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Pokemon anime's lack of darkness

Discussion in 'Animé Polls' started by Charizard-Fan, Jan 27, 2013.


Would you like to see anime becoming more dark?

  1. Yes.

  2. No.

  3. It depends on how dark it would be.

  4. I don't care.

  1. Charizard-Fan

    Charizard-Fan Star Wars fan

    Pokemon anime has had it's share of dark moments, but overall it's not that dark series. Do you think anime should be more dark in future?
  2. pokedigijedi

    pokedigijedi Saiyan Jedi

    it all depends on how should it dark it should be. for example adding drug referances and an over use of gun violence and having a bullet actually hit someone would be too dark. doing something like having a shadow pokemon arc and having them attack people VIOLENTLY would probably be pushing it but at the same time it would be doable depending how much they do it.
  3. Kokatsu

    Kokatsu Well-Known Member

    Matters what level of dark you mean. It could easily get dark if they wanted to an be far from "too Dark" I have seen kid shows that hard dark themes but fine for the target demo
  4. LizardonX

    LizardonX Banned

    Well I would not see that work out unless the cast was all vampires, it’s kind of hard to see in the dark /shot

    There was a thread today made about should pokemon become more violent. I think if the anime can incorporate that as much as possible then the show would become a whole lot better.
  5. Interference

    Interference Banned

    No, it's a kid's anime and it shouldn't become dark and gritty like other anime.
  6. matt0044

    matt0044 Well-Known Member

    It doesn't need to be "dark" but the stories and plot could use more weight and substance to them (like in the movies but on the small screen). Whether it's for kids or not isn't the problem regarding that.

    Plus, Hunter J's fate wasn't what I'd call "light hearted." Unless you're a sadist.
  7. An00bis

    An00bis Wicked Witch

    How dark can a series that returns to Status Quo every episode be?
  8. moneylesswario

    moneylesswario Shudo's Powerhouses

    I think it should be darker, Season 1 had no problem doing it without excessive melodrama.
  9. Thriller

    Thriller Its almost time

    If you want to see dark in a "'Mon Type" show, with virtually similar animation, check out Monster Rancher.
  10. Vegeta8639

    Vegeta8639 Vegeta8639

    Well all I really care about in an anime is haw good the overall story, writing, and characters are but as the BW series is now it should def 100% be more dark.
    Like for example make an episode where 2 groups of pokemon are fighting over territory or food. Or make a group actually steal someones pokemon and then Ash and co could after 10-20 episodes encounter they again and take it back(Like in Black/White 2 with purloin)
    And of course making some pokemon actually get mad after they lose a battle every once in a while like with buizel and maybe later attack the pokemon they lost to out of battle?
    There are many ways to make the show better and still make it child friendly by throwing in a few lessons along the way. But right now the writers just care about 3 things:
    1. How much money they will make from the show
    2. How little it will cost to make the show
    3. What to spend they money on while we are here complaining on random forums

  11. Spin Attaxx

    Spin Attaxx 2012-2013

    I'd like the series to become dark by having villains that are actually a serious threat and the "no Pokémon is evil" tripe being thoroughly quashed into the ground.

    But I wouldn't want it to be a typical emo-ridden wangst-fest with no fun at all.
  12. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Mikoto Uchiha

    It should be darker, the darker the better imo.
  13. AgentPierce

    AgentPierce Mad science FTW!

    This. Kanto's usual tone was arguably sillier than later sagas, but at the same time, when it got dark, it really wasn't afraid to get dark.

    In D/P and BW, most of the dark moments come off as half-heartedly executed or forced. I'd really like it if we got the Kanto-style dark moments back.
  14. Pikachu Fan Number Nine

    Pikachu Fan Number Nine Don't Mess wit Texas

    Well some of the movies are pretty dark. I'd like to see more movies that have PG-13 or even R-level content in them.

    The TV show also needs episodes that have TV-14 level content. I'd like to see an episode around a Houndoom-worshipping cult (based on Satanic cults) for example.
  15. Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama

    Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama Fancy footwork

    I prefer Sinnoh's dark. With the whole Chimchar and Paul thing. It was enjoyable, because it was new. I'm used to how Pokemon is now, but I had a choice, I'd go with the dark way.
  16. moneylesswario

    moneylesswario Shudo's Powerhouses

    Agreed. The Chimchar abandonment thing comes to mind. Chimchar was annoying, Paul was not properly punished, etc.
  17. OceanicLanturn

    OceanicLanturn Non non non!

    /Ash beat Paul.

    Definitely DP dark is fine. I was disappointed when BW was so... Not sure, immature? Stuff like Cyrus and Hunter J are good, and there were many scenes where the trio gets hit by Pokemon attacks from the villain.
  18. Blazicken

    Blazicken Sex on fire

    sad thing is, the original plan for the anime was for it to be like the manga, but now it's just a bussiness.
    The could easily make it into a serious and more dark-toned anime, & it would be a huge imrovement... though all they care about is money & little kids are their main source.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013
  19. moneylesswario

    moneylesswario Shudo's Powerhouses

    Yeah, years later. What I mean is, he wasn't punished for his ACTIONS, like Damien was.
  20. LizardonX

    LizardonX Banned

    He wasn't punished because the writers liked him.

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