View Poll Results: Would you like to see anime becoming more dark?

Voters
50. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes.

    17 34.00%
  • No.

    6 12.00%
  • It depends on how dark it would be.

    21 42.00%
  • I don't care.

    6 12.00%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 29

Thread: Pokemon anime's lack of darkness

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    799

    Default Pokemon anime's lack of darkness

    Pokemon anime has had it's share of dark moments, but overall it's not that dark series. Do you think anime should be more dark in future?
    Welcome back Charizard! I've missed you so much! <3

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    partying in animeland
    Posts
    339

    Default

    it all depends on how should it dark it should be. for example adding drug referances and an over use of gun violence and having a bullet actually hit someone would be too dark. doing something like having a shadow pokemon arc and having them attack people VIOLENTLY would probably be pushing it but at the same time it would be doable depending how much they do it.
    If you believe in Jesus Christ put this in your profile and don't just ignore this, because in the Bible it says,
    If you deny me, I will deny you in front of my Father at the gates of Heaven.
    † I am a Christian and proud of it! Copy and paste this if you are too.†
    for those of you who are interested here is my link to my youtube account: http://www.youtube.com/user/pokedigijedi

    Trade shop: pokedigijedi's bounty board
    3DS FRIEND CODE: 4382-2152-1254 friend safari type: poison pokemon ariados, kakuna, and muk. please don't take too long too add me it drives me crazy and I will delete your friend code

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    103

    Default

    Matters what level of dark you mean. It could easily get dark if they wanted to an be far from "too Dark" I have seen kid shows that hard dark themes but fine for the target demo

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Bionis
    Posts
    9,497

    Default

    Well I would not see that work out unless the cast was all vampires, it’s kind of hard to see in the dark /shot


    There was a thread today made about should pokemon become more violent. I think if the anime can incorporate that as much as possible then the show would become a whole lot better.

  5. #5

    Default

    No, it's a kid's anime and it shouldn't become dark and gritty like other anime.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4,089

    Default

    It doesn't need to be "dark" but the stories and plot could use more weight and substance to them (like in the movies but on the small screen). Whether it's for kids or not isn't the problem regarding that.

    Plus, Hunter J's fate wasn't what I'd call "light hearted." Unless you're a sadist.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    4,692

    Default

    How dark can a series that returns to Status Quo every episode be?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    550

    Default

    I think it should be darker, Season 1 had no problem doing it without excessive melodrama.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Not in Obamaland
    Posts
    5,867

    Default

    If you want to see dark in a "'Mon Type" show, with virtually similar animation, check out Monster Rancher.
    Pokemon: The Theme of Secrets


    At long last, I am returning with my Fan-Fic. Just need to find a better host. Blogger has done its course but I need just a little more recognition.

    I freaking HATE "Mega" Evolution.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Serbia,Belgrade
    Posts
    20

    Default

    Well all I really care about in an anime is haw good the overall story, writing, and characters are but as the BW series is now it should def 100% be more dark.
    Like for example make an episode where 2 groups of pokemon are fighting over territory or food. Or make a group actually steal someones pokemon and then Ash and co could after 10-20 episodes encounter they again and take it back(Like in Black/White 2 with purloin)
    And of course making some pokemon actually get mad after they lose a battle every once in a while like with buizel and maybe later attack the pokemon they lost to out of battle?
    There are many ways to make the show better and still make it child friendly by throwing in a few lessons along the way. But right now the writers just care about 3 things:
    1. How much money they will make from the show
    2. How little it will cost to make the show
    3. What to spend they money on while we are here complaining on random forums

    -END OF RANT
    † I am a Christian and proud of it! Copy and paste this into your sig if you are too.†

    50% of Serebii users are relapsing pokemon fans...if you are among those that never got off the band wagon...copy and paste this in your sig (started by CyberBlastoise)...

  11. #11

    Default

    I'd like the series to become dark by having villains that are actually a serious threat and the "no Pokémon is evil" tripe being thoroughly quashed into the ground.

    But I wouldn't want it to be a typical emo-ridden wangst-fest with no fun at all.
    Shokotan: "And then, in Extremespeed Genesect: The Awakening of Mewtwo, we meet another Mewtwo!"
    Yuyama: "Yes, I thought it'd be better if it was a different Mewtwo."
    Good for you Yuyama. Too bad you've singlehandedly torpedoed any lingering respect I and anyone else had for you.

  12. #12

    Default

    It should be darker, the darker the better imo.
    Quote Originally Posted by Canada View Post
    Biggest Fan of the Diamond and Pearl Series: Dawn+Serena Fan

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    1,226

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by marioluigifan05 View Post
    I think it should be darker, Season 1 had no problem doing it without excessive melodrama.
    This. Kanto's usual tone was arguably sillier than later sagas, but at the same time, when it got dark, it really wasn't afraid to get dark.

    In D/P and BW, most of the dark moments come off as half-heartedly executed or forced. I'd really like it if we got the Kanto-style dark moments back.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    The Enchanted Forest
    Posts
    2,916

    Default

    Well some of the movies are pretty dark. I'd like to see more movies that have PG-13 or even R-level content in them.

    The TV show also needs episodes that have TV-14 level content. I'd like to see an episode around a Houndoom-worshipping cult (based on Satanic cults) for example.
    Ceci n'est pas une signature
    -----
    RIP Foghorn Leghorn and Casey Kasem

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Cerulean City
    Posts
    7,607

    Default

    I prefer Sinnoh's dark. With the whole Chimchar and Paul thing. It was enjoyable, because it was new. I'm used to how Pokemon is now, but I had a choice, I'd go with the dark way.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    550

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentPierce View Post
    This. Kanto's usual tone was arguably sillier than later sagas, but at the same time, when it got dark, it really wasn't afraid to get dark.

    In D/P and BW, most of the dark moments come off as half-heartedly executed or forced. I'd really like it if we got the Kanto-style dark moments back.
    Agreed. The Chimchar abandonment thing comes to mind. Chimchar was annoying, Paul was not properly punished, etc.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Deep Ocean
    Posts
    2,106

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by marioluigifan05 View Post
    Agreed. The Chimchar abandonment thing comes to mind. Chimchar was annoying, Paul was not properly punished, etc.
    /Ash beat Paul.

    Definitely DP dark is fine. I was disappointed when BW was so... Not sure, immature? Stuff like Cyrus and Hunter J are good, and there were many scenes where the trio gets hit by Pokemon attacks from the villain.

    Credits to Sworn Metalhead

    ASB Squad

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    297

    Default

    sad thing is, the original plan for the anime was for it to be like the manga, but now it's just a bussiness.
    The could easily make it into a serious and more dark-toned anime, & it would be a huge imrovement... though all they care about is money & little kids are their main source.
    Last edited by Blazicken; 30th January 2013 at 10:03 PM.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    550

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by OceanicLanturn View Post
    /Ash beat Paul.

    Definitely DP dark is fine. I was disappointed when BW was so... Not sure, immature? Stuff like Cyrus and Hunter J are good, and there were many scenes where the trio gets hit by Pokemon attacks from the villain.
    Yeah, years later. What I mean is, he wasn't punished for his ACTIONS, like Damien was.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Bionis
    Posts
    9,497

    Default

    He wasn't punished because the writers liked him.

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    550

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pokemonsquared View Post
    He wasn't punished because the writers liked him.
    I did hear Paul was the favorite character of one of the writers, the guy should have been fired, he let his obsession take control of the rivalry...

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    6,887

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Charizard-Fan View Post
    Pokemon anime has had it's share of dark moments, but overall it's not that dark series. Do you think anime should be more dark in future?
    How dark do you expect this show to get from what it already is? I was getting used to the darkness that came from Paul and Trip but that died when when got Bianca, Cilan and kotetsu.

    My ideal battle ever!

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    799

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Caseydia View Post
    How dark do you expect this show to get from what it already is? I was getting used to the darkness that came from Paul and Trip but that died when when got Bianca, Cilan and kotetsu.
    Back to DP's darkness level at most. I don't necessarily think anime should be dark all the time, but during episodes where some evil team appears, or something very bad happens, it should be darker than it usually is in most of the evil team centered episodes.
    I hope the N saga becomes the darkest season in Pokemon, though.
    Welcome back Charizard! I've missed you so much! <3

  24. #24
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    140

    Default

    It wouldn't like it to be have a long period of extremely miserable episodes, but yes a darker theme in pokemon could be done amazingly.
    1st X run:

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Shropshire
    Posts
    147

    Default

    I want the anime dark like the manga raaaaggggghhhhh!!!!.! I think k that if the writers put the darkness in it woukdent hurt anyone would it? After all Pokémon was ORIGINALLY MADE FOR TEENAGERS!!!

    Agression, Destruction.
    Meowstic is officially mine!

    Credit to SM

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •