Pokémon Live-Action Reveals New Visual And Additional Cast

The live-action was announced last month

© 「ポケットに冒険をつめこんで」製作委員会

On Thursday, TV Tokyo revealed a new visual and the cast for Pocket ni Bōken wo Tsumekonde (Fill Your Pocket with Adventure).

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The cast includes:(Top row, left to right in the image above)

  • Shō Kasamatsu as Kageaki Hiyama, a colleague of the same age as Madoka at the ADventure advertising agency
  • Tomoharu Hasegawa as Kazuchika Kogusuri, ADventure’s sales team member
  • Aya Hirano as Yōko Meguro, a designer who has her heart set on meeting highly eligible bachelors on dating apps
  • Ryō Sekoguchi as Yūki Koide, ADventure’s youngest employee
  • Towa Watanabe as Sora Karasawa, Masako’s son and Pokémon master who gives Madoka gaming advice

(Bottom row, left to right in the image above)

  • Muga Tsukaji as Kōichi Yadoya, ADventure president
  • Rio Uchida as Midori (a Japanese wordplay on “green”),
  • Madoka’s childhood rival who now works at the major competing agency Wonder Create
  • Eriko Satō as Masako, the manager of the Rouge cafe where Madoka relaxes and plays Pokémon
  • Toshiro Yanagiba in the voice acting role Okidō (a wordplay on the Japanese name for Professor Oak), a storyteller who guides the protagonist

The live-action was announced last month. 

The series will premiere on October 19 in Japan. It stars Nanase Nishino, who is a fan of the franchise.

Nishino is playing the role of Madoka Akagi, the series’ protagonist who arrives in Tokyo to become a creator. However, she finds herself struggling every day.

One day, after almost 20 years, she tried to play Pokémon Red again.

The live-action will premiere on TV Tokyo and other channels on October 19, and 24:30 JST (effectively, October 20 at 12:30 a.m. JST).

On October 24, the series will air on BS TV Tokyo and TV Tokyo 4k, and the series will stream exclusively on U-NEXT.

The Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green games launched in 1996.

Source: ANN