Team Rocket Radio Show to be streamed worldwide
Animate.tv announced today that the first episode of Pokémon Radio Show! Team Rocket's Secret Empire, will be available on their site Monday, July 2nd. The program will premiere this Sunday at 7:00pm on InterFM 76.1 Tokyo (76.5 Yokohama), however only those living in the Kanto region of Japan will be able to listen live. Thanks to Animate.tv, people worldwide will be able to visit their site and listen to the show every Monday. iPhone and Android users can also go to their mobile page and listen to the program. Unfortunately, only the previous day's episode will be on their website. A complete archive of every episode will not be kept.
The radio show was an idea of Megumi Hayashibara (voice of Jessie in the Japanese version). It was later officially pitched by sound director Masafumi Mima (who is the writer of both the tweets and radio show) a year and a half ago. On June 1 the Pokémon Radio Twitter was launched, and hype for the show began. Bulbapedia has translations of all the tweets thus far.
The show will be about the Team Rocket trio attempting to recruit all 7 billion people of the Earth to join Team Rocket. Each episode will also have a segment where a Pokémon specialist will be interviewed. The first episode will feature Ikue Ohtani (the voice of Pikachu) due to her knowing a lot about Pikachu.