When I first read the manga, I felt sort of nostalgic feeling come about when I read a certain page. I couldn't quite figure out why I had this sudden feeling of nostolgia... but then it hit me after I looked at the page again:
Does that bring back any familiar feelings? This reminded me of Pokemon. The trainers telling their Pokemon to attack and what not. I just thought that was kind of funny.
Also, a side note: did anyone notice that this gym leader kinda looks like Minato: http://sunyshore.com/volkner_anime_dp166_37.png