So, I saw this trailer today. Much has been abuzz about comparing it to the current anime. And rightfully so. The Pokemon anime was initially a great show, which was sadly killed by its own popularity.
Yes, 600 episodes of Pokemon have just been pwned by a 5 minute game trailer…
For me, the solution is simple: produce fewer episodes and spend more time on them so you don’t force the writers to reuse formulas. Or produce two different series. One that’s more like this trailer, aimed at older audiences and another that continues Ash’s story so they can keep Pikachu as the mascot. Actually, they could even make the Ash story more focused on older audiences and the one based on the game for the younger crowd. The point is, they’re alienating a huge demographic that still consumes the games.
And now this