Pokémon Holding Special Panel at San Diego Comic-Con Celebrating the Legacy of the Anime

From past to future, fans will get a look at inner workings of the beloved animated series!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 07/10/2023 12:19 Comment on this     ShareThis

Comic-Con International in San Diego, California is an institution in the world of pop culture. From comics books to movies to toys and everything in between, nerds the world over rejoice every July when the convention convenes and various panels and announcements are made about all of their beloved franchises and characters. This year will be special as The Pokémon Company will be holding a panel at the convention for the very first time. The presentation will focus on the past, present, and future of the Pokémon anime, which is heading towards the momentous conclusion of Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu’s 25-year journey together.

The panel will take place on Thursday, July 20 from 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM PST in Room 6BCF of the San Diego Convention Center. Along with a look at the conclusion of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys, it will also provide a peek at Pokémon Horizons, the new series that will transition away from Ash into all-new stories with incoming characters Liko and Roy. Here’s a bit more about the panel straight from The Pokémon Company:

“This is an incredibly exciting time for the Pokémon brand and animated series as we celebrate Ash Ketchum’s legacy while gearing up for new adventures with Liko and Roy in ‘Pokémon Horizons: The Series,’” said Taito Okiura, vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “Comic-Con International is the premier pop culture event and the perfect place to celebrate these icons who have made an indelible mark on popular culture. As we embark on this new chapter, we invite attendees to join us as we share never-before-seen insights into how we localize the beloved animated series so that Trainers around the world can enjoy their favorite stories and characters.”

Beyond this panel, partner company Jazzwares will be showing off new Pokémon toys it has on the way, and there will be various in-person activities to partake in like photo ops at booths around the convention. There will also be some con-exclusive merchandise to get a hold of, as well, so Pokémon trainers with the chance to go to Comic-Con might want to plan accordingly. The convention will run from Thursday, July 20, 2023 to Sunday, July 23, 2023.

Source: The Pokémon Company Press Release

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