After the retirement of Ash from the Pokemon franchise, we have new duo protagonists who will begin their adventure in the world of Pokemon.
Three months after Liko and Roy were introduced as the new face of Pokemon tamer, the official Twitter of Pokemon tweeted a series of announcements starting from the first PV, a visual teaser, staff, and cast.
Not only that, the new series of Pokemon is confirmed to premiere on April 14, 2023. The first episode will have a special one-hour duration as the start line for god-knows-when-it-ends anime. Pokemon company has confirmed that the anime will premiere in 2023 “and beyond”.
We are excited to welcome the new generation of Pokemon anime. That’s why we have gathered the information related to the anime below. Let’s dig in!
New Pokemon Trailer and Visual Teaser
The first PV was released on March 3, 2023. We are pretty much used to the animation quality of Pokemon for the last few years. It seems that there is no significant change in quality even after Ash retired.
The PV contains the voiced introduction of Liko and Roy as the protagonists. It also introduces a new character who is Friede and Captain Pikachu. Based on research, they are a new professor and his Pokemon.
The anime will also feature Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly from the Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet video games. Apparently, they will become the main Pokemon that accompany the protagonist through the journey.
As the Pokemon fans, it isn’t complete if the series doesn’t include legendary Pokemon. It Is also confirmed that Rayquza in its shiny form will appear in the series.
New Pokemon Staff and Cast
Though the PV has shown several characters, there are only four confirmed casts so far. They are:
- Minori Suzuki as Liko
- Yuka Terasaki as Roy
- Taku Yashiro as Friede
- Ikue Ootani as Captain Pikachu
Like other past Pokemon, OLM studio will be the producer of this anime. Though not all of them are related to the past Pokemon project, we have experienced staff working on the project. They are:
- Director: Saori Den (Kaitou Queen wa Circus ga Osuki)
- Creative Director: Daiki Tomiyasu (Pokemon (2019))
- Action Director: Tetsuo Yajima (Pokemon Movie 23: Koko)
- Series Composition: Dai Satou (Yurei Deco)
- Character Design: Rei Yamazaki
- Sub-Character Design: Kyouko Itou
- Sound Director: Masafumi Mima (Pokemon (2019))
- Music: Conisch (Yu Gi Oh! Zexal Second)
Now that the countdown has started, the pressure is on. Can both of them satisfy the expectation of Pokemon fans? Let’s wait for it.
Frequently Asked Questions
The new Pokemon series will premiere on April 14, 2023.
The staff stated that the anime will premiere in 2023 and beyond. It means that we can expect this anime to continue for years to come.