While I was on YouTube, I ended up stumbling upon a video discussing Ash's leaked design for the Sword & Shield anime. Can I say that I am surprised about this? I didn't think it would be that soon.
Anyway, here's the design.
A noticeable change right off the bat is the eyes. Instead of being small like in Sun & Moon, they are big like the older seasons of the pokemon anime.
His ears also became bigger, which I love. Even though I feel they should be a bit more bigger than this, I accept it any day of the week over the ears Sun & Moon gave Ash.
His hair is different. I don't know how I should feel, really. I kinda somewhat like it. It also looks as smooth as the hair from Sun & Moon, which I like. In fact, this looks to be the improved version of the Sun & Moon design.
He is also still missing his sideburns from XY (RIP them).
As a whole though, I kinda like it. The more I look at it, the more I am starting to like it already.
The guy next to him is alright I guess, don't really know how I should feel.