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2 years ago#1
I know its popular, but compared to the older releases, has its fanbase dwindled or increased?

In the states Pokemon was extremely popular until Gen. 4, when its popularity dwindled a lot, so I'd like to know how its like in Japan and other countries.
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2 years ago#2
Japan has a really strong following. It appeals to new generations over there, so the fanbase is growing I think...
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2 years ago#3
Let me put it this way; the anime is still ongoing despite it being crud for the past half-decade or so.

That's pretty much a sign of how strong it is in Japan.
2 years ago#4
Sentinel07 posted...
Let me put it this way; the anime is still ongoing despite it being crud since it began.


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2 years ago#5
jakovu posted...
Sentinel07 posted...
Let me put it this way; the anime is still ongoing despite it being crud since it began.


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I wouldn't go that far. It was fun during the Kanto and Johto sagas. But then it started rebooting itself over and over again and became crud.
2 years ago#6
Let me put it this way: the anime is still going, despite the lifespan of television shows based off of video games never lasting anymore than a few years.
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2 years ago#7
Sentinel07 posted...
jakovu posted...
Sentinel07 posted...
Let me put it this way; the anime is still ongoing despite it being crud since it began.


Fix'd


I wouldn't go that far. It was fun during the Kanto and Johto sagas. But then it started rebooting itself over and over again and became crud.


No, it was never good, and it was at its best during Sinnoh
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2 years ago#8
I wonder if the Japanese fandom has its own brand of Genwunners/every Gen after 3 sucks fans too.
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2 years ago#9
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_video_game_franchises

Very.
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2 years ago#10
Rad_Dudesman posted...
Sentinel07 posted...
jakovu posted...
Sentinel07 posted...
Let me put it this way; the anime is still ongoing despite it being crud since it began.


Fix'd


I wouldn't go that far. It was fun during the Kanto and Johto sagas. But then it started rebooting itself over and over again and became crud.


No, it was never good, and it was at its best during Sinnoh


Cool opinion, I myself stopped watching at Sinnoh when I just lost interest.
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