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The Future of Pokemon Anime after PM2019? (aka Gen 9 Anime Speculation Thread)

SerGoldenhandtheJust

Legends Arceus shall be a masterpiece
I disagree on Brock, he looked somewhat off-putting to me in the SM artstyle. His recent flashback cameo with JN artstyle looked far better and more familiar to the Brock we last saw at the end of DP.
Brock looked different for sure, but he looked good still to me, esp after you got used to it. Honestly its the same with Jessie and James, only Ash looks off putting throughout the entire series but even then besides Ash I really love Alola's artstyle, its vibrant, colorful and soulful and SM's animation is definitely the best in the series so far, really disappointed JN hasnt carried the torch forward when every other series did imo, esp since its a battle driven series
 

KirliaToon50

Pokémon Adventures/Special Anime when?
If Gen 9 Anime were able to pull off the 9 regions like Journeys, do they have a good reason for Ash Ketchum going back to old regions including Orange islands and Decolore islands? is that hard for them to use Orange islands again if they couldn't use Alola Region again?
 

DuskAstral

Well-Known Member
If Gen 9 Anime were able to pull off the 9 regions like Journeys
There will be no 9th generation anime. I think "Journeys" will be permanent.
is that hard for them to use Orange islands again if they couldn't use Alola Region again?
It's not like that. The creators do not often show Alola, because it was related to the entire previous series.
 

KirliaToon50

Pokémon Adventures/Special Anime when?
There will be no 9th generation anime. I think "Journeys" will be permanent.

It's not like that. The creators do not often show Alola, because it was related to the entire previous series.
Okay. let me tell you @DuskAstral.

Let's rule out the possibility of Journeys being permanent this time. I apologize for being rude but... why do you have a reason to be angry toward me for unknown reason.

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(I know it was a joke. I'm not saying that Kalos Region is better than Alola Region itself but I prefer Unova Region)
 
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pardusco

Well-Known Member
The problem is that it's a double-edged sword, since you can end up making characters develop too quickly, being good at everything, with barely much consistency (Goh); or end up being an overly slow burn and restrictive when it comes to content (Chloe).
And game characters tend to garner the interest of the general Pokemon fanbase a lot more than OCs. I guarantee you that an episode with Marnie would attract a ton of randos while another COTD wouldn't pull in those type of views. I thought Journeys was going to take advantage of this phenomenon by allowing prisoners in offscreen jail to show up, as well as the Galar characters, but I was wrong.

Just imagine how much people would tune in to see a Nessa episode or another highly popular character!
 
There's a big reason why both Nessa and Bea got added to Masters right after the devs added Gloria, Leon, and Marnie I believe (all three of them being as or more popular than the two of them), and that was through fan feedback alone.
 
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Ignition

Sinnoh Season
There's a big reason why both Nessa and Bea got added to Masters right after the devs added Gloria, Leon, and Marney I believe (all three of them being as or more popular than the two of them), and that was through fan feedback alone.
There’s also Piers being added before both Leon & Marnie as well as Raihan coming just barely before Nessa/Bea.
 
There’s also Piers being added before both Leon & Marnie as well as Raihan coming just barely before Nessa/Bea.
And then Allister got added a week ago, though I'm not sure if it's because he's popular or because of Halloween month. I don't know if the rest of the Galar characters are popular, though.
 

Ignition

Sinnoh Season
And then Allister got added a week ago, though I'm not sure if it's because he's popular or because of Halloween month. I don't know if the rest of the Galar characters are popular, though.

Every character on this Famitsu poll has been added to Masters except Bede & Kabu (who I saw a ton of fanart when the game first dropped). I’ve also seen a lot of love for Sonia and Peony/Mustard (who didn’t “exist” yet) but it’s hard to quantify objective popularity
 

KirliaToon50

Pokémon Adventures/Special Anime when?
Do we get any information that is foreshadowing Gen 9 Anime? This is becoming a speculation and prediction and maybe Foreshadowing the Gen 9 Anime Thread.
but again, Given the Disappointment of Pokemon Journeys, I think I would owe Team Rocket trio an Appreciation and Congratulations for Barely Avoiding Ash and Goh and maybe Chloe. I want to see Team Rocket trio being a legit threat like in Best Wishes but with more fleshed out development, Don't use Gacha Machine for Team Rocket in Gen 9 again that would be a no-go for them to use it.

As for Ash Ketchum, Maybe flesh out his character before Gen 9 Anime Starts, TV Tokyo and OLM and writers all have a room to retire him permanently.

Is there a good reason for Journeys to end?
 

Yveltal91057

Kirby… Kirby… Kirby!
Ash should dump Pikachu, Sirfetch’d, Dracovish and Dragonite at Professor Oak’s lab after Journeys ends and uses a completely different team consisting of Totodie, Quilava, Bayleef, Lucario, Gengar and Gible. Of course, Ash will still be using Pikachu as a backup, but it won’t be hogging all the screen time in a potential Gen 9 anime.
 

cricketlaxwolvesbandy

Currently watching the entire Pokémon anime
Do we get any information that is foreshadowing Gen 9 Anime? This is becoming a speculation and prediction and maybe Foreshadowing the Gen 9 Anime Thread.
but again, Given the Disappointment of Pokemon Journeys, I think I would owe Team Rocket trio an Appreciation and Congratulations for Barely Avoiding Ash and Goh and maybe Chloe. I want to see Team Rocket trio being a legit threat like in Best Wishes but with more fleshed out development, Don't use Gacha Machine for Team Rocket in Gen 9 again that would be a no-go for them to use it.

As for Ash Ketchum, Maybe flesh out his character before Gen 9 Anime Starts, TV Tokyo and OLM and writers all have a room to retire him permanently.

Is there a good reason for Journeys to end?
Flesh out his character and make him grow? This is Pokemon we’re talking about
 

KirliaToon50

Pokémon Adventures/Special Anime when?
Flesh out his character and make him grow? This is Pokemon we’re talking about
Eh, I'm gonna outright say that TV Tokyo and OLM and Writers could permanently retire Ash Ketchum before this Hypothetical Gen 9 Anime. I think they're gonna keep Team Rocket Trio for Gen 9, I think Journeys writers could test the water for Team Rocket trio, I don't like this mess that Journeys turns out, Let's use the Soft Reboot option before we get to Actual Gen 9 Anime. Just Scrap Goh and Chloe completely and replaced them with New Protagonists.
 

SatoSereFan224888

Well-Known Member
Well I think Ash needs a new voice for his older self in both Japanese & English. I'm think in Japan it should be either Miyu Irino or Mamoru Miyano. For English Bryce Papenbrook is the only guy who could voice an adult Ash to be honest.
 

lolipiece

"Vrrr...?"
Staff member
Moderator
Matsumoto can easily do an older Ash. No need for any changes.
 
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