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Josh ~ 水ポケモン
18 February 2013 @ 04:46 pm
Josh ~ 水ポケモン
29 January 2013 @ 01:14 pm
Josh ~ 水ポケモン
23 January 2013 @ 01:10 am
this is mostly for myself but-

I forgot how good DP can be sometimes. I dunno if BW just lowered my standards for character development bu damn the writers were really good with consistency with their Sinnoh crew. I just finished DP066 and its one of my favorite episodes just because you can see how everyone is developing - Dawn not only went to talk with Winoah(sp) (which she wouldn't have had the confidence to earlier), but passed on Zoey's advice about getting back on the log and such. Reggie was of course a nice addition too, and I liked the dialogue between him and Brock about the badges on display (no Brock, those are my badges--implying some criticism on Paul or at least giving Brock some significance as overseeing Ash.) Those little sparks of chemistry and development really made the series great.

You gotta love how much more assertive Dawn is getting, too - pushing to do the gym battle before Ash and everything.
Josh ~ 水ポケモン
19 January 2013 @ 01:28 pm
So I've been rewatching the whole DP series and am on about 41 right now... But realize I should be posting some caps so I'm not just plowing through them!

DP039 was one of my favorites... The scenes of the gang's Pokemon just hanging out on the boat seemed really well framed to me.

Cute ofc...

I really liked this frame for some reason~ You don't think Buizel as particularly majestic but he just looks really kickass here.

Croagrunt is my favorite. He's always so zen!

The second episode I really enjoyed was 41, with Zoey and the gang. I forget how much I liked Zoey but she's just a really great rival. I've always really had a soft-spot for her character slot since they don't get that much attention media-wise, but I think she's really good for Dawn's development without being a total dick (see:Georgia). I really like her character design too. I wonder if she got any features in old issues o Pokemon Fan?

She injured her leg in the episode. It was kind of nice that the writers showed her weakspots since it gave a little more depth to her character and the relationship with Dawn.

Shellos is so cute!

And this ep was pretty good for Brock's development too. I love this screen XD

The battles were a plus too. BW may have had better overall animation but you have to give it to DP for having some really unique attack combinations and graphics. One of the things I miss the most in the anime are combined attacks, since they were really one of the few things unique to it.
Josh ~ 水ポケモン
25 December 2012 @ 07:17 pm
I almost never post fanart here unless if it's a joke/spoof, but wow:

It's just such a warm setting and has everyone... Dent, May, even Georgia. wow! Merry Christmas everyone!
Josh ~ 水ポケモン
22 August 2012 @ 12:02 am
Rewatched M08 to go along with Pokemon 9. I have to say... As much as I praised M09, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew takes the cake! After seeing it a second time I can really see where Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea got its inspiration for a consistent color palette and some vocal ambience. I suppose they were really working with two palettes: the sunset/castle, and then the green/blue/rock texture of the forest. Both of these flowed very well and really complimented the Pokemon in them. It doesn't surprise me it came in second for the best American anime feature in 2005!

The storyline, of course, is really fantastic too! The one weak point of M09 was its weak ending, but the storyline to M08 seemed very carefully crafted to me. It didn't even feel like you were watching a Pokemon movie at times: it just flowed very naturally and all of the characters grooved very well. Sir Aaron/Lucario, of course, are quite awesome too.... My only gripe with this movie was the character design: with the exception of Aaron, I the original characters for this film weren't so strong. M09 still takes the cake for its humans!

Next up, M10! (I did rewatch M06/07 as well but they didn't stand out so much to me.) Probably not as many .gifs for it as this one and M09 since they don't feature my favorite characters, but I'm still looking foward to it quite a bit.

And without further ado, gif dump! owo

Josh ~ 水ポケモン
20 August 2012 @ 05:03 pm
Rewatched Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea last night. I know it gets a lot of flack since it's really the "runt" of the movie series--no real battles--but it has one saving point.

  • It's a gorgeous movie.

I would even dare say that it has the best/most consistent color palette out of any of the movies. It's tough to capture that point in a few gifs, but if you watch the whole thing you'll know what I mean. They really liked the red/blue theme, with May's outfit contrasting with the constant sea shots. There were also a lot of gold/green highlights in the movie, like the crests on ships/Phantom's outfit and various foliage. The only downsides to the visuals that I really saw were the CGI: the mountains and ships done with it looked like they came out of a N64 game, unfortunately. :( Even with that though, it looks like the designers had a lot of fun with the palette of the whole thing. It's very well done and very vibrant, I think! Plus, the director traveled to Rome to get an idea of the settings for the film. How cool is that?

Another nice thing is the human designs. Most of the movie-exclusive characters in the series are fairly generic and unmemorable (excluding Sir Aaron), but Captain Ship/Lizabeth/Jackie/Phantom all have pretty original designs and really work well on the screen.

The only other thing that I thought set this movie apart in the technical depertment was the pacing. This isn't to put down the other movies: they're all great, and the pacing is generally very smooth. That being said, I really thought they outdid themselves with this one. The whole boat setting that the gang was on really helped this: instead of constant tension, there was a whole exotic element weaving itself in with the main story. This really helped with the ambience and made a really nice balance with the action scenes. I thought some of the other films (i.e. Jirachi Wishmaker) were a bit too linear even for Pokemon--action, dialogue, action, dialogue...--whereas the new setting for M09 was a breath of fresh air. Also, the ambience! There were much more pauses and expressions to really bring the emotion of the movie home. Bravo.

Any rate, such is my 2c on the film. This was my second time seeing it and I'd definitely reccomend a rewatch to any water type fans. They're featured like no other!

Without furtho ado, here's my .gif dump. Let me know if you guys would like something like this for the other films!