Should I make the leap to Best Wishes?
by, 1st February 2011 at 07:30 PM (158 Views)
So yeah. This is my first blog post, and I'd thought I'd use it to ask a question that I've been pondering for some time.
Let me explain myself first. I am not, currently, a fan of the Pokémon anime. I was once, but I cannot say I am any more. I watched the original series faithfully. I actually enjoyed the Orange Islands, and I still don't get why people loathe Tracey so much. But some time after Ash fell to Harrison and set out to explore Hoenn alone, I started to lose interest in the anime. I'm really not entirely sure why this happpened; I didn't hate May or Max (I actually thought they brought a lot to the table), and, as far as I could tell, the show wasn't any more or less fillerific than before. I suspect it may have had something to do with the fact that I had begun to play the games more seriously, and therefore didn't need to see an anime devoted to the same things, but I really have no way to be sure. I gave up briefly between Flannery and the Tate/Liza gyms, started watching again right at the infamous "Thunder Armor" Episode (pretty crazy coincidence, I guess), then gave up again when the Championship started to roll around. I saw a handful of DP episodes, but they didn't take. Now the DP arc has concluded and Best Wishes has begun. Judging by the fans' reaction to things like a much lower amount of filler, a new, serious Team Rocket, and likable new characters like Iris and Dent, the series has gotten a bit of a second wind.
So should I renew my interest?
This seems like a pretty trivial issue, and yet it's one that's been nagging me for quite a bit. Believe me, if I could take some sort of pill that would make my interest in the anime grow back to what it once was, I would. I like being able to discuss the anime with people, and watching Best Wishes could provide a chance for me to do that both more easily and more deeply. But is Best Wishes a fresh enough start to appeal to someone like myself; someone who grew bored with the anime, jumped off the wagon, and never regretted it? Will it grow dull, the same way previous series did?
I suppose I am the only one who can really answer this question. But I value the opinions of others, and am curious to know what they think I should do. So, to anyone reading this (all two of you ), let me ask...
is it worth it?
Total Trackbacks 0