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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


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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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Alternative setting: Pokemon

Characters & Voice Actors

Takeuchi, Junko
Takeuchi, Junko
Okido, Green
Okido, Green
Eguchi, Takuya
Eguchi, Takuya
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu


Tomiyasu, Daiki
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director
Hirota, Mitsutaka
Moriyasu, Yasunao
Art Director

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Episodes  0 / 4
Aired  Oct 2, 2013 to Oct 2, 2013
Status  Finished Airing
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Mar 12, 2015
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
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
…fans of the games, especially the ones who don’t/didn’t like the original TV show.

…everyone else.


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
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.

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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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. 
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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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