The official Pokémon movie website has updated with information on the movie short's narration. Translations follow:

"Pokémon the movie XY: Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians"'s Narrator is Announced



We are happy to announce that Mizuki Yamamoto (山本美月), popular feature model for the magazine "CanCam" and active mainstream actress will be providing the narration for Pokémon the Movie XY: Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians! This will be her first time doing animation narration!

The short "Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians" is a music-themed story that unfolds as the Pokémon produce a lovely harmony! Pay note to the kind of narration this fun story about cute Pokémon will receive!

As the narration serves as a bridge between the story and the audience, "I think it's a very important part of the movie" Mizuki says with a suddenly serious expression in the middle of her cute smiles. She had the following to say:



A personal comment from Mizuki Yamamoto

Ever since I was a child, my entire family loved "Pokémon" so much that it was the most natural thing in the world for us to go watch the new movie every year. The anime was always very close to me, so I was extremely happy I was chosen to be a part of it.

I had to rerecord even really short lines many times each, which made me not only feel how committed the production staff is to their work, but also increased my respect for the voice actors and made me understand even better how dedicated they are to doing their best. Also, I believe the narration plays a very big role in how easy it is to understand the story and think it's a very important part of the movie, which made me very tense during all this.

I've always looked up to and wanted to be like the kind of older sister-character singing songs on childrens' television shows, so I want to get across the feeling that I'm the older sister of all the children in the audience with this narration and do my best as only Mizuki Yamamoto can.

CanCam Pokemon Special

There's more! The magazine "CanCam", where Mizuki Yamamoto works as a model, is putting out a special Pokémon issue! It will be on sale March 23rd!



Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=1572