A Pokemon web-anime collection primarily based within the Hisui area has been introduced for launch later this 12 months.
The Pokemon Company held its first Pokemon Presents earlier at the moment, wherein it introduced the subsequent era of Pokemon with Scarlet and Violet, updates for Pokemon Unite, Alolan Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go, and extra. It additionally introduced a brand new replace coming to Pokemon Legends: Arceus, in addition to a brand new web-anime collection that’ll debut later this 12 months primarily based within the Hisui area.
The announcement was made by Takato Utsunomiya, chief working officer at The Pokemon Company, shortly after he confirmed a brand new replace was coming to Legends: Arceus that provides in new battles and missions. The announcement was quick and featured a single piece of idea artwork displaying the primary protagonist being adopted by way of some snowy woods by a Hisuian Zorua.
Although we had been solely proven one piece of idea artwork for the collection, it is fascinating to notice that it appears to be a bit extra grounded and suspenseful than different animated Pokemon collection. Legends: Arceus takes place in a time the place many Pokemon are thought of harmful and it looks like this collection is perhaps working with that theme, if the stalker-y Zorua is to be believed.
There wasn’t a lot else revealed in regards to the anime collection, save from the truth that it will characteristic an “original story” and will likely be releasing later in 2022. The announcement additionally particularly referred to as the anime an “online series”, so it appears probably that it will be launched on the official Pokemon YouTube over time, relatively than being a full-blown anime like Pokemon Journeys.
This would not be the primary time that The Pokemon Company has launched quick on-line collection to go alongside latest Pokemon releases. One of the primary examples was Pokemon Generations, however we have additionally lately seen an eight-episode collection referred to as Pokemon Evolutions as lately as 2021. That’s not even counting a few of the weirder animated shorts which have appeared on the Pokemon YouTube, such because the latest Bidoof particular.
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