I'd really like a balance of both types. I figured X and Y was kinda like that, to an extent. I mean the main antagonist was basically about to commit mass genocide. And there was actual mention of death and a situation where an NPC actually passes away. (The old man in Anistar City who asks to borrow a Pokemon of yours to keep him company; after a week or so you visit him and there's just your Pokemon in its ball with a goodbye note attached to it)
However, as much as I'd like a more mature Pokemon game, I think it's best if it's kept acceptable to a general audience like it has been.
ummmm .... ;_; I guess seeing more serious, true-to-life's-hardships type of story is always fun, since the Pokemon franchise kind of does the whole cute friendly-to-all-ages storylines already, it adds a different dimension to the fandoms, artwork, and the concept of pokemon as a whole, I suppose...?
A TV show or movie doesn't have to appeal to one group.
Although the visuals and characters can be bubbly and fun, oftentimes there can be a more mature theme or moral underlying it all.
A lot of Disney and Pixar movies have this. Although they are very obviously geared towards children, the people who make the film keep adults in mind.
*SPOILER TERRITORY FOR BIG HERO SIX* A good example of a recent Disney film that mixes "Fun" with "Mature" has to be Big Hero Six. The characters can be goofy at times, the power-suits are colourful, the action scenes are a delight to watch, and yet the eventual moral that revenge is the wrong is pulled off very well and is mature. Children, teens and adults can learn from and think about this moral, and understand for themselves as to why Hiro and Professor Callaghan were drawn to this pathway, and why it was ultimately wrong.
I like to be realistic, mature. I like to feel connected to a comics characters so I actually feel something if one of them is hurt or killed. It makes for a better story. But i dont mind if its lighthearted at times. Lifes not all laughs and giggles, It Never is.
I just want something like origins. The animation, dubbing, plot, and characters were all so good! Not to mention, the mood was surprisingly mature for pokemon, but the childlike sense of adventure was still there.
Honestly, I just want Pokemon to adapt the Pokespecial Mangas into an OVA or spin off game series, especially now with all the game's 3D advancements and the release of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire only being a few months old- The Adventures fandom would wolf that stuff down.
I'd like best a good balance of both, such as, for example, the story of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (all games). That franchise was the one Pokemon game series that I actually thought was pretty deep. Maybe cheerful as well as philosophical at the same time?
It should be a mix of both, with deep elements but also humour and comedy so that both kids and adults can enjoy it. That's partially why i enjoyed Mystery Dungeon quite a bit, it had a complex storyline but it still had lighthearted elements.