Pokemon: Mewtwo! Ware wa Koko ni Ari

Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns

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Synonyms: Pocket Monsters: Myuutsu! I Exist Here
Japanese: ポケットモンスター ミュウツー! 我ハココニ在リ
English: Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns
German: Pokémon: Mewtu kehrt zurück
Spanish: Pokémon Mewtwo: El Regreso
French: Pokémon: Le Retour de Mewtwo
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 30, 2000
Producers: Studio Jack
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.051 (scored by 4337243,372 users)
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Ranked: #37252
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Popularity: #2191
Members: 71,759
Favorites: 23

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The Team Rocket leader, Giovanni, has found Mewtwo in a remote area of the Johto region. As Giovanni tries to re-capture Mewtwo, Ash and his friends are kidnapped by Domino, a new Team Rocket member, while trying to rescue Pikachu from Jessie and James. The Clone Pokemon are also captured and are then used as bait for Mewtwo. The situation then becomes a battle between the wills of Mewtwo and Giovanni; and Mewtwo also tries to discover if it and the clones have a purpose in life, even though they are products of science.

(Source: ANN)


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Yuyama, Kunihiko
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Asada, Yuuji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Shudou, Takeshi


Opening Theme

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''OK!'' by Rika Matsumoto

Ending Theme

"Boku no Best Friend e (ぼくのベストフレンドへ)" by Iwasaki Hiromi

Nov 19, 2010
Mixed Feelings
A good continuation to the first Pokémon movie; they stick to the same themes, music and type of art.

The plot is good, but perhaps a bit weaker than in the first installment.

Same themes are rolled back and forth, over and over: do the copied, cloned Pokémon share the same rights as their original versions? Where do the clones belong? Will they ever be able to live in peace?

As good as that idea is, being repeated over and over really kills it. We got it the first time, now let's move on.

A good watch, definitely worth it. Goes flawlessly with the first movie.
Dec 1, 2011
This might have been the first Pokemon movie I ever saw. Which, must have been abit confusing for me when I first watched it, since this is kind of a sequel to another Pokemon movie. But, honestly, the movies made up most of the Pokemon watching I ever did(I was more into collecting the cards), other than afew episodes which I was able to watch. My review may not be 100% accurate, since it was quite afew years ago that I watched it, and I watched the English version, which might have been mildly edited, even though I doubt it. So, this is where I ...
Jan 6, 2022
Mewtwo Returns is my new favorite Pokémon movie !!! The 1 hour special is really a movie and well worth it. It is OG Team Rocket action. I'm a big fan of Giovanni and to just not know about this movie would be a complete missed opportunity. In Mewtwo Returns, Giovanni leads his Team Rocket force with helicopters and machines to attack and control Mewtwo. We see just how evil and ambitious Giovanni is as he is determined to bend Mewtwo's will to his own will even if it would destroy Mewtwo. Just like that Giovanni is such the epic and interesting boss. He is ...


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