“Pokémon: I Choose You!” Anime Movie Celebrates 20 Years with Homage to First Episode

Japanese variety show Oha Suta: The Super Kids Station is back as usual to reveal next year’s Pokémon movie, and this one is bringing it all full circle. Pokémon: I Choose You! wears its nostalgic heart on its sleeve as it prepares to celebrate 20 years of Pokémon anime with a title that calls back to the very first episode. 

 

Pokémon: I Choose You! is lined up for a July 15, 2017 premiere in Japan, and you can see some familiar imagery in the teaser trailer below. 

 

 

Here’s the poster as shown on Oha Suta:

 

Via serebii.net

 

Thanks to Crunchyroll user tglover157 for the tip!

 

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