Other Pokemon Anime Series

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Does anyone still follow this?

I know it is more geared towards kids, I have not watched it myself since like 2002 I think. I took a long break from Pokemon all together but now I play the games again and really enjoy the competitive side of Pokemon. Just curious to see how the anime is doing with older fans. I am not sure there are many out there.

I bring this up because of that James "nut" scene that went viral the other day.

 
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I loved it during Kanto and Orange Islands. It went downhill during the Johto season, but I still kept up with it since it still held my interest. Got bored with it during Hoenn and Sinnoh, and stopped following it completely during Unova and beyond.

I think they should have switched the main character at some point in the series. That would have kept the audience's attention enough in the long term. They attempted that with Pokemon Chronicles, but they quickly focused on the side characters of the Anime instead.

If anyone wants to get into the Anime, I strongly suggest they watch the original season (Kanto, Orange Islands, and Johto) and forget about everything else. Even then, the Pokemon Games and the Pokemon Manga (Pokemon Special) are the only material from the franchise I can see someone who wants to become a fan of Pokemon would enjoy.
 
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I watched when it first came around, and I think I watched the first three series, but then I gave up on it. I was young when I watched it, and just grew out of it, I suppose. I did go back and watch some of the Kanto series in recent years, and...yeah...that's not holding up too well, but it worked for me when I was younger. I still play the games and I even still have my old TCG stuff tucked away in a box somewhere, but the series is a no go for me. Hard to watch as an adult.
 
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I watched when it first came around, and I think I watched the first three series, but then I gave up on it. I was young when I watched it, and just grew out of it, I suppose. I did go back and watch some of the Kanto series in recent years, and...yeah...that's not holding up too well, but it worked for me when I was younger. I still play the games and I even still have my old TCG stuff tucked away in a box somewhere, but the series is a no go for me. Hard to watch as an adult.
That is what I was reading online. A lot of adults seem to lost interest after the first 3 seasons. I remember loving the show and then one day, just not caring anymore. I have not watched a single newer episode.
 
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That is what I was reading online. A lot of adults seem to lost interest after the first 3 seasons. I remember loving the show and then one day, just not caring anymore. I have not watched a single newer episode.
I tried to watch some of the newer episodes, but I find the new voice actors to be grating and difficult to tolerate. It's also super formulaic and skews too far towards kids than I remember it doing when I watched it. Very hard to really enjoy.
 
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I tried to watch some of the newer episodes, but I find the new voice actors to be grating and difficult to tolerate. It's also super formulaic and skews too far towards kids than I remember it doing when I watched it. Very hard to really enjoy.
Yeah that would annoy me quick. I think the first few seasons had enough adult humor in them to make them appealing to all ages and then they banked on keeping kids interested only.
 
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Yeah that would annoy me quick. I think the first few seasons had enough adult humor in them to make them appealing to all ages and then they banked on keeping kids interested only.
Oh absolutely, I think the first couple of seasons they just produced a genuine anime and were caught a bit off guard when it became the success it was globally, and since the vast majority of the audience that took to it were kids they skewed hard towards them and pushed that as their core demographic moving forward. It's a shame, because there are parts to the original series that were good to watch that just don't exist in the new stuff. I mean I remember being younger and watching Bye Bye Butterfree and feeling sorry for Ash for letting Butterfree go, or feeling upset when he left Pikachu behind to live with his own kind. Sure, I was much younger then so I guess it was easier to get a youngster to emote, but I can't see the modern stuff doing that in any way. The voice actors don't have the range for anything beyond "I'm gonna' win everything!" and "aww man, I'm hungry." I don't see them having the depth to do anything more than that. Nor should they, really, since it is a kids' show.
 
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Oh absolutely, I think the first couple of seasons they just produced a genuine anime and were caught a bit off guard when it became the success it was globally, and since the vast majority of the audience that took to it were kids they skewed hard towards them and pushed that as their core demographic moving forward. It's a shame, because there are parts to the original series that were good to watch that just don't exist in the new stuff. I mean I remember being younger and watching Bye Bye Butterfree and feeling sorry for Ash for letting Butterfree go, or feeling upset when he left Pikachu behind to live with his own kind. Sure, I was much younger then so I guess it was easier to get a youngster to emote, but I can't see the modern stuff doing that in any way. The voice actors don't have the range for anything beyond "I'm gonna' win everything!" and "aww man, I'm hungry." I don't see them having the depth to do anything more than that. Nor should they, really, since it is a kids' show.
I had no idea they change the voice actors that much. Like at least match them to the original. I just miss the trio gang of Ash, Brock, and Misty.

The Pokemon Anime officially became a kid show once Ash went to School in Sun and Moon. That was an awful writing decision.
Went to school? How old is he now? Is he still a kid? I really thought they would have switched over to a new character by now lol
 

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I didn't actually know that was a thing. Ash went to school in Sun and Moon? That's completely contradictory to what his Pokemon journey was all about! Roaming around, having adventures and making new friends. That's the formula!
 

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