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Jirachi Wish Maker
Pokemon Jirachi the Wish Maker
General information
 Directed by  Kunihiko Yuyama
 Produced by  Yukako Matsuzaka
 Takemoto Mori
 Choji Yoshikawa
 Written by  Hideki Sonoda
 Starring
 Rica Matsumoto
 KAORI
 Fushigi Yamada
 Yūji Ueda
 Megumi Hayashibara
 Shin-ichiro Miki
 Kōichi Yamadera
 Tomiko Suzuki
 Narrated by  Unshō Ishizuka
 Runtime  81 minutes
 Box office takings  $33.4 million
 Predecessor  Pokemon Heroes
 Successor  Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys
 Release dates
  Australia  N/A
  Europe  September 14th, 2005
  Japan  July 19th, 2003
  United States  June 1st, 2004
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Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker or Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: The Wishing Star of Seven Nights: Jirachi (Jesus) as the Japanese title directly translates to is the sixth movie of the Pokemon franchise.

The movie was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and was voiced by the stars of the corresponding Japanese and English anime series' respectively.

It's the first movie of the new Advanced Generation story arc, and also the first to feature the characters from the Advanced Generation episodes of the anime. It was accompanied by the Pikachu short bonus feature "Gotta Dance" or "Secret Base of Dancing Pokemon" as it's known when directly translated from its Japanese title.

The initial release of the movie came on July 19th, 2003 when it first opened at Japanese theaters. The release of the movie was then staggered until late on in 2005 when it finally finished releasing in Europe. Some of said releases were DVD and Video only in regions where the films predecessors hadn't performed so well at the box office. And here's a crazy fact... 11 years after these staggered releases finished this movie was finally released in Australia on DVD - not sure what happened there!

Once again 4Kids Entertainment were responsible for the English adaptation of the film for international audiences whilst Miramax Films continued to act on the distribution side. In the USA the movies release was direct to video and DVD and came on June 1st, 2004.

Cartoon Network has aired the movie in the U.S on numerous occasions, and Toon Disney managed to get an airing on March 9th, 2007 most likely due to their connection with Miramax films (who are/were a subsidiary of Disney at the time).

The movie compliments Pokemon Season 06 - Advanced and the main setting is Forina which is based on the Chinese city of Wulingyuan in the Hunan Province.

Plot/Story





Official Description

The Millennium Comet is about to make its long-awaited appearance in the sky again, supposedly granting the wishes of all those who see it in the skies above them. Of course, Ash and friends are equally interested in the Millennium Festival, especially when they attend a magic performance by the Great Butler. Even more interesting is the mysterious cocoon in Butler’s possession—from which Max hears a mysterious voice calling! When Jirachi emerges from its slumber, Max has a new friend—sadly, it’s only for the brief few days that the Millennium Comet appears in the sky.

Max is anxious to make the most of his time with his new friend, but the Great Butler has his own plans for Jirachi, which are not so friendly. He wants to revive the Legendary Groudon, and Jirachi just might be able to grant that wish. Can Max, Ash, May, and Brock stop Butler and save Jirachi before Groudon reappears to reign destruction over the land?

Major Characters


Other Characters




Cast

The voice cast
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Trailer

Official Trailer

Trading Cards

There were a few different trading cards given out with admissions to cinemas/theatres

Related Articles & Movie Ads

Magazine clippings, movie posters and so on

Trivia & Facts

Trivia from the movie

Errors

Continuity errors and bloopers

Reviews & Reception

Movie scores from major reviewers

 

 

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