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.
"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