Over the past couple years Pokemon has become an incredibley popular universe for children all around the world. Kids from 3 to thirteen are drawn to the simple plot, colorful characters, and the fantastic idea of traveling without adult supervision in a world of strange and powerful animals at their beck and command. They flock to purchase and own anything and everything Pokemon. But as many fans as Pokemon has, it has enemies. Critics find Pokemon dull, redundant, annoying, cutsey, and basically downright insulting to their intelligence. Surely it is made for children. So why would I, a twenty year old college student, an intelligent (I hope) scholar be so taken by such a simple, childish, plotless TV show? potential.
I look at pokemon and I see the potential of a facinating story. Their culture is dominated by the juxtaposed relationship of human beings (the dominant "advanced" species) and pokemon (the "uncivilized" cultures