Anime News: Pokemon movie in International Theaters! Sony and Funimation!

Pokemon

Announced yesterday, the Pokemon Company International announced that the 20th Anniversary movie Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You will be released in international theaters besides Japan. The movie will be in select theaters in November 5th and 6th. Here is the movie synopsis:

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is an origin story highlighting Ash and Pikachu’s first meeting and their adventures as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. The iconic pair encounter familiar faces along the way, new characters including Trainers Verity and Sorrel, and even a mysterious new Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow. Challenges and epic Pokémon battles abound in this unique new story about the beginning of one of the most beloved friendships in popular culture.

Sony

Announced yesterday as well, Sony and Funimation both agreed to form a partnership and Sony will be buying a majority of Funimation Majority Stake. As of now, this new change has not affected the business of Funimation and it’s unknown what will happen in the future. Funimation has posted a FAQ section on the site in regards to the new change.

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