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The Movie
"Coco"






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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | Coco

Pocket Monsters The Movie "Coco" logo

Pocket Monsters The Movie "Coco"
劇場版ポケットモンスター ココ

Pocket Monsters The Movie "Coco" Pocket Monsters The Movie "Coco"

Release / General Information

Japanese Premiere Date December 25th, 2020
American Premiere Date TBA
Runtime
TBA
Opening Theme
TBA
Insert Songs
TBA
Ending Theme
Strange and Wonderful Creatures
(ふしぎなふしぎな生き物)
Performed by Tortoise Matsumoto
Written and Composed by Okazaki Physical Education

Spoiler-Free Synopsis

Posted February 28th, 2020
Coco, a boy who was raised by Pokémon. This summer, a new bond between Pokémon and humans is being formed.

There's an area deep in the jungle, far away from human civiliation.

It's a paradise known as the Okoya Forest, where the Pokémon are protected by strict rules where outsiders are not allowed to step foot into the forest.

Both the Mythical Pokémon Zarude and a boy who was raised as a Pokémon named Coco live in that forest.

Coco, who believes with all his heart that he really is a Pokémon, meets Satoshi and Pikachu one day and is able to make his very first "hewmann friends."

Am I a Pokémon? Or a hewmann?

When danger visits the forest, the love between Pokémon and humans, father and son are put to the test.

Posted sometime around May 14th, 2020
The summary posted on the official website was updated to remove the phrase "this summer" from the first paragraph but was otherwise unchanged.

Posted August 5th, 2020
What makes a father and son? What does being brought up mean?

This is a father/son story about Pokémon and humans that's a little bit different from what you're used to.

There's a land deep in a jungle far removed from civilization. The Okoya Forest, a paradise whose Pokémon are protected by strict laws, is located there.

One day, a stubborn Zarude who lives there with its fellow Pokémon comes across a human baby by the river.

"Hewmann, this is..."

It couldn't abandon the child and so Zarude, going against the laws of the forest, names the baby "Coco" and makes the decision to leave the rest of its pack to live together with the child.

The Pokémon's life of raising a human goes on for the next ten years. Then, Coco comes across Satoshi and Pikachu when they come into the Okoya Forest. It's the first time he's been able to make "hewmann friends!" Coco had always believed he was a Pokémon and never even questioned it but now, little by little, the seeds of doubt are beginning to bud.

"Dada, am I a hewmann?" Am I a Pokémon? Or a human? As Coco wrestles with these questions the footsteps of uninvited humans approach the forest, instantly turning the peace on its head...

Review

Coming December 25th, 2020!

Characters

The cast of humans / Pokémon for this movie are as follows:

Satoshi Zarude Coco Celebi
Dr. Zed Karen Rocket-Dan

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

Theme Song

The ending theme for this film is Fushigi na Fushigi na Ikimono (ふしぎなふしぎな生きもの), or "Strange and Wonderful Creatures." It will per performed by Tortoise Matsumoto.

"Those Mysterious Creatures"

View more information about the song here.
Home Video Releases

TBA

Soundtracks

TBA

Pre-Order Bonus

A number of Pokémon will be made available for audience members' Pocket Monsters Sword & Shield games as part of the movie's promotion.

Distributions

You can find out more about the various giveaways here.
Promotion for the Movie

Teasers Illustration Contest
A collection of the various trailers, with translations, can be found here. The yearly illustration contest was.
Details can be found here.
Movie Preview Screening
A preview screening for the 23rd movie was scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 28th.
Details about the screening, which has now been canceled, can be found
here.


Behind the Scenes

TBA

Notes

The first teaser for the film was shown at the end of the previous year's movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution. It features a 2D animated Pikachu pulling on a vine.


The setting of this film, the Okoya Forest (オコヤの森) most likely comes from rearranging the letters in oyako (親子), or "father and son."

The film was originally scheduled for a July 10th, 2020 release but this got pushed back due to COVID-19. The new release date has now been set to a vague "Winter 2020." This makes Pocket Monsters The Movie "Coco" the first animated film in the franchise's 23 year history to not debut in July.


Main Staff

Staff Credits
"Pocket Monsters" Created By
原案
Satoshi Tajiri (田尻)
Director
監督
Tetsuo Yajima (矢嶋哲生)
Screenplay
脚本
Atsuhiro Tomioka (富岡淳広)
Tetsuo Yajima (矢嶋哲生)
Excecutive Producers
エグゼクティブプロデューサー
Junya Okamoto (岡本順哉)
Hidenaga Katakami (片上秀長)
Producers
プロデューサー
Satoshi Shimodaira (下平聡士)
Yuta Uchiyama (内山雄太)
Ayaka Sekiguchi (關口彩香)
(川口 類)
Animation Producer
アニメーションプロデューサー
Hiroyuki Kato (加藤浩幸)
Character Designs
キャラクターデザイン
Hirotaka Marufuji (丸藤広貴)
Chief Animation Directors
総作画監督
Hirotaka Marufuji (丸藤広貴)
Yasushi Nishiya (西谷泰史)
Sound Director
音響監督
Masafumi Mima (三間雅文)
Music (partial)
音楽 (一部)
Okazaki Physical Education (岡崎体育)
Animation Production
アニメーション制作
OLM
Production
製作
Pikachu Project (ピカチュウプロジェクト)
Distribution
配給
Toho (東宝)

Principal Cast

Voice Cast
Satoshi Rica Matsumoto
松本梨香
Pikachu
Ikue Ohtani
大谷育江


Musashi
Megumi Hayashibara
林原めぐみ
Kojirou
Shin-ichiro Miki
三木眞一郎
Nyarth
Inuko Inuyama
犬山イヌコ


Narration
Kenyu Horiuchi
堀内賢雄

Special Guests

Special Guest Voices
Coco Moka Kamishiraishi
上白石萌歌
Zarude
Kankuro Nakamura
中村勘九郎
Dr. Zed
Kou'ichi Yamadera
山寺宏一
Karen
Shoko Nakagawa
中川翔子

Japanese Box Office Performance

Gross-to-date:  TBA
Total Number of Days in Theaters:  TBA

Detailed Week-by-Week Results

Box Office Performance At a Glance
Week Rank
Earnings
To Date
Viewer-
ship
Competition
Week One (TBA)
1
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Week Two (TBA)
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Week Three (TBA)
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Week Four (TBA)
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Week Five (TBA)
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Week Six (TBA)
6 TBA TBA TBA
Week Seven (TBA)
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Week Eight (TBA)
8 TBA TBA TBA
Week Nine (TBA)
9 TBA TBA TBA


Publications

A prequel manga will begin running in an upcoming issue of CoroCoro Comics.

Pocket Monsters The Movie "Coco" Prequel Manga (Title TBA)

Click here to find out more about this manga.
Further Information

Comparison
Director's Comments
Tidbits from the Movie's Pamphlet Official Site (Japanese)

 

 

 

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