ABC Film Challenge – Animation – I – I Choose You (2017)
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Writer: Shoji Yonemura, Takeshi Shudo (Screenplay)
Starring: (Voice Talents) Sarah Natochenny, Unsho Ishizuka, Rica Matsumoto, Megumi Hayashibara
Plot: Ash Ketchum from Pallet Town is 10 years old today. This means he is now old enough to become a Pokémon Trainer. Ash dreams big about the adventures he will experience after receiving his first Pokémon from Professor Oak.
Runtime: 1 Hour 38 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: I Choose You! Starts when Ash Ketchum hits the age where he can get his first Pokémon. Finding himself being late to make the decision, being left with one option a Pikachu that doesn’t like humans.
When Ash and Pikachu finally become friends, Ash is well underway on his journey. Getting caught up in the middle of the chase for the legendary Entei. This will lead Ash down a different path than the show gave us. Where he meets new friends and finds himself caught up in a different nightmare world. Where his love for Pokémon might be the only thing that saves him.
Thoughts on I Choose You!
I Choose You! Is a different idea about the starting adventure of Ash Ketchum. Where we get to see the early journey with the reluctant Pikachu, before diving into a new series of events. With new friends, but the same Pokémon on Ash’s team, the Butterfree and Charmander series. Moving into the bigger battle meeting the generation two legendaries. Ho’Oh, Entei, Raikou and Suicune to understand the legend of the rainbow wing.
This will get more fans of the different generations to get behind the film, instead of only focusing on one generation. Keeping the bond between Ash and Pikachu at the front of the story we are thrown into. This will keep the Pokémon fans happy, will playing along with the emotions we are thrown through, we a hardest hitting arcs around the Pokémon that Ash catches on his journey.
Final Thoughts – I Choose You! Is a welcome addition to the Pokémon world.