Make the Pokemon Special/Adventures the new anime
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If you're a fan of the pokemon game, surely you are getting tired to explaining to people why you love the games, but hates the series or are you just tired of the current show, keep on reading. While the pokemon show does attract a younger audience, it also bores away the older audience.
I mean really, every year, the same remade story. Even the episodes are repetitive and sometimes even completely downright dumb. While it does attract the younger audience I know people who don't play the game merely because they think it's like the show. Plus when I say it attracts a younger audience, I mean the average 7 year old because I have an 8 year old cousin who already caught the pattern and now only reads the manga.
But worry not, for I have found a solution to attract new people from the older audience and save the interest of the growing fans as well! While Ash is busy being a complete waste of a character in a series which most episodes are exactly as follows:
- Ash is walking around with his friends
- They find someone or a Pokemon needing assistance on something
- Get a dull exposition of the someone or the pokemon
- Team Rocket makes a plan so repetitive that Giovanni probably forgot about them by now
- The group fails in helping the someone and Pokemon
- Team Rocket attacks with a random robot
- Pikachu or another Pokemon blasts them into the sky
- The problem is solved
- The group promises to meet with the person or Pokemon again
- SPOILER: 89% of time they don't
But there is another series, a manga, that displays an entirely different cast and according to the CEO of the Pokemon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara once said: "I want every Pokémon fan to read this comic!". While the creator of Pokemon, Satoshi Tajiri said that Pokemon Adventures is the closest thing to the world he envisioned.
Well, while I'm a big fan of reading manga, books and comics, sadly there are people who don't. Unless of course, there is a simple solution? The concept of turning mangas into animes is not uncommon. Some of the best known anime are based off Manga (Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, etc).
So, why not turn the Pokemon Special/Adventures into a series as well? It has epic fight scenes, amazing characters who actually grow up, actually powerful villains, and countless other things that can make it a great anime. As a matter of fact, Volume 14 charted at number 10 on The New York Times Manga Best Seller list on the week ending August 6, 2011. Plus the chapters (hopefully soon to be episodes) are not repetitive at all, with pokedexes being more than exposition machines and a growing cast of heroes and villains, always ready to come back when nescessary. Plus unlike the current show, the manga displays a lot of interesting equipments from the games like Mystic Water, Charcoal, HM, Ultimate Moves, etc.
So let's unite our voices (and names) and make the Pokemon Company realize what great potential they have been wasting ever since the original pokemon games were released. Better late than never right?
PS: For those curious about this manga, I'll leave a link to it's wikipedia page and english volumes bellow.
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