Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: Pokémon Generations

  1. #1
    Skyblade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Earth, approximately
    Posts
    10,338

    Default Pokémon Generations

    For those who liked Pokémon Origins:
    Pokemon Generations.jpg

  2. #2
    Killer of Conversations Galuf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Shot land.
    Posts
    3,367
    Blog Entries
    2

    FFXIV Character

    Galuf Luna (Sargatanas)

    Default

    I thought irigins was alright.

    but a movie with all the villains and pokemon. Damn. I wonder if theyll interact with each other.

    like ghetsis speaking to Cyrus lol

  3. #3
    Skyblade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Earth, approximately
    Posts
    10,338

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Galuf View Post
    I thought irigins was alright.

    but a movie with all the villains and pokemon. Damn. I wonder if theyll interact with each other.

    like ghetsis speaking to Cyrus lol
    It's not a movie, it's a series of shorts. Basically, like Origins, a handful of mostly standalone episodes that run through the entire series.

  4. #4
    Defamation Depression Moon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Armstrong-Parker
    Posts
    5,790
    Articles
    45
    Blog Entries
    2
    Contributions
    • Former Editor

    Default

    Why can't the anime be like this? I watched a few episodes of it on Netflix to see if I would still enjoy it as an adult, but man I must've been on that stuff as a child.

    That part with the Magnemite hacking the door was cool.

  5. #5
    Radical Dreamer Cid's Knight Fynn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Zenithia
    Posts
    16,669
    Articles
    56
    Blog Entries
    16

    FFXIV Character

    A'nutoh Tia (Sargatanas)

    Default

    Disappointed these are so short. I expected them to be episode-length like Origins. But I guess this is cool too.

    DM, read the Pokemon Special manga if you're looking for something like this and haven't read it already. It's actually very similar in its tone and execution, WAY better than the anime.

  6. #6
    Newbie Administrator Loony BoB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Edinbugger
    Posts
    51,224
    Articles
    53
    Blog Entries
    19

    FFXIV Character

    Loony Bob (Sargatanas)

    Default

    These don't feel like stories, these feel like trailers. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be getting out of them. They definitely come across as hype for something bigger. Does the something bigger exist?
    Bow before the mighty Javoo!

  7. #7
    Radical Dreamer Cid's Knight Fynn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Zenithia
    Posts
    16,669
    Articles
    56
    Blog Entries
    16

    FFXIV Character

    A'nutoh Tia (Sargatanas)

    Default

    Nothing that's been announced.

    I'd say they're more like these vignettes, or basically what flash fiction would be if it were filmed instead of written, and not exacly a trailer because there is build-up and resolution, which trailers shouldn't have. The Giovanni plotline will probably continue in the next episode or later because Team Rocket was also the main antagonist in gen 2.

  8. #8
    Skyblade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Earth, approximately
    Posts
    10,338

    Default

    So, on Origins and Generations, here's some speculation:
    With the decline of the Pokémon anime's viewership in Japan among the primary demographic (as children are primarily watchingYo-Kai Watch), the anime has undergone a massive shift in direction. The attempts at more serious stories with character development that we saw in Kalos have been completely abandoned (with many believing that is why the writers from the BW arc were called back, and why Ash lost, something so negatively received even in Japan that the writers apparently apologized for it on Twitter). This is most clear with the new art style, which has undergone an astounding shift (and entirely for the worse, in my opinion).


    At the same time, the older fans outside the target demographic overall responded very well to the Kalos arc (until the end), and Origins as well. Currently, Generations is scheduled for one episode a week until the end of the year.

    The current speculation is that Generations is a test run to see how this style will work and be received. If it does well, it's expected to be the precursor to a second anime that will run concurrently with the one starring Ash, aimed towards the older and more serious fans.

    Please keep in mind that this is mostly speculation, with no official word on the subject.

    EDIT: Also, apparently Generations is a Western release only. Which is very unusual for the series, which has typically focused on Japan first.

    But, here's Episode 3:

    Episodes 1 and 2



    My Prediction: We're about to move out of Kanto. I think we'll have the burning of Tin Tower and Ho-oh resurrecting the legendary beasts at one point.
    Last edited by Skyblade; 09-24-2016 at 06:27 AM.

  9. #9

  10. #10
     Master of the Fork Cid's Knight Freya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Yer pants
    Posts
    25,004
    Articles
    268
    Blog Entries
    34

    FFXIV Character

    Freya Meow (Sargatanas)

    Default

    The animation is pretty great though

  11. #11
    Radical Dreamer Cid's Knight Fynn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Zenithia
    Posts
    16,669
    Articles
    56
    Blog Entries
    16

    FFXIV Character

    A'nutoh Tia (Sargatanas)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Freya View Post
    The animation is pretty great though
    Agreed.

    Honestly, I'd watch the hell out of a show that was based on the games in a similar way to the Pokemon Special manga. Heck, I'd be happy if they just gave us an anime version of Pokemon Special. That would be awesome.

  12. #12
    Skyblade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Earth, approximately
    Posts
    10,338

    Default

    Episode 4: The Lake of Rage
    AKA: Lance and Dragonite are Badass

  13. #13

  14. #14

  15. #15
    Skyblade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Earth, approximately
    Posts
    10,338

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    OK, the Old Chateau episode was stupid as hell
    Really? I liked it. Maybe not the creepiest that Pokémon has ever been, but it was still some nice Halloween ridiculousness.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •