So, not too sure who here has seen about the new interview, but something interesting pertaining Misty's character was said:
Because the site was down this past week, I wasn't able to collect questions from PokeBeach's visitors, so I was basically asking him what I thought the fandom would want to know.
So, will Misty ever return to the show? His answer was a flat out no - not as a main character, anyway. If she is to ever return to the show, it will only be in a minor role as something like as a rival for a tournament, similar to May returning for a few Diamond and Pearl episodes. But no, "Kasumi-san" would never return as a main character again, unfortunately. I heard him mention "Pokemon Contests" in his response to my question, but the translator did not tell me what he meant.
So anyway, now that what a lot of us probably already assumed anyway has now been confirmed--she’s not coming back to the main cast--how does this effect what chances Pokeshipping still had (assuming there were still any left at all)? As the title of the thread says, is this finally no longer a viable threat?
Well in terms of the shows genre we more than likely won't really have a true cannon relationship with Ash by the end of the series unless they do the Digimon thing and just have a quick blip of what the future for them will be. So I will say that there is still the chance that they are a threat but this has greatly reduced it. The number one threat from this shipping was the fact that there was the canon crush that Misty had on Ash (thus leading to the large shipping base), but with an extended lack of contact between the two the crush can easily fade. The best chance that they had of reviving the shipping was for Misty to return, and this stops that one in its tracks.
At least we don't have to worry about the Pokeshippers consistently saying that Misty will be back and travel with Ash in the next season. So their hints are basically at a complete standstill, and idle shippings can only go downwards.
"The hardest thing about dreaming about someone you love is to wake up but if the only place I could see you was in my dreams I would sleep forever"
^ Yea, you have a point about the possible 'no ship ending.' Well, in a way it would kinda suck if that happened, because obviously then no one would ever actually be validated in their shipping beliefs. However, if they do go the Digimon route, it could either be a blessing or a curse. *thinks of the Matt/Sora ending and cringes* Yea, I'm probably never gonna get over that happening.
This also concerns us as well, because the writers axe May as a main character, permanently.
THE PERSON SHOULD ASK ABOUT SHIPPING!!!
Well, I don't know if/when there will be another interview, but even when there is, I doubt that this person (or any other person working for the show for that matter) would concern themselves with answering a question about shipping. And if anything, they'd most definitely decline to answer such a question simply due to the trouble that could be stirred up by various sides of the fandom if any one shipping was mentioned in-particular.
But as far as May goes, I don't think we should assume that she too will get the axe simply because she isn't a part of the main cast anymore. I mean, even if the new chronicles show information isn't accurate, the fact remains that May--unlike Misty, I'm sorry to say--was an actual main character, meant to be right up there on the same status as Ash as far as story and plot progression is concerned. In other words, while Misty was there either babying Togepi, getting annoyed with Psyduck, arguing with Ash, and/or cheering him along in his battles from the sidelines, May actually had--and still has--a storyline being followed.
Misty is at the Cerulean City gym, being the gym leader, like she's supposed to be, while May's character still has plenty of character development potential, be it in the rumored new chronicles show or in more cameo appearances. So, my point is, we shouldn't just jump to the conclusion that once you're written out of the main Ash-centric cast that you're written out of main character status for good.
Post by JbstormburstADV on Jul 12, 2008 5:56:15 GMT 12
I looked at the article, and he said that he would be able to start talks of another interview somewhere later that week, outside of Anime Expo. And, we're talking about Masamitsu Hidaka here, the former director until Battle Frontier. It probably is right that what he says is confirmed, so I guess a lot of fans will be dissapointed.
Hey shannonisdabomb! (lol nice name) you should introduce urself!
anyway so that rumor about Misty's return for a whole season was false! Awesome but why do I get the feeling in the end no Shipping is going to happen or maybe they'll pair up Ash with some randomn chic nobody heard of and then evilly laugh in shipper faces!!! NOOOOO!!!