The question was more in the context of who is the most loyal, which may not necessarily be which audience consists of the largest number of viewers. Pokemon is one of those unique shows that appears normal on the outside, but offers depth for those who can see and appreciate it (ex. The growing bond between humans and Pokemon, the value and excitement of discovering new things,places, etc). In my opinion, Pokemon most benefits those who appreciate Pokemon on that deeper level that has given it more longevity and character than your average cartoon. In my experience, the more reasons you discover why you love Pokemon, the more you feel proud to be a fan of it.
The scope of Pokemon's audience can't be defined using only broad terms like kids, teens, adults, etc. On one hand, you've got the fresh new people watching it for the first time during any era of the show. On the other, you have both people who continue to enjoy Pokemon whether it's a specific time period in its history, or continuously throughout each new season/generation. Those are the people who then turn around and market the brand to future generations. It's the new and the long-term fans. Together they're the driving force behind Pokemon's successful continuation.
Last edited by Bluelatios*; 29th December 2012 at 8:22 AM.
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