Type: TV Series
Plot Synopsis: The anime revolves around Ash Ketchum (Jap.: Satoshi), a young boy on a journey to become the greatest Pokémon master ever. His first Pokémon is a Pikachu, a small electric mouse Pokémon. Throughout the seasons, Ash makes many friends, fellow Pokémon trainers: Misty (Kasumi), Brock (Takeshi), May (Haruka), and Dawn (Hikari).
The whole Pokémon master thing is pretty cool, but there's not too much of a continuing storyline. It seems to be more like a typical American TV show, where there are mini synopsises throughout the series instead of a long-running plot. Ash becoming a master is sort of a long running plot, but something more detailed would be better.
So diverse! The one thing I don't like is that they gave them all American names. I mean, I realize the anime is somewhat geared towards little kids, and little kids would have a tough time pronouncing names like Takeshi and Satoshi. I always prefer original names, though.
The art is so cute! Well animated (espeically considering the series started in 1998), well drawn, and all around good.
Voice Acting/Music: 5/10
You know, I kind of hate some of the voices in this anime... Ash's voice is nice, so is Misty's. Brock's was cool until around the Diamond/Pearl era when he sounded like he had awkwardly and suddenly gone through puberty. Dawn's just... sucked, and May's sucked too, just not as hard.
The voice I love? Pikachu. They kept his original Japanese voice ^_^ I like some of the music. The only theme song I liked was the very first one (I wanna be the very best, like no one ever waaas... DUN DUN DUN).
One of my fave anime! Good for pretty much any age, I know fans from ages 5 to 35. Even my dad kind of likes it xD I've been a fan since around age 5, and still am at thirteen <3