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Old March 21st, 2013 (08:44 PM). Edited September 29th, 2014 by Wobbu.
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Pokémon Anime Watch-Along Club


Hi, everyone! Welcome to Pokémon Anime's Watch-Along Club! It's kind of like a book club except, you know, for the anime.

What happens is that we'll pick a random episode for the week and have everyone watch it however they choose. You can watch it in Japanese, with or without subs, the English dub version, or any other dub version. It doesn't matter, just watch it! And then come back here to talk about it with others. But only for that week! Once the week is over, we're going to move on to the next episode on our list. If you miss the deadline and still want to share your thoughts on the episode, we have other threads in which to do that in and I will happily direct you there. If you can't find a way to watch the week's episode, just PM/VM me or post in the thread. I'm sure we can set up a livestream or something. I'll make every effort to find you a way to watch!

Don't be afraid to join in on this! You can jump in any time, watch only episodes you want to see, wander off for a while, whatever. Nobody's gonna judge. I just want people to watch, enjoy, discuss, and try to look at the anime with fresh eyes. Throw away your preconceptions and character interpretations and try to think about it purely in that moment. Think of how the story is told, how the characters react, the good and the bad. A wordy review is good, but so is just pointing out aspects you liked or disliked! You're free to choose how to express yourself. There's like no formality here.

We also have a Streaming Thread where you can set up or request livestreams of any episode you would like to watch. Preferably including the weekly Watch-Along episode.

So let's recap!

Overview


- This is a book club except with Pokémon Anime episodes.
- We will focus on one randomly chosen episode per week.
- Everyone will watch this episode in the version of their choice.
- If you can't find the episode, PM/VM Anna or Wobbu or post in the thread.
- When the week is over, we will move on. You can finish up the conversation about last week's ep, but try to focus on the next one.
- You may join or drop out of the club at any time with or without warning.
- New episodes will be posted on Mondays.

Episodes

please suggest future things to watch when you post!

Currently Watching:
Hocus Pokémon [September 29 - October 5]

Future Episodes:
??? [??? -???]

Previously Watched:
The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo! [September 22 - September 28]
Classroom Training! [September 1 - September 21]
Tricks of the Trade [August 26 - August 31]
Breaking Titles at the Chateau! [August 19 - August 26]
Charizard's Burning Ambitions [August 11 - August 18]
Ash Catches A Pokémon [August 5 - August 10]
Sleepless In Pre-Battle! [July 28 - August 3]
Going, Going, Yawn [July 21 - July 27]
The Bamboozling Forest! July 15 - July 20]
Get-Together Anime Streams [July 6- July 12]
The Pi-Kahuna! [July 3 - July 14]
For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll! [June 26 - July 2]
Crossing Paths [June 19 - June 25]
Saving Darmanitan from the Bell! [June 2 - June 18]
Cream of the Croagunk Crop [May 12 - June 1]
Enlighten Up! [April 28 - May 12]
Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals! [April 21 - April 28]
The Art of Pokémon [April 14 - April 21]
Wayward Wobbuffet [April 7 - April 14]
Clefairy Tales [March 24 - April 7]
Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief [March 17 - March 24]
Hassle in the Castle [March 10 - March 17]
Arriving in Style [March 3 - March 10]
A Venipede Stampede [February 24 - March 3]
VDay Episodes [February 8 - February 24]
The Road to Humilau! [January 27 - February 8]
Pikachu Re-Volts [January 20 - January 27]
The Crystal Onix [January 6 - January 20]
Pasta La Vista [December 30 - January 6]

2013's list!
Spoiler:
Lost Leader Strategy! [December 2 - 29 whoops]
Riddle Me This & Volcanic Panic [November 18 - December 1]
Clamperl of Wisdom [November 11 - November 17]
Pearls Are a Spoink's Best Friend [November 4 - November 10]
Halloween Episodes [Oct 26 - Nov 3]
Sabrina arc [October 7 - October 13]
Training Daze [September 30 - October 6]
Once There Were Greenfields [September 23 - September 29]
I Feel Skitty [September 16 - September 22]
A Better Pill To Swallow [September 9 - September 15]
Foul Weather Friends [August 26 - September 1]
Different Strokes For Different Blokes! [August 19 - August 25]
Battling the Enemy Within! [July 8 - July 14]
GT2013 Streams [July 1 - July 7]
Fear Factor Phony [June 24 - June 30]
A Six Pack Attack [June 17 - June 23]
Fly Me To The Moon [June 10 - June 16]
Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl [June 3 - June 9]
Showdown In Pewter City [May 27 - June 2]
The Mandarin Island Miss Match [May 20 - May 26]
Dawn of a New Era [May 13 - May 19]
A Pyramiding Rage [May 6 - May 12]
What You Seed is What You Get [April 29 - May 5]
Pokémon Emergency [April 22 - April 28]
Scare At The Litwick Mansion [April 15 - April 21]
The Bicker The Better [April 7 - April 14]
The Fortune Hunters [March 31 - April 6]
A Call For Brotherly Love [March 24 - March 30]


Kicking Things Off


Our first week will be March 24 - March 30. That means this Sunday through Saturday. As it's only Friday for most people, what I'd like in the meantime is a show of enthusiasm a consensus on the first episode we watch. I've got a list above, but feel free to suggest some! Especially from DP, as I personally haven't watched much of that saga and so I don't know which would be good.
Edit: due to popular demand Vappy and me deciding it would be a good idea, the weeks are now Monday through Sunday.
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