Pokemon Movie 09: Pokemon Ranger to Umi no Ouji Manaphy

Pokemon: Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea

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English: Pokemon: Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
Synonyms: Gekijouban Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation: The Pokemon Ranger and Prince of the Sea: Manaphy, Pokemon 2006, Pokemon Advanced Generation: Pokemon Ranger to Umi no Ouji Manaphy
Japanese: ポケットモンスターアドバンスジェネレーション ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海の王子 マナフィ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 2006
Producers: Studio Jack
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.791 (scored by 4447144,471 users)
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Ranked: #46012
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Popularity: #1962
Members: 72,880
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Satoshi and his friends get lost in an unknown wasteland. They eventually come across a "Water Pokemon Show" performed by the star of the Mariner Troupe, Hiromi. Hiromi is a descendant of the troupe of Water People able to communicate with water pokemon, and she tells our heroes the legend that's been passed down by her people for generations. According to legend, a temple the Water People built called "The Water Temple Akuusha" rests somewhere in the ocean, and a treasure called "The Water Crown" is hidden there. It's said that no one has ever seen this treasure, but that changes when a Pokemon Ranger named Jack Walker (aka Jackie) appears to chase aftert it.

Jackie is on a top secret mission that has him protecting the egg of the leader of the water pokemon, Manaphy. This pokemon, called the "Prince of the Sea," needs to be taken to the Water Temple Akuusha, so Satoshi-tachi and Hiromi decide to help him. Along the way, a pirate named Phantom attacks our heroes from his great submarine. Phantom plans to use the Water Crown's power to help him conquer the world, but he'll have to solve the mystery of Manaphy's egg first. When the Rocket-Dan get into the mix, Jackie uses his Capture Styler to borrow the power of a nearby pokemon to stand up to them. Satoshi and Pikachu enter the fray, but they still have to contend with the attacks of Phantom's powerful high tech mecha! Suddenly, the egg starts to shine with a vivid light, and Manpahy is born!

What is the mystery of the legendary treasure? What mysterious powers does Manaphy have? Can Satoshi-tachi and Jackie complete their top secret mission? The journey to reach the Water Temple Akuusha has begun!


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Characters & Voice Actors


Yuyama, Kunihiko
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Sonoda, Hideki
Valencia, Amparo
Script, ADR Director


Opening Theme

"Big Wave" by Inuko Inuyama

Ending Theme

"Mamoru Beki Mono (守るべきもの)" by Sowelu

Oct 4, 2013
Kawaiipikachuu (All reviews)
This was the cutest Pokemon movie ever. Pokemon Rangers are set out to protect Manaphy, "the prince of the sea."

After it hatches, it sees May as its mother, thus making a strong and painful bond for them.

After evil comes to capture Manaphy, Ash is the hero once again. For the kids that don't know this generation, this will show how Ash has come along. For those that have seen this, couldn't hurt to watch it again!
Feb 19, 2011
oxana (All reviews)
In the long list of Pokémon movies, this is not the worst nor the best.

There were many elements I thought were very computer game-ish; I could see that if they wanted to turn the movie straight into a game, there would be many scenes directly translated to that with all the jumping, fighting and moving around.

Our main character Ash, Brock, May and Max are joined by a Marina Group, who put on a beautiful show with water and psychic Pokémon. None of the new characters stay as strangers and they become part of the story very nicely.

Although the Pokémon Ranger Jack Walker is kind of read more
Apr 11, 2015
Chaotic_beauty (All reviews)
Manaphy: The Movie, or if you're fond of long winded titles, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, is the fourth and last film in the Pokemon Advance series. While the film series continued onward with annual releases under a slightly different name, this was the last we saw of May and Max. The first Advance film gave Max some focus, but both characters were generally reduced to supporting roles. Luckily for May, Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation the Movie: Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy decided to focus on her. And lucky indeed she is, because the fourth Advance film is read more
Dec 26, 2018
PokeFan2112 (All reviews)
This was another good Pokemon movie.

The plot was okay. It started out as a cookie-cutter "steal this Pokemon" plot but things got much more interesting in the second half with the whole underwater temple business, so it was overall fine.

There were several other positive aspects as well.

There was a lot of funny bits, such as the foreshadowing of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, and Phantom's "there are two kinds of people" running gag. The fight scenes were, as usual for the series, very well-done, and there was a nice amount of very well-done emotional and cute moments surrounding May and Manaphy.

But the best part read more

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