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Dogasu's Backpack | Old Updates Archive | May 2021

Translation:  "Newtype Web" Interview with Yuko Kobayashi, Part Two
May 28th, 2021

Dogasu @ 23:26 JST -- Apparently I'm just translating article after article now on this website lol.

Monday morning the website Newtype Web posted the second part of its interview with Shigeru's voice actor Ms. Yuko Kobayashi. The translation of Part Two can be found here.

NewType Web Interview with Yuko Kobayashi

Part Two goes into how she feels Shigeru's grown over the years, what part of the episode gave her the most trouble in the recording booth, what her favorite Pokémon is, and more! It's all pretty fascinating stuff so be sure to take the five minutes or so needed to give it a read through!

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Translation:  "Newtype Web" Interview with Yuko Kobayashi, Part One
May 28th, 2021

Dogasu @ 23:01 JST -- Earlier this morning the website Newtype Web posted Part One of an interview with Shigeru's voice actor, Ms. Yuko Kobayashi, in advance of her character coming back in tonight's episode of Pocket Monsters (2019). I've translated the interview for you here:

NewType Web Interview with Yuko Kobayashi

The interview goes into what Ms. Kobayashi was thinking as she returned to the character for the first time in twelve years, the origin of the Sa~toshi-kun nickname Shigeru has for his rival, and what it was like recording for the show in this post-COVID world. Yuko Kobayashi, like Mayumi Iizuka, doesn't often get interviewed in regards to her role as Shigeru in Pocket Monsters so this is a real treat!

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Translation:  "Pokémon Pia" Interview with Mayumi Iizuka
May 26th, 2021

Dogasu @ 23:01 JST -- I continue to slowly chip away at my translation backlog by revisiting Pokémon Pia. For tonight's interview translation I've got their interview with the voice of Kasumi herself, Ms. Mayumi Iizuka!

In my new translation of this interview from 2017, we learn about how Ms. Iizuka feels about Kasumi as a character, how she looks at Satoshi, which one of her Pokémon is her favorite, and more! Interviews with Ms. Iizuka in regards to her work on Pocket Monsters are quite rare so you're in for a real treat here!

The magazine features eleven more voice actor interviews; which ones would you like to see me translate next?

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Manga: Pocket Monsters The Movie "Koko" ~ One More Beginning ~ Chapter Three
May 24th, 2021

Dogasu @ 11:59 JST -- You may have remembered me talking about Pocket Monsters The Movie "Koko" ~ One More Beginning ~, an original manga that takes place three years before the events of the 23rd Pokémon movie. The first two chapters debuted in CoroCoro Comics -- Chapter One in the December 2020 issue, Chapter Two in the January 2021 issue -- while a third chapter debuted in the graphic novel collection that came out December 25th.

Pocket Monsters The Movie "Koko" ~ One More Beginning ~

Today's update looks at that graphic novel exclusive third chapter. So, here's a full summary of the chapter! While I was at it I also went and translated the author's comment printed on the dust cover of the graphic novel collection.

And that's it for the Movie 23 manga! Viz will probably (maybe?) release the English version of this in the U.S. sometime later this year / early next year so hopefully it won't be too long before a lot of you are able to read this for yourself!

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Translation:  "Pokémon Pia" Interview with Yuuji Ueda
May 12th, 2021

Dogasu @ 23:58 JST -- It's been a while since I've done a long-form interview translation so for tonight's update I'm going to be doing just that! Here's a translation of an interview with Yuuji Ueda, the voice of Takeshi, from a special magazine called Pokémon Pia that came out back in 2017.

Pokémon Pia Takeshi

Mr. Ueda talks about how Takeshi changed as the series went on, shares some of his fondest memories of working on the show, what lets us know what it's like to voice dozens and dozens of Pokémon. It has a lot of stories and information I haven't seen anywhere else so it's definitely worth the read.

Pokémon Pia contains a whopping fourteen interviews (thirteen cast members and then Movie 20's director Kunihiko Yuyama) so it's something I'll be going back to over and over again.

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Episode Comparison "In The Pink"
May 3rd, 2021

Dogasu @ 23:35 JST -- Another month, another Season Two Episode Comparison! This time around I've got "In The Pink," an episode about a group of children being chased around by a bunch of pink rhinos for 22 minutes. Fun!

"In The Pink"

The episode was actually fairly light on the edits, as far as 4Kids episodes go, but there were still quite a few things to talk about throughout the write-up. Hope you enjoy!

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