Dub of 'Black Hero,' 'White Hero' to be released this December

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  • Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Victini and Zekrom movie poster

The latest two Pokémon movies have had their English titles and release dates revealed on Pokémon.com.

「ビクティニと英雄ゼクロム」 Victini and the Black Hero: Zekrom and ビクティニと英雄レシラム Victini and the White Hero: Reshiram will come out in the US in December with the titles Pokémon The Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom and Pokémon The Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram, respectively.

The two movies are known collectively as 「劇場版 ポケットモンスターベストウイッシュ The First MovieTheatrical Version - Pocket Monsters Best Wishes!: The First Movie. A corresponding English title has yet to be given.

Victini and Reshiram movie poster

Each movie has Ash and his friends, Cilan and Iris, arriving in Eindoak Town to compete in a battle competition. There, they meet the mythical Pokémon Victini and Damon, a man who aims to use Victini for its power. To add to that, Damon has convinced either Reshiram or Zekrom (depending on the movie) to help him.

Like in the video games Pokémon Black and White, the plots in the paired movies vary slightly. For those who do not mind spoilers, Bulbapedia has a list of differences between versions.

While no exact release date has been confirmed yet, Cinedigm Digital Cinema will show these movies in theaters for a limited one-weekend special event on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4.

The two fourteenth Pokémon movies were released as a double feature last July 16.