Ash Ketchum’s journey continues as he arrives in the Kalos region, a land bursting with beauty, full of new Pokémon to be discovered! Setting his sights on the Kalos League, Ash is ready to battle and catch as many new Pokémon as possible. But first he will have to face the formidable Gym Leaders of this region and discover some exciting developments in Pokémon Evolution. While he has new friends Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie at his side, there are also plenty of familiar faces and Pokémon along the way as Ash pursues his dream of becoming a Pokémon Master!
Pokemon XY, whilst not being totally dissimilar from the seasons before it, i consider it much better. Be awere that my opinion could be different than it could be due to the fact i watched the previous seasons in english dubbed done terribly, and im watching XY in eng subbed. This may make my judgement a little innacurate. If you think so, comment below and i'll be glad to hear your opinion. The story has not had enough episodes to develop yet, so i may fill this in on a later date, but it looks somewhat hopeful. The best thng about this anime is, as i must say, its new cinematography. I think that its amazing, and that the pokemon themselves have realistic movements, and the different angles and perspectives used, especially in pokemon battles are superb. This is a massive improvement to the anime, and i must say is really unique. It captures angles well, and is perfect for showing the action. It's actually got some of the best cinematography i've seen, as it is very active and does well in this anime. Again, one of the best things about the anime. Easily 9.5/10 The sound is again good. It's personally nothing too great, but it isn't bad either. The pokemon sounds though are really nice, although they still are restricted to saying their names. The voice acting is nothing special, and is not that great, and some of the characters play there roles too much. Not all, just some. I cannot really give examples, due to not having much of a developed opinion on the voices yet, since i don't nearly know enough about the main characters (character development hasn't really happened much due to so few episodes) to comment if the voices really suit them yet. The sound effects though are quite good, and match the scene well. Therefore 8 out of ten, altough maybe a too much, but 7.5 didn't seem right. The charatcers may not be great, but they are a massive improvement. So far, the charatcer development has been done on Satoshi (Ash), and a little bit on the sister. I personally have much more respect for Ash in this season, because it shows clearly his care for pokemon, and it's not too out of place since the pokemon do act somewhat intellegent, and can clearly understand what people say, so of course Ash would become legitimate friend with them, and care about them like he would do a human. Also, Ash seems a lot smarter now. Before he was an idiot, so much so that in a gym match he only brought 1 pokemon against 3, and he did that because that one pokemon was his stratagy. It was his stratagy because it had a type advantage. Now, he is clearly a much smarter character, and i can't really explain it well, so if you're curious, watch the anime. Team rocket though are still pretty lame, but i can see why they're even still here, bacause they give a reason for a battle to start, anywhere anytime. They're still lame though, and it would be nice to see the protagonists beat people who at least have dignity... Oh yeah, something i forgot. There is something strange going on. Ash actually has a past with someone! Yes, you read right, Ash was a child and has a childhood friend! They're obviously going to develop this, but i just wanted to say this because its an example of some of the good writing they're doing. They're giving a backstory? Only anime that are at least worthy of being called decent do that! What does it mean? Well, it means that there will be a proper story (like each episode actually having a meaning, rather than just some action happening between a gym battle) , more propper character development, and is a concequence of good, thoughtful writing used to make a good anime. Hopefully now you understand why I gave 8/10, as the characters aren't written the best ever, but they're pretty darn decent and are actually as well developed and written as many other anime, and although a little patchy, looks hopeful. Overall, the anime is interesting, the characters are connectable and strangly enough, i am actuall interested in what will happen next episode, because the writing is good, they're using many techniques that are what makes a good anime, and is not just a goofy kids show that is just there to promote the game, but they actually are trying to make it something people what to watch, and if you have seen pokemon the origin, than you can see many similarities between the two, which is obviously dues to the origin beeing popular, especially amoung fans. Whilst the nime isn't amazingly written, it is taking care with what it's doing, and with an already interesting idea (pokemon btw), it is enjoyable and worth watching, but not that good because the writing isn't that neat yet, and in some areas still childish, but it's fixed many problems with the anime and i enjoy watching it more. But don't pin your hopes up, because it isn't revolutionary for pokemon, just they've made it better and many faults are still there. The main difference is, you can see care has gone into it. Thankyou for reading, and if you have anything you want to say, please don't be shy and leave a comment. I'd love to hear your opinions and if you have anything you want to say, please do. Id also like some constructive critisism, but please nothing without reason, as i'd most likely take that as offence, which i'm not trying to inflict on you, so please don't inflict on me. Also if there is any way of improving my review, please say so, as i'd love some advise since this is my secound review.
SPOILER WARNING I'm one of the few people that hate this series, but I have a good reason. The show itself wasnt bad actually, the animation and sound was amazing the characters were unique and intresting except for one. Serena just ruined the whole show for me, she was just made for fan service and to have a crush on the main protagonist. At first I thought her crush was cute but after 93 episodes of this pointless blushing and fangirling, I got bored of it and it actually started annoyed me. The company that made this show obviously just wanted some quick money since the whole show was wasted on this crush. EVERY SINGLE EPISODE was filled with 'I hope senpai notices me' and 'im sure my senpai loves me' to the point where I thought Serena was some creepy yandere since the whole reason she started her pokemon quest to be with a guy she met and interacted with for 5 minites when she was 5 years old. If Serena wasnt in this show, I would give it a 10/10
Disclaimer: I am writing this Review for the ENGLISH dubbed version of this anime, the Japanese Version may differ. On the road to becoming a Pokemon Master, Ash Ketchum arrives in the Kalos Region to deepen his battling experience. Right off the bat, he challenges a friend he met to a battle, without knowing that he was a Gym Leader. After meeting this Gym Leader, Clemont, and his sister Bonnie, as well as another companion who recently started her journey, Serena, the four teens began their journey around Kalos. Story Story-wise, this Anime never disappoints. On the Ash Ketchum side of things, this was an excellent piece of development for him, expecially since he aspires to become a Pokemon Master. For Clemont and Bonnie, their goal was to learn more by adventuring with Ash, and they sure have. Lastly for Serena... we'll talk about it later. Ash starts off his Kalos journey on a terrible note... Losing to the bug-type gym leader Viola. However, as time progresses, he begins to understand what true power is. In the Ash-Greninja Training arc in XYZ, he loses to Wulfric, the eighth Ice-Type Gym leader. However, after an experience with Greninja in the forests, he gets to understand what true power's all about, and how he should always focus on his bond with his pokemon, and not the power it grants him. This was the entire moral of the anime, and a good one on that note. Animation & Sound The animation finally progresses to a 3D Camera! We can better see the talents of Ash's pokemon through this 3D Camera mechanic. Here are now the buttery-smooth panning and visual effects, and the animation was simply perfection. Sound-wise, this anime was excellent too. The sounds team really mashed up the most nostalgic theme song every in Pokemon history to an even better one, and a more nostalgic one, too. I would tear up when I hear the theme songs, knowing that this anime existed 6 years ago. It makes me really miss the characters. Characters ASH Ash was always too focused on the power his bonds with his pokemon provided him. He never really put thought into the bonds he had with his pokemon, he was power-hungry. He manages to overcome this with his Kalos Ace Pokemon, Greninja, who, thanks to his strong bond and abilities with Ash, can achieve the ultimatum of his strength- Ash-Greninja. The whole idea of the anime was revolving around power and bonds, which was very meaningful. CLEMONT Clemont is a Gym Leader who, ironically enough, doesn't like his role as a Gym Leader. He prefers inventing, but became the Gym Leader of the Lumiose Gym merely because he was an excellent student in his school, and everyone wants him to become an electric-type gym leader and trainer. THrough his journey with Ash, he discovers how many strategies can be used in battles, and begins to appreciate his role as Gym Leader. BONNIE Bonnie provides a breath of fresh air to the gang. Lively and eager to start her very own pokemon journey, Bonnie travels alongside her brother and a pokemon Clemont has caught for her, Dedenne. The bond between Bonnie and dedenne really shows how much potential Bonnie has as a pokemon trainer, and leaves us to wonder which pokemon she will capture and train in the years to come.
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