Post by SeriousJupiter on Aug 15, 2014 15:49:17 GMT -4
Wow, that was a very thorough analysis indeed. I could never write anything like that in a hundred years. I disagree with a couple of things in the analysis, but there was some really good stuff there that I'd never even thought of before. Color me intrigued.
XY041 The next challenge at the now furiously competitive Summer Camp is "PokéEnteering"! Eureka gets lost in the thick mist, but then she sees something deep in the forest... just what is it?
Summary: The Summer Camp has become furiously competitive Satoshi's and Tierno's teams are competing for the lead with the exact same number of points. The next program is "PokéEnteering", where one collects the stamps at the various checkpoint that make up the course before heading for the goal as fast as one can.
Both Tierno and Satoshi progress smoothly trough the checkpoints by working together with their respective teammates. However, after a while the mist grows thick and Eureka ends up getting lost. Will the others manage to find her while she's still safe!? And what is it she sees in the forest while lost...!?
XY043 Summary: "Right as the Gym match against Korrina at the Shalour Gym is about to start, Team Rocket steals their book of secrets." Blurb: "Pikachu goes up against Korrina using the "rhythm strategies" taught by Tierno."
Post by SeriousJupiter on Aug 20, 2014 14:55:14 GMT -4
Haha, so Pikachu will dance his way to victory? He's already done that way back in the beginning of Johto in that Bellossom episode. Not only that, but Ash also taught him to breakdance in Sinnoh. How about coming up with something new for a change, writers?
Yeah, these include Pikachu being the star of Gym Battles, Serena's character, that constant Ash glorification.....
It sure if nice to know people are no longer praising XY because it has flaws just like every other Pokémon series.
A clash between Electro Ball and Aura Sphere? It would be funny if those are the last two moves used by them, because those are also the final attacks used by Ash's Pikachu and Cameron's Lucario in the Unova League. Of course, at the time, Pikachu was weakened more than Lucario so Aura Sphere overpowered.
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2014 11:53:41 GMT -4 by Donkarasu
Post by Crosspeice on Aug 27, 2014 14:43:15 GMT -4
Oh I know all about the problems of the anime, how Ash won't win the Kalos League, then dump all his Pokemon at Oak's and move onto the next region. That's the thing, all these Pokemon have one region for screentime, whereas Pikachu has all of it, so I wouldn't mind if he took the back foot and let others have the glory. But then he wouldn't be getting money from toys. And we can't have that.
And Serena is a fine character that doesn't have much direction, which they're somewhat starting to address, it's okay to not have a dream that you'll spend as much time as there is budget going towards. It's nice to have someone who doesn't have a burning desire they'll spend their life on (to do with Pokemon of course).
And XY is much better than BW, which had its own good points (Cilan, rivals, fairly fast pace, interesting though unfortunately underused selection of Pokemon) so I can see why it's getting the praise, but of course it's not perfect. Looking forward to Serena catch her first Pokemon, finally.
The final day at the Summer Camp is a Team Battle! But the Rocket Gang suddenly appear and steal Tierno and the others' Pokémon! Will the group manage to safely retrieve Zenigame and the other Pokémon!?
Summary: The final day at the Summer Camp is a Team Battle! Satoshi and Tierno's teams are both in the lead with the exact same number of points, and the overall winner of the two will be decided in the final match! Before the finals start, Tierno and the others head to Joy to get their Pokémon treated.
But then, the Rocket Gang show up, having infiltrated the camp disguised as chefs! They end up making it off with Tierno and the others' Pokémon! Will the group manage to safely retrieve Zenigame and the other Pokémon!? And which team will win the Team Battle finals and be inducted in the Summer Camp's "Hall of Fame"!?
New title- XY045: Citron VS Eureka!? A Sibling Battle With Nyaonyx!!
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: Sorry, it's just that after SM021 and M21, I know Mima's gonna be three for three when it comes to terribly mishandling emotional moments.
Feb 9, 2019 18:50:46 GMT -4
Donkarasu: But at least you're fine with episode 79, because you've never said anything about it.
Feb 9, 2019 19:02:38 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: That was a lucky case of not bad but the dub did better.
Feb 9, 2019 19:09:02 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Masafumi Mima said he got goosebumps when selecting the music for a certain episode and even the voice actors were brought to tears, I'm certain it was indeed episode 108 that he was talking about: twitter.com/Sunma47/status/1073896011758587909
Feb 9, 2019 19:12:11 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: That's fine and good for them. Mima's just unfortunately given me lots of reasons not to trust his music placement skills (actually, lack thereof).
Feb 9, 2019 22:39:49 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: Looks like I'm right not to have believed him when he promised I'd cry at the onscreen events. But I can give him a bit of credit: it turned out better than SM021 and M21 did, so that's a relief.
Feb 10, 2019 10:26:25 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: It ended up with the same results SM079JP did: a "well, okay, that happened. Can't wait for the dub to improve it" kind of feeling.
Feb 10, 2019 10:27:06 GMT -4
Ryu Taylor, Dub Lover: BTW, I watched it in the first place just because of how cocky Mima was about it.
Feb 10, 2019 18:07:31 GMT -4
Donkarasu: I'm just going to say it now: I will not be happy when TPCI fills the silent moments with music. Silence is needed especially in tear-jerking episodes as it helps set the mood for a depressing atmosphere (it's hard to describe, so I tried my best).
Feb 11, 2019 5:46:51 GMT -4
Donkarasu: It's more Reina Ueda's voice acting as Mao (I can't believe anyone who thinks she wasn't amazing) and the dialogue and less so the background music used which makes those scenes so heart breaking and caused me and others to cry or tear up.
Feb 12, 2019 10:04:15 GMT -4
Donkarasu: While I said I wasn't going to talk about the whole controversy around Vic Mignogna, I do want to say one thing about it and that's, it kind puts me off anything to do with Funimation, especially due to other voice actors being involved in this.
Feb 17, 2019 8:44:25 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: That is my biggest grief behind it. They honestly shouldn't of said anything at all, rather than outright lashing at fans that disagree with them.
Feb 17, 2019 19:44:19 GMT -4
Donkarasu: Regarding Sean Schemmel being the latest person to be a part of it, that causes me to say this: Even if you're not a fan of Masako Nozawa's Goku voice, at least she's a kind woman who respects fans and has never caused any sort of controversy.
Feb 18, 2019 13:03:11 GMT -4
Donkarasu: And for the record, this is not the only time Schemmel did/said something which caused some outrage.
Feb 18, 2019 13:04:46 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: Yeah, I'm aware. His past sins have come to light and while I was able to tolerate a lot of it, his latest episode was were the line in the sand has been crossed. Cancelled Funimation account as well.
Feb 18, 2019 23:00:57 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: If he's gonna be an arrogant butt that insults the hands that feed him, then he'll have to accept the consequences of it and hopefully that'll stick. Still yeah. I was never annoyed with Nozawa's Goku voice and she is really nice.
Feb 18, 2019 23:03:51 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: I mean, Goku's supposed to sound like a disrespectful county hic (remember his inspiration from Journey of the West which the Monkey King routinely pissed off the gods)
Feb 18, 2019 23:05:54 GMT -4
ShiningStarlia: and I think most complaints stem from just different tastes in vocals from us overseas. I honestly wonder why people make a really big deal out of it. Not everyone is Norio Wakamoto
Feb 18, 2019 23:07:38 GMT -4