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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


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


Score: 8.061 (scored by 27718 users)
Ranked: #4272
Popularity: #709
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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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Takeuchi, Junko
Takeuchi, Junko
Papenbrook, Bryce
Papenbrook, Bryce
Okido, Green
Okido, Green
Bösherz, Konrad
Bösherz, Konrad
Eguchi, Takuya
Eguchi, Takuya
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Bosch, Johnny Yong


Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director
Hirota, Mitsutaka
Tajiri, Satoshi
Original Creator
Sugimori, Ken
Original Character Design

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Oct 4, 2013
The Pokemon anime series is something i droped for many years, basically is just the same formula but a different region with new Pokémon and so on.

I came back just for one reason. I played the original game in a Game Boy when I was 10, and since then i followed the games, maybe for someone the games are like i just said about the anime "the same formula but a different region with new Pokémon" but i think the games, in fact, are more fun and engaging.

Now, back to the animation... I love it.

It takes the most memorables moments of the original game like read more
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Nov 22, 2013
I expected a lot more.

Pokémon: The Origin is the special dedicated to Red and Blue/Green, the original Poké-games. It has been introduced as an epic moment for everyone, both who played the games and who didn't. Actually it has lots of not-so-good elements that give it the status of "just-enjoyable-but-nothing-more".

Some of them are caused by the lenght of this special, combined to the intentions of the writers. I can understand this is a special and must be just 1:30 hours long, that's not the problem. But, knowing it must be this lenght, you just can't make it represent a game based on travelling, experiencing, growing read more
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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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