what is "Bleach" and "Fairy Tale"? And why are U mentioning them?
Of course that the anime isn't popular as it was once. It is a generation switch. There aren't so many adults who still watches the anime.
I think a reBoot of the anime next generation would be good. People are not pleases to watch Ash fail badly in every league . As much as people don't believe in it I think a new bit more modern guy with a bit more intense storyline would give the anime a solid new ground start.
But either way I will still watching Ash collect badges and neglect his starters every new gen.
Back to the topic: Stephan is the most probably the first rival to go, the anime handled him pretty well and gave him some nice wins. A solid showdown with Ash, and wrap his story up .
If not he: Virgil is a solid option as well in a intense double battle!
I thought that is a thread of the anime "Pokemon". But only that, I thought that the thread is about the Unova League in particular.
Returning to the thread, I found that the Virgil battle (meaning that Virgil could get far in the league) possibly won't happen until January. This is because the known merchandise for January feature Eevee. THe merchandise is pointing that Virgil will get far in the league. Of course isn't confirmed.
EDIT: The Pokemon anime in general (and Ash's particular) are a special case. Because they don't want to ride Ash into the anime anytime soon (because if they lose Pikachu = they lose money) and is around for 15 years, Ash's story is a plot black hole. The term is used when a series has lost the real story and only makes sense having the individual story of part of the series. In Pokemon case, you need to separate Original Series (Johto is continuation of Kanto), Advanced Generation, Diamond & Pearl and Best Wishes (specially the latter). To make clear, the Pokemon series as a whole has lost a important part of the history and the series is made about individual series that has a story themselves. And I know the plot back hole is difficult to understand, specially in a series of travelling adventures like Pokemon.
Last edited by Eievui-Nymphia; 17th October 2012 at 10:31 PM. Reason: is plot black hole, not plot back hole
Meh, I want Bel to win the league, Vigil is such a cliche lol.
yeah he doesn't had a big part in the anime. But he had a nice focus during the clubsplosion and a special introduction ep followed by a nice win against Bel in Club Battle.
He is the "good friend" type of rival, not a pusher but a hard worker, and his story end with strength not being the only important thing in a battle.
the Eevee merchandise could mean that Virgil will give an Eevee egg to a main character!???? Nothing sure.
And we don't know when the league will start! Maybe just after New year!
People want Virgil to win the League cause they don't like Koetetsu so Virgil seems like the better option!
I doubt he's winning. Unless he gets a good set-up in his episode, it seems unlikely. Don't let the merch dictate everything. Eevee could be there solely because it will appear soon (or appeared recently in January).
Man people must really hate ash if they want bel to win over him. At least trip is competent and might actually stand a chance if not for plot. Stephan as we know trains very hard, far harder than bel ever did plus he has the
pokesteroidsvitamins, Virgil I can't make any judgements on yet, Kotetsu seems like the type of guy who could win if people like Ash and Trip were not also there.
I'm hoping that Bianca is the one to defeat Stephan. The scan says she's tough, and to show that she's tough, she has to defeat someone, defeating a League COTD is tough, but I think her victim shall be Stephan.
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