Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker

Japan Release: 2003
Running Time:
81 minutes

Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker


Japanese Title

劇場版ポケットモンスター アドバンスジェネレーション 七夜の願い星 ジラーチ
[Gekijo ban Poketto Monsuta Adobansu Genereshon: Shichiya no Negai Boshi Jirachi]

Distributor: Production:

Toho
OLM / TV Tokyo / Shogakukan / Tomy

Once every thousand years, the Millennium Comet is visible for only seven nights. It is fabled to grant wishes to those who see it. To celebrate, a Millennium Festival is being thrown. This attracts the attention of Satoshi, Masato, Takeshi and Haruka who arrive to the festival. There they attend a performance by the magician Butler. Meeting him, they discover a cocoon that he has in his possession. Inside is Jirachi, who wakes up every thousand years with the comet's appearance. Calling out to Masato, the mystical Pokémon wakes up and befriends the boy. Realizing they only have a few days together, the pair attempt to make the most of it. This includes discovering Jirachi's incredible wishing powers. However, Butler is not what he seems and actually has his own plans for Jirachi's power...

Anime

Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews

Titles

International Title

Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker

Initial US Title

Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker
US Distributor: Miramax (2004) / Time: 81 minutes

Alternate Titles

Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation: The Wishing Star of Seven Nights
[Literal translation]

Pokémon 6: Jirachi Wish Maker
[Brazil title]


Monsters



Staff

Cast

Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama
Writing credits Hideki Sonoda
Produced by Yukako Matsusako, Takemoto Mori, Choji Yoshikawa
Executive Producer Shozo Kawahara, Masakazu Kubo
Music by Shinji Miyazaki, Asuca Hayashi
Cinematography by Takaya Mizutani, Hisao Shirai
Film Editing by Toshio Henmi
Art Direction by Minoru Akiba
Assistant Director Yuji Asada, Koji Fukasawa, Kazuya Murata, Noriyuki Suto
Satoshi Rica Matsumoto
Masato Fushigi Yamada
Takeshi Yuji Ueda
Haruka Kaori Suzuki
Meowth Inuko Inuyama
Musashi, Team Rocket Megumi Hayashibara
Kojiro, Team Rocket Shinichiro Miki
Butler Kouichi Yamadera
Bogie Papaya Suzuki
Diane Riho Makise
Narrator Unsho Ishizuka

Posters


Box Office

Release Date: July 19th, 2003 (Japan) [double billed with Gotta Dance!]
Opening Weekend: ¥447,642,894 / $3,775,347 (Japan, 309 Theaters)
Total: ¥4,500,000,000 / $38,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker Miramax (2004) Order
United States Region 1 Pokemon Collector's Set: 4 Movies Echo Bridge (2011) Order
United States Region 1 Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker Lions Gate (2014) Order
Japan Region 2 Pocket Monsters: Wishing Star of Seven Nights Media Factory (2003)
United States Blu-ray Pokémon Heroes the Movie / 4Ever / Jirachi Wish Maker / Destiny Deoxys Echo Bridge (2012) Order

CD Soundtracks

Compilations
Small Things
Small Things
(TOCT-4545)

Background and Trivia

  • Shogakukan submitted the film to the US copyright office on November 11th, 2004 with the registration number of PA0001265322. The movie was submitted with its international title, Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker, and an alternate title of Pokémon 6.
  • Was the first theatrical Pokémon movie to go direct to home video in the United States.
  • For its American release, Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker was the first entry to feature a Japanese song. This is Asuca Hayashi's "Small Things" which is heard during the second half of the end credits.
  • When dubbed in English, the characters are given vastly different names. In this version:
    Satoshi is known as Ash Ketchum
    Takeshi is known as Brock
    Haruka is known as May
    Masato is known as Max
    Musashi is known as Jesse
    Kojiro is known as James