AJ's fake accent got on my nerves as well as his training methods. Honestly this episode feels kind of pointless because (1) AJ didn't change his methods, (2) Ash didn't learn anything, and (3) AJ never returned so that either of those things could happen.
The non-TR related events could be summed up like this
Ash: "I don't like how you're treating your pokemon"
AJ: "Lol I may be whipping and insulting my pokemon but being tough on them is good so deal with it"
AJ's pokemon: "Lol we don't care"
Brock: "I don't care either, you're a good trainer AJ"
Ash: "Okay I'll just shut up then"
Last edited by keepitsimple; 9th December 2015 at 4:25 PM.
I'll be blunt and say that I detested Akira. Not because he and Sand defeated Satoshi and Pikachu, but because he really did seem excessively cruel while he was training his Pokemon. He was like a fitness instructor and lion tamer all at once, but the effect made Akira seem like a Shinji prototype.
I guess AJ achieved his 100 win streak but his last win was against Team Rocket iirc so it kind of takes that accomplishment away imo lol. Anyways it's a shame we don't see him again; I would have loved to see him at the Indigo League.
If SM is a rip off of Yokai Watch, then XY/Z is a very poor ripoff of shonen anime like Naruto
Eh, AJ is probably the first COTD so far that I couldn't stand at all. Team Rocket pretty much saved this episode for me, especially when they were rolling around in a red ball and accidentally stole Sandshrew.