I also don't mind this being like the mystery dungons specials, but if they wanna succeed on that, they would have to give the characters personalities, and the story in my opinion will have to be good and developed. And in my opinon, just because it has great animation will not mean that the story will be good(Good Animation=/=Good Story sometimes in these cases). And I don't think the animation would probably be the same too.
I approve of a new anime based on the trailer. I rather want to see a new rookie, then a boy and his pikachu who gets hit with the reset button every new season.
With new characters, who are still kids, there is the potencial to let them grow, mature and most importantly to not let them forget what they have learned over the time.
Remembers how Ash (Satoshi) fought Agathe (Kikuko)? I facepalmed literally as he actually forgot the very basics. Normal doesn't work on Ghost without Foresight and Odor Sleuth! Morthy (Matsuba) would have taken the badge from Ash away in shame.
With a new protagonist such a mistake could be justified, because said new protagonist had no experience with Ghost-Pokemon beforehand.
Do you see my reasoning? That is why most of us love the Pokemon Special Manga over the anime.
However most of us are still waiting for a anime version of the Special Manga, therefore I see in the trailer the very possibility for that dream to be realised.
I agree with Frotzy, the promo's animation looked much crisper and the characters looked much more interesting.
The animation only looked more crisper because the promo wasn't the length of a full episode and because the budget for it was big. They clearly put a lot more money into it then a normal episode of the anime (logically too; its the advert to see the franchise's main draw. It's gonna get extra funds).
i would support a new series it if they geared the shows to kids and adults like how the creators of shows such as Cow and Chicken, I AM Weasel, Angry Beavers , Rockos modern life ect. the attitude and dialog needs to be an americanized style. thats what the shows above had and what made them popular with both kids and adults. if they have hugh talk like IR baboon and everyone say spoot then im all for the series. if you take a semi serious series and have it more on being more serious, you are just looking to appese an older demographic who may have more of a sence of whats going on leaving out the younger (money maker) demografic. since this trailer seems to follow a cliched setup of an anime that is a bit too serious and lacking in the humor division i cant support it becoming any series at all unless they americanize it a lot more (90s cartoon grade) in the dub and content departments it and have a bit more on comedy that would be on the cartoony side. other wise the trailer just speaks of a combonation of Naruto and pokemon. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz. Oh and for gettting rid of ash and pikachu would make as much sence to me as Ford Motor to stop selling Ford branded cars and trucks. it would be fatal to get rid of a well known icon in a francise because most kids think nof pokemon they think of ash or pikachu. i dont know of many people when they recall pokemon are going to immediatly think of kyouhie, hugh or mei at first thought. so if this became a sereis without ash and pikachu, then it wont be a priority for me