Before I never put too much attention to the personalities of pokemon in the anime. I just saw them as following following orders or ignoring them (in Charizard's case). But for BW I am more interested in the personalities of the pokemon than the human. Less than 10 episodes and we will get cool megurocoo, sassy mamepato, diva tsutajja, awesome miju, grumpy pokabu, urban thug zuruggu, and funny yanupapu. The writers definately put in time to make these pokemon more interesting than previous ones. While DP had memorable characters: J, Barry, Paul, Dawn, nuff said. BW will be the era of pokemon.