New series Pokémon Horizon got off to a great start as it is, but the most recent two episodes are delving into the backstory of the adult characters, giving adult fans of the series a connection that most as not in the previous anime with Ash.
Episodes #18 and #19 of Pokémon Horizons are even more focused on these characters, with episode #18 being a full flashback of Friede’s encounter with Captain Pikachu, showing a younger version of Friede. More (but still mature) victims of the boredom of everyday life, which children can’t really understand as adults. Episode #19 focuses on Murdock and his old friend with whom he has long been at odds, and shows that even adults who seem to have it all can still have concerns of their own. Riko helps them overcome past troubles, proving that children can also help adults and vice versa.
Adult viewers can finally relate to Pokémon anime characters
One of the main differences between the old anime and Horizons is the presence of an expanded cast. Instead of Riko and Roy traveling alone as Ash and his crew did, they were given a vehicle along with a team of capable adult characters who could guide them. overcome difficult situations. Having a larger cast immediately gives Horizons a very different feel to Journeys and other series that came before it, but it’s not simply about having more characters around. Adult characters can solve problems and protect children when things go awry, as fans have seen Friede do many times.
As an adult, watching Pokémon is a slightly different experience than watching it as a child. As a child sees Ash’s journey through amazing adventures, as an adult, it’s hard not to question why Ash was allowed to put himself in such dangerous situations. After all, he’s only supposed to be 10 years old and a lot of real life 10-year-olds aren’t even trusted when left home alone, let alone taken on a trip around the world. . With adult characters like Friede being added in Horizons, there are finally characters that adult fans can understand and empathize with a little more.
Pokémon Horizons finally recognizes adult fans of the franchise
Pokémon Horizons seems to have finally acknowledged Pokémon’s sizable periphery mature fan base, and the authors have found the perfect way to include elements that can satisfy both sets of fans. The adult characters are not only acting as surrogate audiences for adult fans, but their personalities and storylines are also being developed in a more complex way that adult fans will be able to appreciate. High. Not only are they here to rush in and rescue Riko, these adults are also core members of Pokémon Horizon‘ cast, and that makes the movie a lot more appealing to adult viewers.