The Future of the Pokémon Animé

Discussion in 'Anime Realm' started by Water Pokemon Master, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. Water Pokemon Master

    Water Pokemon Master <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    This was posted at SPP. It was between a member who sent an email to 4Kids on a few questions.


    WHAT!? NO 6TH MOVIE IN THEATRES! BLAST THEM! Also, what is this "Gamecube format?" I wonder if it has to do with the GBA eps.


    EDIT: In case you guys are wondering, I traced this interview from SPP. It was then put on BulbaGarden forums, and then posted on PokeMasters, which was where I found it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2003
  2. Skywolf1

    Skywolf1 New Member

    Interesting. I am not surprised about the 6th movie. I do have the "Porygon Episode". It is actually one of my favourites.

    Take Care,

    Skywolf1
     
  3. Orange Soda

    Orange Soda New Member

    My guess: They put the movie on a Gamecube disc so you can play the movie on your Gamecube. It makes sense.
     
  4. Water Pokemon Master

    Water Pokemon Master <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    It is possible the Gamecube will have a new format for movies. They are probably trying to be like the PS2 with the whole DVD thing.

    Skywolf, does anything happen to you when you watch the flashing light thing that gave seizures, such as a headache? Also, did you download it or something?
     
  5. Skywolf1

    Skywolf1 New Member

    Actually I have a VHS tape of the episode, in about G7 condition, and following the episode is a
    special on the episode and the "adverse" affects it had on viewers.

    As for the effects it had on me. None at all.

    As for the overall health of the Brand, I think it is for the most part still healthy. Many in
    mainstream media feel that Pokemon is dead. Well, truthfully Pokemon has completed the transitional
    phase from FAD to BRAND.

    Still after 6 years, (going on 8 in Japan) consider these facts:

    Pokemon is still ranked in the top 3 programs in key demographics for Kids Television.
    Pokemon games consistantly zoom right to the top spots on Nintendo's charts with each new
    release.
    The Pokemon Center in NYC consistantly SELLS OUT of Pokemon merchandise within weeks,
    (sometimes DAYS) of its introduction.
    The recent Pokemon Rocks America event, hosted to much better than expected crowds in both
    St. Louis, Houston and this weekend, San Diego.
    The inital set of the Pokemon TCG as released by Nintendo, went into 3 PRINTINGS!

    These are just SOME facts. Not a sign that Pokemon is dying no. A sign that the Brand is
    "Maturing". Pokemon is a staple in American and Japanese culture now. It is as popular as it was?
    NO. Truthfully, I hope those days never return either. The fad days, did MUCH more harm to the
    Brand, than anything else.

    As far as the films being released only on VIDEO. GREAT! No more critics trying to "VILLIFY"
    the films as mere cannon "fodder". Maybe now, these films will start getting the respect and attention
    they so rightly deserve!

    Pokemon has shown its "staying power" much like "Dragonball" "Star-Trek" and "Star-Wars".
    These franchises, all had periods were many thought that they were going to slowly sink into the
    "shadows of exiction" however, they are still around, and now, stronger than ever. Pokemon has
    ingrained itself into a generation. For a FAD to survive, past this intial stage, it still has to maintain
    two very important principles, 1. Remain "fresh and new", and 2. Attract a new generation. I feel
    that Pokemon has done this. Moreover, the brand now is starting to attract a segment that once
    was thought couldn't happen. Academia! These are adults, who have either written papers and/or
    done case studies on the Brand, and its cycles.

    I highly doubt "Digimon" or any of the other fads that have come and gone!

    My ten cents,

    Skywolf1
     
  6. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    Limited release never really worked anyway. This "Gamecube format" is interesting, though, I can't imagine how exactly they'll fit the whole movie on a disc (maybe 2?) I'd rather have the DVD anyway.
     
  7. Spectreon

    Spectreon New Member

    I dont think a GC format will hold over well. I mean how many people would want a movie that only plays on 1 perticular system. I mean it will be available on DVD and VHS, and unlees you jsut dont own a DVD Player, and would prefer whatever extras the GC format might have, I dont see anything selling well in this new format.

    As far as the specials go, I hope (especially on the newer ones that follow Misty and friends) we do see them, even if it is straight to VHS/DVD. So long as they include multiple episodes. 20 bucks per episode just doesnt sound worth it.... Does anybody know for sure, are these episodes the normal 30 minutes long or are they 1 hour???

    6th movie striaght to DVD/VHS. Well, I will miss going to see it in the theaters, nothing beats the big screen, but considering the last couple of movies and how they did (of course in limited release uggg....) I am not suprised. At least we will get it!!!!
     
  8. Marril

    Marril New Member

    Da-a-a-a-a-rn. (Heh, almost said another word). I wanted to see it in english. Blah.

    Also, Jynx is apparantly "controversial", yet they've already released an episode with Jynx in it. I wonder what gives.
     
  9. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    That's probably how they found out about how contriversial it was.
     
  10. Water Pokemon Master

    Water Pokemon Master <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    There was some African-American girl somewhere that wrote an essay on why Jynx was offensive to black people, and send it to 4Kids and the newspapers. This, in turn, caused 4Kids not to release the episode.
     
  11. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    This hasn't stopped Smoochum from appearing several times, though.
     
  12. Water Pokemon Master

    Water Pokemon Master <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    Smoochum does not really relate to a black person, IMO. Jynx is way more similar.
     
  13. Dek

    Dek New Member

    Wtf is wrong with 4kids? Jynx, in no frekin way, looks like an African-American. Jynx looks more like someone who has a messed up mask on who used way too much make-up. Why this happened? Can anyone say "15 minutes of fame?"

    For the normal English language, that means no.

    Is this the one with James in a speedo or the gunshot?

    As for the Gamecube format, I think they will jsut use the normal GCN disks. I've unlocked a few videos in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, and they look pretty decent for a GCN disk.

    I don't mean to complain, but I have a lot of things against "Americanized" Animes, especially with the dubbing. These companies dubb stuff so much, that they decide to take out scenes from the show. If this is the case, I say we should get special DVDs (17 and older for some maybe?) that have deleted and controversial scenes and shows. IMO, I say "play the shows, or don't play the entire series."
     
  14. Water Pokemon Master

    Water Pokemon Master <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    The Dratini episode is the one where the warden is shooting Team Rocket. The place where the Tentacool and Tentacruel thing happens is where James blows up his breasts, which is definately inappropriate for American TV. They showed it in America but edited the scene, and called it a "lost episode."
     
  15. Marril

    Marril New Member

    What. The. Heck? Anybody with an ounce of common sense would realise that, even looking at Jynx, Jynx in no way resembles African-Americans. Period.

    Right now, I think I'll go write an essay on how K from Gravitation is offensive to Americans. (For those who don't know: K is American and gun-crazy). I'd actually have more of a point than that girl who found Jynx offensive (but still no point in reality). You know the crazy part? If someone had stood up to said girl, they'd probably have been branded "in favour of promoting racial stereotypes." Sickening.
     
  16. Water Pokemon Master

    Water Pokemon Master <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    Well, many people are sensitive to things and everyone knows at least one person who is always trying to make something out of nothing. It all really is stupid, IMO.
     
  17. mysterioustrainer

    mysterioustrainer New Member

    Its time for another "If Memory Serves..." Moment!

    In case you are wondering why 4kids does dub the Pokemon series (along with other series), I have learned that 4kids have actually considered to make these series in the "true" anime cartoons. Which means very little alteration to the pure translation is made so that the episode is viewed the same ways the japanese does. However 4kids has decided it was best to make the story fit the "Western Style of Storytelling" which more is like answering the 5 Ws (Why, When, Where, What, Who) instead of the Eastern Style which is most like "it just happens." Hope you got that. (Hope I got that right.)

    End of "If Memory Serves..." Episode 54,067 :p

    Now for a "If I theroize correctly..." Moment!

    The Gamecube disks sound like a better idea from the originally planned video cartridges for the GBA. When I first heard of the idea of Videos for the GBA I just didn't think it would even be possible (based off of a technological basis). Maybe I am right and 4Kids and Nintendo couldn't put it together. I could understand if Cubedisks came out with episodes for Pokemon. I think that would be better and fun.

    End of "If I theroize correctly..." Episode 6,983 :p

    If that is not enough, then it is now time for a "Dang it why does this have to happen?" Moment!

    It is a major bummer that there is most likely to be no more Pokemon movies for the big screen anymore, but that is just the way it happens. However this worries me. That is now one more pillar, that holds the remants of our great era, collapsed.

    End of "Dang it why does this have to happen?" Episode 134,857,984 ;)
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2003
  18. Water Pokemon Master

    Water Pokemon Master <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    I understand you mysterioustrainer.

    If you guys are having trouble understanding what he is saying, listen to the 3rd movie commentary. They talk a lot about adapting the movies and the western and eastern styles.
     

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