[Image via あにこ便]

Not only does the new anime Ash look different, he’s also a weakling!

Or, better yet, he now has normal ten-year old kid strength. Because in the past, Ash has lifted enormously heavy Pocket Monsters (and other objects) with ease.

Remember this? The kid is carrying a tree trunk like it’s nothing and then THROWING IT.

[GIF via knowyourmeme]

The scene appeared in a 2006 episode of the Pokémon anime.

Oh how ten years can change a...ten year-old.

[Image via あにこ便]

The latest series showed Ash trying to clear logs out of the road.

[Image via あにこ便]

But he’s a wimp in the new series.

[Image via あにこ便]

(Pikachu seems kinda strong!)

[Image via あにこ便]

Good thing back up arrived.

[Image via あにこ便]

And cleared the road.

[Image via あにこ便]

Superhuman, the new anime Ash is not.

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.