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The XY anime trailers are giving me DP vibes

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by , 24th August 2013 at 09:21 PM (2724 Views)
I'm not the only one who noticed this, but those few trailers of the XY anime remind me a lot of the DP series for some reason. I'm getting the same feeling now as I did back in 2006 when the initial Sinnoh 3-parter aired in Japan.

Honestly the only reason anyone liked DP is because it showcased the pinnacle of Ash's journey as a trainer and battler. Good rivals like Paul and evil villains like Pokehunter J added to that. Ash cannot be a rookie anymore with a terrible pokemon team, and that's why Best Wishes was disliked by a lot of people.

I don't even care who Ash's travel companions are next gen, just as long as Ash himself is at the height of his ability as a trainer and battler again, it should be good.

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  1. Jdog1020's Avatar
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    This says my thoughts exactly. I hope we don't get another Best Wishes scenario.
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  2. Reila's Avatar
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    If XY is like DP, but without contests to make it overly and unnecessarily long and with a bit more of humor, it have the potential to be almost perfect. I do care about the new companions, though, a poor choice of companion characters could ruin the series to me.
  3. The Outrage's Avatar
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    Looks like someone's having trouble letting go of their relationship. I know you want to try and rekindle things, thinking they'll be the same as before, but it won't. The anime has hurt you, and you made the right choice to leave it. It's time for both of you to move on.
  4. SatoHaruFan2248's Avatar
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    Even though it might look like the DP 3-parter, I don't expect Dawn to return but maybe Brock will return. I hope either Serena or Shauna joins Ash. I don't think Dawn is coming back.
  5. Team Gaara's Avatar
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    XY being like DP would be perfect. We can all just forget BW ever happened if they make Ash like his DP self.
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  6. Bubble Frog's Avatar
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    I'm hoping XY isn't like DP, unfortunately XY looks to be the return of idiot Rockets 24/7. Other than that I don't see a whole lot of similarities to DP in the slightest, yet again seeing a few Bulbagarderners suggesting that the anime go back to the DP formula and not try anything new. Because the anime should have the balls to try new things instead of sticking to the usual, monotonous stale as crap mold it set out as in DP. Flat out thinking the anime should go without major changes and stick to its "safe" predictable route of doing things and thinking the validity of those who are against that is less than zero. The main reason I enjoyed BW was because it tried new things, going back to pwetty pwetty Contest, Idiot Rockets, two-dimensional rivals, vomit-inducing Pokemon personalities, dead weight characters and horribly stale characterization to the point of cringing wouldn't be my cup of tea.
    Updated 24th August 2013 at 11:11 PM by Bubble Frog
  7. Pokémon Master Ash's Avatar
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    The only good parts of the DP anime in my eyes were really: 1) Ash's growth and climax as a trainer, and 2) the Ash vs. Paul rivalry.

    Brock? Absolutely terrible. At his worst point here.
    Team Rocket? See Brock. Annoying beyond belief and obnoxious.
    Dawn? Okay: at least she was much, much better than Brock and TRio.

    If XY is DP 2.0, personally, I'm out of here. Back to the games and manga for me.

    Then again, XY won't be dragging Brock around like deadweight. Then again, Team Rocket's kindergarten show is still going to be there. Hmmm....decisions, decisions.
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  8. The Fighting Misty's Avatar
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    At this point I highly suspect the XY anime will be like DP, only without contests or Brock.

    Its too early to figure out what the next girl will be like or do though. Although at this point I doubt I will care either way, my fandom for the female leads in the anime ended a number of years ago.
  9. The Outrage's Avatar
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    Oh no, you're back in the denial phase. Now, not only do you think your relationship would go back to the golden days, but that it would be better. You need to stop this, you're only going to hurt yourself and everyone around you. The anime is abusive. It draws you in, making you think like your relationship is going somewhere, but all it wants to do is to possess you. It doesn't care about your needs. It only wants to own you as a viewer.

    The anime is only trying to tempt you, make itself look like its doing better. Sure, it may be fun again at first, but you'll just be hurt again with poor character development and dropped plots.
  10. The Outrage's Avatar
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    That and I hear the anime targets preschoolers. What a pedophile.
  11. Bubble Frog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Outrage
    That and I hear the anime targets preschoolers. What a pedophile.
    There's a lovely fanfic your should read on May~
  12. Winterdaze's Avatar
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    god forbid that the XY anime should actually be it's own thing and not a retread
  13. The Fighting Misty's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterdaze
    god forbid that the XY anime should actually be it's own thing and not a retread
    The entire anime is a retread. You could pretty much say DP was a retread of AG, it used an almost identical set-up just with better rivals/villains.
  14. Phoenixphlare's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterdaze
    god forbid that the XY anime should actually be it's own thing and not a retread
    Define thing? If having a competent Ash counts DP's thing, it needs to fucking share.
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  15. Bubble Frog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fighting Misty
    The entire anime is a retread. You could pretty much say DP was a retread of AG, it used an almost identical set-up just with better rivals/villains.
    That's the point I try to make with Bulbagarden, AG tried something new and had an all new formula to it to the most part and people got "comfy" with it because it got "refined" in DP, thus BW actually trying something new yielded a bunch of controversy. The thing about Pokemon anime is it isn't deep to begin with, the writers trying new things in BW is a sign of NOT BEING LAZY because they're actually going the extra mile and having the balls to give it a different go instead of copy and pasting DP's stale as old candy corn trash onto it.
  16. Trainer Gabriel's Avatar
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    I'm not seeing how it could be like DP or anything, just judging by trailers. This could be a good thing for me if it is, but I honestly just don't see how trailers show what a series could potentially be like.

    Well, good to see you still around, Scott/Gliscor'd/The Fighting Misty. I hope you don't leave the forums during XY.
  17. The Fighting Misty's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer Gabriel
    I'm not seeing how it could be like DP or anything, just judging by trailers. This could be a good thing for me if it is, but I honestly just don't see how trailers show what a series could potentially be like.

    Well, good to see you still around, Scott/Gliscor'd/The Fighting Misty. I hope you don't leave the forums during XY.
    Not sure if I'll be watching XY though. If I must confess, I think I've only watched around 35 episodes of BW as a whole, from various points in the saga. Even though I lingered on the forums, I really did keep my word and pretty much stopped watching when DP ended.

    I'm only planning to get into the show again if XY is really good. If not, meh.
  18. Reila's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotpika
    yet again seeing a few Bulbagarderners suggesting that the anime go back to the DP formula and not try anything new.
    People suggest it because DP was good, Gotpika. Well, at least in regards of how battles, Satoshi's team and evolutions were handled in that saga. Whenever I say that I want XY to be like DP, I am specifically referring to the aforementioned aspects of the show, these which were completely ruined in Best Wishes. Battles were lame, Satoshi's team was a mess and the evolutions made no sense, who should have evolved didn't and Roggenrola of all things, did. I do like when they try new things and that is actually easily noticeable, after all I am praying for Pansy being one of the main characters in XY and that would be something totally new to the show. I agree with some of the things you said about DP, by the way and I also agree that Best Wishes was enjoyable to watch (to some extent... and only up to the episode 84) because the writers introduced new concepts to the show, like the various rivals and the tournaments.

    I suppose you wasn't necessarily directed to me, but since I am a Bulbagardener that is suggesting a new saga similar to DP in some aspects, I thought I should post this.
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  19. Trainer Gabriel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fighting Misty
    Not sure if I'll be watching XY though. If I must confess, I think I've only watched around 35 episodes of BW as a whole, from various points in the saga. Even though I lingered on the forums, I really did keep my word and pretty much stopped watching when DP ended.

    I'm only planning to get into the show again if XY is really good. If not, meh.
    Yikes! Only a fraction of it, eh?

    Well, in that case, glad to know you're still hanging around the Pokémon community.
  20. Pokémon Master Ash's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=The Fighting Misty;bt292902]The entire anime is a retread. You could pretty much say DP was a retread of AG, it used an almost identical set-up just with better rivals/villains.[/QUOTE]
    Yup, you nailed it.

    Aside from Hunter J and the Don Battle Tournaments...yeah, pretty much nothing new since AG. Super Contests in DP were just to match up with the game counterparts and an attempt to refine the Contests from AG, when they were pretty much the same thing. The gym battles have all been the same since Johto for the most part. So yeah, for the most part, you're correct.
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