Pokémon: Hisuian Snow, a three-episode animated series produced in collaboration with Wit Studio, will premiere on May 18th
The online animated series set in the Hisui region that was teased during the Pokémon Presents livestream on Pokémon Day 2022 has now been fully revealed. The new three-episode series animated series, titled, "Pokémon: Hisuian Snow", is slated to premiere on May 18, 2022, exclusively on the official Pokémon YouTube channel and Pokémon TV. The series is being produced by The Pokémon Company International in collaboration with WIT STUDIO, who previously worked on 2018's Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us in collaboration with OLM. Wit Studio is best known for producing the first three seasons of Attack on Titan, and has most recently been working on the incredibly popular Ranking of Kings, and this season's Spy × Family.
The Pokémon Company International said:
The Hisui region was originally explored in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus video game and represents the Sinnoh region of old—before the existence of Pokémon Trainers and Pokémon Leagues. Pokémon: Hisuian Snow: is a story that takes place during this ancient age when the relationship between people and Pokémon was very different. Aboard a boat bound for the Hisui region, the protagonist Alec reminisces about the first time his father took him there. Over the span of three episodes, “Pokémon: Hisuian Snow” will go into detail about Alec’s stories from the past.
Alec is heading to the Hisui region in search of medicinal herbs. He is a mild-mannered young man who is studying to become a doctor. As a child, he once accompanied his father on a visit to the Hisui region. He had an adventurous and mischievous side to him when he was a child. Young Alec is voiced by Rie Kugimiya, while adult Alec is voiced by Koki Uchiyama in Japanese.
Alec's father is a woodworker. He originally lived in a different region, but recently moved to the Hisui region to procure materials. He came to fear Pokémon after a certain incident. Alec's father is voiced by Rikiya Koyama in Japanese.
Zorua (Hisuian Form)
The Spiteful Fox Pokémon who lives in the Hisui region. It is said that the lingering spirits of Zorua who were chased out of their homeland and perished have returned to life in this form, fueled by the power of their malice toward humans and Pokémon.
Director: Ken Yamamoto
Screenwriter: Taku Kishimoto
Character Design: KURO
Color Design: Ayaka Nakamura (WIT STUDIO)
Art Director: Yuuji Kaneko (AOSYASIN)
Director of Photography: Takeru Yokoi (WIT STUDIO)
Offline Editor: Akari Saito (Mishima Editing Room)
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Animation: WIT STUDIO
Zorua (Hisuian Form)