Was this episode really written by Junki Takegami
? Looking at the list of episodes he has written, he's mostly done bland, if not at times crappy fillers throughout the entire show (though I think Yukiyoshi Ohashi is definitely the worst of the series), but he has written the three last Gym Battles, and the two last of which were quite good. Is he finally getting better or it's just that he's inspired at the moment? I would hope for the former, of course...
This Gym Battle was good again, lots of strategy, like Pikachu using Quick Attack to jump on the rings and reach out for Kenhallow, the intense moves in the air between Furo's Swanna and Satoshi's Kenhallow and others. It also helped that the episode was animated by the best animator, Masaaki Iwane, which is his second gym battle in a row.
The only thing I didn't really like was how the flood of challengers for Furo's Gym wasn't resolved. We know that she originally quit the regular battles because of her receiving too many challengers, yet we're supposed to think that know that she has returned to her old ways that everything will be just fine? I wish the writers would have found some kind of solution to this.
Last edited 18 Mar 2012 11:36 PM by ivantuga2