XY gave Ash a hyper OP form specific. That's a platinum platter.
@Dephender First of all, thanks for the translation.
I do understand that Yuyama wasn't happy with the idea of Ash becoming a World Champion, and that if it was his job it would have been different. As someone who is much familiar with the whole anime staff, do you think that if it was Yuyama in charge, this wouldn't be Ash's last saga? Who's decision to end Ash's journey do you think it was?
is people really ignoring the big improvement from OS as an amateur trainer to XY where Ash was E4 level trainer with an entirely new team just so they can say Ash had all in a plate during SM and JN?
I mean, I was kind of over it, until I read that any concrete reasons to believe in Ash were being actively sabotaged by one man, and the reason Ash finally got to where he should be was not because of a collective realisation that it was time for him to actually be good, but because this obstructing force simply...left.
That... kind of annoys me? I know it might seem strange, but I preferred the idea that the writers, directors, etc collectively decided to pull their finger out and write the character properly. Not that there was one guy insisting that Ash be pre-surgery Charlie Gordon forever, functionally trapping the show in infuriating stasis, with that front only improving once he left.
I spoke in the past about how the show needed to make up for the horrific Unova and Kalos leagues, and it did - but it wasn't through a changing of minds, it was a changing of personnel. I wish it was the former, that's all.
I promise you, this is a show for children and you’ll get over it. Yuyama didn’t harm you personally and this entire dramatic monologue tells me you clearly haven’t gotten over it yet, so good luck with all of that you’re dealing with I guess
So the bolded and italiziced parts are somewhat contradictory. You say it was your impression that he wasn't onboard with the direction the show went, but that it also wasn't an opinion. An impression is an opinion.I'm NOT upset over his direction, hell, I said elsewhere that my impression is that he was never particularly on board with PM2019 making Satoshi suddenly get some absurd power boost and become the best trainer in the world, and that MPM was him steering the show back on track.
It was also not an OPINION, it was some quick summarizing of what he was actually doing as opposed to what some people were assuming he was doing, in response to a post asking why we needed another Latias/Latios plot:
1) The reason we got a Latias/Latios plot is not because Yuyama felt we needed one. We got one because he wanted a running subplot about a Pokemon observing Satoshi throughout these episodes before eventually asking him for help. He picked Latias as this Pokemon not because he wanted to do something with Latias (and Latios) specifically. Not because he wanted another Latias/Latios plot. Not because of anything related to movie 5. But because of the specific qualities of Latias as a species (flight, invisibility, etc). And now that the series has ended, we know that nothing particularly important came of the entire Latias thing.
2) The reason Kasumi and Takeshi were in MPM was not because Yuyama had any specific plans for those two characters. It's not because he had any episodes in mind that necessitated them being there. It's because he felt Satoshi needed travelmates for these episodes. The specific characters were picked afterwards. He doesn't remember exactly why they went for those beyond "everyone just kinda agreed", but the reason they're in the show is ultimately because he didn't want Satoshi to travel alone, not because he wanted Satoshi to travel with Kasumi and Takeshi again or because he had some Kasumi- or Takeshi-specific plans in mind. And now that the series has ended, we know that nothing particularly important came of those two specific characters being there for another couple episodes.
4) Most of the episodes in MPM were written because they needed more episodes in the show and came up with something they felt like doing. Yuyama spells out quite clearly in the comment for episode 8 that they came up with by essentially going "okay, we need another episode, any ideas?" "We didn't do an episode about Ghost types yet, we could do that." "Good idea. Hey, these zukan entries about Juppeta being a possessed puppet searching for its former owner are pretty interesting and we never did an episode about that concept. Let's do that." They weren't concluding dangling plot threads or setting up some sort of big finale that would relate back to plot points established throughout these episodes, they were just coming up with episodes until they had 11 of them. And now that the series has ended, we know that the final episode was pretty standalone and nothing particularly important came of anything that happened in any of the prior 10.
I think they were going to be forced to confront this after Gen VI. Between the fan outrage over the Lumiose Conference results and the games changing up how the Leagues work starting in Gen VII, there was no way that they could get away with restricting Ash's growth like they had in previous generations.tbh even with a straight SwSh adaptation Ash was coming out of it as a champion tier trainer, due to him needing to beat Raihan, I was already thinking about that back when he was revealed in 2019.
So the bolded and italiziced parts are somewhat contradictory. You say it was your impression that he wasn't onboard with the direction the show went, but that it also wasn't an opinion. An impression is an opinion.