Looks like we’re in store for a lovely little adventure with this Pokémon anime
There is just so much Pokémon anime out there, and yet it’s always so good, it never feels like enough. Thankfully, the first installment of a brand new three-episode Pokémon anime web series just dropped: Hisuian Snow, which is set in the Hisui region of Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The mini-series is produced by Wit Studio, which famously created the hit anime series Attack on Titan. Ken Yamamoto, who worked on Princess Connect! Re:Dive as an episode director, serves as director for Hisuian Snow, and Taku Kishimoto of Fruits Basket, Haikyu!! fame is the lead screenwriter.
Hisuian Snow centers on a young man named Alec, who had been told his whole life that Pokémon and humans cannot coexist peacefully. When he wanders out into the snowy forest, he encounters a wild Hisuian Zorua, and inadvertently kicks off their adventure together. There is also the looming threat of a strong, unfriendly Zoroark that lives in the forest as well, although it remains shrouded in mystery for now.
In Hisui, many grow up believing people and Pokémon can’t live together. But when Alec meets a Hisuian Zorua, he may need to rethink how he views Pokémon!
Discover how this duo learns from each other in the series debut of #PokemonHisuianSnow!
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) May 18, 2022
As someone who is still relatively new to the world of anime (and more specifically, Pokémon anime), Hisuian Snow looks like a great place to start. It may only be a few episodes long, but it already promises the fun, thrills, and heart that fans of the series have become accustomed to. With such an all-star team behind the wheel, it’s no surprise that the series is of the quality that it is, and we’ll certainly be looking forward to the rest of the episodes, neither of which have a release date yet. We suspect they won’t be too far off, though, and at the very least, the first episode “Onto the Icy Blue” is available to watch now on the Pokémon YouTube channel and the Pokémon TV app.