The new Pokemon movie released this week in Japan, and it’s getting quite a bit of promotion. Maybe the best way it’s being celebrated is the Pokemon movie exhibit on the Tokyo City View floor of the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills (52F). We went to the exhibit on Thursday, in the middle of a thunderstorm, and it was pretty surreal.
There were theatrical posters for each of the Pokemon films in chronological order as you entered the exhibit…
The next section of the exhibit was even cooler, but unfortunately I don’t have pictures to prove it, because photography was prohibited. It was a behind-the-scenes of the Pokemon films hallway and holy crap was it awesome. There were tons of photos and quotes from the voice actors, including Shoko Nakagawa and Rika Matsumoto, in both Japanese and English, which were fun. However, the real highlight was original Ken Sugimori sketches of characters from the films, which were absolutely amazing to see in person.
From here, we walked under the (kinda scary) giant glowing Pikachu, towards the Pikachu Cafe.
…and a Pikachu Parfait:
All in all, it was an amazing exhibit and experience. It truly did feel like a celebration of the Pokemon films and the franchise itself; I’m extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to experience it!