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    MEWTWO STRIKES BACK -- EVOLUTION Info and High-Res Images From Toho

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: (Japan)


    Toho has provided press notes and a gallery of high-res images from the 22nd feature-length Pokémon anime, MEWTWO STRIKES BACK -- EVOLUTION (???????? EVOLUTION, Myuuts? no Gyakush? Evolution), the 3DCG remake of the first film in the Pokémon series. In 1998, POKÉMON: THE FIRST MOVIE - MEWTWO STRIKES BACK (?????????????????????, Gekij?-ban Pokettom Mnsut? Myuuts? no Gyakush?) was a record-breaking hit, becoming the top animated film at the Japanese box office for that year. It was soon released all over the world, expanding the international Pokémon craze that continues to this day. That legendary movie has now been recreated with full 3D computer animation. MEWTWO STRIKES BACK -- EVOLUTION opens in theaters across Japan on July 12th. STORY The Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo (Masachika Ichimura) was thrust into the world by the selfishness of a human who discovered a fossil from the Mirage Pokémon, Mew (Koichi Yamadera). Mewtwo was experimented on repeatedly as the ultimate weapon, and it has grown to loathe its human creator. CREDITS Japanese Theatrical Release: Friday, July 12, 2019 (Nationwide Roadshow) Running Time: 98 Minutes Cast Satoshi (Ash Ketchum): Rica Matsumoto Pikachu: Ikue Otani Musashi (Jessie): Megumi Hayashibara Kojiro (James): Shinichiro Miki Nyarth (Meowth): Inuko Inuyama Narrator: Unshou Ishizuka Special Appearance Mewtwo: Masachika Ichimura Voyager: Sachiko Kobayashi Mew: Koichi Yamadera Staff Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Motonori Sakakibara Original Concept: Satoshi Tajiri Screenplay: Takeshi Shudo Executive Producers: Junya Okamoto, Hidenaga Katakami Producers: Satoshi Shimodaira, Ayaka Sekiguchi, Yosuke Nagafuchi Animation Producer: Masashi Kobayashi CGI Supervisor: Motohito Nasu Recording Director: Masafumi Mima Music: Shinji Miyazaki Theme Song: “Together with the Wind” by Sachiko Kobayashi & Shoko Nakagawa (Sony Music Records) Production: Pikachu Project (Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, TV Tokyo, Takara Tomy, OLM) Animation Production: OLM Digital Distributor: Toho World Sales: The Pokémon Company International © Nintendo · Creatures · GAME FREAK · TV Tokyo · ShoPro · JR Kikaku © 2019 Pokémon © 1998-2019 PIKACHU PROJECT

    About Toho Company. Ltd.

    Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-eight Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan (both domestic and foreign) for over ten consecutive years since 2003.

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