Taking creative liberties and changing a structure of the show entirely when it's more or less proved successful to do something new and unique IS called a risk. Absolute media illiteracyThe only ‘risky’ endeavor this anime has undertaken is adding PG-13 content in a kid show (the kiss). Every other change is just them taking creative liberties, all completely within the boundaries of this Anime/demographic. Calling them risks is like drawing a clownfish and calling it a shark.
Calling SM "formulaic" is certainly a take lolThere's nothing " risky " about what Tomiyasu has done lmao. Journeys is completely creatively bankrupt and Sun & Moon quickly fell into its own rut incredibly quickly with its own uninteresting formulaic bullsh*t.
Yeah. There would have been more violent scenes to push Pokemon to PG-13. The kiss should have not bumped the rating to PG-13.Personally, I would hope that even the kiss uncensored wouldn't have pushed the episode's rating to PG-13. I really think that'd be unnecessary.
Wait, Tomiyasu stepped down? How have I not heard of this?
Let’s not. Comparing ships has historically led to too many flame wars.Now I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this but I’m curious to know how trending AmourShipping & AureliaShipping were when Serena & Lillie made their returns. Anyone have an analytic search to post to compare?
I don't understand the logic behind this. A trending pairing will not determine whether or not it will happen. It's entirely up to the writers which they will go with, let alone, if there's actually going to be a canon pairing for Ash in the future. While it can be something the writers can consider but it's not the ultimate determining factorI see. I don’t want to start a shipping war or flame war. I feel it could tell us something about who could be Ash’s wife. Sorry if I asked.
I don't understand the logic behind this. A trending pairing will not determine whether or not it will happen. It's entirely up to the writers which they will go with, let alone, if there's actually going to be a canon pairing for Ash in the future. While it can be something the writers can consider but it's not the ultimate determining factor
Me too. Really, this is been more thrilling and intriguing than anything the show's been putting latelyI imagine production really was an absolute mess whenever this batch of episodes were made. Man am i once again more interested in seeing what happened behind the scenes then what’s actually in the show.
All we know is that the credits changed to credit Tomiyasu as just "director". No word on whether he resigned himself or was demoted by the higher powers in charge of the anime. And I doubt we'll ever hear any.Wait, Tomiyasu stepped down? How have I not heard of this?
Yep. The kiss is a huge deal in Japan and even though the writers try to retcon it and pull a GS ball on Ash and Serena's relationship, no one is ever going to forget about it like ever, it'll be extremely difficult. The chances of the kiss getting retconned is below 1% even though directors and writers change. Ash will not be in a relationship with Misty because there's no evidence outside of the 4Kids dub despite rare yet ambiguous hints in the original dub. In fact, some people think Misty officially has a crush on Ash and Ash probably reciprocates because of some few "jealousy" moments but according to Shudo, they were never meant to fall in love with each other. He won't even be in a relationship with May, Dawn, Iris, Lillie, Lana, Mallow, Chloe, or any other girl especially future ones.Like I already said in the past, it would be weird for a Japanese kid show to not let the protagonist end up with the first girl he kissed on the lips, I know Ash is not the one that did the kiss in the first place but it would be such a bad move for Pokemon to do and it would teach a very a bad lesson for the kids watching the show…unless… They retcon it.
And that’s precisely what we’re waiting for in the near future, as long as they don’t mention it at all the kiss is technically not retconned.