Yes, I KNOW this, my entire post was explaining how much I know about this stuff. He still made the vast majority of gen.1 and especially gen. 2 pokemon. Cute pokemon in Gen. 1 like jigglypuff/wigglytuff and chansey were designed by atsuko nishida, and a few other pokemon like the mankey line, and ponyta line were made by Hyjung Lee, both of whom still work as TCG card artists. But still, the vast majority was sugimori.
Originally Posted by Chaos Rush
Again, Sugimori is the leader in Art direction, he chooses which pokemon appear in the game. That selection is further revised by Masuda.
Some British dude designed the ice cream cones: [url]http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/James_Turner
Kind of why I mentioned twitter, because I'm pretty sure that IS a place where peoples voices ARE heard.
Originally Posted by BCVM22
....This makes no sense. Somebody getting a "free dominoes pizza" door hanger is something they never signed up for, which is why its trash to them. Twitter is something they sign up for, so they CAN communicate with their fans. That IS twitters purpose.(not that I'm denying many celebrities do it for promotional purposes)
I can go staple a theses on why everything is awful to somebody's door. It doesn't mean they're going to read it.
I am more then perfectly aware of this, given that art commissions are what I do the side. So excluding the first part about the workplace superiors(which is of course, sugimori, thus why I mentioned him in my last post), I'm aware that my job is to respond to criticism and improve upon it.
Sure is. Within the confines of their job as given to them by their workplace superiors. The designers take their cues from their own artistic sensibilities and training and from those above them, not from PokemonFan2112 on Pokemonforum.net. That certainly doesn't have to be mutually exclusive from creating things with appeal to the fans, but the mistake is made in assuming that the fans have any say or input on the matter.
Your right in that pokemon series would likely lose zero buys if they continue as is, but considering the excellent design of pokemon is what seperates it from other games, it sure as hell can attract a lot more buys.
As mentioned, he leads the developement team and picks each and every pokemon, I'd say he could change the result quite easily if inclined to.
"Edgy for his tastes" is all well and good but it doesn't actually mean anything was or will be changed as a result.
Again, this a simple notion I had after years of dissecting pokemon designs and creating them. My point was more pointing to the style shift then what actually changed it.