The official Twitter account for the new Pocket Monster television anime revealed on Friday that Team Rocket is returning in the new series. Megumi Hayashibara, Shinichiro Miki, and Inuko Inuyama are reprising their roles as Musashi (Jessie), Kojirо̄ (James), and Nyarth (Meowth), respectively.
The new anime will premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on November 17 at 5:30 p.m. as an “expanded live broadcast special.” The series will then air on Sundays at 6:00 p.m., the same timeslot as Pokémon Sun & Moon.
The new series will feature two protagonists: Satoshi (Ash) and the new character Gō. Gō’s partner Pokémon is the starter Pokémon Hibunny (Scorbunny) from the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. Daiki Yamashita will voice the character Gō. Gō is 10 years old, and his dream is to capture all Pokémon.
Daiki Tomiyasu (Pokémon Sun & Moon) is serving as chief director of the anime at OLM, and Maki Odaira (Pokémon Sun & Moon episode director) is directing the series. Kunihiko Yuyama is the creative supervisor, Shoji Yonemura is in charge of series construction, and Shūhei Yasuda is the character designer. Yuki Hayashi is composing the music, and Masafumi Mima is the sound director. Scriptwriters include: Reiko Yoshida, Shoji Yonemura, Deko Akao, Jun’ichi Fujisaku, Michihiro Tsuchiya, Touko Machida, Yuka Miyata, Aya Matsui, Atsuhiro Tomioka, and Akemi Omode, among others.
The new series will feature all of the regions covered in the franchise so far, from the Kanto to the Galar region.
The Pokémon Sun & Moon anime series premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliated stations in Japan in November 2016.