Do you think the promised girls in anime are getting constantly turned down lately?
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Posted 6/16/11
it appears to me that the promised girls are never getting the guy lately. they who are the long standing love interest seem to fail so often as of late. eg *possible spoilers*







shuffle, a bridge to the starry skies, fortune arterial, ect
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Posted 6/16/11
Wait, what? I'd rather not watch a show where the future partner for the protagonist is extremely predicadible.
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31 / M / Lagrange, KY
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Posted 6/16/11
there based off of games that have multiple endings. They usually do the one that has the best options story wise and that's the usual reason why. I have played a bridge to the stary skies game and it's great, with over 9 different endings possible it's nice to see what they will do with the anime...look at school days for example >_>... the game has 21 different endings total.... heh.
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23 / M / That one Place
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Posted 6/16/11
If u want a promised girl ending watch Suzuka or read the manga, but it annoys the heck out of me when to promised girls end up with the proantagonist if i dont like her.
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27 / M / Raccoon City
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Posted 6/16/11
I got through watching A bridge to the starry skies episode 10

I like to see some surprises and unexpected turn of event as long as it doesn't seem forced, predictable couples arent that bad either as long there is some character development between the two characters like in H20:Footprints in the Sand.
In A bridge to the starry skies's case, after watching episode 10, I get the feeling that


There are anime like Yosuga no Sora, Amagami SS, Clannad, Rumbling Hearts that cover multiple endings

Rumbling Hearts covers two endings, the alternate ending is a 4 episode ova where the Main Character:
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21 / M / United States
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Posted 6/16/11
I think it would ruin the plot if you knew who the girl was gonna end up with.
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17 / M / boys locker room
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Posted 6/16/11
I think it's a way to milk a series.
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Posted 6/16/11 , edited 6/16/11
It's because people started getting bored of the same thing happening, where you can obviously tell who the protaganist will end up with.

Something like School Days was good, because it was a complete change of pace from everything in that genre. Clannad was also good because it had an unexpected plot for the second season, but the first was very typical and slow.

Most people watch anime and/or read manga is because the plot and style is very different from the western style. If everything was typical and obvious, most people would give up anime... probably.
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Posted 6/16/11
First of all, they made the protagonist indecisive to make the story flexible enough for a possible 2nd season(assuming the ratings is good enough.) Second, a lot of fans will be disappointed if the creators declared an official couple especially from fans the original material.

Put it in another way, they're just milking the fanbase.
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Posted 6/16/11
Sorry if I asked the question a little ambitiously, I was more curious about the modern anime culture than specific animes. I enjoy promised girl endings but it would be boring if they all ended the same the question was related to the fact they seem more prevalent a decade or so ago then they do now or is that just my interpretation.
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Sorry if I asked the question a little ambitiously, I was more curious about the modern anime culture than specific animes. I enjoy promised girl endings but it would be boring if they all ended the same the question was related to the fact they seem more prevalent a decade or so ago then they do now or is that just my interpretation.
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35 / M / FairyFlossLand/Ba...
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Posted 6/16/11
@ Faruel, I think you accidentally double posted.
To answer your question, the market for anime is more critical and complex than it was before. Anime producers realise that people aren't going to want to watch some contrived series that's so predictable and boring. Hence, the sublte shift away from the ecchi harem genre (Though the Tokyo Bill 156 is greatly responsible for this as well). In order to make their series interesting, many producers either introduce some gimmick to it (Turning down promised girls) or splice it together with some other genres like shonen.
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25 / M / Xingarpores
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Posted 6/17/11 , edited 6/17/11
All the girls in Hoshizora are promising to be honest, characters like Ui and Ibuki resembling both "Yui" and "Mio" from K-ON. There are also characters which are humorous, overly shy, have an older sister personality and so on.. It's pretty predictable who Kazuma will pick from just the first episode though, episode 10 confirms it.

Just my thoughts, don't mind me.
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