Live-action Pokemon series: Everything we know about Fill Your Pockets with Adventure

Cassidy Stephenson
Pokemon live-action series announced

The Pokemon Company has announced its first live-action series, which focuses on the 1996 Pokemon Red and Green games.

While the popular franchise made a foray into the world of live-action movies with the Detective Pikachu film, Fill Your Pockets with Adventure marks its first live-action series.

Pocket ni Bōken wo Tsumekonde – which translates to Fill Your Pockets with Adventure – follows a university graduate who moves from a small town to Tokyo. The show is also commonly abbreviated to PokeTsume.

Here’s all the information we have about the new series, including its release date and some additional plot details.

Fill Your Pockets with Adventure release date

The live-action series will premiere on TV Tokyo in Japan on October 19, 2023, and then later on BS TV Tokyo and TV Tokyo 4K. It will also stream exclusively on U-NEXT, which is unfortunately blocked for those outside Japan.

It is not currently known when – or if – the show will become available for those living outside Japan. However, we will update this article if we receive any information.

Fill Your Pockets with Adventure plot

Serebii posted about the series on Twitter and revealed it would follow a young woman who falls back in love with the Pokemon games. Madoka Agaki receives a package from her mom containing a Game Boy Pocket and a copy of Pokemon Red.

Madoka starts to understand life more by playing Pokemon Red. Her confusion occurred after moving to Tokyo to work at a small advertising company. However, Tokyo isn’t all that she hoped for, and she begins stressing about her job.

Fill Your Pockets with Adventure trailer

On October 6, 2023, the live-action series received its first trailer featuring nostalgic music and visuals. You can watch it below:

Fill Your Pockets with Adventure cast

Nanase Nishino, a former member of the Japanese idol group Nogizaka46, will star as the protagonist Madoka Agaki. Nishino went on to become an actress after her singing career and even won the Japan Academy Film Prize in 2022.

“I’m very happy because I’m part of the generation that grew up with Pokemon, having played most of the series from the first to the latest,” Nishino said in a statement.

“If you’ve played Pokemon before, you’ll enjoy this show because it’s peppered with little tidbits that will make you think ‘this is nostalgic’. I think you will enjoy these little tidbits that are scattered throughout.”

Hopefully, Pokemon fans worldwide will get to enjoy Fill Your Pockets with Adventure eventually!

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