I don’t want to keep on salting about m20 because it gets tiring repeating yourself over and over again, but I just wanna get some things off my chest?? firstly the “Misty and Brock not being in M20 is for the children!!!” argument… just doesn’t make sense? and with the very saddening news that a movie with all the companions was an initial idea and later ditched just proves the point that it wasn’t “for the children” at all.
like, kids aren’t stupid. and we live in the age of the internet too, where it’s extremely easy to search for virtually anything. if younger viewers are interested in the anime, they can very easily search online and learn about Misty, Brock, etc. like I assume a lot of younger people in the fandom have done? to assume all kids are ignorant about OS-BW is… just very unrealistic lol. chances are a lot of younger fans know who the early companions are. and well, if the anime actually cared about continuity we wouldn’t have had this issue but that’s a rant for another day… :)
also, this argument of “it’s for kids so stop complaining” is also… ??? because pokemon is for all ages. it’s not an obvious for-kids-only show like idk, stuff on baby channels is, and plenty of official pokemon anime things are published on websites like Twitter (from both Japan and the west) where you’re unlikely to find the “target audience” of the anime - so yes adults are allowed to criticise the anime for things like M20. being mainly targeted at kids also doesn’t mean it’s absolutely free of criticism from older fans, and there’s a lot of hypocrisy in saying “you’re an adult so stop criticising it” when I bet that 98% of the people going around saying that have criticised the anime for whatever reason at one point.
speaking of fans, I’m so tired of pro-M20 fans yelling at anti-M20 fans every time they have a negative opinion, because frankly I haven’t seen any anti (so far) being rude to pros about their opinions, like personally I hope everyone who’s looking forward to the movie has a great time, but as soon as you say ONE negative thing you get people being like “LOL YOU MAD? STAY SALTY NOSTALGIA IDIOT” or something like… there is zero need for that lol. people have opinions??? sorry that’s so infuriating for you??? I’m more upset at how people are treating those who are, rightfully, disappointed with M20 than the movie itself tbh.
(as a side note, the tag “m20” was accidentally started by me because I used it as something people could blacklist if they didn’t want to see my negativity towards it. I didn’t mean it to become widely used, despite how funny I find it, or it was merely a coincidence and people just had the same as idea as me, whatever, my point is the original use of this tag was not with the intentions of starting a “hate tag”. it was a blacklist tag.)
I’m probably forgetting a lot of things but… like I said I hope everyone who is excited for this movie has a good time but sadly I’m not that interested in it besides the credits where the companions get their cameos so uhhhh…. yeah