Now that our boy Natural's joined the party, I'm quite curious how they'll handle his backstory and I don't think I'm alone.
While any other anime would have no problem what so ever with N's backstory, Pokemon's creative staff is the most timid in the Anime industry, skirtting around & avoiding things other anime shows tackle without a second thought. Pokemon is the kiddiest anime ever(?) and I'm not sure how they'll feel about a backstory/scenes involving orphans and child/pokemon abuse (and some brainwashing) as plot points.
But since it's so important to N's character, ya have to wonder if they'd go there for the sake of the story (for once). We know they CAN have dramatic/dark moments, like in several movies and episodes involving guest villains *coughHunterJcough*. And it has come to my attention they have new staff writer how wrote for Ruroni Kenshin and several Gundam shows, among other things. And we all know how things could go there!
How do you think they'll handle N's backstory? Completely different ? Slightly altered? Not even used and he'll just some emo bishoujo or a teen version of Ash?
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I can't help but wonder how the most dramatic & deepest backstory thus far in Pokemon will be handled by a creative staff largely allergic to actual drama & depth...
PS: No, I haven't read spoilers for BW110 yet and are avoiding them as long as I can