New Pocket Monsters Anime’s Promo Video Previews Opening Theme

The official Twitter account for the new Pocket Monsters anime began streaming a new promotional video for the series on Friday. The video previews the anime’s opening theme song “1.2.3” by musical duo After the Rain(Soraru x Mafumafu).

The account also revealed a new key visual.

The new anime will premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on November 17 at 5:30 p.m. as an “expanded live broadcast special.” The series will then air on Sundays at 6:00 p.m., the same timeslot as Pokémon Sun & Moon.


The new series will feature two protagonists: Satoshi (Ash) and the new character Gō. Gō’s partner Pokémon is the starter Pokémon Hibunny (Scorbunny) from the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield gamesDaiki Yamashita voices the character Gō. Gō is 10 years old, and his dream is to capture all Pokémon.

Other cast members include:

  • Kana Hanazawa as Koharu
  • Yūichi Nakamura as Professor Sakuragi
  • Megumi Hayashibara as Musashi (Jessie)
  • Shinichiro Miki as Kojirō (James)
  • Inuko Inuyama as Nyarth (Meowth)

Daiki Tomiyasu (Pokémon Sun & Moon) is serving as chief director of the anime at OLM, and Maki Odaira (Pokémon Sun & Moon episode director) is directing the series. Kunihiko Yuyama as the creative supervisor, Shoji Yonemura is in charge of series construction, and Shūhei Yasuda is the character designer. Yuki Hayashi is composing the music, and Masafumi Mima is the sound director. Scriptwriters include Reiko YoshidaShoji YonemuraDeko AkaoJun’ichi FujisakuMichihiro TsuchiyaTouko MachidaYuka MiyataAya MatsuiAtsuhiro Tomioka, and Akemi Omode, among others.

The new series will feature all of the regions covered in the franchise so far, from the Kanto to the Galar region.

Sources: Pokemon anime’s Twitter account (link 2),

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