As reported last month, the latest Pokémon animated feature Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco will be delayed in Japan due to covid-19. It was originally slated for July, but is now scheduled for “this winter.” Since 1998, Pokémon feature anime films have been released every July in Japan—except for this one. 

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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