Pokemon Movie 01: Mewtwo no Gyakushuu

Pokemon: The First Movie

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Alternative Titles

English: Pokemon: The First Movie
Synonyms: Gekijouban Pocket Monsters: Mewtwo Strikes Back, Pokemon Movie 1, Pokemon: The Origin of Mewtwo, Pokemon: The First Movie Kanzenban, Pokemon: The First Movie Complete Version
Japanese: ポケットモンスター ミュウツーの逆襲


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 18, 1998
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, KidsKids, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 25 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.631 (scored by 143329143,329 users)
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Ranked: #12112
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Popularity: #782
Members: 211,287
Favorites: 306


This movie is the 3D adaptation of the first Pokemon movie so the story is the same. However, in my opinion, the original is way better than the 3D one. 
report Recommended by PokeGuy1238
Dian from Jewelpet is basically like Mewtwo: Both are psychic mage cats who rebelled against humanity for the sake of their kind before being redeemed by the power of friendship. 
report Recommended by Mega-PoNEO
If you liked the deep themes of the first Pokémon movie but you want to go far, you should definitely try Neon Genesis Evangelion. In my opinion the first Pokémon movie took inspiration from this anime, they both share themes like clonation, recreation of life, biological issues... I really wished all the recent Pokémon films were inspired by this great anime era and had some meaningful story inside them like the earlier ones. 
report Recommended by Hypeantonio
Both are tales of innocent creatures of abnormal birth having their hearts darkened by mistreatment. However, while Mewtwo Strikes Back is a kid-friendly tale with a happy ending, Elfen Lied is a gorefest that may not be safe for some ADULTS. 
report Recommended by Megamean09
Both the first movies in iconic kids Anime franchises; Pokemon & Beyblade. Both see our heroes in battles with increased stakes than our usual battles in the respective TV anime series. Both could be considered defining moments for the main characters. 
report Recommended by JVskunkape