It is released in Japan under the title Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: The Wishing Star of Seven Nights: Jirachi (劇場版ポケットモンスターアドバンスジェネレーション 七夜の願い星 ジラーチ) and its distribution in Japan is handled by Toho (the company known for Godzilla kaiju film series). It was accompanied by the short anime Gotta Dance.
The movie featuring the song 'Chiisaki Mono (小さきもの)' by Asuca Hayashi in Japanese version.
The Millennium Comet is about to make its long-awaited appearance in the sky again, supposedly granting the wishes of all those who see it in the skies above them. Of course, Ash and friends are equally interested in the Millennium Festival, especially when they attend a magic performance by the Great Butler. Even more interesting is the mysterious cocoon in Butler’s possession—from which Max hears a mysterious voice calling! When Jirachi emerges from its slumber, Max has a new friend—sadly, it’s only for the brief few days that the Millennium Comet appears in the sky.
Max is anxious to make the most of his time with his new friend, but the Great Butler has his own plans for Jirachi, which are not so friendly. He wants to revive the Legendary Groudon, and Jirachi just might be able to grant that wish.
Can Max, Ash, May, and Brock stop Butler and save Jirachi before Groudon reappears to reign destruction over the land?
(Taken from Bulbapedia)
|Character (Japanese name)||Voice (Japanese)|
|Ash Ketchum (Satoshi)||Rica Matsumoto|
|Brock (Takeshi)||Yuji Ueda|
|Max (Masato)||Fushigi Yamada|
|Jessie (Musashi)||Megumi Hayashibara|
|James (Kojiro)||Shin-ichiro Miki|
|Meowth (Nyarth)||Inuko Inuyama|
- It is the first Pokémon movie to be release under the Advance Generation series.
- Jirachi, the title character in this movie, is the last voice role of Tomiko Suzuki; She suffered a fatal heart attack and passed away on July 7th (The day where Tanabata festival begin), 12 days before the movie's theatrical release in Japan.
- To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the movie's release, a episode of Pokémon Best Wishes anime, "Searching for a Wish!", was made and aired in Japan, with Jirachi appear in that episode.
Pokémon - The franchise itself
Pokemon Anime - The anime series
Advance Generation - second season of the Pokémon anime
Jirachi - The Title Pokémon of this movie
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