Ever wonder why nerd heroine Shoko Nakagawa is the queen of Pokés;mon? Because growing up, she was lonely. Very, very lonely.
"When I was a kid, I didn't have friends," Nakagawa recently said at press event. "But I did have Pokemon."
Nakagawa has previously discussed her experience with bullies in junior high school.
Seeing kids going to the Pokemon movies during summer vacation made Nakagawa recall her own childhood. She added that she's gotten so much courage, tenderness, and excitement from Pokemon
"Thank you so much Pikachu!" Nakagawa said.
Since 2007's Pokémon: the Rise of Darkrai, Nakagawa has been involved in every Pokemon animated film. This summer, she has two roles in the upcoming Pokémon movies.
(Top photo: PocketMonsters.net | Fuji)