Nintendo revealed on Friday that its Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch role-playing video games will obtain a sequence of seven five-minute internet anime shorts titled Hakumei no Tsubasa (Pokémon: Twilight Wings) by Studio Colorido (Typhoon Noruda, Penguin Highway, Fastening Days). The primary episode will debut on YouTube on January 15, with a brand new episode debuting each month thereafter.
The Pokémon Firm Worldwide describes the shorts:
Galar is a region where Pokémon battles have developed into a cultural sensation. Over the span of seven episodes, “Pokémon: Twilight Wings” will present intimately the desires of Galar's residents, the realities they face, the challenges they have to overcome and the conflicts they have to resolve. Along with these new tales, followers can anticipate to see quite a lot of Pokémon initially found within the Galar area showing within the capsule sequence.
The anime will be an “ensemble drama” displaying the struggles and conflicts of younger individuals living within the Galar area.
The video games shipped worldwide for the Switch on November 15. The video games sold 2 million units in Japan in their first week. Nintendo additionally announced that the video games sold greater than 2 million copies in the USA throughout their first two days, which marks the highest-grossing launch for a Pokémon game within the U.S. The game sold greater than six million units worldwide throughout their first week. Collectively, Pokémon Sword/Shield broke the records for highest first-week gross sales of a Switch game and the quickest Switch game to achieve 6 million units sold.
Shingo Yamashita (League of Legends: A New Journey director, Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~episode director, Fate/Apocrypha key animator episode 23) is directing the anime. Sawa Kinoshita is penning the scripts, and Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!, ERASED, Fruits Basket) is supervising the scripts. Shin Ogasawara is designing the characters. Izumi Hirose is the colour designer, and Yūsuke Takeda and Takamasa Masuki are the artwork directors. Masato Takahashi is in control of the 3DCG. Katsuhito Ogawa is the director of photography. Masafumi Mima is the sound director.