This is more of a rant, but I would like to see the Pokémon anime release on DVD and Blu-ray with both the English and Japanese openings, endings, and audio tracks. Viz media currently only releases the episodes with the English dub and openings. I don't mind it as much in the early episodes, but lately the show has gone down hill. The openings seem uninteresting, like they were made as quick and cheap as possible in order to get them out for the anime, and most of the time the voice acting can seem lazy and dull, like they aren't trying all that hard, especially with the side characters. It seems like stuff happens in the episodes for no other reason than to just happen. This is more of a complaint about the anime as a whole, not just the English dub, but when ever a large cast of characters get together, like during the Pokémon League, it seems that characters just run off for stupid reasons, only for the sake of getting them off screen so they won't have to speak. Maybe the Japanese voice acting and dialog is good enough to justify this and make it sound realistic, but the English track sure doesn't. Most of the anime Viz releases has both the English and Japanese subs, dubs, openings and endings, but for some reason not for Pokémon. I would like to go back and re-watch the Original series with the Japanese openings and endings. I actually look forward to new openings and endings in Japan, and I only look forward to the openings in America only because I hope that they might finally make one that is somewhat interesting. They don't even have a legit ending! I understand the need for the English dub because the anime is targeted to little kids and is shown on Cartoon Network on Saturday mornings, but the DVDs could at least include these features as extras, and it probably wouldn't cost them a whole lot of money, since they probably have the footage anyway.
Example of Release:
Pokémon: Indigo League - Complete Season One
Includes all 81 Episodes of the Original Series of Pokémon in Original Japanese order and includes missing or skipped episodes, also in original Japanese Order
English and Japanese Dub Track
English and Japanese Subtitles
Option to play episodes with either English or Japanese Opening
Option to play episodes with either English or Japanese Ending
Professor Oak's lectures (Japanese with English subs, and English Dubs)
This formula would continue on to Adventures in the Orange Islands, The Johto Journeys, and etc.. I think that some of the missing episodes should be added as well, not necessarily the Porygon episode since it can't be shown for legal reasons, but at least The Legend of Dratini episode, and a dub is said to exist so adding this in should not be a problem, and even so, and Japanese dub with English subs could be added, and it could be skipped for viewers of English dub if wanted. Even a re-dub would be OK. The inclusion of this alone would grab people's attention and create a boost in sales. Also this episode, along with Holiday Hi-Jynx and Snow Way Out!, should be place in their correct, original Japanese spots when watching the episode all at once. Also, I wouldn't mind at least the option to watch the episode in an uncut manner, especially sinc early episodes were notorious for cuts. The dubs included in the releases could also be the original cast dub and a re-dub by the new cast, though this would cost a lot of money and time, and not too many people would be interested in it, maybe some would, but not me too much. It might be interesting. Also I added Professor Oak's lectures. I think they would be cool to add as extras, at least some of them. In the Japanese showing of the episodes, these lectures come on after the episode, and it would be interesting to see a dubbed version of this. I would also like to see the Pikachu's Jukebox segments on the release as well. I really like watching them back in the day, and they add a nostalgia factor to the episodes. I would be glad to pay for these releases. It isn't unreasonable to ask for a blu-ray release of these episodes, especially since they release the blu-ray of the first movie in Japan not too long ago. I think this would appeal to people of all types and they would make a lot of money if they did this. They need to start paying a little more attention to the fans who grew up with Pokémon since the beginning and this is a good way to start.