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Pokemon - I Choose You! Pikachu! (Vol. 1)
Pokemon - I Choose You Pikachu
Vol. 1
Actors: Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ootani, Megumi Hayashibara, Inuko Inuyama, Shinichirô Miki
Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Masamitsu Hidaka
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     1998     1hr 15min

Ash Ketchum wants to become the best Pokemon trainer in the whole world by capturing all 150 of the known Pokemon. However, Ash must learn to get along with his first Pokemon, the cute, quirky, and high-voltage Pikachu! Jo...  more »


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Actors: Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ootani, Megumi Hayashibara, Inuko Inuyama, Shinichirô Miki
Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Masamitsu Hidaka
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, Adventure, 3-6 Years, 7-9 Years, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Viz Video
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 12/13/1998
Original Release Date: 01/01/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1998
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Definately get this one first
S. Gunnels | Anderson, SC United States | 06/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"OK, I must say I'm a bit old to like Pokemon. I'm 26, but I bought the Yellow edition gameboy game because I love video games. I wasn't sure what the heck was going on so I picked up a video. Unfortunately, it wasn't until later I picked this one up.If you are new to Pokemon or else don't know what is going on then this one is where you have to start. It goes through the first 3 episodes. You get to learn what the deal is with these cute little creatures. I'll sum it up for you then you get the video and all will be well for you and your children. OK, at age 10 all little boys and girls get to venture out on their own to train Pokemon. It starts the day before Ash's 10th birthday. The next morning he leaves for Professor Oak's lab to get a Pokemon. Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Charmander are all taken so he get's Pikachu. Pikachu doesn't like him too much, but in time he comes to love Ash. They venture out and get chased by a bunch of Spearows. Pika helps them by zapping them and becomes hurt. On his way to a Pokecenter he crosses Misty and steals her bike, Misty later joins ash on his Pokemon quest. Pikachu is very sick and requires immediate attention. Team Roket shows up at the Pokecenter and makes their introduction. Pikachu helps out everyone and saves the day. On Ash's next adventure he catches his first Pokemon. I won't give away what it is, but no it isn't Bulba, Char or Squirtle. He trains it and it evolves for the first time. That's basically it. You get more in detail about why Ash wants to be a Pokemon trainer and why he loves them so much. You also get to see the full length Pokerap which names all the Pokemon. It's hard to explain completely, but trust me I really do like this cartoon and it gives you an idea of what is really going on in the Pokemon world. Plus you can hide your Pokemon addiction like I do....just say you are buying it for your Daughter, or son whichever you have."
An excellent collection of anime TV; Pokemon is Fantastic!
S. Gunnels | 02/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This video, which includes the first 3 episodes of the popular cartoon of the same name, introduces the viewer to the adorable and entertaining world of Pokemon. Pokemon, short for "Pocket Monsters," is the name of one of the biggest videogame and Japanese Pop-Culture franchises I have ever seen. The games (there are currently about a dozen in Japan, with more planned to come soon. Not too bad, considering the relative newness of the franchise; a little over to years) are a run-away hit in every part of the world, and this video does the series justice in it's own right. (In other words, this series could easily stand on it's own, but I am sure that the popularity of the games did help in introducing it to American viewers) The main character, named Ash, begins his journey to become the world greatest Pokemon Master of all time in this video, something that will take him a lot of hard work and dedication, considering that there are at least 150 Pokemons out there for him to catch, and more then a few rival trainers he will need to do battle with. Each episode follows his journeys, and this first volume of 3 tells the tale of how he meets and makes friends with the games official mascot, Pokemon #25, the electric mouse named Pikachu. Ash discovers something is ransacking his home of electric circuts and wires, and when he discovers the culpret is non-other then this cute little critter, he can't help but fall in love. The two begin in this episode what is actually a heartwarming story of a boy and the creature he has taken as his buddy. each episode includes a new Pokemon for the audience to become familiar with, and the show is filled to the brim with information that comes directly from the highest authority on the subject of Pokemon, the game itself. Overall a wonderful buy, and each volume comes with neat little things like comics and trading cards. the firstepisode also includes a coupon for the purchase of the game, because you WILL want this game after yo fall head over heels for Pikachu, not to mention his adorable voice (All the Pokemons can speak, but only in phrases that are made up of their actual names. In other words "Pika-Pika," and "Pika-Chu?" will be commonplace in this series). So what are you waiting for, go get it; After all, a Squillion Japanese kids can't be wrong..."
This is the only video I would get of the series.
Shorebird | USA | 12/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This Pokemon tape was the best of what I've seen. I didn't really like the other tapes. Of all of them, I think that this one had the best episodes. It's best that you wait on the others and see them on TV. Of all of the VHS and DVD's I would stick to this one. This tape is definitely for people who are into Anime. This was an excellent tape. Had some of the most memorable episodes of the whole series. 5 stars."
An energetic, funny and weel-made series
Shorebird | 08/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It seems to me as well as anyone who hasn't been under a rock for the past year and a half that Pokemon (aka Pocket Monsters) is quite the craze. I'm not exactly interested in the Game or cards, but the animated TV series has definetly got me hooked! The characters and critters are very well thought-out and each and ever one of them are funny and likeable to the highest extent. The (sort-of) villanous memebrs of Team Rocket are the funniest and goofiest villans I've ever seen. The dubbing quality continues to improve throughout the series and I am happily awaiting the release of the movies this fall."