Pokemon Origins

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season

Pokemon Origins is a television anime adaptation of the original Pokemon Red and Blue video games, produced by OLM and aired on TV Tokyo from October 2nd until October 23rd, 2013. The series followed the journey of its protagonist, a young boy named Red, who embarks on a quest to become the greatest Pokemon trainer in the world. Throughout his journey, he meets various characters, both friends and foes, and battles against powerful Pokemon trainers to prove his worth.

The show is structured in the form of four episodes, each corresponding to a different chapter in Red's journey. The first episode, titled "Red", introduces the audience to Red's world, including his hometown of Pallet Town, his rival Blue, and Professor Oak, who entrusts Red with his first Pokemon, a Charmander. Red sets out on his journey to catch and train other Pokemon while facing off against other trainers.

The second episode, titled "Cubone," follows Red as he journeys to Lavender Town in search of the Silph Scope, an item needed to see and capture ghost-type Pokemon. The plot is centered around discovering the identity of a ghost that is haunting the Pokemon Tower in Lavender Town while dealing with a trainer who stole the Silph Scope from him. In this episode, Red meets Green, an infamous trainer who uses dirty tactics to win, but ultimately ends up becoming an ally to Red.

The third episode, titled "Giovanni," sees Red travelling to Celadon City to take on the leader of Team Rocket, Giovanni. Red must navigate the Rocket Hideout and battle his way through hordes of Rocket grunts to reach Giovanni himself. Along the way, he meets Eevee, a unique Pokemon that can evolve into many different forms. He also faces off against the elite four and his old rival Blue, leading to an epic finale.

The fourth and final episode, titled "Charizard," deals with Red's Pokémon league challenge. Red's Charizard is the focus of the episode, showcasing its power and evolution. Red encounters many challenges throughout the tournament, including powerful enemies and battles. This is where the show reaches its climax, and the audience can enjoy a satisfying conclusion to the series.

The animation style of Pokemon Origins is different from the traditional Pokemon anime series, opting for a more mature and realistic look. The series is darker, with intense battles and more of a focus on Pokemon as real animals, rather than cute, cuddly creatures. In this way, the series caters more to teenage and adult audiences than younger children.

The voice acting in Pokemon Origins is spot-on, with the characters' personalities coming through clearly in their dialogue. The soundtrack is also excellent, with many iconic themes from the original games remixed and updated for the series. The music adds a great level of nostalgia and excitement to the show, helping to set the tone in each scene.

Overall, Pokemon Origins is an excellent adaptation of the original Pokemon Red and Blue games. The series appeals to long-time fans of the franchise by faithfully retelling the story of the classic games. While the show only consists of four episodes, they are all packed with action, charming characters, and intense battles. The series also provides a much-needed refresh for the anime, giving it a more mature look that can appeal to an older audience. Whether you are a long-time fan of the franchise or new to the world of Pokemon, Pokemon Origins is definitely worth watching.

Pokemon Origins is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on November 15, 2013.

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4. Charizard
November 15, 2013
After defeating the Elite Four, Red is finally ready to challenge the Champion and take his strength to the next level.
3. Giovanni
November 15, 2013
Red arrives in Saffron City to find Team Rocket's fingerprints on everything, but what lies in store at Viridian City may be the biggest surprise yet.
2. Cubone
January 15, 2013
Red encounters a place called the Pokémon House, where he learns of a baby Cubone's ordeal at the hands of an evil organization known as Team Rocket
1. Red
November 15, 2013
Red, along with his rival Blue, sets out on a quest to realize Professor Oak's dream of completing the Pokédex.
Where to Watch Pokemon Origins
Pokemon Origins is available for streaming on the TV Tokyo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Pokemon Origins on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 15, 2013