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.