#AnimangaMonday: Pokemon

It has been almost a month since the Pokemon X and Y launch! How are your Pokemons? Hate to say it but I’m among those people who are yet to get their copy, hopefully once I get my 13th month bonus.

So for today’s #AnimangaMonday feature, here is Pokemon for all your nostalgia feels.
1384306_10151971544458824_606172024_nPokémon (Pocket Monsters, or Pokémon for short) is an overarching media franchise by Nintendo, first appearing in 1996 with the release of Pokemon Red and Green. The game series has since inspired an array of media, including an anime, a card game, numerous manga, as well as various spin-off games.

The Pokemon anime is a collective term referring to currently 806 main series episodes, 16 movies, and a number of side-story episodes, all focusing on Pokemon. Majority of these focus on Ash Ketchum, a Pokemon Trainer from Pallet Town, and his journey toward his ultimate goal of being a Pokemon Master

Ash has been the central character of the series, making his goal of becoming a Pokemon Master known to all he meets. Though initially, he only became a Pokemon Trainer with the goal of beating his rival, Gary Oak, the many Pokemon Ash has met over his journey have shown him what being a Pokémon Master really is. Unlike most Trainers from Pallet, Ash did not start his journey with Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle, as he arrived late to Professor Oak’s lab to receive his starter Pokemon. Instead, Ash was given the only Pokémon Oak had left to give, a Pikachu that did not enjoy being inside its Poke Ball.

DID YOU KNOW: Animator Masāki Iwane once stated that the series was originally slated for a 1½-year run, which corresponds approximately to the length of the Kanto region saga. Due to its popularity during the run, however, the show was extended and continues to be one of the longest running video game-based anime series.

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