Pokémon’s Official Facebook page for the Philippines has announced that the popular franchise’s 21st anime movie adaptation will be screened in cinemas next month.
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us is set to premiere on Wednesday, December 5, in cinemas nationwide, which will be distributed locally by film production company Reality Entertainment.
A representative of the film company confirms to Anime Pilipinas that they will be releasing the English-dubbed version of the movie in the country.
The film company also plans to release the anime movie in most cinema houses nationwide, including SM Cinema and Robinsons Movieworld, but the list of cinemas that will carry the movie will be announced at a later date.
In conjunction with the film’s upcoming local release, The Infantree, Inc. is conducting several mall tours this month with merchandise sales, games, and other activities. Plus, a meet-and-greet opportunity with Pikachu.
The mall tour is set to take place in the following:
NOV 25 – SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
DEC 01 – SM City Fairview, Quezon City
DEC 02 – SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
The mall tour was recently held in SM City North EDSA (Quezon City) last November 11, and SM Southmall (Las Piñas City) last November 18.
A young athlete whose running days might be behind her, a compulsive liar, a shy researcher, a bitter old woman, and a little girl with a big secret—the only thing they have in common is the annual Wind Festival in Fula City.
The festival celebrates the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, who brings the wind that powers this seaside city. When a series of threats endangers not just the festival, but all the people and Pokémon of Fula City, it’ll take more than just Ash and Pikachu to save the day! Can everyone put aside their differences and work together—or will it all end in destruction?
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us is the 21st animated theatrical film of the Pokémon media franchise, and the second of the film reboot series, following Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! released last year.
The film premiered in Japanese cinemas on July 13 in 364 theaters, and ranked number 2 in its opening weekend, where it sold about 440 tickets and earned JP¥500 million (about PHP233.48 million)
The anime movie was directed by Tetsuo Yashima, who previously worked in the sports anime One Outs and 2011 anime series adaptation of Hunter×Hunter, while The Ancient Magus’ Bride’s Aya Takaha and Beelzebub’s Eiji Umehara handled the scripts.
If Her Flag Breaks animation director Shizue Kaneko handled the film’s character designs, which was produced by Oriental Light and Magic and Wit Studio, and distributed by Toho.
The English voice cast will be lead once again by Sarah Natochenny as “Ash Ketchum” (Satoshi) and Ikue Otani as Pikachu.
Reality Entertainment is a local film production company, founded by film director Erik Matti and film producer Dondon Monteverde. The film company is known for producing local films like On The Job, Honor Thy Father, and more recently, BuyBust.
The Infantree, Inc. is the master licensee holder of the Pokémon franchise in the Philippines, who took over the licensing operations earlier this year.
UPDATE (Nov 20, 12:00pm): There are some changes in the scheduling of the Pokémon mall shows, and this update reflected that.