Layout Sketches "Genga/Douga"/ ライチュウ原画・
from Ep. 14 "Electric Shock Showdown" and
Here is a closer look at my layout
sketches from Episode 14, one from the Orange Islands episode "Stage Fight", and four from Diamond and Pearl!
These are original pencil drawings by the
artists, the true art used for the actual episodes! Each sequence came as a bundle, including mouth movements, hand
twitches, etc, andI have scanned the best artwork for you here. Enjoy,
and don't miss the animations! For more art from this classic episode when Raichu first appears: Don't miss my cels and their accompanying art, and the studio reference
Can you tell?
actually made the above face face in the anime - it got scrapped!
Too beady eyed perhaps? Well, seen
below is the face they really used in
(You will notice a pattern of the various colored pages being the
"fixup" sketches for white pages.)
is another face Raichu ACTUALLY makes in the anime! Keep scrolling to
see the face they scrapped.
Here is the scrapped sketch in which
Raichu's face is completely different from
the actual anime.
...but SO cute! You can see Lt. Surge's head was changed too.
I tried to use the unedited drawings which they did NOT use in the
anime, so you can see how it WOULD have looked!
you tell which shot of Surge was actually used in the anime (green
paper or white paper version)?
which of THOSE two Raichus did they actually use?
Now a mega kick!!
bit of Raichu's mouth that is missing is stuck to the paint on the back
of this cel!
Also note as with the cel, Surge's head was drawn on a completely
different paper (so as to animate it moving).
Everything else in this gallery you can see it as it really is, but
this one I had to combine - Surge's bare head-stump is so disturbing!
Ash's hand was re-drawn but not the
stone. Picky picky!
Thunderstone, edited hand, and
Pikachu genga combined. QUIZTIMES: What is missing from the sketch?
Our lucky star...is shining today!
The tables are about to turn.
This is an extremely famous shot of
Look at how much was cut off! Wowza.
In the anime, during this "agility" run around moment, Raichu never
actually turns this far around. I wonder why they scrapped it?
Let's play again - figured out the
pattern by now? Which of THOSE two faces did they actually use?
Animated! There's seperate Pikachu
sketches on seperate pages used to make this work.
All three combined together!
This is about where Pikachu begins
running in the anime-- but he had about 2 more leaps in the sketches.
See the animated genga below for the rest!
Raichu's arms are actually on
seperate pages -- combined here for your viewing pleasure.
Orange Islands, Episode 90:
"Stage Fight! (おどる！ポケモンショーボート！)"!
I had always hoped to get a sketch or cel from this episode about an
adorable Raichu actor with stage fright, and now it joins the ranks!!
Diamond and Pearl
"Camping it up
I own a mere four sketches of Raichu from anything other than Episode
14, and they are from the Diamond and Pearl Episode, "Camping it up",
when Ash is lent a Raichu by the summer school he enrolls in. It is
actually a somewhat historic episode in its own right, at least for
Raichu fans: it is the only time, ever, that Ash has ever battled with
a Raichu as his partner. In this scene, he is trying to bond with the
shy, jumpy Raichu when Monferno starts spitting fire at them.
Note that the poses Raichu and Ash are in will switch from the genga
themselves in two of the sketches. But all four poses are there!
Animated! Man, animating "flailing" was actually quite
Until you come to view these wonders again! See ya!!