Old Updates Archive
List of Pokémon
Pokémon World Atlas
List of Techniques
List of Items
List of TV Episodes
Movies & Specials Guide
Voice Actors Guide
Backpack | Features | TV station
The October 7th to October 13th 2023 issue of the Japanese TV Guide
magazine features an interview with Cram Adventures Into a Pocket star
Nanase Nishino in order to
promote the then-upcoming show.
Below is a translation of that interview.
The interview with Nanase Nishino can be found on Page 31.
Born May 25th, 1994 in Osaka. Blood type O. Her
latest works have been the TV series "Dr. Chocolate" and the movies
"Shin Kamen Rider" and "Ichikei no Karasu" (all released on 2023).
What adventures have you had lately?
Somewhere around...I think it was in the spring? I went on a two
day, one night trip to Taiwan and then took the return flight home all
by myself. I really love being alone in airports because it makes me
feel like I'm in the middle of this big adventure. Even just
sitting in the terminal waiting to board my flight back home made me
feel adventure-ish since I was in a country where I don't speak the
language, and so if anything were to happen I wouldn't know what to do
and the whole thing would turn into this thrilling and exciting
If I could choose to go on a journey with any Pokémon I'd
probably go with one of the flying types. Whenever I got lost I could
just have one of them take me up to the skies to get a better look of
my surroundings and then figure out where to go from there. And then if
my feet got tired it'd be nice to be able to hop on and have them carry
me the rest of the way instead.
Nanase Nishino plays the "player
character" in the very first live action TV show based on the "Pocket
Monsters" video games. We talk to Ms. Nishino and get some
behind-the-scenes info on her getting offered the role as well as hear
about her most recent adventures!
Featuring tons of elements from the "Pocket
Monsters" video games!
Adventures In a Pocket"
When Pocket Monsters Scarlet &
Violet came out last year I beat the game but then kept playing,
and it was right around the time my Pokémon fever was rising
even higher I was contacted about being in this new show. I had
just been thinking about how I'd love to work on something with
Pokémon someday and so I was really shocked by how perfectly
everything lined up.
I've been playing Pokémon ever since the very first games, but
the first one I ever got my own copy of was the Pocket Monsters Sapphire game I got
for Christmas one year. I love filling out the Pokémon Bestiary
and so I worked hard to trade with my other friends but
I never ended up being able to get all the Pokémon. But my older
brother, who had
the other version Ruby, was
able to complete his. I kept playing Pokémon games even after
that but I
never ended up completing the Pokémon Bestiary, not even once.
And so when Pocket Monsters Violet
came out I decided that this
would be the one I had to fill up. I ended up meeting that goal and I
have to say, the feeling of accomplishing something I had been trying
to do for so long felt really, really huge.
When I had my first face-to-face
show's directors and producers
I ended up telling them this story, and then after that they
gave my character Madoka an older brother who played Pokémon with her. And so it
felt like they had taken that little bit of myself a put it into the
show. Madoka's appearance, the way she speaks, and her energy are all
pretty close to
the way I am in real life and so I didn't have to do too much to act
the role. But, I don't have the same kind of player
character energy Madoka has in my own life. She loves people and will
action regardless of whether or not it involves her, making her words
and actions very much like the player character in a video game. I
don't do all that for other people so I guess we're different that way
In this show Madoka's not the "main character," she's the "player
character." We interact with the Pokémon world through the
player characters so I thought playing Madoka more like a video game
protagonist would make the show's connections to Pocket Monsters Red & Green
that much stronger. And so I kept that in mind while playing Madoka. If
there's a problem Madoka will take the initiative to go out and talk to
lots of different people in a very proactive way. She'll call on the
help of others to help, and it's that ability to pull others in that
makes Madoka so appealing.
The cast and crew of the show is like this big gathering of
Pokémon fans and so we had a lot of bonding take place on set
thanks to this shared interest. The child actor Towa Watanabe would
bring his Nintendo
Switch to filming and so I'd start to bring mine as well, and before
long the two
of us would start trading in Violet.
And in the waiting room we had a lot of fun when Ms. Aya Hirano used
the AR feature in Pokémon Go to take photos of the cast.
So what should you be on the lookout for? We hope you notice the
feeling of Pokémon
that oozes out of every scene. The title for Episode 1 is "It's Super
Effective!" and some of the show's most important lines of dialogue and
even the names of the characters themselves are all taken from
Pokémon. As someone who loves the series it was a bit surreal
saying some of those Pokémon lines out loud, but at the same
it felt really natural and made me happy (laughs). Every episode has
scenes with gameplay footage in them as well and so I think it'll be
easy to see just how much this is a show filled to the brim with love
Thursday Drama 24 "Cram
Adventures in a Pocket"
TV-Tokyo stations, every
Friday morning from 12:30 am - 1:00 am
After graduating from her local university, Madoka Akagi (Nishino) is
unable to throw away her dream of working at a company and so she
working at a small advertising agency in Tokyo. But it turns out that
real life isn't so easy. A package from back home containing her old
Game Boy sets into motion major changes in her life.
Hair & Make-up:
Mai Tokunaga (Beautrium)
Yudai Ichinosawa (Ten10)
LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS(LO「), Amitie CREDIR, ALM.