|List of Anime Television Series:|
|Japanese name:||Pocket Monsters|
|Dates:||April 1, 1997-December 16, 1997; April 16, 1998-November 14, 2002|
|Broadcast time:||Tuesday, 18:30-19:00 (6:30-7:00 pm)|
|Number of episodes:||275|
|Animation Studio:||OLM (Oriental Light & Magic)|
|Production Company:||Nintendo, TV Tokyo, Shogakukan|
|Broadcaster:||TV Tokyo (TX)|
|Creator(s):||Tajiri Satoru and Ishihara Tsunekazu (video game)|
|Series Director:||Kunihiko Yuyama (general), Hidaka Masamitsu (1-158)|
|Episode Director(s):||Toshiaki Suzuki, Osamu Inoue, Yuji Asada|
|Producer(s):||Keisuke Iwata, Makiko Iwata, Susumu Matsuyama, Takayuki Yanagisawa, Mikihiko Fukasawa, Takemoto Mori|
|Planning:||Takeshi Shudo (series composition), Keisuke Iwaata, Takashi Kawaguchi, Masakazu Kubo|
|Storyboard(s):||Kunihiko Yuyama, Toshiaki Suzuki, Yuji Asada|
|Writer(s):||Takeshi Shudo, Atsuhiro Tomioka|
|Art Director:||Katsuyoshi Kanemura|
|Art Design:||Norimichi Yoshino (color), Tatsue Ozeki (color)|
|Character Designer(s):||Sayuri Ichiishi, Tokuhiro Matsubara (guest), Toshiya Yamada (guest)|
|Animator(s):||Yoichi Kotabe (supervisor), Toshiya Yamada (chief director), Hiroshi Sakai (director), Sayuri Ichiishi (director), Munekatsu Fujita (director), Akihiro Tamagawa (director)|
|Sound:||Masafumi Mima (director)|
|Genre(s):||comedy, adventure, science fiction, creatures, sports(martial arts), children, video game adaptation|
The show went from popular to notorious when about 800 children had epileptic fits triggered by a strobing special effect in December 1997. The event led to more stringent regulations for television anime effects. Despite the uproar the show resumed broadcasting in April 1998.
This series has been continued by Pocket Monsters: Advanced Generation.
To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Pocket Monsters go to the Chronology of Animation.
|Note on finding copies of programs:||
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.
Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.
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|Last update: January 19, 2012
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