémon on their own.

Trailer

The first trailer for the series was released on October 5th, 2023. Below is an English fansub of that trailer.



List of Episodes

In Japan, the series' premiere date is based on a seldomly-seen-outside-of-Japanese-TV 24 hour clock that goes past the 24:00 mark. In the case of PokéTsume, it's listed as premiering on October 19th at 24:30, which actually means October 20th at 12:30 AM. The premiere dates listed in the chart below are based on the latter way of reporting.

# Image
Episode Name Japanese Premiere Date
01
Episode 001
"It's Super Effective"
こうかはばつぐんだ!
October 20th, 2023
02
Episode 002
"[Pokémon] Won't Obey!"
いうことをきかない!
October 27th, 2023
03

"Koiking is Koide-kun"
(コイキングな小出くん。)
November 3rd, 2023
04

"Garura and Mr. Kogusuri" (ガルーラと小薬さん) November 10th, 2023
05

"KABIGON Geezer used BLOCK"
(カビゴンおやじのとおせんぼ)
November 17th, 2023
06

"What!? HIYAMA is evolving!"
(おや!?ヒヤマのようすが…!)
November 24th, 2023
07

"Be gone...Intruders..."
(
……ココカラ タチサレ……)
December 1st, 2023
08

"MS. MEGURO used FIRE BLAST!"
(目黒さ んのだいもんじ!)
December 8th, 2023
09

"A Rival's Existence"
(ライバルの存在)
December 15th, 2023
10

"Cram Adventures Into a Pocket"
(ポケットに冒険をつめこんで)
December 22nd, 2023


Characters / Cast

The cast of characters in this TV series are as follows:

Madoka Akagi
Kageaki Hiyama
Koichi Yadoya
Kazuchika Kogusuri
Yoko Meguro
Yuhki Koide
Midori Kudo
Masako
Sora Karasawa
Ookido

More complete details about each character, as well as what their actors have to say about the roles, can be found here.


Broadcast / Streaming Information

TV Network / Air Time
TV-Tokyo, TV-Osaka, TV-Aichi, TV-Setouchi, TV-Hokkaido, TVQ Kyushu
Starts October 20th, airing every Friday morning from 12:30 am ~ 1:00 am JST

BS TV-Tokyo, BS TV-Tokyo 4K
Starts October 25th, airing every Wednesday morning from 12:00 midnight - 12:30 am JST
Streaming
Streaming exclusively on U-Next
U-Next:  https://t.unext.jp/r/tv-tokyo_pr

Streams with ads on the free service "TV-Tokyo on the 'Net" (TV-Tokyo's homepage, TVer)
TV-Tokyo's homepage:  https://video.tv-tokyo.co.jp/
TVer:  https://tver.jp/
TVer page for PokéTsume: https://tver.jp/series/sr45e3lz2a


Home Video Releases

All ten episodes of the TV show will be released on DVD / Blu-ray on February 28th, 2024.

Blu-ray / DVD

Check here to see a detailed breakdown of each release.

Print Promotion for the TV Series

TV Station
TV Guide
Monthly The Television
TV station
(9/30 ~ 10/13 2023 Issue)

Interview with producer Koichi Uruma and actress Nanase Nishino (Madoka)
TV Guide
(10/07 ~ 10/13 2023 Issue)

Interview with actress Nanase Nishino (Madoka)

Monthly The Television
(December 2023 Issue)
Interview with actress Nanase Nishino (Madoka)

Monthly TV Guide
Otona Digital TV Navi
Monthly TV Navi
Monthly TV Guide
(December 2023 Issue)
Interview with actress Nanase Nishino (Madoka)
Otona no TV Navi
(December 2023 Issue)
Interview with actress Nanase Nishino (Madoka)
Monthly TV navi
(December 2023 Issue)
Interview with actress Nanase Nishino (Madoka)

Notes

The show was first announced on August 30th, 2023. A translation of that intial announcement can be found here.

The show's abbreviated nickname, "PokéTsume," comes from the show's Japanese title Poketto ni Bouken o Tsumekonde.

Main Staff

Staff
The show's directors Takeshi Matsuura, Paul Young, and Takayuki Hayashi

Based On
原案
The "Pocket Monsters" video game series
ビデオゲーム『ポケットモンスター』シリーズ
Planning / Production
企画・プロデュース
Shota Hatanaka (畑中翔太)
Screenplay
脚本
Shota Hatanaka (畑中翔太)
Atsuki Tomori (灯敦生)
Tomohiro Otoshi (大歳倫弘)
Directors
監督
Paul Young (ヤングポール)
Takayuki Hayashi (林隆行)
Takeshi Matsuura (松浦健志)
Producers
プロデューサー
Koichi Uruma (TV-Tokyo) (漆間宏一 (テレビ東京))
Ayaka Masai (TV-Tokyo) (正井彩夏 (テレビ東京))
Hideyuki Wakuta
(C&I Entertainment) (涌田秀幸   (C&Iエンタテインメント))
Music
音楽
Takahiro Obata (小畑貴裕)
Production
制作
TV-Tokyo (テレビ東京)
C&I Entertainment (C&Iエンタテインメント)
Production Committee
製作著作
The "Cram Adventures Into a Pocket" Production Committee
「ポケットに冒険をつめこんで」製作委員会

Full Staff List

Comments from the Staff

Cast



Regular Cast
Madoka Akagi
赤城まどか
Nanase Nishino
西野七瀬
Kageaki Hiyama
桧山景明
Show Kasamatsu
笠松将
Koichi Yadoya
宿⾕浩
Muga Tsukaji
塚地武雅
Kazuchika Kogusuri
⼩薬⼀親
Tomoharu Hasegawa
⻑⾕川朝晴
Yoko Meguro
目黒洋⼦
Aya Hirano
平野綾
Yuhki Koide
小出優希
Ryo Sekoguchi
世古⼝凌
Midori Kudo
⼯藤美登⾥
Rio Uchida
内⽥理央
Masako
まさこ
Eriko Sato
佐藤江梨⼦
Sora Karasawa
唐沢空
Towa Watanabe
渡邉⽃翔


Voice Cast
Ookido
大木戸
Toshiro Yanagiba
柳葉敏郎

Full Cast List



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