Charizard Enthusiast (King of the Pocket Monsters)
- Dec 3, 2018
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I didn't say that they should think the way fans do (which could be argued that they're already doing that, since a decent amount of people like/love the current series). That's basically impossible considering how big the fandom is and the fact that everyone has different tastes. What I'm saying is that the writers of this series (or, at the very least, some of them) should realize that the stories they've written are very flawed, incoherent and sometimes a complete mess and that they, just like any other writer, should actually learn from their mistakes and actually improve their storytelling. To ignore flaws within a script, to disregard consistency or logic or even common sense, to not have any interest regarding the quality of the script, to toss aside character development, to do all that is to denounce good story writing. And if you disregard the quality of the writing of your story and refuse to improve yourself, than what's the point of writing that story?The way they seem to think is way different from the way we as a fanbase think. I wouldn't say that they are highly arrogant or anything but they are satisfied with the script unless if the Director pushes and tells them to make changes.
And when I said "since that would make them seem like they are either disinterested in their own story or highly arrogant", that wasn't in reference to Fujisaku or any of the writers of the current series, but rather I was talking about the hypothetical writer in my example (who's actually based on a certain writer/director of a certain 2018 sci-fi movie from a certain famous space-opera franchise, who, either due arrogance and pride, idiocy and incompetence or just pressure from his higher-ups (the latter being the most unlikely, based on his... very rational and level-headed(*) responses on Twitter), decided that it was a good idea to go with the first draft of his script, while making very few revisions).
(*) I'm being sarcastic when saying that (if you couldn't tell).
First of all, if the anime is trying to tell a story, then the writers should actually strive to make it as good as they can. Otherwise, it just show a lack of care. And if you don't care, then what even is the point of writing something? If you, as a writer, decide that writing an entertaining, engaging and satisfying story that also makes sense and is logical within your fictional universe is too hard or would require too much effort and, instead, you decide to write a half-arsed story that insults your audience's intelect because it's easier and you couldn't be bothered to put some effort into it, than what is the point of you writing that story in the first place, if you can't be bothered to give it your all?The thing is the Pokemon Anime doesn't need to have a good script, we complain now but we'll still watch next week and the next coming weeks, because Pokemon has already impacted us in an earlier age so we are just attached to it.
And second of all, that's a huge assumption that just you've made right there. One that, from what I've seen around the internet, isn't actually true. Based on the comment sections of PokéTubers or Reddit users that review the current Pokémon series that I watch, a decent amount of their fans say the they have given up on the SM series and, if they actually feel the need to stay up to date with the anime for whatever reason, they'll just watch/read their reviews instead. And, personally, if the Sword and Shield series (or whatever they decide to call it) ends up being more of this, then I'm gonna drop the anime as well.
"Laughingstock of the Franchise" according to whom?The Pokemon Anime doesn't have anything like that, in fact it is being treated and always has been treated like the Laughingstock of the Franchise and exists just to promote the games and introduce people to Pokemon.
Game Freak and TPC? That can't be right, since not only do they love to make references to it in their games (to the point where they made a Pokémon game based on the OG series and two remakes of said game), but they also designed exclusive Pokémon forms for the anime in order to accommodate the story they were telling.
The crew working on the anime? Well, if that was the case, then they wouldn't give a damn about it and they wouldn't put any effort into making it. But, based on the series that they've released, it doesn't seem to be the case. The DP and XY series have what are considered by many to be the best stories in the anime's history, the OG and AG series, despite having a lot of hiccups due to being the early instalments of the anime, gradually got better as time went on and had a lot great and memorable moments and all of the series had a more or less memorable, fun and/or well-developed cast of characters (though, in some cases, some of them were definitely better developed than others), unforgettable moments, wonderful art styles, amazing animation... They're definitely doing they're best to make an appealing Pokémon anime, which wouldn't be the case if they didn't care and considered their work to be nothing more than a laughing stock.
The fanbase? Well, outside of BW and SM, I've generally heard nothing but praise regarding the Pokémon anime, be it due to its quality, nostalgia or some other reasons. And even in the case of the those two, there are a number of people who have expressed that have enjoyed them or are starting to find some level of enjoyment in them, so the fandom, as a whole, doesn't necessarily consider it a laughing stock.
And what if the anime is there to promote the games? Doesn't it have it's own story as well (and while, yes, it is generally inspired by or based on the one from the games, it's still it's own version of that story)? And if it's trying to tell a story, then wouldn't it be better if the story was also consistent and well-written?
I have no idea how many trailers other anime (since I'm not that big of an expert when it comes to them) and, frankly, it doesn't even matter. The supposed presence of popularity or lack of it shouldn't dictate a show's quality. In fact, it should be the other way around, with the quality of something influencing its popularity.Do you see regularly trailers for the SwSh Anime as you see for other animes which have a trailer 5-6 Months before they air?
And where do you think these notions came from? Is it because some people love to mindlessly hate because it's the rad thing to do (which, granted, could be the case for a small percentage of the people who say those things)? Or is it because the crew working on the anime have created some horrendously written seasons, like the Best Wishes series and the current Sun and Moon series (series that are infamous for regressing Ash's character and development to a point where he's arguably a worse trainer than when he started his journey), which have led to the idea that the anime and its characters have significantly dropped in quality?Tell a casual Pokemon Fan that you watch the Anime and their typical response would be "What you still watch that crap?", "Ash sucks lol"...