Viz Media has announced that they're bringing the latest entry into the Pokémon film universe, "Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!" to Blu-ray and DVD across North America.
What would you do if, on your 10th birthday, you were whisked away on an adventure that would lead to you becoming something no one ever was? That's essentially the question that, on April 1, 1997, viewers in Japan and eventually worldwide were posed through the lens of Pokémon: The Series. Built off the backbone of the massively popular Pokémon video game series, director Kunihiko Yuyama crafted an animated universe that would captivate the minds of children all over the globe. It wouldn't be until 20 years later that we would revisit this question, this time explored through the Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You animated film. The 20th anniversary animated film revisits the origins of the original animated series, re-inviting viewers to travel with Ash and his companion Pikachu on a mythical adventure across the Kanto region. For audiences in North America, this magic could originally only be captured during a very limited number of screenings in cinemas, until now. Viz Media has announced that they're bringing the retelling of Ash and Pikachu's first adventure to Blu-ray and DVD on February 13.
The film is also the birthplace of one of the last years most debated franchise-related topics, with Pikachu speaking human language. If you're clinging for a chance to get your hands on this adventure, you'll want to head over to Viz Media's official website. If you're interested in checking out all other things Pokémon, be sure to check out our full archive.