The Oha Suta (Good Morning Star) children’s variety show gave Pokémon fans a wonderful announcement, just in time for Christmas in the year of the franchise’s 20th anniversary. A new film titled Gekijoban Pocket Monster: Kimi ni Kimeta! (Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!) will be premiering on July 15th, 2017 in Japan. A poster was unveiled and a short teaser played during the programme, and in both, it appears, we can see our old friends Ash (Satoshi) and Pikachu.

As many of us will know, the title is a call back to the first episode of the Pokémon anime from so long ago in 1997. ‘Pokémon! Kimi ni Kimeta!’ was the Japanese title of that episode, and so this announcement has been giving us some strong tingles of nostalgia. How about you? What do you guys think is in store for this movie? It’s all quite mysterious for the moment, but we’ll keep you updated as details arrive.

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osmovies

Do you think that will be released in North America by any chance?

Elisabeth O'Neill

I’m sure it will get some kind of release over there at some point, if not a theatrical one. We’ll have to wait and see how things turn out.

NEETaku

They will never let this kid grow up. xD Poor Ash

osmovies

I know. Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokémon, just wants him to be young a little longer. Until this is over. But let’s hope he doesn’t stay forever young.

NEETaku

He’s going to his grave a 10 year old. xD

daisyoak

Lol!

mattdoylemedia

Cool! I wonder if it will simply be a reworked run through of the first couple of episodes with new dialogue, animation and the switching of when different events happened.

Elisabeth O'Neill

I do wonder, and since it’s been announced so soon after the last movie, perhaps that is the direction they’re taking. I would be interested to watch something like that all the same. Take myself back to age 9/10 ☺

mattdoylemedia

Aye, it’d be early teens for me in terms of nostalgia. Maybe they’ll go with Ash meeting another trainer and, after they lose due to miscommunication with their Pokemon, they sit down to talk with Ash. After they marvel at his relationship with Pikachu, Ash tells them of his humble beginnings and so the movie goes on.
Or something like that.

Matthew

This is exciting. I haven’t seen the first episode in years and am hoping we get to see this film too. This was first time I experienced the feels in one episode in my beginning of watching anime.