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The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, AKA the SPJA is hosting an exclusive screening of Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution during Anime Expo (AX) 2019. Anime Expo will debut the new Pokémon movie at 3:30 p.m. July 4 in the Main Events Hall B.

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Cue excited screaming

Why so hype? Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution is the beautiful CGI updated descendant of Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back which has stayed a fan favorite for over 20 years.

Yeah. You read that right. It’s been 20 years.



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Time to dig out the ole promo card set- right next to the Space Jam Limited Edition VHS gold coin


Not only do we see a focus on the classic 151 Pokémon of the Kanto region, but we also get to hang out with our besties. Ash Ketchum and his sassy af Pikachu frontline the film. Brock/Takeshi of the Pewter City Gym, poke-breeder and consummate player rejoins the group. Misty/Kasumi of the Cerulean City Gym, water-specialist and resident tsundere rounds out the cast.


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We’re getting the band back together


The revamped version looks slick, fun, and nostalgic in the very best way. I can’t wait to crack open the Pokédex and revist an old favorite in a fascinating new way- but don’t take my word for it! Check out the official trailer below!


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