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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | AG Movie 03

Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation
Movie #3
Myuu and the Wave-Guiding Hero, Lucario

("Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero, Lucario")

"Lucario and the Mystery of Mew"

   Japanese Poster American Poster Unavailable
Click on the left poster to view the full-sized version.
Two other posters have been released for this movie.  View the first poster, featuring Mew, here.  To view the second poster, featuring Pikachu and Gonbe, click here.

Main Film Basic Synopsis

Satoshi and his friends have arrived in Rohta Town, where the legend of the "Wave-Guiding Hero" has been passed down from generation to generation.  A festival is being held in Oldoran Castle to celebrate the Wave-Guiding Hero Aaron, who put an end to a war between two pokemon armies centuries before.  Satoshi enters a competition to determine who will act as this year's hero, and the young boy wins!  However, the celebration is cut short when Mew suddenly appears and takes Pikachu and Nyasu with it!  What is it planning to do with the pokemon?  Will Lucario learn to trust Satoshi as the new hero?  Why are the three Regis fighting so dilligently?  And what secrets lie in the Tree of the Beginning of the World?


At the end of the second Advanced Generation movie, Rekku no Houmonsha Deokishisu, a brief flash of text informing the audience that a third Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation movie appeared.  No other information was known about the movie until December 2004, when a trailer revealing that the movie's feature pokemon was Mew was released.

Director Yuyama Kunihiko got inspiration for the setting of this movie, Oldoran Castle, by visiting a number of castles in Bavaria, Germany.  Both Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace were used as the models for this movie's setting.

Fans who bought an advanced ticket (sold between April 16th and July 15th, 2005) were given a claim ticket that will enable them to capture Mew in any of the Game Boy Advanced Pocket Monsters games (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Fire Red, or Leaf Green).

The film was the #2 highest-grossing film in Japan during 2005, earning 4.3 billion yen (roughly US $36 million).

Release/General Information

Japanese Premiere Date July 16th, 2005
Japanese Availability
DVD (Japanese, main feature)
Domestic Premiere Date September 19th, 2006
Domestic Availability
Opening Theme
Batoru Furontia (Eiga Baajon)
("Battle Frontier (Movie Version)")

Closing Theme
Hajimari no Uta
("The Song of Origin")

2005 Theatrical Edition Illustration Contest Theme
Pokemon Kazoe Uta
("The Pokemon Counting Song")
Main Staff
Since a translated version of the credits from an American DVD is not available yet, the following may not be completely accurate.

Original Story Tajiri Satoshi 
Production Company Shogakukan Production 
Animation Production Company OLM
Director Yuyama Kunihiko
Producers Mori Takenori and others
Executive Producers Kubo Masakazu, Tsuru Hiroaki
Assistant Producer Yoshikawa Chouji
Superviser Ishihara Tsunekazu
Animation Superviser Kotabe Youichi
Animation Producers Okuno Toshisato, Kanda Syuukichi
Original Character Design Ichi'ishi Sayuri, others
Music Producer Saitou Yuuji, Tanaka Hirokazu
Background Music Miyazaki Shinji
Production Pikachu Project (The Pokemon Company, Media Factory, Tomy, Jr. Kikaku, TV Tokyo, Shogakukan, Shogakukan Production, OLM
Distributor Toho

Thanks to Pokemonica for the above staff list. 

Principal Cast

Since the English-language version of the movie has not yet been released, all information regarding the American voice actors are merely assumptions.

Satoshi Rika Matsumoto Veronica Taylor
Pikachu Ohtani Ikue Ohtani Ikue
Takeshi Ueda Yuuji Eric Stuart
Haruka Kaori Veronica Taylor
Masato Yamada Fushigi Amy Birnbaum
Musashi Hayashibara Megumi Racheal Lillis
Kojirou Miki Shin'ichirou Eric Stuart
Nyasu Inuyama Inuko Maddie Blaustein
Lucario Namikawa Daisuke
Ko'orogi Satomi1
Ko'orogi Satomi
Aono Takeshi
Mother (of Rohta Town)
Hidaka Noriko
Satou Chie
Nishimura Chinami
Konishi Katsuyuki
Hanba Tomoe
Sakaguchi Kou'ichi
Itou Miyako
Sakaguchi Daisuke
Fukushima Jun
Yoshihara Natsuki
Miyashita Eiji
Miyashita Eiji
Kakehashi Atsushi
Kakehashi Atsushi
Kawamoto Kunihiro
Kawamoto Kunihiro
Narration Ishizuka Unshou Mike Pollock
Yamadera Kou'ichi
Okae Kumiko
Leen / Aileen
Kikuchi Momoko
Kid Summers Becky
Nishino Akihiro (King Kong)2
Kajiwara Yuuta (King Kong)2

1The voice actor for Mew in this film is Ko'orogi Satomi, while the voice actor for Mew in 1998's Mewtwo Strikes Back is Yamadera Kou'ichi.  This has caused speculation that the Mew in this film is different from the Mew from the first movie.

2"King Kong" is the name of a Japanese comedy group that formed in September 1999.  Nishino Akihiro (the voice actor for Freddie) and Kajiwara Yuuta (the voice actor for Usohachi) are the two members of the group and appear in the movie as special guest stars.
Further Information
("Mew and the Wave-Guiding
Hero, Lucario")
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IMDB Entry for 
"Pokémon 8"
Japanese Official Site
American Official Site



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