The first episode of Pokémon: Hisuian Snow anime premiered today on the official Pokémon YouTube channel and Pokémon TV, as announced previously. The first episode is 6 minutes long and titled “Onto the Icy Blue.” It introduces the basic story premise, as well as the main character – Alec,
The plot of the series is described as:
Pokémon: Hisuian Snow tells the story of a boy named Alec and his encounter with a Hisuian Zorua. When he was younger, Alec’s father taught him that people and Pokémon cannot live together. But Alec’s interactions with the Zorua might offer a different lesson.
The anime was initially announced as an original story within the Pokémon Legends: Arceus storyline. The main staff for the series includes:
- Director: Ken Yamamoto
- Script: Taku Kishimoto
- Character Designs: KURO
- Color Design: Ayaka Nakamura
- Art Director: Yuji Kaneko
- Music: Conisch
- Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
- Photography Director: Takeru Yokoi
The main cast includes Koki Uchiyama as Alec (Rie Kugimiya is voicing the young version) and Rikiya Koyama as Alec’s father. The anime revealed a visual on April 26, which was also when the information about the premiere date was revealed.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a role-playing action game developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company. The game was developed for the Nintendo Switch console and released worldwide on 28 January 2022. The storyline has the player compiling the first-ever Pokédex.