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Japanese Episode AG 019: "Dasshuu! Samehadaa no Shima!!"
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Pokemon Senryuu Contest information
Pokemon Dare Da? None (Japanese), Igglybuff (American)
Japanese Air Date: April 3rd, 2003
American Air Date: January 31st, 2004
Important Places: Muro Town (Dewford Town), Kaina City (Slateport City)
Now that Satoshi-tachi has a ride with Hagi-Roujin, the group heads toward Muro Town. Haruka, Takeshi, and Masato manage to convince Satoshi to rest for a bit to swim, so Hagi drives the group to an unknown island. Along the way, they are attacked by a group of Samehadaa, but the boat is able to get away to the island. Once there, everyone worries about how they'll get past the school of shark-type pokemon, and Takeshi develops a plan to take out the leader in order to weaken the group. Meanwhile, the Rocket-Dan is attacked by the school, and before they are sent blasting off Musashi's Habunake manages to poison the leader of the Samehadaa. Back on the island, Satoshi-tachi are able to corner the head Samehadaa into a one-on-one battle, but the shark pokemon proves to be much weaker than expected. Takeshi determines that the pokemon has been poisoned and stays up with it all night to nurse it back to health, all the while gaining the shark pokemon's trust. The next day, the Rocket-Dan attempt to steal both Pikachu and the leader of the Samehadaa, but the rest of the school is able to rescue them and send Musashi-tachi blasting off again. The shark pokemon decide to let Satoshi-tachi pass, and soon the group arrives in Muro Town. Hagi-Roujin heads off to Kaina City and leaves Satoshi to battle for his next Gym Badge.
Polka O' Dolka replaces Soko ni Sora ga Aru Kara as the ending theme as of this episode in Japan. It's a fun little song that will eventually be heard in the dub of the mini-movie that accompanies the first Advanced Generation movie.
Rocket-Dan is being
attacked by the Samehadaa, there is a two-second
shot of the shark
pokemon biting on Habunake's body that is cut out from the dub.
actually does a pretty good job of cutting the scene out without
any noticeable gaps in the music (since they do use the original music
in that particular scene), so you can hardly tell that anything was cut
But my question is; why was anything cut? We've seen tons of pokemon being bitten in the past before, so why is it so taboo now?
And while I'm on the subject, have you noticed how 4Kids' composer seems to have something against keeping any one piece of music playing for any longer than ten seconds? It feels like they're afraid that if the music isn't constantly changing, even within the same scene, that kids will become disinterested and turn away from the show. Is the country really so A.D.D. that we can't stay with one piece of music for any extended amount of time?
And a second is
the TO BE CONTINUED... screen.
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