With the arrival of new episodes for Pokemon: Path to the Peak, no one expected a live-action Pokemon series in Japan. It seems it will follow the story of an adult who ends up rediscovering childhood games like Generation 1 of Pokemon. It’s gotten us super excited and sad because it’s a relatable piece of content that occurs to many old fans of the franchise.
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New Live-Action Pokemon Series
The series, titled Pocket ni Boken o Tsumikonde, will start on October 19, 2023. It follows the story of Madoka Akagi, acted by Nanase Nishino, who recently moved to Tokyo to pursue her dreams. If you’re wondering why the actress is familiar, she’s actually Hiromi in Shin Kamen Rider.
It’s also extremely nostalgic and a bit sad because the live-action Pokemon series is relatable. Many of us grew up playing through Pokemon Generations 1 to 9 on the old devices. Personally, I played Pokemon LeafGreen on the Gameboy before getting to experience Pokemon Yellow and Red.
In this series, Madoka Akagi receives a Game Boy Pocket with a copy of the Generation 1 game, Pokemon Red. It is there that she starts her journey to become the very best Pokemon trainer in the world. However, we also hate The Pokemon Company for doing this because of the feels. After all, they also made Pokemon Concierge to be relatable to millennials.
The live-action Pokemon series is a collaboration between Pokemon Inc. and TV Tokyo. It will air on October 19 on TV Tokyo’s MokuDora24 slot. What do you think about this series? Let us know what you think in the comments and don’t forget to stay tuned to the website for more news.