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Pokemon Anime Awards 2018 - (VOTING CLOSED IN ALL CATEGORIES)

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by keepitsimple, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. LilligantLewis

    LilligantLewis primarina donna

    Yeah the redesign of the forum in March of this year has really made me much more active since I find it so much cleaner, easier to use, and easier to receive notifications.
     
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  2. Dephender

    Dephender Gizakawayusu Staff Member Moderator

    Reminder that the voting for the anime categories are closed.
     
  3. blizzardblaze

    blizzardblaze Comp. Battler Who loves The Anime

    Most Informed/Intelligent Member: Dephender
    Best Speculator: Golden Latias
    Most Contributing/Active Member: shoz999
    Funniest/Most Entertaining Member: keepitsimple
    Craziest/Most “Out There” Member: Dragalge
    Nicest/Friendliest Member: Power Up
    Best Debater: Genaller

    Best Newcomer (joined in the last year): Ignition
    Best Old Timer (joined 5 years ago or longer): PokeGirlfan

    Biggest Fan of the Original Series: TheWanderingMist
    Biggest Fan of the Advanced Series: PokemonBattlerFanatic
    Biggest Fan of the Diamond and Pearl Series:
    Biggest Fan of the Best Wishes Series: satopi
    Biggest Fan of the XY Series: 345ashgreninja Honorable Mention: Epicocity
    Biggest Fan of the Sun and Moon Series: DatsRight

    Best Quote/Post: I’m honestly not sure where this essay/rant is going to go and it probably won’t be all that structured unlike many of my other essays on this forum. For some background I’m someone who fairly recently quit having an active investment in SM and only intend to watch the episodes involving battle/power scaling feats for Ash’s Pokémon out of a sense of obligation since I have an obsession with giving all of Ash’s Pokémon battle viability ratings.

    To start off with I can’t stand to look at Ash though surprisingly most of his “softer” features aren’t the problem; it’s those oversized deformed Z marks. I’m not quite sure whether it’s because they’re oversized or asymmetric, but I feel very unpleasant (like my brain is malfunctioning) every time I’m forced to look at those atrocities plastered to Ash’s face. More generally speaking the character and Pokémon designs are simpler in SM to allow for more fluid animation though frankly I find the increase in fluidity granted by this simplification to not be worth the loss of the more detailed artstyle in the slightlest.

    More importantly it seems that the focus of animation has shifted from battles to slice of life making it more apparent that this isn’t my kind of series. It’s not that I inherently dislike series that don’t put focus on battles. Battles in OS Kanto would be an utter joke by modern standards though I still enjoyed that series due to its great sense of humor and character/Pokémon chemistry. On the other hand the sort of “comedy” SM offers made me groan and cringe instead of smile and laugh.

    As for our major characters overall I feel quite apathetic towards them. Kiawe’s focus episodes were easily the most engaging (comparatively) though sadly he’s criminally underused. I’ll admit that I’ve grown to like Lana more than my initial impression of her where I thought she was Misty but without the tsundere and actually wouldn’t mind seeing her dream he fulfilled which seems very possible given how tied it is to Primarina’s Z-move it seems to be though sadly she’s also underused. Lillie on the other hand is someone whom I had high expectations for. I really enjoyed her character arc in the games, but this was completely butchered in the anime yet it’s clear that she’s still being pushed as the most important companion. I also had hopes that she could be the first female lead to do a gym/trial quest though it’s clear that with the time remaining coupled with the lack of focus on battles that this is never happening. Overall anime Lillie has been extremely disappointing. Mallow and Sophocles evoke so much apathy in me that I can’t even be bothered to write about my problems with them.

    Now as many of you know I’m someone that is heavily invested in Ash's progression as both a trainer and person. I’m not saying that everyone needs to still be invested in this aspect of the series or even whether they should be, but know that this is and always will be the most important aspect of the Pokémon anime for me and with the premise that Ash is supposed to be gradually progressing (both trainer and character wise) throughout the show in mind, SM just like BW is objective trash. Now to be clear the problems that both these variants of Ash had are far from identical. In certain aspects SM Ash isn’t as horrendous as BW Ash (such as battle competency though he’s still pretty bad compared to DP and XY Ash) though in others (character consistency with respect to his past selves) he’s far worse than BW Ash. SM Ash even more so than BW Ash feels like a husk of flesh that the writers inject character traits into in order to fit whatever narrative they’re telling at the time.

    I’m not sure which show I dislike more between SM and BW, but I will say this; while BW’s betrayal of Ash’s progression stings a lot more than SM, I could at least sense that “the spirit of Pokémon” was alive and well in BW; however, I sense nothing of the sort from SM.

    If XY was the series that restored my hope in the anime, then SM is the series that fizzled most of it out again and has left me on the edge with the gen 8 series being the decisive factor with regards to what side I land on (renewed hope for the show or complete loss of hope and investment in it). Who knew that a show as light hearted as SM could induce such utter despair within me (with regards to the anime’s future) :-(.
    Best Thread: Pokemon Anime Faceoff IV/ Pokemon Battle Versus Thread
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
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  4. keepitsimple

    keepitsimple I might have accidentally named Ery's cat

    @blizzardblaze Please choose one person for each category - also banned members such as Navin aren't eligible for an award.

    I'd also appreciate it if you didn't call people names, thanks!
     
  5. Genaller

    Genaller Mein Kaiser

    To be fair you can still give people a shout in a certain category even if they aren’t eligible as long as you’re okay with the fact that your vote in said category won’t count. For example I gave Snorlax512 a shout for most missed member eventhough he technically doesn’t meet the requirements.
    Honestly that one’s on me since I popularized that “Mr.Hypocrite” nickname of his during our plethora of arguments 8-P.
     
  6. blizzardblaze

    blizzardblaze Comp. Battler Who loves The Anime

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  7. keepitsimple

    keepitsimple I might have accidentally named Ery's cat

    Okay. Just FTR I'm only counting your vote for the VS thread since the Pokemon Anime Face-Off isn't a PAD thread ^^

    Thanks for fixing!
     
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  8. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Celestine VI

    Most Informed/Intelligent Member: Dephender

    Best Speculator: satopi

    Most Contributing/Active Member: shoz999

    Funniest/Most Entertaining Member: keepitsimple

    Craziest/Most “Out There” Member: 345-AshGreninja

    Nicest/Friendliest Member: Golden Latias

    Best Debater: DatsRight

    Best Newcomer (joined in the last year): PorcelainVulpix

    Best Old Timer (joined 5 years ago or longer): Pokegirl Fan

    Most Missed Member (someone who has been gone for over a year): (banned member)

    Biggest Fan of the Original Series: ash&charizardfan

    Biggest Fan of the Advanced Series: satopi

    Biggest Fan of the Diamond and Pearl
    Series: pokemonbattlefanatic

    Biggest Fan of the Best Wishes Series: Satoshi and Touko

    Biggest Fan of the XY Series: Genaller

    Biggest Fan of the Sun and Moon Series: DatsRight

    Best Quote/Post:

    Best Thread: Dub Title Thread

    Member of the Year 2018: Satomine Night


    All finished. Some of the votes are a bit...random.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2018
  9. 345ash-greninja

    345ash-greninja Smirking Shorty is the coolest

    @keepitsimple Is the deadline over yet or am I still eligible to edit some of my votes for the Members Categories?
     
  10. Dragalge

    Dragalge Persona Emblem

    It’s past due
     
  11. 345ash-greninja

    345ash-greninja Smirking Shorty is the coolest

    Oh. Guess it's now time to start counting the votes then. :)
     
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  12. Dragalge

    Dragalge Persona Emblem

    Yes and they’ll come once we get New Years festivities out of the way and all that
     
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  13. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Celestine VI

    Are these tallied yet so I can initiate my plan to eliminate Dragalge?
     
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  14. LilligantLewis

    LilligantLewis primarina donna

    They're not tallied yet or else there would have been a post telling us that they're tallied yet.
     
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  15. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Celestine VI

  16. keepitsimple

    keepitsimple I might have accidentally named Ery's cat

    No I haven't. I've been tallying
     
  17. Genaller

    Genaller Mein Kaiser

    I know kis hasn't posted the official results, but I want to congratulate @LilligantLewis for being the member of the year 2018!
     
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  18. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Toshiya Sato vs Goro Honda

    no spoilers please ;)
     
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  19. LilligantLewis

    LilligantLewis primarina donna

    Are the Florida recount officials in Broward County in charge of this election or what?
     
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  20. keepitsimple

    keepitsimple I might have accidentally named Ery's cat

    What's that, you want me to take more time? Well if you insist :^)

    Translation: Patience is a virtue my dude
     
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