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This article is about the movie. For the manga, see Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (manga).

Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
ミュウと波導の勇者 ルカリオ Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario
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Premiere
Japan July 16, 2005
United States 2006*
Home video
Japan
United States September 19, 2006
English themes
Opening {{{enop}}}
Ending {{{ened}}}
Japanese themes
Opening jaop
Ending jaed
Ratings
United States Unrated
Great Britain Unreleased
Ireland  ?
Canada Unrated
Quebec G
Japan PG-12
Germany  ?
Australia G
New Zealand G


Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (Japanese: ミュウと波導勇者 ルカリオ Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario) is the third Pokémon Advanced Generation movie, and 8th of all Pokémon movies. Premiering in Japan on July 16, 2005, it introduced four new Generation IV Pokémon, Lucario, Bonsly, Mime Jr. and Weavile. As indicated by the title, Mew plays a large part, supplementing its appearance in Mewtwo Strikes Back. Regice, Regirock and Registeel and Ho-Oh also appear, though the latter is only a cameo role as one of Mew's transformations. This movie was the last production to be released by 4Kids Entertainment, though it was actually completed before Pasta La Vista.

In Latin America, it was the first of the Advanced Generation movies to be dubbed, and aired just after the finale of Pokémon: Battle Frontier and before the beginning of Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl in a special along with The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!. The other two Advanced Generation movies, Jirachi: Wish Maker and Destiny Deoxys, were not dubbed until early 2008.

Other posters and DVD covers

Plot

Main article: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (Plot summary)

On a visit to a kingdom near Kanto, Ash inadvertently releases a Lucario that had been sealed away by a hero of legend. At around the same time, a Mew kidnaps Pikachu and Meowth and brings them to a haven known as the Tree of Beginning that is set up to prevent humans from entering at all costs. Ash enlists the help of Lucario to retrieve Pikachu while discovering just what the hero's intentions were.

Featured Pokémon

Debuts

Cast

Guide the wave of a big hit!
Back row, from left: Kōichi Yamadera, Becky, Momoko Kikuchi, Pikachu, Kumiko Okae, Rica Matsumoto, Kunihiko Yuyama, Lucario
Front row, from left: Akihiro Nishino, Yūta Kajiwara
出演
Ash Ketchum Veronica Taylor Satoshi Rica Matsumoto サトシ 松本梨香
Pikachu Ikue Ohtani Pikachu Ikue Ohtani ピカチュウ 大谷育江
Brock Eric Stuart Takeshi Yūji Ueda タケシ うえだ ゆうじ
May Veronica Taylor Haruka KAORI ハルカ KAORI
Max Amy Birnbaum Masato Fushigi Yamada マサト 山田ふしぎ
Jessie Rachael Lillis Musashi Megumi Hayashibara ムサシ 林原めぐみ
James Eric Stuart Kojirō Shin'ichirō Miki コジロウ 三木眞一郎
Meowth Maddie Blaustein Nyarth Inuko Inuyama ニャース 犬山イヌコ
Lucario Sean Schemmel Lucario Daisuke Namikawa ルカリオ 浪川大輔
Mew Satomi Kōrogi Mew Satomi Kōrogi ミュウ こおろぎ さとみ
Banks Pete Zarustica Banks Takeshi Aono バンクス 青野 武
Mother Noriko Hidaka 母親 日髙のり子
Munchlax Darren Dunstan Gonbe Chie Satō ゴンベ 佐藤智慧
Combusken Darren Dunstan Wakasyamo Chinami Nishimura ワカシャモ 西村ちなみ
Corphish Maddie Blaustein Heigani Katsuyuki Konishi ヘイガニ 小西克幸
Squirtle Eric Stuart Zenigame Tomoe Hanba ゼニガメ 半場友恵
Houndoom Kōichi Sakaguchi Hellgar Kōichi Sakaguchi ヘルガー 坂口候一
Mime Jr. Manene Miyako Itō マネネ 伊東みやこ
Weavile Eric Stuart Manyula Daisuke Sakaguchi マニューラ 阪口大助
Weavile Eric Stuart Manyula Jun Fukushima マニューラ 福島 潤
Chimecho Bella Hudson Chirean Natsuki Yoshihara チリーン 吉原ナツキ
Regirock Eiji Miyashita Regirock Eiji Miyashita レジロック 宮下栄治
Registeel Atsushi Kakehashi Registeel Atsushi Kakehashi レジスチル 梯 篤司
Regice Kunihiro Kawamoto Regice Kunihiro Kawamoto レジアイス 河本邦弘
Narration Mike Pollock Narration Unshō Ishizuka ナレーション 石塚運昇
Special appearances by Special appearances by 特別出演
Aaron Jason Griffith Aaron Kōichi Yamadera アーロン 山寺宏一
Jenny Kumiko Okae ジェニー 岡江久美子
Rin / Ilene Bella Hudson Rene / Irene Momoko Kikuchi リーン/アイリーン 菊池桃子
Kidd Summers Evelyn Lanto Kid Summers Becky キッド・サマーズ ベッキー
Freddy Darren Dunstan Freddy Akihiro Nishino (King Kong) フレディ 西野亮廣 (キングコング)
Bonsly Eric Stuart Usohachi Yūta Kajiwara (King Kong) ウソハチ 梶原雄太 (キングコング)

Staff

Created by
原案
  • 田尻 智
  • 増田順一
  • 杉森 建
Production supervisor
スーパーバイザー
  • 石原恒和
Animation supervisor
アニメーション監修
  • Yōichi Kotabe
  • 小田部羊一
Executive producers
エグゼクティブプロデューサー
  • Masakazu Kubo
  • Hiroaki Tsuru
  • 久保雅一
  • 鶴 宏明
Producers
プロデューサー
  • Chōji Yoshikawa
  • Yukako Matsusako
  • Jun'ya Okamoto
  • Takemoto Mori
  • 吉川兆二
  • 松迫由香子
  • 岡本順哉
  • 盛 武源
Animation producers
アニメーションプロデューサー
  • Toshiaki Okuno
  • Shūkichi Kanda
  • 奥野敏聡
  • 神田修吉
Screenplay
脚本
  • Hideki Sonoda
  • 園田英樹
Storyboard
絵コンテ
  • 湯山邦彦
  • 木村 哲
  • 増井壮一
  • 浅田裕二
  • 宮尾佳和
Assistant directors
演出
  • Yūji Asada
  • Hiroaki Yoshikawa
  • Yumi Kamakura
  • Masahiko Watanabe
  • Masakatsu Iijima
  • Naohito Takahashi
  • 浅田裕二
  • 吉川博明
  • 鎌倉由美
  • 渡辺正彦
  • 飯島正勝 
  • 高橋ナオヒト
Assistant director associate
演出助手
  • Yoshimobu Tokumoto
  • 徳本善信
Character staging
キャラクター設定
  • Kenji Matsushima
  • Kōji Nishino
  • 松島賢二
  • 西野弘二
Staging assistance
設定協力
  • GAME FREAK inc.
  • The Pokémon Company
  • GAME FREAK inc.
  • The Pokémon Company
Character design
キャラクターデザイン
  • 毛利和昭
  • 松原徳弘
  • 一石小百合
Executive animation director
総作画監督
  • Kazuaki Mōri
  • 毛利和昭
Assistant executive animation directors
総作画監督補
  • Tokuhiro Matsubara
  • Kazumi Satō
  • Taguchi Kōichi
  • 松原徳弘
  • 佐藤和巳
  • 田口広一
Animation directors
作画監督
  • Yūko Inoue
  • Masahiro Aizawa
  • Senri Ikehara
  • Takuya Matsumoto
  • Takayuki Shimura
  • Mika Takahashi
  • Katsunori Kimizuka
  • Kunihiko Natsume
  • Akihiro Tamagawa
  • 井ノ上ユウ子 
  • 相沢昌弘
  • 池平千里
  • 松本卓也
  • 志村隆行
  • 高橋美香
  • 君塚勝教
  • 夏目久仁彦
  • 玉川明洋
Color keys
色彩設計
  • Miyuki Satō
  • Noriyuki Yoshino
  • 佐藤美由紀
  • 吉野記通
Colorist
色指定
  • Takako Uemura
  • Mizue Ueda
  • 上村貴子
  • 上田みず恵
Art supervisor
美術監修
  • Katsuyoshi Kanemura
  • 金村勝義
Art director
美術監督
  • Masatoshi Mutō
  • 武藤正敏
Director of photography
撮影監督
  • Takaya Mizutani
  • 水谷貴哉
CGI
  • OLM Digital
  • OLM Digital
CGI director
CGI監督
  • Makoto Satō
  • 佐藤 誠
Dance scene assistance
ダンスシーン協力
  • Misato Matsuoka
  • Ayaka Chimura
  • Mitsugu Kawasaki
  • 松岡美里
  • 千村彩花
  • 川崎美嗣
Editor
編集
  • Toshio Henmi
  • 辺見俊夫
Editorial assistants
編集助手
  • JAYFILM
  • Daisuke Imai
  • Yoshiki Ushiroda
  • ジェイ・フィルム
  • 今井大介
  • 後田良樹
Music
音楽
  • Shinji Miyazaki
  • 宮崎慎二
Music producers
音楽プロデューサー
  • Kazuo Shinohara
  • Yūji Saitō
  • 篠原一雄
  • 齋藤裕二
Sound recording mixer
劇場用レコーディングミキサー
  • Jūji Nakamura
  • 中村充時
Original score (partial)
一部原曲・作曲
  • Gō Ichinose
  • Morikazu Aoki
  • 一之瀬 剛
  • 青木森一
Sound director
音響監督
  • Masafumi Mima
  • 三間雅文
Recording studio
録音スタジオ
  • Aoi Studio
  • アオイスタジオ
Audio production
音響制作
  • HALF H·P STUDIO
  • HALF H·P STUDIO
Production
制作
  • Shōgakukan Production
  • 小学館プロダクション
Animation production
アニメーション制作
  • OLM Team Koitabashi
  • OLM Team Koitabashi
Director
監督
  • Kunihiko Yuyama
  • 湯山邦彦

Trivia

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  • In this movie, Regice was pronounced as Rej-i-Ice; however, in the Battle Frontier, it was pronounced as Rej-Ice.
  • This movie premiered in Japan between the episodes A Real Cleffa-Hanger and Numero Uno Articuno.
  • This movie introduces the concept of aura to the series.
  • This is the third time Ash has died and returned to life, and the first time Brock, May, Max, Jessie, and James have died and returned to life.
  • This is the second movie in which a character dies and is not resurrected. The first was Pokémon Heroes, where Latios sacrificed himself to save Alto Mare from a humongous tidal wave. This time two characters died, Lucario, and Sir Aaron.
  • This is the first time, since the 5th movie, that the corresponding theme song is played during the opening credits (this time it is the Advanced Battle theme).
  • The castle is based on Neuschwanstein, a castle in Allgäu, Bavaria, Germany. (From [1])
  • There are scenes from the past movies hidden in the in the credits:
    • Brock has the same reaction to leaving Kidd as he did to Rebecca in the previous movie. Both female characters were voiced by Becky in the Japanese version.
    • Kidd visits Forina and meets Butler and Diane.
    • Ash and co. walk through the streets of an old-style European town, which could be interpreted as either Alto Mare or Rota.
    • The first half of the closing scene of the credits resembles the first half of the closing scene of the credits of Pokémon Heroes.
  • The strings section of the movie score is performed by Koike Strings, and was recorded on June 11, 2005. Koike Strings official website
  • In this film, Bonsly is pronounced "bons-lee", but in subsequent anime episodes the pronunciation has been "bons-lie", similar to "bonsai", from which Bonsly takes its name.
  • During the scene where Ash remembers the scene from Pokémon - I Choose You!, part of Aim to be a Pokémon Master can be heard playing as the background music.
  • The two parties of Pokémon, Red and Green, reference the original two versions of Pokémon, Red and Green.
  • May's Munchlax is the only one of the main characters' Pokémon besides Pikachu to appear on the front cover.
  • This is the second movie in a row where a Munchlax appears on the front cover.
  • This is the second Pokémon movie so far that does not have a legendary Pokémon as the main featured Pokémon, the first being Spell of the Unown.
  • This is the only Pokémon movie that has appearances by legendary Pokémon from each of the first three generations: Mew from Generation I, Ho-Oh from Generation II and Registeel, Regirock, and Regice from Generation III (although the Ho-Oh was just a transformed Mew).
  • When Mew is transformed into Ho-Oh in the dub, Pidgeot's voice is used.
  • This movie was made canon by The Keystone Pops!, when Ash, being the only human in the area able to sense and use aura, is the only one who could reseal Spiritomb, and by Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Parts One and Two when Ash was able to sense Riolu's presence.
  • This movie was in the making before its predecessor was even finished.
  • The Lapras music box at the Tree of Beginning plays the same tune as Sing does in the games.

Box office performance

Source: goo 映画

The general screening of Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario ran for 6 weeks from July 16 to August 26, 2005.

Overall ranking ► 2nd ► 2nd ► 2nd ▼ 3rd ► 3rd ▼ 4th ▼ 7th
Domestic movies ► 1st ► 1st ► 1st ▼ 2nd ▲ 1st ▼ 2nd ▼ 4th
Anime movies ► 1st ► 1st ► 1st ▼ 2nd ▲ 1st ► 1st ► 1st


The movie had grossed 4.11 billion yen by September 2005, and the final figure was 4.3 billion yen (US$36.4 million), placing it second in Japan in 2005 only to Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle.

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In other languages

  • Chinese(HK): 夢夢與波導的勇者 路卡利奧
  • Chinese(TW): 夢幻與波導的勇者 路卡利歐
  • Dutch: Lucario en het Mysterie van Mew
  • French: Lucario et le Mystère de Mew
  • German: Lucario und das Geheimnis von Mew
  • Korean: 뮤와 파동의 용사 루카리오
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Lucario e o Mistério de Mew
  • Spanish: Lucario y el misterio de Mew
  • Italian: Lucario e il Mistero di Mew

External links

Pokémon movies
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Diamond & Pearl
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XY

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