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Pokemon Sun/Moon anime - character profiles, voice actors, creative staff

Character profiles:

- Satoshi/Ash + Pikachu: a 10 year old boy who dreams of becoming a Pokémon Master. Together with Pikachu, he will experience school life for the first time in the Alola Region. As for Pikachu, he’s Satoshi/Ash’s very first partner, and his best friend;
- Rotom Pokédex: just like in the game, the Rotom Pokédex came to be when a Rotom started possessing a Pokédex. It can speak, and it will guide Satoshi/Ash during his adventure;
- Lillie: she loves Pokémon, but for some reason, she cannot bring herself to touch them;
- Kiawe: Fire-Type Pokémon are his favorite. His family owns a farm, and he lands a hand there while attending school;
- Mallow: Grass-Type Pokémon are her favorite. She’s said to be a pretty active but goofy person. Her family owns the Aina Cafeteria, and she’s its poster girl;
- Lana: Water-Type Pokémon are her favorite. She’s said to be pretty meek but active. She’s the eldest daughter of a fisherman, and she has two other sisters;
- Sophacles: Electrik-Type are his favorite. A full-fledged otaku/geek who’s pretty familiar with programming. He can’t help thoroughly analysing things;
- Professor Kukui: the Pokémon Professor of the Alola region. He studies Pokémon, and teaches at Satoshi/Ash’s school. Talking of Satoshi/Ash, Professor Kukui’s home is where he lives during his time in the Alola region;
- Samson Oak: the headmaster of Satoshi/Ash’s school, and Professor Oak’s cousin. He studies the evolution of the Alolan Pokémon;
- Team Rocket (Musashi/Jessie, Kojiro/James, Nyarth/Meowth, and Sonansu/Wobbuffet): members of an evil organisation. Their goal is to steal rare and powerful Pokémon, and they have set their eyes on Satoshi’s Pikachu (some things will never, ever change!).

Voice actors:

- Satoshi: Rica Matsumoto
- Pikachu: Ikue Otani
- Rotom Pokédex: Daisuke Namikawa
- Lillie: Kei Shindou
- Kaki: Kaito Ishikawa
- Mao: Reina Ueda
- Suiren: Hitomi Kikuchi
- Mamane: Takekuma Fumiko
- Professor Kukui: Keiichi Nakagawa
- Headmaster Okido: Unshou Ishizuka
- Musashi: Megumi Hayashibara
- Kojiro: Shinichiro Miki
- Nyarth: Inuko Inuyama
- Sonansu: Ueda Yuji

Staff:

- General Manager: Kunihiko Yuyama
- Director: Daiki Tomiyasu (was Deputy Director for Pokémon XY & Z)
- Series composition: Aya Matsui
- Character design: Satoshi Nakano, Shuhei Yasuda
- Art Director: Masatoshi Muto
- Color Director: Norimichi Yoshino
- Director of Photography: Yuko Orikasa
- Editing: Hitoshi Nogawa
- Music: Shinji Yamazaki
- Sound Director: Masafumi Mima

Categories: General News
Tags: 3ds, eshop, pokemon

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hamr
Fri Oct 14 16 07:31pm
Rating: 3 (Updated 1 time)

"No, but there'll be SATs for him to fail."

it's a jigglypuff seen from above!

Satoshi/Ash + Pikachu: a 10 year old boy who dreams of becoming a Pokémon Master.

He's still 10?

The age thing is very weird in the anime. He should be older but it doesn't matter at the end of the day.

This site seems to think he's 16. http://satoshipediaeng.altervista.org/ashs-age-in-each-series/

So Lillie cannot touch Pokémon?
That's curious.

hamr
Fri Oct 14 16 04:34pm
Rating: 1

Lol, just realized that there is not even going to be a league for him to lose this time around.

No, but there'll be SATs for him to fail.

hamr
Fri Oct 14 16 07:31pm
Rating: 3 (Updated 1 time)

"No, but there'll be SATs for him to fail."

it's a jigglypuff seen from above!

Does the story restart everytime there's a new game? Sounds like a reboot to me.

Ash is always ten, always forget how to catch pokemons (he ALWAYS forget he need to battle them first and just throw a ball at the first one he see, failling in catching it), so it's nothing new fir the series. Each new game is a soft reboot (like the past events are sometimes (very rarely) mentioned, but the characters reset their knowledge, experience and tactics).
Sometimes, Ash will call an old pokemon toward the end of a game arc to help, usually at the league or in the filler between the games when the series goes a bit faster than the game releases, and with this pokemon, his abilities are at the level he was before... but yeah, nothing unusual in that part.

Alright neat, I thought they related to past series a little bit, but wasn't sure if he always reverted back to amateur trainer.

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