It’s the ultimate cinematic #throwbackthursday–for its 20th (!!) installment in the POKÉMON movie franchise, the anime’s going back to basics with a action-packed origin story about how Ash and Pikachu first became the dynamic duo that defines the series.
The new trailer for POKEMON: I CHOOSE YOU sees Ash and Pikachu’s relationship evolve from prickly first meeting, to tender tearful moments, to transcendent calls to adventure. Check it out:
As Rocket News 24 points out, for fans that have been around since day 1, the film’s plot may be well-trod territory–and thusly, a great chance to get some condensed, Spark Notess-style nostalgia with a new twist. For newer fans, this may be a side of Pika and Ash you’ve never seen before. It’s a win-win, y’all.
Via Rocket News 24