Pokémon USA provides VA update at Comic Con

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The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon redubbed; future plans revealed
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  • Thursday, July 20, 2006

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Pokémon USA revealed new information at Comic-Con today, and the initial reports are sounding promising for those who disliked the voice acting in The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.

According to PUSA, the special has been redubbed and will be a special feature on the Lucario and the Mystery of Mew DVD. A clip was played where Ash, Brock and May reportedly sound more similar to their original voices. The DVD will contain a Mew TCG card.

All of the new voice actors will remain the same, with the exception of Ash Ketchum, who will be voiced by Sarah Natochenny. Bill Rodgers, the new voice of Brock, was at the conference and revealed that he is taking a very different approach to the voice for season nine.

Pokémon USA announced at the panel some of its future plans for the anime series. The panel confirmed that a special based on the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games will air on Cartoon Network at an undetermined date, with a DVD release later. Five episodes of the new Battle Frontier season have already been dubbed, with each episode done within a week. The dubbers will work to keep most of the Japanese music as well. The ninth movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy, is will be released sometime next year.

A sound file of the entire conference is expected to be uploaded to the Internet at a later date, so more information may arise at that time.