I only just now found the Bulbapedia page. They sure didn't make it easy to find.Originally Posted by Thingamajig257
So...I guess an English version exists? I could barely find any information on the Japanese version, much less the idea of an English version even existing, so I just assumed it was Japanese-only.
*sigh* Guess I'll have to update again.
Honest mistake, none of us ever even dreamt it was there… I don’t blame you.
How is it even possible that a site like "mania.com" can be pushed with stuff like John Loeffer? It’s from 2000 and is put up now in 2009?
Well any interview is a good thing; we get to see more behind the scenes than we knew of and I kinda liked this guy’s work until we got the Karaokémon thing.
Doesn't anyone feel disturbed by the LACK of interviews from being the scenes of Pokemon? Besides the movies'
walkthroughs with Yuyama, and the "one-interview-per-game-release of Junichi Masuda, we don't get much!
I'm thinking that being an Anglophone fan is quite a disability... but there were even more disturbing things back then.
The 4 Kids staff used to take ALL the credit for Pokemon, as if they had animated it or something...
A Poke-fan for over 10 years.
When did they do that? They did more interviews and behind-the-scenes stuff, but they talked about translation and what was going on in Japan (or what they thought/they'd been told was going on anyway, like the infamous "we'll find out soon who Ash's dad is" thing--I really don't doubt that they were told that).
A Poke-fan for over 10 years.
And while he was rambling about how Pokemon caused people to stab each other. He failed (or at least to the point I stopped) to neglect all the wars that occur in the name of a God.
It's just mind boggling and stupid that these religious fanatics think they know what they are talking about.
What's more mind boggling is that people BELIEVE them rather than shoving banana cream pies in their faces like God commanded.
...Bear in mind I have a far different view of God than most people.
I mean, did you *see* the people in the audience? Their eyes were just glazed over. They were allowing themselves to be brainwashed.
I loved that woman who was nodding to his every word. What. An. Idiot.
It did give me a good laugh though
Are you planning on getting the new CD with the new opening as soon as it comes out so you can get the lyrics?
Still... if they didn't know any better and they knew no, or barely any, knowledge of this "mysterious" series, I'm not surprised that they just accepted what he said as fact. Especially since they're at a church and he's a preacher.Originally Posted by ii kanji
(I mean, I'm not justifying what that guy was saying- he was looking way too far into the series or happened to come in contact with people who take Pokemon way to seriously- I'm just saying...)
And if Ash stops people who are stealing Pokemon and trying to take over the world. And yet somehow Ash is still satanic, I mean how does that make sense?
One thing I hate about religious fanatics, is the fact they think they can speak for God themselves.
Religious Fanatic: Oh no the creature has magical powers, it must be the devil, burn it to hell!
And yet no one stops to think that maybe God gave that creature those magical powers. Especially time and time again in the show has always stated that Pokemon aren't evil and only the trainers are. Pokemon are just creatures that live alongside Humans. Even real life creatures could be synonymous with Pokemon. The electric eel for example lives in the water and is capable of shocking its prey with its electrical charge, and yet the Relgious fanatics aren't trying to burn every electric eel, or how about all those animals that have toxins, and can kill you with a single bite.
But the bible says God created all creatures and man. So why should Pokemon be any different? There's no proof that these are evil spirits summoned by evil sorcerers. The Poke ball is simply a highly advanced technological object capable of capturing Pokemon. And yet Churches aren't burning technology, they use projectors, speakers, cameras and so forth.
Seriously it's just so mind boggling that these preachers presume to know everything about a subject and can actually weigh God's opinion on the matter. Geez that should've been a commandment.
Commandment number 11: Do not presume to know what God's opinion is on a subject.
Hey Dogasu, you forgot one of the biggest mistakes in the Diglett episode--when the dam coordinator throws the papers up in the air, not a single one of them comes back down.
Also, are dams a big problem in Japan or something? In Sinnoh we got the episode about the dam that sunk a town, apparently really fast (the school still had stuff in it and all that).
It's not the only time I've seen the story concept of "construction of a dam interferes with the ecosystem" show up in Japanese popular culture. It was part of the plot to the third Gamera movie, Gamera vs. Gaos. (Which I only saw courtesy of "Mystery Science Theater 3000". "Hey, could you get the subplot off the road, please?")
Such a great comparison, and amazingly more in-depth than the original. I had no idea all this "fourth" stuff was a runner throughout the entire episode, and once again, I learned a little more about Japanese culture (ochakuze, "keta ga chigau", the Zero Zero One-derful reference, etc.). I'm a little bummed that you didn't mention any of Musashi-tachi's kabuki sequence, though - I know it was part of your original comparison, but I was hoping to see you expand on it a bit.
Also, I think you're right about the show trying to mislead the viewers into thinking Satoshi-tachi might actually be naked in the hot spring - first time I saw this episode, that's what I thought too (you only see the guys from the waist up, and Kasumi's wearing this strapless thing; what else is it supposed to look like?). It's a good example of what the writing staff of "The Simpsons" would call a "screw-the-audience" joke.
Oh, and hurray for Volume 8 of Pokémon Special! I'm hooked on this series now, ever since I started collecting the reprints in June, and I'm quite pleased to see they'll be going forward with the Gold and Silver saga.