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Pokémon Anime Potential First Look at the New Anime Revealed

Discussion in 'Pokémon General' started by Darkmaster006, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Darkmaster006

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    A poster and a character sheet have been leaked on Japanese forums, seemingly depicting Ash's new design as well as, presumably, his new travelling companion. As of now, this is uncomfirmed, but seeing as the date for the official release is so near (29th) it's either a very elaborate fake or just outright official. We'll have to wait, anyways. The poster also shows all main regions.
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    What are your thoughts on Ash's new design? Is it better or worse than Alola's? Would you rather it go back to how it used to?
    What about his travelling companion? Do you think it's a boy or a girl? Would you rather it be a boy or a girl?

    Personally, Ash's new design looks too Yokai-Watch-esque... while I would have liked a return to the old design. But, well, can't have everything, I guess? I still don't hate it, but it does look like they're trying too hard to be like Yokai-Watch, at least design-wise.

    As for the new companion, I really hope it's a girl. Her design is great and quite tomboyish, plus she looks like she has a strong attitude (and I also jumped to that conclusion, so my honour is at stake XD).
     
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  2. BeZaRre

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    Well, this looks legit but I guess we'll have to wait and see. I was hoping that Ash would finally lose his protagonist position and be able to grow into a more mature supporting character but his design here says no. He hasn't changed at all and certainly hasn't grown any. Huge disappointment, really.
    My initial conclusion upon seeing the other character was that it was a boy, but upon further inspection I realized that the hair clips and eye design point to her being a girl. She looks like she'll be a more confident, tomboyish type. She'll probably make a better protagonist than Ash, to be honest.
    Looking closely at the poster's background, we can see a bunch of different areas and Pokémon from across all of the main regions. This lines up with how its already been stated that the new series will feature all of the regions so far, so nothing really new there. However, there are a lot of legendaries mixed in there, which suggests that legendary Pokémon will play a large role in this new series, which is interesting. I'm hoping this means that the new storyline will have higher stakes than normal, with more focus on the big picture stuff and the franchise's considerable lore rather than just following a standard Pokémon journey like we've seen countless times before in almost every medium available. Maybe Ash's elevated status as a Pokémon Champion means that now he's going to be called all around the world to deal with various situations that normal trainers aren't able to deal with. The new girl could be some kind of Pokémon trainer prodigy who's already been fast tracked into a similar level of status despite likely just starting out as a trainer (her Scorbunny is still unevolved, after all).
     
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  3. Darkmaster006

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    I agree wholeheartedly. Despite how much I love Ash, it was time for him to retire, and to grow. Still appearing every now and them, but let him grow! Now that you mention the new girl as protagonist, it makes me a bit sad because of what we could have got. But well, what can you do. I'm still rearing to see what the deal is with the legendaries, and I really hope it's similar to what you said about Ash being called because of his championship.
     
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    Ash's design looks waaaaay better in this than the Alolan design. Even so, he looks even younger now that before, which is annoying. I like the new character. I also thought they were a boy at first, but based on the shape of the hips and the eyes, I would assume it's a girl. It would also be kind of cool if this character's gender was just left ambiguous, but I'm guessing at best it's going to be one of those surprise "Actually, I'm a girl" situations. You know the ones, where a character shows up and hangs around for a while and everyone assumes she's a boy until revealing otherwise. I hope these designs are official though, they look pretty cool.
     
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    Well there goes all hope for a new protagonist. We don't know if this is the Galar anime or just a little spin-off, though. If it were Galar then wouldn't it be just Galar in the back?
    I hope it might be a short series to handoff to the new character on the right. Unlikely, though, because they wouldn't make a brand new Ash design just for that. Or would they?
    I have no clue what gender the character on the right may be. A lot of evidence supports the theory that they're female, but I feel like they might be outright androgynous.
    also dangit guess we don't have Sobble
     
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    Ah the return of rotomdex. I have good feelings for this series even if my common sense want to be pessimistic. I'd like to think that Nintendo has listened to their fans and will make this series a more complex adventure that didn't alienate some of the fandom like the Alola series did. I'd like to think that. I also think that Nintendo will still think that just kids watch the series and will continue to make it like the Alola series.

    As for ash's design, I don't really care for it. Its just the style they chose to go with and I don't think I should really be comparing ash's design to other seasons, just the season to other seasons. The design works for what their making this season.

    As for the side character, I first thought it was a boy. When I looked at the second image of her looking to the side, that's when I saw the feminine features. Ultimately the reason I believe she's a girl is because I don't believe Nintendo would alienate their audience by having a mono-gender cast. If I see more companions that are confirmed girls, I might change my opinion. If its revealed that her gender is ambiguous, I'd say she's coded female. (and did you look at her ankles their like poles. Does she have poles for legs?! That would actually be the best if they were prosthetic limbs.)
     
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    I saw somewhere on Twitter that the second character’s name is Go... now whether or not that’s true is the question. I have some hopes for this season (so long as Ash isn’t as prominent of a protagonist, but who are we kidding that’s probably gonna happen)
     
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    Okay, so I saw someone mention that the new character is male, but everywhere I've looked has used neutral gender pronouns, so I don't know. My guess is that they're supposed to be an androgynous sort of self-insert filler character so that people watching can kind of insert themselves into the story. And yeah the name is Go.

    It has been confirmed that the series is going to deal with travelling around the world, which makes this a really awkward time to completely scrap the national dex. Travelling everywhere around the world also kind of sounds like a series end type of thing, which is also kind of weird. I don't see how this is going to work unless it is just a little mini series. I guess it would make sense for it to be something like a midseries between Alola and Galar since that's something they do sometimes. (Orange Islands, Battle Frontier, and such.)
     
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    The new character has been confirmed as a male, sadly for my hopes of a very tomboy girl. But well, now I'm just hoping we'll get more charas and it's not gonna be just him and Ash :/.
     
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    I'm disappointed Ash is still going to be there, I'd hoped they would give us something else now that he actually won a major league. But I shouldn't be surprised he's still around considering he's been the protag for over 20 years so of course they're not just going to do away with him that easily.

    I do hope this new character will be more likable than Ash and that Ash won't be as prominent but I probably shouldn't hope for the latter too much.
     
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    I will continue to be disappointed by the presence of Ash in the Pokémon anime. He was a fun character and has had a good run, but I'd really like to see a new protagonist. With that being said, I'm digging the new design, it really builds off of his Alolan design well.
     
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    I feel like I'm one of the few people who is actually really excited that Ash is still going to be in the show. I understand why other people don't like his character, but I really love him. I am hoping though that this new series will be equally about Ash and his companion, not just mostly Ash with some side episodes around the other person.
    Speaking of Ash's traveling companion, I love the androgynous design. I don't know if they're intended to be a boy or a girl, but what I'm actually hoping for is that their gender isn't actually revealed or talked about. Go completely androgynous, have them be nonbinary. That's what I'm hoping for, that it just remains vague and unspecific throughout the show. But alas, that probably won't happen.
     
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