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Hiroshi Sotomura
January 10th, 2007, 07:33 PM
The fourth Advanced Generation movie seems to have shown players a bit more of the Pokémon universe - Japanese Islander cultures in that particular movie. Any other cultures, whether non-Japanese or otherwise, that you've picked up in the movies or even the anime?

Aegis
January 10th, 2007, 07:48 PM
Could you post a link to the next movie's website? I don't know anything about it.

Well, I thought Altamar looked an awful lot like Venice Italy. The way all the streets were flooded, and they got around by gondola. It just reminded me of it.

Well... the Orange Islands (from the 2nd movie and anime) both seem a little like the carribean or any other group of exotic islands. But I think that was the point of that.

Hiroshi Sotomura
January 10th, 2007, 08:12 PM
I... don't think there IS a website. The Japanese one was replaced for the Dialga VS Palkia one, and the US Official Pokémon site says almlst nothing on it.

Goku Goku
January 11th, 2007, 12:55 AM
I thought the second movie had some Native American influences as well (with the costumes and totem pole). There was also a bit of medieval culture going on in the 8th movie (Lucario and the Mystery of Mew). Personally I think Pokemon has had may cultures being displayed in all it's merchandise since the start, but they're obviously Japanese or East Asian cultures that are primary shown, since Pokemin is Japanese for that matter. :\

Aegis
January 11th, 2007, 06:50 AM
I... don't think there IS a website. The Japanese one was replaced for the Dialga VS Palkia one, and the US Official Pokémon site says almlst nothing on it.

Oh, I was getting "Temple of the Sea" and "Dialga VS Palkia" confused. But I still know almost nothing about either.

Yeah, I think Goku Goku is right about the 8th movie. Now that I look at the castle again it does sorta look like Neuschwanstein a little.

Charaxes
January 11th, 2007, 12:06 PM
From Dogasu's website.

Regarding the Lucario movie:

Director Yuyama Kunihiko got inspiration for the setting of this movie, Oldoran Castle, by visiting a number of castles in Bavaria, Germany. Both Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace were used as the models for this movie's setting.

And the Deoxys movie:

Like the fifth Pocket Monsters movie, Yuyama Kunihiko's inspiration for the setting of this movie was inspired by a recent trip. For this movie, the model for the high-tech LaRousse City came from recent trips to Vancouver, Canada and Las Vegas, California.

There you go.

Aegis
January 11th, 2007, 12:23 PM
From Dogasu's website.

Regarding the Lucario movie:

Director Yuyama Kunihiko got inspiration for the setting of this movie, Oldoran Castle, by visiting a number of castles in Bavaria, Germany. Both Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace were used as the models for this movie's setting.

And the Deoxys movie:

Like the fifth Pocket Monsters movie, Yuyama Kunihiko's inspiration for the setting of this movie was inspired by a recent trip. For this movie, the model for the high-tech LaRousse City came from recent trips to Vancouver, Canada and Las Vegas, California.

There you go.

Heh heh, I was right. And I actually spelled it right too. But that makes more sense. Um... this is a little off topic but isn't Las Vegas in Nevada?

Has anyone seen anything on where the D/P movie is going to be set in? I haven't seen much about it at all. I'm guessing it'll also be a new culture as well.

Charaxes
January 11th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Heh heh, I was right. And I actually spelled it right too. But that makes more sense. Um... this is a little off topic but isn't Las Vegas in Nevada?

Hehe. Yeah, I wondered about that, too. Although, I think he meant Las Vegas and CA, but hey, I could be wrong. Heh.

bmah
January 28th, 2007, 01:44 AM
I actually find this an interesting topic, but I just want to mention that the Dogasu website is filled with several small errors. I'm pretty sure he meant Vancouver, not California (pretty broad if California is what the site meant). If you've ever been there, it's a pretty high tech city (doesn't compare to places like Shanghai or Hong Kong). Vancouver is also filled with Japanese tourists, so I'm guessing Kunihiko travelled there.

Tetsuya
January 28th, 2007, 03:49 AM
Could you post a link to the next movie's website? I don't know anything about it.

Well, I thought Altamar looked an awful lot like Venice Italy. The way all the streets were flooded, and they got around by gondola. It just reminded me of it.

Well... the Orange Islands (from the 2nd movie and anime) both seem a little like the carribean or any other group of exotic islands. But I think that was the point of that.
Um... altamar was based on venice if u look on the special features on pokemon heroes you'll see something about venice lol so you're right altamar is based on venice but then again you didnt even say that ah well now you know.

QuietDragon
February 5th, 2007, 02:56 PM
If you watch the DVDs, you can even see the scouting done in Venice for AltoMare. ^^

Yes, it was Vancouver. xD