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    Default BW053 "Over the Rainbow! Maracacchi Musical!!" Review Thread

    Over the Rainbow! Maracacchi Musical!!

    As the gang continue on their journey, they run across three Maracacchi who are practicing for a Pokemon Musical. But one of them has trouble mastering a jump. Can Satoshi and friends help?

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    Default Re: BW053 "Over the Rainbow! Maracacchi Musical!!" Review Thread

    Well that was... really unexciting. ._.
    Classic CoTD needs help, encounters a wild pokemon and gains his pokemon's trust. Cool.

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    Well, this episode was certainly interesting looking, if eventually unexciting. Here's my thoughts (by the way, I was only able to half watch this episode as I had our new puppy running around me while it was on so feel free to correct me).

    - Man, poor Dredear. What a lousy animated debut, just appearing on a poster and then quickly towards the end.
    - This episode pretty much proves why Triple Battles will never catch on in the anime. There's just too much too going on, and I can't comprehend the idea that the Pokemon involved have to remain in their position.
    - Was... was that girl on stage singing Best Wishes? I find it funny to see Satoshi commenting on a song that's normally sang by Rica Matsumoto.
    - I'm getting really sick of Pendror being made the Ringuma of Best Wishes. There are other forest Pokemon you can use writers.
    - You just know that, if Takeshi had been around, we'd have got him singing Takeshi's Paradise on stage at some point.
    - Another ending scene at sunset! Really writers, for three episodes in a row?
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    - You just know that, if Takeshi had been around, we'd have got him singing Takeshi's Paradise on stage at some point.
    Forgot to mention this. Yes! I thought this too. So Iris fills the time instead with Kibago on a drum.

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    Default Re: BW053 "Over the Rainbow! Maracacchi Musical!!" Review Thread

    Well, that was....At least the cactus Pokemon were cute. Yes, they were very, very cute. And, uh...Stuff happened, and it was very...neat.

    Eugh. To be honest, I fell asleep. It wasn't a very interesting episode. But the Pokemon really did make the episode liveable. The humans bored me.

    "Playing around?" Wrong.

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    Great episode. Exciting and interesting and I'm glad to see the Pokemon being cute near the start, especially Oshawott, Pansage and Axew. Nice to see Iris stalled for time, but she had no chance at winning that with her Axew just banging on the drum and Iris dancing.

    The girls singing the best wishes theme was...unexpected and weird to me.

    Nice to see Emolga helped out the Maractus and all in all, great episode.
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    It... was better than it had any business being, really. Unexciting concept executed well. Made for a watchable, if not exactly outstanding, episode.

    Quote Originally Posted by WatcherMark View Post
    - You just know that, if Takeshi had been around, we'd have got him singing Takeshi's Paradise on stage at some point.
    This variant was funnier, though.

    (also, with the risk of sounding like Scott here, the core plot of this episode was pretty durn similar to "Kireihana's Battle Dancing")
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    Default Re: BW053 "Over the Rainbow! Maracacchi Musical!!" Review Thread

    Well that was... Mediocre. Although to be fair, I had KeyHole stuffed into the corner of the screen while I did more interesting things. Kibago was kind of cute. Mijumaru's voice sounded kind of off to me tonight, or maybe I'm just too used to Oshawott.

    The only thing I really came away with this episode was wonderibg how the hell DuArt are going to dub that bit. Will they make it some random, meaningless song like with Barry in the Twinleaf Festival?

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    Default Re: BW053 "Over the Rainbow! Maracacchi Musical!!" Review Thread

    I'm not really thrilled by this ep, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WatcherMark View Post
    - Another ending scene at sunset! Really writers, for three episodes in a row?
    They love their sunsets. It's 1 of their main fetish.

    I've yet to watch this episode. Will respond again on the show itself.
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    Default Re: BW053 "Over the Rainbow! Maracacchi Musical!!" Review Thread

    THis episode had cute moments but...not really amazing *shrug*

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    So the Musical ep was mediocre as expected, didn't we all figure this out the moment the ep was announced?

    I swear, its like the writers purposely sabotage all the sidequests from the games like the Pokeathlon and Musical so they wouldn't become a replacement for Contests.
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    Default Re: BW053 "Over the Rainbow! Maracacchi Musical!!" Review Thread

    At the very least, this episode introduced triple battles. It was a shame that it didn't go on for too long, but whatever.

    I also liked the part where Axew was playing around with the maracas. He accidentally threw them at Oshawott and Pansage, which provoked a fight between the two pokemon.

    Everything else about this episode was mediocre.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliscor'd View Post
    I swear, its like the writers purposely sabotage all the sidequests from the games like the Pokeathlon and Musical so they wouldn't become a replacement for Contests.
    Or they didn't wish to make the Pokemon Musical concept stretch out over the course of the saga.

    Musicals are the exact same thing from start to finish, unlike contests in the games or in the anime.

    The Musical Hall was situated in Nimbasa City only in the games. Contest Halls were all over the Hoenn region in Ruby and Sapphire.
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    Default Re: BW053 "Over the Rainbow! Maracacchi Musical!!" Review Thread

    I just wonder, are the writers forced to give at least one ep from each new aspect of the games? The Musical could have been left with that small scene it had in the Battle Twins episode, instead they have to make an entire ep out of it.

    I guess this really proves that no matter what happens in the anime, there will probably never be any other sidequest that gets as much screentime as Contests ever did. The Pokeathlon was a bust, the Musical was a bust, the Pokemon Ranger stuff just gets one or two eps each time, the Battle Frontier of Johto/Sinnoh was skipped.

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    Just watch this episode and... it was tolerable. Not the best kind of story I would go flamboyant at or say it was a great episode. Then again, most of BW's episodes so far has only stayed at the borderline good area.

    I liked the part where Pansage and Pikachu started brawling, bringing Oshawott with them, along with the rest of the Pokemon screen time. 1st episode to show Triple Battle and they just ended halfway. Would have been really exciting for it to continue, especially with Snivy retaliating the Pin Missiles with Vine Whip.

    The smaller Maractus could have been given a bit of experiences on handling its fear of heights if Ash brought out Tranquil and have the cactus ride on it. Instead, it just rushed things too quickly here from the trainer's sudden tantrum scaring the Maractus away to having yet another Scolipede appearance. *shrugs confusingly*
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