“This is just the beginning of the amazing adventures of Ash and Pikachu.
Their journey is destined to be packed with nonstop action, millions of laughs, heart-pounding perils, and endless excitement. Together, they’ll encounter fantastic friends, evil enemies, and meet creatures beyond their wildest imagination, and as their story unfolds, we’ll unlock the magic and mystery of a most wondrous place.
The incredible world of Pokémon.”
- Narrator, S01EP01, Pokémon - I Choose You!
Pokémon was my very first anime, and it’s the one I still watch on a regular basis. My experience with this show has had its ups and downs. I’ve been there since the 4kids dub, the switch to TPCi, and long onto discovering the Japanese version. I’ve seen the fandom grow to amazing heights, and while the anime hasn’t always made the best decisions, the heart is always there. This show will be a part of me until the episode that concludes with “The End”.
Thank you, Pokémon, for being a part of my childhood.