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Anime Expo 2019 takes place in Downtown LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center and adjacent areas, such as JW Marriott and Microsoft Theater on July 4th, 2019 to July 7th, 2019. As part of the Expo, there will be an exclusive screening of the new Pocket Monsters movie Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution!. This special showing will be ahead of the Japanese theater release which is scheduled for July 12th, 2019.

Anime Expo to Host Exclusive Screening of Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution!

We’re excited to announce an exclusive screening of the 22nd film in the Pokémon franchise, “Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution,” to be held at Anime Expo 2019!

Joining the event for their first overseas convention appearances are directors Kunihiko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara. Additionally, voice actress/singer Rica Matsumoto (Ash) will participate in the event! They will also participate in autograph sessions (schedule TBA).

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, July 4
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Room: LACC / Main Events (Hall B)


Characters profiles and voice actor comments
About Kunihiko Yuyama

Kunihiko Yuyama is best known for his work on the Pokémon series, having directed 21 films so far, from Pokémon: The First Movie to the upcoming Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution. His other works include Magical Princess Minky Momo and The Three Musketeers Anime. Yuyama is also the general director of the Pokémon animated television series.
About Motonori Sakakibara

Motonori Sakakibara co-directed Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, overseeing the CGI for the film. Sakakibara also co-directed Rudolf the Black Cat (2016) with Kunihiko Yuyama. In addition, he directed BBC’s Tinpo series (2019) and Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (2013), and co-directed Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001).
About Rica Matsumoto

Japanese voice actor, actor, and singer Rica Matsumoto has played Ash, the main character of the Pokémon the Series, since 1997. She is also the singer of many of the theme songs for the series. Her fifth single, Mezase Pokémon Master, which includes songs from the first season of Pokémon the Series, is the best-selling single ever released by a voice actor, having sold over 1 million copies in Japan. Additionally, she has appeared in various stage plays such as The Wizard of Oz.

Source: http://www.anime-expo.org/2019/06/10/anime-expo-to-host-exclusive-screening-of-pokemon-mewtwo-strikes-back-evolution/