No, it's just a coincidence. He was banned for not kissing pkfan132
I have to ask, not that I care, but did PokeMaster's "no homo" comment violate the "no sexual orientation discussion" rule thus the ban?
Because that seems a bit...extreme.
Originally Posted by Reila Not really the same character per se, since each incarnation of The Doctor has a distinct personality, appearance, traits, etc.
The only difference is that Ash has to drain the life force of his companions in order to stay young and take a new form.
Hey, can I add something?
This might sound a little stupid but I think that the reason no one finds it odd that series like Naruto have lasted for years with the same main character is because they have the name of the main character in the title of the series. I mean, no one can expect anyone else to be the lead in a show whose name itself is 'Naruto' right?
Now if they would have just renamed the Pokemon anime as Pokemon: The journeys of Ash Ketchum or simply the 'Ash Ketchum Series' it would have made much more sense. Otherwise people are going to expect them to change the leading protagonists like Digimon or Beyblade did.
I am Ash's fan though so I'd rather he stayed. But I guess it wouldn't matter to just let him win a league once in a while.
[QUOTE=The Fighting Misty;bt301456]Serena being a waifu can only go so far.[/QUOTE]
Originally Posted by Goodra Well that explains a lot Serena being a waifu can only go so far.
Originally Posted by Jabberwocky Not really the same character per se, since each incarnation of The Doctor has a distinct personality, appearance, traits, etc.
Well that explains a lot
[QUOTE=Contrary;bt301447]Now kiss, you two.[/QUOTE]
[s] Inb4 someone makes a gay joke. [/s]
*mutters something about the fact they've had 435783 doctors solely to annoy Jibblets*
No TV show should follow the same main character for 20 years, its disturbing.
Originally Posted by Pokémon Master Ash Pokemon Fan 132 is awesome as always. Now kiss, you two.
Pokemon Fan 132 is awesome as always.
I watched the first three episodes, then I stopped. Dunno why. :|
Fake edit: Oh right, now I remember. It was because the fandom was consistently trashing XY (the games) and I got tired of reading pointless complains all the time, so I left the forum for a few weeks. Anyway, I need to watch the rest of the episodes, the show seems to be great so far.
I don't really see how Brock's presence made AG and DP feel more like continuations of the original series than BW and now XY do. He wasn't the main focus of those series. Ash was, so I don't quite get how that works. I also don't think that the idea of a show following the same main character for twenty years is disturbing. I can understand not liking it, but I don't think that there's anything disturbing about it. There are other shows that have gone on just about as long, and in some cases even longer, than Pokemon with the same main leads, so it isn't anything new. Personally, I didn't mind that they didn't try to go for a conclusion in DP, but I also was aware that this was more of a never-ending journey kind of deal well before that series started too. I just try to go into Pokemon for fun and to relax, so I actually like that it keeps going with Ash as the lead.
As for XY, I haven't seen much of anything past the dub for the first two episodes, but it looks and sounds fun from what I've heard about it, so I'd check more of it out just to see if you can get more enjoyment out of the series by watching it instead of animated gifs.
Originally Posted by Garren There are plenty of anime that last quite awhile though like Pokemon does, it isn't a unique phenomenon.
Like Naruto, One Piece, Detective Conan, all those shows have been running for quite a long time with no real end in sight. True but this anime has on going story which is filled with continuity building on its story forward. Maintain connections to past and previous events or characters which left impact on protagonists and plot adding to strength and consistency of story, have their protagoinists go forward building on their story, characterization and interest being treated like one consistent following and dont replace or abandon its characters like trash remaining fresh because of new designs, changes in their life which affect them with add of new twists and plots allowing to stay fun in different, more grown up light heading to new directions growing and investing more in their personality, background and dreams making it feel like their effort and struggles they went through will lead them somewhere in end..
Which has its viewers become attached to their characters feeling like they are growing with them through course of anime.
Which is why i don't approve personally direction in which writers are taking this show taking away from consistent story, continuity and more substantial development of characters reaching in end nothing but bunch of unfunished, underdeveloped and never to be seen again companions which could offer much more if returned refreshed, updated abnd imroved through new exciting storylines and ways to see build up of their lifes and plots. Which is what is happening now until pokemon reach 50th + or so random new companion overcrowding place so much that it would be impossible to show them together even for finale.
Along with its main story and protagonist(Ash) being stuck in loop hole of never growing forward and taking his story further such as expanding on master career, break new grounds beside just winning leasgue and staying faithful to experience and maturity he experienced in previous sagas with this varying from region to region. We have yet to see how will XY saga handle this from start to end.
Looking at bigger picture pokemon anime became one giant mess with destroyed following, bunch of wasted and never used to full potential companions like they never martered or were present in series universe, inconsistent and shallow plot which never gets anywhere.
Of course im too attached to pokemon as part of my childhood to let it go sticking with it until it ends, but still actions from those which run this anime disappoints me.I would lie if i said that they don't.
@Garren; I'm not sure if this is true, but I heard that Naruto is ending sometime next year.
[QUOTE=Garren;bt301434]Not yet, but close enough. They've both been on for over 10 years, that's long enough to draw the same complaints though. I'll give they're better at moving characters towards their goals, but there's still no guarantee they'll be a solid conclusion anytime soon.[/QUOTE]
True: very true. Detective Conan in particular was a good example I never thought about before, so props to you for bringing that up. :thumbup:
Not yet, but close enough. They've both been on for over 10 years, that's long enough to draw the same complaints though. I'll give they're better at moving characters towards their goals, but there's still no guarantee they'll be a solid conclusion anytime soon.
[QUOTE=Garren;bt301431]There are plenty of anime that last quite awhile though like Pokemon does, it isn't a unique phenomenon.
Like Naruto, One Piece, Detective Conan, all those shows have been running for quite a long time with no real end in sight.[/QUOTE]
On Detective Conan/Case Closed, I agree, but the other two haven't been on as long as Pokemon has...have they? :confused:
[QUOTE=Trainer Gabriel;bt301430]I would say that Ash's character in XY is on par with his DP character, maybe even a little [I]better[/I] when you consider that it's the beginning of a new series.[/QUOTE]
I'm like the 0.01% who was never fond of his DP character to start with (as a trainer, that's an entirely different story-- best incarnation of Ash in that respect, I admit), but I'll second you and agree I find his XY character better so far too: at least there is a balance between his more serious and comedic sides like his AG character, so at least all of us can find a middle ground with him, which I find oddly nice and refreshing. :thumbup:
Why don't you just like quit watching the show then? I mean if it's that much of a struggle for you, just don't watch it then? And you can still keep track of how it's going through websites to see if you'll possibly wish to watch it again.[/QUOTE]
Nah: if I did, then there would be no one here who likes to speak up for those who don't find arcs like DP to be spectacular or well written. I gotta speak my mind so that we don't go back to an arc like that again, personally. xD.