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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.
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.
The first trailer for the series was released on October 5th, 2023. Below is an English fansub of that trailer.
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.
The cast of characters in this TV series are as follows:
More complete details about each character, as well as what their actors have to say about the roles, can be found here.
All ten episodes of the TV show will be released on DVD / Blu-ray on February 28th, 2024.
Check here to see a detailed breakdown of each release.
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.
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