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Welcome to Dogasu's Backpack, a fansite for the Japanese franchise Pocket Monsters!  For fifteen years this website has been your guide for the Japanese version of Pokémon and contains content you can't find anywhere else.  Stuff like detailed comparisons between the Japanese version and the English version of the animated series, English-Japanese lists for all pokemon, information on the various manga, a lyrics database, a DVD Guide, and much more!  So whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newbie just getting into Pocket Monsters, this site has something for every fan to enjoy.




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"Lights, Camera, Quacktion"
October 11th, 2017

Dogasu @07:44 JST -- Sorry for being late but here's the new comparison for "Lights, Camera, Quacktion."

"Lights, Camera, Quacktion"

Part of what took me so long to post this is the fact that this episode had a lot of rewrites and is therefore quite long. Hope you enjoy!

This weekend I'll be posting the revamped comparison for "Go West, Young Meowth." Something exciting about this one is that this will be the very last revamp comparison in this #Kanto2017 project; everything else from here on out will be episodes that have never been covered before!

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Ryuji Saikachi, 1928 - 2017
October 3rd, 2017

Dogasu @07:20 JST -- Anime News Network has reported that Ryuichi Saikachi (槐 柳二), a veteran voice actor of 60 years, passed away on September 29th of congestive heart failure. He was 89 years old.

Ryuji Saikachi

Mr. Saikachi appeared in countless TV series and movies during his 60 year career. A small sample of some of his most famous roles include Mister "Rerere" in Tensai Bakabon, the old engineer in Hayao Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky, Dai Kaiou in Dragon Ball Z,
Dr. Ichigaki in Yu Yu Hakusho, and Rafiki in the Japanese dub of The Lion King.

Old Man Gon

In Pocket Monsters, Mr. Saikachi appeared in a 2000 episode of the original Pocket Monsters TV series entitled "Hellgar and Togepi!" as
Old Man Gon (ゴン爺), a Mareep farmer who also trains the titular Hellgar.

I hope you'll join me in wishing condolences to Mr. Saikachi's family. May he rest in peace.

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"Make Room for Gloom"
October 2nd, 2017

Dogasu @ 22:27 JST -- The longest ever April Fool's prank in this site's history continues with a brand new comparison for the episode "Make Room for Gloom."

"Make Room for Gloom"

The episode has approximately eight billion rewrites and some really weird paint edits so there's quite a bit to talk about with this one!

This weeked\nd I'll post the comparison for "Lights, Camera, Quacktion!", an episode all about inter-species romance. Look forward to it!

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Pocket Monsters the Movie "I Choose You!" Blu-ray and DVD release
September 26th, 2017

Dogasu @ 7:50 JST -- Information about the Japanese Blu-ray and DVD release of Pocket Monsters the Movie "I Choose You!" has been announced.

Pocket Monsters the Movie "I Choose You!"

No cover art has been released yet but thanks to Amazon Japan listings we know that three different versions are set to come out on December 20th, 2017;
a DVD release (MSRP 3,980 yen), a standard Blu-ray release (MSRP 4,980 yen), and a "Perfect Limited Edition" Blu-ray release (MSRP 6,480 yen). That last one, according to Animate-Online Shop, includes the HD remaster of the first episode of the original Pocket Monsters TV series, "I Choose You!," as an extra, though it's unclear if this is going to be the 2012 remaster or the 2017 one. Other on-disc extras, which all three releases will have, include:
  • Creditless opening
  • Creditless ending
  • Character model sheets
  • Production artwork
  • Promotional artwork gallery
  • Collection of trailers for the film
Japanese DVDs are Region 2 so if you're in the U.S. or Europe the disc will not normally play in a standard DVD player (but also, it's 2017 and there are a million ways around that). Japanese Blu-rays, on the other hand, are Region A, same as North America, so if you live in the U.S. or Canada you can just pop the Japanese Blu-ray into your Blu-ray player and enjoy the movie no problem.

Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!" is the 20th Pokemon movie and is now playing in Japan. The English dub, titled Pokémon The Movie "I Choose You!" will have a limited theatrical run in the U.S. on November 5th and 6th, 2017.

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"The Pi-Kahuna"
September 24th, 2017

Dogasu @ 15:10 JST -- The second episode to take place in Binnes Seafoam Island is the topic of this week's Kanto2017 comparison, "The Pi-Kahuna."

"The Pi-Kahuna"

Luckily the script isn't so bad, especially compared to the last few episodes, so it's a bit of a short comparison. In other news I made myself sit through a terrible Gary Busey movie while doing research for this one so I hope you all  appreciate the effort being put into these things lol.

Next week I'll have the comparison for "Make Room for Gloom" ready, an episode that features some really strange digital paint edits. Look forward to it!

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"The Evolution Solution"
September 21st, 2017

Dogasu @ 23:28 JST -- I'm finally all caught up! Here's the brand new comparison for "The Evolution Solution."

"The Evolution Solution"

The English dub of this episode is the source of a lot of misinformation that's been cycling around the interwebs all these years so I hope you enjoy reading about all the weird script changes in this one! I'm really excited to hear what you all think about this one in particular.

On Satuday we'll be back to our regularly schedule with the release of "The Pi-Kahuna."

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"Showdown at the Po-ké Corrall"
September 18th, 2017

Dogasu @ 18:15 JST -- Today I have the revamped comparison that was originally scheduled to go up on September 9th, "Showdown at the Po-ké Corrall."

"Showdown at the Po-ké Corral"

I ended up redoing a lot more of this comparison than I had anticipated so I hope you're able to take the time to read through what I've written!

Next up will be the comparison for "The Evolution Solution," an episode I've never covered on this site before! My goal is to have it up within the next few days (I'm very close to being finished with it) so that by the time this Saturday comes around I'll be able to get back on schedule and post the comparison for
"The Pi-Kahuna."

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"Snow Way Out!"
September 16th, 2017

Dogasu @ 17:23 JST -- The revamped comparison for "Snow Way Out" is now available!

"Snow Way Out"

I actually a fairly major discovery about Musashi's mother while redoing this comparison that caused me to have to rewrite large portions of it so I hope you take the time to re-read this one!

I've got two more comparisons to do before I'm all up to date with my Kanto2017 schedule and will do my best to get the revamped version of "Showdown at the Poké-Corral" and a brand new comparison for "The Evolution Solution" up as soon as I can.

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Movie 20 Japanese Box Office Performance, Week Nine
September 14th, 2017

Dogasu @ 7:57 JST -- It took nine weeks but Pocket Monsters the Movie "I Choose You!" has finally fallen out of the Japanese Top Ten.

Dunkirk
The Third Murder
Sekigahara

Since the movie is no longer on the charts none of the entertainment sites I've come across are bothering to report the film's current earnings or even what place it ended up reaching. So, all I can do is report on what the Top Ten looked like for the weekend of September 9th to September 10th:


Rank
Last Week
Title
Distributor
No. of Theaters
Weeks in Theaters
1
NEW
Dunkirk
Warner Bros. Movies
346
1
2
NEW The Third Murder
Toho, Gaga
313
1
3
1 Sekigahara Toho, Asmik-Ace 338
3
4
2 Despicable Me 3 Toho Towa 359
8
5
3 Wonder Woman Warner Bros. Movies 338
3
6
6
High & Low the Movie 2 End of Sky Shochiku 314
4
7
5
 I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Toho 319
7
8
4
Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? Toho 298
4
9
7 Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony Pictures Entertainment 355
5
10
NEW Before We Vanish
Shochiku, Nikkatsu
181
1

Source:  Eiga.com


Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!" is the 20th Pokemon movie and is now playing in Japan. The English dub, titled Pokémon The Movie "I Choose You!" will have a limited theatrical run in the U.S. on November 5th and 6th, 2017.

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"Holiday Hi-Jynx"
September 11th, 2017

Dogasu @ 7:45 JST -- Sorry for the wait! The revamped comparison for "Holiday Hi-Jynx" is now up!

"Holiday Hi-Jynx"

And if you haven't seen it before, be sure to check out the massive image gallery I've made featuring over 180 screenshots showing how Japan edited the original version of the episode to recolor Rougela from black to purple!

Black
Purple

Links to all the galleries can be seen below:

Musashi's Past | Rougela on the Beach | Let's Help Rougela! | En route to Santa's Island A
En route to Santa's Island B | The Rocket-Dan Attacks | Santa's Island | What Really Happened | The End

I know I'm currently two episodes behind schedule so I will do my best to get everything back on track and release both "Snow Way Out!" and "Showdown at the Poké-Corral" as soon as I can.

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