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Angel's Anime Review - Pokemon: Adventures on the Orange Islands (Season 2)
(Jan 28, 1999 – Oct 7, 1999),
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama, Masamitsu Hidaka Written by: Takeshi Shudo Music: Shinji Miyazaki, Hirokazu Tanaka
Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Shounen,
Key Words: Monsters, Trading Card Games,
Studio: OLM, Inc., Team Ota Licensed American Publisher: 4Kids Entertainment
My Thoughts: Ash is almost too lucky. The show starts out with him winning a trip on a blimp for all three of them. Almost everything happens perfectly for them no matter what is going on. There is a bunch of stuff that also carries over from the first season which I like. Things like Jigglypuff showing up, Brock’s problem with thinking with his pants whenever a cute girl is around, and Team Rocket’s blunders. It never fails that whenever they have a hand in something, they end up messing it up in the end. I know people say Team Rocket trying to steal Pikachu is pretty old but somehow, some of the things they do in this season feel a little fresh.
After losing Brock, it actually didn’t seem to make much difference since they added Tracey Sketchit. He seemed exactly like Brock in a lot of ways. I didn’t miss Brock at all.
The first episode feels a little stupid. They use Bulbasar’s vinewhip to hold Misty’s balance though they could have just used it to grab Togepi. Also, they use the same joke as Team Rocket where the blimp is going back and forward to balance the waight and it happens a little too long. There were also some things that happen in the others like that but it just bugs me slightly.
Again, the Whose that Pokemon thing is a bit stupid, having a lot of the same pokemon over and over again. With 150 pokemon, you would think they would have at least one new pokemon in each episode.
The art style is pretty much the same, and yet the beginning is rather bad. I don’t see why they had to change the opening to have the rather bad 3D pieces when the rest is more images from the show. Most of the characters they show in the opening is from season one. They should have spent a little more time on it. The rest has speed lines and yet the background has a little more detail work to it for most things. The animation is bright and actually a bit more colorful, probably because they were on a tropical island. They did a really big cop out where Nurse Joy and Police Officer Jeny look exactly the same as the ones on the main land. I get a little pissed off at this. They could have at least tried to come up with a better design.
The music is a little catchier for the opening though the animation for the beginning is a bit odd. I think they should have done something a little different. The voices are the same, and the background music is alright. I don’t like the Pikachu Jukebox thing. It just seems like the same music over and over again, and I just don’t care for hearing the music at the end like that. I ended up skipping it.
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