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The Future of the World Championships

ShadowForce720

Well-Known Member
I can't see it a bit. I have a feeling that Satoshi will refuse to accept the title. Note that the boy keeps saying that his goal is to defeat Dande and not become World Champion.
There is literally no reason to think Ash would turn down the title of World Champion if he defeats Leon, especially since becoming World Champion doesn’t prevent him from traveling.

Look just because he doesn’t specifically say that he wants to be World Champion doesn’t mean he is going to reject the title if he beats Leon.

If anything if he beats Leon in the PWC but then rejects the title of World Champion then that would practically be an insult to everyone in the PWC that has tried to beat Leon and get to that position.

Heck plus think how it would look for Leon to still be World Champion after he lost to Ash just because Ash refused the title.
 

Yuugis Black Magician

Namaikina Imouto
I imagine Tomiyasu will pull strings for the Dande battle to look good. It'd be really nice if they took Iwane out of the rotation so that he could spent three months on an episode for the Dande battle. Iwane normally spends six weeks on an episode and his Mega Evolution specials had two months for him to toy around with so giving him an extra five weeks on top of that would probably help him produce his best episode.
 

DankOverlord

Komodo Dragons Rule!
Heck plus think how it would look for Leon to still be World Champion after he lost to Ash just because Ash refused the title.
THIS. Leon in the games gets something of a breakdown after being beaten because he didn't know what it was to lose until PC beat him. Ash defeating him is likely to give him a similar epiphany and help expose a little flawed side of his
 

KenzeyEevee

Some ppl have the insight of a Magikarp
There is literally no reason to think Ash would turn down the title of World Champion if he defeats Leon, especially since becoming World Champion doesn’t prevent him from traveling.

Look just because he doesn’t specifically say that he wants to be World Champion doesn’t mean he is going to reject the title if he beats Leon.

If anything if he beats Leon in the PWC but then rejects the title of World Champion then that would practically be an insult to everyone in the PWC that has tried to beat Leon and get to that position.

Heck plus think how it would look for Leon to still be World Champion after he lost to Ash just because Ash refused the title.
I know right lol. Indeed it doesnt prevent him from travelling, but he has to go to the Wydon Stadium once in a while to defend his title
 

mehmeh1

I don't feel safe!
I imagine Tomiyasu will pull strings for the Dande battle to look good. It'd be really nice if they took Iwane out of the rotation so that he could spent three months on an episode for the Dande battle. Iwane normally spends six weeks on an episode and his Mega Evolution specials had two months for him to toy around with so giving him an extra five weeks on top of that would probably help him produce his best episode.
Tbh even when he's lately been taking more episodes between appearances, Iwane still has been feeling....not exactly lacking, but still noticeably weaker than he used to be
 

KenzeyEevee

Some ppl have the insight of a Magikarp
Tbh even when he's lately been taking more episodes between appearances, Iwane still has been feeling....not exactly lacking, but still noticeably weaker than he used to be
Maybe he is getting older or lost his groove?
 

mehmeh1

I don't feel safe!
Maybe he is getting older or lost his groove?
He does do some stuff on twitter/youtube and it's great, so I'm guessing it's more due to either time constraints or maybe not being allowed as many drawings per episode as before
 

KenzeyEevee

Some ppl have the insight of a Magikarp
He does do some stuff on twitter/youtube and it's great, so I'm guessing it's more due to either time constraints or maybe not being allowed as many drawings per episode as before
Maybe too expensive? Animation is expensive in general.
 

Yuugis Black Magician

Namaikina Imouto
Iwane seems to still be keeping busy in his spare time, so I don't think the issue is his own skills so much as the production isn't allowing him to go all-out. I don't get the sense that Iwane is actually spending extra time on his episodes, his episodes are simply not being aired five or six weeks into the rotation like they used to be. There's no difference between his work now and his work earlier in the series.

Pocket Monsters (2019) has in general has lack the ferocity of the animation in Sun & Moon. The series seems to be undergoing some production issues that are keeping it very conservative. I'm not really sure what those issues are but I imagine they're leaving Iwane with spare time to do his own YouTube tutorials now instead of just spending extra time on the series.
 

Yuugis Black Magician

Namaikina Imouto
Get him away from animation director duties and I'll be happy with whatever he puts out.

He's got one of the most unique looks on the series. The series needs less conformity and more personality from the animation.

They really need to take Yasuda off of chief animation duties and let him just oversee one of the episodes in the rotation personally. He'd then be able to focus on animation of his own.
 

LucasMV

Well-Known Member
Pocket Monsters (2019) has in general has lack the ferocity of the animation in Sun & Moon. The series seems to be undergoing some production issues that are keeping it very conservative. I'm not really sure what those issues are but I imagine they're leaving Iwane with spare time to do his own YouTube tutorials now instead of just spending extra time on the series.
I recently rewatched the battles Ash and Kiawe had against Misty and Brock in SM, and indeed I felt the animation was much more fluid and dynamic than in JN.
Not to mention in XY where they didn't have the still image background (like putting some color background instead of the real one in some attacks) and the animation also felt a lot better.
I don't get why current gen Pokemon battles look worse than the past 2 gens battles. Wonder if they get less budget now or if they have just made a really poor choice of animation.
 

KenzeyEevee

Some ppl have the insight of a Magikarp
I recently rewatched the battles Ash and Kiawe had against Misty and Brock in SM, and indeed I felt the animation was much more fluid and dynamic than in JN.
Not to mention in XY where they didn't have the still image background (like putting some color background instead of the real one in some attacks) and the animation also felt a lot better.
I don't get why current gen Pokemon battles look worse than the past 2 gens battles. Wonder if they get less budget now or if they have just made a really poor choice of animation.
I wouldnt be surprised if they got less budget than they used to
 

masdog

The good old days weren’t always good…
I wouldnt be surprised if they got less budget than they used to
It could be a number of factors, including budget. If I remember correctly, there is also a high demand for animators right now, and studios are struggling to attract/retain talent. Or at least that was the impression I got from other conversations here.
 

KenzeyEevee

Some ppl have the insight of a Magikarp
It could be a number of factors, including budget. If I remember correctly, there is also a high demand for animators right now, and studios are struggling to attract/retain talent. Or at least that was the impression I got from other conversations here.
I would think the name "pokemon" would attract alot of talent
 

santiagus

Biff calm down you're back with us now.
Now that I realize

Isn't Leon kinda incomplete without Hop? Feels really weird.
 
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