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    Default Special "Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs" Review Thread

    The 2-part anime special about Ben's debut as a Pokémon Ranger has been dubbed, and can be viewed at: http://www.pokemon.com/us/tv-episodes/watch/

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    As I said in the other thread in the news forum, this site's streaming is extremely bad, to levels it's almost impossible to watch anything there (at least to me)
    I sure hope they air it on TV or release it on DVD sometime cause otherwise I might not be able to watch it...
    Anyway, I wonder why he didn't keep this Pichu for his DP episode

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    Default Re: "Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs" anime special review thread

    I'm still keeping this up.

    At least until Monday.

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    It's good for what it was. I think this would've been better as a 30 minute special instead of two five minute segments. It could've ended the same way, but we would've had more time to get to know Ben and Pichu.

    Didn't the narrator in the original version say that you have to play the game to see what happens? I guess that's too blatant an advertisement for TPCI, even though this didn't air on TV.

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    Default Re: "Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs" anime special review thread

    Well in the original, the game hadn't come out yet

    while ours has been out for a month

    Oh and look, they finally pronounced Raikou correctly

    then again, that was 4kids mistake

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    Default Re: "Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs" anime special review thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Piplup View Post
    As I said in the other thread in the news forum, this site's streaming is extremely bad, to levels it's almost impossible to watch anything there (at least to me)
    It works just fine for me.

    So, glad to see this dubbed! Honestly, I would have prefered this being on DVD as a pre-order bonus, but this will do. ;) Wonder how long they plan on keeping this up? Surely not forever, right?

    Don't really care for using the narrator being used to explain concepts. I understand that it's just a short special, but it's just rather jarring considering how rushed it is. Doesn't really matter since this is more obviously a commercial than the anime tends to be, but it's really too bad this couldn't have been longer. These shorts tying in with the spin-off games are good for what they are and all, but they just show what great potential there is for anime adapatations that actually adapt the entire game. But what can you do? *shrugs* Better than nothing.

    Aw, Ukulele Pichu's adorable. Anyone else find it funny how it just bypasses the whole "attack the Pokémon the villian is using, not the villian themselves" tradition and just blasts that girl?

    Also, not having played the game, are these two Pokémon Pinchers meant to simply being common grunts, or are they two individual characters? I'm assuming the former, but just wondering.

    Raikou's entrance is totally a shout-out to Legend of Thunder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Brother View Post
    It works just fine for me.
    For me it starts immediately (unlike Youtube who loads it and you can wait till it finish loading then watch it all without interruptions) and every second it stops, I have to wait years, then I see few more seconds, then stop again......

    Wonder how long they plan on keeping this up? Surely not forever, right?
    It'll be a little sad if this episode will be lost forever after they get it off the site... I hope they include it as a bonus in the Season 12 DVDs, whenever they decide to release this season... but yeah, I guess it's unlikely

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    Default Re: Special "Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs" Review Thread

    Watched it a few days ago, and it was enjoyable for what it was. Still wished it was the same length as a normal episode and the Mystery Dungeon specials, instead of two 4-5 minute shorts combined to make one, that way we would have gotten to know more about Ben and the Pichu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musashi
    Didn't the narrator in the original version say that you have to play the game to see what happens?
    The special itself doesn't actually say that. Those comments about having to play the games to get the rest of the story came from the live action Pokemon Sunday segment that aired after the special.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Brother
    Also, not having played the game, are these two Pokémon Pinchers meant to simply being common grunts, or are they two individual characters? I'm assuming the former, but just wondering.
    They're just random grunts. They don't have names or anything like that.

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    I hope they include it as a bonus in the Season 12 DVDs
    It'd probably be included on a Season 13 set. Ben didn't show up in Season 12, after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogasu View Post
    It'd probably be included on a Season 13 set. Ben didn't show up in Season 12, after all.
    oops! yeah, I meant Season 13 lol
    Anyway, apparently this episode is also available for watching on the Wii...

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    Default Re: Special "Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs" Review Thread

    What surprised me most about this special (well, after the fact that it was even dubbed in the first place) was the fact that the Eyecatch at the end was left in! Seriously, isn't this the first time the Japanese Eyecatch has been left in the dub?

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    Default Re: Special "Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs" Review Thread

    I've downloaded the video from the site and am pending conversion so that I can upload it to YouTube for you guys.

    EDIT: If TPCi takes it down, feel free to send me a message and I'll send the file to you.

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    Default Re: Special "Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs" Review Thread

    Please don't. That's very illegal.

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    Default Re: Special "Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs" Review Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Musashi View Post
    Please don't. That's very illegal.
    I won't right now. But why is it illegal? If it's freely available from Pokemon.com, why can't it be on YouTube? It's just as illegal as the Pokemon Sunday videos we get, and those are posted right on Bulbanews's main page. Heck, the content on Pokemon Sunday can even be seen as an exclusive for those who get the chance to watch the networks at the time, so that may even be more illegal. The only reason for my posting would be for those who are having issues viewing the episode on Pokemon.com, not for profit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by immewnity View Post
    I won't right now. But why is it illegal? If it's freely available from Pokemon.com, why can't it be on YouTube?
    Because you're taking it without their permission and redistributing it. If they wanted the special on YouTube, they'd put it up there.

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    It's just as illegal as the Pokemon Sunday videos we get, and those are posted right on Bulbanews's main page.
    Those have no commercial value. This special does.

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