OHHH BOY. This show has me super, incredibly excited with it's colorful cast, joyful music and joyous atmosphere. Like the pilot itself was surprisingly action-packed and witty. *sighs*, I love this generation of cartoons. Rebecca Sugar has definitely given us something wonderful and I can't wait until it finally lands on television (and inevitably the web).
Late again? Yes, Im sad to say. Even later than normal really what with the PCPai animatics and all. However, that doesn't mean that's the only thing in the works. But that doesn't mean we've completely forgotten about everyone's favorite video game-playin' raccoon and green dog as they might be seeing the light of day again very soon! So just to warn you, keep your eyes peeled!
|"Im shoving the crotch ice under the door!"|
Last but not least... POKEMON. Yes, dammit. Because the new X and Y games are pretty friggin' amazing. I've only played a little bit of it since I kinda sorta bought the game for a special lady of mine but from what I was able to play of the new 3DS games, Nintendo really pulled out all of the stops, essentially releasing a cool miniseries as a companion piece, featuring trainer Red and his relationship to Charizard that is more faithful to the Red and Blue versions of the Pokemon games.
I found out Production I.G. (the great studio who worked on Attack on Titan, Ghost in the Shell series) also played a large part on this, most notably the first and last episode of this miniseries.... and then I geeked out. Don't get me wrong, it's still a Pokemon cartoon so motifs of friendship, bonding, and believing in your friends are still abound but the violence has been blasted up a notch or two and it seems characters are less concerned with protecting a Pikachu and more concerned with fighting alongside their pocket-buddies (NOPE! IM STICKING TO THAT TERM AND I DONT CARE HOW WEIRD IT SOUNDS). It's a refreshing take and it's nice Nintendo realizes that veteran players of the old Gameboy run still have fond memories of the monster-fighting brand. I know I sure as hell do.
~ Christopher Wade