Gotta be honest, I wasn’t expecting Iris to return sooner than Serena or Dawn
I couldn't reply to this last night but yeah, if true this is really strange. Especially because as far as I can tell, Yūko Kobayashi is still doing acting work now. I feel like this could easily just turn out to be some kind of misunderstanding, but I really liked her voice for him and it's gonna be pretty sad if they replaced her without even telling her.Apparently, Shigeru/Gary's voice actor may not be reprising his role in this series.
Gary's VA apparently seemed to be unaware of Gary's return to Anipoke
If true, then this is huge.
If this precedent is set, than suddenly all VA related character restrictions may no longer exist. Perhaps we can see characters like May return, whose VA has a 0% chance of returning.
This is also bittersweet of course, as I liked Gary's OG voice and I don't think Voice Actors should be replaced without good reason.
Potentially Replacing May's VA is an understandable case but there's no reason why Yūko Kobayashi needed to be replaced as he seems to be fine.
That is assuming this is true after all
It's easier to return a battler with a loose goal than it is to return someone who's focused on contests which aren't relevant at the moment. Sure they could come up with some convoluted reason to include them in the current story, but it's just easier to return someone like Iris first, or Brock and Misty who despite having other goals (in Brocks case anyway), are still battlers and this is a battle heavy saga. Heck, even bringing Cilan back before the other girls would be easier..Gotta be honest, I wasn’t expecting Iris to return sooner than Serena or Dawn
I wonder how they would handle Gmax Cinderace in a fight given that it rides its fireball which it also kicks away for its signature move?Gou needs a “Totodile Duel!” episode, OS killed it with that one. Having two trainers fight over a capture was incredible and Kasumi’s manner of handicapping Pikachu a second time was great. Oh I missed the days of Pikachu’s more eccentric personality, not wanting to fight Kasumi out of friendship or hurt Togepi who never being useful in any matches versus her.
Would give a good chance for Gou to show what he’s worth battle wise and he benefits by getting a capture. Still waiting for Kyodaimax Aceburn’s debut too and Rabbifoot did better than Pikachu in its first Daimax battle and against a trainer. Aceburn’s transformation isn’t over its body but features so that’s gonna be way more dynamic for sure.
I'm surprised considering that they went out of their way to rehire Masachika Ichimura to voice Mewtwo just a few months ago, but apparently couldn't be bothered to rehire Yuko Kobayashi to reprise her role as Shigeru.Spider-Phoenix said:Really odd if true. I mean, I could understand changing Chuck's but why Gary? He's had much more apperances and his VA is most likely willing to reprise.
I still find it strange that Gary may potentially be recast tho, like why to be exact.Well, given Tomo Sakurai did voice Chloe's mom, I guess we shouldn't worry about Cynthia being recast if she ever appears.
I really hope those recast are limited to just non-companion characters who happens to be semi-major game characters.
I think that too, though if that's really the case, this sure would be a weird way to test the waters.I dunno, a part of me is starting to think it's a test to see how far they can get away with recasting.
I could had sworn the Japanese voice actor passed away a while ago, but apparently, he's still alive albeit retired now.I think that too, though if that's really the case, this sure would be a weird way to test the waters.
Recasting someone like Chuck was kind of a given, but this is a way different situation than that...
That could easily happen without the need for her to learn from them specifically, though. COTDs could easily fulfill that role. Frankly, the thought of the previous companions being used for her benefit just doesn't sit well with me, because I dislike the concept of hand-holding and mentoring in general, especially when it comes to characters that should have bigger purposes.wellwellwells said:I would actually love for them to use the companions showing up to show Koharu around all the possibilities she has as a trainer (which was actually referenced in the Eevee episode). Like a Brock episode to show nurse school, Serena showing performing, May/Dawn showing contests, and so on. Serena and May specially would work great with Eevee meeting Sylveon and Glaceon.
Riiiight, the battle heavy saga that’s barely even brought up competitive battling for 10 episodes.It's easier to return a battler with a loose goal than it is to return someone who's focused on contests which aren't relevant at the moment. Sure they could come up with some convoluted reason to include them in the current story, but it's just easier to return someone like Iris first, or Brock and Misty who despite having other goals (in Brocks case anyway), are still battlers and this is a battle heavy saga. Heck, even bringing Cilan back before the other girls would be easier..