Nice to see an episode focussed on James
Nice to see an episode focussed on James
This episode was ok... It was cool to see Mime Jr. for the 1st time. Mime Jr. was really cute! I'm glad James ended up catching it, but it's sad to see him have to leave Chimecho there. Mime Jr's mimicing of James is so funny to see every time. It was interesting how both Munchlax and Chimecho became ill in this episode. It was cool to find out that the mansion used to be James' get-away home. It was funny seeing the gang and TR pretend that James wasn't a part of TR at all.
I do like how he got mime Jr. afterward
I love this episode! Its so sweet! Mime jr. Is so kawaii, and james was so sweet as a kid. I dont get why hes in team rocket.
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I cried when James left Chimecho
Indeed a sad episode. James may be part of Team Rocket, but there is still some good inside of him. He hates leaving Pokemon he truly loves.
Some of the new voices take some getting used to, but New!James is suited to this episode, probably more than Eric Stuart would've been. I adore the grandma's voice. So cute.
I kinda wish there was a better reason to leave Chimecho. Why were Jessie and Meowth so impatient? Rude. So sad to see the little guy go :/
Chimecho is so much better than Mime Jr and it's a shame it had to leave. I guess Team Rocket can't have too many Pokemon with them at one time.
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I agree, his new voice worked well with this episode, but IMO it was really bad in Fear Factor Phony. I'd pick Eric Stuart any day.Originally Posted by Bulba the Great
On the topic of Chimecho, I teared up when James had to leave him, but it wasn't exactly devastating to me. I skipped S9 when I was younger so I don't know if it comes back (I haven't read the previous posts either, obviously) but I hope it does.
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My favourite of the Battle Frontier episodes. I just want to cry every time I watch this episode. It's so sad seeing James leave his Chimecho behind. :'(
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His two favorite roles are Gourry and James. Interpret that as you will. IMO, Eric is better at Brock to me than James, but his James is still a timeless classic and far above his successor's work thus far. He's my pick for best dub voices for both characters, absolutely no questions asked.
Not that I don't respect your opinion Bulba but to me James in my mind always screams Eric Stuart. EEEE and OOOOHHHH's included.
Now, as for the dub, here's what I thought:
Sarah was way too apathetic in this episode, almost lifeless, as Ash. Bland and forgettable. Subpar.
Bill was alright as Brock, not too deep but not natural in his work as Brock. Average. (Here, he was trying a Stuart impression and it still worked for Brock until DP came along and Bill forever went down the toilet in the role).
Michele was a bit weak as May: nothing special here. Subpar.
Kayzie was alright as Max, though the voice she uses sounds so very wrong for his character. Subpar.
Jimmy was alright as Meowth and good at James in this episode. His work as Meowth at this point in time was a genuine Maddie imitation (why he didn't keep this voice and made it ten times deeper, I do not know, I like this voice more here than in BW). Same can be said for James (lately he's been way way too nasally in the role in BW and he cannot pull off serious James at all there) but here he's a little good at the role. Sure he's no Eric Stuart (obviously not that good by any means), but at least it seems like he's trying to emulate Eric's work, so props to him here. Only, why does he call Chimecho, "CHIME?" Odd considering James called Chimecho, "Chimecho," all episodes prior to this one (even in Fear Factor Phony!).
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Liked the episode, but didn't like james losing his chimecho... I liked it as part of the motto.
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This was a pretty good episode. It was pretty emotional, especially near the end.
This episode was touching ....... and one of the best battle frontier episodes in My opinion. It was surprising that the mansion used to be James' old get-away home. James catching Mime Jr. was nice, but it's sad when he had to leave the poor Chimecho at the end. This episode was nicely animated and it showed the caring side of James, which is rare.
These kinds of episodes, one's where we get more back story on one of the TR members, are always entertaining to watch.
They had to play that song and make that one scene even sadder, didn't they? And I mean that in a good way!
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Munchlax and Chimecho both falling ill was way too convenient in my view, but I liked the way James's family's old home looked; it was a palace for God's sake. I didn't think they were that rich. I also wondered if the Weepinbell from his childhood flashback was his old one from OS. Anyway, I liked that James got a ton of character development here.
Aside from that, the only dub voices i have a problem with are Meowth and Max. i could care less about Max since he'll only be around for one season anyway, and Meowth's is understandable.
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It was funny to see James kinda freaked out when he imagined himself married with Jessie.TR focused episodes are always fun to watch and James got good development in this episode.But it was sad to see Chimecho leaving and the music was tear-Jerking. :'( 9.8/10.
What a coincidence that James' family owned the mansion here and when he decided to leave his Chimecho behind, I felt sad. Mime Jr was ok as far as comedy goes, but I thought Chimecho should've stayed.
Good for James leaving his Chimecho behind since it never did anything and was wasting away. Him getting Mime Jr. made me livid, though...
Mime Jr. was my favorite DP Pokemon when this episode aired in 2006, but I wish James had gotten him and kept his Chimecho too.
I think this might have been one of the best episodes in the show. I love when they humanize TRio and James seems to be the one that usually gets that treatment.
First half wasn't so good tho so just a 9.