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Pokémon Origins 

Based on the classic video games Pokemon Red and Blue for the game boy. A young boy named Red is asked to do a seemingly impossible task of capturing all 149 kinds of creatures known as ... See full summary »






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Series cast summary:
Junko Takeuchi ...  Red 4 episodes, 2013
Takuya Eguchi Takuya Eguchi ...  Green 4 episodes, 2013
Natsuki Aikawa Natsuki Aikawa 4 episodes, 2013
Chika Anzai Chika Anzai 4 episodes, 2013
Ryota Asari Ryota Asari 4 episodes, 2013
Lucien Dodge ...  Blue / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Kazuhiro Fusegawa Kazuhiro Fusegawa 4 episodes, 2013
Tomomi Igawa Tomomi Igawa 4 episodes, 2013
Michiko Kaiden Michiko Kaiden 4 episodes, 2013
Meiko Kawasaki Meiko Kawasaki 4 episodes, 2013
Tomoko Kobashi Tomoko Kobashi 4 episodes, 2013
Chikahiro Kobayashi Chikahiro Kobayashi 4 episodes, 2013
Miyuki Kobori Miyuki Kobori 4 episodes, 2013
Marika Minase Marika Minase 4 episodes, 2013
Tsuguo Mogami Tsuguo Mogami 4 episodes, 2013
Yuya Murakami Yuya Murakami 4 episodes, 2013
Bryce Papenbrook ...  Red 4 episodes, 2013
Yoshihito Sasaki Yoshihito Sasaki 4 episodes, 2013
Naoko Sugiura Naoko Sugiura 4 episodes, 2013
Shigeyuki Susaki Shigeyuki Susaki 4 episodes, 2013
Syuhei Takubo Syuhei Takubo 4 episodes, 2013
Satsuki Yukino Satsuki Yukino 4 episodes, 2013
Cristina Valenzuela ...  Lass / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Katsuji Mori ...  Professor Orchid 2 episodes, 2013
Yui Ishikawa ...  Reina 2 episodes, 2013
Minoru Inaba Minoru Inaba ...  Elder Fuji 2 episodes, 2013
Christine Marie Cabanos ...  Reina / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...  Female Trainer / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Kyle Hebert ...  Professor Oak 2 episodes, 2013
Wendee Lee ...  Girl / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Laura Post ...  Creepy Girl / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Keith Silverstein ...  Brock's Onix / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Kirk Thornton ...  Mr. Fuji 2 episodes, 2013


Based on the classic video games Pokemon Red and Blue for the game boy. A young boy named Red is asked to do a seemingly impossible task of capturing all 149 kinds of creatures known as Pokemon. On the way he has constant fights and disagreements with his rival Blue , learns about Pokemon battling and strategies about how to win them, and fighting for justice against the infamous organized crime organization Team Rocket. Written by Aidan Todd

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15 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The mega evolution Charizard was a nod from the director to the upcoming games. The show was broadcast on TV Tokyo on October 2, 2013, ten days before the release of the X and Y video games. See more »


Spun-off from Pokémon (1997) See more »

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11 February 2016 | by georgehoggSee all my reviews

I am a fan of Pokemon, and I can literally say that this is the absolute worst TV adaptation of Pokemon I have seen! It is the very definition of style over substance, as the animation is very good, yet the story is absolutely horrifically told! The plot is basically I did this I did that I did this I did that Oh no it's a problem I did this I did that I did this I did that. Charmander evolved I caught this Pokemon I caught that Pokemon I beat this gaudy I beat that guy I did a bunch of other stuff that I will now awkwardly sum up in 30 seconds, of which could have actually been fleshed out properly and featured in the series. I know it's a mini-series, but why is it even a mini series? Why not just make it an actual show that consists of more that 4 episodes, as the game it's based on is so over plotted, that there is literally no way you can tell a good story in 4 twenty minute long episodes. I was dry hyped for this series, as I do not care for the currently running show and are daily praying for it to end, so I was hoping this could replace it with something fresh, but I guess that would have required actual EFFORT. It's shocking how little they cared. At least the actual series tries to make good characters (and fails, but that's irrelevant). Origins is just a bunch of one-dimensional characters that stay the same from point a to b. I was majorly let down, but if you like it then that's fine, watch it. I don't care.

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