Pokemon the Movie

Pokemon the Movie

I Choose You!

DVD - 2018
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When Ash Ketchum oversleeps on his tenth birthday, he ends up with a stubborn Pikachu instead of the first partner Poǩmon he wanted! But after a rocky start, Ash and Pikachu become close friends and true partners, and when they catch a rare glimpse of the Legendary Poǩmon Ho-Oh in flight, they make plans to seek it out together, guided by the Rainbow Wing it leaves behind. Trainers Verity and Sorrel join Ash on his journey.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, ©2018.
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
digital, optical, stereo, surround, rda
NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Additional Contributors: Warner Home Video (Firm)
Alternative Title: I choose you! [dvd]


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Jun 24, 2019

Written by my 10 year old daughter - "Pokemon The Movie - I Choose You is a movie that shows that friendship is more important than strength. I would rate this 4 and a half out of 5 stars. due to the emotion it brings (I was crying, and I'm 10), I think that kids 7 and up would enjoy this move. In the movie, Ash starts a journey to catch Pokemon and start friendships that will never end. Along the way, a mysterious bird Pokemon drops a legendary rainbow feather. legend has it that the rainbow feather is given to the future rainbow hero. All Ash has to do is climb to the top of Mt. Tensei and place the rainbow feather on rainbow rock to become the rainbow hero. But is it that easy? Watch Ashe as he starts his journey and creates bonds that will last forever."

Nov 10, 2018

Why is there a Marshadow on the back of the DVD?

Jul 27, 2018

Wow! Never knew Pokemon movie would be this entertaining. To imagine little children could learn so many different Pokemon characters and their abilities is shocking to say the least. Gave the movie 5 stars!

Spoilers below!

This movie is a retelling of the first season of Pokemon, done in the modern-style as seen in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Ash and Pikachu retain their voices, along with Delilah/Mom, although Professor Oak is changed. There is also no sign of Gary, nor Brock and Misty, and though present, Ash does not actually meet Team Rocket.

Replacing Brock and Misty are two new trainers. Both of these trainers have interesting backstories and feel very distinct from Brock and Misty, while retaining certain character aspects that do remind one. People drenched in nostalgia might complain about all of the changes, but personally, I am okay with it. Brock and Misty both have jobs being gym leaders, and the two newcomers fulfill the same roles, arguably better I'd add.

Storywise, Ash is on his quest to become a Pokemon master, with three big differences. He is on a mission to find Ho-oh, the legendary pokemon he met on his first day. Along the way, he is out to prove himself to be the kind of trainer worthy of Ho-oh's respect, by being strong, honorable, and kind. Ash faces genuine character growth, and his rivalry with Charmander's former owner is brought out wonderfully. No longer is Ash just a bumbling anime protagonist who wins by the dint of his role, but never a league; Ash is actually likable now.

There are some more cameos and fans of the series will notice a lot of non-familiar pokemon in the area, another smart move since the Pokemon world has dramatically widened since 1997. None of them are too distracting and the other big additions fit well with the plot of the story, save for one, the obligatory new face. His reason for being there is explained, but remains confusing because his actions contradict his supposed purpose. Maybe there is a miss-translation? He honestly feels really out of place.

In the long run, Pokemon I Choose You is a fantastic pokemon movie, possibly the best one in the series (I personally prefer the Third Movie). As an anime movie, it stands strong beside other notable contenders, and when grouped among all other films, it remains a very viable movie. Recommended!

May 31, 2018


Apr 10, 2018

nicer animation and nicer acting Ash than in the original series...

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