Arceus & The Jewel of Life
|Directed by||Kunihiko Yuyama|
|Produced by|| Takemoto Mori
|Written by||Hideki Sonoda|
|| Rica Matsumoto
|Narrated by||Unshō Ishizuka|
|Box office takings||$50.7 million|
|Predecessor||Giratina & The Sky Warrior|
|Successor||Zoroark Master of Illusions|
|Europe||August 10th, 2009|
|Japan||July 18th, 2009|
|United States||November 20th, 2009|
Quick menu: Story / Official Description / Major Characters / Other Characters / Cast / Trailer / Trading Cards / Articles & Ads / Trivia / Errors / Reviews & Reception
Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life or "Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl the Movie - Arceus: To a Conquering Spacetime" as the Japanese title directly translates is the Pokemon franchises 12th movie and the third and final part of the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Trilogy.
The movie is directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and the plot continues directly from it's prequel; Giratina & The Sky Warrior.
Initially released to Japanese theaters on July 18th, 2009; Arceus & The Jewel of Life was particularly succesful in Japan, being the top grossing anime movie of 2009 and beating off strong competition from Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser and Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not Advance).
Cinema releases of the movie in the rest of the world were pretty sparse with the English dub instead airing on Australian TV on November 6th, 2009. In the United States there was a limited cinema release on November 20th, 2009 and several broadcasts on the U.S Cartoon Network. Next it's Spanish dub aired in Spain on April 4th, 2010 and then in the UK the movie aired on Disney XD on May 28th, 2010. Later that year the Latin American arm of Cartoon Network aired the film across South America on November 21st, 2010.
Like many of the Pokemon Movies before it the setting for Arceus & The Jewel of Life took inspiration from real-world locations; this time it was various locations in Greece. Kunihiko Yuyama and his production team travelled across the Acropolis, Delphi, Mycenae and Metéora before production of the movie began.
Get ready for the latest Pokémon movie, Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life! This final installment in a three movie story arc reveals that the Legendary Arceus is at the center of the recent disruptions in the Pokémon World. First the epic battle that threatened to tear a hole in the space-time continuum took place between Dialga and Palkia. Then Giratina, the sole defender of the Reverse World, had to take action to protect the precarious balance of its home and the Pokémon World. Now, Michina Town is at the heart of the action. The town has a long history and checkered past in relation to the mighty Arceus—after Arceus granted the townspeople some of its power as the Jewel of Life, they betrayed the Pokémon! Ash and his friends, accompanied by their new companion Sheena, travel in time with Dialga’s help to right the mistakes of the town’s ancestors before the world crumbles under the power of Arceus’s rage. Will they be able to fix the mistakes of the past? What really happened in the past—did Sheena’s ancestors truly betray Arceus? Watch the stunning finale to the trilogy when all of the secrets of the previous two movies will be revealed!
|Character||English Voice Actor||Japanese Voice Actor|