The Instigator
knight21
Pro (for)
Tied
0 Points
The Contender
medv4380
Con (against)
Tied
0 Points

Should they finish the pokemon anime series?

Do you like this debate?NoYes-1
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 0 votes the winner is...
It's a Tie!
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/24/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,268 times Debate No: 31628
Debate Rounds (4)
Comments (0)
Votes (0)

 

knight21

Pro

I believe they should end the pokemon series. The main reason being is that it is just the same stuff over and over again with almost the exact same storylines each season. Nearly all other anime shows either have their main characters age or at least finish the series and make another one set in the same universe but many years later or at the same time but set with different characters. The only reason pokemon has not finished is because the games sell to well and it's just so easy to make new pokemon to continue the games. It's an insult to the fans though to continue it this way. If they ended the series they would know their would be no more excuse to make a pokemon game that encompasses all the regions not just one, thus making it a truly complete game.
medv4380

Con

Pokémon should continue as it has.

Many Anime series continue for a long time with very little change. For example, Doraemon has well over 1700 episodes since its original airing in 1979, and has had very little change over the years. Given that Pokémon has under 800 episodes its safe to say that it could continue to be successful as its been done.

One thing to remember is the audience that Pokémon is intended for is young children, and, like most children's programming, it tends to be repetitive. From the American perspective it can be compared to Sesame Street. Even though the live actors have to age I’ve yet to see Cookie Monster actually age, and that’s over 4000 episodes since 1969.

Since Pokémon's primary purpose is to entertain children, and not adults, it should remain as it is. The way its been done has allowed children to enjoy the same games, and shows that their older counterparts enjoyed in their youth. As you’ve discovered there is plenty of Anime out there that targets your current demographic. There is no reason to take Pokémon away from children to satisfy the audience that has aged out of the show.
Debate Round No. 1
knight21

Pro

knight21 forfeited this round.
medv4380

Con

It's unfortunate that the Pro was unable to respond this round. I was hoping for a fun and silly debate, and we'll have to see if the Pro is able to respond next round.

I'm a bit under the weather now, and I've spent too much time trying figure out how to respond to an empty round so I'll keep this brief.

What the Pro is representing is nothing more than taking candy away from children to give it to older children. This is an affront to our way of life. Our society is built upon freeing up the time of parents by occupying our children with cheap repetitive entertainment. A way of life that the Pro appears to be quite familiar with. If we cave to the demands of the Pro, what other children's programming will be targeted next. Will we be faced with the expectation the Sesame Street will have to mature as well? If we allow the Pros proposal though a slow degradation of our way of life.

Debate Round No. 2
knight21

Pro

knight21 forfeited this round.
medv4380

Con

medv4380 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
knight21

Pro

knight21 forfeited this round.
medv4380

Con

It appears the the Pro has been unable to login, or respond since the debate began.

I would like anyone who wants to vote Con to only do so if they believe that Pros argument is a threat to our children, and our way of life.

That should give Pro the opportunity to win in spite of not being able to respond.
Debate Round No. 4
No comments have been posted on this debate.
No votes have been placed for this debate.