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  • Actors: Unshô Ishizuka, Rica Matsumoto, Ikue Ôtani, Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Iizuka
  • Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Masamitsu Hidaka
  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Viz Media
  • DVD Release Date: November 12, 2002
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005QAQC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,205 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Ash and his friends depart for the Orange Islands! While the may leave some old friends behind and meet new friends, Ash and Pikachu continue their wild adventures on Ash's quest to become a Pokemon Master! Contains four volumes, 12 episodes on one disc for $24.98. That's four hours of Pokemon -- a great value!!

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These 12 episodes from the second broadcast season (nos. 228-239 in the overall continuity) help to bridge the events of the first season, which took aspiring trainer Ash Ketcham from his Pallet Town home to the Pokémon League championships, and the later "Johto Journeys" story line. Professor Oak sends Ash, Misty, and Brock to the Orange Islands to collect a mysterious Pokéball found by fellow researcher Professor Ivy. When they reach her lab, Brock decides to stay with the Professor and her three female assistants. Ash and Misty are soon joined by Tracey, a "Pokémon Watcher" in training who sketches. After the perpetually amorous Brock, he makes a rather bland companion. Although the archipelago boasts a string of gyms, Ash wins only one badge, the Coral Eye.

There's little sense of a narrative thread to these stories as the characters wander aimlessly from island to island. They escape the snares of the inept Team Rocket (Jessy, James, and Meowth), who stalk them in a submarine disguised as a giant Magicarp. In the weird "Stage Fright," a traveling troupe uses Pokémon as puppets, but Kay is having trouble with her Raichu: she can't get it to follow when she recites "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." (They don't consider the possibility that Raichu, like generations of English students, may be bored by the poem.) The Pokémon craze peaked long ago, but the series remains a harmless, if repetitious diversion for smaller children. (Suitable for all ages: minor cartoon violence) --Charles Solomon

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The Joy of Pokemon - Ash and company meet a super tough Nurse Joy who aids Pokemon on small islands.
J. Nickerson
I remember watching this show on tv and it's just so nostalgic that I had to buy the DVD collection and now I can watch it as many times as I want!
Otaku
And for those of you who are Pokemon fans, I think that this disc contains the best of the Orange League episodes.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By J. Nickerson on December 4, 2002
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After a year long delay, the first of the three Orange Islands DVDs has finally been released! Pokemon fans know the Orange Island series as a short 33 episode "bridge" between the Indigo Pokemon League (the Red and Blue games) and the Johto League (based on the Gold and Silver games). Some regard the Orange League episodes as the best of the series, as this was the only series that was not based on the video games, so the writers were given more creative freedom about what they could have the characters do.
In a nutshell, Ash, Misty and Brock arrive on the Orange Islands to retrieve a mysterious Pokeball for Professor Oak. While Ash and Misty decide to go off and explore the islands, Brock stays behind to assist Prof. Ivy. Ash and Misty soon meet up with Tracey, a Pokemon Watcher who likes to sketch Pokemon and people. He travels with them, which turns out to be a good idea, since he is familiar with the entire Orange Island chain. As they explore and discover new Pokemon, Ash is also competing in the Orange League (what a shocker, huh?)
This DVD contains 12 episodes:
-Pallet Party Panic - Picking up right where the Indigo League left off, Pallet Town is throwing a party for Ash, but some uninvited guests stir up trouble...
-A Scare in the Air - Traveling to the Orange Islands by blimp sounds like a good idea, but with Team Rocket piloting, you know trouble's coming.
-Pokeball Peril - Arriving on the Orange Islands, Ash and company meet the beautiful Professor Ivy, who possesses a strange Pokeball.
-The Lost Lapras - Ash and Misty meet up with Tracey, and they try to help a injured Lapras to find its family.
-Fit To Be Tide - Ash faces off with his first Gym Leader, but finds the Orange League a lot different to what he's used to...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "chuchino" on October 2, 2001
Well, as a HUGE Tracey-fan, I'm SO going to but this when it comes out. Although I'm torn netween "Hurray, they aren't ripping us off by charging us $30 for three episodes!" and "Ugh, do they have something against the Orange Islands or WHAT?!" for shoving all those episodes on one CD. Still, I love Tracey, so I will buy it, and it's better value than $100 for Tenchi Muyo, which only has 10 episodes. Of COURSE I'm going to buy this, because for ONCE, Pokemon has a genuinely original series - it's not directly lifted from the game, like "Pokemon", "Pokemon Johto Journies" and "Johto League Champions". The characters have more depth - Mateo and his glass-working stuff for example. And Tracey - supposedly Brock's replacement - has a much calmer demeanor and helps along with the romantical development between Ash and Misty, whereas Brock's constant girl-chasing tended to quash the whole thing. I would suggest any Pokemon fan to buy this, as it shows an important part of Ash's quest to become a Master.
And if not, there's a couple of good Roketto-Dan centred episodes, and of course, the delectable, sexy-as-all-heck Kenji (Tracey) to keep you drooling.
Dewa mataaaaaaa!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "lionheart4" on August 16, 2003
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I bought this DVD back when it first came out but I'm only now getting around to reviewing it. Anyway, after wondering why they skipped the Orange Islands when putting out the DVDs they FINALLY came out with this..a TWELVE episode disc! Compared with the other Pokemon DVDs which have like 3 episodes (probably why I never bought any of those) at the same price so this is a truly awesome deal. The Orange Islands are my favorite episodes in the whole Pokemon series. I just wish there were more eps, like a full season. The atmosphere is just so lighthearted and fun..guess that tropical climate really helps. I don't really like Tracey but it's okay cuz he mostly feels like a background character who's just along for the ride. Which means that most of the focus is on Ash and Misty with plenty of Pokeshippy moments! My only complaint...would it KILL them to add some special features?? Over all, it's a great buy for any Pokemon fan and even if you're not and say you're looking to get this for your kid, it's MUCH more enjoyable and easier to sit through than say the boring Johto Journies eps. Thanks for readin!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Paul Parkerson on December 18, 2001
The Orange League episodes are great! You get to see Ash learn and grow more with his pokemon - plus you really get to see how his training in the first season helps him succeed and be a champ in this season! A lot of people don't like the fact that Brock was replaced by Tracy , but Tracy was a great character for the Orange League episodes. And considering that Brock was a rock-type trainer and the majority of the episodes had the characters in watery surroundings , the swith only made sense. But I am glad that he's back in the Johto Journeys!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 13, 2003
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Many people say that the Orange Islands episodes were bad. I, however, am certainly not one of them. I honestly think that they were among the best episodes overall: since they are not based on anything concrete (the way the Indigo and Johto League episodes were based on the GameBoy games), the writers were given much more creative license, and they used it with great success. I applaud Nintendo and 4Kids for taking this step since I love these episodes so much. For you out there who are reading this because you aren't sure whether or not to buy this DVD, I say take the chance. If you like Pokemon in general, this should not disappoint. I will concede that some of these episodes were not that wonderful, but the several really great episodes on this disc serve to balance the few that are not. If you already know that you don't like the Orange League episodes, then you probably should not even be reading this in the first place. And for those of you who are Pokemon fans, I think that this disc contains the best of the Orange League episodes.
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