Poketsume, the live-action Japanese drama based on the Pokemon series, just got its first trailer. The publisher posted the video to Twitter today with the announcement that the series would debut on October 19.

10/19(木) 深夜24:30〜 出発💨
#ポケモン も解禁! #ポケつめ #西野七瀬 #笠松将 #長谷川朝晴 #平野綾 #世古口凌 #渡邉斗翔 #塚地武雅 #内田理央 #佐藤江梨子 #柳葉敏郎

— 西野七瀬主演🧢ドラマ「ポケつめ」【テレビ東京公式】 (@poketsume) October 5, 2023

As per Serebii, Poketsume isn't set in reality in the same way that the Detective Pikachu movie is. It doesn't reimagine how the Pokemon world would look in real life. Instead, it tells the story of a Japanese office worker who gains inspiration from her adventures in Pokemon Red.

Madoka Akagi used to play Pokemon Red with her siblings growing up in the Kanto region. Twenty years later, she moved to Tokyo to work at an advertising agency called ADventure. However, the job isn't what she thought it'd be, and she's eventually assigned a stressful project that could affect the fate of the company. It's at this moment that she receives a care package from her mom, including her old Game Boy Pocket and Pokemon Red. She realizes that there's more overlap between her Pokemon adventure and real life than she originally thought.

Other Pokemon live-action projects besides Poketsume might also be in the works. Variety reported on a possible Pokemon live-action series coming to Netflix. This still hasn't been confirmed, but Netflix did reveal a stop-motion-based Pokemon series called Pokemon Concierge. There will also apparently be a Detective Pikachu movie sequel.

Poketsume will air on TV Tokyo starting on October 19, 2023. The publisher hasn't announced any plans to release subbed or dubbed versions.

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