Background artist and illustrator, Yoshitoshi Shinomiya, has worked with Makoto Shikai on a couple of films, which are your name. and The Garden of Words… you might have heard of them. Now, as the 20th Pokemon movie finally makes its Japanese premiere, the renowned illustrator is revealed to also be the one behind the new movie’s latest visual:
The new visual really looks like something Makoto Shinkai would be directing, right? Japanese newspaper, Sports Hichi, is even offering an A1-size version of this visual as a poster with their special Pokemon issue, which is now currently available in Japanese news stands.
The movie will focus on how Ash first set out on his journey from Pallet Town with Pikachu, and also takes a look at how he encountered his first legendary Pokemon, Ho-oh. The movie is a throwback to the Pokemon anime’s very first episode.
And also just like the first TV anime episode, the movie also shares the title “Pokemon, I Choose You!”. The film is slated to make its Japanese premiere on July 15, 2017.
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