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Red and Blue New 3DS Bundle for Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Pokémon’s franchise, the Pokémon Company International is getting ready for a lot of promotions and products. Highlights include a New Nintendo 3DS bundle that packs in eShop versions of Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Red Version, Mythical Pokémon distributions (every month) beginning in February, digitally remastered Pokémon movies, an exclusive ...

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Preview for Pokemon XY & Z Team Rocket Character Song Released

One of the landmarks of the Pokemon XY & Z anime is that it will come with a series of six character songs, which so far includes the opening theme ‘XY&Z’ by Satoshi (Rica Matsumoto) and ending theme ‘Puni-chan’s Song’ by Bonnie/Eureka (Mariya Ise). The latest that has been revealed is the official theme song for the franchise’s long running antagonists, Team Rocket, which ...

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Imagica Robot to Acquire Pokemon Anime Studio OLM (For 24 Million)

From Anime News Net: Video content company Imagica Robot Holdings (Imagica Robot HD) announced on Tuesday that it is acquiring anime studio Oriental Light and Magic (OLM). The acquisition is valued at 2.858 billion yen (about US$23.58 million), and will see Imagica Robot HD acquire a 51.33% majority stake in OLM. The deal will make OLM a subsidiary of Imagica Robot HD. The actual date of ...

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Its Saturday Morning – And The Room Is Empty.

Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way) Note: The Opinions shown on this essay does not reflect the views of Toon Barn and its affiliates. Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday rolls around again, the next Friday is 2016 and then the first day of the new year ...

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North American 3DS eShop to Get Pokemon Picross This Month

As per announced in a recent Nintendo Direct presentation, the West is confirmed to be getting their version of Pokemon Picross, with the official Pokemon Twitter account further confirming an official release date. According to the tweet, the game will be hitting the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America and Europe on December 3. You can see the actual tweet below, in super duper cool embedded ...

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Pokken Tournament Mystery Boss Officially Confirmed as Shadow MewTwo

A few days ago, a footage from Pokken Tournament made the rounds on NicoNico, showing off a mystery boss that fans have dubbed as “Dark Mewtwo” due to its visual similarities to the iconic Pokemon. It seems that fans were close, as the Official Pokemon Channel have stepped in and released an official trailer revealing the mystery boss: Shadow Mewtwo. Western fans who want to play around ...

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Scary MewTwo Boss Seen in New Pokken Tournament Footage

A new Pokkemon Tournament footage showing off an “Extra Battle” against a mysterious boss appeared on Youtube via TrackerTDGaming, from an original upload on the Japanese streaming video site NicoNico. What’s interesting about the footage is the identity of the mysterious new boss, which appears to be a different form of MewTwo. Fans have started referring to the boss as “Dark MewTwo,” ...

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McDonalds to Distribute Legendary Pokemon Hoopa

According to a recent announcement from The Pokemon Company International, select McDonalds establishments in North America will be distributing a level 50 Mythical Hoopa Pokemon from November 27 all the way to December 23, making it a Halloween and Christmas gift at the same time. Because Hoopa is a Ghost/Psychic type Pokemon, and because the Holidays is all about the act of giving. The free ...

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Digital Giveaway Heralds Japanese Debut of Pokemon XY & Z TV Anime

This coming October 29, 2015, the Pokemon franchise will continue its foray into the TV anime medium with the broadcast debut of Pokemon XY & Z on TV Tokyo. What’s even more special than the broadcast debut is that the anime will also be streamed online, and Japanese viewers can watch the stream in order to earn a digital code for a Legendary Pokemon on either the Pokemon Omega Ruby or ...

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VIDEO: Pokken Tournament Promo and Halloween Plans

Bandai Namco has just posted a new promotional video for the Tekken/Pokemon hybrid fighting game Pokken Tournament, which has already proven itself to be a hit in Japanese arcades and is now coming to the international market via a Wii U port. The release is in spring 2016, though, so if you want to get your hands on a copy, you need to be patient and slake your Pokemon fighting thirst on the ...

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VIDEO: Ronda Rousey Trains as Pikachu

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion is known to be a geek at heart, having professed her fondness for comic books, videogames, and anime during some interviews. One of the geeky things she’s preoccupied with when she’s not punching people into paste is Pokemon. And a new tongue-firmly-in-cheek video shows just how obsessed she is with the franchise, as the video shows her training while ...

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Pokemon Goes ARG with Pokemon GO

The Pokemon Company, despite being considered as one of the few gaming companies that still care about their fans, seem to have some sort of vendetta against my free time, because they have just announced a new co-prod with SF-based developer Niantic. This time around it’s a mobile game for the iOS and Android platform, but what makes it unique from the usual Pokemon fare is that it’s an ...

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