Pokémon Sun and Moon: details (cast, staff) and new trailer for the anime series

Today, TV Tokyo updated the official website for the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series, which will debut on November 17th with a 1-hour episode. We have details about the characters and their VA, the staff, and more.

But before that, here’s the latest trailer for the anime series:

This trailer allows us to see (or rather hear!) that Rica Matsumoto (who voices Satoshi/Ash) is the one singing the Opening Theme.

Just like in the game, the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series takes place in the Alola Region. Satoshi/Ash and Pikachu move to that region surrounded by blue skies and seas. Naturally, they will get to meet plenty of new characters, with plenty of new experiences and surprises.

Next, we have some character profiles:

  • Satoshi/Ash + Pikachu: a 10 year old boy who dreams of becoming a Pokémon Master. Together with Pikachu, he will experience school life for the first time in the Alola Region. As for Pikachu, he’s Satoshi/Ash’s very first partner, and his best friend;
  • Rotom Pokédex: just like in the game, the Rotom Pokédex came to be when a Rotom started possessing a Pokédex. It can speak, and it will guide Satoshi/Ash during his adventure;
  • Lillie: she loves Pokémon, but for some reason, she cannot bring herself to touch them;
  • Kiawe: Fire-Type Pokémon are his favorite. His family owns a farm, and he lands a hand there while attending school;
  • Mallow: Grass-Type Pokémon are her favorite. She’s said to be a pretty active but goofy person. Her family owns the Aina Cafeteria, and she’s its poster girl;
  • Lana: Water-Type Pokémon are her favorite. She’s said to be pretty meek but active. She’s the eldest daughter of a fisherman, and she has two other sisters;
  • Sophacles: Electrik-Type are his favorite. A full-fledged otaku/geek who’s pretty familiar with programming. He can’t help thoroughly analysing things;
  • Professor Kukui: the Pokémon Professor of the Alola region. He studies Pokémon, and teaches at Satoshi/Ash’s school. Talking of Satoshi/Ash, Professor Kukui’s home is where he lives during his time in the Alola region;
  • Samson Oak: the headmaster of Satoshi/Ash’s school, and Professor Oak’s cousin. He studies the evolution of the Alolan Pokémon;
  • Team Rocket (Musashi/Jessie, Kojiro/James, Nyarth/Meowth, and Sonansu/Wobbuffet): members of an evil organisation. Their goal is to steal rare and powerful Pokémon, and they have set their eyes on Satoshi’s Pikachu (some things will never, ever change!).

And here’s the voice actors for the various characters (NB: Japanese names of the characters, but same order as above):

  • Satoshi: Rica Matsumoto
  • Pikachu: Ikue Otani
  • Rotom Pokédex: Daisuke Namikawa
  • Lillie: Kei Shindou
  • Kaki: Kaito Ishikawa
  • Mao: Reina Ueda
  • Suiren: Hitomi Kikuchi
  • Mamane: Takekuma Fumiko
  • Professor Kukui: Keiichi Nakagawa
  • Headmaster Okido: Unshou Ishizuka
  • Musashi: Megumi Hayashibara
  • Kojiro: Shinichiro Miki
  • Nyarth: Inuko Inuyama
  • Sonansu: Ueda Yuji

Finally, here’s the staff for the Pokémon Sun and Moon anime series:

  • General Manager: Kunihiko Yuyama
  • Director: Daiki Tomiyasu (was Deputy Director for Pokémon XY & Z)
  • Series composition: Aya Matsui
  • Character design: Satoshi Nakano, Shuhei Yasuda
  • Art Director: Masatoshi Muto
  • Color Director: Norimichi Yoshino
  • Director of Photography: Yuko Orikasa
  • Editing: Hitoshi Nogawa
  • Music: Shinji Yamazaki
  • Sound Director: Masafumi Mima

Source: TV Tokyo



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