Okay. I used to like the Pokemon anime back in the day. .......Alright! I was obsessed back then. >_> Anyway, I used to like the Kanto + Orange Archipelago arcs of the anime. I found them to be fun, interesting and even educational (learning about Japanese culture and holidays).
I'm not exactly sure but at some point during the Johto series, I got fed up. They had recycled so many things and it seemed like the plot never got anywhere, so I gave up on it. Though, I would watch it every once in a while.
At the beginning of Advance Generation, I saw a glimmer of hope. New characters? New storylines? THEY ACTUALLY HAVE DIFFERENT CLOTHES? I just felt compelled to watch. The first few episodes were quite good, I thought. They even inspired me to wander into the world of Pokemon fanfiction. Seeing Team Magma and Team Aqua pleased me, and I really thought they'd make an awesome plot similar to the one in the games.
However, maybe during the middle of AG, I began to see the repetitiveness again. Team Rocket being OOC and coming out in every single episode (and not adding anything to the story AT ALL) began to irk me to no end.
Then...I saw...what they made of the Kyogre and Groudon/Team Magma and Team Aqua storyline. It was just a pitiful two part episode involving Pikachu becoming possessed, Lance rearing his...pink head and taking Steven's role away, a sorry excuse for a battle between the two Legendaries, and an ending so sacchrine...it made me cry...because it was sooooo bad. It was just very sloppy and rushed.
Since when did Pokemon become 'Ash-uses-Pikachu-against-a-Ground type-and-still-wins' or 'Ash-helps-out-little-Susie/Billy Bob-with-some-of-their-stupid-problems?
I'll admit, some episodes of AG do amuse me. Overall, it ranges from mediocre to crappy.
Okay, also, why can't the people who support the anime give any good reasons as to why it's 'the best ever'? At the forums, whenever I see someone posting why they hate the anime, they defend it by saying stuff like 'omg u r returded try agin bitch'. Um, no. If you want to convince me of the anime's 'greatness', then give me something other than an immature insult.
If there's anyone that wants to intelligently debate this, just comment. Let me know why you think the anime hasn't gone down the tubes.
I'll just stick to the mangas and the movies, thanks.
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