CONTEST: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

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  • Blacker Eyes (OS, AG, DP)

    15 65.22%
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    Default Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    I was wondering what the fandom thinks of the change of Ash's eye color to reflect the updated Ken Sugimori art style in the anime since BW, and wondering what eye color people liked more.

    The two choices are: blacker eyes (OS, AG, DP) and browner eyes (BW, XY).

    I am aware the browner eyes are supposedly what Ash's eyes are supposed to look more like, but I have a fondness for his blacker eyes myself. I feel they really brought out his character more, and he looked cooler with them. :)
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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    Hey Man could I see some Pictures of it closely than I will put down My Opinion ok Man.

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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    I think Black Eyes were better because I was used to it.

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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    I go for his brown eyes. Sure it was jarring at first after DP ended, but as BW went on, I got used to it.
    They looked better to me in the XY teaser. But his black ones were fine, too.

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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gen6fan View Post
    I go for his brown eyes. Sure it was jarring at first after DP ended, but as BW went on, I got used to it.
    They looked better to me in the XY teaser. But his black ones were fine, too.
    I like his browner eyes better in the XY teaser too. I prefer his black ones because I feel they really looked good on him, but I'm fine with his brown ones too. :)

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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    Moved to the Contest section, since it fits the regulations of a Contest.

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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    This isn't a review thread, so the review prefix isn't needed.

    I think that I prefer Ash's brown eyes now. It was really jarring at first when he had his black eyes for three series and we wouldn't see the brown color unless we had a close-up of his face, but it kind of works for me now. I like the better detail on his eyes and they seem to fit him more in his XY design than I think they initially did with his BW design.

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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    One thing I did like about Ash's black eyes was that when Ash would be very upset (usually ready to cry) or if he was furious about something, then that was when his eyes would go brown (aside from close ups). I thought that was a nice touch.
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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    I kind of liked his black eyes. I realize that they were probably just black because it was a fairly low-budget show and black was easier to make than brown, but I feel like they just fit his design better. It may just be a nostalgia thing though.

    I'm not opposed to change though. Ash's design has slowly been changing since the beginning. His once striking "z"s are less prominent now, his hair is longer and a bit less spiky, and he has a more slender shape than he did in his debut. Most of these changes have been to make him more realistic and relatable I believe.

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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    OS:


    BW:


    His original "Toriyama"-esque eyes made him look cooler when it really counted. BW Satoshi does not look as intense or hotblooded when he does the same serious expressions (if he does them at all). I can hardly take the boy seriously anymore.

    The new style of eyes look much better on his Kalos design (at least in promotional art), but that's only because they shrunk them somewhat - I like that much better.
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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    I Still like the Original Black Eyes better because I am used to it for Years and it looks better with Him I think.

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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    I think I got so much used to his new eyes the previous pair is looking rather odd now.

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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    The original eyes. Firstly, because they were more unusual. There are loads of anime characters with the big later style eyes. The older eyes stood out for that alone. Secondly, I liked they were subtly coloured: you didn't notice they were brown until you looked carfully. It just made things a little more fun. Thirdly, as FANG-TAN said, they worked better when they wanted him to look badass. (Though I will also point out that they didn't hinder his cute moments either.)

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    Default Re: Ash/Satoshi's Eye Color: Which Do You Prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Madame Pika View Post
    The original eyes. Firstly, because they were more unusual. There are loads of anime characters with the big later style eyes. The older eyes stood out for that alone. Secondly, I liked they were subtly coloured: you didn't notice they were brown until you looked carfully. It just made things a little more fun. Thirdly, as FANG-TAN said, they worked better when they wanted him to look badass. (Though I will also point out that they didn't hinder his cute moments either.)
    Agreed. To me, the eyes really seemed to make him more unique than the standard archetype I see for many (not all) other anime characters. They made him stand out and I agree the subtle coloration was really cool (like in the picture of OS Ash FANG-TAN put up, and in DP191-- though I have a feeling when they showed it that time it was implied his eye color would undergo a change). Agreed: I could take him seriously as a badass, and at the same time, they still worked for his cute moments like the browner eyes do in the latter case.

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