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Masaaki Iwane: Pokémon anime originally slated for 18-month run

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  • Saturday, September 23, 2006

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  • [url=//bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Masaaki_Iwane:_Pok%C3%A9mon_anime_originally_slated_for_18-month_run] Masaaki Iwane: Pokémon anime originally slated for 18-month run[/url]
  • <a href="//bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Masaaki_Iwane:_Pok%C3%A9mon_anime_originally_slated_for_18-month_run"> Masaaki Iwane: Pokémon anime originally slated for 18-month run</a>

Pokémon animation director Masaaki Iwane (岩根雅明) has stated on a discussion board on his site that the original run for the Pokémon animated television series was 1½ years, partly in response to a poster's musings on the seemingly unaging lead character.

Masaaki Iwane, September 19, 2006, 8:53:33PM (JST)

そもそもポケモンが始まる時に一年半の予定と聞いて「長げー!!」と正直驚いた事を思い出しました。結果的に一年半やる作品は珍しくないかも知れませんが、最初からその予定というのにビックリしたわけです……
I remember that originally, when Pokémon started, I was truly surprised to hear that it was planned for a one and a half year run. Series that end up running for a year and a half may not be uncommon, but to have such a plan from the very beginning - that was what amazed me...