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Pokemon


Alternative Titles

English: Pokémon
Synonyms: Pocket Monsters, Indigo League, Adventures on the Orange Islands, The Johto Journeys, Johto League Champions, Master Quest
Japanese: ポケットモンスター

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 276
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 1997 to Nov 14, 2002
Premiered: Spring 1997
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.431 (scored by 131,633 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #18352
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #167
Members: 228,569
Favorites: 3,178
7.43
Ranked #1835Popularity #167Members 228,569
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Episodes: /276

Synopsis

Pokemon are peculiar creatures with a vast array of different abilities and appearances; many people, known as Pokemon trainers, capture and train them, often with the intent of battling others. Young Satoshi has not only dreamed of becoming a Pokemon trainer but also a "Pokemon Master," and on the arrival of his 10th birthday, he finally has a chance to make that dream a reality. Unfortunately for him, all three Pokemon available to beginning trainers have already been claimed and only Pikachu, a rebellious Electric type Pokemon, remains. However, this chance encounter would mark the start of a lifelong friendship and an epic adventure!

Setting off on a journey to become the very best, Satoshi and Pikachu travel across beautiful, sprawling regions with their friends Kasumi, a Water type trainer, and Takeshi, a Rock type trainer. But danger lurks around every corner. The infamous Team Rocket is always nearby, seeking to steal powerful Pokemon through nefarious schemes. It'll be up to Satoshi and his friends to thwart their efforts as he also strives to earn the eight Pokemon Gym Badges he'll need to challenge the Pokemon League, and eventually claim the title of Pokemon Master.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Characters & Voice Actors

Pikachu
Pikachu
Main
Ootani, Ikue
Japanese
Ootani, Ikue
Satoshi
Satoshi
Main
Matsumoto, Rica
Japanese
Matsumoto, Rica
Kasumi
Kasumi
Main
Iizuka, Mayumi
Japanese
Iizuka, Mayumi
Takeshi
Takeshi
Main
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese
Ueda, Yuji

Staff

Yuyama, Kunihiko
Yuyama, Kunihiko
Director
Hidaka, Masamitsu
Hidaka, Masamitsu
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

JP #1: "Mezase Pokemon Master (めざせポケモンマスター)" by Rica Matsumoto (eps 1-82)
JP #2: "Rival! (ライバル!)" by Rica Matsumoto (eps 83-118)
JP #3: "OK!" by Rica Matsumoto (eps 119-194)
JP #4: "Mezase Pokemon Master (めざせポケモンマスター)" by Whiteberry (eps 195-241)
JP #5: "Ready, Go!" by Naomi Tamura (eps 241-276)
US #1: "Pokémon Theme (Gotta Catch'em All)" by Jason Paige (eps 1-82)
US #2: "Pokémon World" by ??? (eps 83-116)
US #3: "A Whole New World (Pokémon Johto)" by PJ Lequerica/Johto (eps 117-156)
US #4: "Born To Be a Winner" by David Rolfe (eps 157-208)
US #5: "Master Quest" by David Rolfe (eps 209-272)

Edit Ending Theme

#01: "Hyaku Gojuu Ichi" by Unshou Ishizuka and Pokemon Kids (eps 1-27)
#02: "Nyaasu no Uta" by Inuko Inuyama (eps 28-37)
#03: "Pocket ni Fantasy" by Sachi & Juri (eps 38-53)
#04: "Pokemon Ondo" by Garura Kobayashi (eps 54-66)
#05: "Type: Wild" by Rica Matsumoto (eps 67-104)
#06: "Lapras ni Notte" by Iizuka Mayumi and Aikawa Rikako (eps 105-116)
#07: "Nyaasu no Party" by Roketto-Dan (eps 119-143)
#08: "Pokemon Hara Hara Relay" by Aikawa Rikako And Korasu
#09: "Takeshi no Paradaisu" by Yuji Ueda (eps 159-174)
#10: "Boku no Best Friend e" by Iawasaki Hiromi (eps 175-193)
#11: "Maemuki Roketto-Dan" by Roketto-Dan (eps 194-238)
#12: "Poketaari Monsutaari" by KANA (eps 241-276)




More reviewsReviews

iamjoe
Oct 26, 2008
It's pretty unfabulous to have to review something you love when you know it's not very good.

Pokemon works with a re-use formula, the story is long, it is repetitive, it doesn't progress in any way because development doesn't really happen.

Art and sound is mediocre as it is a mass-produced anime. Production costs would have been sky-high if they spent any more money on it, and it shows.

The characters are pretty two-dimensional. They aren't deep, you don't go into their heads, and they're all about 11-15 years old but all act the same.

But why do I love this anime so much?? I read more
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TheLlama
Jan 27, 2009
Pokemon! We've all heard of the show, and most of us have watched and (probably) loved it as kids. So this means it's great, no? I mean, why else would kids all over the world love it? Well... kids often preceive things differently than the older demographic, and they find great what others think of as garbage. So... what about Pokemon? Is this the same? Let's see...

It starts out with a tiny step, like most other journeys. Our hero, Ash Ketchum, has high dreams of becoming the ultimate Pokemon trainer (I'll refrain from explaining that to you), and he starts out by sleeping in too read more
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Gin-iro
Jul 9, 2008
Pokemon had many good qualities during its golden years (roughly 1998-2002). It became an unstoppable force in many countries, mainly the USA and Japan. It quickly became the most successful show based off a video game and it has the most episodes of any animated show ever shown in America.

The animation was great for its time, and the songs were very addictive. It was obvious that everybody that saw the show enjoyed it very much, myself included. And to this day, over 10 years after the debut of Pokemon, they are still able to sell merchandise.

But what created the downfall of the series was that read more
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literaturenerd
Jan 29, 2015
Today I look at an anime I have been putting off reviewing for some time. Pokemon! Although I had seen bits of anime before Pokemon, this was one of the first long running anime series I actually started following back in 1997. I don't pretend to be a great "pokemon master" since I haven't played one of the games since Crystal and I stopped watching the show around 2001. This is a review of the first 2 seasons: Kanto and the Orange Island League

The Pokemon games on gameboy revolutionized handheld RPGs and were brilliant, fun, addicting, and absolute masterpieces when they hit the US in read more
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