It’s the finish of an period. After many years along with followers, Ash Ketchum and Pikachu are on the brink of say goodbye. Pokemon confirmed its subsequent anime sequence will probably be introducing new protagonists as Ash carries on his adventures off-screen. As you may think about, the fandom remains to be grappling with this reveal simply weeks forward of Ash’s exit, so are you able to blame the followers for questioning whether or not the hero will probably be gone for good?

Severely, it’s exhausting to think about Pokemon with out Ash, and for good motive. The hero has been with the IP each step of the best way. Followers know the anime simply in addition to they know the video video games, so this main change has netizens unmoored. Pokemon with out Ash is an unthinkable actuality for a lot of, however hopefully, the hero will probably be visited sooner or later.

In latest interviews, The Pokemon Firm has made it clear Ash is stepping out of the anime as its lead, however that does not imply the coach can’t seem in spurts moving ahead. Lately, government Kunihiko Yuyama spoke with Otomedia about Pokemon’s new period, and it was there Ash Ketchum got here up in dialog. The director admitted he “thinks we’ll see Satoshi once more someplace sooner or later” (through Dogasu) however what might that appear to be?

Relying on how the brand new Pokemon anime is about, Ash might pop into the sequence simply sufficient. Many have speculated the brand new sequence will happen after a time skip when Ash is older, however so long as the show is in the identical universe, the hero could make a comeback. But when Pokemon explores an AU with its new show, Ash’s return will probably be relegated to the massive display.

In any case, it has been a very long time since we’ve heard from Pokemon’s movie division. The final anime film to go stay was set in Ash’s AU timeline, and if we’re being trustworthy, this timeline could also be one of the best suited to hold on with Ash. Whereas new heroes Liko and Roy will want motion pictures of their very own, the occasional AU entry with Ash and Pikachu would tickle the fandom’s nostalgia bone. So if Yuyama wants pitches on Ash’s future, possibly he and the staff ought to look to the theaters.


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