I haven't been more excited to see an episode in a LONG time! I was surprised by the pics of this ep for a number of reasons:
-Seem the majority of the episode is about Ash flashing back to the old days of him and Charizard. I think this is the first time we've ever seen a Pokemon ep that was all about flash-backs. Except maybe that Team Rocket episode from the Pokemon Chronicles. But that doesn't really count does it?
- The flashbacks in today's animation, i'm looking forward to the most. and seeing Brock and Misty cameos was a surprise too. Not really Brock cuz he's already been mentioned last season. But Misty, we haven't seen since Pokemon Advanced Battle. Wonder if they will have speaking roles.
-Though I wish they would use the actual footages from past seasons instead of "upconverting them to HD" but i guess it's a legal thing with 4kids or something which is retarded to me.
-That woman that was with the Charmander at the festival...Please don't tell me that was a Nurse Joy? Or a new nurse? Would've been interesting to see both the current and past Nurse Joy together.
-Seeing Tracy's cameo was nice too.
Definitely looking forward to this ep in a few months. I wonder why the sudden Kanto business? I'm guessing but maybe since the Pokemon anime appeared in the US in '98 they're doing a 15 year anniversary nod to it later this year?