Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: Mew and the Wave Hero (劇場版ポケットモンスターアドバンスジェネレーション ミュウと波導の勇者 ルカリオ Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon Myū to Hadō no Yūsha Rukario?, lit. "Mew and the Wave-Guiding (Aura) Hero: Lucario"), is an anime film directed by Kunihiko Yuyama as the eighth film in the Pokémon franchise. It was released in theaters in Japan on July 16, 2005, followed by the Japanese DVD release on December 22, 2005. The English dub made was first released on DVD in Australia on August 16, 2006, with the US release following on September 19, 2006. The English dub of the movie premiered in the US for the first time at the 2006 Comic-Con in San Diego, California.[2] The movie aired in the United Kingdom in July 2007 on Cartoon Network and it continues to air on CITV. This is also the last film to have been dubbed in English by 4Kids Entertainment, with the original cast. All future Pokémon episodes and films would be dubbed by The Pokémon Company International.

The background for Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew was based on visits by Yuyama to Bavaria, Germany. Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace were used as the basis of the film's setting.

"Hajimari no Uta", the ending theme for the Japanese version of the movie, is performed by Puffy AmiYumi since Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi and Teen Titans. The ending theme for the English dub was "We Will Meet Again" performed by John Siegler and Eric Stuart.

Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew was one of the four nominees for the American Anime Awards' "Best Anime Feature" award, but it lost to Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.

Appearences in EDP projectsEdit

  • Top 10 Best Animated Sequels he awards Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew the #10 spot on the list, and all while he talks about it, footage from the film is shown.

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