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Japanese Episode AG 114: "Maboroshi Jima no Soonano!"
("The Mysterious Island of Sohnano!")
American Episode 385: "Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut?"
Japanese Air Date: February 3rd, 2005
American Air Date: February 4th, 2006
Important Characters: Rokusuke (Roderick)
Important Places: The Mysterious Island (Mirage Island)
While on the beach one day, our heroes see Shuu training with his pokemon. Haruka's rival has already gotten the five ribbons necessary to compete in the Grand Festival and informs Haruka that the upcoming contest in Kinagi Town will be her last chance to earn a ribbon before the big event. Haruka challenges Shuu to a practice battle to show him how much she's grown, but they are interrupted by an attack from the Rocket-Dan. Using a high-powered vacuum, the Rocket-Dan's Koiking sub sucks up Satoshi and the others, cramming everyone into the cockpit of the sub. In the confusion, Masato accidentally presses a button that activates the sub's turbo boosters, causing the sub to rocket through the sea at blinding speeds! The sub eventually crash lands on The Mysterious Island, an island surrounded by whirlpools that make traveling there by conventional means impossible. There, Haruka and Shuu get separated from the group and meet up with a man named Rokusuke. As they walk along a river, Shuu and Haruka get swept into the rapids and appear to be in real trouble! Luckily, a group of Sohnano appear and rescue the young Coordinators before taking them to the cave where they keep all of their Chiira no Mi (Liechi Berry). The Rocket-Dan eventually see these berries and decide to take them for themselves, so they use another vacuum machine to steal them. Haruka and Shuu, who are later joined up by Satoshi and the others, put a stop to their plans when they join forces with the Sohnano to send them blasting off. Now that everyone has reunited, Rokusuke offers to take our heroes back to land so that they can continue on their quest to Kinagi Town.
Well, this episode also wasn't all that bad. Now I never made it to the Mysterious Island when I played through my copy of Ruby since the old man in Kinagi Town never saw it, so it's neat to see the island represented in the anime. It's odd that Rokusuke is able to go to and from the island so easily since it does sort of diminish the mysteriousness of the place, but I guess the anime producers couldn't think of a better way to get everyone off the island at the end.
There isn't much to report on the dub side of things. I wasn't really digging Roderick's wannabe pirate accent, but the rest was good.
Cut--4 seconds altogether
Two seconds are trimmed from the opening shot of the episode.
Then, two seconds are removed from the episode's title screen.
When Nyasu pulls out that big laser gun thing at the end of the episode, the sound of the gun being cocked is muted out of the dub.
Three seconds are trimmed from the shot after Kids' WB!'s final commercial break.
And the TO BE CONTINUED... screen is shortened by two seconds.
Also, Takeshi narrates the Next Episode Preview in Japan, probably because the next episode is a love-themed one.
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