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What would this board specifically consider a "good" pokemon anime?

#61Wendys_KitsukePosted 8/18/2014 6:28:27 PM
rojse posted...
Here's what I think a proverbial "good" pokemon anime might contain:

Battling
- Type matchups always matter
- Pokemon stats always matter. Damage is reasonably consistent with a damage calculator using same-level pokemon.
- All pokemon have four move slots only. These moves may change between various battles but it will never have more than four moves.
if someone says "Dodge it!", that means nothing
- Top-tier trainers use legitimate strategies


Main Character
- The main character acts as a stand-in for a young audience, so he needs to explain type matchups and stuff like that to a young viewer, but it doesn't mean he shouldn't understand these matchups before they happen.
- Secondary and ancillary characters get multiple appearances so we can spend more time with them and so they can have characterization.
- The main character can have a Pikachu because Japan loves their mascot pokemon, but please give it some coverage moves and maybe a special electric priority move exclusive to the pikachu line (in future games) to make it a less terrible pokemon competitively.
- Main character is allowed to lose. I actually don't have a problem with a mid-tier pokemon trainer being the MC, it should be okay for MC to lose.
- Any female main character in the anime is treated as a legitimate trainer in their own right, even if they are starting out on their pokemon adventure, and is not there merely to be the obligatory moe girl.

General stuff.
- People at top level make legit six-poke teams. These teams are built with certain strategies in mind and can include gimmicky strategies to allow niche pokemon to be used to fit the "pokemon of the week formula"
- People use TMs to teach their pokemon various moves for different match formats (say, to play a doubles match or a singles match). Players do mainly doubles matches so the lack of switching makes sense.
- Have episodes that legitimately expands the world of pokemon and don't involve battling whatsoever. Maybe MC does some volunteer work at a pokemon centre or daycare, for example.
- The anime could include possible cameos of RL players from, say, Worlds or the like. They use their own team from Worlds too.

All this and more!

Keep the facts and details straight. Hire research assistants and animation editors if needed.
Do not assume that the audience will forget or ignore the something like .. oh say the GS ball. Have the decency to do 1 episode that explained stuff.

If certain episodes have to be banned for network broadcasting, have the decency to put them on DVD/Blue Ray and online so we can watch at our own risk.
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#62Azura20Posted 8/18/2014 7:36:53 PM
rojse posted...
Here's what I think a proverbial "good" pokemon anime might contain:

Battling
- Type matchups always matter
- Pokemon stats always matter. Damage is reasonably consistent with a damage calculator using same-level pokemon.
- All pokemon have four move slots only. These moves may change between various battles but it will never have more than four moves.
if someone says "Dodge it!", that means nothing
- Top-tier trainers use legitimate strategies

Main Character
- The main character acts as a stand-in for a young audience, so he needs to explain type matchups and stuff like that to a young viewer, but it doesn't mean he shouldn't understand these matchups before they happen.
- Secondary and ancillary characters get multiple appearances so we can spend more time with them and so they can have characterization.
- The main character can have a Pikachu because Japan loves their mascot pokemon, but please give it some coverage moves and maybe a special electric priority move exclusive to the pikachu line (in future games) to make it a less terrible pokemon competitively.
- Main character is allowed to lose. I actually don't have a problem with a mid-tier pokemon trainer being the MC, it should be okay for MC to lose.
- Any female main character in the anime is treated as a legitimate trainer in their own right, even if they are starting out on their pokemon adventure, and is not there merely to be the obligatory moe girl.

General stuff.
- People at top level make legit six-poke teams. These teams are built with certain strategies in mind and can include gimmicky strategies to allow niche pokemon to be used to fit the "pokemon of the week formula"
- People use TMs to teach their pokemon various moves for different match formats (say, to play a doubles match or a singles match). Players do mainly doubles matches so the lack of switching makes sense.
- Have episodes that legitimately expands the world of pokemon and don't involve battling whatsoever. Maybe MC does some volunteer work at a pokemon centre or daycare, for example.
- The anime could include possible cameos of RL players from, say, Worlds or the like. They use their own team from Worlds too.


This whole thing, right here... Also, maybe do more stuff along the lines of Origins. As much build up as gold and silver's story has, it almost needs it. Besides, I'd like to see the creation of the 3 dogs animated well. >_>
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#63ShippFFXIPosted 8/18/2014 7:39:05 PM
Gogito4 posted...
Lexifox posted...
I wouldn't change much beyond stopping making characters as one-dimensional and trying to keep things more authentic to the games. The anime is good as is. It's very popular and does its job of selling the games well.

It's basically unpopular with people here, who are all older than the target audience. It's like watching a kid show and then deciding that it needs to be retooled so adults will like it.


An animation can appeal to a more mature crowd at the same time as kids.

Example: Most Disney movies.


Yes, let's compare a, what, 22 minute weekly anime that is almost two decades old to a fully self-contained 90 minute movie by Disney. Those budgets are definitely the same.

Also, throwing in subtle adult humor to huge-production movies that parents are going to take their kids to see is a lot different than expecting it in broadcast anime that airs on a weekly basis.