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Amourshipping Thread V3

Morax

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Yes. As I understand it, it's based around the statement that we're "meant to hope and assume that Ash and Serena become a couple later on." The idea is that since Yajima is no longer director, his plans for Ash and Serena are no longer part of the show.
Those are not his plans though? Important decisions are taking unanimously with the consent of everybody involved in the production. Why do people think yajima was playing a solo game?
 
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masdog

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Those are not his plans though? Important decisions are taking unanimously with the consent of everybody involved in the production. Why do people think yajima was playing a solo game?
Copium?
 

Morax

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If she returns in JOURNEYS, I can see it being focussed on Koharu and Eevee, with little Satoshi x Serena moments
Serena's enemy is the anime itself. She's stuck in a show that won't give its characters closure. It's not just her, literally every character suffers from this fate but it hurts serena the worst because her goal is ash himself. It requires him to grow up and become a pokemon master. Only after ash completes his dream can they give him a girlfriend/wife to settle down with and that's when serena's role can be fulfilled.
 

Manqoba

MultiShipper
People have been speculating at Ash's exit from the anime for 2 decades now. It feels unlikely, but so did the Alola league. I'd caution anyone from thinking that his retirement would automatically mean a scene with Ash and Serena together, especially if she never appears at all in Journeys. I suppose it might be possible for her to appear towards the end and coax Ash into settling down, but that's hard to really say.

Of course, Serena has been conspicuously absent this entire time. Misty reappeared in SM, and Dawn, Iris, and the Alola group came back in Journeys. Many believe May will never be recast out of respect to KAORI, whose health unfortunately remains on the decline (the veracity of this is uncertain, especially after Oak was quickly recast after Ishizuka passed in 2018). That would leave Serena as the odd one out, for no clear reason other than story awkwardness. It'll be interesting to see what happens if she ever does come back.
 

Morax

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People have been speculating at Ash's exit from the anime for 2 decades now. It feels unlikely, but so did the Alola league. I'd caution anyone from thinking that his retirement would automatically mean a scene with Ash and Serena together, especially if she never appears at all in Journeys. I suppose it might be possible for her to appear towards the end and coax Ash into settling down, but that's hard to really say.

Of course, Serena has been conspicuously absent this entire time. Misty reappeared in SM, and Dawn, Iris, and the Alola group came back in Journeys. Many believe May will never be recast out of respect to KAORI, whose health unfortunately remains on the decline (the veracity of this is uncertain, especially after Oak was quickly recast after Ishizuka passed in 2018). That would leave Serena as the odd one out, for no clear reason other than story awkwardness. It'll be interesting to see what happens if she ever does come back.
How does misty/brock coming back in SM count as a journeys’ cameo? Also why the fixation on pokegirls? Brock, tracey, cilan and clemont haven’t appeared as well…
 

Manqoba

MultiShipper
How does misty/brock coming back in SM count as a journeys’ cameo? Also why the fixation on pokegirls? Brock, tracey, cilan and clemont haven’t appeared as well…
Misty and Brock came back in SM, which isn't technically Journeys no, but it's a hell of a lot closer than DP when May last appeared. Max is attached to May and Tracey is probably never coming back, but yes, Clemont, Bonnie, and Cilan last appeared in a side story episode after XY. It's much more common for the female lead to return (May appeared in Sinnoh without Max, Dawn appeared in Unova without Brock) so I've been discussing it on that basis.
 

Morax

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Misty and Brock came back in SM, which isn't technically Journeys no, but it's a hell of a lot closer than DP when May last appeared. Max is attached to May and Tracey is probably never coming back, but yes, Clemont, Bonnie, and Cilan last appeared in a side story episode after XY. It's much more common for the female lead to return (May appeared in Sinnoh without Max, Dawn appeared in Unova without Brock) so I've been discussing it on that basis.
It’s closer but it’s not journeys’. Misty, brock, tracey, may, max, cilan, bonnie and clemont haven’t cameo’d this season so serena is not alone.
 

Spider-Phoenix

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Many believe May will never be recast out of respect to KAORI, whose health unfortunately remains on the decline (the veracity of this is uncertain, especially after Oak was quickly recast after Ishizuka passed in 2018). That would leave Serena as the odd one out, for no clear reason other than story awkwardness. It'll be interesting to see what happens if she ever does come back.
Ishizuka's passing isn't comparable with May.

Ishizuka was still around in the show and had a recurring characters under his name (Oak, "Alolan" Oak on SM) AND did the narration. So that's why we had him eventually recasted since there were episodes where Samson appears ready at the time. Same thing is with Giovanni.

May is a whole different deal. After her leaving, Kaori didn't have much else to do in the show
 
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