There are six days until Pokemon Black and White comes out in America. I am stoked. The real bummer is I have to go to church before I can get the game, but oh well. Out of anticipation, there are going to be quite a few pokemon related posts this week on whatever the heck I feel like. Today, it’s going to be a look at the amount of Pokemon crossover with other animes fanart out there. (If anyone is for some reason trying to keep from being spoiled for 5th gen, this post is not for you.)
In the world of anime fanart crossover, one of the one common and consistent is the Pokemon crossover. Partially because Pokemon is just that dang popular. There is a huge fandom for Pokemon over in Japan, covering everything from the cute to the disturbing. So the fandom is there, and there is a huge amount of fanart for Pokemon itself.
That said, I’m not entirely sure why people like crossing over Pokemon with anime characters so much. It’s one of those questions that doesn’t have one a size fits all answer to the question. Some characters are so reminiscent of a pokemon that it just begs for a drawing of them together. Or it’s a verbal pun that begs to be drawn. Or a visual one.
But otherwise, who knows what causes a person to do these crossovers. Pokemon is rather easy to insert into any anime, and well-known enough that a lot of people do it. Maybe it really isn’t a surprise that it appears so often. And I’m not complaining. They are extremely entertaining.