Every story has an outcome. After 26 years, more than 1,200 episodes and 23 movies, the adventures of Ash Ketchum and Pikachu as protagonists of Pokemon came to an end with the broadcast of the episode “The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!” this Friday March 24 on Japanese television.
The phenomenon was born with the game Pocket Monsterscreated by Satoshi Tajiri and developed by Game Freak, which was released for Nintendo’s Game Boy in February 1996. The multi-billion dollar multimedia franchise has inspired numerous video games, manga, light novels, a Trading Card Game, tons of merchandise, and of course, the long-running anime from studio OLM, Inc.
First broadcast on April 1, 1997, the anime followed the adventures of an impetuous young trainer named Ash Ketchum who, in the company of his inseparable companion Pikachu, leaves Pallet Town with the goal of becoming a Pokémon Master. The series would quickly captivate the Mexican public with its premiere on June 14, 1999 on open television, and soon reached the rest of the Latin countries through Cartoon Network.
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Without going into great detail, the series symbolically ends by replacing the iconic tagline “This story will continue…” with “Next time… A new beginning!” And it is that the journey of Ash and Pikachu will continue off screen. However, fans will now have new protagonists in the anime with the series. pokemon horizonswhich will begin airing on April 14 in Japan.
This is how fans have reacted to the end of the anime Pokemon through social networks:
The final episodes of Pokemon Ultimate Journeys They will arrive later this 2023 on Netflix in Latin America.