Pokemon Animated Series "Hisuian Snow" Announced

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The Pokemon Company made a very exciting announcement Tuesday: a new three-part animated series that takes place in the Hisuian region is coming soon, and it is being produced by an animation company with impressive past credits.

Pokemon Hisuian Snow

Pokemon Hisuian Snow will follow a boy named Alec, whose encounters with a Hisuian Zorua challenge the perspective of life with Pokemon that his father taught him. The first episode will be available starting May 18, and you can watch it on either Pokemon TV or the official Pokemon Youtube Channel. The release dates for the second and third episodes have not been confirmed yet.

Pokemon Hisuian Snow is being produced by Wit Studio, a Japanese Animation studio with quite an impressive past. Some of their anime credits include Attack on Titan, Seraph of the End, The Ancient Magnus' Bride, and more recently, Spy x Family. They have also worked with The Pokemon Company in the past, producing Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us, which was released in 2018.

The Hisui region was introduced in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, the most recent Pokemon game released. Hisui is not entirely new, though; it is the Sinnoh region from the past, long before it became the place we came to recognize in Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Pokemon Legends: Arceus has received praise for the changes it made to the standard Pokemon format, creating an exciting experience not quite like any Pokemon game before it.