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I know a lot of the fan base is going to curse me for this, but I LOVE THE BLACK AND WHITE (Best Wishes in Japanese) SEASON of Pokémon. The hate for this series is utter nonsense and the constant “Ice Cream Pokémon” criticism is starting to get old. It’s actually much better than it looks and if people would stop comparing it with the Original Season, Advanced Generations and the Diamond and Pearl Season. You’d be able to see how old school the Black and White season really is. Story wise, it starts off as all new Pokémon seasons do with Ash Ketchum setting out on a new adventure. Yet, he’s still 10 years old. How does this guy never age? Teach me your secrets master! Anyway, he sets out on a journey to a brand new region with butt-loads of brand new Pokémon […]
When you think of a series that’s been done to death, Pokémon is usually the first to come to mind. While I grew up watching and loving the original Pokémon series as a kid and dabbed in Pokémon Advanced, I found myself wondering if anyone still likes the series. In all honesty, this was the time when I found myself becoming less of a fan ever since high school happened. However, I still enjoyed the franchise as a kid as it offered something I always wanted to go on: that is on an adventure. For most people, Ash as the main protagonist isn’t very appealing. However, what I loved about him is that he never gives up in pursuing his dreams. And he can be too kind to other people as well. I then decided to ask a friend about their opinion about the Diamond and Pearl […]
Just a bit of fun fact before we get to the point. A lot of people, including myself, consider Generation II of Pokémon to be the highlight of the Pocket Monster series. Furthermore, it does symbolize the perfect point between depth and convolution. The moment before Pokémon became needlessly complicated and required at least 15 spreadsheets in order to maximize it potential. With so much work going on, both Gold and Silver meant to be the franchise’s final act. That includes the Johto arc of the anime. Did you know or didn’t you? Well, you do now! President of the Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihira even explains, “I worked with the assumption that after we put out Gold and Silver, my work as far as Pokémon was concerned would be done.” Furthermore, he also said that he doesn’t have any more plans to make more Pokémon […]
Pokémon started out as a pair of Game Boy games. As they took the world by storm, so did the anime series. The first season, The Pokémon Original Series, introduces one of the world’s most prominent protagonists. Ash Ketchum (or Satoshi), along with his trusted partner Pikachu, set out on a journey to become the best among the rest. Pokémon: The Name Etymology The name Pokémon is the romanized contraction of the Japanese brand Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター Poketto Monsutā). The term, in addition to referring to the franchise itself, also collectively refers to all of the 807 fictional species that have made an appearance in other media. Fun fact, the series started out with 151 original Pokémon. The franchise has indeed gone a long way. “Pokémon” is identical in both the singular and plural, as is every individual species name. Put it this way, it’s […]
Duel Masters follows the original manga bearing the same title. Instead of using the Duel Masters cards, the anime is what helped the franchise to hit the mainstream. In order for you to understand the franchise better, you should be aware of how weird it started out. Duel Masters: Inspired By The Success Of Another Card Game Anime Back in 1999, inspired by the success of Yu-Gi-Oh, Wizards of the Coast, a gaming company in the US, licensed the trading card game (TCG) Magic: The Gathering for a manga series. Duel Masters by Shigenobu Matsumoto was the name of the manga. However, the company wasn’t entirely happy with Matsumoto’s take on the concept. For this reason, they never imported the manga to the US, and were reluctant to green light an anime. What solution did they have for the problem at hand? Magic: The Gathering decided to […]
Have you ever wonder why No Game No Life is a world of chess as its hierarchy? How it became a peaceful world that is mostly based on games that Sora and Shiro would love too? Check out this anime film No Game No Life Zero!