Pokemon Anime rant.
by, 22nd August 2013 at 04:51 PM (1104 Views)
I feel like throwing a rant, so please enjoy this crying,bitching and whining that what you're gonna see...
This is regarding entries like this [url=http://cheezburger.com/53884417#comments]Best Wishes Series Finale and X & Y Anime Teaser! - Cheezburger[/url] on Pokémemes section of the site Memebase.
It fuckin' amazes me.
I love the Pokémon franchise. Since I learned about it I always enjoyed it, wanted to experience it and learn about it as much as possible. You can tell, right? Otherwise why would I be right here and right now, throwing a rant on some Pokémon franchise forum... But the franchise has grown so big nowadays, that there are sides, whole sections of the same franchise coming from different mediums, the more common ones being Pokémon Games, Pokémon Mangas and Pokémon Anime. As always, given the popular demand the content has expanded. So when a product, a chunk of new content comes up, does it mean it should be treated as permanent part of this "franchise"? IT DOES FUCKING NOT. Nobody should be careless about that. The parts can be flawed, they can be rotten, perturbed and nothing should be regarded as ever perfect or ever qualifying to be good just because the original franchise is good. And just please, if you care about yourself and/or care about others, have the courage to put it away. Do not pretend it's alright. Not when it has a history of defying you, like the Pokémon Anime which is such a wretched product. Product which is a goddamned [I]POISON[/I] within the franchise, and yet nobody wants to get rid of it, out of love for the whole. But let's not be heartless. I given the Anime a chance. I given it multiple chances. When I saw Ash lose against Ritchie in the Indigo League, I was amazed! I honestly thought that the Pokémon Anime writers made a good move...not knowing that this will be the case for Ash [I]every[/I] time in the upcoming future. And I watched it all eagerly. Not realising, that Ash had given up all of his Pokémon for some reason when he entered Johto. Chikorita has somehow gained more usefulness than Charizard, Primeape, Lapras or Muk...but we were alright with that, most of us, was. [I]I[/I] was. It was cute, it was funny, and it made us admire the new Pokémon. A perfect way to keep people watching, especially those who like cuteness and funny moments. I payed no mind. Then the anime finally approached the Johto League again after an astounding number of journeys, won battles, Pokémon catched and trained. With our hero, who was [U]finally[/U] deserving to win, although surprisedly not the League he lost at but somehow all his goal became Johto. Not Kanto, not his home country, not the one he lost initially, but Johto, somehow became more important. Well, whatever right? Johto had it's cool sides too... So the main event starts, continues, then finishes and ends. It was spectacular, it could be said. The writers cashed in a looot of views. I remember that they even made special cartridges with those episodes so you could watch them on Gameboy Advanced. But the result, wasn't exactly great. Even though I liked Ash losing against Harrison, I thought this will teach him something, but overall it still ended pretty shaky, especially for Ash, who couldn't get far in the League even after 271 episodes of Anime. However what has stricken me, was that most people felt that Ash is great. They said, "dude that fight where Charizard beaten a Blastoise, was so amazing" I reacted like, really? You think that something that could never fairly happen in the game, a fire pokemon bluntly beating a water pokemon, through some bs-physics, and factors taken out of the ass, was amazing? It really rubbed me the wrong way. But of course I wouldn't sound my opinion, since it's pointless to argue about something like that. I wouldn't even be able to argue with every person who watched the anime that this was a bad moment, I thought. Later, I realized that I should. I fucking should have. I should have tried the seemingly impossible so it would maybe worked, because the things have gotten even worse. I didn't take any measure, being just overwhelmed by the situation. The anime continued, unsurprisingly, Ash has again taken the same route, he leaves all of his old pokémon, just to keep some new ones, and use those "baby stage" Pokémon, even though he had lost using those Pokemon in Johto and Kanto Leagues...It's like he never even had that experience before. But it goes on, nobody seems to care and [SIZE=6]Treecko really is Ash's strongest Pokémon after 339 episodes of the Anime[/SIZE]. It was a fact back then. This fallacy goes on. Why. Why are the people still watching it and still paying no mind like I did, to the awfulness that is being given to them? Do they possibly like the fact that Anime turns the values honed in the games over 180 degrees, and disappoints you in a steady, continuous process? The anime nowadays has gotten even worse. Although you would think, that Ash fighting with baby pokemon was bad in Hoenn, it goes even worse, to the point where he cannot win against Trip,a trainer who has just started his journey and just received his first pokemon, Ash goes and whoop, "I guess my Pikachu isn't strong enough yet to deal with this pokemon", but that, coherent-wise to the game was still ok since Grass is superior against Electric (Even though that same Snivy, later evolved into Serperior and lost to Ash's Pikachu) , Ash and his crew do crimes, crimes I say, against the rules set in the games, a Pignite beating a Samurott WITH ONE FIRE ATTACK, Iris's Dragonite, defeats a well trained Beartic and Mamoswine, by guess fucking what, taking their Ice attacks head on ._. I won't even elaborate on the subject of doing the absolute impossible, like Pikachu dodging Swift, or beating Marowak with a thundershock...but it all makes CLEAR that the anime is bad, the level of it's professionalism is hightly RETARDED, and [B]NO WRITER BATS A FUCKING EYEBROW WHEN MAKING THIS PIECE OF SHIT[/B]. They don't have to. The anime is good ONLY for the eyecandy, voice acting, comic reliefs and flashy animation. Ergo, nothing that real Pokémon gamer would like, if he likes the games. It's poison. It's the worst thing that is out there, you can quote me on that. But why are the writers still accepted? Why is this poisonous anime still going, and still has quite a lot of fans? Because, and I won't question the intelligence of the audience, I will assume they are reasonable people, but their love to the franchise is too high. Therefore they will always give the Pokémon Anime a chance, even when it pulls the worst, disgusting, unspeakable stunt. They still pay no mind. Let it be, it's still Pokémon.
Wrong. That is not Pokémon. That shit defies everything that Pokémon is. Everything that the game and mangas show us is inverted in Anime. So how can you still call it Pokémon??? Because it has the sticker with such label on it? I hope not. I hope, you're not idiots. I hope you are doing it because you actually are still giving this thing a chance, out of your compassion. But this is not the way people. [U]We will never win[/U]. It will never stop. The anime will be shit, exactly because there are still people saying oh look, a new episode, I bet it has something good in it. The anime will be shit. Because that's what the writers need. That's all they need. That's all they care about. To have some audience, who still watches this filth, after they throw in some new faces, make some flashy fights, make Ash win his irrelevant battles in a superb manner. If you will once, once in your life make that mistake and tolerate that, you will by that show them that they succeeded and they will keep doing what they do.
If you have read what I wrote so far then you will watch this video as well. It would really help you understand why "half measures" are bad.
The full measure, is stopping watching Pokémon Anime completely, and making everybody else realise that they shouldn't watch it, if they want it to be any good. A hard and seemingly tedious goal, but I know,and some of you too know, that it's the only way the anime is ever going to to become better. When the writer will see that nobody wants to watch it anymore, because it's wrong, it's badly written and it crushes all that we, the Pokemon franchise fans love. Am I right? Or not? If you're a fellow fan like me ask yourself that.