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Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi

Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003) Movie Poster
Japan / USA  •    •  81m  •    •  Directed by: Kunihiko Yuyama, Eric Stuart.  •  Starring: Veronica Taylor, Eric Stuart, Madeleine Blaustein, Rachael Lillis, Amy Birnbaum, Wayne Grayson, Megan Hollingshead, Kerry Williams, Ikue Ôtani, Katsuyuki Konishi, Andrew Paull, Mike Pollock, Kayzie Rogers.  •  Music by: Shinji Miyazaki.
A magician attempts to use the power of the Millennium Comet to awaken the legendary Pokémon Groudon.

Review:

Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003)
Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003)
Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003)
Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003)
Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003)
Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003)
Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003)
Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003)
Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003)
Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003)
Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003)
Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [06]: Adobansu Jenerêshon: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirâchi (2003)
I love Jirachi's story. No spoiler intended but it is certainly a selfless story. What amazes me most is Jirachi's personality. It is probably thousands of years old according to the animated feature since it awakens every one thousand years to absorb the Millennium Comet's energy but it is still so pure, playful and childlike like a newborn baby. It would be kind of exciting if it wakes up berserk and wreck havoc though but thankfully it didn't, I prefer it this way!

Max is one of the protagonist and his friendship with Jirachi is pure and innocent too. Too bad that the Millennium Comet plot passes rather fast, seven days in about or less than one hour of screen time... I would prefer the creators of this animated feature prolong the plot and make it more meaningful but that's just me. Moments are short in Jirachi: Wish Maker (2003) but it is still sweet and enriching!

Lessons that can be learned from this animated feature are quite straightforward but what's weird is that no one else seems to know about the Jirachi except The Great Butler and his other half. Wouldn't people from all over the Pokémon world go look for Jirachi? It should be a big thing. I also find the lullaby scenes awkward or uncomfortable most likely due to the performance of the voice casts (English dub) but that's probably also just me.

In brief, Jirachi: Wish Maker (2003) is sweet, selfless and enriching. It is about lifelong friendships, a little of love and a lot about life. It also have hidden messages such as what science backlash can do and the negative effects of certain obsessions. Therefore, I think this is one of the nicest Pokémon films out there, what about you?


Review by Rosalyn Lim from the Internet Movie Database.