Pokemon FOREVER!!

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by PrincessKenobi, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Koohii Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2003
    star 5
    And yet people complained about GIJoe and G1 Transformers cartoons being nothing but commercials for Hasbro.
    And some oversight regulations were passed.
    And in spite of that, the Pokemon cartoons (and their yugioh and other spin-offs/copycats) are considered perfectly OK.

    Go figure.
  2. MrZAP Jedi Master

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    Jun 2, 2007
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    First of all, I have no problem with merchandise driven shows as long as they're actually good. I like Transformers and other shows.

    Second, while Pokemon was based off a video game series, it's largely considered a separate arm of the franchise with little connection between the two. And Yu-Gi-Oh is a straight up adaptation of a manga series, like many, many other anime series. The card game that the franchise is known for was actually a pretty minor part of the story for a long time, and was only became more prominent after it proved quite popular. And the card game itself wasn't even created in real life until a bit later. Also, Digimon came out a bit before the Pokemon TV series, and while I'm sure they influenced each other they're two very different entities. The point is that none of these shows are really merchandise driven to begin with, and also it's not very easy to simply call them copycats either, since beyond some similarities inherent in the shonen genre of manga and anime, they're all really quite different.

    Basically you're making a big deal out of nothing. Stop it.

    Now go play with this Pikachu here.

  3. Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master

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    Jul 20, 2008
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    Pokemon is essentially a G-rated version of dog, fish, and cock fighting.
  4. jedijoker Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 6, 2004
    star 7
    [link=http://youtu.be/ZrZCM1gAMSg]Pikachu Pikachu [/link] :p
  5. jacktherack Jedi Master

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    Mar 19, 2008
    star 4
    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7lEZBxu3zo]Gotta catch em all...[/link]
    Warning this video may contain can-syphil-aids.
  6. SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London

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    Oct 3, 2003
    star 8
    I used to watch Pokemon on SMTV every Saturday. It was a strange show with rather pointless stuff, but it did always feature [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO8ceymeTxc] the Pokerap[/link] which was pretty funny.