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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
Producers: None found, add some
Source: Game
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.951 (scored by 48,833 users)
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Ranked: #5962
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Popularity: #706
Members: 68,898
Favorites: 315
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Episodes: /4

Synopsis

Serving a more faithful adaptation of the Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green games (Pokémon Red and Blue in the U.S.), the story follows a young boy named Red, and his rival Green (Blue in the U.S.), who begins a journey with their new Pokémon partners, as they seek to capture all the known Pokémon in the Kanto region.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Red
Red
Main
Takeuchi, Junko
Japanese
Takeuchi, Junko
Okido, Green
Okido, Green
Main
Eguchi, Takuya
Japanese
Eguchi, Takuya
Kasumi
Kasumi
Supporting
 
Takeshi
Takeshi
Supporting
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu

Staff

Kawasaki, Itsurou
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director
Tomiyasu, Daiki
Tomiyasu, Daiki
Director
Hirota, Mitsutaka
Hirota, Mitsutaka
Script
Tajiri, Satoshi
Tajiri, Satoshi
Original Creator

More episodes Episodes(4/4)

Episode Title Aired
1 Red
Red (レッド)
Oct 2, 2013
2 Cubone
Karakara (カラカラ)
Oct 2, 2013
3 Giovanni
Sakaki (サカキ)
Oct 2, 2013
4 Charizard
Lizardon (リザードン)
Oct 2, 2013

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More reviewsReviews

sebba93
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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literaturenerd
Mar 11, 2015
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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NeverKnowsBest26
Jun 21, 2014
Nostalgia can be a detriment to looking at something through a critical lens. Fond memories can blur your judgment concerning the quality of a work of fiction, especially if it's something you grew up on. This is the pit-trap waiting for the generation of anime fans who grew up in the 90's watching and playing Pokémon in this four episode special. Pokémon Origins retells memorable events of the first two Pokémon games in animated form. No doubt it will bring forth warm fuzzy memories of popping Pokémon in your Gameboy for the first time, but once put under a critical light, the special bares questionable read more
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Kapodaco
Oct 5, 2013
It's important to remember that when reviewing any topic, one should keep their personal bias to a very low minimum. This is especially difficult when dealing with a monster type franchise such as the Pokemon series, as most, if not all, people have been exposed to either the Pokemon series or games at some point in their lives. To the degree that this affects their opinion of the franchise is what ultimately will decide the fate of the future of the series. Keeping this point in mind, when it was announced earlier this summer/fall that a new anime would be produced that would follow the read more
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Recent News

TV Special 'Pokemon: The Origin' to Air on October 2nd

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