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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | Coco

The May 2020 issue of CoroCoro Comics (in stores April 15th) had a promotion for the annual movie preview screening. The screening has since been canceled due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.

Movie Preview Screening

According to the promotion, the "Shogakukan Association Movie Preview Screening" (小学館連合試写会) was to take place on Sunday, June 28th in both Tokyo and Osaka. Attendance was going to be limited to 750 groups (maximum of three people per group) for a total of 2250 people.

Tokyo Screening
Osaka Screening
Sunday, June 28th, 2020
Sunday, June 28th, 2020
Doors open at 12:30
Show starts at 13:00
Doors open at 12:30
Show starts at 13:00
Tokyo Dome City Hall
(Kouraku 1-3-61 Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo-to)
The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry's International Conference Hall
(Honmachibashi 2-8 7F, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu)

Applications to attend the screening could be made either by sending in a postcard with relevant information or by filling out the online form here. Either way the applications had to arrive by June 1st. The information you needed to provide was:
  • Which city's screening you want to attend (Tokyo or Osaka)
  • Your mailing address, including postal code
  • The name(s) of everyone who's planning to attend. A maximum of three people will be allowed to enter per entry ticket.
  • Each person's age and/or grade in school
  • Telephone number
  • Which magazine you found out about this screening from
Those chosen to attend were to be notified by receiving their entry tickets in the mail about ten days before the event.

A notice on the online form stated that the event may be canceled due to the novel coronavirus. On May 20th, 2020 the official site announced just that:

Pocket Monsters The Movie "Coco" Shogakukan Association Movie Preview Screening Cancellation Announcement

It has been decided that, in accordance with the release of the film being delayed, the Shogakukan Association Movie Preview Screening originally scheduled for Sunday, June 28th will be canceled.

We humbly offer our deepest apologies to all our customers who were looking forward to this event.

We appreciate your understanding of this decision and the circumstances that led to it.

May 20th, 2020
Pikachu Project

The announcement uses the word "canceled" (中止) instead of "delayed" (延期) and so it seems like this film won't get a preview screening after all.




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