Nope, the writers won't change athing because of age and switchign protagonistts will nto work since the writes can just rehash Ash's personality in every new oneThe writers would need to stop being lazy and develop him further.
They would change protagonist every now and then
Then that just prove the writers and director boards are 3rd-rate staffs where they can't do their job finely by providing a satisfying result to their audience aka customers.Nope, the writers won't change athing because of age and switchign protagonistts will nto work since the writes can just rehash Ash's personality in every new one
Other anime age their protagonists, but that's because their audiences age, and so the characters and story mature with the audience. The Pokémon anime is, and always will be, targeted toward young children. Ash doesn't age, because the age range of the target audience hasn't and won't change.It's a question that I've been asking myself lately because I've been told other animes have aged their protagonists.
I disagree. Just because 10-year-olds are considered old enough to travel the world on their own in this society doesn't mean 10 years old is the equivalent of 16-18 years old. They are still children: they are treated as children, addressed as children, look like children, and act like children.Pokemon 10-year-olds aren't really equivalent to real life 10-year-olds. 10 in the anime seems to basically be the equivalent of 16-18 in the real world since you're basically considered a young adult not a child so I don't see how shipping feels weird. especially because the characters don't even look or act like 10 year olds.
Haha, oh man, that last picture. Morbid.He was already mature by the time of XY, in personality and art-style-wise. Other than that, if you really want to see what would happen:
An 18-year-old Ash would probably act the same as the current Ash, though. And besides, Ash's battling experience fluctuates too easily, so I wouldn't expect to see any consistency from him even if he aged.Haha, oh man, that last picture. Morbid.
But boy, just from those pictures alone, I would've loved to see an 18 year old Ash reuniting with an 18 year old Gary. Ugh, would be so cool to see a fully grown Ash with all the years of battling experience with him. I know there are some theories that the time in the anime is arbitrary, that time might not pass the same in real life, but still.