How popular is the Pokemon XY anime at the moment? How are the TV ratings? How big is it with kids? teens/adults? Do many people still watch it, or are the anime fans/shippers just really vocal about it online?
If you're talking about the west, interest is dying fast. They fucked up with the Hoopa movie and Zygarde's mega has made a lot of people leave the fandom for Yo-Kai Watch and other things.
Pokemon isn't at all popular with little kids here, not when there's Star Wars, Shopkins, Minions, and Descendants to be interested in.
Pokemon in the west is looking pretty grim.
I feel like the games had a resurgence in popularity when X/Y first came out, and then took a slight dip in popularity a year after ORAS was released. I don't think it's dying though.
I feel like the Anime and the TCG are taking a bigger dip in popularity then the games.
Drops in and out of the weekly Top Ten:
Wasn't in the Top Ten in the most recent but the last few things usually fluctuate and drop in and out depending on the week.
The writers should end Ash's story at this point. He has a waifu, he's strong and competent, the show isn't doing well ratings wise, and its the 20th anniversary.
Perfect time to have Ash win the league, enter the Champion league against the Elite 4, end up with Serena as his waifu, disband Team Rocket/Giovanni...and put Ho-oh in Movie 20 or something and we can call it a wrap.
>If you're talking about the west, interest is dying fast. They fucked up with the Hoopa movie and Zygarde's mega has made a lot of people leave the fandom for Yo-Kai Watch and other things.
>Pokemon isn't at all popular with little kids here, not when there's Star Wars, Shopkins, Minions, and Descendants to be interested in.
>Pokemon in the west is looking pretty grim.
Show me the proof of this
>Zygarde's mega is making people leave
>Tfw kids these days hate super robots
They're really weird little figures that you open in a pack, and they're just random items you'd find at like..a department store. These characters are mostly food and appliances, with the occasion of clothes. They also fit on pencils...but are not erasers.
TLDR; They're fucking weird toys.
>Nephew hates the game
>collects cards and buys the walkthrough for the pokedex.
>watches the show
I can see the popularity dropping just because there is a fuck huge number but I doubt it's that bad.
Definitely. Shit like this is not an uncommon occurrence.
Note that Keita and his friends haven't been outright replaced, though, instead you get some episodes focusing on them and some focusing on Inaho. There's such a notable rating difference between these two types of episodes it's very clear a sizable number of fans skip the Inaho ones and just watch the Keita episodes.
Likewise, USApyon is allegedly considered to just be annoying and unappealing by nip kids. It's basically the Zoroark of Yokai Watch, except pushed a lot harder.
Yo-kai is still having twice the vievership of Pokémon.
Last tripokalon didn't ever got a 3,0%. Only a poor 2,7%. And last movie's box office grossings were pretty shit according to Dogasu.
It's still strong in USA though.
I checked 2ch sone days ago...
Naruto got 0,3% that day too. So, don't act soooo fuckin salty because your godly XY&Z got rekt'd in ratings that week because of a shitty soccer match.
>there was a "shitty soccer match" airing at the same time that badly hurt the ratings of other shows sharing its timeslot as well, not just Pokemon
>ignores mentioning it and tries passing it off as any random episode
>not making a blatantly misleading statement
Whatever you say.
Barca vs. Guangzou is shit compared to Barca vs. River.
And faggots getting hyper defensive over a fuckin toddlers' anime aimed at the same fuckin target than Anpanman and Thomas & Friends. Face the reality: your loved pokeani is actually a low-tier anime aimed at babies and preschoolers, just like Anpan-Shit. It's no surprise it gets just slightly above 3,9% ratings.
I guess all this proves is that they can do away with Ash and have a new male lead and it won't make a difference. Just throw in a different pikachu with the next kid with a different personality.
Its time Ash's story was wrapped.
DVD is still the only medium available for a lot of shows and movies that companies are not interested to remaster in HD or release in Blu Ray and it's still a viable way to release shows that are un-remasterable anyway like digital anime of the 2000s that is permanently locked at 480p because all the assets were produced in that resolution.
Also the Japanese people that live in small 1 room apartments and only have laptops to watch their shows also seem to buy DVD only
like some of the random qt girls I have in Facebook for some reason.
>being played by anyone in the west