A little over a week ago, film producer Adi Shankar (known for his work on the Castlevania adaptation to Netflix series) brought his own animated short film based on the Pokémon series to Youtube. However, and as its name suggests, ” The End of Pokémon ” it offers a considerably darker vision of what we are accustomed to seeing, and from the first second the viewer is warned of the type of content that awaits him. The video in question is an independent production of Bootleg Universe and has not relationship with Nintendo and its affiliates, but should The Pokémon Company open up to this type of content and interpretation?
” I think we are talking about a bigger issue, right? It’s not just about Pokémon, it’s about how companies treat intellectual property in general ” reasons the creative to Comic Book. ” Something like, does [IP] need to transpire through games and the world of traditional age assessment? Should Power Rangers always be a franchise for children? Do I think that the concept of Pokémon could be used to explore more mature subjects? More adult themes? Sure, of course. Should there be such a thing? I think so. & Quot ;.
In fact, Shankar believes that this kind of ideas has always existed. ” Batman vs. Superman, the original Justice League, you know. If you look at franchises that have been there for 70 years you see that they have been reinterpreted. And not always from a dark and gloomy prism, right? We look at Batman, Superman, the Justice League. That one was very inspired in the interpretation of Frank Miller of Batman. And also the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is not at all dark and dismal ”