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  • Japan リコVSチリ!バトルの先に
  • Japan Liko VS Chili! Battle no saki ni
  • Japan Liko VS Chili! At the End of the Battle

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Japan Screenplay 永川成基 (Naruki Nagakawa)
Japan Storyboard 中田誠 (Makoto Nakata)
Japan Episode Director 中田誠 (Makoto Nakata)
Japan Animation Director 萩原慶汰 (Keita Hagiwara)
Japan Animation Director 忍田雄介 (Yusuke Oshida)

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Summary

Japanese Summary:

四天王チリとの対戦に緊張気味なリコ。ニャローテとどう戦うのか!?一方テラパゴスを探して校舎に向かったドットが出会ったのは同じオレンジアカデミーに通うボタンだった!

交流戦ラストはリコ&カエデVSチリ!四天王・チリとの対戦に緊張気味なリコ…。強敵を相手にニャローテとどう戦うのか―!?一方、迷子になったテラパゴスを探して校舎に向かったドット。そこで出会ったのは同じくオレンジアカデミーに通う生徒・ボタンだった…!

Japanese Summary Translation:

Liko is nervous about battling Elite Four Chili, wondering how she and Nyarote should battle. Meanwhile, Dot goes to the school building to search for Terapagos, and runs into Botan, who's also attending Orange Academy!

The final exhibition match is Liko & Kaede VS Chili! Liko is nervous about battling Elite Four Chili, wondering how she and Nyarote should battle when facing such a powerful opponent. Meanwhile, Terapagos gets lost, and Dot goes to the school building to search for it, where she runs into Botan, another student attending Orange Academy...!

Characters

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  • United States Nemona
  • Japan ネモ
  • Japan Nemo
  • Japan Nemo
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  • United States Penny
  • Japan ボタン
  • Japan Botan
  • Japan Botan
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  • United States Grusha
  • Japan グルーシャ
  • Japan Grusha
  • Japan Grusha
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  • United States Geeta
  • Japan オモダカ
  • Japan Omodaka
  • Japan Omodaka
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  • United States Brassius
  • Japan コルサ
  • Japan Colza
  • Japan Colza
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  • United States Iono
  • Japan ナンジャモ
  • Japan Nanjamo
  • Japan Nanjamo
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  • United States Katy
  • Japan カエデ
  • Japan Kaede
  • Japan Kaede
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  • United States Rika
  • Japan チリ
  • Japan Chili
  • Japan Chili
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  • United States Poppy
  • Japan ポピー
  • Japan Poppy
  • Japan Poppy
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  • United States Hassel
  • Japan ハッサク
  • Japan Hassaku
  • Japan Hassaku
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  • United States Dendra
  • Japan キハダ
  • Japan Kihada
  • Japan Kihada
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  • United States Liko
  • Japan リコ
  • Japan Liko
  • Japan Liko
Roy
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  • United States Roy
  • Japan ロイ
  • Japan Roy
  • Japan Roy
Ann
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  • United States Ann
  • Japan アン
  • Japan Anne
  • Japan Anne
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  • United States Liko's Rotom Phone
  • Japan リコのスマホロトム
  • Japan Liko no Smartphone Rotom
  • Japan Liko's Smartphone Rotom
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  • United States Dot's Quaxly
  • Japan ドットのクワッス
  • Japan Dot no Kuwassu
  • Japan Dot's Kuwassu
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  • United States Roy's Fuecoco
  • Japan ロイのホゲータ
  • Japan Roy no Hogator
  • Japan Roy's Hogator
Dot
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  • United States Dot
  • Japan ドット
  • Japan Dot
  • Japan Dot
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  • United States Brassius' Dolliv
  • Japan コルサのオリーニョ
  • Japan Colza no Olinyo
  • Japan Colza's Olinyo
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  • United States Chalce
  • Japan アゲート
  • Japan Agate
  • Japan Agate
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  • United States Terapagos
  • Japan テラパゴス
  • Japan Terapagos
  • Japan Terapagos
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  • United States Dot's Rotom Phone
  • Japan ドットのスマホロトム
  • Japan Dot no Smartphone Rotom
  • Japan Dot's Smartphone Rotom
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  • United States Liko's Floragato
  • Japan リコのニャローテ
  • Japan Liko no Nyarote
  • Japan Liko's Nyarote
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  • United States Ann's Dewott
  • Japan アンのフタチマル
  • Japan Anne no Futachimaru
  • Japan Anne's Futachimaru
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  • United States Poppy's Tinkaton
  • Japan ポピーのデカヌチャン
  • Japan Poppy no Dekanuchan
  • Japan Poppy's Dekanuchan
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  • United States Poppy's Copperajah
  • Japan ポピーのダイオウドウ
  • Japan Poppy no Daioudou
  • Japan Poppy's Daioudou
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  • United States Rika's Dugtrio
  • Japan チリのダグトリオ
  • Japan Chili no Dugtrio
  • Japan Chili's Dugtrio
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  • United States Rika's Clodsire
  • Japan チリのドオー
  • Japan Chili no Dooh
  • Japan Chili's Dooh
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  • United States Katy's Lokix
  • Japan カエデのエクスレッグ
  • Japan Kaede no Exleg
  • Japan Kaede's Exleg
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  • United States Hassel's Flapple
  • Japan ハッサクのアップリュー
  • Japan Hassaku no Appryu
  • Japan Hassaku's Appryu
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  • United States Hassel's Baxcalibur
  • Japan ハッサクのセグレイブ
  • Japan Hassaku no Seglaive
  • Japan Hassaku's Seglaive

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Torchic
  • Japan アチャモ
  • Japan Achamo
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  • United States Azurill
  • Japan ルリリ
  • Japan Ruriri
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  • United States Bonsly
  • Japan ウソハチ
  • Japan Usohachi
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  • United States Rotom
  • Japan ロトム
  • Japan Rotom
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  • United States Lillipup
  • Japan ヨーテリー
  • Japan Yorterrie
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  • United States Purrloin
  • Japan チョロネコ
  • Japan Choroneko
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  • United States Espurr
  • Japan ニャスパー
  • Japan Nyasper
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Note

The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account announced on June 14th, 2024 that Lip would be voiced by Mariko Nagai and Haidai would be voiced by Yasuhiro Mamiya.

Pokémon Anime News:
In addition, Gym Leaders Lip and Haidai will appear during the Elite Four exhibition matches as well!
Lip, the Gym Leader of Bake Town, will be voiced by Mariko Nagai-san
Haidai, the Gym Leader of Carafe City, will be voiced by Yasuhiro Mamiya-san

アニポケ ニュース
さらにさらに、四天王交流戦には
ジムリーダーのリップとハイダイも登場
ベイクタウンのジムリーダー・リップ役は 永井真里子 さん
カラフシティのジムリーダー・ハイダイ役は 間宮康弘 さんです
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Note

The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account posted a special illustration for this episode on June 14th, 2024 by Akira Komayama.

AniPoke Special Illustration released
In episode 56, airing Friday June 28th, we'll get Liko & Kaede VS Chili. We present a special illustration by Akira Komayama-san!
The Pokémon Anime airs every Friday at 6:55pm on the TV Tokyo Network (airdate and airtime may vary depending on region)! Episode 46-54 are all currently available to watch on Youtube!

アニポケ 特別イラスト公開
6/28(金)放送の第56話はリコ&カエデ VS チリ
こまやま明(@Akira_Komayama)さんによるイメージイラストはこちら!
アニポケは毎週金曜よる6時55分~
テレ東系で放送※一部地域では放送日時が異なります
第46~54話は一挙配信中
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The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account posted comments on June 21st, 2024 from Chiaki Kobayashi who plays Grusha and Ryo Hirohashi who plays Botan.

Breaking Pokémon Anime News:
Grusha and Botan will be appearing in the Pokémon anime episode airing June 28th! Grusha will be voiced by Chiaki Kobayashi-san, and Botan by Ryo Hirohashi-san! We've received comments from both of them! Make sure to look forward to seeing how they'll interact with Liko, Roy and Dot!

Since I'd played the Pocket Monsters Scarlet/Violet video game myself and was already familiar with the Trainer named Grusha, I got both shocked and really happy when I was told I'd be voicing him.
Grusha comes off as a very calm and collected person that doesn't seem to view his opponents as threats at all, but that actually hides a keen interest in them, as well as a fierce passion. I play the character in a way that manages to get that perfect balance across.
Being a fan myself, I'm looking just as much forward to seeing what I'll be doing in the anime as anyone; who I'll battle and what Pokémon I'll Terastallize. But no matter who I going to face, I'll give it my absolute utmost in my role as a Gym Leader that takes on challengers, so I hope you'll all look forward to it!
-Chiaki Kobayashi, the voice of Grusha

My darling little friends all love Eievui, so according to my somewhat ridiculous train of thought that all Eievui fans are friends, I'm sure they can befriend Botan-san as well, since she's sporting an Eievui backpack. Make sure to slowly open up to her to avoid startling her by being too sudden, though.
It makes me really happy to be able to be a part of a world I myself love, but I'm also extremely grateful to get such an opportunity to be part of a world someone I care about loves.
Best regards,
-Ryo Hirohashi, the voice of Botan
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Note

To promote the 56th episode, the official Anipoke Twitter account posted a mobile wallpaper on June 26th, 2024 featuring the Liko/Kaede VS Chili battle.

Let me battle:
Episode 56 of the Pokémon anime features the last of the Elite Four exhibition matches: The Liko/Kaede VS Chili battle! We've turned this battle into a mobile wallpaper! Make sure to comment on it using the #アニポケ (Anipoke) hashtag as it airs!

Let me battle
アニポケ 第56話は四天王交流戦ラスト!
リコ&カエデ VS チリ がバトル
白熱のバトルの模様を壁紙にしました!
放送中は #アニポケ を付けてバトルを実況してね
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YouTube

The official PokéTimes Twitter account posted a reminder on June 26th, 2024 to inform viewers that the Terastal Debut arc was available to watch on YouTube in Japan.

"Kibari ya!"
In the next episode of the Pokémon anime... we're finally getting the battle between Liko and Chili! All the episodes of Terastal Debut are currently available on Youtube, so those who haven't seen it yet should take the opportunity to get caught up!

きばりやぁ! 次回はいよいよ…リコとチリ のバトル まだ「テラスタルデビュー」を見ていない そんな方は、アニポケ 一挙配信で追いつきましょう https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBE2D9BnJJUpjQYqPFeWbrcBmpnJG5vns
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The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account posted preview pictures of episode 56 with context info from episode 47.

Pokémon Anime Elite Four Exhibition Matches:
Liko and Kaede: In episode 47 of the Pokémon anime, Kaede was playing around with Himeguma's sweet and bitter moves during Liko's assessment test. In the battle against Chili she sends out an Exleg, maybe she'll use a different strategy this time as well?! The previous battle is currently available on Youtube, give it a watch!

アニポケ 四天王交流戦
リコ&カエデアニポケ47話で、リコの基礎テストをヒメグマ のスウィート&ビターなわざで翻弄したカエデ
チリとのバトルでカエデが繰り出すのはエクスレッグ
また戦略が変わるのかも⁉
以前のバトルは一挙配信で見てね!
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The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account posted a Next Episode Featured Points on June 26th, 2024.

While Liko is battling, Terapagos takes a carefree stroll on its own around the academy. Dot searches the school building for it, where she runs into... Botan, another Orange Academy student.

アニポケ 次回注目ポイント
リコのバトル中、アカデミーを気ままにお散歩するテラパゴス
校舎の中を探し回るドットが出会ったのは…
同じくオレンジアカデミーに通う生徒・ボタン
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Note

The official spoon.2Di magazine Twitter account posted a reminder that Spoon.2Di Vol.111 released on June 27th, 2024 featured interviews with the voice actors of Liko, Roy and the Elite Four!

June 27th, 2024 spoon.2Di vol.111
Anipoke features interviews with the voice actors of Liko, Roy and the Elite Four!

Minori Suzuki as Liko
Yuka Terasaki as Roy
Mitsuki Saiga as Chili
Miria Takagishi as Poppy
Ryōtarō Okiayu as Hassaku
Kohsuke Toriumi as Aoki

The TV anime Pocket Monsters feature is a 14-page special on the Terastal Debut arc!
It includes a super cute original pinup of Liko, Roy, Chili, Hassaku, Nyarote, Hogator, Dooh, and Seglaive

6/27 spoon.2Di vol.111
アニポケ 特集はリコ、ロイ、四天王のキャストの皆様のインタビューをお届け!

リコ役 鈴木みのり さん
ロイ役 寺崎裕香 さん
チリ役 斎賀みつき さん
ポピー役 高岸美里亜 さん
ハッサク役 置鮎龍太郎 さん
× アオキ役 鳥海浩輔 さん

テレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」は「テラスタルデビュー」編 14P大特集!
リコ、ロイ、チリ、ハッサク、ニャローテ、ホゲータ、ドオー、セグレイブが集合したとってもキュートな描き下ろしのピンナップ付き
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YouTube

On June 28th, 2024, the official Japanese AniPoke Twitter account reminded that this episode was available to watch on the official Japanese YouTube channel. The video was region locked to Japan only. It was available from June 28th, 2024 to July 5th, 2024. This episode was specifically labeled as a missed-program webcast (見逃し配信).

The episode was also available on the TV Tokyo YouTube channel and the Official Corocoro Channel and were labeled as limited-time delivery (期間限定配信). The TV Tokyo version included the series trailer at the end of the episode where as the Corocoro version had beginning and ending bumpers promoting Corocoro.

AniPoke Episode 56 Liko VS Chili! At the End of the Battle
What did you think?
Botan maintains the school's system and knows the teachers well.
Botan is suspicious of Teacher Agate...
Where have we seen her before...?
Check out the missed stream!
The missed stream will be available for 1 week from today!

アニポケ 第56話「リコVSチリ!バトルの先に」
いかがでしたか?
学校のシステムをメンテナンスしていて、先生たちにも詳しいボタン
そのボタンが怪しがる“アゲパン先生”…
どこかで見たことあるような…?
見逃し配信でチェック!
公開期間は本日より1週間です
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After Story

On June 29th, 2024, the official AniPoke Twitter account posted an After Story picture by mojacookie.

Anipoke Camera
This month, we have the Paldea Elite Four
Liko took a commemorative photo after the Elite Four exhibition matches!
Chili and Poppy are smiling as expected!
Hassaku can't stop crying after seeing everyone's growth.
Aoki is also in the background, so the four of them are all together!

アニポケカメラ
今月はパルデア四天王たちと
四天王交流戦後にリコが記念撮影したみたいです!
チリ、ポピーはさすがの笑顔!
ハッサクはみんなの成長を見て涙が止まらないようです
アオキも背後にいて、ちゃっかり4人がそろってます
(by #もじゃクッキー @mojacookie)
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Note

CoroCoro Comic's Official website posted an article about this episode just before the original airing on June 28th, 2024.

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Anipoke is just around the corner! An exhibition match with the Elite Four members, Chili! What lies ahead in this serious battle......!?

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Broadcasting every week from 6:55 pm! The anime "Pocket Monsters" will start airing soon! In this article, we'll introduce you to the Pokémon and characters that will appear in today's episode, as well as comments from the voice actors and director, and other information you won't find anywhere else!

Liko and her friends are having exhibition matches with the Paldea Elite Four at the Orange Academy. Roy and Dot are done, so it's finally Liko's turn! Liko teams up with Gym Leader Kaede to challenge Chili, one of the Paldea Elite Four, who uses Ground-type Pokémon!!

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▲ She is the strongest Ground-type Pokémon Trainer in the Paldea region! The Pokémon she will be using in the exhibition match are Dooh and Dugtrio!

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▲ Grass-type Nyarote has the advantage against Ground-types, but is it evenly matched against Dooh, because it is also a Poison-type!!?

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▲ With the Elite Four and Gym Leaders watching, Liko's exhibition match finally begins!!

Chili says something interesting to Liko, who is feeling a bit nervous about her battle with a member of th Paldea Elite Four...!!? But then, during the battle, Kaede shows her true fighting spirit, showing her the true path of a Trainer!!

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▲ Liko seems to be extremely nervous as she is thinking too hard about how to deal with such a strong opponent.

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▲ Kaede's Exleg leads by example, showing how to perform in Pokémon battles!!

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▲ Kaede had intended to support Liko in the battle but has now decided to get serious!!?

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▲ Liko and Nyarote are in a serious Pokémon battle! What will be the outcome of the battle......!?

Meanwhile, Dot is chasing after Terapagos, who has wandered off on its own as usual. While searching for Terapagos, Dot has an encounter......!?

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▲ Dot arrives at the Orange Academy in search of Terapagos.

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▲ It seems that Terapagos was found safe and sound but...... Someone is there!!?

The rest of the story will be on Anipoke, which airs today at 6:55 pm!

【アニポケまであとちょっと!】四天王・チリとの交流戦!! 本気のバトルの先にあるものとは……!?
四天王・チリとの交流戦!!本気のバトルの先にあるものとは……!?
毎週金曜よる6時55分から放送中!
アニメ「ポケットモンスター」まもなく放送開始!!
この記事はアニメ放送前に、今日の放送回に登場するポケモンやキャラクターの紹介、声優さんや監督からのコメントなどなど、ほかでは聞けないアニポケ情報をお届けするコーナーだ!! オレンジアカデミーでパルデア四天王との交流戦をすることになったリコたち。ロイ、ドットに続いて最後はリコの番! リコはジムリーダーのカエデとタッグを組んで、じめんタイプの使い手であるパルデア四天王・チリに挑む!!
▲言わばパルデア地方最強のじめんタイプの使い手! 交流戦で繰り出すポケモンはドオーとダグトリオだ!
▲くさタイプのニャローテはじめんタイプには有利だが、どくタイプもあわせもつドオーとの相性は互角か!!?
▲四天王やジムリーダーが見守る中、いよいよリコの交流戦が始まる!!
パルデア四天王とのバトルに緊張気味なリコに、チリがある言葉をかけると……!!? そしてバトルでは、トレーナーとしての道を示すようにカエデが本気のバトルを見せる!!
▲強敵を前にあれこれ真面目に考えすぎて、ガチガチに緊張している様子のリコ。
▲カエデのエクスレッグが背中で語る、ポケモンバトルの流儀を見よ!!
▲リコのバトルをサポートするつもりだったカエデも本気モードに!!?
▲リコとニャローテ、本気のポケモンバトル! はたして勝負の行方は……!?
一方、いつものように勝手に歩いて行ってしまったテラパゴスを追いかけるドット。気ままなテラパゴスを探していると、ドットにある出会いが……!?
▲テラパゴスを探してオレンジアカデミーの校舎までやってきたドット。
▲無事にテラパゴスは見つけられたようだが……そこにある人物が!!?
ということで、続きは今日よる6時55分から放送のアニポケで!
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Interview

Inside-Games posted an interview with Minori Suzuki on Friday, June 28th, 2024.

The Pocket Monsters anime airs every Friday at 6:55pm on the TV Tokyo Network, and the adventures of the new protagonists Liko and Roy continue to attract lots of fans.
Its "Terastal Debut" arc, which started in April 2024, is additionally set in the Paldea region known from the Pocket Monsters Scarlet/Violet video games, and puts the spotlight on characters video game fans are highly familiar with.

We've interviewed Minori Suzuki-san, the voice actress who plays Liko in this anime, who gave us her personal opinion as an actress on Liko's development:

Q: It's been over a year since the new series that started over from scratch with Liko and Roy as protagonists began airing. How strongly has it hit you that you're actually playing a role as major as the protagonist of the Pokémon anime?
Suzuki: Ever since I got cast as Liko, I've been almost unable to believe it's real, though I've also been extremely happy about it. Ever since I was a kid, Pokémon has always been there in the form of movies, plushies and the like, so I never imagined it would suddenly become such a big part of my life. There was never any one specific point where it REALLY hit home that I was playing the protagonist though, but I do remember this one time I saw Liko on the packaging of some Pokémon Pan at the supermarket and went "oh right, I'm playing the main character now" (laughs).

Q: Following the "Liko and Roy Set Off" and "Terapagos' Shine" arcs, the anime has recently taken a new direction with the start of the Terastal Debut arc, where the group studies on exchange at Orange Academy. What are your thoughts on Liko's development thus far?
Suzuki: I feel like she's grown so much I don't even know where to begin talking about it. However, I think the most obvious way she's changed is that she's started to speak up more, verbalizing the kind of feelings she'd previously just keep to herself. I'm sure the viewers have noticed this as well.
Before she started her journey, Liko struggled with discovering what she wanted to do and how to dedicate herself to something. Getting an actual goal, meeting the Six Heroes and taking Terapagos to Rakua, also gave her the strength to work towards it, and I think she's become extremely strong-willed now.
Q: Episode 49, "Dot and Gurumin", gave her more opportunities to express her feelings, such as on the subject of Dot taking the assessment test in her Gurumin costume, didn't it?
Suzuki: It did! I also thought it was very much like her to constantly feel around for the right moment to voice her concerns instead of just blurting them out. Her inherent kindness was really on display there, wasn't it?

Q: Later, in episode 56, "Liko VS Chili! At the End of the Battle", Chili asked her why she battled, and Liko declared it was because she can lose herself in it. After she lost, she then cried bitter tears. These are both things it's hard to imagine Liko doing in earlier episodes, so how did you approach playing her in these scenes?
Suzuki: Liko has been traveling around with her own particular goal in mind for a while now, but I don't think she ever got all that many opportunities to think about specifically battling. Getting to spend time with Elite Four member Chili-san and Gym Leader Kaede-san, who both enjoy being on the front lines, probably made her conclude that her own particular reason for battling is to get absorbed in it.
I read the script thoroughly while keeping in mind both Liko's own determination to do what a Pokémon Trainer must do, as well as my own personal experiences and my attitude towards my job as an actor. This made me determine that there's no way to genuinely express your true feelings for something unless you've actually lost yourself in it, so I tried playing Liko as clearly reaching her conclusion over the course of the battle.
Q: She looked so cool when she made that declaration!
Suzuki: Chili-san and Kaede-san both nudged her a bit in the right direction during the battle, but it's Liko herself that sought, and ultimately reached, her own conclusion. By the way, I actually just watched that episode myself, and noticed that when Chili-san calms Liko down when she's all stressed out and stiff, Kaede-san gives her a little nod in response, and Chili-san winks back at her! When I reorded my lines I didn't pay that much attention to what the characters other than Liko were doing, so I didn't catch little details like those at the time. Watching the full scene in the finished episode made me realize with excitement just how much the two were guiding Liko along. They were being so adult...! (laughs)

Q: There's no way we can talk about Liko and not touch upon the fact that her main Partner Nyahoja recently evolved into a Nyarote. Has their relationship changed any since then?
Suzuki: I don't really think so. They both still keep a healthy distance from each other, and Nyarote still emphatises with Liko and fights alongside her, while still also encouraging her to pull herself together if she hesitates about something. But Nyarote is bigger now, so what HAS changed is how they show each other affection. Like how they hug, for instance!

Q: Episode 51, "A Prickly Nyarote?! The Mysterious Flower Pillar", had a very memorable scene where the two were standing side by side holding hands.
Suzuki: Yes, I found that scene really touching. One thing I really like about Nyarote, which likewise didn't change after it evolved, is the way it has this precocious and somewhat mature side to it despite occasionally feeling jealous of Tebrim and Terapagos.

Q: The Terastal Debut arc is set at Orange Academy, which means many characters from the Pocket Monsters Scarlet/Violet video games appear in it. Are there any characters you're personally looking forward to sharing an episode with Liko?
Suzuki: No, I look forward to each and every one of them, really. I got so excited when Nanjamo co-starred in episode 15, since it was still so early in the show (laughs). From the very beginning, the Terastal Debut arc featured appearances from all the Gym Leaders, the Orange Academy teachers and even Botan-chan, so I'm as pleased as I could be...
If I have to pick one specific character, though, I have to go with Grusha-san. There was this sense of uneasiness between him and Liko that I'm rather curious to learn more about.

Q: Do you ever get the opportunity to interact with the Pokémon franchise in private or in job situations, outside of your work on the anime?
Suzuki: I've really gotten into collecting merch lately, so I make sure to check the Pokémon Center Online every day. Some merch sells out really fast, so when I learn that something I've been looking for for a while is coming back, I make a tour of the various Pokémon Centers around Tokyo early that morning to look for it. And it always gets me when I'm standing in line to pay and I hear Liko's narration voice coming from the speakers (laughs).
Q: Nobody in the store would imagine that Liko herself is actually standing in line at that point, would they? (laughs)
Suzuki: The other day I spotted a Nyahoja ecobag at an arcade near work, one you could win. I really wanted it, but I got so worried that any staff members or actors would see me as I was standing there holding my work-related stuff. I kept trying, though, and finally managed to get it!
I couldn't tell you how many Nyahoja plushies I own even if I wanted to, and I'm still looking more. For the past 6 months I've been searching like mad for this Nyahoja plushie that comes with some dango, it was released as tie-in merchandise for last year's Pokémon World Championships.

Q: You really do spend a lot of your time on Pokémon, don't you?
Suzuki: Yeah. Recently I got introduced to the Pokémon Card Game as well. I wanted to collect the alternately colored Nyahoja, Nyarote and Masquernya ex cards from the High-Class pack "Shiny Treasure ex", but Nyarote just refused to show up, so no too long ago I finally folded and bought two full boxes so I could do an unboxing livestream. And I actually got one from the very last pack! I screamed so loudly in disbelief I got all kinds of comments from my fans along the lines of "So this is what a voice actress is like"...!

Q: What kind of deck do you use, by the way?
Suzuki: An acquaintance of mine who knows a lot about the game made me this really hardcore Masquernya ex deck that has cards like Pigeot ex and Shining Foodin in it. Another friend made me a Sirnight ex deck, and I'm using the Terastal Mewtwo ex Starter Set as well. I'm still learning!

Q: Finally, do you have something you want to tell the fans?
Suzuki: It's been a year since the show started, and the weekly reactions I see to it and the turnout at various related events make me really feel that you're all enjoying it a lot. Liko, Roy and Dot are currently growing a lot through their battles with both each other and unrelated people, and being that I'm Liko's voice actress, I'm doing my best to keep up with them. All the cast members are so passionate about the dubbing, and I've never seen dubbing sessions filled with so much love before. I hope that love gets though to all you viewers as well. Please continue to support the show!

「アニポケ」リコ役・鈴木みのり、進化したニャローテの愛情表現に「ジーンとくる!」―ポケモンセンターのレジに並ぶ“ガチファン”な一面も【インタビュー】

「アニポケ」リコ役・鈴木みのりさんに独占インタビュー!ニャオハとニャローテへの愛に満ちていました。
2024.6.28 Fri 19:30
テレ東系にて、毎週金曜よる6時55分から放送されているテレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター(以下、アニポケ)」。新たな主人公である「リコ」と「ロイ」の冒険は、多くのファンを魅了してやみません。
さらに2024年4月からスタートした「テラスタルデビュー」編では、ゲーム『ポケットモンスター スカーレット・バイオレット』でもお馴染みのパルデア地方が舞台となり、ゲームファンに馴染み深いキャラクター達にもスポットが当たっています。
そんな「アニポケ」でリコ役を務める声優・鈴木みのりさんにインタビューを実施。演者としての視点で、リコの成長について語って頂きました。

◆冒険を通じて、リコは本当に逞しくなった

―リコとロイを主人公に迎えて新たに始まった新シリーズの放映から、約1年が経過しました。これまでリコを演じてきて、「アニポケの主人公という大きな役を担当している」と実感されたことはありますか?
鈴木:リコという役が決まった時からこれまで、演じられて嬉しいという気持ちと、信じられないという驚きが凄く強かったです。子供の頃から映画を見たりぬいぐるみを集めたりと、私の日常にポケモンというコンテンツが溶け込んでいたので、これほどまで大きく関わる人生があるとは思っていませんでした。
実感については大きなきっかけがドンとあるわけではないのですが、スーパーに売られているポケモンパンのパッケージに描かれたリコのイラストを見た時なんかに、「あ、主人公を演じているんだな」なんて感じることがあります(笑)。
―アニメは「リコとロイの旅立ち」編、「テラパゴスのかがやき」編を経て、オレンジアカデミーに留学する「テラスタルデビュー」編という新たな展開を迎えました。これまでのリコの成長をどう見ていますか?
鈴木:一言では表現できないぐらい、大きく成長しているなって印象です。視聴者の方も感じて頂いているかなとは思いますが、これまで内に秘めてばかりだった気持ちを言葉にするようになったのが、一番分かりやすい変化ではないでしょうか。
旅に出る前の「頑張りたいけど、頑張り方がわからない」「やりたいことがみつからない」といった状態から、「六英雄と出会ってテラパゴスをラクアへ連れていく」という目的が生まれたことで、そこに向かって行動する力がつきました。本当に逞しくなったなって思います。
―第49話「ドットとぐるみん」では、ドットがぐるみんのぬいぐるみを着て基礎テストを受けようとしていたことに対して疑問を口にするなど、意思表示をする機会が増えましたよね。
鈴木:そうですね!でもそこでハッキリとは言わず、「今、言ってもいいのかな」ってタイミングを探り探りするのが、すごくリコらしいなって思いました。心優しい彼女の性格が出てますよね。
―第56話「リコVSチリ!バトルの先に」では、チリからポケモンバトルをする理由を問われた際に「夢中になれるから」と断言し、さらに負けた時には悔し涙を流しました。その姿はこれまでのリコからは想像もできなかったのですが、どんな気持ちで演じていたのでしょうか。
鈴木:リコは彼女なりの目的を持って旅を続けていたのですが、バトルそのものに対して深く考える機会は、これまであまり無かったのかなと思います。そんな時にバトルを最前線で楽しんでいる四天王のチリさんやジムリーダーのカエデさんと触れ合ったことで、リコなりにバトルをする理由を考えた時の結論が、「夢中になれるから」だったのでしょう。
このシーンは、リコのポケモントレーナーとしてやるべきことへの一生懸命な気持ちと、私のこれまでの経験や役者としてのありかたを重ねて台本を読み込みました。何事も夢中にならないと本当の気持ちって伝わらないんだなと感じましたし、バトルの中でリコがそれを見つけ出せるような流れをしっかり表現できたら、と思いながら演じましたね。
―あのシーンのリコは、本当にカッコよかったです!
鈴木:バトルの中でチリさんやカエデさんにヒントを出してもらいつつ、でもリコ自身で答えを見つけるんだ、挑むんだっていう心情ですよね!実は私も先ほど第56話を見たのですが、チリさんが緊張でガチガチになっているリコをほぐしてくれるシーンがあるじゃないですか。その際、カエデさんの会釈に対して、チリさんが片目ウインクで応えてたんですよ!
セリフを収録した時は、リコ以外のキャラの動きはあまり伺っていないので、この細かい仕草までは把握できていなくて。一連の流れを初めて映像として見た時に、「あっ……リコを導いてくれるお姉さまたち……オトナや……!」ってテンション上がりました(笑)。

◆ニャローテへの進化で、変化した“愛情表現”

―リコを語るうえでは、一番のパートナーであるニャオハがニャローテに進化したことも見逃せません。その関係性で変わったこと、変わらないことはありますか?
鈴木:個人的にはニャオハだから、ニャローテだからって感覚はあまりないですね。付かず離れずの関係は続いているけれど、リコの気持ちに寄り添って一緒に戦ってくれますし、逆にリコが立ち止まっちゃった時は「どうしたの? しっかりしなよ」と励ましてくれる。そういう部分は変わらないかなって。
でも進化して身体が大きくなりましたから、愛情表現の方法は変わりましたよね。抱きついてくるとか!
―第51話「トゲトゲニャローテ!?不思議な花ばしら」でも、ふたり並んで立って手を繋いで立ってるシーンが印象的でした。
鈴木:アレは本当に、ジーンときちゃう。時々テブリムやテラパゴスにヤキモチはありますけど、おませさんでどこか大人っぽいっていう部分は、ニャオハからニャローテになっても変わらない魅力ですよね。

◆ポケモンセンターのレジで並んでると、流れてきたリコの声に「おおうっ……!」(笑)

―「アニポケ」の「テラスタルデビュー」編はオレンジアカデミーが舞台ということで、ゲーム『ポケットモンスター スカーレット・バイオレット』のキャラクターが数多く登場します。リコとの共演が楽しみなキャラクターはいますか?
鈴木:いやー、どのキャラクターも楽しみではあるんですけども……!ナンジャモさんと15話で共演した時は、「まだ序盤なのに!」「うわー!」って大興奮でしたし(笑)。「テラスタルデビュー」編も冒頭からジムリーダーのみなさんやオレンジアカデミーの先生たち、ボタンちゃんまで出てくれますから、大満足ですよね。
……でも強いて言えば、リコとの間で不穏な空気が流れてるグルーシャさんが気になってます。
―普段、「アニポケ」以外でポケモンに触れる機会は、お仕事/プライベート問わずありますか?
鈴木:最近はとにかくグッズを集めるのが好きで、ポケモンセンターオンラインをチェックするのが日課です。でもやっぱり、すぐに売り切れちゃうグッズもありますし、ずっと探してたグッズが再販してるなんて情報が聞こえてくると、早朝から都内のポケモンセンター各店舗に行ってみたり。そこでレジに並んでいる時、店内ナレーションでリコの声が聞こえてくると、「おおうっ……!」ってなりますね(笑)。
―リコがレジに並んでるとは、誰も思わない(笑)。
鈴木:先日も収録スタジオ近くのゲームセンターでニャオハのエコバッグを見つけてしまい、これがどうしても欲しくて……。仕事の荷物を持ったまま、他のスタッフさんや役者さんに目撃されたらどうしようなんて思いつつ、ずっと挑戦してなんとかゲットできました。
ニャオハのぬいぐるみは、もう何体持っているかわからないくらいあります。最近は、去年のポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップスのグッズとして発売されたお団子を持ってるニャオハのぬいぐるみを半年間、ず~っと探し続けてました。
―本当に、ポケモンが一緒にいる日々なんですね。
鈴木:あとポケモンカードゲーム(ポケカ)も最近、教えてもらいました。ハイクラスパック「シャイニートレジャーex」に収録されている「ニャオハ」「ニャローテ」「マスカーニャex」の色違いが欲しくて集めてたんですが、「ニャローテ」だけどうしても出なくて。
それで先日、自分の生放送で「これがラストチャンス」と思いながら2boxの開封配信をしたら、本当に最後のパックからニャローテが出てくれたんです!もう信じられないぐらい叫んじゃって、ファンの皆さんから「これが声優か」なんて言われちゃいました……!
―ちなみにどんなデッキを使われてるんですか?
鈴木:ポケカに詳しい知人から「マスカーニャex」デッキを作ってもらいました。「ピジョットex」とか「かがやくフーディン」が入ったガチ寄りのやつですね。その後、別の友達から「サーナイトex」デッキを作ってもらったり、「スターターセット テラスタル ミュウツーex」を使ったりしています。まだまだ練習中です!
―最後にファンの方へ、メッセージをお願いします。
鈴木:放送から一年経ちましたが、毎週の反応やイベント等を通してみなさんが「アニポケ」を楽しんでくださっているんだなと強く感じています。
物語の展開としてはリコ、ロイ、ドットの3人が自分や相手とのバトルを通して大きく成長している最中なので、演じている私も置いていかれないよう頑張っています。
キャスト全員が熱量をもって収録に臨んでいますし、こんなに愛にあふれた現場はないです。そんな気持ちが、「アニポケ」を見ている皆さん全員に届いたらいいなと思っているので、引き続き応援宜しくお願いします!
12:11

Production Art

The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account posted a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this Anipoke episode with production artwork pieces on June 27th, 2024. The pictures featured Liko, Kaede and Chili.

Liko key frame at: 18:33
Kaede key frame at: 12:11
Chili key frames at: 18:53, 19:08

We present key frames from Liko and Kaede VS Chili from episode 56. Liko is clutching a Terastal Orb in her hand, while you can really tell how fierce the battle is from Kaede and Chili's expressions.

アニポケ マニア
第56話より、リコ&カエデVSチリの原画をご紹介
テラスタルオーブを握るリコ
カエデ、チリの表情からも、バトルの熱が伝わってきます
21:45

Note

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A new trailer depicting upcoming events in the anime TV series Pocket Monsters (airs on the TV Tokyo Network every Friday at 6:55pm, officially abbreviated "Anipoke") has been released.

The trailer shows Liko, Roy and Dot, who have all passed their Terastal training assessment tests, taking on the practical application tests. In these tests, where the trainees will battling using two Pokémon each, have been revealed to involve Dot battling Aoki, Roy battling Lime, and Liko battling Grusha, who's reknowned as the strongest Gym Leader in the Paldea region.

The trio has grown another step further as Trainers after participating in exhibition matches against the Paldea region's Elite Four. How will they do in the practical application tests, which demand a more strategic form of battling?! Not only that, but next week, on July 5th, we'll delve further into the mystery of Terapagos?! Orange Academy's history teacher Raifort (voiced by Takako Honda) will be making an appearance as well, as the group goes to do fieldwork in the vast land of Paldea in search of the "Ancient Treasure"...?

It has also been announced that last year's Pokémon Anime Festival will be held again this year. Lots of events that will make you enjoy the anime even more are going to be held throughout the summer of 2024 under the name "Pokémon Anime Festival 2024". One of them is the JR East Pokémon Stamp Rally 2024, which will start July 12th.

Breaking Pokémon Anime News:
Liko, Roy and Dot head for their next challenge! We've released a special video showcasing the Terastal Training practical application tests! The Gym Leaders the three of them will be facing are... Aoki, Lime and Grusha! Look forward to the upcoming episodes!


アニポケ 速報
リコ、ロイ、ドットが次なる挑戦へ――
テラスタル研修・応用テスト編の特別映像を公開
3人が挑むジムリーダーは…
アオキ、ライム、グルーシャ
今後もぜひ、お楽しみに!

テレビアニメ『ポケットモンスター』(公式略称:アニポケ テレビ東京系 毎週金曜 後6:55~)新シリーズの今後の展開を描いた最新映像が公開された。
映像では、テラスタル研修・基礎テストに合格したリコ、ロイ、ドットの3人が応用テストに挑戦することに。2体のポケモンを使用してバトルする応用テストでは、ドットはアオキ、ロイはライム、そしてリコは、パルデア地方最強のジムリーダーと名高いグルーシャとバトルをすることが明らかになった。
パルデア地方四天王との交流戦を経てトレーナーとしても一歩成長した3人。より戦略的なバトルが求められる応用テストでどんな 活躍を見せるのか!? そして次週、7月5日はテラパゴスの謎に迫る!?
オレンジアカデミーの歴史教師・レホール(CV:本田貴子)も登場し、「いにしえの財宝」を探すため広大なパルデアの地へとフィールドワークへ出かけるが…?
さらに、昨年実施した「アニポケ夏祭り」を今年も開催することが決定。「アニポケ夏祭り 2024」と題し、2024年の夏も、アニメがもっと楽しくなるイベントを多数開催するほか、『JR 東日本 ポケモンスタンプラリー 2024』も7月12日より開催する。
現在の新シリーズは、ポケモン世界全体を舞台にしたW主人公のリコとロイの冒険を通じて大事な何かを「見つける」物語となっている。
00:00

Special First-Airing Segment PM2023 Data Broadcast

10:33

Eyecatch PM2023

Liko and Nyarote
10:37

Eyecatch PM2023

Chili and Dooh
21:45

Special First-Airing Segment Upcoming Episodes Preview

A new trailer depicting upcoming events in the anime TV series Pocket Monsters aired during the original broadcast on TV Tokyo.

The trailer shows Liko, Roy and Dot, who have all passed their Terastal training assessment tests, taking on the practical application tests. In these tests, where the trainees will battling using two Pokémon each, have been revealed to involve Dot battling Aoki, Roy battling Lime, and Liko battling Grusha, who's reknowned as the strongest Gym Leader in the Paldea region.
21:45

Pokémon Seminar Pokémon Seminar

Pokémon Seminar - Professor Friede and Captain Pikachu share their knowledge of Pokémon.
This time... it's the Spiny Fish Pokémon Dooh!
Dooh seems laid-back and relaxed but vulnerable.
But it has a hidden weapon to protect itself. What is that weapon?

A: Spines
B: Shuriken
C: Hammer
Answer: A: Spines

ポケモンゼミ フリードとキャプテンピカチュウが、ポケモンに関する知識を紹介
今回は…とげうおポケモンドオー
のんびりしていて隙だらけに見えるドオー。
しかし身を守るためにある武器を隠しています。その武器とは何

A: トゲ
B: 手裏剣
C: ハンマー

正解は…A.トゲ

The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account also posted the Question and the answer on June 29th/30th, 2024.

The Pokémon Seminar also has its own separate staff list:
Unit Director: 坂本鼓太郎 (Kotarō Sakamoto)
Organization: 小森さじ (Saji Komori)

Animation Storyboard/Unit Director: 枡大地 (Daichi Masu)
Key Animation: 花井柚都子 (Yutsuko Hanai)
In-Between Animation Check: 関根有理 (Yuri Sekine)
Production Assistant: 立野竜之介 (Ryūnosuke Tachino)

            演出 坂本鼓太郎
            構成 小森さじ

アニメーション絵コンテ/演出 枡大地
            原画 花井柚都子
          動画検査 関根有理
          制作進行 立野竜之介
Episode Music Regions
Music Player

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 ボル共鳴
Japanese (Romanized): Boru kyōmei
Japanese (TL): VolResonance
Liko recaps.
Japan 02:23 Will Japanese Opening Theme
Japan 03:53 SV M65 Title Card 2 Title Card
Japan 04:12 不屈のポケモンバトル
Japanese (Romanized): Fukutsu no Pokémon Battle
Japanese (TL): Persistent Pokémon Battle
Chili starts off the battle!
Japan 06:10 SV M69 New Beginnings Chili talks with Liko and tells her to focus on the battle and nothing else.
Japan 08:05 神話の響き
Japanese (Romanized): Shinwa no hibiki
Japanese (TL): Echoes of myth
Botan finds Terapagos.
Japan 08:55 SV M78 戦い(VSトレーナー)~Tv Anime Ver.
Japanese (TL): Battle (VS Trainer)
The battle continues!
Japan 10:37 急襲!猛者たちの饗宴
Japanese (Romanized): Kyūshū! Mosa-tachi no kyōen
Japanese (TL): Emergency Raid! A Feast of Fighters
Starts during the Eyecatch return.
Japan 11:35 ザ・ポケモンロード
Japanese (TL): The Pokémon Road
Katy can't hold back any longer!
Japan 13:54 幻想ペンダント
Japanese (Romanized): Gensō Pendant
Japanese (TL): Pendant of Illusion
Dot and Botan spy on Agate.
Japan 15:52 SV M85 Scarlet Book Dot and Terapagos look in the book.
Japan 16:29 SV M76 Overcoming Fears Liko's Nyarote is on its own in the battle now.
Japan 18:26 翻弄される運命
Japanese (Romanized): Honrō sa reru unmei
Japanese (TL): At the Mercy of Fate
Chili likes that Liko is getting into the battle now.
Japan 19:44 なにものでもない私
Japanese (Romanized): Nani monode mo nai watashi
Japanese (TL): I'm a nobody
Liko starts crying.
Japan 21:45 戦闘!ジムリーダー~Tv Anime Ver.2
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Gym Leader ~ Tv Anime Ver.2
Japanese (TL): Battle! Gym Leader ~ Tv Anime Ver.2
Pokémon Lecture Question (Track starts 48 seconds in)
Japan 21:45 SV M71 Terastal Training Test Original Airing - Trailer
Japan 21:50 ルンルンルンルン♪
Japanese (Romanized): Runrunrunrun ♪
Japanese (TL): La, La, La, La ♪
Pokémon Lecture Question (Track starts 6 seconds in)
Japan 22:07 Let me battle -Anime Size- Japanese Ending Theme
Japan 23:37 ルンルンルンルン♪
Japanese (Romanized): Runrunrunrun ♪
Japanese (TL): La, La, La, La ♪
Pokémon Lecture Answer (Track starts 6 seconds in)
Japan 24:00 あの空が私を呼んでいる
Japanese (Romanized): Ano sora ga watashi wo yonde iru
Japanese (TL): The Sky is Calling Me
Pocket Monsters Episode 57 preview (Track starts 5 seconds in)

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Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 20
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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Titles: リコVSチリ!バトルの先に/Liko VS Chili! At the End of the Battle
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Liko is nervous about battling Elite Four Chili, wondering how she and Nyarote should battle. Meanwhile, Dot goes to the school building to search for Terapagos, and runs into Botan, who's also attending Orange Academy!

Summary:
The final exhibition match is Liko & Kaede VS Chili! Liko is nervous about battling Elite Four Chili, wondering how she and Nyarote should battle when facing such a powerful opponent. Meanwhile, Terapagos gets lost, and Dot goes to the school building to search for it, where she runs into Botan, another student attending Orange Academy...!

Voice Cast:
Minori Suzuki: Liko
Megumi Hayashibara: Nyarote
Yuka Terasaki: Roy
Daiki Yamashita: Hogator
Yoshino Aoyama: Dot
Daisuke Namikawa: Kuwassu
Mimi Maihane: Agate
Yuna Ogata: Anne
Sanae Kobayashi: Omodaka
Eri Kitamura: Nemo
Ryo Hirohashi: Botan
Kotono Mitsuishi: Kaede
Chiaki Kobayashi: Grusha
Mitsuki Saiga: Chili
Eriko Matsui: Kihada
Ayane Sakura: Futachimaru
Taku Yashiro: Dooh
Last edited 28 Jun 2024 06:36 AM by Adamant