The Pokémon Company is pleased to announce the three-episode online animated series, Pokémon Hisuian Snow. This series is an original story based on Pokémon Legends: Arceus set in the Hisui region. The first episode is slated for release on the official Pokémon Asia YouTube channel on May 18th 2022 at 9 pm local time.
Set in an age long ago when a divide between people and Pokémon existed, the story begins with a man named Akio reminiscing about the first time his father brought him to the Hisui region. When Akio meets a Hisuian Zorua in the forest, he begins to question if people and Pokémon really cannot coexist.
Voice acting credits include Koki Uchiyama and Rie Kugimiya as adult and child Akio respectively and Rikiya Koyama as Akio’s father. Pokémon Hisuian Snow is animated by Wit Studio, Inc, a production company that was established in June 2012 which includes veterans of the studio Production I.G.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus was released on January 28th, 2022 for the Nintendo Switch platform. In this game, the Pokémon series takes on a bold new direction fusing action with RPG elements. The adventure is set in a region known as Hisui, long before the events of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl.