Its the same character designer, the exact same Pikachu and a similar art style. If you're expecting something drastically different you're going to be disappointed. Im more baffled that someone can think Sun and Moon anime looked bad.
Shaymin appeared right after her mothers spirit left so.... mom got reincarnated as a hedgehog
I think it's way better he left them with Kukui, that's where their home is and for Ash it's no different than having them at Oak's.
Yeah, agreed. But it kinda sucks we didn’t see his incineroar in action. Also we can’t have a new group shot with all of them!
November 24th: PM2019 002: On Lugia They Go, Satoshi and Go!In a forest somewhere in Kanto, there once was a lonely Pichu. This Pichu, who was still very young, went through a certain encounter and farewell. This all took place shortly before Satoshi and his partner Pikachu started their journey. This is the story of how everything in the "Pocket Monsters" anime began.
Screenplay 吉田玲子 (Reiko Yoshida)
Storyboard 浅田裕二 (Yūji Asada)
Episode Director 牧野吉高 (Yoshitaka Makino)
Animation Director 一石小百合 (Sayuri Ichiishi)
Animation Director 吉野真一 (Shinichi Yoshino)
Animation Director 太田都 (Miyako Ota)
December 1st: PM2019 003: Fushigisou is Quite Mysterious, Don't You Think So?Satoshi and Pikachu head to the Sakuragi Laboratories, which have just opened in Kuchiba City, Kanto, together with Professor Okido. At the lab, they hear about a legendary Pokémon appearing at Kuchiba City's port, so they run there to have a battle. Meanwhile, a local boy named Go is certain he knows what this legendary Pokémon is, and heads to the port as well.
Screenplay 米村正二 (Shōji Yonemura)
Storyboard 小平麻紀 (Maki Kodaira)
Episode Director 中田誠 (Makoto Nakata)
Animation Director 村田理 (Osamu Murata)
December 8th: PM2019 004: Let's Go to the Galar Region! An Encounter with Hibunny!>Satoshi and Go have become research fellows at the Sakuragi Laboratories in Kuchiba City, Kanto. Their first job is to investigate a mysterious march of Fushigisou in the city. They immediately go to the city, where they see that the Fushigisou are all headed towards a certain location. Satoshi and Go are about to discover the secret of Fushigidane, Fushigisou and Fushigibana.
Screenplay 米村正二 (Shōji Yonemura)
Storyboard 樋口香里 (Kaori Higuchi)
Animation Director 森口弘之 (Hiroyuki Moriguchi)
Animation Director 森悦史 (Etsuhito Mori)
Animation Director 松岡秀明 (Hideaki Matsuoka)
Animation Director 浅田真里 (Mari Asada)
Satoshi and Go have heard there's a phenomenon in the Galar region that causes Pokémon to grow to gigantic sizes. The two of them immediately head there in order to investigate this phenomenon. When they arrive in Shoot City, Galar, they get thoroughly engrossed in the beautiful cityscape and the local specialty scones, but then they encounter a group of Pokémon they've never seen before that are playing pranks around the city.
Screenplay 赤尾でこ (Deko Akao)
Storyboard 中田誠 (Makoto Nakata)
Episode Director 高木啓明 (Hiroaki Takagi)
Animation Director 高木麻穂 (Maho Takagi)
Animation Director 高橋優 (Yuh Takahashi)
The art is by Hitoshi Ariga and Naoki Saito, two very prominent TCG artistsLooks like they got various artists for the episode reveals. This last batch is looking Sugimori as fuck, or whoever is the artist does this style. I'll say it again, I hope this continues for the entire series its so damn good. Also loving how they are just jumping about the world, nothing is gonna be set in stone. They're also not slowing down with these deep cuts for the Anime's legacy, Ash finding Ho-Oh 9 episodes in and not using the AU version of the story is so damn good.
The anime being a 3 or 4 year Victory Lap for Ash, closing loose ends, defeating his previous rivals before go becomrs the main protag is an awesome idea. I'm almost afraid it won't happen.This season seems to have so much fanservice and callbacks already that it makes me believe they're actually setting up ash to pass the torch. I would make sense, he's already a champion and now he can tie up a lot of loose ends and have rematches with a lot of his rivals.