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Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon Planetarium
Monsters Sun & Moon Planetariuml
ポケットモンスター サン＆ムーン プラネタリウム
(Pocket Monsters Sun & Moon Planetarium)
Tomorrow is a very special day because you'll be able to see a total
eclipse of the sun! If you miss this opportunity then it'll be more
than 300 years before you get a chance to see another one in the Alola
Region! When Satoshi hears this he decides to go with
Mamane to Eclipse Island, the central spot to see the solar event.
There, they meet a "Solar Eclipse Hunter" named Fred who travels around
the world chasing after solar eclipses. They decide to watch it with
him but unfortunately, the weather is a bit cloudy on the actual day of
the eclipse. Satoshi and his friends, thinking they'll definitely be
able to see the eclipse from above the clouds, decide to head toward
the top of a mountain to get a better view.
Meanwhile, the Rocket-Dan hear that rare pokemon are said to appear
during the solar eclipse and, thinking they can also capture Pikachu
while they're at it, sneak away from Kiteruguma's nest and hurry to the
top of the mountain to confront Satoshi and his friends. During the
conflict, however, the solar eclipse starts without them! Will Satoshi
and his friends be able to watch the solar eclipse after all?
Use your full power to not miss the miraculous moment when the sun and
moon perform their special dance!
On January 4th, 2018 I went out to the
Hamagin Space Science Center near Yokohama to see the special.
of the special, as well as my impressions of the planetarium experience
altogether, can be found here.
is an original animated story created specifically for the Konica
Minolta planetariums. The show is projected on the planetarium's
dome-like ceiling and makes full use of the space provided to surround
the audience with images and sound.
The story of
2009's Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl The
Movie "Arceus - To the Conquering of Time and Space" also
involved a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse of the sun. On July 22nd of
that year an
actual solar eclipse was visible from Japan. Another
eclipse occurred the same year Pocket
Monsters Sun & Moon Planetarium was released as well but
this time the total solar eclipse that was visible throughout much of
the continental U.S. on August 21st was only visible as a partial solar
eclipse when viewed from Hawaii, the area on which the Alola Region is
The show's known screenings are as follows.
September 10th, 2017 ~ September 30th, 2017
Showtimes: 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Tuesday through Friday (duration: 45 minutes; this includes a
presentation about the autumn constellations); 10:30am, 11:30am,
1:30pm, 3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The planetarium is closed on
Ticket Prices: 260 yen
(individual tickets), 180 yen (groups of 20 or more). Children under 18
years old and those 70 years old or older can view the show for free.
October 1st, 2017 ~ March 16th, 2018
Showtimes: Once a day on
weekdays at 2:45pm and twice a day on weekends / holidays at 11:15am
Ticket Prices: 400 yen
(general admission to the museum) and 600 yen for the show ticket.
|Dates: October 1st, 2017 -
March 31st, 2018
11:00am, 3:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Winter
and Spring Break
900 yen (individual tickets), 400 yen (high school students). Children
younger than middle school age can view the show for free.
Star Dome Hotaru
|Dates: October 7th, 2017
Mostly 11:00am and 3:00pm Monday through Sunday though sometimes the
show is also scheduled for other times as well.
800 yen for adults and 500 yen for children
for hotel guests, 900 yen for adults and 600 yen for
children for non-guests.
|Dates: November 3rd, 2017 -
May 27th, 2018
10:10am, 2:10pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays
410 yen for children, 820 yen for adults
Local Culture Plaza
|Dates: December 2nd, 2017 -
February 25th, 2018
3:00pm Monday through Saturday, 3:30pm on Sundays. On national
show airs at 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
60 yen for adults and 30 yen for children younger than middle school
age; free for children younger than middle school age on Saturdays and
|Fukuoka City Science
|Dates: February 1st, 2018 -
the end of May 2018. The show will be temporarily closed from April 9th
to the 11th.
11:00am on weekdays (except Tuesdays), 11:30am and 2:30pm on weekends
and holidays. The museum is closed every Tuesday.
500 yen for adults, 300 yen for high school students, and 200 yen for
elementary and middle school students. For groups of 30 or more the
tickets are 450 yen for adults, 270 yen for high school students, and
180 yen for elementary and middle school students. Children younger
than elementary school age can view the show for free.
Release / General
(this is the earliest known screening)
Performed by Rika Matsumoto