It is the year 2001. Instead of leaving for Hoenn as he had been planning, Ash instead finds himself stranded in the wilds of Johto; lost, frightened - and a pikachu. But this is not a world of Rescue Teams or friendly talking creatures - this world is brutal, bloody, and senseless. And if Ash hopes to battle the demons from his past in order to save his future, he must learn to conquer his terrifying present... and hang on to every last scrap of humanity he has. Rated PG-15
A brave young child, gifted with Raikou's power, sets off on a journey to the North to stop a terrible evil. Along the way, he discovers truths and tragedies about the broken world in which he lives...the strength of his own spirit...and the promise of a brighter future.