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Choice between continuing the anime or a final season with your favorite character

Discussion in 'Animé Polls' started by DiamondClass, Nov 26, 2012.


Which of these two would you pick?

  1. Have a final season of pokemon with my favorite character starring on it.

  2. Have the anime continue for as long as possible for many generations.

  1. DiamondClass

    DiamondClass Banned

    In different pokemon forums there are recent threads about fans wanting old characters to return or cameo in the show. It made me think that one of the reasons people still keep up with the anime is that they wish to eventually see their favorite character come back in some capacity. In a way it's hope that still keeps them in the show for many years.

    If there was a choice between having your favorite character return full time to the show for its final season, lets say near the end of 6th gen and lasting 3 years. Or allowing the show to continue for many more generation, without any old characters ever returning. Which of these two outcomes would you pick?
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  2. Caseydia

    Caseydia Ace Trainer

    I rather them just do chronicals for each character. Just because they aren't with Ash doesn't mean they can't get stories.
  3. DiamondClass

    DiamondClass Banned

    Assuming that things like chronicles would not happen either.
  4. An00bis

    An00bis Wicked Witch

    There's no one I'd be particularly excited to see for a season.
  5. Akwakwak

    Akwakwak Chu Chu Yeah!

    I have been waiting for I don't know how long to see Ash go back for Pidgeot. Anyway, I honestly would like to see Ash travel alone for a while.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  6. CyberCubed

    CyberCubed Banned

    I'd rather Ash's story finally wrap up but I don't really care who Ash's travel companions are in the last season.

    If it ended with BW with Iris and Cilan I'd be perfectly fine.
  7. Steelrush

    Steelrush Banned

    I'd prefer that the anime stay alive for as long as it could, regardless of what character is in it. However, another opinion I have is that they should give Ash's story a rest (not forever, of course), and keep the anime going with someone new for a while until the fans get tired of that.
  8. I'd like to see Dawn return for the final season. I don't really want the anime to go much longer, it's starting to get boring and repetitive.
  9. Bluelatios*

    Bluelatios* Well-Known Member

    I voted but let me clarify that I am picking door number 3; Let the show continue for many many generations WITH some old characters. They need a balance between the audiences they appeal to, otherwise future generations will continue the same. The system of "new characters every time" will ironically become old.
  10. Ver-mont

    Ver-mont Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see Ash's story being concluded and a new protagonist taking his place.

    That way the anime can go on for more generations and Ash doesn't need to become a rookie again or to lose in every single major League competition he enters.

    Of course, that's extremely unlikely to happen.
  11. Platinum fan.

    Platinum fan. Enlightenment

    Ugh. Would a second series be a option? No? Because that is what I would choose, a second series having nothing to do with Ash whatsoever. I would love the idea of a main character who's goal was not to be a Pokemon Master and simply battles because he or she is forced into it and slowly begins to enjoy battles or something like that. Anything over what's going on right now. I don't care who Ash's final sidekicks of the show are anymore. I use to but now I don't care. I have no desire to see any of the old characters back on the main cast full time again because they can only go backwards not forwards.
  12. Mandi.

    Mandi. 3:

    Neither.. because I know my favorite character is gone.
    And the show needs to end so don't continue with it please.

  13. JennaJayfeather

    JennaJayfeather jflkdjkfgjafgaf

    I'd have to say continuing the anime. I mean, even if I don't watch the series anymore by that time, I'd still feel empty to see the show end. :/
  14. Blessed

    Blessed Well-Known Member

    Neither! Please end the anime already.
  15. Ash&Pikachu-Fan

    Ash&Pikachu-Fan Pika-Speed

    I chose, "Have the anime continue for as long as possible for many generations." 'cause I enjoy watching the anime, every week or so and looking forward to new episodes to come.
  16. pokemon fan 132

    pokemon fan 132 Well-Known Member

    There is lot of true in what OP said. People would be surprised how many fans out there are sticking to show mostly because they have hope that their favorites will return(whether its Misty, May, Brock etc).

    But honestly instead of choosing between ending anime or go straight to last season bringing fan favorite why not have both?
    Pokemon continuing to air and older characters being reused in future generations for certain time periods?

    Its quite common practice in other anime such as "Bakugan", "Inazuma Eleven Go", "Naruto" etc which aside from adding new characters keep older ones relevant in some form bringing them for specific stories, influencing growth of current cast while growing further themselves remaining updated. Very popular approach and its much better than what we have with pokemon leaving many great characters forgotten.

    Rotation definitely has potential to work in pokemon anime if its given a try. That way we would still get new characters , but fans would also be given opportunity to see their favorite characters from past in action again updated,refreshed and developed more taking them in new directions.
    As such i believe most people will be a lot more interested into pokemon if aside from new companions, characters they grew to like became relevant again returning to main cast for smaller periods when their return would help benefit their own story, and advance current one.

    Such concept would soil ground for pokemon series becoming more appealing to wider group of people keeping viewers loyal toward anime, since it makes them invest in cast starting to care with story becoming imbued with better continuity with that number only increasing more when new people starts watching such show spreading out its popularity.

    In long running show like pokemon to maintain viewers interest and loyalty its desirable to try out innovative ideas and different approach and this could be well invested money in longer run imo.

    That being said if anime had to end approaching to last season, character i feel deserve to return to main cast the most is Misty never receiving proper closure with many things in her story having room to be done more.
    In my opinion it would be great if she could return for a season persay with length of Orange Islands or Battle Frontier. That would give us opportunity that Misty infiltrates within new group being interesting to see how she would interact with new characters always adding extra spark with her multicolored personality, along with allowing to tie up loose ends in story getting more development.

    So yes i wish writers bring her back at some point, because there was so many things unanswered not only with water master goal for which gym isn't enough,but also with past, ambitions and various other aspects of Misty character which are left unfinished and i miss that unmistakable dynamic and lively interaction she was famous for.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012
  17. BlueDragonfangirl

    BlueDragonfangirl Well-Known Member

    I'd rather them continue as long as possible, as long as Ash still remains the main character I will continue to watch.
  18. dirkac

    dirkac I smash your Boxes.

    I honestly believe they should've destroyed Ash by the end of the OS, and in Advanced, went with Brendan/May/Wally as main. Then Lucas/Dawn/Barry, and then Ethan/Lyra/Kris/Silver in filler Johto arc.

    BW Should have had Cheren as main IMO, with Bianca/Hilbert/Hida/N appear as Rivals :p

    B2W2 season (not yet existing) should IMO have Nate/Rosa/Hugh as main.

    This way it isn't just some complete hyperactive, rash idiot as main for 7 regions. Instead some quirky (Hoenn), formal (Sinnoh) and unique (BW) characters, not just the same, annoying "Ash".

    ... God I despise Ash.
  19. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    Pokémon could never work like that.

    Pokémon has to have a single protagonist that pretty much goes to every single generation. It's not right for a protagonist, to be cheated out of the new Pokémon that come out.

    Which is why Ash should never be replaced.
  20. Mew2

    Mew2 Team Rocket's Enemy

    Why not? It works great in Pokémon Special. I think that it could be done in the animé, too. I'd like Ash to finish his Unova adventure and, assuming he does not win the Unova League (and it doesn't look like he will), he could finish by taking on the Kanto League once more and winning that, just to show that he can win a league.

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