I still got the feeling that maybe Cheren is the Starter town's gym leader! The Rival isn't from there so they could've moved from Nuvema town! When he got moved to Gl rank! And he could be the leader of Pokemon Academy along with Akumaro!
Who her thinks Shizui may be a fisherman/ skin diver with that net of Poke balls in his Sugimori art?
Anyway, the woman that's going at the player's house is probably a new Professor, or Juniper's assistant.
I'm curious to see how the old NPCs are going to react when they see the new hero. And I would love a battle against the old PC, like Red.
I bet the players will be said to look similar to Hilbert/Hilda. Kind of like how Ethan/Lyra was said to look like Red from Giovanni and look like Brendan/May from Steven. Also that Hilbert/Hilda reminded Cynthia of Lucas/Dawn.
I wanna see what Grey/Rival's backstory or whatever about his sister about. Sounds like it will provide some kind of character for him, that's different. We've never had any sort of sibling characterization in Pokémon before.
Credits to @Power of Aura :D
I like the designs of all the characters, but they are getting a lot of hate. :3 I especially like the player characters and the rival. I love the female's design, and the only thing I don't like about the male is the wetsuit thing he is wearing underneath his clothes.