[Image via Hayabusa]
A brand new Pokemon anime series debuts this November. So far, it seems silly.
Dubbed Pokemon 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.
— ああいえば (@aaieba44) September 28, 2016
The text calls it a "gag festival."
There have been silly bits in Pokemon 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.
2016年11月にテレビ東京で放送が始まるアニメ「ポケットモンスター サン&ムーン」は、ギャグが多めになっているそうですね。 pic.twitter.com/pB7itS1uvV
— かるび (@karubiimunomono) September 28, 2016
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.
[Image via 2ch] And a reworking of that meme.
[Image via 2ch] The top text reads, "A kid," the text below that says, "Someone you yearn for," and the bottom one is just an ellipsis.
Gags or not, Ash is still a giant loser.