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The Pokémon franchise first reached Bulgaria in November 2001 with the airing of Покемон, избрах теб!. In Cyrillic script, Pokémon is written as Покемон, its plural is Покемони, and it's fully inflected.
Pokémon video games
The Pokémon video games are released in Bulgaria in English. From 2002 to 2015, Nintendo games were sold by Nortec Multimedia. Since 2016, CD Media has been selling games.
Pokémon originally premiered in Bulgaria on Nova TV
in November 2001, broadcasting every Saturday and Sunday until mid-2004. The first five seasons were aired throughout the subsequent years. Eurocom
began re-airing the first five seasons beginning in the summer of 2006 on weekdays at 9:30 before ending those re-runs. After a long hiatus, the anime returned to television with the airing of Pokémon Diamond & Pearl
on December 2008 on Jetix Bulgaria
. Season 11 began to air shortly after the end of Pokémon Diamond & Pearl
on March 2009. After a lengthy hiatus, they resumed the airing of Season 11 on March 1, 2010 when Jetix Bulgaria
was re-branded into Disney Channel Bulgaria
on weekdays at 10:35 and 15:40. The 12th season was on the same channel on July 5 of the same year. Due to unclear reasons, presumably waning interest in the anime, no other seasons beyond Season 12 have been dubbed.
However, the Eurocom and EKids channels have been broadcasting re-runs of the anime the series since March 24, 2014 every weekday at 7:00 with a repeat at 19:30. The anime is available on Netflix in Bulgaria.
Cast and crew
Studio Dolly was responsible for the dubbing of the original series. Meanwhile, Media Link and Alexandra Studio are responsible for the dubbing of the Diamond & Pearl series.
Voice actors of the Bulgarian dub include Zhivka Doneva (Живка Донева), Petya Abadzhieva (Петя Абаджиева), Darinka Mitova (Даринка Митова, voice of Misty), Vesela Hadzhinikolova (Весела Хаджиниколова), Asya Bratanova (Ася Братанова), Georgi Todorov (Георги Тодоров), Alexander Voronov (Александър Воронов, born March 8, 1971, voice of Brock), Janko Lozanov (Янко Лозанов), Kiril Boyadjiev (Кирил Бояджиев, born November 17, 1976), Stephan Stefanov (Стефан Стефанов), Zivko Dzhuranov (Живко Джуранов, born September 13, 1982; voice of Ash) and others.
M01 was released under the title Покемон: Първият филм; M02 under the title Покемон 2000: Филмът; M03 under the title Покемон 3: Филмът; and M11 under the title Покемон: Гиратина и Небесният Войн. The intros for the second and third movies were dubbed. The first three movies were also released on VHS in 2002, though it is unknown whether they released separately or together.
The original theme song was performed by Yuksel Ahmedov (Юксел Ахмедов) and the group Indigo (Индиго).
The Pokémon the First Movie soundtrack was released in Bulgaria by Orpheus Music.