New animated web series Pokémon: Hisuian Snow to debut on 18th May
Originally announced during the Pokémon Day celebrations, the first details on a new animated web series based on Pokémon Legends Arceus have been released. Pokémon: Hisuian Snow will be a brand new adventure in Legends Arceus’ Hisui Region. Set 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 focusing on the details of Alec’s past.
Viewers will meet Hisuian Pokémon and new characters in this limited web series. The Pokémon Company International has revealed initial details of key characters and Pokémon in anticipation of the premiere.
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.
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.
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.
Pokémon: Hisuian Snow is being produced by The Pokémon Company International in collaboration with WIT STUDIO – who previously worked on the movie Pokémon: The Power of Us – and episodes will premiere on both the official Pokémon YouTube channel and Pokémon TV starting with the first episode on the 18th May. No release schedule for the remaining two episodes has yet been announced.
Other credits for the series include:
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