To all Pokémon fans:
This is the story of the duo's "meeting" and "promise".
This is the creation of the 20th anniversary movie!
Pocket Monsters, or "Pokémon" for short:
Mysterious lifeforms that hide many secrets.
There are still many things we don't know about their ecology.
Pokémon Trainers continue their adventures
with the aim of encountering Pokémon never before seen...
Satoshi, a boy living in Masara Town, greeted the morning of his 10th birthday, the day he could become qualified to become a Pokémon Trainer. Satoshi's heart was filled with a desire for Pokémon he has never seen before and a world he has never seen before, but while he was meant to be given a Pokémon that would become his partner at the Okido Laboratories, he ended up severely oversleeping, and all that was left for him was a single Pikachu, a Pokémon that did not get attached to humans.
"Do you hate me? I like you!" Even though the two were at odds with one another, their friendship deepened little by little, and as they looked up at the legendary Pokémon Houou that flew through the sky on the day they set off, Satoshi and Pikachu swore an oath as they held one of its Rainbow Feathers:
"Let's go meet it together one day!"
And thus, Pikachu and Satoshi, who set off on his journey to become the world's greatest Pokémon Master, end up meeting the Trainers Makoto and Soji on their way before getting told a legend concerning Houou.
"Those who, guided by the Rainbow Feather, meet with Houou, shall become the Heroes of the Rainbow."
Satoshi and the others end up getting guided by Marshadow, a mysterious Pokémon that had been lurking in Satoshi's shadow without anyone realizing, and make their way to Mount Tensei, where Houou lives, but a strong opponent appears before them. Will the duo manage to reach Houou?! In order for them to fulfill the promise they swore on the day the departed, the two of them now begin an adventure that will last until they become "true partners"!
"Mezase Pokémon Master: 20th Anniversary" by Rica Matsumoto
Kanata Hongo as SOJI
Shiori Sato as MAKOTO
Koichi Yamadera as MARSHADOW
Shoko Nakagawa as JOY
Arata Furuta as BONJI
Teaser 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be-zA7-lr_k
Teaser 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTVanCQHKBY
Trailer 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-aWlbgRjIM
Teaser 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXAhgVipCk8
Trailer 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NHzI6_D4Tg
Translations of material from the movie's official website
Announcement of title and premiere date
Announcement of the New Year Special
Rescreening of 3D movies from 2005/2006
Announcement of Pokémon events at the Next Generation World Hobby Fair '17 Winter
Report from the Next Generation World Hobby Fair '17 Winter Tokyo fair
Information on the drawing contest
Story and new trailers
Celebrity artwork from the Oha Suta hosts for the drawing contest
Celebrity artwork from the Pokenchi hosts for the drawing contest
Celebrity artwork from more Oha Suta hosts for the drawing contest
Celebrity artwork from manga creators for the drawing contest
Information on the Satoshi's Pikachu special preorder ticket event
Celebrity artwork from Takahiro Yamashita for the drawing contest
Info on the Pokémon events at AnimeJapan 2017 and the Family Anime Festa 2017
Information on the freebie included with the special preorder ticket
Celebrity artwork from the creators of Pocket Monsters SPECIAL for the drawing contest
Celebrity artwork from Rica Matsumoto and Miyu Koike for the drawing contest
Detailed story, character profiles, voice actor comments and new trailers
Voice actor twitter videos:
1: Koichi Yamadera
2: Shoko Nakagawa
3: Arata Furuta
4: Shiori Sato
5: Kanata Hongo