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Favorite Ash Design?

Favorite Design for Ash?


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KyogreThunder

Call of Fate
DP and XY are the only two I actually like.
 

Ryker101

Well-Known Member
XY is his cleanest one, especially stands out due to the art style of the series. They did a great job with integrating Calem’s clothes with Ash’s design. The blue/gray+red cap combo looks polished and consistent (some of his other outfits were all over the place with colours). My only gripe with it is that he’s supposed to be wearing a ‘jacket’ but it’s got short sleeves (a little counter-intuitive lol). Or it could be a collared shirt, but sometimes they show a zipper on it (like in the XYZ opening).

His I choose you and even Journeys outfits are honourable mentions for me too.
 

SerGoldenhandtheJust

Anipoke despite its flaws, as a WHOLE, is good <3
Not sure anything will top XY Ash's design.
It is pretty damn epic but my main problem is that Ash looks like a teen there, not 10 year old. I want Ash to age up but since he's 10 that design doesn't work.
If not counting the movies, I think BW Ash was perfect in terms of design
Otherwise it's definitely ICY Ash, he looks so clean there
 
It is pretty damn epic but my main problem is that Ash looks like a teen there, not 10 year old. I want Ash to age up but since he's 10 that design doesn't work.
If not counting the movies, I think BW Ash was perfect in terms of design
Otherwise it's definitely ICY Ash, he looks so clean there
Not a particularly relevant criticism for me at least, especially since the things you seem to have problems with were things I appreciated about the design. One of the reasons the design specifically works is because of how it perfectly reflects Ash's character in XY/XYZ.
 

SerGoldenhandtheJust

Anipoke despite its flaws, as a WHOLE, is good <3
Not a particularly relevant criticism for me at least, especially since the things you seem to have problems with were things I appreciated about the design.
I appreciated those things too, I liked seeing an older version of Ash atleast design wise. It's just considering the fact he's supposed to be 10, I don't think it fits him as well as BW or ICY does
 
I appreciated those things too, I liked seeing an older version of Ash atleast design wise. It's just considering the fact he's supposed to be 10, I don't think it fits him as well as BW or ICY does
I think Ash's design in XY/XYZ fits him perfectly well insofar he was characterized in XY/XYZ. It's probably the most distinctive besides the SM design in what it conveys to the viewer.
 

k6666

Pikachu Fan
I find AG and BW design is my favorite, unpopular opinion ,ash design on XY is kinda bland is to much like red but on different colorations! Like Calem and red clothes combine together
 

Shadao

Champion GETTO DA ZE!
It is pretty damn epic but my main problem is that Ash looks like a teen there, not 10 year old. I want Ash to age up but since he's 10 that design doesn't work.
If not counting the movies, I think BW Ash was perfect in terms of design
Otherwise it's definitely ICY Ash, he looks so clean there
I think that's part of the appeal. The possiblity of what an older Satoshi would look like if he's allowed to age. I remember that when they aged Red from Adventures, making him lanker with his FRLG clothes really emphasizing on that form, I asked myself what would Ash look like if he was given the same treatment (as in physically aging like Red) and then I saw the XY design which seemed tailor-made to answer it.

Incidentally, any time that Ash bears resemblances to Red's design is always a great design; it highlights Ash's connection to Red while still doing its own take at the same time. Of course, much of it has to do with the fact that Ash still remains faithful to the original design of Red (jet-black hair and smirk that screams Shonen protagonist) while Red himself has been veering towards the generic, brown-haired stoic. Heck, I was glad that Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee went back to the original design of Red cause he looks awesome in that game. And I do like the fact that when Journeys came around, they rectify a misconception with Red they unwittingly created in the original design for Ash.

Red didn't wore a jacket in Gen I. He wore a red vest and the white sleeves were actually part of his shirt. And guess what Journeys Ash was wearing? A blue vest with a white shirt underneath.
 
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