Anime and Manga started out humbly as a Western mimic of American Comic strips, which thus became the novels we understand as Manga. Pretty soon, technology evolved, anime followed, evolving from short graphic novels to serialized TV shows, movies, games, and music. As anime caught on in the rest of the world people started to observe a bit more, about this silent genre by the land of the rising sun. Through the years there were outstanding Anime which have caught the eye of everybody, lover or not.


The franchise started out as a humble video game based on the hobbyist pleasures of video game developer Satoshi Tajiri. Tajiri liked to collect insects as a child and he implemented that into a game. With the help of famous video game creator Shigeru Miyamoto the mind behind such hits as Mario and Zelda. From 1998 American kids were head over heals with Pokemon Red and Blue (or at Japan Red and Green) which enabled players to accumulate and train different verities of creatures called Pocket Monsters. Since that time, the game has been adapted into a string, which became a smash hit in American markets. Soon kids all over the country we’re collecting not only games, but toys, trading and battle cards, and novels. Card tournaments were big and the rules were simple to understand. Children would struggle officially or simply in the home.

When the TV series was started in 1997 it became extremely popular, kids loved it! Nintendo’s stock was soaring off the charts but soon the series would find it self in hot water. Originally made as a one shot series that would conclude with the main character Ash Ketchum (Satoshi at Japan) triumphing in the Pokemon League. However the runaway success

On December 16, 1997 approximately 6:00 P.M. (18:30) Japanese moment the incident known roughly as Electric Soldier Porygon aired in Japan with untoward effects. Though hindsight reveals there was considerably hysteria associated with the events, the episode remains engrained. The seizures caused from this incident were parodied from The Simpsons at the episode”Thirty Minutes over Tokyo” and South Park from the event”Chinpokomon” After the episode that the series went to four-month hiatus for retooling. In addition further attempts were made by broadcasters to ensure something like this wouldn’t happen again. Even though super animes stays the most notorious of the prohibited episodes, it would not be the final.

The episode Beauty and the Beach (Holiday in Archipelago), was initially banned due to the idea of a bathing package contest, along with the character James, cross-dressing in an inflatable bikini with exaggerated sized breasts, as well as an offensive tune called”The Way To Being the Worst.” The Legend of Dratini was prohibited due to its heavy gun-violence and weapon related hazard. The episode”that a Scare in the Air” was altered to”Spirits from the Sky” (Though it must be noted that episodes were animated well before 911).

Holiday Hi-Jynx has been pulled due to accusations of racism linked to the character Jynx. The Bicker the Better is prohibited in Aruba, Greece, Italy, France, and United Kingdom, probably because of some mature content of the incident.

Regardless of the controversy it’s confronted over the years you can not keep a show down. Now it’s lasted for over 500 episodes and has spawn 14 feature films and shorts, making it the longest running animated series based on a video game . If you need any additional proof that the series remains a worldwide occurrence consider the fact Pokemon Black & White sold 1 Million Units in 1 .