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    POKÉMON THE MOVIE XY&Z Info and High-Res Images

    A new Pokémon with a mysterious power is introduced in the upcoming anime feature film, POKÉMON THE MOVIE XY&Z. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Nintendo ? Creatures ? GAME FREAK ? TV Tokyo ? ShoPro ? JR Kikaku © Pokémon © 2016 Pikachu Project

    19th Pokémon Film Opens in Japan July 16th Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: pokemon-movie.jp (Japan)

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    Theatrical poster. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Nintendo ? Creatures ? GAME FREAK ? TV Tokyo ? ShoPro ? JR Kikaku © Pokémon © 2016 Pikachu Project

    Summer Pokémon! The hit series powers up in POKÉMON THE MOVIE XY&Z! Do you hear the voice of the “Soul Heart”? The popular Pokémon franchise returns to cinemas with its 19th feature-length anime, POKÉMON THE MOVIE XY&Z (???????????XY&Z??????????????????????, Pokemon Za Muubii XY&Z `Borukenion to Kikoo (Karakuri) no Magiana`). Toho will release the film in theaters across Japan on July 16th. STORY In this latest cinematic adventure, Satoshi (Ash) meets the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion when it crashes down from the sky, creating a cloud of dust -- and a mysterious force binds the two of them together! A denizen of the Nebel Plateau in Kalos -- a haven for Pokémon harmed by mankind -- Volcanion despises humans and tries to get away from Satoshi, but it`s forced to drag him along as it continues on its rescue mission in the Azoth Kingdom. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where the corrupt Minister Jarvis has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. He plans to use its mysterious “Soul Heart” power to take control of this mechanical kingdom! Can Satoshi and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold!

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    CREDITS English Title: POKÉMON THE MOVIE XY&Z Aka: POKÉMON THE MOVIE: VOLCANION AND THE MECHANICAL MARVEL Japanese Title: ???????????XY&Z?????????????????????? Literal Translation: Pokemon The Movie XY&Z "Volcanion and the Clever Machine (Mechanism) of Magearna" Japanese Theatrical Release: Saturday, July 16, 2016 (Nationwide Roadshow) Cast Satoshi (Ash Ketchum): Rica Matsumoto Pikachu: Ikue Otani Serena: Masayuki Makiguchi Citron (Clemont): Yuki Kaji Eureka (Bonnie): Mariya Ise Musashi (Jessie): Megumi Hayashibara Kojiro (James): Shinichiro Miki Nyarth (Meowth): Inuko Inuyama Kimia: Mayu Matsuoka Lakel: Shoko Nakagawa Jarvis: Kouichi Yamadera Volcanion: Somegoro Ichikawa Narrator: Unshou Ishizuka Staff Director: Kunihiko Yuyama Original Concept: Satoshi Tajiri Screenplay: Atsuhiro Tomioka Executive Producers: Junya Okamoto, Toshio Miyahara Producers: Satoshi Shimohira, Susumu Matsuyama, Kenichi Arai Animation Supervisor: Yoichi Kotabe Animation Producer: Kouki Kamei Character Design: Sayuri Ichiishi, Norihiro Matsubara, Toshihito Hirooka Chief Animation Directors: Kazumi Sato, Satoshi Nakano Recording Director: Masafumi Mima Music: Shinji Miyazaki Theme Song: `Posuto ni Koe o Nageirete` by YUKI Production: Pikachu Project (Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, TV Tokyo, Tomu, OLM, JR Kikaku) Animation Production: OLM, Inc. Distributor: Toho © Nintendo ? Creatures ? GAME FREAK ? TV Tokyo ? ShoPro ? JR Kikaku © Pokémon © 2016 Pikachu Project

    Volcanion lands in front of Satoshi (Ash) and Pikachu. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Nintendo ? Creatures ? GAME FREAK ? TV Tokyo ? ShoPro ? JR Kikaku © Pokémon © 2016 Pikachu Project
    Satoshi and his friends in the Azoth Kingdom. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Nintendo ? Creatures ? GAME FREAK ? TV Tokyo ? ShoPro ? JR Kikaku © Pokémon © 2016 Pikachu Project
    Magearna surprises Team Rocket`s Soonansu (Wobbuffet), Nyarth (Meowth), Kojiro (James) and Musashi (Jessie). Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Nintendo ? Creatures ? GAME FREAK ? TV Tokyo ? ShoPro ? JR Kikaku © Pokémon © 2016 Pikachu Project
    Citron (Clemont), Eureka (Bonnie), Puni-chan (Squishy), Satoshi, Pikachu and Serena. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Nintendo ? Creatures ? GAME FREAK ? TV Tokyo ? ShoPro ? JR Kikaku © Pokémon © 2016 Pikachu Project
    Volcanion strikes! Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Nintendo ? Creatures ? GAME FREAK ? TV Tokyo ? ShoPro ? JR Kikaku © Pokémon © 2016 Pikachu Project
    Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Nintendo ? Creatures ? GAME FREAK ? TV Tokyo ? ShoPro ? JR Kikaku © Pokémon © 2016 Pikachu Project
    Harimaron (Chespin), Pikachu and Fiarrow (Talonflame) are attacked by Jarvis` Pokémon, Haganeeru (Steelix). Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Nintendo ? Creatures ? GAME FREAK ? TV Tokyo ? ShoPro ? JR Kikaku © Pokémon © 2016 Pikachu Project
    Satoshi`s Pokémon: Gekkouga (Greninja), Luchabull (Hawlucha), Fiarrow, Pikachu and Onvern (Noivern). Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Nintendo ? Creatures ? GAME FREAK ? TV Tokyo ? ShoPro ? JR Kikaku © Pokémon © 2016 Pikachu Project
    Japanese logo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Nintendo ? Creatures ? GAME FREAK ? TV Tokyo ? ShoPro ? JR Kikaku © Pokémon © 2016 Pikachu Project
    English logo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © Nintendo ? Creatures ? GAME FREAK ? TV Tokyo ? ShoPro ? JR Kikaku © Pokémon © 2016 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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