Pokemon Movie 09: Pokemon Ranger to Umi no Ouji Manaphy


Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea

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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
English: Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
German: Pokémon Film 9: Ranger und der Tempel des Meeres
Spanish: Pokémon Película 9: Ranger y el Templo del Mar
French: Pokémon Film 9: Ranger et le Temple des Mers
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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

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Ranked: #52542
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Popularity: #2268
Members: 88,999
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Synopsis

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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Reviews

Jun 11, 2024
Very pleasantly surprised by this film!
For me, it's objectively the best since the 5th movie based on Latias and Latios, about which I had also written a review.
One thing I have often criticized about Pokémon movies up until now is that they fail to fully realize their ideas. They limit many aspects to maintain Pokémon's family-friendly spirit, avoiding complex plots to not overwhelm the younger audience with too much information. And it's a shame! Each film had great potential and good ideas, but none have exploited them as well as the 5th film and this 9th film.

The story is beautiful, moving, even touching. Like every ...
Jul 13, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Manaphy: The Movie 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, 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 the only of the four I can consider good without reservations.

While the slapstick antics of the titular ranger, Jack, did initially turn ...
Jan 23, 2021
Pokemon Ranger games are great games. They have different mechanisms and that's why people loved them but then there is this movie. This movie has nothing to do with pokemon rangers, why is it even in the name? Then there is Manaphy, everyone's least favourite mythical pokemon. It is just a watered-down version of Mew and Jirachi. Arceus and Shaymin are the main mythical pokemon of GEN 4 because they have lore and great personality. They did make movies on them and those movies are great. Manaphy is a bad pokemon design.

This is also the most generic pokemon movie. A generic villain, a generic ...

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