I don't get it either, most likly Jon Stewart confused another anime with Pokemon.
Could the reference be something like earth is reality and heaven is the virtual reality in which Pokemon takes place?
Of course the only flaw with that is since when does earth give orders to heaven. It should be the other way around.
That's the only thing I can think of but then again the reference could be applied to other things and not Pokemon.
Of course I'm stupid when it comes to these things so mostly ignore me then.
Guys, I think the reference was just made by a couple of guys who have never seen an episode of Pokemon in their lives. Nothing more, nothing less.
Well yeah, but it's still funny because it almost kindasorta fits Platinum. Least that's why I found it funny, because it was like watching a drunk dart thrower hit a bullseye without knowing it.
I also got lost on the obscure reference. But whatever. Jon Stewart is win.
First off, I love the paint edit you did.
Next, I really liked the comparison. Some of those edits were obvious, but I didn't realize how much Erika had been changed, and I wondered what that whole nose part was really about.
Adding the snot was just plain gross.
Dogasu... your Americanized Erika sent me on a lollercopter. I thought I was going to die.
Firstly I’d like to say that the Gameboy will always be special to me. It technically brought to the world into the mobile age so all these cell phones, ipods and PDAs were made possible. So newbies, do show some respect because it were the Red, Green, Blue and Yellow versions that gave you the cell phone that you have in your pocket right now. That’s right Pocket Monsters gave you Pocket gadgets.
I think that ALL of us should start reviewing them and telling you where something should be changed. (Or not be changed!) Let’s get busy! We’ll be providing feedback over the coming months.I'll just want to go through those first 26 Kanto comparisons and touch things up, add a few things here and there (I never got around to providing a translation of the Japanese version of the Rocket-Dan's motto, for example), and make sure everything's in the best shape it can be before heading off to do the next 26 comparisons
Is that a promise? Will the remaining openings (and endings) be compared in the (foreseeable) future?I also plan to do some sort of comparison with the first opening theme, but I'm still trying to figure out how I want to present the information and what all to include.
Will you provide even more info than what you gave in the thread about it in the Poke-Media section?My next update will include information on the manga adaptation of the Arceus movie that was included in the latest issue of CoroCoro Comics.
Ahhh…nice to see a fresh new page on the site let’s get to it!
Yeah, I really like having to go to your name lists to make sure that the thing I am reading about in Japanese is confirmed in English (or American c/o 4kids).
(still haven’t memorized the Japanese names at all…)
Grrrr, why are you so right!? Yes, Kanto did lose ground in the metropolitan areas and yes we did get filler after Fuchsia (Sekichiku)City(the weird Koduck + Pukurin thing and the fact that I don't remeber seeing the city, only just Koga's [Kyo's] Dojo). But still, this episode does entertain far more than let’s say Gardenia searching for her lost ‘mon (no offense, but how do these pathetic Sinnoh losers even become gymleaders?)
Actually, the whole two-part gymbattle thing does really up the whole event. But, we just did a three part Natsume thing (yes I’m counting Shion Town as a part of the three.)
Back in the day, I wouldn’t be in the mood for another drawn-out gymleader thing and that of a measly grass type gym which my lv 42 Lizard (Charmeleon) could devastate in just three attacks. A chuckle came from myside on seeing the gym burn down (I used to joke that it was my Lizard (Charmeleon) who did it actually!)
Yeah, Satoshi getting the badge was really Kanto-ish, so that’s something kiddies today won’t have to fret upon. Satoshi nowadays kicks more tail!
Team Rocket in the game corner? COME ON!!! That gambling casino stuff would have probably got the episode Banned Stateside!???
Paint edits: Not really significant stuff. Just some anti-Kanji-ism.
However I must add that the American version of Erika actually looks more scarier…*shiver*.
BTW nice new avatar. But it will bring up a bit of confusion to new users to whether you are a guy or a gal Dogasu-sensei.
That’s kind of in the same spirit as “I wouldn’t marry you if you were the last guy on Earth!”"I wouldn't let you in if you were the last Pokémon trainer on Earth!"
…or not, … I might be going crazy as well.
But leaving that, didn’t it get to be more shocking to realize that they aren’t letting Satoshi in because the perfume store lady Satoshi just “cussed” is their gymleader? It’s kinda implied (in our own minds) anyhow that Erika must have phoned the gym anyway to stop Satoshi.
Somebody please confirm this, I haven’t seen this episode in Years and am writing all of this from memory, but did the “last trainer on Earth” thing come before or after Satoshi found out the perfume lady was the Tamamushi (Celadon) gymleader.
How is that correct? Aren’t they called Gym leaders in Japanese as well? Or did I just realize that I missed one of the most fundamental namings of the Japanese Pocket Monsters?A few lines later, Satoshi calls the Gym Leader a "Gym Master." Weird. For those of you wondering, Satoshi uses the correct terminology.
Yeah! Nyasu on CAT food… This Poke-world might be Earth after all!
Thanks a million for the stink cocktail’s original ingredients Dogasu!
The dub does sound a lot more stinkier, because plain old nattou and garlic just can’t do THAT!I also thought it was clever how the pokemon Kusaihana kept defeating with its stench (Dogasu, Betobeto) are the very pokemon you wouldn't expect to succumb to bad smell - I mean, Kusaihana stinks so bad that a ball full of toxic gas and a creature that's basically living sludge can't handle its aroma? DAMN.
I previously sounded like James was discussing Dogars stench. Turns out James was talking about Kusaihana. My bad, but still thanks for seeing through my mistake; it has been years since I saw this.
Yeah Nyasu’s nose was funny, but I think the 4th wall reference would probably help American kids finally figure out the weird design of Nyasu’s face.
Banners: Now that’s an expensive edit. Couldn’t they have just repainted over the original banners?
P.S. #1 I will want to know what Team Rocket do with their bazookas in Guren (Cinnabar) gym.
P.S. #2 Satoshi is a jerk. He burned down the gym and stole the badge!
Overall sensei, it was an EXCELLENT comparison!
Rating: (I have to invent a special rating, … so just wait, but this one will be pretty high.)
A Poke-fan for over 10 years.
Brilliant comparison Dogasu, I was actually laughing like a goon in parts!
Kojirou's description of Kusaihana's stench is one of the funniest things I've read in a while.