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Classic Pokemon Team Rocket clip goes viral after hilarious discovery

Published: 17/Aug/2020 1:26

by Brent Koepp


A clip from the 90s Pokemon anime went viral when a fan hilariously figured out why the scene was censored years later as an adult. The Team Rocket rhyme had the community in stitches. 

Pokemon made its 1998 debut in North America on the Game Boy and became an absolute cultural phenomena. Kids around the world couldn’t get enough of the Nintendo RPG and its addictive Gotta Catch ‘Em’ All gameplay.


The English version of the anime which released alongside the games was notorious for mediocre dubbing and censorship. A Reddit user went viral after discovering the true meaning of a Team Rocket scene years later.

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The classic Pokemon anime has scenes that have aged into memes decades later.

Classic Pokemon anime scene goes viral

The Pokemon anime has been airing since 1997 in Japan, and has spanned across eight generation of games and 23 seasons of episodes. Decades later, scenes from the English version of the show are now hilarious from today’s perspective.


This is what happened to Reddit user ‘g0dzilllla‘ who went viral after posting a classic clip from season four, episode eight of the anime called Hassle in the Castle. The user’s submission was titled “As a kid I always wondered why this didn’t rhyme, now I realize why… lmao.”

The video depicts Team Rocket launching into one of their iconic rhymes where James says, “So subscribe us some ointment on the double.” Jessie replies, “To protect us from all that chafing and itching” to which James ends with, “It might finally stop all of Jessie’s….. Complaining.”

Of course we now know the original line was meant to say “b**ching”, but for kids watching the show in the 90s, the hilarious censorship wouldn’t have been as obvious at the time.


The post blew up on Reddit, gaining over 3ok upvotes at the time of writing. Users on the forum loved the revelation such as ‘CoyMercury39329’ who exclaimed. “That slight pause between Jesse’s and complaining just makes this f**king amazing.”

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Reddit found the Pokemon clip hilarious.

This isn’t the first time the classic Pokemon anime has seen moments find popularity decades later. The English version of the animation changed Brock’s rice balls line to “jelly filled doughnuts” which became a massive meme online.

While many children grew up with fond memories of the Nintendo series, some scenes have taken on a new meaning in adulthood such as Team Rocket’s now infamous ‘ointment’ rhyme.


My Hero Academia cosplayer terrifies as sinister Himiko Toga

Published: 30/Sep/2020 12:02

by Matt Porter


A My Hero Academia cosplayer has shown off her perfect take on one of the anime’s most terrifying characters, the blood-thirsty and unpredictable villain Himiko Toga. 

The ultra-popular anime made it’s stunning debut back in 2016, and has captured the hearts and imaginations of viewers across the globe as they follow the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young man learning to control his newly found superpowers as he attempts to become the number one pro hero and fight against the evil League of Villains.


Throughout his time studying at U.A. High School, Deku has many ferocious and dangerous encounters with the villainous organization, and while they may be the bad guys in this epic story, one of the antagonists has enthralled fans above anyone else, with the sinister schoolgirl Himiko Toga quickly becoming a fan favorite, and one of the most popular characters from the series to cosplay.

Himiko Toga in My Hero Academia.
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Himiko Toga is a vicious villain with a taste for blood.

While Himiko may not look terrifying at first glance, the young woman has a truly sinister side that matches her seemingly innocent shapeshifting quirk. To transform into someone else, Himiko needs the blood of her intended target, and make no mistake, she takes great pleasure in extracting the red liquid she needs, often carrying around a knife just on the off-chance that she encounters someone she can slice.


In fact, Toga often wears vials around her neck to collect any blood she needs, something that Instagram user ‘pinkupandaa‘ captured perfectly in her incredible cosplay, complete with the massive and scary teeth that make up part of her headgear. Her hair is styled perfectly too, sitting either side of her head in two messy buns, just like the character.

Yuka has also matched her outfit too, with a red handkerchief tied around her neck, and her classic school uniform with a beige top and navy skirt. The cosplay is so good that it looks like Himiko has just been taken out of the show and dropped into real life, making this one of the best Toga cosplays we’ve seen.

Since it’s release in 2016, My Hero Academia has become a fan-favorite across the globe, and for the first time ever, was dual broadcasted in both English and Japanese so viewers across the planet could catch all the action at the same time.


With Season 4 now completed, fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the fifth, and while it has been confirmed, there’s currently no release date or trailer.