To Butterfree: Oh, I didn't mean that we wpie out the current format and over-ride it with something new o.o What I meant was that there be a seperate anime - so we still have the current one with Ash and co., and a seperate one for a slightly older audience or something ^_^'''' But I like your ideas on what to do with the series that are currently airing =)
Does everything really need to be that much Darker And Edgier? :/
Now, my idea of what I wish the Pokémon anime were like is something like the Raikou special. In just over one hour or so, it introduced us to three characters who had been on the road for a long time. They'd known each other since they were kids and had had plenty of time to develop their relationships. They had trusting relationships with their Pokémon, who had been their only company on their journeys. Most importantly, they felt like people who had dreams and aspirations and had been around long before we started watching, unlike Ash and company who felt like they popped into existence the day they first appeared in the show with some tacked-on backstory.
That's the kind of Pokémon anime I would want to see. I formulated a vision of how it would go: for each generation, it would star three new main characters, kids who pick one of each of the three starters of the region and then go their own separate ways. One of them is the primary character whom most of the episodes revolve around, but every now and then we see episodes that are snapshots of the others' journeys, with time gaps in between during which they've been on their merry way and maybe caught some Pokémon or battled some Gym leaders (the most important moments could be shown in flashbacks). Then every now and then, for special plot arcs, the characters would meet again, either two at a time or all three, and work together towards a common goal, probably derived from the plot of the games (e.g. for the G/S/C trainers, the Team Rocket takeover at the Radio Tower or the Lake of Rage plot).
There would be no bumbling Team Rocket squad appearing in every episode, but the rivals would have more of a role and appear more often, and the evil teams would work as a sinister organization with various members all over the place. Some of them would be recurring and get characterization, but they would show themselves to be real villains with some brains. I mean, they could be won over by the good guys in the end or something, but just make them realistically intelligent characters.
And speaking of characters, the main focus of it would be the characters - the trainers' growth with their Pokémon (because they would travel alone with the Pokémon as their main company, giving them more opportunity for development), the interactions between trainer and Pokémon and between the three trainers when they meet. Some character development for the villains as well. Filler episodes would focus on this kind of character development: have them encounter something that makes them think or strengthens their bond. Not that there should be that many complete filler episodes that could be cut out without affecting the story.
Anyway, eventually they get to the Pokémon League, where they participate and place somewhere sensibly considering their characters, and then head off to do something else. Cue the next generation, where three other trainers are setting off on their journeys - maybe the trainers from the previous generation get cameos or special episodes showing their progress at what they're doing now.
I could care less about the sexual humor and getting high off of Bayleef but with the current anime, they should stop making it so... stupid.
If Team Rocket is not in the scene then they are congratulating each other. I mean you give encouragement to your friends, but the way they do it, it's just horrible. Do you want to sit there and hear, "Thanks Dawn" and "Good Luck Ash" every 20 seconds? I think not.
And I've also noticed that the anime gets even more childish with every season. Have you heard the english theme song? It made my ears bleed.
But anyways, I like the idea of a new show along with the old show. Does anyone remember Yu-Gi-Oh GX? They sort of did that and everyone I knew was watching that show because it was just about life you know. Although whoever makes it messed it up by making it sort of start to redirect back to the regular Yu-Gi-Oh plot. When they started the Hoenn Chronicles, I sort of thought that it would just be May and Ash would show up periodically. To bad that didn't happen =(.
I'll post my ideas in a later post but that's my rant on everything that's wrong with the anime.
EDIT: Aw screw it. I'll do this now.
What I want to see in the Pokemon anime is some more action. I know they are trying to get the point across that the little guy can win, but come on! Do they have to make everything so freaking Americanized
? I understand that they want to have it to the point that everyone can understand the culture, but when watching a subbed episode of the anime, it was 10 times better.
1) They actually used the old music!!
2) Their voices didn't sound like they were cheerful all the time
EDIT 2: Oh crap, I misunderstood the topic title. Sorry.
My Ideas: Take 2
First off, it takes place about 10 years in the future or at least sometime in the future. Ash and the gang are all broken up now and they have their own goals. Enter three trainers. One wants to be a Pokemon Master, one wants to be a Breeder, and one wants to be a coordinator. They all are from the same town but along their path they meet their counterparts (Ash, Dawn and Brock). Of course, it takes place in the future so alot of things have changed technology wise (I won't go in depth). The trainers just do their thing with some conflicts in the middle.
Plot 2: Everything takes place at a world renowned Pokemon school that tries to raise the top battlers. They have classes on battling and breeding and coordinating and practiaclly everything about Pokemon there. Enter the new kids who get to know each other and they all have different yet common goals. In the end they just do stuff at the school.
Plot 3: They are all training to become police officers and they fight crime.
These ideas played out better in my head but I forgot some of it. Sorry.