Wit Studio, the animation studio responsible for Ranking of Kings (Osama Ranking) and Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), will handle the anime. Pokémon: Hisuian Snow, a three-episode mini-series set in the Hisui region of the latest video game in the franchise. The first of these will premiere on May 18, 2022 on the official Pokémon YouTube channel and on the Pokémon TV app.
To celebrate this announcement from The Pokémon Company International, the company shared a promotional image that shows us the general atmosphere that this new mini-series will have of anime. In addition, part of the history and specialized team in this project were mentioned.
According to the information on the official site, the story will center on Alec (Akio), an affable young man studying to become a doctor. He heads to the Hisui region in search of medicinal herbs, where he finds a series of incidents to solve. Fortunately, he will not be alone, as he will have the help of his father, a carpenter who recently moved to the region and who has come to fear Pokémon after a certain incident. The anime will also feature unique characters like Zorua’s Hisuian form.
As for the team behind the Pokémon: Hisuian Snow anime, we know that Ken Yamamoto (Princess Connect! Re:Dive) is leading the project at Wit Studio. Taku Kishimoto (Fruits Basket, Haikyu!!) is the script writer, KURO is designing the characters, Ayaka Nakamura (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) is in charge of color design, Yūji Kaneko (Little Witch Academia) is the art director. , Takeru Yokoi (The Girl on the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún) is the director of photography. In addition, new talent will be coming such as Akari Saitō (Spy×Family) who will be the offline editor, Masafumi Mima (Cardcaptor Sakura) is the sound director, and Conisch (Hetalia The Beautiful World) is composing the music.
This Pokémon: Hisuian Snow anime will take place in a familiar place
The game it takes inspiration from takes place in the Hisui region, the pre-Sinnoh version of the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games. Players join the scouting team to embark on survey outings and research Pokémon. Players can ride their companion beasts and craft items, but are vulnerable to attack while on the field.
The game adds the new Pokémon Wyrdeer, an evolution of Stantler; Basculegion, an evolution of Basculin; and Kleavor, an evolution of Scyther. The game also features Hisuian forms of Braviary, Growlithe, Voltorb, and Zorua.
Pokémon battles feature an action order battle system, in which a Pokémon’s attack order depends on its speed and movement stat. Pokémon Legends: Arceus features a more open 3D style reminiscent of the Wild Area from the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. The story also involves the mythical Pokémon Arceus. Starter Pokemon include Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawatt.
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