Pokemon storyboard writer leaks anime spoiler: Brock and Dawn axed?

According to Bulbapedia, a storyboard writer named Takahashi who works on the Pokemon Black and White anime accidentally leaked some major info about the series in a blog post that has since been taken down. The post claimed that both Brock and Dawn are completely absent in the first three episodes of the Black and White series, and that it introduces a completely new main heroine and rival.

Bulbapedia's translation:

"Finally, filming Pokémon has begun!

It was three episodes of the new series, but it looks like the heroine isn't the main girl from the games.

I went "Huh!?" when I saw the character chart last time, but it really looks like the heroine is an original child. It appears that Takeshi isn't in it, and a new rival character who is similar to Shinji is in it too.

By the way, the heroine is cute but amazing... her hair style is pretty."

If this information is accurate, it seems likely that Brock and Dawn may be gone from the series for good, at least in their starring roles. The writer did say that he had only seen the first three episodes, but it doesn't really make sense that Brock would be cut from the first three episodes and then reintroduced later. We already had one scare that Ash was leaving the series, so we're eager to see what really happens when the Black and White series finally airs.

What do you think? Should we believe yet another Pokemon blog leak from a Pokemon insider (Pokemon Sunday host Shokotan leaked details about Zekrom last week)? And if it's true, are you glad to see Brock and Dawn go? Or will you mourn the end of an era? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

UPDATE: Thanks to user samgardner94 for the correction - we had Takeshi and Satoshi mixed up.

Jun 10, 2010




  • kittylily221 - July 3, 2014 10:59 p.m.

    I still wish Pidgeot would still come back to Ash's team... I really hate the fact of Ash releasing any of his Pokemon...
  • Flame1819 - July 28, 2010 1:04 a.m.

    Wouldn't be happy to see Brock go, but Dawn on the other hand...:) hopefully misty will return, or if they kick off Ash, he'll end up with Misty
  • tacoman7654321 - June 14, 2010 4:48 a.m.

    NO! Brock shouldn't leave he has been there since the beginning... or close to to it i grew up with the show they shouldn't boot Brock but for Dawn i couldn't care less
  • GameManiac - June 14, 2010 12:25 a.m.

    And let the immaterial hate flow...
  • GameManiac - June 14, 2010 12:24 a.m.

    If Ash/Satoshi leaves (which I'm not fully sure now due to scrambled facts), at least have a cameo appearance or two scattered.
  • purple_omlet - June 11, 2010 8:31 p.m.

    dawn can die in a well somewhere, but the loss of brock is saddening.
  • Robusken - June 11, 2010 2:06 p.m.

    Sometimes I'll try watching it when its one, but i stick with the reruns of the second season. Isn't the heroine always replaced when they move on to a new game series?
  • JeffGoldblum1 - June 11, 2010 9:44 a.m.

    This... is not game news.
  • SCRubS77 - June 11, 2010 1:25 a.m.

    Hey now, Danny Boy, I care! Although, I haven't cared since I played Yellow version in Kindergarten, but since picking up SoulSilver I have begun to care once again!
  • Embolado - June 11, 2010 12:59 a.m.

    Dont worry you can always rediscover your child hood at the bottom of a liquor bottle :)
  • Mexicutioner - June 11, 2010 12:31 a.m.

    Sorry to say, but I've stopped watching the anime a little after Pokemon Crystal version came out. Before I knew it, Misty went AWOL, the voice is Ash is messed up, and Gary is nowhere to be seen. I miss my childhood....
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - June 11, 2010 12:28 a.m.

    nooooo ash! and pikachu!!! i don't watch it anymore but i don't like the idea
  • darkvare - June 11, 2010 12:20 a.m.

    stop all this pokemon bullshit please it just wastes space stick to the games and by that i mean just the eventual review that is kept of the home page
  • DanAmrich - June 10, 2010 11:57 p.m.

    PS I have never been first to comment ever. I was just giddy and drunk with power.
  • DanAmrich - June 10, 2010 11:54 p.m.

    I liked Pokemon Red and Blue. Has it changed much since then? Maybe I'm just out of touch. Miss you, CG. Puzzle Pals 4EVA
  • zigs - June 10, 2010 11:44 p.m.

    Activision has clearly stolen Dan Amrich's soul.
  • chainsawninja600 - June 10, 2010 10:54 p.m.

    not much of a pokemon fan, the last game i played was sapphire, but after seeing one or two episodes of the show with dawn in it, I am glad to see her go. Just had to say.
  • Ridgley - June 10, 2010 10:49 p.m.

    I care. Not really, but kinda.
  • Cyberninja - June 10, 2010 10:48 p.m.

    brock always comes back in DP he came back in i think the 6 episode and why would the voice acter have the info if his character wasnt coming back
  • Cyberninja - June 10, 2010 10:44 p.m.

    dawn would leave anyway like both misty and may. as for ash he is most likly going to show up right after a few intro episodes with the new heroine or this translation said nothing about ash being not being in it. this is a bit to vauge to say ash will leave or not. dawn will be completly gone tho.

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