This thread is based on one that Dogasu made in Bulbagarden earlier this week.
The topic of this thread is explain if you think that the anime is getting too gimmicky these days because the writers want to get back the show started to lose interest in BW?
-We know that the ratings feel by a considerable amount of viewers between early-BW and mid-BW with some exceptions. This isn't the first time it happens but it's really noticeable now. I don0t say that the ratings are horrible.
-The possible effects of the earthquake in the anime had in the promotion.
-The effects on the show of the economy climax worldwide. Please, NOT discuss economy in general here.
Possible Gimmick things:
-Title changes: The series, for the first time, is changing titles mid-saga in Japan and they are promoting them separately with new things introduced in them. And remember that Episode N is ending before Ash/Cilan catches Sableye (almost confirmed) making thee Episode N title useless.
-Dawn and Piplup's cameo was made like she is going to rejoin the main cast although they aren't. Remember the promotion that Season 2 = Dawn. Promotion that was made too heavily through the series.
-Cynthia came back for more episode than Alder was and she appeared in the Meloetta finale.
-Team Rocket's climax was heavily promoted as the end of Team Rocket although they aren't. And his return was also heavily promoted to be a big deal about their presence back into the show.
-After 6 years of abscene Charizard is back into the show. With heavy promotion of the return. Also, in thei return episode, older characters will appear although they are flashback for the moment.
-After all this years Mewtwo are returning for a movie 3 months before a new gen comes out instead of a new Pokemon.
Sub-topic of this thread:
Although I could be wrong, I expect that Pokemon merchandise sales are falling in the past two years because of different reasons, many of them are out of the control of the Pokemon franchise. Specially with the ratings of late-2010 and early 2011.
The proof of it is that they need to start selling known marketable pokemon to hide the possible lack of sales. Eevee, Piplup, Charizard, Dragonite. And unlike before, they don't accept losing any marketable species until at least M16. Or how do you think why Ash has Oshawott and Snivy for the league, specially the latter?
Let's discuss the thread. This is a opinion thread not a bashing or a spamming thread.
If you only follow the dub, don't post here. You must know the Japanese promotion before post anything.
Edit: You are allowed to disagree with this in all the point or in some of the points.