All's not lost for Ash?
UPDATE - We have a more nuanced translation that reads a bit differently. Thanks to PushDustIn for reaching out!
You can find our original report on this story below.
Pokémon Co. rocked the world last week when they revealed that the Pokémon anime as we know it is coming to an end. Ash would see his journey come to a close, paving the way for an all-new series in early 2023. We’ve seen English voice actors for Ash comment on the situation, but it’s the statement from Ash’s Japanese voice actor that’s most interesting.
Over in Japan, Ash has been portrayed from the start by Rika Matsumoto. Following the news of Ash’s series coming to an end, Matsumoto took to Twitter with the following statement.
“Ash’s been an ever-reliable presence in our hearts ever since he set off from Pallet Town. It’s a promise. We’ll always be together! Ash still has more adventures ahead of him. To be continued.”
That statement has left Pokémon fans buzzing. Is it nothing more than wishful thinking, or will we really see more of Ash in the future? Matsumoto isn’t elaborating on her statement, so I guess we’ll just have to keep our fingers and toes crossed!