In Preparation for Ash’s Last Episodes, Pokémon Recreates the Original Anime’s Introduction

Following Ash and Pikachu after the former has achieved his goal of becoming a global champion, Pokémon: Aim to Be a Pokémon Master serves as a goodbye for the two, visiting many characters along the way.

Pokemon Master Journeys: Aim to be the Pokemon Master

The second season of Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series, also known in Japan as Pocket Monsters (, Poketto Monsut), is the twenty-fourth season of the Pokémon animated television series.

The season had its Japanese premiere on December 11, 2020, on TV Tokyo. It had its Canadian premiere on Teletoon in June 2021, and its American streaming television season premiere on Netflix on September 10, 2021, with fresh episodes coming out on January 21 and May 26, 2022.

In India, the program debuted on November 25, 2022, in Hindi.

Ash Ketchum and Goh, who are based at Cerise Laboratory in Vermillion City in the Kanto region, continue their research fellowship adventures this season as they visit all eight regions, including the brand-new Galar region from Pokémon Sword and Shield and the Galar region’s Crown Tundra from Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra. Chloe occasionally joins them.

“One, Two, Three” (123, Wan, Ts, Sur) by Abingdon Boys School/Nishikawa-kun and Kirish (Takanori Nishikawa and Sh Kiryin) for one episode and by Karaage Sisters (Erika Ikuta and Sayuri Matsumura of Nogizaka46) for 41 episodes serves as the Japanese opening song.

The Pokémon Legends: Arceus game is the basis for four episodes that were published on January 21 and 28, 2022 (exclusive on Amazon Prime Video in Japan).

The third and fourth episodes were released on the same days as the game’s launch. On September 23, 2022, the narrative arc made its Netflix premiere under the title Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles.

This marks the end of our beloved boy.

The opening sequence pays a sweet respect to the anime by matching the original frames for frames, but that’s not all of them.

The poster is identical, except this time it features every Pokémon Ash has acquired over the course of 25 years. This miniseries will concentrate on what it means for Ash’s goal to be a Pokémon Master and seeing his old friends and Pokémon, according to the description of “Ash left Pallet Town with Pikachu and walked into the world of Pokémon to be a Pokémon Master.”

It’s uplifting that Ash is finally saying goodbye to the Pokémon universe in such a positive way, and many have noted that the animators went above and above for this miniseries.

Although I must admit that I miss Pikachu’s goofiness from the original anime, the introduction is precisely the same as the original cartoon.

It goes without saying that a good deal of responses claim that the updated animation is less successful than the older one. I hate to say it, but things change with time, so should we simply enjoy the reenactment as is?

Twitter user TinyAkeno observed, “One thing I see here is, Ash appears more confident. 1997, Ash looks serious and dead intent on winning, and 2023 he looks confident in his ability.

Even if everything turns out fine in the end, the characters of the eighth series have a lot of ground to make up.



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