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THE DEATH OF POKEMON

Maafkan aku kerul,aku terpaksa buang tilam ni sebab aku takder pilihan.Aku bimbang tilam ni jadi bahan konspirasi Ayob untuk mengekalkan kuasanya di Tanjung Tualang.Ayob bercita-cita untuk menjadikan Republik Tanjung Tualang sebagai sebuah kuasa besar dan bersekongkol dgn Rejim Robert Mugabe.

Ayob sedang bertungkus lumus menghalang Kamil yang cuba melancarkan revolusi bagi menjatuhkan kerajaan rejim Ayob yang masih berkuasa di Tanjung Tualang.

Mengikut laporan M-16 , Ayob merupakan agen Yahudi yang bertanggungjawab melobi Chelsea datang ke Malaysia dengan mendapat habuan bernilai RM2 billion dari Roman Abramovic.

POKEMON

Pokémon (ポケモン Pokemon?, IPA: /ˈpoʊkeɪmɒn, ˈpɒkimɒn/) is a media franchise owned by the video game company Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri around 1995. Originally released as a pair of interlinkable Game Boy role-playing video games, Pokémon has since become the second most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world, behind only Nintendo’s own Mario series.[1] Pokémon properties have since been merchandised into anime, manga, trading cards, toys, books, and other media. The franchise celebrated its tenth anniversary on February 27, 2006, and as of 23 April 2008, cumulative sales of the video games (including home console versions, such as the “Pikachu” Nintendo 64) have reached more than 175 million copies.[2]

The name Pokémon is the romanized contraction of the Japanese brand, “Pocket Monsters” (ポケットモンスター Poketto Monsutā?),[3] as such contractions are very common in Japan. The term “Pokémon”, in addition to referring to the Pokémon franchise itself, also collectively refers to the 493 fictional species that have made appearances in Pokémon media as of the recent release of the newest Pokémon role-playing games (RPGs) for the Nintendo DS, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Like the words deer and sheep, the singular and plural forms of the word “Pokémon” do not differ, nor does each individual species name; in short, it is grammatically correct to say both “one Pokémon” and “many Pokémon”. In November 2005, 4Kids Entertainment, which had managed the non-game related licensing of Pokémon, announced that it had agreed not to renew the Pokémon representation agreement. Pokémon USA Inc., a subsidiary of Japan’s Pokémon Co., now oversees all Pokémon licensing outside of Asia.[4]

Criticism and controversy

Morality

Pokémon has been criticized by members of the religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam; Christian concerns over Pokémon have primarily concerned perceived occultic and violent themes as well as the concept of “Pokémon evolution” (which some relate to the theory of evolution), which is said to violate creation according to Genesis.[20] The Vatican, however, has countered that the Pokémon trading card game and video games are “full of inventive imagination” and have no “harmful moral side effects”.[21] In the United Kingdom, the “Christian Power Cards” game was introduced in 1999 in response to these claims of Pokémon to be Satanic, the game being similar to the Pokémon TCG but using Biblical figures.[22] In 1999, the Jewish civil rights group Anti-Defamation League also pressured Nintendo to edit the image of the Pokémon trading cards for Golbat and Ditto because the cards depicted a left-facing manji, which the League interpreted as anti-Semitism, although these cards had been intended for sale only in Japan with Nintendo planning to release edited versions in North America the following year.[23] In 2001, Saudi Arabia banned Pokémon games and cards, alleging that the franchise promoted Zionism in violation of Muslim doctrine.[24] Pokémon has also been accused of promoting cockfighting[25][26] and materialism.[27] In 1999, two nine-year-old boys sued Nintendo because they claimed that the Pokémon Trading Card Game caused them problematic gambling.[28]

Health

One frame of the scene that caused the seizures.

One frame of the scene that caused the seizures.

On December 16, 1997, more than 635 Japanese children were admitted to hospitals with epileptic seizures. It was determined that the seizures were caused by watching an episode of Pokémon, “Dennō Senshi Porygon“, (most commonly translated “Electric Soldier Porygon”, season 1, episode 38); as a result, this episode has not been aired since. In this particular episode, there were bright explosions with rapidly-alternating blue and red color patterns.[29] It was determined in subsequent research that these strobing light effects cause some individuals to have epileptic seizures, even if the person had no previous history of epilepsy.[30] This incident is the most common focus of Pokémon-related parodies in other media, and was lampooned by The Simpsons episode “Thirty Minutes over Tokyo[31] and the South Park episode “Chinpokomon“,[32] among others.

Monster in My Pocket

In March 2000, Morrison Entertainment Group, a small toy developer based at Manhattan Beach, California, sued Nintendo over claims that Pokémon infringed on its own “Monster in My Pocket” characters. A judge ruled that there was no infringement, so Morrison appealed the ruling in November 2001.[33]

Cultural influence

All Nippon Airways Boeing 747-400 in Pokémon livery.

All Nippon Airways Boeing 747-400 in Pokémon livery.

Pokémon, being a popular franchise, has undoubtedly left its mark on pop-culture. The Pokémon characters themselves have become pop-culture icons; examples include two different Pikachu balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a Pokémon-styled Boeing 747-400, thousands of merchandise items, and a theme park in Nagoya, Japan in 2005 and Taipei in 2006. Pokémon also appeared on the cover of the U.S. magazine Time in 1999. The Comedy Central show Drawn Together has a character named Ling-Ling which is a direct parody of Pikachu.[34] Several other shows such as ReBoot, The Simpsons, South Park, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and All Grown Up! have made references and spoofs of Pokémon, among other series. Pokémon was also featured on VH1‘s I Love the ’90s: Part Deux. A live action show called Pokémon Live! toured the United States in late 2000. It was based on the popular Pokémon anime, but had some continuity errors relating to it.

A Toyota Pikachu car

In November of 2001, Nintendo opened a store called the Pokémon Center in New York, in New York’s Rockefeller Center,[35] modeled after the two other Pokémon Center stores in Tokyo and Osaka, fictional buildings where Trainers take their Pokémon to be healed.[36] The store sold Pokémon merchandise on a total of two floors, with items ranging from collectible shirts to stuffed Pokémon plushies.[37] The store also featured a Pokémon Distributing Machine in which players would place their game to receive an egg of a Pokémon that is being given out at that time. The store also had tables that were open for players of the Pokémon Card Game to duel each other or an employee. The store was closed and replaced by the Nintendo World Store on May 14, 2005.[38]

August 12, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

3 Comments »

  1. macam aku kenal je. bukan dari zaman um kolej 3rd ko dah guna ke benda ni? gile lama. ko memang pembunuh pokemon!

    Comment by Ayoep | August 12, 2008 | Reply

  2. lupalak nak ckp, walaupun perak sampah skrg aku tetap bangga sebab aku ade jersi ori perak cap joma

    Comment by Ayoep | August 12, 2008 | Reply

  3. oit, apa pakai tilam pokemon ni. mcm budak2 la. hehehe

    Comment by nurkaseh | August 12, 2008 | Reply


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