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    Favorite Anime #21: Pokemon

    Ash Ketchum is 10 years old and lives in Pallet town, he is ready to start his journey in the world of Pokémon and dreams of becoming a Pokémon master, but on the day he is to receive his first Pokémon, Ash oversleeps and wakes up in a panic, running into Gary Oak, who becomes Ash’s rival. Professor Oak, the local Pokémon researcher, has already given away the three Pokémon (Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle) he entrusts to new Pokémon Trainers when Ash finally reaches Oak’s Lab. The only Pokémon that he has left is a Pikachu, which he gives to Ash. Determined to make it on his journey, Ash does his best to befriend Pikachu, but it refuses to trust him and chooses to stay out of the Poké Ball, even attacking Ash with its electric powers. It is only after Ash protects Pikachu from an angry group of Spearows that Pikachu realizes how much Ash cares. Ash Ketchum has the Thunder Stone, and he wants Pikachu to evolve into Raichu, but Pikachu refuses to evolve. Along the way, Ash makes many human and Pokémon friends as he works his way through the ranks of the world’s many Pokémon Leagues.

    Through the Kanto Region, Ash befriends Water Pokémon trainer and former Cerulean City Gym Leader Misty, and Pokémon Breeder and Pewter City Gym Leader Brock. Together, the three trainers thwart the plans of Jessie, James, and Meowth, low-ranking members of the criminal organization Team Rocket who want to steal Ash’s Pikachu and any other rare Pokémon they come across. Giovanni, Team Rocket’s Boss introduced three new high-ranking members of Team Rocket; Cassidy, Butch, and Raticate, who want to kidnap Pokémon so they can use their moves. Ash wins eight badges from Gym Leaders in the Kanto region to compete in the Indigo Conference League. Gary loses in the fourth round, placing him in the Top 32. Ash makes it to the Top 16, but loses to Ritchie in the fifth round. Also, Ritchie loses to Assunta in the sixth round, placing him in the Top 8, and an unnamed trainer becomes the winner in the Indigo Conference League.

    Pokémon, also known as Pokémon the Series to Western audiences since the year 2013, is an anime television series based on the Pokémon video game series. It was originally broadcast on TV Tokyo in 1997. More than 1,000 episodes of the anime has been produced and aired, divided into 7 series in Japan and 22 seasons internationally. It is one of the longest currently running anime series. The anime follows the quest of the main character, Ash Ketchum (known as Satoshi in Japan), a Pokémon Master in training, as he and a small group of friends travel around the world of Pokémon along with their Pokémon partners.
    Various children’s books, collectively known as Pokémon Junior, are also based on the anime. An eight part anime series called Pokémon: Twilight Wings aired on YouTube in 2020. The series was animated by Studio Colorido. In July 2021, it was announced that a live action Pokémon series is in early development at Netflix with Joe Henderson attached to write and executive produce. An eight part anime series in celebration of the Pokémon 25th anniversary called Pokémon Evolutions aired on YouTube in 2021. Source: Wikipedia

    What I think of the anime:
    Pokemon is definitely a big franchise from the card games, video games and movies other than the anime version of it. I watched it during my childhood days but I never finished watching any of the other series. I only stopped watching from after the first season of it. I never thought much of watching the other series but maybe some day I’ll try. I’m sure they’re enjoyable to watch too. I don’t have a specific favorite pokemon but pikachu is cute with growlith and eevee.

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    Favorite Anime #20: Tenchi Muyo

    Tenchi Muyo! (天地無用!, Tenchi Muyō!, lit. “Do Not Turn Over” or “No Need for Tenchi!”) is a Japanese anime, light novel and manga franchise. The original series began with a six-episode OVA called Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki (天地無用! 魎皇鬼, Tenchi Muyō! Ryōōki) created by Masaki Kajishima and directed by Hiroki Hayashi, and released in Japan on September 25, 1992. The series was released by Pioneer LDC in the United Kingdom in 1994. As its popularity grew, it spurred a seventh episode titled Tenchi Muyo! Special: The Night Before the Carnival (also known as the Tenchi Special) and a stand-alone Tenchi Muyo! Mihoshi Special. A second OVA series was directed by Kenichi Yatagai that was released in 1994, and a third OVA series, also directed by Yatagai, was released in 2003.

    A fourth OVA series was produced in Japan, with the first collection released on November 30, 2016. The following episodes were planned to be released with an interval of three months each, and the final part of the series arrived August 30, 2017. On July 12, 2019, it was announced that a fifth OVA series is currently in development, with Masaki Kajishima again serving as chief director and Hideki Shirane writing and overseeing scripts. The genre is comedy, space opera and harem.

    A twenty-six-episode anime television series called Tenchi Universe (天地無用!, Tenchi Muyō!) was released in 1995 retelling and expanding upon the original six-episode story. Tenchi in Tokyo (新・天地無用!, Shin Tenchi Muyō!) was created in 1997, and is another alternate version of the original story. The latest version of the series called Ai Tenchi Muyo!, was broadcast on Tokyo MX in 2014. Spin-off series of Tenchi Muyo! were also created. Magical Girl Pretty Sammy is an example that was adapted into a manga series. The franchise has also spawned soundtrack CDs and other merchandise released both in Japan and in the United States. Source: Wikipedia

    What I think of the Anime:
    It was a nice childhood anime to watch. I think I had watched it when I was in middle school back then. It since came out with other series to the anime but I never watched them all just the first part where Tenchi meets the female characters in the anime. My favorite is the cute cabbit Ryo-ohki. It’s cool Washu designed her into a spaceship too that’s probably one of my favorite parts in the anime. I enjoyed it when I was watching it. Some day I might watch the other series in the anime too. If interested go check it out.

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