Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns

Fantasy · 
Drama · 
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Release Date: August 17, 2001

Original name: ミュウツー!我ハココニ在リ

Status: Released

Running time: 1h 3m

Content Rating: G

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The Team Rocket leader, Giovanni, has found Mewtwo in a remote area of the Johto region. As Giovanni tries to re-capture Mewtwo, Ash and his friends are kidnapped by Domino, a new Team Rocket member, while trying to rescue Pikachu from Jessie and James. The Clone Pokemon are also captured and are then used as bait for Mewtwo. The situation then becomes a battle between the wills of Mewtwo and Giovanni; and Mewtwo also tries to discover if it and the clones have a purpose in life, even though they are products of science.

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Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns, released in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Mewtwo! Ware wa Koko ni Ari: MEWTWO SAGA (ポケットモンスター ミュウツー! 我ハココニ在リ MEWTWO SAGA, Poketto Monsutā: Myuutsū! Ware wa Koko ni Ari MEWTWO SAGA, "Pocket Monsters: Mewtwo! I Am Here 'MEWTWO SAGA'"), is a special hour-long episode of the Pokémon anime series, and is a direct sequel to Pokémon: The First Movie. It was first broadcast in Japan on December 30, 2000 and was released on VHS and DVD in Japan on March 21, 2001. It went direct-to-video in Australia on August 17, 2001 then in the United States and Canada on December 4, 2001 and in the UK on February 11, 2002. The events of the specials take place during the fourth season of Pokémon: Johto League Champions. In the American dubbed version, the DVD (but not the VHS) features a second mini-feature in addition to the movie feature named The Uncut Story of Mewtwo’s Origin. This 10-minute segment was originally part of Mewtwo Strikes Back's running length in the Japanese version, but it was cut from the U.S. release of that movie because it was deemed too dark and morose for the film's American "G" rating. The German DVD release also includes the English language track. The Japanese opening song is "OK!" by Rika Matsumoto. The ending song is "To My Best Best Friend" (ぼくのベストフレンドへ, Boku no Besuto Furendo e) by Hiromi Iwasaki, and the English opening song is "Born to Be a Winner" by David Ralfe.
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