The lights are on
There has always been a distinction between the Pokémon video games, and the anime starring Ash Ketchum and his buddy Pikachu. Starting in October, however, an anime special will air in Japan based directly on the original games.
In the trailer below, you can see that the special based on the old game stars Pokémon Red and Blue's (Red and Green in Japan) protagonist, and features his rival. You will also see Professor Oak give them their first Pokémon as well as their Pokédex.
When Pokémon Black and White 2 released, we spoke with the Pokémon games' current directors and asked them about the relationship between the show and the games. They said, "Basically it’s the same place. Looking at it as a parallel world, or in some select spots being a parallel world might be more accurate." You can read that full interview here. This special seems to eliminate the parallel worlds aspect of the original show.
Our TakeI can't help but feel like the timing of this special is off. The fans of the original games, even the ones who continue to play the new Pokémon games, are probably no longer interested in watching a Pokémon anime. And the younger fans who are fans of the current iteration of the Pokémon anime probably don't have any nostalgia for the original games. Is this something you are excited about? Do you hope it makes its way to North America? Will you import the the subtitled version as soon as possible?
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It's about time.
If its based on Pokemon Bluet too,I solely expect Blue to be the good guy and Red to be the bad guy.Blue FTW!
Well, I certainly have a few friends who will be thrilled to hear this.
Not going to lie, everything about this looks better than the awful series we have now and I would totally like this to replace it.
That is awesome!
I am really excited for this! Too bad it's Charmander and not Bulbasaur...but I already knew that was going to happen. But either way, Red will be so much better than Ash can ever hope to be.
I'm interested in this series, and I will definitely watch t at some point. Although I'm just some weirdo on the internet who checks Game Informer all of the time and was interested enough in this article's title to click on it, so I guess that doesn't really mean much.
Hopefully Red will be as awesome as he is portrayed to be in that Manga. (I think that's where it is) After seeing the trailer I think this will be more like the show, but with a better protagonist.
That's so epic!
I'm actually curious about the pokemon growls. I don't think they would be exactly as in the games, but probably more animal like and less charmander-char!