In December, The Pokémon Firm revealed that after 25 years, Ash’s time as the primary protagonist within the long-running Pokémon anime was <a href=” goal=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>coming to an finish</a>. He had lastly achieved his dream of changing into the Pokémon World Champion and now, it was time for brand new characters – <a href=” goal=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Loki, Roy, Professor Friede, and Captain Pikachu</a> – to take over.
At present, Ash’s journey got here to an finish in Japan (the dubbed model is coming at a later date) and the English voice actor for him, Sarah Natochenny, launched an announcement congratulating Ash’s Japanese voice actor, Rica Matsumoto, and thanking her for 17 years of inspiration.
“As I proceed recording the ultimate episodes of Ash and Pikachu’s journey on Pokémon, I’d prefer to thank and congratulate the unimaginable girl who has impressed my efficiency because the English voice of Ash Ketchum for the final 17 years, Rica Matsumoto.
I’d additionally prefer to acknowledge everybody who has labored on Pokémon in Japan, particularly Ikue Ôtani (v/o Pikachu), Shin’ichirô Miki (v/o James), Megumi Hayashibara (v/o Jesse), Inuko Inuyama (v/o Meowth), & the present director Kunihiko Yuyama. Bravo, thanks, congratulations!”
Ash has been the protagonist of the mainline Pokémon anime for 25 years and Matsumoto has been the Japanese voice for him all the time. For the English dub, Veronica Taylor voiced him for the primary eight seasons. Natochenny took over the position beginning in Season 9 and has remained Ash’s English voice since.
With Ash’s journey coming to an finish in the present day, The Pokémon Firm additionally revealed the title of its new Pokémon anime – Pokémon Horizons: The Sequence.
You’ll be able to take a look at the primary official trailer for Pokémon Horizons: The Sequence beneath:
Set sail for a brand new journey in #PokemonHorizons: The Sequence! 🌅
Comply with Liko and Roy as they unravel the mysteries that encompass them and encounter Friede, Captain Pikachu, Amethio, and others throughout their thrilling adventures! pic.twitter.com/HO1J0nAta1
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) March 24, 2023
“Set sail for a brand new journey in Pokémon Horizons: The Sequence,” the trailer’s description reads. “Comply with Liko and Roy as they unravel the mysteries that encompass them and encounter Friede, Captain Pikachu, Amethio, and others throughout their thrilling adventures.”
For extra about Pokémon, learn Sport Informer’s Pokémon Scarlet and Violet evaluation after which learn in regards to the recreation’s upcoming DLC, The Hidden Treasure of Space Zero. After that, take a look at the best playing cards we pulled from the brand new Scarlet and Violet growth for Pokémon: The Buying and selling Card Sport.
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Supply: Sport Informer