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The New Pokémon Anime Looks So Goofy

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This November, a brand new Pokémon anime series debuts. So far, it seems silly.

Dubbed Pokémon Sun and Moon (clever!), the anime follows Ash’s adventures in school. This is, it seems, the first time we’ve gotten a series based around the character’s school life.

According to this Japanese magazine leak, the show is going to be gag heavy.


The text calls it a “gag festival.”

There have been silly bits in Pokémon anime before, but this appears to be turning up the goofy dial. I can’t help but wonder if this the influence of Yokai Watch, which is often tongue in cheek.


What’s really interesting is how Ash is cooler than he’s ever been in the current season. But in the Sun and Moon anime, he looks different!


Online in Japan, people have been uploading meme-type images to show how striking the contrast is.



Gags or not, Ash is still a giant loser.

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