Amid the global pandemic, several companies under the entertainment industry are forced to write off the rest of the year. Case in point, the anime series Pokemon Journeys has previously shared that COVID-19 has taken a toll on its production. However, the show stayed true to its promise to return after the unprecedented hiatus.
After Japan detangled itself from the threat of the coronavirus, The Pokemon Company has spilled an announcement on social media. The company’s official Twitter account further stated,
“Following the cancellation of the ‘Emergency Situation Declaration’ due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, we have resumed the program production that was temporarily suspended.”
Along with this announcement comes the news that the animation Pokemon will resume broadcasting the latest episode on June 7. Moreover, the show has disclosed a cool new illustration of Ash and Goh, the lead cast of the series, to celebrate the announcement.
Aside from the news mentioned beforehand, there are more reasons to be excited for June as a Pokemon fan. The show has teased its newest episode, which will air on June 7. Pokemon Journeys’ Twitter account has revealed a short preview of the upcoming episode. The tweet’s caption reads,
“[Anipoke Next Notice]
New series Pokemon
Great panic! Sakuragi Park!
Sunday, June 7, 2020 18:00- Broadcast #anipoke #anipoke #pokemon23
Next week is the latest story!”
As shown in the short clip, Ash and Goh will go on a safari-like adventure. Furthermore, few of the familiar Pokemon from the first generation will appear in the forthcoming installment. It includes Arbok, Scyther, and Oddish.
However, one Pokemon that will show up, Golurk, will be despised by Ash. It appears that the ancient monster will cause problems when he hulks out in this upcoming episode.
Pokémon Journeys follows Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum and his sparky companion Pikachu as they embark on a journey to see the world. While exploring Cerise Laboratory, a research facility dedicated to studying Pokémon from all over the world, the duo meets Goh. Goh is another boy with boundless curiosity about Pokémon.
With Ash as determined as ever to become a Pokémon Master, and Goh aiming to catch one of every Pokémon, the pair set off to explore the wide world of Pokémon.
Since there are still not a lot of new episodes on the way for the series, devotees can look back on the show’s past through Netflix. On June 12, the first 12 episodes of the new 23rd season of the animated series will premiere on Netflix. Additional new episodes will then be added quarterly for the remainder of the season.
Image Courtesy of The Official Pokemon Youtube Channel/Youtube Screenshot
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