It WOULD BE STUPID to NOT return May or Serena from marketing view.
Kinda sad right? I always thought she was very popularWe don't know. She did a narration gig around during mid XY that led to people speculating she might have recovered enough to do the voice, but it never happened and we haven't heard anything from her since.
From a marketing point of view there would be literally zero point in bringing Haruka back. Notice how Shijima's return was given literally zero marketing? There's a reason for that. From a marketing point of view it would be stupid to return characters whose return can't be marketed.
Kinda sad right? I always thought she was very popular
Honestly. Considering Brock and Misty were stuffed back into their old outfits Serena should really get the same treatment since she by far has one of the best designs of any Pokegirl. Honestly I’m okay with May keeping her Emerald outfit but ORAS works as well. Although it seems Journeys/SM is cautious on keeping characters as close to their original anime appearances. Even Iris is implied to still keep her original outfit from BW and instead just casually change back and forth from her Champion dress.If/When Serena and May returns, Id like Serena to have her OG game outfit back (Evolutions reminded me how good the design is and tbh I like Serena better in long hair) and id love for May to have her ORAS outfit (We already got RS and E outfits) and I hope we see the ORAS contest outfit as well coz I LOVED that design
I get that. But If they want it, they will lol.What makes serena’s return so difficult (and unique) is the fact that her goal requires Ash to grow up. Something like a pokemon master, dragon master or top co-ordinator can be achieved at the age of 10 and that makes these characters quite flexible. You can put iris in any random episode and she can make it work but serena can’t. Certain conditions need to be met to bring her back.
I mean like for example Iris Dragonite tanked Ice beams and Ice shards like it was nothing in BW, but loses to a powered-up Ice Fang from Dracovish, just to make Satoshi look good. What is next? Cynthias Garchomp loses to Dracovish with one attack?Another reason why this anime is absolute garbage.
Marketing takes precedence over coherence and constistency.