While the main-series Pokémon games are easily the biggest draw of the IP, the anime and movies have plenty of loyal fans. Localisation enthusiasts should be pleased, then, to hear that this year's major movie release (due this Summer in Japan) will be arriving on Cartoon Network later in 2015. No region is specified, though we're hopeful that multiple countries in Europe and North America will benefit from the deal.
Called Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, this one should be particularly interesting to fans of lore, with Hoopa being found hidden in the current games and prompting plenty of intriguing theories. The description for the movie is as follows:
Get ready for a new, animated Pokémon adventure! Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages takes Ash and his friends to a desert city by the sea. Here they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, who has the ability to summon things—including people and Pokémon—through its magic ring.
After a scary incident, they learn a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémon long ago. Now, the threat that has been bottled up for years is in danger of breaking loose again! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within…or will a dangerous secret erupt into a clash of legends?
You can see a localised trailer below - are you looking forward to seeing this?