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A possible future example (so Watch This Space): the Sailor Moon anime remake. It's currently due to debut in July 2014, but the merchandising effort is already in full swing. Of course, it may be that the merchandising is at least partially to help subsidise production costs, given the new series' unique distribution method.
I really wanted to add a example from the Brazilian comic [[Monica's Gang]].
There were some comics called "Revista Parque da Mônica", with stories set in the theme park of the franchise, it's pretty obvious that these comics were just a way to promote the theme park.
The only problem, is that i'm not sure if the comic still exists, probably no because the theme park is closed, but I am still not sure.
Forge world CHEAPER than standard GW minis?
You have got to be kidding.
This is the company that sells 40 dollar tank hatches... how is that cheaper? Unless someone enlightens me I will be back to delete that part of the entry..
Justification of deleting the Pokémon examples
Mr. Famicom stated that Yoshio Sakamoto claimed that Pokémon is not explicitly merchandise
driven. I searched for the validity of this claim, and there is nothing in his interviews that infers
this ideals. As stated before, there is a clear link between the anime and the video games, as well as many other ancillary products. There is no disrespect intended on the behalf of Mr. Famicom, but I call to have the Pokémon examples in anime and video games reinstated for a lack of context on Sakamoto's statements.
Again, Mega Taco Van 86 is using something that was was never said or even addressed as justification for deleting the Pokémon example in the anime folder; which was briefly reinstated yesterday. As there is no proof that Yoshio Sakamoto said this, I once again call to have the Pokémon example in anime put back in.
To back up his sayings, Yoshio Sakamoto said that when Metroid Other M was being made, I saw it off of Go Nintendo.com around that time, so I can back it up.
Can we have a link, please? I've searched for that phrase several times over the course of viewing this page and haven't found anything on that.
I will put it this way: if there is a legitimate copy of Yoshio Sakamoto saying this, please show it to us. Otherwise, it will be taken as hearsay and the Pokémon example will be put back in.
Just look/search for anything said by Yoshio Sakamoto, I remember him saying that at the time of Other M, but he might of said it in another way.
I have forgot the URL for said phrase but it's there somewhere.
All right. Now that the entry has been explained better, I think it looks good like this. I'm just going to fix the grammar on it and it should be fine with Yoshio Sakamoto's statement in the main entry.
I can't really find it anywhere myself, and I don't think the comment was made in relation to Pokémon. TPC probably handles the anime more heavily than Nintendo themselves (I've heard that Nintendo's barely involved at all), so IMO this one hard-to-find statement by Sakamoto doesn't really invalidate Pokémon as a Merchandise-Driven series.
Well in Hiroshi Yamauchi's case, the guy behind the stuff tend to defend for them selfs (for the most part), but with Satoru Iwata's Nintendo, they tend to help out with their 2th Party (realy external 1st partys as Nintendo owns 100% of their stock, but still) stuff a lot.
In any case, it's probably best to leave the entry short. The edits you make are rather lengthy, and don't seem to have much regard to the nature of the Merchandise-Driven trope itself (although I was partly guilty of the same thing). There's no official connection between Sakamoto's statement and Pokémon, so maybe it's best to just state that the Pokémon anime is often accused of being Merchandise-Driven, that Sakamoto made a statement that suggests the contrary, and whether it has any relevance to Pokémon is up to the reader?
On top of that I can't find any evidence of the statement itself; if you could provide a link, it would be really helpful. Also, was the interview in Japanese and never translated?
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