Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction

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Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Cocoon Diancie.jpg
Japanese theatrical poster
Japanese ポケモン・ザ・ムービーXY 「破壊の繭とディアンシー」
Hepburn Pokemon Za Mūbī Ekkusu Wai "Hakai no Mayu to Dianshī"
Translation "Pokémon the Movie XY: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction"
Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama
Based on Pokémon: XY 
by
Starring
Production
  company
OLM, Inc.
Distributed by Toho
Release date(s)
  • July 19, 2014 (2014-07-19)
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office ¥393,181,683 (US$3,880,593)[1]

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (ポケモン・ザ・ムービーXY 「破壊の繭とディアンシー」 Pokemon Za Mūbī Ekkusu Wai "Hakai no Mayu to Dianshī"?, lit. "Pokémon the Movie XY: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction") is a 2014 Japanese anime film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama. It is the 17th Pokémon anime movie and the first movie in the XY Series. The movie was premiered in theaters on July 19, 2014.[2] The movie features the Jewel Pokémon, Diancie, alongside Xerneas, the Life Pokémon, and Yveltal, the Destruction Pokémon.

Production[edit]

The movie was first announced after the theatrical release of Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened, with a short trailer shown. Later in December 2013, the January 2014 issue of CoroCoro Comic confirmed the title of the movie, alongside the official website's announcement with the official trailer featured on the official movie website. The first poster of the movie shows all the confirmed Mega Evolutions of some Pokémon in Pokémon X and Y.[3] The February issue of CoroCoro states that the movie will revolve around the "Magnificent Battle" between Xerneas and Yveltal as well as the hidden meaning to the title, related to the Destruction Pokémon. It also notes that many Legendary Pokémon and several Mega Evolutions will appear in the film.[4]

The Cocoon of Destruction will be shown alongside the Pikachu Short Pikachu, What's This Key For? (ピカチュウ、これなんのカギ? Pikachū, Kore Nan no Kagi??) on which will feature the new Pokémon Klefki. The magazine also reveals that it will also feature Jirachi, Victini, Manaphy, and Darkrai as special guests.[5]

Setting[edit]

The film's official setting will be based on Canada, with locations include the city of Ottawa, the Rideau Canal, the town of Merrickville, Skydeck Tower, the Thousand Islands of Saint Lawrence River, the city of Toronto, and the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Director Yuyama stated that it is the first time since Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom that he and his crew gone in a location shoot for the film.[6]

Plot[edit]

In a country called "Diamond Domain" (ダイヤモンド鉱国 Daiyamondo Kōkoku?)[Note 1] lies the powerful Heart Diamond (聖なるダイヤ Seinaru Daiya?, "Holy Diamond"), which has served as the kingdom's source of energy and maintained the Ore Country for centuries. Many Melecie live in Diamond Domain, including their princess - the Jewel Pokémon, Diancie, who created the Heart Diamond. Diancie no longer has the power to control the Heart Diamond and her country is falling into chaos as a result.

One day, Diancie meets with Satoshi and his friends and asks them to go on a journey to find the Life Pokémon, Xerneas, in order to restore the Heart Diamond. Standing in their way is the Pokémon of Destruction, Yveltal, who once stole all of the life in the Kalos Region. During their journey they are attacked by Team Rocket, as well as the jewel thieves Marilyn Flame and Ninja Riot. They are aided by Millis Steel and her father Argus, travelers who also encounter the Cocoon of Destruction.

Cast[edit]

Regular characters[edit]

Character Voice Actor
Satoshi Rica Matsumoto
Pikachu Ikue Ōtani
Citron Yūki Kaji
Eureka Mariya Ise
Serena Mayuki Makiguchi
Musashi Megumi Hayashibara
Kojirō Shin-ichiro Miki
Nyarth Inuko Inuyama
Narrator Unshō Ishizuka

Guest characters[edit]

  • Diancie (ディアンシー Dianshī?): Known as the Jewel Pokémon, Diancie is the princess of the Diamond Domain, home to Melecie that keep it peaceful as well the Heart Diamond that keeps it safe from outsiders. However, Diancie is growing weak, as is the Heart Diamond. She seeks out Satoshi and his friends to help her find the Life Pokémon Xerneas to restore her life energy, but on the way they are attacked by the Destruction Pokémon Yveltal.[7][8] Diancie is voiced by Marika Matsumoto.
  • Argus Steel (アルガス・スティール Argus Steel?): The father of Millis Steel. A man who loves chocolate and owns a blimp. He is voiced by Reiji Nakagawa.
  • Millis Steel (ミリス・スティール Millis Steel?): A traveling trainer whose Pokémon is Brigarron. She and her father help rescue Diancie from Team Rocket. She is voiced by Shōko Nakagawa.
  • Marilyn Flame (マリリン・フレーム Marilyn Flame?) and Ninja Riot (ニンジャ・ライオット Ninja Riot?): A pair of jewel thieves who attack Diancie. Director Kunihiko Yuyama stated that they would be more lighthearted than previous movie villains, using interactions and exchanges to provide humor. Yuyama also stated that Marilyn Flame was designed with "more sex appeal than any earlier character, to give the adults a little bonus". Marilyn Flame's partner Pokémon is Mafoxy while Ninja Riot's is Gekkouga.[9] Marilyn Flame and Ninja Riot are voiced by Rika Adachi and Kōichi Yamadera, respectively.

Music[edit]

The film's ending theme is titled "Yoake no Ryūseigun" (夜明けの流星群?, lit. "Dawn of the Meteor Shower") by Scandal.[10] The ending single is scheduled to be released on July 16, 2014.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kōkoku (鉱国?) combines the word for ore (?, aragane in kun'yomi and in on'yomi) and country ( koku?). There are various words that are also read as kōkoku: duchy/principality (公国 kōkoku?), empire (皇国 kōkoku?, usually referring to the Empire of Japan), marquisate (侯国 kōkoku?, also used for principality), and prosperous country (興国 kōkoku?, usually referring to the Kōkoku era of Japanese history).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan Box Office July 19–20, 2014". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1st Pokémon XY Film's Teaser Confirms July 19 Opening". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  3. ^ "2014年夏公開! ポケモン映画、新シリーズ突入!!|ポケットモンスターオフィシャルサイト". Pokemon.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  4. ^ "More Details Revealed for 1st Pokémon XY Film - News". Anime News Network. 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  5. ^ "電撃 - 今夏のポケモン映画では特別前売券のプレゼントポケモンが投票で決定! 対象のポケモンはジラーチ、マナフィ、ダークライ、ビクティニ". Dengekionline.com. 2014-01-15. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  6. ^ "ロケハンレポート | ポケモン映画公式サイト「破壊の繭とディアンシー」同時上映「ピカチュウ、これなんのカギ?」". Pokemon.co.jp. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  7. ^ "幻のポケモン「ディアンシー」特集|ポケットモンスターオフィシャルサイト". Pokemon.co.jp. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  8. ^ "新しい幻のポケモンが映画に登場!その名も『ディアンシー』 | ポケモン映画公式サイト「破壊の繭とディアンシー」同時上映「ピカチュウ、これなんのカギ?」". Pokemon-movie.jp. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  9. ^ "湯山監督インタビュー1 | ポケモン映画公式サイト「破壊の繭とディアンシー」同時上映「ピカチュウ、これなんのカギ?」". Pokemon-movie.jp. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  10. ^ "「ポケモン第一世代」SCANDAL、映画主題歌起用に感激". Oricon. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 

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