The Pokemon Company International has released a completely redesigned Pokemon TV app with a brand-new user interface and range of features that make it even easier to enjoy animated Pokemon content. In celebration, the latest animated Pokemon film, Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us, is available to watch for a limited time on Pokemon TV.
Pokemon TV is a digital streaming platform dedicated to offering a library of episodes from the globally popular Pokemon the Series, in addition to occasional animated Pokemon movies. The updated version of this free app is available on compatible iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets, allowing fans to conveniently access content anywhere from their favorite device. The update is also coming to Pokemon.com, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and select smart TVs in the future.
“We are excited to deliver a fully reimagined Pokemon TV experience that allows fans to effortlessly discover and enjoy Ash and Pikachu’s adventures,” said J.C. Smith, senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokemon Company International. “We are committed to making Pokemon TV a premier destination for Pokemon animation and look forward to adding more content that will provide an engaging entertainment experience for our fans.”
In addition to comprehensive updates to the user interface, a variety of content and features have been added to the Pokemon TV experience, including:
- Full Seasons Offer Uninterrupted Viewing: Fans will be able to catch every episode from Pokemon the Series: Indigo League, Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon, Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Adventures, Pokemon Generations, and Pokemon Origins on Pokemon TV. In the future, certain archived seasons and all upcoming seasons of Pokemon the Series will also be released in full on the app.
- Ability to Download Unlimited Episodes and Movies: Fans will now be able to download and store an unlimited number of episodes and movies on a device for easier offline viewing. Once downloaded, the content will be available for up to seven days.
- Seamless Watching Across Multiple Devices: Signing in to Pokemon TV with a Pokemon Trainer Club account allows fans to pick up where they left off in an episode on another compatible device.
The latest version of Pokemon TV can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play. It is also available on Pokemon.com.
A staff and cast announcement has been made for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Days of van Meowogh smartphone puzzle game app.
The cast includes:
- Tomokazu Sugita is van Meowogh
- Hikaru Kayō is Theo
- Yuuki Itagaki is Picasso
- Ryou Tachibana is Dali/Gaugin
- Ayaka Maekawa is Monet
- Yū Sōma is Kiki
Shigeyuki Watanabe is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment and TMS Jinnis. Masayuki Kibe is writing the script. Aya Morooka is credited for original character designs. Shintarō Aoki is composing the music.
Days of van Meowogh is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on April 3, 2019 on TV Tokyo during its Kinder TV programming block at 7:30 a.m.
Hakusensha began offering digital versions of its LaLa, Hana to Yume, and Young Animal magazines on February 20, 2019, with the latest issues of all three magazines already available digitally on Hakusensha’s Hakusensha e-Net! and Manga Park websites and apps.
The publisher offered the latest issues of LaLa (April 2019 issue) and Young Animal (fifth 2019 issue) ahead of their scheduled print dates digitally. The April 2019 issue of LaLa is scheduled to ship on February 23, 2019, and the fifth 2019 issue of Young Animal shipped on February 22, 2019. Future digital editions will debut simultaneously with the print edition.
The sixth 2019 issue of Hana to Yume, the latest issue of the magazine, debuted on February 20, 2019, at the same time as the launch of the digital version.
There’s a bit of a mix of topics in this week’s list, covering everything from the live-action Battle Angel Alita film to the halfway point of the Winter 2019 season, as well as other topics in between.
Without further ado, here are the the anime blog posts that caught by attention this week:
This year’s fifth issue of Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine has announced that Suu Minazuki will end the Dokunie Cooking (Cooking Poisoned Offerings) manga in the magazine’s next issue on March 8, 2019.
Minazuki launched the manga in Young Animal in October 2017. Hakusensha published the manga’s second compiled book volume in September 2018, and will ship the third volume on February 28, 2019.
The April 2019 issue of Kodansha’s Morning two magazine has announced that Hekiru Hikawa will launch a new series in the next issue on March 22, 2019. The series, titled Oretachi no Nichijō wa Hajimatta Bakari Da (Our Daily Lives Have Only Just Begun), follows a canceled manga artist and a blond girl.
Hikawa is also known for the Pani Poni manga.
Manga artist Kohske has announced that they will “probably” resume the Gangsta. manga in the next issue of Shinchosha’s Monthly Comic @Bunch on March 21, 2019. The latest chapter of the manga (Chapter 54) debuted in September 2018.
The manga also went on hiatus in November 2015 due to Kohske’s health, but resumed it in May 2017.
Kohske launched the manga in Shinchosha’s Monthly Comic @Bunch magazine in 2010. Shinchosha published the eighth compiled volume in May 2018.