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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 Pokemon Company
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.


Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into a monster as Nezuko Kamado

Published: 6/Oct/2020 18:47

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer became the real life version of Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer. The artist’s mind-blowing re-creation brings the popular anime to life like you’ve never seen before.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, captivating audiences around the world with its dark story and stunning animation. Viewers couldn’t get enough of its story about the Kamado siblings and their quest to avenge their family.


Celebrating the series, a talented cosplayer brought scenes from the show to life with photography and videos. Her insanely accurate costume of Nezuko will be sure to leave fans of the show in awe.

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Nezuko is one of the main protagonists in the hit 2019 anime Demon Slayer.

Nezuko cosplay brings Demon Slayer to life

The popular anime doesn’t hold back punches, as it opens with the Kamado family being slayed by creatures. Nezuko survives, but is turned into a demon. The show follows the heroine and her brother Tanjiro as they look for a cure.


Russian cosplayer Melissa ‘gardeeva_melissa‘ brought the cursed protagonist to life with a costume she posted on Instagram. The artist posed next to flowers in the character’s signature pink patterned yukata, and her kimono which drapes over her shoulders.

Melissa faithfully captured Nezuko’s look, perfectly mirroring her flowing black hair, which turns vermillion at the bottom in curls. She even depicted her pale pink eyes, which is the color they change to after the heroine is turned into a demon.


The Demon Slayer cosplayer shared another photo of the outfit and showed off her bamboo gag accessory. In the series, Nezuko uses the item to chew on in order to control her urge to attack humans. Photographer ‘del_phot_o‘ captured the Russian artist biting down on the prop.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Gardeeva created a video portraying the anime protagonist. The cosplayer really does look like Nezuko as she moves her striking pink eyes around.

Demon Slayer fans eagerly waiting for the show’s return are in luck as this October, the anime is getting the theatrical film, Mugen Train. The movie will bridge the gap between Seasons 1 and 2.

For everything we know so far about the upcoming movie, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up can watch the whole series on Crunchyroll and Funimation right now.