Follows the adventure of Satoshi with his pokemon, Pikachu and his friends to become the grand champion of the pokemon battle.
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Series cast summary:
Unshô Ishizuka ...
 Narrator / ... (276 episodes, 1997-2002)
Rica Matsumoto ...
 Satoshi / ... (276 episodes, 1997-2002)
Ikue Ôtani ...
 Pikachu (276 episodes, 1997-2002)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
 Musashi / ... (275 episodes, 1997-2002)
Mayumi Iizuka ...
 Kasumi (275 episodes, 1997-2002)
Inuko Inuyama ...
 Nyarth (275 episodes, 1997-2002)
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
 Kojiro (275 episodes, 1997-2002)
Yûji Ueda ...
 Takeshi / ... (240 episodes, 1997-2002)
Satomi Kôrogi ...
 Togepi (223 episodes, 1998-2002)
Kôichi Sakaguchi ...
 Arbok / ... (144 episodes, 1997-2002)
Rikako Aikawa ...
 Zenigame / ... (129 episodes, 1997-2002)
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An animated series based on the popular electronic toy "Pocket Monster" in which children raise an electronic monster and train it to fight other monsters. In this show, Satoshi and his monster, Pikachuu, travel the land hoping to improve their skills and eventually become the grand champions. Along the way, they get into various adventures, usually involving fellow monster Nyath and his trainers. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Quotes

Officer Junsâ: [shouting] I can tell by your criminal record that you've been in jail!
Satoshi: I never have been in jail.
Takeshi: Me neither.
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Alternate-language version of Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire (2002) See more »

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Mezase Pokemon Masutâ
(Aim to Be a Pokémon Master)
Performed by Rica Matsumoto (first version) and Whiteberry (second version)
Lyrics by Akihito Toda
Music by Hirokazu Tanaka
Arrangement by Chell Watanabe (first version) and Norio Sakai (second version)
Chorus arrangement by Hideki Fujisawa (first version)
(First opening theme, episodes #1-81; fourth opening theme, episodes #193-239)
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The First Season Was The Best
1 August 2009 | by (Bahrain) – See all my reviews

I remember watching the pokemon anime back at 2002, it was first when I saw the show and it's first season. The first season is till now the best; I loved most of the episodes in season 1 and after finishing from watching the entire season, I was more then excited to watch season 2. But season 2 wasn't good as i expected neither are the rest of the seasons. This show should've had one season only; till now i'm trying to like this anime again but can't. Except for season 1 each season afterwards is just worst then the other.

A word of advice: don't waste your time watching this anime's second season and onwards.


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