Are you excited for the renaissance of the Pokemon Anime /a/?
same studio, diferent team of animator.
OLM team OTA (1997-2006)
OLM team IGUCHI (2006-2009)
OLM team KATO (2010-2012)
OLM team Kamei (2013-2016)
OLM team SAKUGA (SUN/Moon)
the chief animator of Sakuga says he hate pokemon. and that is why he isn't going to make to much effort in the series.
I don't really like or dislike the new look but I do like the character movement in the trailer, I imagine this new design might be easier to animate or something.
Not that it matters since the last time I saw a full episode was when it was on WB and they were in Johto. I kind of wish Johto had ended Ash's story and each subsequent series had a new protagonist.
I don't understand. What makes you think SM is going to be less nothing than XY? XY had a lot going on, compared to other sagas. Why recommend any Pokémon series at all if XY is your definition of literally nothing?
So why watch SM? If the only thing that matters is the season "meaning something" then why watch any Pokémon at all? If XY didn't turn things around SM sure won't.
>XY didn't turn things around SM sure won't.
Yeah i know very well thats true. The thing is i don't watch Pokemon for that. I just watch it for fun. And SM looks exactly like that
They could just give the new MC a Pikaclone then.
Like how Digimon's protagonist always has some sort of fire-type reptile.
Togedemaru and Dendenne aren't cool. Can you imagine one of those fighting a Charizard or a Latios?? It wouldn't work thats why Pikachu will always stay with Ash as the Anime MC
>Kalos Gym Leaders and Champion + Daigo + Four Heavenly Kings + Satoshi + Alan + Team Rocket VS False Zygard
Anyone who watches dubs belongs here even less
If you use dub names you should go back to Gaia, just sayin
Well-animated battles don't excuse the garbage fire that was the writing.
Did Musashi always have just a fat ass?
I don't notice anything. But then, I don't really like Musashi so maybe I'm just not paying attention.
>waaah my self insert didnt win
Satoshi is 10 and acts more mature about losing than you NEETs
Well we know the infinitely better "clone" is gonna be in it.
>All that buildup leading to fucking nothing
Holy shit. I know I shouldn't have expected anything from the Ashime but still holy shit. There's incompetence then there's straight up malice.
The one I'm curious about on all fronts is the failed abomination
>Mistyfags are still salty
Get over it man. Be happy she's not in the show anymore, that way she isn't ruined.
More than she already was anyway
Will Ash be dancing around like this all saga?
For what purpose, though? The XY art-style was good enough as it was.
Best Wishes ratings were dropping and XY's just continued dropping even further. They clearly want to differentiate the show from previous seasons (even though they're too stuck on the status quo to actually change protagonists).
The art style wouldn't stand out that much if it weren't for the Ash redesign.
>Teamed up with Gym leaders and League Champion to save the world
>Ends up in a special needs school
>Using my phrase concerning the lore and spinning to make it seem like I'm shitting on it
This is the first time I've been genuinely engrossed in the backstory of a single Pokemon since fittingly enough Mewtwo.
Frankenstein monsters are my bread and butter and dammit I am hype for this
Togedemaru is a weird localizing decision to me. Seems cumbersome for an English speaker to say. Names like Nyabby and Iwanko seem easier, but they got localized.
At least Mimikyu still works as a pun in English.
Anime Misty is shit anyway. Electric Tale Misty and Game Misty are way superior.
>jobber frog confirmed to be released
>lost the league
>didn't do much in Team Flare arc
>final battle is with Xerosic
>gets the Pidgeot treatment
The reason why it's bombing huge and is on the way to irrelevancy is because of their slavish adherence to the status quo.
Ash should have won and ash should become a pokemon master who wants to not just win leagues but find and discover new pokemon. Become a pokemon hero or whatever.
That would have been a far more interesting path for him.
Hell had this be his last real adventure before he does something else and have a new adventure be about his chad with special guest apperances by chad's baby sister and her pichu.
>Like how Digimon's protagonist always has some sort of fire-type reptile.
Yeah, how's that working out for them? They aren't even called Digimon anymore.
Not saying I agree with it, just saying that's how it is.
It's funny actually, I honestly think SM would've been treated more warmly if Ash won and actually did shit during the Flare arc.
I'm convinced the writers just want to fuck with everyone at this point, and whatever if anything interesting they have planned for SM is going to end up going nowhere like always.
Nah, it'd be the same exactly because Pikachu is Pikachu. Going with Pikaclones like here would be a mistake, but always keeping a Pikachu as part of the main cast would be easy. It could also be an early capture sometimes rather than an outright starter. Or maybe a Pokemon that just "travels" alongside the heroes for a while before officially being caught by a Pokeball. There would be many different ways to handle it for each season.
>Those Digimon designs
And people have the nerve to shit on Pokemon's designs?
>They're not even called Digimon anymore
What kind of stupid idea is that? What are they called now then?
Because Digimon actually ends after fifty episodes and Yu-Gi-Oh! is based on a Jump manga that actually ended (after DB GT, as well), while Pokémon keeps going every weekend forever.
What happened was basically that Konami wanted to keep the card game running after the manga ended since it was so popular, and they wanted an anime on the air to promote it, so since there wasn't any more manga to adapt, they commissioned their own series. Either they weren't allowed to do a direct continuation of the manga with the same characters, or they figured it would be better to just start from scratch to make everything more card game centric, but it's a very unique situation you can't really compare with any other franchise.
>Yokai Watch 2 sold nontrivially more than ORAS
That's a misreport. YW2 sold more in 2015 than ORAS sold in 2015, and that happened because YW2 came out in the summer and ORAS near the end of the year.
ORAS' sales surpassed YW2's sales in early 2016.
This is an Oreimo thread now.
And it starts with best girl.
>I haven't watched/read it since 5Ds.
Last series to be the same continuity.
My point is that it has new protags because the mangaka actually has standards with his work and doesn't want it tarnished, while Pokémon is fun running one show forever and pretending anything too old never happened except when it did.