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This page goes into detail about the
characters who appear in "Cram Adventures Into a Pocket" (ポケットに冒険をつめこんで),
or "PokéTsume" for short.
Portrayed By: Nanase Nishino (西野七瀬)
The hero of our story. Madoka works at the advertising agency ADventure.
I was talking with my friends
one day about how "Someday, I wanna work on something to do with
Pokémon" and so imagine my shock when I heard about this show
just a few days later.
I've played most of the games from the first generation all the way to
the newest games, and so as one of the members of the generation of
adults who've grown up with Pokémon I was just ecstatic.
The character I play, Madoka Akagi, is someone who mobilizes into
action and who can take shocking developments and grow from them. The
first time I talked with the producers they told me that they "want to
stress that you're not the 'star' of the show, you're its 'main
character," and I thought that was so interesting. I made sure to keep
that in mind whenever I stepped onto set.
The people at the company Madoka works at, ADventure, are all very
friendly and have a good time laughing it up, both out in the field and
in the break room. Each and every employee has a strong personality
that also fits in well with the others to make them an unbeatable team!
To borrow a phrase Madoka uses, I think her colleagues might be some of
the "select few."
As the show's title suggests, "Cram Adventures Into a Pocket" has
"adventure" as one of its themes, and so during this adventure those of
you who've played Pokémon before will be able to see Madoka and
her friends evolve while also saying things like "that takes me back"
or "is that...!?" while also noticing all the small references hidden
here and there. We hope you'll enjoy it.
surname, Akagi, has the Japanese word for
"red" (赤) in it, essentially making Madoka the Red character of this
Portrayed By: Show Kasamatsu (笠松将)
Madoka's co-worker at the ADventure advertising agency. He's an uncool
guy the same age as Madoka who works in sales. However, there seems to
be a fire burning from within...
“Now that I think about it, the
very first video game I ever played was “Pokémon Gold &
Silver” on the Game Boy Color during the winter I was in first grade. I
didn’t know how to save the game, or even how to get my first
Pokémon and so when I would try to leave that first town I’d be
turned around over and over.
And now here I am, as an actor, getting the chance to be in a live
action Pokémon TV series. I’m so moved by this.
Please look forward to it.”
Kageaki Hiyama's (桧山
景明) name, when put in its original Japanese order (Hiyama
Kageaki), sounds similar to the Pokémon name Hitokage if you
swap out the "yama" with "to." The character described as having "fire
burning from within" him.
Portrayed By: Muga Tsukaji (塚地武雅)
The president of the ADventure advertising agency. It seems like he
always gets Amnesia when it comes to important matters...
“When I was still a starving
young comedian who had just moved to Tokyo I was obsessed with the
“Pocket Monsters Red & Green” game one of my colleagues lent me.
Can you believe those games came out the same year I started working as
a comedian!? It’s like we’re in sync! So for me to be in this
Pokémon themed live action TV series…this must be destiny,
right!? In this show I play Koichi Yadoya, the president of the
advertising agency that employs the show’s main character Madoka Akagi,
played by Nanase Nishino-chan. With Nanase-chan we were always laughing
it up, both while filming and during our downtime, and…waitaminute, you
want me to tell you which of those times was the funniest? Well
um…oops, I have Amnesia! Anyway, it’s a really funny show!”
Koichi Yadoya (宿⾕浩)
appears to be based on the Pokémon Yadoran. Both his character
description and actor comment mention Amnesia, an attack often used by
the Psychic-Type Pokémon. The character's promo picture also
crabs, the creature on which the Pokémon Yadoran is based.
|Kazuchika Kogusuri (⼩薬⼀親)
Portrayed By: Tomoharu
A person who works in sales at the ADventure advertising agency. He's
too much of a nice guy and has a tendency to say "yes" to everything...
“Just taking a quick glance at
my script I could see it was jam packed with Pokémon.
How many different Pokémon will appear in our show at the end of
the day? If you like Pokémon you definitely won’t want to miss
our show. Check it out.”
described in the show's 100 second trailer as "A working dad who can't
become a "Garura."
Portrayed By: Aya Hirano (平野綾)
A designer at the ADventure advertising agency. She's a pro at using
the dating apps and has her sights set on meeting a high spec man.
“I’m right in the middle of the
generation that grew up on Pokémon and so I’m really happy I get
to play a character based on one of those Pokémon, and with
everyone in this show being cast so perfectly I can’t help but be
excited for you all to see it. And it’s not just because there’s a wide
range of generations of Pokémon fans either; it’s also because
this is the “Worldwide Phenomenon Pokémon!” I hope you’ll all
fall in love with this show. I think the fun we had on set will be able
to be felt by those of you watching at home. Look forward to it!“
Yoko's (洋⼦) first name is a homonym
with youko (妖狐), the nine-tailed fox
spirit on which the Pokémon Kyukon is based.
Portrayed By: Ryo Sekoguchi (世古⼝凌)
A young boy who works at the ADventure advertising agency.
He has a great attitude but unfortunately he's not very good at his
“I’m Ryo Sekoguchi, and I play
the role of Yuhki Koide. As a Pokémon fan I’m just as thrilled
as you are that there’s going to be a live action TV show centered
around Pokémon. I’m actually the same age as Pokémon
myself and so I’ve been growing up and leveling up along with it this
whole time. I hope you’ll all be sure to watch this show until the end,
aim to reach your final evolved forms, and see your abilities
Yuhki Koide's (小出優希)
name, when put in its original Japanese order (Koide Yuhki), sounds
similar to the Pokémon name Koiking. Yuhki's character bio
mentions him being useless (something that's also often said about
Koiking) at work.
Portrayed By: Rio Uchida (内⽥理央)
Madoka's friend from when she was a kid. She works at Wonder Create, a
major competitor of the ADventure advertising agency. Midori's been a
rival to Madoka ever since they were little.
“I’ve been playing the
Pokémon games since the Generation 1, naturally, and am
currently playing Scarlet & Violet and so I’m really happy to be a
part of this show. I’m just like Green! That’s right! I work at the
rival company of the show’s main character. Her name is also Midori
(which sounds like the Japanese word for “green”).
In the video games you always play as the main character and so getting
to look at things from the rival’s point of view for the first time
like this allowed me to discover a brand new side to Pokémon.
Please look forward to PokéTsume!”
Midori Kudo's (⼯藤美登
⾥) given name is "midori," the Japanese word for "green." The
company Midori works at is said to be the "rival" to the company Madoka
works at, making Midori her rival. The actress has also basically
flat-out said she's Green.
Portrayed By: Eriko Sato (佐藤江梨⼦)
The owner of the cozy café "Rouge" were Madoka likes to enjoy
delicious food and talk about Pokémon.
“Until a little while ago I
would be rescued by the heroes of TV-Tokyo, go to the LaLaport Yokohama
location on the weekends to see a superhero stage show, go to Nakano
Zero and museums, etc. etc. In any case, up until a little while ago my
son was all about superheroes. His eyes would always light up whenever
heroes were involved. But now he’s eight years old and has gotten into
collecting Pokémon cards, and it’s right around that time when I
joined the live action Pokémon human drama that is “Cram
Adventures Into a Pocket.” I was more than happy to be in a show I can
my son will be proud of….
“It’s really really really really difficult, but” both Pokémon
and kids have to evolve someday.”
is the nickname given to the Rouglea you get from the in-game trade in
the Red & Green
games. In the English versions of the games
this Jynx was referred to as "LOLA." The name of the restaurant Masako
works at is called "Rouge," a clear reference to the Pokémon
Rougela. Her son Sora can also be seen wearing a Rougela shirt in one
of his promo pictures.
Portrayed By: Towa Watanabe (渡邉⽃翔)
Masako's son. He loves the Pocket Monsters games and gives advice to
Madoka as a Pokémon Mentor.
“I play Sora Karasawa, a
somewhat cocky little boy who’s known as the Pokémon mentor!
This is my first time playing a recurring character. I really love
Pokémon so I’m really happy to be in this show. A lot of
Pokémon are going to appear in this series…will your favorites
show up? Everyone on set was really warm and friendly and we all had a
great time filming! Let’s all set out for adventure every Friday
morning!! I hope a lot of you tune in!”
shares its first syllable with Karakara. The actor can also be seen
posing with a Karakara stuffed animal in this
Voiced By: Toshiro Yanagiba (柳葉敏郎)
The storyteller who guides Madoka not unlike the way Dr. Ookido does in
“An important role like this
appears in the games and animated TV series as well, and so to create
the Ookido role for this particular show I worked closely with the
director and producers. I look forward to the show airing.”
Ookido (大木戸) is
basically just Dr. Ookido's name if it was
written in kanji.
Joe Hyuga (日向丈)
A rival character to Madoka in the first episode "It's Super
Effective!" His Trainer Class in the episode's video game screen
reveals he's the third Iwakura in a row to hold his particular position.
Uruma implies in his interview with the magazine "TV station"
that Iwakura is based on the Pokémon Iwark. His first name
may be a reference to Takeshi, the very first Gym Leader you face in