2014-Jul-10 20:00:00 Kittikins said: When are we getting the next chapter scanned?
I can't wait ahhhhh
2014-Jul-10 19:38:47 lunerblade said: that elekid is getting very abused today.
2014-Jul-10 19:29:42 lunerblade said: that second panel looks like the evilest rape face if you did not know that that white smirk-like line wasn't his mouth.
2014-Jul-10 19:27:06 2BRNot2B said: In less virulent terms than Greener's words, Kusaka's main problem at the moment is the way he's been orienting the manga. PokeSpe wasn't supposed to be a literary masterpiece in the first place, but at least for the first few arcs there was a more logical, well-paced story. Now, the remake arcs and even the primary arcs are less thought out and feel more like a fanservice-y thing to please loyal fans. It's more of a promotion than an independent work.
I don't agree that Kusaka entirely "fucks up" the series though, but chacun à son goût. Gimmicky or not, for some things it does really work. I am not expecting a masterpiece from ORAS, but if anyone is, really? This is Pokemon Special. It isn't some profound show like Evangelion or Madoka. It's geared towards a younger audience. That being said, demographics is no excuse for a lack of coherent plot, conflict, and/or character development, but since Kusaka has shown in the past that he's perfectly capable of executing these things, I am not entirely pessimistic about the prospect of a new ORAS arc. But I hope he doesn't attempt to pick it up soon, because there is no way that he can develop a good plot all the way through while also juggling the BW2 and XY arcs.
I have faith in Kusaka, but he really needs to step back and organize. People loved this manga at first because it was a twist on a childhood favorite with a clear, non-episodic plot, entirely different from the anime. Somehow he thinks people like it just because it's darker or something. But that's a big trap a lot of authors fall into, because they think that "dark, clever twists" sell, like in the BW arc with Snivy at the Ferris Wheel or the penultimate scenes in the RS arc. But then they end up not following through because these clever little twists are too complex to handle and then it just falls apart.
Tl;dr - Kusaka should slow down and concentrate on building a coherent, logical plot from start to finish instead of focusing on keeping up with the current games or his monthly/bimonthly/whatever deadlines. Then ORAS and all of the other arcs could be really good.
(This monstrosity of a post made more sense in my head. Also, I haven't read PokeSpe in a while because of the issues I have with the plot as I remember it, so sorry if I got any details wrong)
2014-Jul-10 19:04:05 GoldenCrystal said: Now let's admire this awesome scene of Gold. :)
2014-Jul-10 19:01:59 GoldenCrystal said: I totally agree with you Pokeyas :) Greener why are you even here? If you want to criticize and butt in to other people's conversations then go somewhere else. You want to ruin other people's time reading these mangas and ruin conversations..... NO ONE CARES. I know ORAS will be a successful manga :)
2014-Jul-10 18:40:07 Greener said: They won't change anything. ORAS will just fuck everything up beyond recognition. You all know Kusaka is gonna half-ass a reason to shove Maxie and Archie into the arc, even though they're supposed to be gone, and then have them pull some kind of plot about them using Kyogrite and Groudite as new versions of the Red and Blue Orbs to REDO THE ENTIRE GODDAMN ARC ALL OVER AGAIN, BUT WITH WAY LOWER STAKES AND NO DEATH.