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PREVIEW: M20: I Choose You!

Discussion in 'Pokémon Anime and Manga' started by Playerking, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. ii kanji

    ii kanji Clean bowled ⚾

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    Am I the only person not really digging the art style here? Satoshi's face looks dead. For me they've amalgamated many of the worst elements over the years - HUGE (dead, post-BW) eyes in big heads on tiny necks supported by skinny lil' bodies with flat shading.

    Don't get me wrong, the animation in the trailers looks flow-y af, but I'm not a fan of the stills so far.
     
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    PkmnTrainerV Flame Trainer

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    Now I look clearly, the only character who's neck I've got issue with is Lucario. Seriously, How does it neck not snap off?

    but then, I always wonder how to all steelix survive without their heads falling off
     
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    Cresselia92 Dream Guardian

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    It's the perspective that makes them look like this in the poster. From other viewpoints, they look fine.
     
  4. ii kanji

    ii kanji Clean bowled ⚾

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    Waaaaah seeing Shinji in that video made me feel so nostalgic!
    (Can't believe they dared show scenes from the reviled ping pong episode!!! :p)
    Agree to disagree.
     
  5. kantoskies

    kantoskies Prepare for over-used stock animation!

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    I think it looks decent on Ash but it looks really bad on Team Rocket. Maybe I'm just used to their Sun&Moon appearance but they look super flat and stick figure-y. Wouldn't it have been cool if this movie was done in a modernized early Kanto style?

    Damn we got an early preview at Makoto's theme! I wonder if there'll be a vocal version?
     
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    Shoutmon Digimon King

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    It is
     
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    IncineROAR Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking forward to the movie being released, just so we can move on to whatever is next for Pokemon after this movie.
     
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    Endless fillers with Ash still in Melemele Island. :p
     
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    Maybe we'll get lucky and get another trip to the grocery store from which Rowlet comes into combat with some character of the day and evolves trying to protect a pile of fruit.

    This movie would have been more appropriate last year and would have embraced all the Kanto-shipping that XY brought with it.
     
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    Alola is Kanto 3.0.
     
  11. kantoskies

    kantoskies Prepare for over-used stock animation!

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    Not really, I meant this style:

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    Whereas in this movie:

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    To be fair the Rocket trio got the worst of it, Ash and Nurse Joy *kind of* look more like they did in Kanto, but the new characters certainly don't (they have the big Best Wishes eyes and the Sun&Moon shading on their hair). It's definitely closer to the original style than SM but it's much closer to the XY style.
     
  12. FANG-TAN

    FANG-TAN 小聖杯

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    Yeah, Ms. Ichiishi's old character designs in Kantou were very distinct from the character designs seen later on, especially post-DP. I agree that the movie art is much closer to the XY art style.

    I'd argue that a modernized version of the Kantou art style would basically be similar to what is seen in the Satoshi's Journey segment of Mewtwo Strikes Back (Ms. Ichiishi's character designs with better resources), done in HD and colored digitally. Sharper edges, and with the original color palette.
     
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  13. Kyriaki

    Kyriaki The Future Hero of Alola

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    And a new cycle of complaints take up 30.pages of a new thread...

    I want to see what they're trying to do with this movie and the new characters. Maybe there's not a big reason for the new characters, but everything's got a reason for existing.
     
  14. CrystaI

    CrystaI The Pokemon Observer

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    Within the latest Roadshow poster, I just have one doubt:
    Was Lucario that short? IIRC the Lucario in some previous movie and in the TV series it was almost the same height as Ash, if not just a few centimeter shorter, not such a shortie like just 3/4 of Ash's height.
     
  15. Likeitornot.

    Likeitornot. more than one perspective

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    I am really enjoying these promotional videos so far - it was interesting to the nod to Paul (since we didn't see Gary in the OS promo video, iirc), but he is such an important character in that particular series (as well as for Ash and Pikachu's development) that it would feel like something was missing if they didn't include him. Definitely the more battle-orientated side of Ash and Pikachu's relationship is being portrayed in the promotional video, in contrast to the OS and AG ones, the latter which did have Pikachu practising Iron Tail though. It is lovely to see the evolution of their relationship conveyed through these videos and it's what I wanted SM020 to do, so

    Onto the poster, the saturation is pretty good, not too much - not too little and while I do think the shading could be improved somewhat, it's still, for me, a really nice illustration. The only thing I'd really change is I'd make the logo on Ash's hat a little smaller, it just seems much too large there.
     
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    Mega/Ultra Evolution 46 Mega Pokemon Trainer

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    martianmister マーシャンミスター

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    There are actually fan theories about N being a Zoroark.
     
  19. Mega/Ultra Evolution 46

    Mega/Ultra Evolution 46 Mega Pokemon Trainer

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    Okay nothing. Gotcha. I wonder what makoto's secret is?