The latest Pokémon animated feature Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco will be delayed in Japan due to coronavirus covid-19. The movie was originally slated to open on July 10 but its release has been changed to TBA with the new date to be announced in the future. 


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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It’ll be interesting to see how the marketing for this franchise is affected when all these hiatuses end. I wonder how many episodes of the anime in the scripting stage will be pushed back or scrapped altogether in order to push forward episodes that will be promoting the Sword/Shield DLC and whatever else they have planned after that.