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bobandbill
August 16th, 2013, 5:14 PM
With a different protagonist! On the flip side, it's possible that it's just a one-off special rather than a series.

http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml
During the Pokémon Game Show, it was announced that a brand new anime will run to coincide with Pokémon XY. This anime is called Pokémon: The Origin, featured Red & Green, and is to run from October 2nd. It's currently unclear if this is a special or a series but we'll provide information as soon as we can. Pictures courtes of Dengeki

http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/694/694968/

http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/694/694971/c20130817_pokeo_003_cs1w1_640x480.jpg
http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/694/694972/c20130817_pokeo_004_cs1w1_640x480.jpg
http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/694/694970/c20130817_pokeo_002_cs1w1_640x480.jpg


If you want to believe this source as well, it may be a series: http://victini.tumblr.com/post/58466668327/pokemon-origins-confirmed-to-air-every-wednesday This is NOT confirmed though, so don't assume it's so just yet.

curiousnathan
August 16th, 2013, 5:24 PM
I am super excited for this! I really do hope it's a series; the current anime is getting a extremely stale and repetitive and so something fresh like this is perfect. I'd like it to be an anime in similar style to the BW2 Promo, because that was epic.

Fingers crossed! :D

HackChu
August 16th, 2013, 5:24 PM
I swear to god this better be an actual anime to replace the current one.

XSky RiderX
August 16th, 2013, 5:25 PM
Awesome! It's cool how they are bringing back Kanto in the anime with the original Manga characters (for the most part)

And, I heard that this will be running every Wednesday from October. So I'm crossing my fingers that this will be a new series and not just a special.

Oshamaru
August 16th, 2013, 5:28 PM
Interesting. I may watch this. It looks like an actual anime. (Because I swear, the current anime doesn't look very...anime-ish)

I hope it is a series, it would be very nice. ^_^

MegaKuriboh
August 16th, 2013, 5:30 PM
My jaw literally dropped when I saw this. FINALLY AN ANIME FOR RED AND GREEN! I wonder if it's based off the manga or it's just a new story all together, whatever it is I'm REALLY excited for it and I hope to god it's an actual series and not a special. Also Blue better show up too :3

Aquacorde
August 16th, 2013, 5:50 PM
I've been hearing the twice-a-week rumor and I mean if that's the case I doubt each episode will be very long- 10min at best, maybe, as a filler type of thing between shows? idk how Japanese TV works lol. But it looks super exciting! It doesn't seem to be based on the manga as far as I can tell bc of Green's attitude, but maybe it will be more game-based than what we have now?

I'm wondering also if it will tie into the main anime at all. Pokémon: The Origin could be... past!Kanto? Slightly before Ash's time? More likely it's just game-based different protags.

The animation looks almost similar to BW2 trailer, except less fancy. I think. Huh.

Hiatus
August 16th, 2013, 5:50 PM
I haven't watched the anime in about two years. The last episode I've watched was "In the Shadow of Zekrom." I hope that they make this a series (rather than just an anime special), because if they do, I'd definitely start watching the anime again. =)

Also, I wonder if this is being targeted toward kids, teens, or adults?

Arca09
August 16th, 2013, 5:54 PM
This totally blew my mind when I first saw it haha, I couldn't believe they actually made it happen!
I really hope this will be a series!! And I hope its similiar to the BW2 promo as well!

Sir Codin
August 16th, 2013, 6:06 PM
Holy crap they're finally doing an anime version of Pokemon Spe -

*sees pictures*

....okay, close enough.

Please don't be fake, please don't be fake, please don't be fake, please don't be fake, please don't be fake, please don't be fake, please don't be fake, please don't be fake, please don't be fake, please don't be fake, please don't be fake, please don't be fake...

Minato Arisato
August 16th, 2013, 6:23 PM
I'm actually kind of excited for this. I just pray to the heavens that this will follow the same animation style as the B2/W2 trailer.

IcyIce
August 16th, 2013, 6:39 PM
Can't wait, looks like it will be a bit less dark since it is based of the games and not the manga. Maybe we will finally find out how Raticate died or where it went. I hope it shows in America though.

It will probably be something similar to Pokemon Chronicles, if it is a show and not just a special.

Spinor
August 16th, 2013, 6:43 PM
Finally, that's all I've got to say.

I hope it's good. Maybe it'll bring me back into some activity in Pokemon.

Pinkie-Dawn
August 16th, 2013, 6:45 PM
Have our prayers been answered? Have we finally got a new Pokémon anime that doesn't star Ash barring the Chronicle episodes?

Z25
August 16th, 2013, 6:58 PM
Have our prayers been answered? Have we finally got a new Pokémon anime that doesn't star Ash barring the Chronicle episodes?





Yes we have! I am so happy they finally made this! I wanted this forever!

Aquacorde
August 16th, 2013, 7:03 PM
ok so (http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=210096)

- Brock will be the first Gym Leader
- based on Pokemon Red/Blue
- Rivals are Red and Green (Blue in the West)
- not clear if it's a new anime series or a few episodes long

so okay no ties to the current anime at all I guess? also I'm still annoyed at the Green/Blue split like rlly we've had FR and LG i think we can take him being called Green

Aquacorde
August 16th, 2013, 7:06 PM
OH THANK YOU A VIDEO

IS THAT LANCE
THAT WAS LANCE
WHY'S HE THERE
WHAT'S THE STORYYYYY OMG

SCREECH HERE'S THE TRAILER PROPER
_Lyi2RSVxqg
WOW WOW WOW GIMME

HackChu
August 16th, 2013, 7:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lyi2RSVxqg

O.m.g....I am done....this has made my night...

For some reason it won't show on here, but there is a trailer that shows how the series will be...omg...i've been wanting this forever...

Aquacorde
August 16th, 2013, 7:18 PM
CAN I JUST SAY
CAN I JUST SAY
IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'LL BE GROWING UP THROUGHOUT THE ANIME AND
WOW!!!

HackChu
August 16th, 2013, 7:23 PM
CAN I JUST SAY
CAN I JUST SAY
IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'LL BE GROWING UP THROUGHOUT THE ANIME AND
WOW!!!

THEY ACTUALLY LISTENED TO US!!!

Aquacorde
August 16th, 2013, 7:25 PM
AND LOOK THERE'S MORE (http://therandominmyhead.tumblr.com/post/58475691460/now-its-officially-up-pokemon-the-origin-is)

IT LOOKS SO COOOOOOL

Treecko
August 16th, 2013, 7:29 PM
This looks so exciting! About time we get another anime and one not focusing on Ash is really awesome!

It looks like a similar style to the Black 2 and White 2 trailer. Either way I'm very excited for it. I seriously hope it's a full series and not just a special and really hope it gets dubbed too. If it does get dubbed, hopefully TPCi picks some good voice actors for it. No Sarah Natochenny for Red please.

Awesome poster for it guys!

https://sphotos-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/972341_160191934172825_1057864178_n.jpg

Minato Arisato
August 16th, 2013, 7:29 PM
Oh wow...that video...

I need to go lie down and breathe. That was just...

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
August 16th, 2013, 7:32 PM
At the end it looks like Red is battling Green for the championship, and that Green has Blastoise...maybe that means they plan on dubbing it internationally considering Blastoise was the mascot of Blue which we got as the second part of the pair versions here outside of Japan.

bobandbill
August 16th, 2013, 7:32 PM
Apparently that poster states that this is a one-off special, not a series. Shame about that, frankly. But it could be a testing of water, so to speak, on how it's received (I imagine well if the animation quality isn't rubbish and full of mistakes).

seeker
August 16th, 2013, 7:32 PM
I'm most happy that they've actually opted for a more mature art style, but this is a much needed spike into the anime to be honest. I look forward to it.

Aquacorde
August 16th, 2013, 7:34 PM
Wait if it's a one-off then where is the "airing wed/sun" coming from and also how long is it going to be d'you think? At least as long as the movies, right?

Treecko
August 16th, 2013, 7:35 PM
Kind of disappointed it's just a special but I will take anything that doesn't have Ash in it. Still excited for this and hopefully it's dubbed. (Though specials never seem to get dubbed. D:)

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
August 16th, 2013, 7:41 PM
Kind of disappointed it's just a special but I will take anything that doesn't have Ash in it. Still excited for this and hopefully it's dubbed. (Though specials never seem to get dubbed. D:)
The chronicles did so maybe this one will too...one can hope...

I hope it's as long as a movie...maybe if it receives enough hype the executives or whoever on top will decide to change it into an actual anime.

bobandbill
August 16th, 2013, 7:45 PM
Wait if it's a one-off then where is the "airing wed/sun" coming from and also how long is it going to be d'you think? At least as long as the movies, right?Idk how long it would be, but the official youtube channel, the official site, etc, only lists a single date. Serebii's also reporting it as such. I suppose that other thing is just a misinformed piece of info or false rumour.

But to think, Ash took about 50 (?) episodes in the anime to get his Charizard, and this Red will get his probably within an hour. And he'll probably keep it too. ;p

rageahollic33
August 16th, 2013, 7:47 PM
I hope toonami airs it on adultswim.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
August 16th, 2013, 7:49 PM
Idk how long it would be, but the official youtube channel, the official site, etc, only lists a single date. Serebii's also reporting it as such. I suppose that other thing is just a misinformed piece of info or false rumour.

But to think, Ash took about 50 (?) episodes in the anime to get his Charizard, and this Red will get his probably within an hour. And he'll probably keep it too. ;p
And defeat his rival and possibly win a league in the span of an hour instead of 600+ episodes :P

HackChu
August 16th, 2013, 7:51 PM
They did dub the trailer animation for B/W 2 so there is hope. However if this is just a OVA ill be sad...better than nothing though.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
August 16th, 2013, 7:53 PM
Maybe if this is sucessful they'll make OVA's for the other games such as HgSs (well Red is wearing his remake clothes), Emerald, Platinum, Black or White and sequel.

Treecko
August 16th, 2013, 7:53 PM
Well considering that Chronicles got dub and the BW2 trailer too I'm hoping that indicates this will be dubbed too.

bobandbill
August 16th, 2013, 7:53 PM
For sake of links:

http://translate.google.com.au/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pokemon.co.jp%2Finfo%2F2013%2F08%2F130817_g01.html%3Fa001%3Dnews

And the untranslated version:
http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2013/08/130817_g01.html?a001=news

Broadcast Date
2013年10月2日(水) テレビ東京系列で、19時から特別番組として放送 October 2, 2013 (Wednesday) TV Tokyo series, broadcast as a special program from 19:00
アニメーション製作 Animation production
OLM・Production IG・XEBEC OLM · Production IG · XEBEC


I wouldn't mind knowing about this animation studio, btw, for those more informed. Good, bad, etc?

Hikamaru
August 16th, 2013, 7:54 PM
Even though I'm not much of a Kanto-based fan and the anime is based on 1st Gen, it's still exciting there's a new kind of Pokemon anime out there, while it has no ties to the main anime it should be something worth watching. Even if it is another of those specials.

«Chuckles»
August 16th, 2013, 8:00 PM
OH THANK YOU A VIDEO

IS THAT LANCE
THAT WAS LANCE
WHY'S HE THERE
WHAT'S THE STORYYYYY OMG

SCREECH HERE'S THE TRAILER PROPER
_Lyi2RSVxqg
WOW WOW WOW GIMME

Thanks to this video and the other source you have given me I think I can analyse this a bit first off the pictures.


Main box art thingy
http://31.media.tumblr.com/abe337777d6294efee87f9add02359d9/tumblr_mrnnmaF2eZ1r2en1ko1_500.jpg
From this we can see that Red is different to the last time we saw him which was in Brawl.
Blue instead of having a black shirt/jacket like in the games now sports a green one.
Also we can see they will use bicycles
No I did not forget it looks like Red will fully evolve his charmander into a charizard
also they look like they are on the cycling road

Some Snapshots
http://24.media.tumblr.com/7172adb3c666b1b573a3e9b1678b5cba/tumblr_mrnnmaF2eZ1r2en1ko2_1280.png
From this we can see Professor Oak looks like he has eaten a few cakes since last time and he looks older/different.
We can see in the second frame that Red and Blue are clashing this might signal that they travel together like Ash-Brock-Misty this would be very good to clear a few things up in the games like... How did Blue get past nugget Bridge without joining team rocket... How did Blue get into silph co. without a card key, well hopefully Blue and Red travel together bonding and becoming fierce rivals
In the third frame we can see Brock looking much older than 15 with 2 pokeballs in his hands this could mean that Brock may help the 2 boys in their quest or maybe he is picking some pokeballs to fight with.
In the 4th frame we can see a Geodude using Tackle on Charmander it is safe to assume this Charmander is Red's and that Geodude is Brocks. Why Brocks well in the frame before we can see Brock with 2 pokeballs hinting maybe at an upcoming gym battle.
In the 5th Frame we see lance putting his hands on Red's shoulders, leaving a few things to wonder.
Are they related. But we can all safely guess that this is when Red has defeated him and Lance is giving one of those friendship speeches that we all adore.
In the second last frame we can see a Blastoice this probably being the big fight between Champion Blue and Red not much else.
in the last frame we see Red yelling in what looks like a cave, what cave could this be? Rock Tunnel, Altering Cave could be any but why is Red yelling probably because he has lost his way or he is in a fight

Now if we analyse the video we can back up My statements even more, Yes the geodude is Brock's yes Red and Blue face off as, and what else can we see from it, an underwater area at the end what can that mean? The original Pokedex is still used.

anyone care to add?

Olli
August 16th, 2013, 8:00 PM
I am so.. freaking.. excited for this. It's not like the current anime is bad, but this is the kind of show I've always wanted, where it actually followed the events of the games more accurately, and I'm just so incredibly excited for this. If they don't make this into a full-fledged anime of it's own, they've made a huge mistake and I'm gonna be forever disappointed.

I still believe this is all a scheme to bring back old Pokemon fans though. The fact that they're making a new anime (something fans have been wanting for a long time), revisiting Kanto, and following the events of R/B/Y, along with how they've brought back Mewtwo to play a certain role in both the upcoming movie as well as in X/Y I believe, it just all seems like they're trying to get old fans interested in the franchise again :p

BubbleBeams
August 16th, 2013, 8:07 PM
I need this in my life right now. I've been flailing around for the last, like, 15 minutes now after hearing about this.

bobandbill
August 16th, 2013, 8:10 PM
For those too lazy to follow the google translate link, although the site only mentions Brock, it also mentions fighting Team Rocket (both its boss (gee do they mean Giovanni!? :V) and at Pokemon Tower). So my guess is that, along with a gym battle, getting of starter and the championship battle/Lance battle maybe given what we have from the trailer already, suggests a longer-than-22-minute deal. But we shall see!

donavannj
August 16th, 2013, 8:35 PM
For sake of links:

http://translate.google.com.au/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pokemon.co.jp%2Finfo%2F2013%2F08%2F130817_g01.html%3Fa001%3Dnews

And the untranslated version:
http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2013/08/130817_g01.html?a001=news



I wouldn't mind knowing about this animation studio, btw, for those more informed. Good, bad, etc?
http://myanimelist.net/anime.php?p=27

That's their entire list of productions that MAL users have added to the database. It's a 6 page long list. Not really a lot of titles that stick out to me. Digging around further seems to indicate that they are a studio held in lower regard among viewers.
It looks like they had a hand in the Victini/Zekrom movie, but not the Reshiram adaptation of the movie: http://myanimelist.net/anime/9917/Pokemon_Best_Wishes!:_Victini_to_Kuroki_Eiyuu_Zekrom

I am excited that we'll be getting something different and faster paced, though. The anime basically dawdles its way through each region.

BubbleBeams
August 16th, 2013, 8:59 PM
I'm not too upset that this doesn't appear to be a full-blown anime series. It's better than nothing and it certainly opens the door. It's nice to see that Red is actually going to have his own little thing, since Ash is so obviously anything BUT Red.

I'm just really excited to see the game story-line unfold in the form of animation.

I imagine if they're going to try and fit the story-line of the game in that it will definitely be a bit on the longer side. I'd like to think it'd be at least an hour long. Kind of like a movie but not so long that's it's an *actual* movie, if I'm making any sense.

I think this animation looks beautiful. A definite shift away from what we're used to with Pokemon. ^^

«Chuckles»
August 16th, 2013, 9:15 PM
In vivid animation, the world of "red-green" revives.
(Wed) 19:02 October "Pokemon Di origin" in 2013, broadcasting determined by the TV Tokyo series! To celebrate the launch of Saturday, October 12, is "Pokemon" The latest series of "Pocket Monsters X · Y", the first work to be the origin of the series, "port to draw for the first time the world of pocket monster red-green " , broadcasting original animation, the "Pocket Monster Di origin" decision. I will broadcast a special program from 19:00 on TV Tokyo series on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. <Story> become the stage for adventure, Can Tho province. An authority on Pokemon research, from Dr. Okido, Pokemon as a partner for the first time, the ratio that it receive a lizard, adventure boy Red begins. Red from Dr., was entrusted with the completion of the Pokedex, along with figure of partners, like you will wage a battle and encounter people. And battle with Green as a rival, challenge to the gym leader Takeshi. Confrontation with the organization of Team Rocket evil to try to occupy the Pokemon Tower. And with fierce fight against Bosusakaki of Team Rocket, Pokemon encounter with the unknown waiting beyond that. Now, the good old adventure "Pokemon red-green" is, revives in a vivid animation. <Broadcasting Overview> Broadcast Date: October 2, 2013 (Wednesday) TV Tokyo series, 19:00 Broadcasting Animation Production: OLM · Production IG · XEBEC related URL: Pokemon Official Site  http://www.pokemon.co . jp / © 2013 Pokémon. © 1995-2013 Nintendo / Creatures Inc. / GAME FREAK inc. Pokemon is a registered trademark of Nintendo, Creatures, Game Freak.

here we have the description of the Youtube video, I used google translate and from what it appears translate did a decent job but hey cant be perfect.

Zero°
August 16th, 2013, 9:18 PM
October wil be the best month ever this year omg <3

Shrew
August 16th, 2013, 9:20 PM
I'm pretty psyched about this. :) I wonder how the ratings will compare to the current series.

The different artistic style does a good job of getting across that this takes place in a separate universe than the current series, as opposed to The Legend of Thunder and Pokemon Chronicles.

Azumi
August 16th, 2013, 9:45 PM
Production I.G. isn't that bad of a production studio! Some of their animations are pretty bad, but when the time calls for it, they REALLY do well. One example I can think of right now is KnB, where the animation is rocky at times but the final two episodes had amazing animation throughout the whole thing. So I'm not too worried about the quality.

So I'm super excited to see this! I love Red and Green (and Lance because woowowoww that guy looks so pretty in that trailer omg) so this would be a great experience for me!!

Wobbu
August 16th, 2013, 9:56 PM
Not a single genwunner's eye remained dry today.

This looks amazing. I'm hoping to see it as an entire series, but with X and Y having its own anime, I'm a little doubtful. The new art style will be refreshing. The original Kanto episodes were a little dull imo, so I'm hoping The Origins acts like a redemption :P

Everyone's reaction:
http://media.tumblr.com/6b7a11c55ef1ec9ec6177e533345e2e2/tumblr_inline_mrnr0wqIl71qz4rgp.gif

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
August 16th, 2013, 10:18 PM
Not a single genwunner's eye remained dry today.

This looks amazing. I'm hoping to see it as an entire series, but with X and Y having its own anime, I'm a little doubtful. The new art style will be refreshing. The original Kanto episodes were a little dull imo, so I'm hoping The Origins acts like a redemption :P

Everyone's reaction:
http://media.tumblr.com/6b7a11c55ef1ec9ec6177e533345e2e2/tumblr_inline_mrnr0wqIl71qz4rgp.gif
I'm hoping it's a success that they'll want to go ahead and make a sequel for GS, RS, DP, BW, B2W2 (with the voice actors from the trailer for this one).

Volnutt
August 16th, 2013, 10:29 PM
I am excited, but it is subdued, because for all we know this is just a test run to gauge out interest. There is no guarantee we will see anything out of this. But I will enjoy what we do have, and at the same time keep hope that something will come from this. Because if they don't capitalize on this I believe they are making a mistake. You got an Anime that can appeal to beginners and children. Then you got an Anime that is more in line with the games and that people who have been around for awhile can attach themselves to and understand. Also at the same time anyone can see this as appealing, all around I find it a breathe of fresh air. Question is will this remain or is this just a test to see if we will go for it? Hoping the ratings are super high to show them we want this.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
August 16th, 2013, 10:48 PM
Pokejungle is saying it'll air every Wednesday...seems there's confusion on whether this is an OVA or not...Serebii says it'll air on October 2nd as a special broadcast, so maybe the first episode will be a special and then it'll be 30 minutes? One can hope...

Xander Olivieri
August 16th, 2013, 11:01 PM
Oh cool~ Anime based on red and Green~

Guess this is a clue that we'll get Red and Green Remakes jkjk XD

Not really excited about it but definitely want to watch it.

Mintyy
August 16th, 2013, 11:03 PM
I'm really excited for this! This will bring so much nostalgia back to the older audience! Generation one still seems to be the favouring generation out of the five, and so, I think it will being a large spectrum to watch it! Even if it's just a special, I still wanna watch it! Red and Green seem to be full of life and personlity (in the trailer at least), plus we get to see other characters like Brock and Misty, but with more different personalities to match the series!

This seems epic, and I can't wait!! :D

XeroNos
August 16th, 2013, 11:35 PM
@chuckleslucifer: That upcoming anime looks more Manga-ish to me. Does anyone else feels the same way?

Satoshi Ookami
August 16th, 2013, 11:57 PM
@chuckleslucifer: That upcoming anime looks more Manga-ish to me. Does anyone else feels the same way?
Because manga follows games ;)

I would love to see this as complete season more than one spin-off episode... :/

curiousnathan
August 17th, 2013, 1:35 AM
After seeing the promo I am SUPER excited weeeee!

Helios93
August 17th, 2013, 2:17 AM
Finally an anime with an evolved starter pokemon. Hope this will be a series that will kick Ash's ass.

Kip
August 17th, 2013, 2:29 AM
This is something that Pokémon fans have been crying out for for at least a decade.

Even if it turns out to be a one-off special I'm still SO freaking excited. :D

~Red
August 17th, 2013, 2:51 AM
You guys are reading into it too much. It's got nothing to do with the Manga OR the current anime. It's simply going to be a short anime film based soully on Red and Green. Hence Professer Oak, Lance and Brock looking different, they look more like their game counterparts.

destinedjagold
August 17th, 2013, 5:15 AM
^ As what the poster above me stated. This new animé seems to be based on the original red/green games, and not on the manga.
If it did followed the manga, shouldn't Red's starter be a Poliwhirl?
It would have been extremely cool if they did an animé of the manga, but it's still cool to see this animé. :3

I am still hoping that the target audience for this animé will be teens and adults though. I would hate this if this animé is as childish as Ash's journey. His journey was cool until the Johto arc. =/

curiousnathan
August 17th, 2013, 5:17 AM
I will be devastated if it was as childish as the current anime. I've been itching for a Pokemon Anime like this for a long time now; considering that I've gotten so bored of the main series we have now. Despite the fact that it isn't as epic as the B2W2 promo (or will it be?) it still looks incredibly awesome.

Pinkie-Dawn
August 17th, 2013, 7:17 AM
Darn, I thought it was going to be a new series. Now we'll be stuck with Ash once more. ;_;

Famon
August 17th, 2013, 7:27 AM
I hope

-Pokemon Origin aren't like those Manga where protagonist can use only One Pokemon .

-Hopefully , There will be an Eye-candy ! Good Anime require good Moe .

-Hopefully Red will beat the E4 and Green without using any cheap trick .

-Hopefully the series will have a lot of rival beside Green .

-Hopefully Blue will appear with a Venusaur .

-

Sheep
August 17th, 2013, 8:41 AM
I'm very excited about this despite the awkward animation in some places. Whether it's a series or special doesn't really bother me.. just anxious to see what it's all about, omg. :D; Red and Green eeeee! Blastoise is lookin' especially amazing.

Darkrai Lv.1000
August 17th, 2013, 9:37 AM
I'm really excited for this. Sad it's just a special, but who knows? They could be gauging interest, and it could turn into a full-fledged series.

RollsOfSushi
August 17th, 2013, 9:40 AM
It definitely looks interesting.. I can't wait to see it come out, hopefully it wont fail as hard as the current series..

The Mega Champion
August 17th, 2013, 9:56 AM
Has anyone mentioned that special's (because it's a SPECIAL from what I've heard not a new series so stop overreacting) DO NOT get dubbed?

Because the Brock and Dawn special's didn't get dubbed.

So... yeah... this probably won't be dubbed.

Just a friendly reminder...

Ryoutarou
August 17th, 2013, 10:32 AM
Something as big as this probably will be dubbed. And it isn't unheard of either, there have been a number of specials that dubbed into English.

Kip
August 17th, 2013, 10:36 AM
Has anyone mentioned that special's (because it's a SPECIAL from what I've heard not a new series so stop overreacting) DO NOT get dubbed?

With the exception of Mewtwo Returns, The Legend of Thunder, the tenth anniversary special, the Mystery Dungeon series and the Pokémon Ranger specials. Plus, if they count, several of Pikachu's Winter Vacations and most of the Pokémon Chronicles episodes.

Quite a few... so, there is still hope? :)

ChaosLord
August 17th, 2013, 1:00 PM
Wow, I'm surprised people are questioning so hard as to what this is. To sum it up, much like when Pokemon Chronicles first popped up(Then later ended), Pokemon Origins is definitely a gauge of interest on whether or not to make this into a full anime. Pokemon Chronicles ended up failing, due to people missing Pikachu or whatever(According to threads during the broadcasting period). So yeah, it's really up to Japan's viewers, unless they do decide to dub this, then it's also our call.

Anyway, I love that they're trying something new revolving characters I'm so familiar with, just disappointed they're not the manga versions. And from the looks of those pics, it doesn't seem like they're using the opportunity to introduce Blue(Green), which is a shame considering how much GameFreak wanted to include her in the games back in the day. Regardless though, I'll be looking for subs or vice versa during the premiere.

Squirrel
August 17th, 2013, 4:29 PM
An anime based on the games? Interesting - I'm more than willing to give this a go. It seems like it'll be quite mature compared to the current anime which is a big plus, but I'm curious how they'll keep it 'streamlined' with the games. Will Red be travelling solo the whole time, or will they adapt it to suit a more "friends are great" approach that Pokémon has come to be known for? One thing's for sure, it'll be nice to be rid of Ash for a while. :p

Chrono
August 17th, 2013, 7:52 PM
I saw the trailer of this spin off today! I'm so excited that they're making episodes based of Episodes of Red and Green's adventures. :)

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
August 17th, 2013, 8:06 PM
I wish that Leaf would appear but I don't think chances are high...hopefully Green's sister Daisy will appear.

Aeroblast
August 17th, 2013, 8:17 PM
God damn it, I was born way too early.

Satoshi Ookami
August 17th, 2013, 11:12 PM
-Hopefully Blue will appear with a Venusaur .
Well... I don't think so... as this is anime about Red & Green games and Blue wasn't there, we can presume she won't appear...

Has anyone mentioned that special's (because it's a SPECIAL from what I've heard not a new series so stop overreacting) DO NOT get dubbed?
http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/9R4fRE1-GLU/hqdefault.jpg
PM will surely sub it.
Not to mention RAWs will be available as well. Nothing serious.

Dark Sonic
August 17th, 2013, 11:17 PM
what about ash ketchum? :/ also I'm very excited sounds like a genuine story

Satoshi Ookami
August 17th, 2013, 11:25 PM
what about ash ketchum? :/ also I'm very excited sounds like a genuine story
He's in main anime... and he's not in game... what about him?

«Chuckles»
August 17th, 2013, 11:53 PM
Well since it is an OVA series we can guess that they will be 1 hour long episodes and it will take a long time for the other ones to pop up. I know of a few OVA series' that take years to get a new episode because they aren't as important than the main series

adventure
August 18th, 2013, 2:11 AM
yes

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That poster. It looks like a real actual qualitative anime, instead of some kind of yeeeeah let's showcase a 10 year old and a lot of pokémon just because we can and whatnot, à la:

http://media.animegalleries.net/albums/userpics/79051/DP_Poster_anime.jpg?=123


I really hope they decide to make a new, proper series if this special gets popular. And there's no chance at all that it won't be. A bit sad that they aren't making the protagonist a female though, since there is a male rival that would make the most sense for the sake of balance. But I guess it's still mostly aimed towards boys who identify themselves better with a male protagonist, so oh well.

Calem
August 18th, 2013, 3:29 AM
The New Anime looks AMAZING!!! I can't Wait to see it!! :D

Satoshi Ookami
August 18th, 2013, 3:56 AM
A bit sad that they aren't making the protagonist a female though, since there is a male rival that would make the most sense for the sake of balance. But I guess it's still mostly aimed towards boys who identify themselves better with a male protagonist, so oh well.
Well... we haven't had any female protags until Crystal so it makes sense protagonists here are both male =)

adventure
August 18th, 2013, 4:08 AM
Well... we haven't had any female protags until Crystal so it makes sense protagonists here are both male =)
The characters sure do look a lot like they did in FR/LG rather than in R/B/Y and there was a female protagonist there, so I think it would have been better with a female (Leaf or what she's called) in the lead role! But for the reasons I said, I understand that there isn't.

Also what is happening with Red and Charizard at the end?? Are they in water? Are they merging reburst-style? Charizard looks so fat :D

Satoshi Ookami
August 18th, 2013, 6:59 AM
The characters sure do look a lot like they did in FR/LG
While I do agree on this, it's most likely because R/G/B/Y style would look too outdated =D

DLMuerte
August 18th, 2013, 7:47 AM
My first reaction:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqxbqaGYLK1qii6tmo1_250.gif

I couldn't sleep last night just thinking about it; I mean, it's based on the games, and Ash isn't in it, and the story is ACTUALLY SOMEWHAT CANON

Can I get a bottle of water? I think I need a bottle of water.

The Mega Champion
August 18th, 2013, 7:54 AM
With the exception of Mewtwo Returns, The Legend of Thunder, the tenth anniversary special, the Mystery Dungeon series and the Pokémon Ranger specials. Plus, if they count, several of Pikachu's Winter Vacations and most of the Pokémon Chronicles episodes.

Quite a few... so, there is still hope? :)

Yet the fact remains TPCI didn't dub the Brock and Dawn specials.

I just read something on another forum where someone made a good point and I agree with them so I'll repost that point here...

1. TPCi probably cares more about business than Japan, meaning they wouldn't dub something like this since it doesn't tie in into any current games.

2. TPCi did not dub the Dawn or Brock special back in 2011, and they technically take place in regions that are "old", so why would they dub this?

In summary...

Stop getting your hopes up.

RedJ
August 18th, 2013, 11:06 AM
Also what is happening with Red and Charizard at the end?? Are they in water? Are they merging reburst-style? Charizard looks so fat :D

I doubt they're actually in water- it looks more like a surreal type thing that anime likes to do.

What gets my attention about the same scene, though, is the thing Red has in his hand that is way too shiny to be a Pokeball that he holds up to Charizard. Right after that, you can briefly see a light that looks a lot like the beginning of the Mega evolution animation...

...or maybe that is a Pokeball and they're just being overly dramatic about Red recalling Charizard, I dunno.

SaniOKh
August 18th, 2013, 1:37 PM
Well, well, well...

No Ash, no Pikachu, no Jesse & James, things looking more mature and subdued compared to the anime that's currently airing... I don't even like anime in general, but for some reason I feel like I have to see this.

MrGriszell
August 18th, 2013, 2:15 PM
Yet the fact remains TPCI didn't dub the Brock and Dawn specials.

I just read something on another forum where someone made a good point and I agree with them so I'll repost that point here...

1. TPCi probably cares more about business than Japan, meaning they wouldn't dub something like this since it doesn't tie in into any current games.

2. TPCi did not dub the Dawn or Brock special back in 2011, and they technically take place in regions that are "old", so why would they dub this?

In summary...

Stop getting your hopes up.
Good I hope it doesn't get dub, they always screw up the dub episodes

IceSage
August 18th, 2013, 3:21 PM
I logged in to the Pokecommunity after a long break just to see what people's thoughts were about this. I'm wondering why more people aren't excited. (Maybe not many people know? Only a Japanese trailer is available.) This is the kind of anime I've been waiting for since the games first came out. In fact, this is what I was hoping the Pokemon anime would be like... instead the Pokemon anime took a shape of it's own and strayed as far as possible from the feel of the games.

I'm in love with the art style, which reminds me of the art style of the instruction booklet as if this new series was completely drawn by Ken Sugimori himself. I'm loving this and I'm so excited. I'll be a very happy Pokemon / Nintendo fan this fall. I feel like a kid again looking forward to all the cool stuff that's coming our way soon! (Pokemon XY, Pokemon Anime, Zelda, etc.)

HackChu
August 18th, 2013, 8:52 PM
Wow, I'm surprised people are questioning so hard as to what this is. To sum it up, much like when Pokemon Chronicles first popped up(Then later ended), Pokemon Origins is definitely a gauge of interest on whether or not to make this into a full anime. Pokemon Chronicles ended up failing, due to people missing Pikachu or whatever(According to threads during the broadcasting period). So yeah, it's really up to Japan's viewers, unless they do decide to dub this, then it's also our call.

Anyway, I love that they're trying something new revolving characters I'm so familiar with, just disappointed they're not the manga versions. And from the looks of those pics, it doesn't seem like they're using the opportunity to introduce Blue(Green), which is a shame considering how much GameFreak wanted to include her in the games back in the day. Regardless though, I'll be looking for subs or vice versa during the premiere.

Reminds me of Ethan/Gold's special. Too bad it failed, a potential series could have developed. It may have been too early, but at this point people are tired of Ash, I sure as hell am. It'll feel weird without him of course, but ****...they need to change things. Enough is enough. Ash hasn't even grown.

Plus I've always liked Red/Green, they will always be the best trainers to me. So I'm definitely hoping for a series(lol I bet the people that were trolling about how Green name changed to Blue is butthurt).

XeroNos
August 19th, 2013, 1:19 AM
OK guys what's new about this new spinoff anime. How many episodes will this be based on. At least if is not following anime but of Red and Green it will be still worth watching. Ash will be missed by me in this but that's cool

adventure
August 19th, 2013, 1:49 AM
I hope that they will try to make it seem a bit more realistic. Instead of having pokémon saying their own name and having some kind of flashy moving background when they make their attacks, I hope we'll get to see stuff more like how it was done in the BW2 trailer. Sounds instead of spoken names, and pokémon moves being performed directly in the "real world" or what to call it.

Meaning I'd prefer this:
http://31.media.tumblr.com/ebf3cd0cf27016155c945b978598c684/tumblr_mq46rbYKeT1sawr4to1_400.gif

Over this!:
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7zj67LLam1qg1ss7.gif

Slayer1986
August 19th, 2013, 2:38 AM
Urgh, about time they did something else

DarkfoolDave
August 19th, 2013, 5:59 AM
Haha! I can't believe it took me this long, raving about to realize "Hey, PC must totally have a thread on this!" AND IT DOES. I am very excited to see this, it will be awesome, especially if they take it up a more serious note like they do in the games.

I mean the games are fairly tame, but stuff like the dead Marowak and "Ghosts", with Team Rocket's underground operations with the Casino, and discovering the experiments in the charred remains of Cinnabar Mansion seem too me I guess more... mature? Idk I'm at a loss for a good word here.

Even if it's not popular enough to keep running (they are a company, after all) I would love to see it translate into a mini-webseries; free of fluff that doesn't occur in-game. I never read the manga, so I don't know if it's gonna be based on that detailed source material or the vague world of Red/Blue, where they can interpret a lot of what occurs throughout the gameplay.

Also, who else would love to see Lavender Tower played out with a horror angle? Where the Gastly and Haunter possessing the Mediums legitimately being evil, malicious spirits, rather than pranksters? (don't get me wrong, I LOVE this scene *vid in the spoiler below*, but I feel like it'd be a cool new dimension to portray them in while they're in a different universe, so to speak).

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XeroNos
August 19th, 2013, 11:00 PM
@RHCP : that mini Spirit Bomb is so cool. Really looking forward for this sort of animation.

Satoshi Ookami
August 20th, 2013, 12:59 AM
OK guys what's new about this new spinoff anime. How many episodes will this be based on. At least if is not following anime but of Red and Green it will be still worth watching. Ash will be missed by me in this but that's cool
From the trailer and information we have, we will see the beginning until battle with Brock and meeting with Lance and then we might see the Elite Four...

XeroNos
August 21st, 2013, 12:50 AM
From the trailer and information we have, we will see the beginning until battle with Brock and meeting with Lance and then we might see the Elite Four...
Isn't it strange and too early to show Lance and the elites when Red has only obtained one Gym badge or let's say battled one gym leader?

Satoshi Ookami
August 21st, 2013, 5:18 AM
Isn't it strange and too early to show Lance and the elites when Red has only obtained one Gym badge or let's say battled one gym leader?
Lance is one of the most popular characters in show so they probably want to make use of that.

HackChu
August 21st, 2013, 8:26 PM
No offense, but when it comes to comprehension and being articulate, many people seem to fail here on those principles alone.

Take a look at where Red talks to Lance. What do you see? Does the room look familiar to you? If it does than its because its that very same room that Red fought Lance at one FR/LG.

In other words, this special is going to basically pace through the adventure.

morrison
August 22nd, 2013, 10:02 AM
Are they finally making pokemon special as a anime thatd be awesome :D

adventure
August 22nd, 2013, 10:38 AM
Are they finally making pokemon special as a anime thatd be awesome :D
Nope. Sorry. This is just based off the original games, it doesn't seem like it has the manga's intricate plot.

Shrew
August 24th, 2013, 8:37 PM
Nope. Sorry. This is just based off the original games, it doesn't seem like it has the manga's intricate plot.
Although I am excited to see a new approach to a pokemon anime, I can't help but have the same feeling that it'll just feel like a RBY recap.

Famon
August 25th, 2013, 4:09 AM
If Red become champion then Ash-bashing will get even worst then now .
But again , That shouldn't stop Red from achieving his goal Or else Ash will look like a troll who preventing Red from reaching his Destiny .
But If Ash shown to be strong & Competent during XY series and if he able to achieve his goal in Kalo by winning the League then there might be less Ash-bashing after Red become champion .
It would be cool if Red , Green and Blue are childhood friend and both Red & Green has a crush on Blue which fueled their rivalry . But Green seem to have more chance with Blue because He & Blue known as ''Genius pair'' for their intelligence While Red is known as a trouble-maker!

Satoshi Ookami
August 25th, 2013, 5:28 AM
If Red become champion then Ash-bashing will get even worst then now .
But again , That shouldn't stop Red from achieving his goal Or else Ash will look like a troll who preventing Red from reaching his Destiny .
Why should staff care about Satoshi when this is anime about games where your (Red's) ultimate goal is to be Champion to finish the game...?

Patrick
August 25th, 2013, 9:50 AM
That YouTube still of Red and Charmander intrigued me, but after actually watching it, it felt like more of the same. I mean, I'm hoping the trainer story is actually better, as there seems to be more of a focus on Red and [Rival, insert whatever color you want], which I would have loved to see with Ash and Gary.

But even with slightly redesigned human character models, I lost interest when the Pokemon looked the exact same as the current anime. I've been dreaming of a Pokemon anime done in a different art style, why they won't take that chance for the creatures themselves, ever, is beyond me. Even Mario has had more art shifts. So has Mickey, for that matter.

It's not like the publicized designs are sacred or anything...

Qhauriq
August 25th, 2013, 12:13 PM
I'm so excited for this. Hopefully its not just a special.

jfuze174
August 25th, 2013, 7:56 PM
This OVA is gonna be awesome even though it looks like they are gonna skip 7 badges so im sure theyll be a part in the movie where it frames through all the gyms in one scene i wonder if it would focus only on red and greens starters or will they have other pokemon with them still so many questions to be answered

Famon
August 25th, 2013, 11:13 PM
Why should staff care about Satoshi when this is anime about games where your (Red's) ultimate goal is to be Champion to finish the game...?

Because Red achieve his goal in 1 or 2 hour While Ash still failing achieve his for 15 year !
So If Red become champion then we will be hearing a lot of comment like ''Red is so much better Ash ! I wish Red was protagonist of the main Anime instate of him ! Ash sucks '' !
People already started saying stuff like that and it will be increase even more if Red become champion While Ash get rebooted again and failed miserably.
The Best way to stop this is to showcase Ash as a Powerful trainer from the start of XY series who indeed conquer the Battle Frontier and let him win the Kalo League !
Unfortunately , Pokemon Anime Stuff are master at making the WORST DECISION !
So , They might make Red lose the championship against Green in order to stop Ash-Bashing rather then Improve Ash in XY Series .

Satoshi Ookami
August 25th, 2013, 11:53 PM
Because Red achieve his goal in 1 or 2 hour While Ash still failing achieve his for 15 year !
So If Red become champion then we will be hearing a lot of comment like [I]''Red is so much better Ash ! I wish Red was protagonist of the main Anime instate of him ! Ash sucks '' !
Fans keep saying this and staff does not care about it =D

adventure
August 26th, 2013, 12:30 AM
The main anime is meant to be something cute and cool for kids that goes on and on and on forever. Therefore, characters don't age and Pikachu isn't at lv 100 yet. New kids could come into the series at any season and still have pretty much the same kind of experience (give or take a few details such as Ash rotating or evolving his team more in later seasons) as ones joining in earlier.

This new anime hopefully won't be so. I certainly hope it will be more anime-ish rather than kids-ish. If you know what I mean by that xD

Silvia
August 26th, 2013, 1:33 AM
I hope this spinoff is more grown up/older people oriented, more than the base anime. That one is more for kids, as Red said.

I'd like to see what the 2 characters are like...maybe since it's game based, Blue/Gary will be his old cocky, strong and rude self...I pray that Red isn't mute.

Famon
August 26th, 2013, 1:54 AM
The main anime is meant to be something cute and cool for kids that goes on and on and on forever. Therefore, characters don't age and Pikachu isn't at lv 100 yet. New kids could come into the series at any season and still have pretty much the same kind of experience (give or take a few details such as Ash rotating or evolving his team more in later seasons) as ones joining in earlier.

This new anime hopefully won't be so. I certainly hope it will be more anime-ish rather than kids-ish. If you know what I mean by that xD

A Simple question -

-If Ash get replace then who will be one complaining ???

1) Newer Fan & Kids

2) Older fan

We all know the Answer !
Its is the older fan who're sensitive about Ash's replacement and they will be one leaving the show if this happen .
I mean , Why does a Newer fan will be bother by Ash's replacement if he's new to the Show ?
If Writer only care about Newer fan & Kids then Isn't it much more sensible to start a fresh new series with fresh new Protagonist ???
''Precure'' are meant for Little girls but even ''Precure'' change's its protagonist in every series !
Plus , Is there guaranty that Newer fan & Kids will not like Pokemon Origin & Red ????
Who know , they might like ''Pokemon Origin'' better then Pokemon XY and start comparing Ash with Red .
Specially if Pokemon Origin is handle like ''Legend Of Thunder'' Or ''B2W2 Animated Promo'' !
If Kids simply loved to see the Adventure of A Kid and his cute magical Animal friend then anybody can become a Billionaire simply by making a Kids show about A Boy & Some cute Animal adventure in distant land .
So , Don't blame Kids Or Newer fan ! They never told the writer to keep Ash forever like a loser , They are just writer's shameless excuse.
PS : I'm not shouting !

Satoshi Ookami
August 27th, 2013, 4:39 AM
''Precure'' are meant for Little girls but even ''Precure'' change's its protagonist in every series !
Beyblade changed protagonists, Yu-Gi-Oh changed protagonists, Bakugan changed protagonists... Etc.
1) Those changes made newer anime more crappier.
2) Those anime are nowhere Pokemon's episode counter.
3) Those anime have nowhere near the amount of fans.

Now let's take the second perspective which Pokemon follow.
Bleach, Fairy Tail, Naruto, One Piece.
Only these anime have the episode counter at least closer to Pokemon's one and they did not change protagonists while still staying at the top of all rankings.
Pokemon follow the long-running shounen perspective with party changes.
We won't see any change in cast for a long time.

HackChu
August 27th, 2013, 8:45 PM
Beyblade changed protagonists, Yu-Gi-Oh changed protagonists, Bakugan changed protagonists... Etc.
1) Those changes made newer anime more crappier.
2) Those anime are nowhere Pokemon's episode counter.
3) Those anime have nowhere near the amount of fans.

Now let's take the second perspective which Pokemon follow.
Bleach, Fairy Tail, Naruto, One Piece.
Only these anime have the episode counter at least closer to Pokemon's one and they did not change protagonists while still staying at the top of all rankings.
Pokemon follow the long-running shounen perspective with party changes.
We won't see any change in cast for a long time.

The only difference here is that in those animes, the characters grow up throughout the series progression. (don't know about Fairy Tail since I've never watched it). In Pokemon, Ash is still 10 years old. So I'm not sure what point you were trying to make.

Famon
August 28th, 2013, 2:44 AM
The only difference here is that in those animes, the characters grow up throughout the series progression. (don't know about Fairy Tail since I've never watched it). In Pokemon, Ash is still 10 years old. So I'm not sure what point you were trying to make.

Couldn't say it better myself !
Anyway ,
If Pokemon Origin has some hilarious Moment and if Red can use more then 1 pokemon and if Red win the League then Pokemon Origin should be success .
I mean , The people who might have a problem with Pokemon Origin is Older fan .
But its the Older fan themself who's welcoming this series !

Satoshi Ookami
August 28th, 2013, 9:27 AM
The only difference here is that in those animes, the characters grow up throughout the series progression. (don't know about Fairy Tail since I've never watched it). In Pokemon, Ash is still 10 years old. So I'm not sure what point you were trying to make.
The point of having the same protagonist throughout the series ;)

Famon
August 29th, 2013, 2:57 AM
The point of having the same protagonist throughout the series ;)

But they didn't become popular because they had the same protagonist !
They become popular because they had good story plot !
If Pokemon Anime has a good story plot then it will be popular without Ash .
Hopefully ''Pokemon Origin'' will have good story-plot !

AzuGazer
August 29th, 2013, 11:01 AM
Beyblade changed protagonists, Yu-Gi-Oh changed protagonists, Bakugan changed protagonists... Etc.
1) Those changes made newer anime more crappier.
2) Those anime are nowhere Pokemon's episode counter.
3) Those anime have nowhere near the amount of fans.

Now let's take the second perspective which Pokemon follow.
Bleach, Fairy Tail, Naruto, One Piece.
Only these anime have the episode counter at least closer to Pokemon's one and they did not change protagonists while still staying at the top of all rankings.
Pokemon follow the long-running shounen perspective with party changes.
We won't see any change in cast for a long time.

that is true DX i loved watching all those shows... not they are silly XD

this new Beyblade makes me wonder why kids are just allowed to go anywhere they want anytime without their parent's consent/im noticing a pattern in some of the special move

Yu-Gi-Oh well it still has it's cool battle mode but it's really getting of track of the original story (the card game began at egypt) and everyone's hair is so crazy XD (im talking about Yugioh Zexal, the newest season)

Bakugan, well i don't think it was received well cause i did here it being described as the gay version of yugioh, but it was fun to watch. i really liked it battles and the everyone fought :D. then it just went to watthefudge when they changed everything.

and most importantly does any1 here besides me remember that there is a new season of digimon? digimon Fusion Tamers...

Also, i don't really care if he ages :3 i would rather they just never tell us. it would be fun not to focus on that.

KingRin
August 29th, 2013, 11:52 AM
Couldn't say it better myself !
Anyway ,
If Pokemon Origin has some hilarious Moment and if Red can use more then 1 pokemon and if Red win the League then Pokemon Origin should be success .
I mean , The people who might have a problem with Pokemon Origin is Older fan .
But its the Older fan themself who's welcoming this series !

It's an 2 episode special IIRC, not a series.

Famon
September 10th, 2013, 7:37 AM
When will get more info about this Spin-off ?
It suppose to premiere before Pokemon The Series : XY !

Its Sound kind a Funny-

-Pokemon the Origin

-Pokemon the Series : XY .

XeroNos
September 10th, 2013, 10:57 PM
I think they will air only two episodes and that will conclude their chapter. Maybe we could see more of them if the franchise think about it during the airing of Pokemon the Origins : XY

Satoshi Ookami
September 10th, 2013, 11:47 PM
I think they will air only two episodes and that will conclude their chapter. Maybe we could see more of them if the franchise think about it during the airing of Pokemon the Origins : XY
Well... that's pretty much obvious. Specials have low episode count.
Even 2 episodes is pretty much more than anyone could expect considering almost every special stays on one episode.

Tak
September 11th, 2013, 4:42 PM
I really wish this was the new series instead of just a spinoff. It's the first time I've ever been excited about the Pokemon anime.

I frankly don't know anyone who likes Ash. I know a lot of people who think he'sincredibly annoying. Why do they bother bringing him back...

Satoshi Ookami
September 11th, 2013, 11:39 PM
I frankly don't know anyone who likes Ash. I know a lot of people who think he'sincredibly annoying. Why do they bother bringing him back...
For the same reason as Pikachu ;) They are mascots of Pokemon merchandise.

ilias_
September 13th, 2013, 2:43 AM
Guys, saw that on serebii

Within a press release today, it was announced that the upcoming special: Pokémon The Origin is to be in a timeslot from 7pm to 8:49pm on October 2nd. This special features a return to the original narrative and joins Red as he travels through the Kanto region. We'll provide full coverage of this, including pictures, in full upon airing

They don't say if it is for Japan or the US tho. :(

Satoshi Ookami
September 13th, 2013, 11:33 AM
Guys, saw that on serebii



They don't say if it is for Japan or the US tho. :(
Obviously it's for Japan. Why would you even think otherwise?

ilias_
September 13th, 2013, 1:29 PM
Obviously it's for Japan. Why would you even think otherwise?

oops yeah, my bad. I forgot that we are not sure if they are going to dub it yet. :)

fenyx4
September 20th, 2013, 8:25 AM
I'll be posting my thoughts regarding the Pokemon: The Origin special later, but apparently 3 new official short trailers have been uploaded (in Japanese; most of them seem to intersperse the same content, though...):

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(And here's the original "first-look trailer", for reference):
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Source: https://twitter.com/BulbaNewsNOW/statuses/380970776364474368

Satoshi Ookami
September 20th, 2013, 10:34 AM
It's normal for new anime to get many trailers =D
No new info, though :/ That's sad.

Lucreciatwo
September 20th, 2013, 12:20 PM
I saw the second trailer and it looks like my #1 Fav Pokemon is going to be in it too!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la2s-QSgo3o

MrGriszell
September 20th, 2013, 6:38 PM
Is anyone else as hyped as me that I just heard naruto choose charizard ?

Pinkie-Dawn
September 21st, 2013, 5:59 AM
Depending on this special is an hour long, or an hour and a half, I fear the pacing could be rushed, so we may not get to see all the gym leaders and iconic locations. I wonder where Mewtwo will show up: after Red becomes champion like in the games or before?

IcyIce
September 21st, 2013, 12:19 PM
Yeah, I don't think it will be as good as people may think. That is a lot of info to put in just an hour. Why they didn't break it down into a 5 episode series is beyond me. There is many animes that only have a hand full of episodes.

It is a bit odd to hear Naruto's voice actor in a pokemon anime lol.

Lucreciatwo
September 21st, 2013, 1:07 PM
Depending on this special is an hour long, or an hour and a half, I fear the pacing could be rushed, so we may not get to see all the gym leaders and iconic locations. I wonder where Mewtwo will show up: after Red becomes champion like in the games or before?
I hope Masachika Ichimura for Mewtwo will be in it from the previous movies.

Karasuma
September 24th, 2013, 9:08 AM
They have a new clip that focuses on the fight between Red vs Green.

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Satoshi Ookami
September 25th, 2013, 2:46 AM
Yeah, I don't think it will be as good as people may think. That is a lot of info to put in just an hour. Why they didn't break it down into a 5 episode series is beyond me. There is many animes that only have a hand full of episodes.
2 hours is 5 episodes.

As for trailer... they simply couldn't omit Gengar x Nidorino battle xD

Palkia
September 26th, 2013, 7:11 AM
/cgc81i06qwY

The official pokémon YT channel has uploaded a trailer and confirmed that the anime special will air from November 15th in English.

Treecko
September 26th, 2013, 7:42 AM
YES YES YES YES YES!!

http://images.wikia.com/glee/images/9/9c/Jonah-hill-flailing1_(1)_111.gif

My reaction in a nutshell. :P

Hopefully they don't pick bad actors though. Anyone but Sarah Natochenny for Red.

LusoTrainer
September 26th, 2013, 8:52 AM
2 hours is 5 episodes.

Still not enough time to put everything in, in my opinion.

Ash
September 26th, 2013, 9:32 AM
The English preview said four episodes. So I'm guessing its two hours with commercials. Either way the fact that its going to be dubbed is exciting which means I don't have to lurk around for a sub and just wait until November to watch it. That way I can also focus on some of the other things I'm looking forward to in October instead of packing this into it as well. I really am excited for this but just soo much stuff this October it's ridiculous.

Darkrai Lv.1000
September 26th, 2013, 12:55 PM
The English preview said four episodes. So I'm guessing its two hours with commercials. Either way the fact that its going to be dubbed is exciting which means I don't have to lurk around for a sub and just wait until November to watch it. That way I can also focus on some of the other things I'm looking forward to in October instead of packing this into it as well. I really am excited for this but just soo much stuff this October it's ridiculous.

apparently it's not airing on TV, but on the official site and the Pokemon TV app.

so i'm assuming it's just four 30-minute parts.

DLMuerte
September 26th, 2013, 1:12 PM
http://d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net/image_cache/1349818052643553_animate.gif

There are very few words for happy I am. And yes, that did happen. I hugged my brother so hard and now I hope I didn't break one of his ribs.

Either way, if it's Pokemon TV, it could be anywhere from 23-30 minutes, hopefully 30. 23 is too small a number.

ilias_
September 26th, 2013, 1:38 PM
I am so excited for this!!! It's something different and I am happy they are dubbing it ;)

Karasuma
September 26th, 2013, 2:47 PM
YES YES YES YES YES!!

http://images.wikia.com/glee/images/9/9c/Jonah-hill-flailing1_(1)_111.gif

My reaction in a nutshell. :P

Hopefully they don't pick bad actors though. Anyone but Sarah Natochenny for Red.

The only special I've seen is 'Raikou: The Legend of Thunder'. They did a nice job voicing Hibiki/Gold/HeartGold/whatever his name is.

For nostalgic reasons, I hope they give Red a charismatic voice actor. Red is no Ash Ketchum, so his voice should mature as the special comes to an end.

Satoshi Ookami
September 26th, 2013, 10:54 PM
Still not enough time to put everything in, in my opinion.
IT. IS. A. SPECIAL!
Special means only short series. Even 4/5 episodes is pretty high number.
We should be glad that they did not do only one 30 minute episode with start - Brock - end.

Still gonna watch JP version, though.

LusoTrainer
September 27th, 2013, 2:11 AM
IT. IS. A. SPECIAL!

I know it is. That doesn't excuse their main purpose: to show the complete game story.

We should be glad that they did not do only one 30 minute episode with start - Brock - end.

No. Even they know that wouldn't please anyone.

bobandbill
September 27th, 2013, 6:41 AM
I'm even more convinced (maybe not the right word, but it's after midnight =p) that this is in a way a testing of the water. The trailer is clearly more aimed to older viewers rather than younger (although certainly this can also be enjoyed by them) by mentioning those who played the original games. The fact they're dubbing this and putting it online is also a good idea. If they are going to aim this at older people who have the likes of school/uni/work, they'd want them to actually watch it, not miss it on Saturday morning if you only live in a certain country.

By putting it on their site, they can a) have anyone who wants to watch it do so at their own leisure, and b) see how many people actually watch it. So I'd suggest if you are one of those out there who want to see more of this - ie an anime without ash or in a different style or whatnot - to watch it, as they want to gauge interest.

Them splitting it up in four parts is also good advertising - they can drag it out and keep hype going for the special.

curiousnathan
September 27th, 2013, 6:51 AM
Despite finding out the disappointing news that it isn't a whole new series, I'm really looking forward to watching it nonetheless. Like bobandbill mentioned, perhaps this is just a litmus test; maybe we'll see extensions on the series or a who new and separate Pokemon Anime in the future, who knows. I'm just thankful that the Pokemon Company are trying news things and branching out. It's very refreshing I must say!

Fingers crossed that the anime is super duper awesome!

Famon
September 27th, 2013, 7:50 AM
Despite finding out the disappointing news that it isn't a whole new series, I'm really looking forward to watching it nonetheless. Like bobandbill mentioned, perhaps this is just a litmus test; maybe we'll see extensions on the series or a who new and separate Pokemon Anime in the future, who knows. I'm just thankful that the Pokemon Company are trying news things and branching out. It's very refreshing I must say!

Fingers crossed that the anime is super duper awesome!

Ya , But if this series become extremely Popular Then Pokemon Anime stuff might realize that they doesn't need to keep Ash & Drag his story any longer because People can accept a new Protagonist So they might decide to make XY Series Ash's last era !!!

Ash
September 27th, 2013, 8:16 AM
I highly doubt it. Even if they decide to make more than just this special because of its popularity they are not going to get rid of the current Pokemon Anime. If anything it will be a spin-off just like the several versions of CSI, Torchwood (which was a 'spin off' of Doctor Who) and so forth. That way they have both and earn the money that they get from both of them.

Shiarra
October 1st, 2013, 11:15 AM
I am looking forward to this as well, and it'd be awesome if it was a series, going back to past games could be a good thing for it, cause i think their running out of ideas.

Aquacorde
October 1st, 2013, 9:21 PM
It's coming up on airing time in Japan, so I'm going to close up speculation and direct all further discussion into the review thread (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=309330)!