It’s laborious to imagine, however the fact hurts as a rule. Earlier this week, the world discovered Ash Ketchum is planning to go away the Pokemon anime. The IP is able to shift its focus to new anime heroes, and naturally, which means all eyes are on Ash forward of his farewell tour. That features his personal actor, and Ash’s authentic voice is now breaking their silence on his upcoming go away.

The update was shared on Twitter courtesy of Rika Matsumoto in case you did not catch it your self. For these unfamiliar, the voice actor is thought for enjoying Ash Ketchum as they originated the function a long time in the past. Matsumoto has by no means waved from Ash whereas different dubs have introduced stars out and in. So in fact, everybody has been keen to listen to Matsumoto’s tackle Ash leaving the anime.

And what do they assume? Nicely, it appears the voice actor is satisfied Ash’s journey shouldn’t be over for good, and he might be with followers even when he is not the star of Pokemon moving ahead.

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“Ash’s been an ever-reliable presence in our hearts ever since he set off from Pallet City. It is a promise. We’ll at all times be collectively! Ash nonetheless has extra adventures forward of him. To be continued,” the star wrote.


After all, Matsumoto has private grief in regards to the exit, and their emotions mirror these of hundreds of thousands of followers. In spite of everything, Ash will solely be round in Pokemon for a handful extra episodes. With Pokemon Journeys closed, the anime will launch a miniseries in January that includes 11 episodes, and they’re going to end Ash’s journey. Later within the 12 months, the franchise will return to tv with a brand new anime and protagonists as well. However sometime, hopefully, followers will be capable of meet up with Ash (and Matsumoto)) on display!

What do you concentrate on Pokemon’s resolution to maneuver on from Ash? Ought to the sequence discover methods to incorporate Ash in future anime initiatives? Share your ideas with us within the feedback part under or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.