The Birth of Mewtwo: Episode I (The Phantom Mew)

Sakaki: Pocket Monsters the Radio Drama: The Birth of Mewtwo, Episode #1.

Sakaki: (Narrating as sounds of falling stars and explosions are heard) Space...never ending space. When did space begin? Nothing is known in Space...never ending space. When did space begin? Nothing is known in detail. However, once upon a time, at the ends of space, in the galactic system...in one of the solar galaxies, a creature was born...it evolved...humans were born...and again, another time a new creature was born. More than a hundred species of this new creature was born, and eventually people called these mysterious creatures pocket monsters, or pokemon for short.
--The pokemon did not stop at a hundred kinds. As time went on, new pokemon were found one after the other. (Music starts)

Announcer1: Today we, the military government, has intercepted communication waves from a pokemon discovery ship. 1011, about 200 nautical miles away from the open sea of Twin Island, I have met an unidentified pokemon. I am certain that this is the legendary Hakuryu. (Music ends)

Sakaki: (Narrating) There are many discoveries which have been left in history...

Announcer2: (Communicating through a radio) Oh, I just regret not letting others see this figure! Gyarados..Gyarados is right here in front of my eyes! We've heard that it's an atrocious pokemon, and as expected it looks very fierce. Oh..it's coming this way...Augh! Don't be so serious Gyarados! (Attacks woman and then there is an explosion)

Sakaki : (Narrating) The discoveries themselves were pretty hard at times. But people did not stop there...

Announcer3: A news flash just came in. There was an important announcement from the Pokemon academic circle. Unbelievably, the oldest pokemon in the world has been discovered. Its name is Kabutops, and it is said to have retained its original form since two million years ago.

Kaputops: Kapu~tops! Kapu~tops! Kapu~tops! (Sounds of a crowd are heard in the background)

Crowd: Wow! It's for real!

Man: Find more pokemon!

Woman: New ones... (Sakaki stops tape)

Sakaki: (Narrating) Humans around the world were in a fever to find more rare, and newer pokemon. (Playing music from "Rocket Gang Forever") And in any era, those who were at the top of the pokemon craze was our beloved illegal hunting and smuggling pokemon organization, the Rocket Gang.

--Now, let me tell you this before hand...my name is Sakaki. However, my true identity is as the current boss of the Rocket Gang. Right here and now, there is a record of the Rocket Gang's most important and critical happening. (Music stops plays a film)

--Twenty years ago on an afternoon, this story began with Rocket Gang member Miyamoto's report. Now, the Rocket Gang leader at the time was a very beautiful person, very...the previous leader was a very beautiful woman. (Pauses) My mother was such a beautiful mom. Anyway, a report tape was given to my mother.

Miyamoto: Boss, please listen to this tape.

Woman Boss: All right, Miyamoto, oh, Miyamoto-chan. "Making good money these days?"

Miyamoto: (This is the Rocket Gang password,) "Here and there, Boss!" This is the Rocket Gang password. Anyway, please listen to the tape. (Sounds of pokemon are heard)

Woman Boss: What is this? Hey, will this tape make money?

Miyamoto: (Stops tape) No, no. This is not for sale. This recording was taken in a South American jungle with our splendid Rocket Gang high sensitivity microphones.

Woman Boss: Wait. How much are those microphones?

Miyamoto: (Falls down in embaressment) Um, they were 50% off at a close out sale.

Woman Boss: You couldn't bargain a bit more?

Miyamoto: Aw, that's the best I could do. Anyway, what is recorded was this sound.

Woman Boss: So what is it?

Miyamoto: If one asks this and that.( the first line of the Team Rocket motto) (Speaks quickly) In a jungle where we can't catch sight of pokemon so easily, we record their voices and though the analysis of that, we can determine the direction they are in and their location. (Pauses, then took a breathe) This method is low budget and will save us a bit of money.

Woman Boss: I would bring it down a little more, those microphones to 60%.

Miyamoto: I'm sorry to say, but even at 50% off they're high sensitivity microphones. Various pokemon voices had been nicely recorded. Please listen to them. Can you hear anything? (Plays tape with pokemon voices)

Woman Boss: What?

Miyamoto: First, we'll eliminate the sounds of the wind, trees and rivers, in other words nature sounds. (Pushes button)
--Oh my, how interesting. Then, we'll eliminate the voices of bird and insect pokemon that are usually in jungles. (Pushes button twice)
--Oh my, how interesting

Woman Boss: What a waste. If you're going to erase it, you didn't have to record it.

Miyamoto: Be quiet and listen. Please listen to it. (Presses button and music is heard)

Woman Boss: What's that?

Miyamoto: It's a kind of "country music" native to that area. A long, long time ago...people say that among the mountain sand-lakes, a phantom pokemon lived.

Woman Boss: Hmm..and then what?

Miyamoto: Yes. Once a year, people say that the phantom pokemon appears with the rising of the sun.

Woman Boss: Hmm...and then what?

Miyamoto: This pokemon is the world's most rarest and perhaps is strong, kind, and brave. It's a pokemon to be thankful for because it watches over all of us.

Woman Boss: Sounds perfect.

Miyamoto: People say this folk song is in honor of that pokemon.

Woman Boss:: I wonder if it'll sell if we make a CD out of it...

Miyamoto: Making profit is what we're going to be talking about now. I, Miyamoto-chan, have targeted this phantom pokemon and have waited for years. (Sniffs) Even when I had my cute beloved little girl. I didn't leave that place, living alone like a long distance commute.

Woman Boss: Children cost so much money, don't they? My little brat boy at home is horrible!

Sakaki: Hmph!

Miyamoto: Hehe...well, before my daughter became a prodigal girl, I had already given her up to be a foster child

. Woman Boss: That's good intentions.

Miyamoto: Yes, well my life is one: profit, two: economize, no three or four and five: pokemon!

Woman Boss: You're the ideal image of the Rocket Gang.

Miyamoto: Please keep listening. I'll go on and eliminate even the folksong. (Pushes button which ends the country music)

--Hello? Can you hear it?

Woman Boss: Hello? I can't hear it.

Miyamoto: Let's raise the volume. (Turning the knob)

Mew: (Small cry) Mew...Mew.

Woman Boss: Mm, mm?

Mew: (Small cry) Mew.

Woman Boss: That's strange.

Miyamoto: (Stops recorder) It's a voice no one has ever recorded. But the sound waves are definitely those of a pokemon.

Woman Boss: That means...

Miyamoto: After all, the phantom pokemon exists! The people of this area call this phantom pokemon, Mew.

Woman Boss: Mew?

Miyamoto: Mew's crying went from the South American forest and disappeared towards the mountains next to it. If we catch it, we'll make a fortune! Strike while the iron is hot, evil must run! Talks of profit go like the super express bullet trains. So go----------! (Miyamoto "runs" to South America)

Sakaki: (Narrating) The boss of the Rocket Gang at the time, in other words, my mother, sent a three-person unit led by Miyamoto who recorded Mew's voice to South America. However, it is said that not one of them has ever returned.

Miyamoto: (Wind blows in the Andes Mountains) So anyway... (Speaks to radio audience) Hi everyone! I am Miyamoto-chan! This is the peak of the highest mountain in this South American mountain range. Now please look to your right. It is right before dawn, and is free~zing cold. It should be summer, but the mountains offer only blizzards. But it's all right, I, Miyamoto-chan will give my best! (Sighs, while Miyamoto speaks to herself) I wonder how many years it's been since then though...
--I've become separated from the other Rocket Gang members, the only one accompanying me is the picture of my daughter whom I left behind as a small child. (Cries) But even if I'm like this, I'm going to wait. I'm going to keep on waiting. Yes, I'm waiting for Mew. Maybe I can see Mew if I wait here at this mountain peak. I believed such a legend. A phantom pokemon will definitely make money. I'm going to make money, I promise you that!
(Blizzard stops) --Huh? The blizzard..it stopped...Oh...it's sunrise...The sun is rising! The whole mountain is gleaming silver. It's just like a mountain of coins! Now, that feels good!
--That's...

Mew: Me~w...

Miyamoto: You're...you're Mew!

Mew: Me~w...

Miyamoto: My, you look sooo gentle. So you're Mew. Oh, hey look...look at this picture. This is my daughter, and her name is Musashi. Isn't she cute?

Mew: Mew.

Miyamoto: Yeah...oh hey, will you let me capture you? Please? Preschool, kindergarten...children cost money. (Blizzard starts again) Huh? Where are you going? Huh?! You're leaving? Hey you! Wait up. I won't let you do that. Once I hear talk of profits, I'm not going let this chance go! (Mew flies away, as the blizzard returns) Huh? Where are you going?
--(Avalanche sound is heard from a distance) What? This feels bad! What? I'm going to fall? After all?! AUGH! (Avalanche crashes on Miyamoto)

Mew: Mew.

Sakaki: Well, it was eighteen years after that incident when the secret of the phantom pokemon was revealed to us again.

CAST: (Family name for each voice actor is shown in all caps)
Woman Boss: The Rocket Gang Woman Boss. TSURU Hiromi
Miyamoto: Miyamoto. HYOUMA Yumi
Mew: Mew. YAMADERA Kouichi
Announcers: Announcers. ITOU Itou Kentarou, HIGASHI Saori, KONISHI Katsuyuki
Sakaki: ...and Sakaki. SUZUOKI Hirotaka
~has brought this [radio drama] to you.

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