The yearly Jump Festa convention in Japan is a celebration all things nerd
culture, with anime, gaming, and manga taking the spotlight. Surprisingly,
Nintendo's Pokemon have never made a showing, despite fitting nicely into all
three of those categories. This year, however, Nintendo will be bringing their
pocket monsters to to the show. While we don't know what the reasoning, there's
been a promise of "surprising information" that has us exceptionally
"Pokemon makes first appearance at JF!!" the latest issue of
Shōnen Jump teases. "Surprising information on the show floor?" If
that wasn't inticing enough, the magazine also teases a "big
surprise" at the Pokemon booth.
We're obviously crossing our fingers for a new Pokemon game – maybe the
third game in the Black/White series for the DS (or 3DS) – but we're cautious
to get too excited. Jump Festa also has a large anime presence, so there's just
as good of a chance that it might be a new Pokemon movie as there is a game.
Still, why would Nintendo suddenly bring Pokemon to the show after all these
years unless they were planning on bringing something big? 3DS Pokemon big?
We won't have to wait too long to be cripplingly disappointed, though – this
year's Jump Festa takes place on December 17 and 18 in Japan. We'll keep you