It’s time to meet the newest starts of everyone’s story.
Earlier today, the official Pokémon movie website updated the new cast members for Pokémon the Movie: Everyone’s Story (Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Minna no Monogatari). The film will add the following:
- Hisui: Masako Nozawa
- Kagachi: Kōji Ōkura
- Largo: Mana Ashida
- Mayor Oliver: Kouichi Yamadera
- Riku: Shoko Nakagawa
- Risa: Rina Kawaei
- Torito: Gaku Hamada
The actors first made their appearance at the end of a teaser trailer, which hit the web yesterday. Visuals for the characters, as well as a greater cast visual were revealed, which you can check out below.
The film will also feature mythical Pokémon Zeraora, who will appear in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Pokémon the Movie: Everyone’s Story hits Japanese theaters on July 13.
Tetsuo Yajima (Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, Pokémon XY) is returning to direct the project at Oriental Light and Magic and Wit Studio. Shizue Kaneko (Monster Strike The Movie, If Her Flag Breaks) is providing character designs for the film.
The feature’s script will be written by the team of Eiji Umehara (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne) and Aya Takaha (The Ancient Magus’ Bride). Kunihiko Yuyama, meanwhile, will serve as animation supervisor for the project.
Oriental Light and Magic has been the go-to studio for the Pokémon anime franchise. The studio has served as the main production house for the brand since the TV series launched in 1997.
This is the first time that Wit Studio is listed as a main production house for a Pokémon movie. In the past, they have provided production assistance on projects.
The film will star the following:
- Ash/Satoshi: Rica Matsumoto
- Ash/Satoshi’s Pikachu: Ikue Ōtani
- Jessie/Musashi: Megumi Hayashibara
- James/Kojiro: Shinichiro Miki
- Meowth/Nyarth: Inuko Inuyama
- Narrator: Unshō Ishizuka
All of the confirmed cast members are reprising their roles from the original TV series. Other characters include:
- Lisa: A high school student (and total Pokémon n00b).
- Kagachi: A braggart with a penchant for stretching the truth.
- Torito: A faint-hearted researcher who has trouble mustering confidence in himself.
- Hisui: A peculiar old woman who despises Pokémon.
- Rarugo: A mysterious young lady.
Sources: Comic Natalie