Pokémon the First Movie Screenwriter Posthumously Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

The honor was given by the Tokyo Anime Award Festival.

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 12/20/2019 21:22 Comment on this     ShareThis

Pokémon the First Movie— MewTwo Strikes Back released way back in 1998 in Japan at the height of the initial zeitgeist of Pocket Monsters mania. Fans the world over love the film, so it might be quite pleasing for them to learn that the screenwriter of that movie has been given a posthumous honor at this year’s Tokyo Anime Award Festival. Takeshi  Shodo, who passed away back in 2010, was also the lead writer on the Pokémon anime series from its inception all the way until 2020.

Joining Shodo is another Pokémon anime veteran: Hisao Shurai. Shurai was a director of photography whose work graced both the anime as well as the films. Shodo, sadly, has also passed away— he died this past year. Although both men are no longer with us, it’s still wonderful to see their efforts recognized like this. The Pokémon anime has become quite the institution in popular entertainment, still going strong over 20 years later. It’s a testament to the work of people like this that the series remains so enduring.

Source: Tokyo Anime Awards Festival Twitter Page

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