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Setsura1



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:37 am Reply with quote
...yes
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:40 am Reply with quote
Lost it here -

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Game Caption: "Pewter City Pokémon Gym Leader Brock- Strong, Hard, a Man of Rock"


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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:53 am Reply with quote
Brock has never looked sturdier with his stiffened muscular build. Smile
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leafy sea dragon



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:05 am Reply with quote
Japan gets figurines of the human characters in Pokémon! The western fandom doesn't give two bits about the human characters, it feels like.
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Jedi Master Kirito



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:27 am Reply with quote
So Brock's Japanese name is Takeshi. In retrospect, 'Brock' is not a terribly Japanese name, any more than 'Ash Ketchum' (or, for that matter, 'Misty', 'Jesse', or 'James'). I suppose some executive decided that 'Takeshi' was just too darn Japanese for Western children. Fortunately, times seem to have changed.
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SaiyamanMS



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:38 am Reply with quote
Jedi Master Kirito wrote:
In retrospect, 'Brock' is not a terribly Japanese name, any more than 'Ash Ketchum' (or, for that matter, 'Misty', 'Jesse', or 'James').

The only human characters in Pokémon Red and Blue who kept their Japanese names were Erika and Mr. Fuji. (Yes, even Koga was changed. His Japanese name was Kyou.)

Even today most characters in Pokémon have their names changed for international audiences.

Anyway, that figure is mighty fine. I hope they do similar ones for the other Gym Leaders. Kasumi (Misty) in that swimsuit? Oooh yeah.
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Lemonchest



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:35 am Reply with quote
Those tense, ripped muscles. That concentrated, almost pained expression. I think Brock was holding in a fart while posing for that figurine.
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Ushio



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:40 am Reply with quote
Jedi Master Kirito wrote:
So Brock's Japanese name is Takeshi. In retrospect, 'Brock' is not a terribly Japanese name, any more than 'Ash Ketchum' (or, for that matter, 'Misty', 'Jesse', or 'James'). I suppose some executive decided that 'Takeshi' was just too darn Japanese for Western children. Fortunately, times seem to have changed.


Misty isn't a bad choice as the Japanese name is Kasumi which means misty. The others? well it was the 90's.
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Lemonchest



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:42 am Reply with quote
Ushio wrote:
Jedi Master Kirito wrote:
So Brock's Japanese name is Takeshi. In retrospect, 'Brock' is not a terribly Japanese name, any more than 'Ash Ketchum' (or, for that matter, 'Misty', 'Jesse', or 'James'). I suppose some executive decided that 'Takeshi' was just too darn Japanese for Western children. Fortunately, times seem to have changed.


Misty isn't a bad choice as the Japanese name is Kasumi which means misty. The others? well it was the 90's.


They were cheesy puns & they were *cough* funny, which for a 9 year old is more important than whether the characters have their original Japanese names. Besides, there's only one Takeshi & he lived in a castle.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:42 am Reply with quote
Screw the rules, I have muscles! That is, Eric "Kaiba" Stuart use to voice Brock.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:56 am Reply with quote
Because we're all thinking it: Jenny, oh Jenny! Joy, oh Joy!
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LokiReed



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:01 am Reply with quote
That looks pretty legit. I hope they make more of these! I wouldn't mind grabbing a Misty figurine or even Blue if they make one!
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:04 am Reply with quote
Brock's rock hard now, immortalized in statue form.

That's a nice figure and an obvious throw back to G/R/B/Y.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:05 am Reply with quote
Oh man this is so cool. They should have done this a long time ago. This would make a cool Amiibo.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:07 pm Reply with quote
True manliness. The willing to take off your shirt for the ladies.
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