barbwirephillips asked: I have a head canon that Misty has a Jocasta complex directed toward Ash. Would you say this idea is far fetched? (I posted an elaboration on my theory a few minutes ago if you want to see my points)

Link to the post if someone else is interested.

Heh honestly I can’t really say I see that. Figuring out that someone might not be as bad as you first thought after all (which she does at the end of the third episode) and subsequently starting to care more about their well being as they spend time together and their relationship progresses, particularly if the someone happens to be as inexperienced and brash as Ash is, seems just the natural developement of a friendship to me.

(For the record, the “you and I will be married someday” line is only in the dub, and it’s pretty obvious anyway that she didn’t mean married to each other and that’s just how Ash misunderstood it.)

pacificpikachu asked: Toshihiro Ono's hentai pen name is Kamirenjaku Sanpei. I also want to add that he has drawn Pokémon hentai (involving Misty and Team Rocket--it's gross, I do NOT recommend looking it up) that fits into the official timeline of the manga. I love Dengeki/Electric Tale of Pikachu in many ways, but Ono is definitely a rather skeevy dude to work on a kid's title. He has worked on multiple lolicon/shota titles and many of his works are adult works. Just some extra info, do what you will with it.

Huh, the Pokémon hentai I didn’t know about :|

Yeah, he… sems like a rather bizarre choice for a Pokémon manga.

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day 2: favorite character - misty

You’ve got to be assertive! Love is all about attacking your opponent first; get in quick punch and surprise them, then while they’re still weak, take the lead and you’ll beat ‘em hands down! Trust me, I know. That’s the best way to win!”

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kimberleyketchum:

Ash, Misty and Brock - The Official Pokemon Handbook (1999)

Gotta catch ‘em all ! 

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warlordess:

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Okay so for the first panel, I still don’t see a problem. I mean, twelve year old girls wear swimsuits all the time and are allowed to be photographed. As a character who represents water Pokemon, as someone who we already know is a very strong swimmer, I don’t see what’s wrong with her wearing that swimsuit even if it does reveal some skin.

I don’t mind the last panel either. It’s a private moment where Misty is wishing her breasts were larger. I know for a fact that canon Misty has self-esteem issues and could totally see her having a similar moment if not for Pokemon being G-rated nowadays and so obsessed with Pokemon, the species, that human character development is thoroughly stunted.

I can admit that I don’t care for the middle panel much, just because the pose shows that she isn’t wearing a bra (or, at least, I can’t tell that she is).

But again, as I said before, even if Ono wasn’t a hentai artist, male artists have always been known to draw ambiguously sexual characters, especially females - and even as young as twelve  years old. For instance, they’ve coined the panty-shot, thigh-high flesh visibility, and cleavage shots too.

I’ve just come to expect it even if it’s not my thing.

I never said she can’t wear a swimsuit or be shown in one though? Like I wrote in my previous reply, I don’t really have an issue with what she’s wearing (although I do find that particular swimsuit a bit revealing for a girl that young but w/e), but I kind of do have an issue with an adult man who, when drawing said 12 year old girl in a revealing swimsuit, decided it was essential to have panels drawing attention to her breasts and ass. (I get that it’s Ash staring at her, but things can be done in more tasteful ways.)

Same goes for the other scenes. I don’t care if she wishes her boobs were bigger or if she’s not wearing a bra. But in both cases it wasn’t necessary to draw her like that (you could have had her still holding her boobs but seen from the back or whatever, and the bra-less one didn’t need to have her posed like that at all), and Ono deliberately chose to. And given how common things like those are in his work I’m not going to assume he did it by accident and sexualization wasn’t what he was aiming for.

I know it’s not uncommon for female characterst to be drawn like this, but it doesn’t make me any less uncomfortable. (Actually, the fact that it’s common kind of makes me more uncomfortable.)

I know you didn’t necessarily mean she couldn’t wear a swimsuit but my thing is that… Yes, Ono drew attention to that, but canon anime has drawn attention to it as well, unfortunately, just by producing characters like Misty, (and May, and Jessie). Ono just drew on his own talents to add to what canon was already doing. I don’t really see anything more or less tasteful in your descriptions of what could have been done. Either way, Misty is still wearing that provocative swimsuit and her breasts and ass are still on display. Whether there’s a close-up or not doesn’t take away the fact that they’re still there for the world to see.

The same with your concern about the last panel. Whether we’re seeing it from the front, a profile, or the back, from above or below, it doesn’t take away the fact that she’s holding her breasts (which, during a frontal shot like above, are still almost completely covered by the towel AND her hands; therefore we don’t see much of anything) and wishing they’d grow a bit.

I’m sure that sexualization was what he was aiming for, like all hentai artists, like most shonen artists. But it’s nothing I haven’t seen a thousand times before and it didn’t detract from my own interest in Misty’s character.

We clearly have different opinions on it. I just can’t be bothered to scrutinize over these details when that’s all they are - details. The anime didn’t do the female characters much more justice than Ono, minus some super-obvious close-up’s.

I mean, we’ve got Misty - who is ten and doesn’t look it, not even sorta - dressed in a midriff-revealing tank top and cut-off shorts. She also, as a habit, wears bikinis whenever the opportunity arises (including episode four, or whichever it was, when she decided to sunbathe in a forest, for goodness sake). Jessie is dressed in mini-skirts and thigh-high boots, posing provocatively during nearly every episode. Then there’s May, who everyone was quite sure was meant to be a sex object after her reveal with her - to keep it rated G - curvaceous figure and skin-tight clothes. There’s a lot more rumors and hentai flying around about her than any other character in the series, even including Ono’s manga. Dawn and Serena aren’t all that much better. Honestly, Iris is the only Pokegirl who didn’t get sexualized in canon that I know of. There are a lot bigger fries to tackle than a couple of screencaps of T and A in a preteen kids manga.

Besides, as a whole, Ono’s manga was generally meant for older audiences, the world he perceived was a bit darker. Let’s not forget the giant Haunter that ripped souls out of people and ate them, sending the people he attacked into a coma - or to an early grave - and the resistance force that was created by gym leader Sabrina and her friends to try and take him down.

(Also, completely off topic but damn, Oak was smexy as HECK in this series…)

Well, honestly to me “a girl in a swimsuit” is something pretty different from “a mega close up on said girl in a swimsuit’s boobs and ass that’s very likely there for the male readers’ pleasure” (the former being just an element that happens to be part of a story, the latter being objectification), so I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

And yeah, I know the anime is often not the best as handling female characters too (that one comment by Masamitsu Hidaka about the girls being “eye candy” still bothers me quite a lot). I guess Dengeki Pikachu just comes closer to crossing my line.

I wasn’t comparing them as “a girl in a swimsuit” versus “a mega close up on said girl in a swimsuit’s boobs and ass that’s very likely there for the male readers’ pleasure”. I was comparing them as a ten year old girl (who doesn’t look it) in a revealing choice of attire (at least once for no good reason other than to throw it in there) versus a close up of a twelve year old girl (who looks closer to it) in a revealing choice of attire that was for ANY readers’ benefit.

I would much rather prefer looking at the character’s/the artists’ depiction of these characters for more than a few provocative poses. For instance, I loved to DEATH that Ono gave Misty a Gyarados (that she very likely trained and evolved on her own) and a Lapras. I was hella impressed with that and wish that the manga had been longer so we could have seen her whip out her powerhouse team more often. I can only imagine what else she had hiding on her Pokebelt… :)

Yeah, it’s… still not that different to me. (And I’d have a hard time buying that male readers weren’t his target.)

And yeah, the manga did a lot of great things too! I like a lot about it myself. But enjoying a thing doesn’t stop me from being bothered by some of its aspects— and likewise being bothered by some aspects of a thing doesn’t necessarily stop me from enjoying the thing.

(…I’m going to sleep, by the way, so this whole Ono-gate situation I accidentally started will have to end here on my part at least for now. I hope there’s no hard feelings >.>; )

(Source: allthingsmisty)

kagaminekitten asked: I was researching the artist for the manga (his name slipped my mind) and it said something that when he does his hentai work it's under a different name so perhaps at the time they didnt know?

Could be? Honestly I have no idea.

vanillup asked: What I don't really understand is why pokemon? Why did that arist decide to do a manga based on something that was primarily marketed to kids? o:

It doesn’t really answer your question but this is from an interview allthingsmisty just linked:

ANIMERICA:  How did you get started in Pokémon?

ONO:  Pokémon started out first as a game for the Game Boy.  I first started drawing Electric Pikachu when the editor, Mr. Saito, asked me if I would try drawing a couple of episodes of the manga to go along with the anime.  This was before the anime even started.  I’d always loved the theme of “a boy’s travels,” and the onlyPokémon manga around at the time were simple gag and four-panel comics.  I thought that if it were taken seriously, it could be really cool.  This was before the anime started up but while Pokémon the game was still getting more and more popular.  When I look at it now, I laugh because I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.  The manga started about a month before the anime did, but I didn’t think then that it would last so long. 

Other than this I have no clue.

#vanillup  #asks  

fdts asked: wait whats going on with misty?

Nothing is going on? We’re talking about the way she’s drawn in the manga “The Electric Tale of Pikachu”.

warlordess:

pokeshipping:

warlordess:

pokeshipping:

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Okay so for the first panel, I still don’t see a problem. I mean, twelve year old girls wear swimsuits all the time and are allowed to be photographed. As a character who represents water Pokemon, as someone who we already know is a very strong swimmer, I don’t see what’s wrong with her wearing that swimsuit even if it does reveal some skin.

I don’t mind the last panel either. It’s a private moment where Misty is wishing her breasts were larger. I know for a fact that canon Misty has self-esteem issues and could totally see her having a similar moment if not for Pokemon being G-rated nowadays and so obsessed with Pokemon, the species, that human character development is thoroughly stunted.

I can admit that I don’t care for the middle panel much, just because the pose shows that she isn’t wearing a bra (or, at least, I can’t tell that she is).

But again, as I said before, even if Ono wasn’t a hentai artist, male artists have always been known to draw ambiguously sexual characters, especially females - and even as young as twelve  years old. For instance, they’ve coined the panty-shot, thigh-high flesh visibility, and cleavage shots too.

I’ve just come to expect it even if it’s not my thing.

I never said she can’t wear a swimsuit or be shown in one though? Like I wrote in my previous reply, I don’t really have an issue with what she’s wearing (although I do find that particular swimsuit a bit revealing for a girl that young but w/e), but I kind of do have an issue with an adult man who, when drawing said 12 year old girl in a revealing swimsuit, decided it was essential to have panels drawing attention to her breasts and ass. (I get that it’s Ash staring at her, but things can be done in more tasteful ways.)

Same goes for the other scenes. I don’t care if she wishes her boobs were bigger or if she’s not wearing a bra. But in both cases it wasn’t necessary to draw her like that (you could have had her still holding her boobs but seen from the back or whatever, and the bra-less one didn’t need to have her posed like that at all), and Ono deliberately chose to. And given how common things like those are in his work I’m not going to assume he did it by accident and sexualization wasn’t what he was aiming for.

I know it’s not uncommon for female characterst to be drawn like this, but it doesn’t make me any less uncomfortable. (Actually, the fact that it’s common kind of makes me more uncomfortable.)

I know you didn’t necessarily mean she couldn’t wear a swimsuit but my thing is that… Yes, Ono drew attention to that, but canon anime has drawn attention to it as well, unfortunately, just by producing characters like Misty, (and May, and Jessie). Ono just drew on his own talents to add to what canon was already doing. I don’t really see anything more or less tasteful in your descriptions of what could have been done. Either way, Misty is still wearing that provocative swimsuit and her breasts and ass are still on display. Whether there’s a close-up or not doesn’t take away the fact that they’re still there for the world to see.

The same with your concern about the last panel. Whether we’re seeing it from the front, a profile, or the back, from above or below, it doesn’t take away the fact that she’s holding her breasts (which, during a frontal shot like above, are still almost completely covered by the towel AND her hands; therefore we don’t see much of anything) and wishing they’d grow a bit.

I’m sure that sexualization was what he was aiming for, like all hentai artists, like most shonen artists. But it’s nothing I haven’t seen a thousand times before and it didn’t detract from my own interest in Misty’s character.

We clearly have different opinions on it. I just can’t be bothered to scrutinize over these details when that’s all they are - details. The anime didn’t do the female characters much more justice than Ono, minus some super-obvious close-up’s.

I mean, we’ve got Misty - who is ten and doesn’t look it, not even sorta - dressed in a midriff-revealing tank top and cut-off shorts. She also, as a habit, wears bikinis whenever the opportunity arises (including episode four, or whichever it was, when she decided to sunbathe in a forest, for goodness sake). Jessie is dressed in mini-skirts and thigh-high boots, posing provocatively during nearly every episode. Then there’s May, who everyone was quite sure was meant to be a sex object after her reveal with her - to keep it rated G - curvaceous figure and skin-tight clothes. There’s a lot more rumors and hentai flying around about her than any other character in the series, even including Ono’s manga. Dawn and Serena aren’t all that much better. Honestly, Iris is the only Pokegirl who didn’t get sexualized in canon that I know of. There are a lot bigger fries to tackle than a couple of screencaps of T and A in a preteen kids manga.

Besides, as a whole, Ono’s manga was generally meant for older audiences, the world he perceived was a bit darker. Let’s not forget the giant Haunter that ripped souls out of people and ate them, sending the people he attacked into a coma - or to an early grave - and the resistance force that was created by gym leader Sabrina and her friends to try and take him down.

(Also, completely off topic but damn, Oak was smexy as HECK in this series…)

Well, honestly to me “a girl in a swimsuit” is something pretty different from “a mega close up on said girl in a swimsuit’s boobs and ass that’s very likely there for the male readers’ pleasure” (the former being just an element that happens to be part of a story, the latter being objectification), so I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

And yeah, I know the anime is often not the best as handling female characters too (that one comment by Masamitsu Hidaka about the girls being “eye candy” still bothers me quite a lot). I guess Dengeki Pikachu just comes closer to crossing my line.

(Source: allthingsmisty)

doortotomorrow asked: I actually find it completely inappropriate to hire a Hentai artist to work on the manga adaptation of Pokemon. It's highly disturbing to have Misty being subjected to that kind of perverse objectification when she's just a kid.

Ehh I’m kind of baffled by that too. Or at least by the fact that he was given so much freedom?

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