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Pokemon: The Origin

Pokemon: The Origin

Alternative Titles

English: Pokemon: Origins
Synonyms: Pocket Monsters: The Origin, Pokémon: The Origin
Japanese: ポケットモンスター THE ORIGIN

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2013
Duration: 27 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.001 (scored by 34615 users)
Ranked: #5182
Popularity: #707
Members: 48,771
Favorites: 169
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Synopsis

The anime features the player and rival characters from Nintendo's original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green (Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue in North America) video games.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Alternative setting: Pokemon

Characters & Voice Actors

Red
Red
Main
Takeuchi, Junko
Japanese
Takeuchi, Junko
Papenbrook, Bryce
English
Papenbrook, Bryce
...
Okido, Green
Okido, Green
Main
Bösherz, Konrad
German
Bösherz, Konrad
Eguchi, Takuya
Japanese
Eguchi, Takuya
...
Takeshi
Takeshi
Supporting
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English
Bosch, Johnny Yong
...
Mewtwo
Mewtwo
Supporting
 

Staff

Tomiyasu, Daiki
Director
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director
Hirota, Mitsutaka
Script
Usui, Hisayo
Background Art



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Mar 12, 2015
Jatz
Pokémon. The word alone is enough to set off a giant swirl of emotions for a great number of people, with the franchise spawning countless video games, TV series, movies, card games and merchandise. To say Pokémon is a global phenomenon would be an understatement, but this review isn’t about how successful Pokémon is - it’s about the (relatively) recent advertisement... I mean OVA series, “Pokémon: The Origin”.

In the anime world the Pokémon TV series has a fair few detractors. Many consider it extremely repetitive in its execution, with Ash catching Pokémon from whatever region he is in and battling the 8 gyms, read more
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Mar 11, 2015
literaturenerd
Story and characters: 4/10

The OVA promised to follow the story of the original Pokemon Red and besides adding a mega-evolution for Charizard at the end, it pretty much did exactly that. Our hero is named Red instead of Ash and he actually captures all the Pokemon. He doesn't randomly release his best fighters, he actually wins his gym battles without cheating, the Pokemon actually use real moves and not bullshit like "dodge", and he actually dismantles the Team Rocket Organization. So this is WAY better than the original Pokemon anime right?....right? The problem is that Pokemon wasn't a game that sold so well because of read more
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Apr 2, 2014
Born2Run
RECOMMENDED FOR…
…fans of the games, especially the ones who don’t/didn’t like the original TV show.

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR…
…everyone else.


**REVIEW**

Pokémon Origins is known to be the “faithful” anime adaptation of the unbelievably successful videogame franchise. The reason people think so is not because it’s a good anime but because it doesn’t contain many of the obvious flaws of the original show. These “flaws” were mainly the childish portrayal of the Pokémon world, the rather static main characters and the fact that the story of Ash Ketchum just won’t end. This new series on the other hand does the complete opposite. It depicts battles between the creatures as read more
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Oct 4, 2013
captcouch
Pokemon: The Origin is a four-episode OVA series split between three different studios that is an anime interpretation of the reboot for the first-generation of Pokemon games (FireRed and LeafGreen). With the release of Pokemon X and Y for 3DS hitting the international market, Origin was more of an accessory item, but people were still excited. Does Origin live up to the hype? Let's take a look.

Story:
The story follows the story of Pokemon Trainer Red on his journey to complete the Pokedex and become the Pokemon League Champion: the same plot of the games themselves. He competes with his rival Green on his quest to read more
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Recommendations

Both originated from old games and give guide lines on how to beat them. They also have their on spin-off of the game. While Druaga only contains one scene where the characters actually play the game, Pokemon follows the game up till the battle with Mewtwo.
If you enjoyed Pokemon: The Origin, you'll most likely enjoy the Pokemon Black and White 2: Introduction Movie. You can find the intro movie (which is actually a 6 minute ONA) on YouTube, if you don't have the game. These two are the very best anime that the Pokemon franchise has to offer.

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Recent News

TV Special 'Pokemon: The Origin' to Air on October 2nd ( 1 2 3 4 )
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09-30-13, 9:40 PM

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