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REVIEW: S20 EP38: Mimikyu Unmasked!

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Promises to be an exciting episode, wonder who voices Murkrow now as XY129 used Archive Audio, presumably of a former voice director
 

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Who reads Who's that Pokemon for this episode? We need closed captions, could it be Ash and his classmates, or Team Rocket Trio?
 

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Laurie Hymes
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Marc Swint
Rodger Parsons
Kate Bristol
Roger Callagy
Carter Cathcart
Abe Goldfarb
Melissa Hope
Emily Jenness
Michele Knotz
Michael Liscio Jr.
Samantha Moon
Suzy Myers
Erica Schroeder
Eileen Stevens
Billy Bob Thompson
Marc Thompson

Who's That Pokemon:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwgBzpA3Edw


There were no Pokedex Entries

There was censorship in this episode today:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_TgPcg0JsY

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_TGyB6wc24
 

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Rodger Parsons
Kate Bristol
Roger Callagy
Carter Cathcart
Abe Goldfarb
Melissa Hope
Emily Jenness
Michele Knotz
Michael Liscio Jr.
Samantha Moon
Suzy Myers
Erica Schroeder
Eileen Stevens
Billy Bob Thompson
Marc Thompson

Who's That Pokemon:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwgBzpA3Edw


There were no Pokedex Entries

There was censorship in this episode today:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_TgPcg0JsY

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_TGyB6wc24
For some reason the sound effect of his soul coming back to his body is still heard in the dub version even if they edited out that scene to make it look like it's nowhere to be seen. Anyway, closed captions for WTP were... Ash and his friends, right? It's Team Rocket Trio reading out WTP.
 

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The censorship I suppose wasn't unexpected, since they've censored scenes before where Mimikyu has caused Meowth's temporary death. Definitely in the first instance, I can understand cutting away that frame, it is presented in a slightly graphic way (not too graphic, mind you) but yeah, in the second case with cutting out his soul returning to the body, I wish they didn't do it in such a slapdash way, it feels very off.

Also, this is more nitpicky than anything but when Nyarth talks about how heaven will surely be at the end of the tunnel running down, whereas Meowth mentions a list of all the aspects that will be contained at the end of the tunnel - I don't know why the dub didn't just opt for a simple sentence such as, "I'm sure paradise will be at the other side!" or something along those lines, since paradise doesn't have the same connotations with an afterlife unlike Heaven and the replacement sentence feels jarring since none of the things Meowth mentions are at the other side (other than sunshine, I suppose?); it's just a meadow of flowers.
 

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For some reason the sound effect of his soul coming back to his body is still heard in the dub version even if they edited out that scene to make it look like it's nowhere to be seen. Anyway, closed captions for WTP were... Ash and his friends, right? It's Team Rocket Trio reading out WTP.
Maybe because they couldn't show Meowth's spirit returning, they thought they should at least keep the sound. Also, if Billy Bob Thompson isn't the voice of Lycanroc, I'd be really surprised. It reminds me of his Luxray. Also, since Mareanie and Officer Jenny didn't appear in this episode, I assume Melissa Hope or Samantha Moon voiced the Murkrow. Or maybe they both voiced them.
 

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Maybe because they couldn't show Meowth's spirit returning, they thought they should at least keep the sound. Also, if Billy Bob Thompson isn't the voice of Lycanroc, I'd be really surprised. It reminds me of his Luxray. Also, since Mareanie and Officer Jenny didn't appear in this episode, I assume Melissa Hope or Samantha Moon voiced the Murkrow. Or maybe they both voiced them.
Yeah, Plus Team Rocket Trio read out Who's That Pokemon.
 

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My guess would be Michael Liscio Jr. for Lycanroc
Yeah, I can hear James's Inkay in its voice, but I also keep getting flashbacks to hearing Billy Bob Thompson voicing Luxray in the booth on an Instagram video.
 

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I'm not surprised at there being censorship but at least they didn't delete the whole scene like in SM012
 

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Yeah, it's probably Michael. His voices have a higher pitch than Billy's and a bit of a voice crack in them. Unless Billy did a different voice. Maybe it's because the dog sound reminds me of Billy's lion sound in his Luxray.
 

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Just got round to watching it, Michele Knotz and Billy Bob Thompson did a good job as Jessie and Mimikyu today

In terms of the voice actors, there were five additional unnamed characters that Melissa Hope and Samantha Moon probably voiced, Murkrow sounds male to me but could be wrong

Despite my dislike of Team Rocket, this wasn't a bad episode, seeing that they got some focus
 

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Cast List:
Sarah Natochenny
Laurie Hymes
Jessica Paquet
Rosie Reyes
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
Marc Swint
Rodger Parsons
Kate Bristol
Roger Callagy
Carter Cathcart
Abe Goldfarb
Melissa Hope
Emily Jenness
Michele Knotz
Michael Liscio Jr.
Samantha Moon
Suzy Myers
Erica Schroeder
Eileen Stevens
Billy Bob Thompson
Marc Thompson

Who's That Pokemon:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwgBzpA3Edw


There were no Pokedex Entries

There was censorship in this episode today:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_TgPcg0JsY

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_TGyB6wc24
Man these dub edits are getting out of hand
 

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Team Rocket episodes are always great, and this is no exception. It's so touching how much they love their Pokemon.

I really liked the scene where Mimikyu was about to attack the inflatable Pikachu, and then started to look kind of sad seeing the kids hug it and saying how much they love Pikachu. Deep down, this Mimikyu is just as lonely and shy as the one in the song, even if it's rougher around the edges then expected.
 

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I actually thought Team Rocket's dialogue this episode was relatively decent. I honestly couldn't understand what Meowth was saying quite a few times (the scene where Jessie recalls Meowth talking about Mimikyu's costumeless appearance I didn't hear one word) but considering how Meowth's lines tend to go, it's probably better that way.

Jessie, to me, can be either the most grating or the most sympathetic member of Team Rocket, depending on the episode. This one was a great example of her being the most sympathetic. Watching her trying to find Mimikyu a new disguise, and eventually deciding to fix its original one, was actually very sweet. This is a really great partnership.

Just like in the original, I really could've done without the Lycanroc training scenes. I lost interest in those very quickly. I did like Ash's "twice in one day? You must've gotten a good night's sleep or something" line to Jessie towards the end.

Definitely a downgrade from the Japanese airing (which is to be expected with the dub edits and Team Rocket's tacky dub lines, even when they're not quite as terrible as usual) but still an enjoyable episode.
 
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