What's your thought on Pokémon SM's animation style? Now its been confirmed Pokémon M22 will be 3D animated it might be possible that the next Pokémon series will also be animated in 3D. Do you prefer the old animation style or are you with the current one? I personally would not mind if the next series gets animated in 3D style as long as the current SM one goes away.
Reasonably the animation style for SM wasn’t the worse, the lower quality allowed for better animation, but like everything we care based on how it’s used, and SM’s team really messed up. This animation style worked for the newer characters, but blast it all, Ash was terrible looking with the new animation. Honestly, glad it’s going out the door.
I haven't been up to date with the Pokémon anime, mostly due to how Sun & Moon just made me stop caring (Though, I do know about movie 21 and Detective Pikachu). What a surprise, another movie remake, but this time in CGI. I have no doubts in my mind that this is also the continuation (or prequel) to movie 21. Anyway, let me just talk about animation.
CGI could be good or bad, and it's as long as they know how to pull it off whether it is good or not. If I want high hopes for them to make the CGI fantastic, just get the best people for it (like the ones who made the Sonic Unleashed intro cutscene). You will also need good models.
I honestly wouldn't mind if they take a 3D approach with the show, but I think they should stick with the 2d animation. Use the character designer of movie 21, they know what they are doing.
As for S&M. I got used to the designs, but Ash's design is still bad anyway. It's not wrong to make a simple design but change it too much to where he is out of place (since he looks too much like a Disney character) is not good. There are two approaches! Do what Sinnoh and XY did right or get another character designer to make the designs (like the DBS movie did by making Shintana as the character designer).
I think they should get rid of the Sun and Moon animation and Ash's SM design, in the next series and return to the animation and design style they used in Pokémon DP and Pokémon XY.
I will be fine with 3D animation for the next Pokémon series, as long as it means no more SM animation and design. But I think that they should stick with 2D animation tho (As long as it isn't like the SM animation)
I don't pay attention to animation styles much TBH.
But Sun and Moon can have kinda boring eps in terms of plot (though i am glad it doesn't have the annoying fandom x and y have....).
You don’t care for animation differences? I envy you then, because the changes during Johto to Hoenn, then from DP to BW were really glaring and drove me crazy, lol.
I agree that certain Sun and Moons most painfully obvious flaw is its writing, it really makes my synapses willing to break just to end the pain. But to me it all makes bitter sense, lower animation quality design, lower writing standards. They did the same with Dragonball, but they used the lower design quality to increase the fluidity of the characters during fight scenes, but Sun and Moon only makes funny faces!