Pokemon Horizons Anime to Premiere on April 12

On Friday, the official X/Twitter account for the Pokémon anime franchise unveiled exciting news about the upcoming arc of Pokemon Horizons: The Series. Set to kick off on April 12, the new arc, titled “Terastal Debut,” was introduced alongside a visually stunning reveal.

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Originally premiering in Japan in April 2023 with a special one-hour episode, the series airs every Friday at 6:55 p.m. JST (4:55 a.m. EDT). It embarked on its second arc, “Terapagos no Kagayaki” (The Brilliance of Terapagos), commencing with the 29th episode on October 27 in Japan.

Initially slated for a Netflix debut in the U.S. on February 23, the series made its unexpected premiere on March 7 instead.

Featuring fresh dual protagonists named Liko and Roy, the anime showcases Pokémon such as Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly from the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games. Additionally, it spotlights the Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza in its Shiny form. New characters Friede and Captain Pikachu, a Pokémon professor and partner duo, join forces with Liko and Roy in their adventures in pokemon horizons

Saori Den, known for her work on Mirage Queen Prefers Circus, directs the anime, with Daiki Tomiyasu serving as creative director. Renowned screenwriter Dai Sato, recognized for Eureka Seven and Cowboy Bebop, oversees the series scripts. Tetsuo Yajima choreographs the action sequences, Rei Yamazaki designs the characters, and Kyōko Itō handles sub-character design. Masafumi Mima directs sound, while Conisch composes the captivating music.

About the Pokemon Horizons Anime

The Pokémon anime series, also known as “Pokémon: The Series,” is an animated television show based on the Pokémon video game franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori. Produced by Oriental Light and Magic and animated by Studio OLM, the series debuted in Japan on April 1, 1997. It was directed by Masamitsu Hidaka until the 276th episode, after which he was succeeded by Norihiko Sudo. The series’ original title in Japan is “Pocket Monsters.”

The narrative of the Pokémon anime revolves around the adventures of Ash Ketchum, a young Pokémon Trainer from Pallet Town, and his partner Pikachu. The duo embarks on a journey to become Pokémon Masters, traveling across various regions, capturing and training Pokémon, and competing in Pokémon battles.

The first season of the anime, known as “Pokémon: Indigo League,” follows Ash as he begins his Pokémon journey, receiving his first Pokémon, Pikachu, from Professor Oak. Alongside his friends Misty and Brock, Ash aims to compete in Pokémon Gyms to earn Gym Badges and eventually challenge the Pokémon League.

Throughout its run, the Pokémon anime has introduced a diverse cast of characters, including rival Trainers, Pokémon Gym Leaders, and members of the villainous organization Team Rocket. Notable recurring characters include Ash’s rival Gary Oak, Nurse Joy, and Officer Jenny.

The success of the Pokémon anime has led to numerous spin-off series, movies, and merchandise, making it one of the most iconic and enduring franchises in pop culture. Its impact extends beyond television, influencing video games, trading card games, toys, and other forms of media.

The first season of the Pokémon anime consists of 82 episodes, spanning from “Pokémon, I Choose You!” to “Friend and Foe Alike.” It originally aired in Japan from April 1, 1997, to January 21, 1999. In the United States, it premiered on September 8, 1998, on the WB Television Network (now The CW).

In conclusion, stay updated with the latest anime news to keep yourself informed about the ever-evolving world of anime.

Source: ANN

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