Netflix is catering to all the anime fans hard this year!
Not only did the streaming service acquire the rights to stream 21 Studio Ghibli films, but they are also now going to feature the new CGI remake of “Pokémon: The First Movie,” titled “Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back— Evolution.” The movie originally debuted in Japan back in July 2019 and was met with much success.
And now it’s finally coming to the U.S. and fans are thanking Netflix. To build up the excitement for the release date, the streaming giant tweeted out the first English language trailer for the movie.
The movie follows Ash, Pikachu, and their friends as they attempt to stop Team Rocket from creating the first entirely synthetic Pokémon, Mewtwo.
The plot seems rather similar to last year’s “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu,” doesn’t it? But not quite. This movie at least is bringing back everyone’s favorite duo with a love of trouble.
But one thing that is a bit jarring for fans is the style of animation. It is starkly different to that of the original animation, making the Pokémon appear almost hyper-realistic. Nonetheless, it’s still Pokémon.
Since the original release of “Pokémon: The First Movie,” there have been 21 other Pokémon movies. “Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back— Evolution” will officially drop on Netflix on Thursday, Feb. 27.
By: Maytinee Kramer