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First-ever live-action Pokemon-themed TV drama on the best way with former idol singer starring

There have been a bunch of live-action variations of anime and online game franchises in recent times. So with the announcement from TV Tokyo, the identical channel that airs the “Pokemon” anime collection, that it’s going to be airing the first-ever Pokemon-themed weekly live-action TV drama, you may anticipate a retelling of the primary arc of Satoshi/Ash’s journey to turn out to be a Pokemon grasp, or possibly some type of follow-up to the live-action “Detective Pikachu” film.

Instead, although, TV Tokyo goes for a way more rooted-in-reality storyline for “Stuff Your Pockets Full of Dreams” (or Pocket ni Boken wo Tsumekonde, in Japanese), whose primary character is a girl residing in real-world Tokyo, rediscovering her love of taking part in Pokemon, and seeing the way it modifications her life.

Nanase Nishino, idol-singer-turned actress and former member of Nogizaka46, will painting protagonist Madoka Akagi, a girl who quits her job at a small city fish sausage maker to maneuver to Tokyo and comply with her dream of working in a extra inventive discipline by becoming a member of an advert company named ADventure. The transition to large metropolis life doesn’t go easily for Madoka, however as she’s struggling to make issues work, she receives a care bundle within the mail from her mother, and inside is her Game Boy Pocket from when she was a child, plus her outdated copy of Pokemon Red, the very first Pokemon recreation that got here out again in 1996. She fires it up and begins taking part in Pokémon for the primary time in 20 years, which begins to vary how she thinks about her scenario.

There’s a little bit of wordplay combined in with the collection too. Not solely does the “Aka” a part of Madoka’s household identify Akagi, imply “red,” she hails from the fictional Japanese city of Masara, which can also be the identify utilized in Japanese for Pokemon Red’s Pallet Town beginning space.

Nishino herself is a Pokemon gamer, and with out the lengthy break from the collection that her character has. She says she’s performed “almost every” Pokemon recreation, from the unique all the best way as much as the newest releases within the franchise. “As someone from the generation that went from kids to adults while playing Pokémon, I’m filled with joy [to be a part of this series],” the 29-year-old Nishino commented.

“Stuff Your Pockets Full of Dreams” is scheduled to air on Thursdays at 12:30 a.m. (primarily within the Wednesday late-night part of the schedule), with its premiere slated for October 20.

Source: TV Tokyo through Otakomu

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