Yup, still feeling empty inside
Project Mew finale, Koharu's finale, goodbye episode, and fillers is what I'm expecting after the PWC.
Wait, Project Mew is still not done? I'm not really following Goh's goal and I thought the last episode with him and Gary, it has already concluded and from here onwards, we're just focused on PWC but really? It's not even done yet? As for Koharu, I'm not sure how they are going to conclude anything from her. Is she finally getting something that she wanted to do? Will she be a performer like Serena? Honestly, I don't know how her character's finale should be handled. Unless of course, she continues to be a main character in the next season alongside Goh, possibly replacing Ash, it would be nice to see her actually do something. Still, I feel like her character was underused throughout JN and the whole point of finding one's dream has been outstretched to the point that it barely matters. That's how May and Serena started but those two were able to find something that they can do throughout their respective seasons and both achieved something great. Can't say the same for Koharu this late.
I'm sincerely hoping they retire Ash after this, cause him becoming strongest trainer in the world, then potentially losing to a level 5 Sprigatito will probably bring in more backlash than Leon vs Alain, Ash vs Trip/Cameron/Elesa, Ash vs Alain, Greninja's release, the artstyle change of SuMo, and Dexit combined.
Same, that is the worry that I have here. No matter how strong Ash and Pikachu becomes, there will be a point in the anime where they will lose against a weaker Pokémon because the "plot" requires them to. I'm sure that Ash's dream of becoming a Pokémon master will end with him winning the PWC but I feel like they've already done enough for his character that it's about time for him to retire as the main character. Just let him be a mentor or something and any developments for his goals can be achieved off-screen. I mean, they did so with Serena and Iris and look at them now.