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Posted 12/23/13
Despite some of it feeling rushed I really enjoyed this series (season?), now all I can hope for is a season 2, then a season 3, and then... WORLD DOMINATION... just kidding. But seriously, give me a season 2 por favor.
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Yeah, ending felt rushed and unresolved. I'll keep my hopes up for a second season but this show so far has been A-okay, nothing outstanding though.

I might give the LN a try also in the future. Oh well, there's at least the specials to look forward to soon.

I'll just leave this here:
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Posted 12/23/13
So that guy really is his brother. I wonder what made him do that to his own family? I hope to see the novels translated.
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Posted 12/23/13 , edited 12/23/13

stark700 wrote:

Yeah, ending felt rushed and unresolved. I'll keep my hopes up for a second season but this show so far has been A-okay, nothing outstanding though.

I might give the LN a try also in the future. Oh well, there's at least the specials to look forward to soon.

I'll just leave this here:
I wish I had a nurse to feed me rabbit apple slices...

Seriously though, the ending wasn't rushed really, it was how the 3rd novel ends and the epilogue too. It is unfinished because it is novel 3 of 12!!! How can they finish it when it is 1/4 done???

Doing 3 novels in 12 episodes is not as rushed as some (OreGairu did 6 novels in 12 episodes, NouCome 3 in 10) but it was still pretty quick, skipped a lot.

I find it odd that they wait so long to make anime of these series. Novel 3 was done in 2010, 3 years ago! Why wait 3 more years to make the anime and then just do the first 3 books? Sigh... This one needs at least 36 more episodes! Same with Gingitsune, they only covered the manga into 2010... guess they just want us to buy the books (already did).
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Posted 12/23/13
another ending that begs for a second season that only god knows if there will be one.. ugh...

really good series, though. hoping that there will be another season, but unfortunately I'm not dollar-voting on this one since it got bumped out from buying status by Kyousougiga.
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Posted 12/23/13 , edited 12/23/13
This series felt more like a prelude than anything, and they didn't get into the central mystery that I was watching for at all. It wasn't not fun though, and there were some interesting reveals and stage setting towards the end.

I'll probably find a wiki for this somewhere and find out the rest.

Loki was pretty great too.
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Posted 12/23/13
I think they adapted the first 3 of the light novels. Hoping for a second season since the ending felt lackluster and seems to hint a continuation.
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Posted 12/24/13 , edited 12/24/13

hpulley wrote:


stark700 wrote:

Yeah, ending felt rushed and unresolved. I'll keep my hopes up for a second season but this show so far has been A-okay, nothing outstanding though.

I might give the LN a try also in the future. Oh well, there's at least the specials to look forward to soon.

I'll just leave this here:
I wish I had a nurse to feed me rabbit apple slices...

Seriously though, the ending wasn't rushed really, it was how the 3rd novel ends and the epilogue too. It is unfinished because it is novel 3 of 12!!! How can they finish it when it is 1/4 done???

Doing 3 novels in 12 episodes is not as rushed as some (OreGairu did 6 novels in 12 episodes, NouCome 3 in 10) but it was still pretty quick, skipped a lot.

I find it odd that they wait so long to make anime of these series. Novel 3 was done in 2010, 3 years ago! Why wait 3 more years to make the anime and then just do the first 3 books? Sigh... This one needs at least 36 more episodes! Same with Gingitsune, they only covered the manga into 2010... guess they just want us to buy the books (already did).


Didn't realize there were that many books out on it. Seems we barely scratched the surface...
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Posted 12/24/13

Insomnist wrote:
This series felt more like a prelude than anything, and they didn't get into the central mystery that I was watching for at all. It wasn't not fun though, and there were some interesting reveals and stage setting towards the end.

The novels generally resolve stuff quickly near the end and the series likely will too. The Walpurgis night of battles is a very long one indeed when you start in the last place and basically have to fight everyone else who bothers to or is able to show up to fight.

stark700 wrote:
I think they adapted the first 3 of the light novels. Hoping for a second season since the ending felt lackluster and seems to hint a continuation.
Yes, that was the first three light novels adapted, that's all. Sales are, I hope, good enough for at least a second season though that depends on whether or not they want to make one or if they just want us to buy the novels (already done).

shaunj07 wrote:
Didn't realize there were that many books out on it. Seems we barely scratched the surface...
Yes, already 12 written and the 13th promised in the afterward of the 12th without saying that would be the last one. How many will there be? 15? 20? Who knows...
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Posted 12/24/13
I feel like 12 episodes just wasn't enough time to get to what I suspect are the really good parts of the story without ruining the pacing, which I felt was one of this anime's stronger points. I do hope it gets a second season so those of us unfamiliar with the light novels can see where this series ends up going; I'd really like more than 12 episodes' worth of this story.
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I fucking hate endings like this. No conclusion at all. It basically ended just like all the other episodes in the series, minus a cliffhanger.

This show pretty much needs a second season......

That being said I did love the hell out of the acoustic version of Maware.

Overall pretty good series with some great action, fun characters, some decent mystery, and that amazing ending. However it also has that really weird art style, Yaya's obsessive nature was annoying at times, and of course this ass way to end the series.

I give the show 7/10. Was an 8/10 until this episode, though.
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Posted 12/24/13
I haven't read the Manga or anything, but I enjoyed this particular anime. I do agree there needs to be a second season, though. It's left a pretty big cliffhanger, so I'm going to assume a second season will be underway at some point. Regardless, there were certainly the cliches, fan-service, etc. that some people dislike or like. I think Henriette's character seems rather implausible at times. Either way, it was oddly one of the ones that I did look forward to in the beginning of the week.
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Posted 12/25/13 , edited 12/25/13
Negativity Bomb (Spoilered because it's Christmas)


Don't hate me.

The short version is that I don't expect to see a studio commit to a second season because reasons. But since no one can tell the future - or at least I know I can't - feel free to not let my skepticism drag down your holiday spirits.

Cheers!

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Posted 12/25/13

Insomnist wrote:

Negativity Bomb (Spoilered because it's Christmas)


Don't hate me.

The short version is that I don't expect to see a studio commit to a second season because reasons. But since no one can tell the future - or at least I know I can't - feel free to not let my skepticism drag down your holiday spirits.

Cheers!

I don't hate you but I will try to educate you. You have a rather common western anime fan misconception that the anime studio matters with regards to whether or not a show gets a sequel. In Japan, it doesn't matter what the animation studio thinks unless they are KyoAni.

Animation studios in Japan are not like Disney, Pixar... they are just hired animation studios. They don't make decisions like this. Sure, they can turn down an offer to do a sequel but it's just another job so why not take it?

The real decision maker is the publisher, in this case Media Factory. They have made sequels to Haganai, Freezing and Queen's Blade so they do indeed make sequels if the conditions are right. They don't always make sequels of course. Freezing sold 6K first season, looks like around 2K second season; Queen's Blade 14K first season, 7K second season; Haganai sold 14K first season, 9K second season. Samurai Girls, 6.5K first season, 1.5K Samurai Brides. Hentai Ouji from the same publisher sold a bit under 6K and I think most people consider that not enough for a sequel from this publisher. You can sort of see why, as their 6K shows generally have poor second seasons while their hit shows with 14K still make a good amount in their second seasons. Right now the first volume of Unbreakable Machine Doll is predicted to do around 4.5K of sales so unless it does surprisingly well beyond that number I'd say chances of a second season are probably slim. With the first day of presales numbers out for this week, it does not look like this has happened unfortunately, though there is still a slim chance that it pulled off a huge upset and got something like 5K BD + 2K DVD for 7K total but I am sad to say, I doubt strongly that this has occurred.

So... the conclusion is the same but I think it is important to know the correct reasoning for it. This shows you how to check it yourself next time. To repeat, ignore the animation studio, look to the biggest partner on the production committee.

Also know that we could also be completely wrong of course. But unfortunately this doesn't seem to be a Milky Holmes kind of studio.

To the novels!
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Posted 12/25/13 , edited 12/25/13

hpulley wrote:

I don't hate you but I will try to educate you. You have a rather common western anime fan misconception that the anime studio matters with regards to whether or not a show gets a sequel. In Japan, it doesn't matter what the animation studio thinks unless they are KyoAni.

Animation studios in Japan are not like Disney, Pixar... they are just hired animation studios. They don't make decisions like this. Sure, they can turn down an offer to do a sequel but it's just another job so why not take it?

[....]

Consider me educated.

Thank you, that really isn't something that I knew to consider. It sounds like I got most of my overall reasoning right at least, but it didn't occur to me to attribute the authority to a higher power. I was under the impression that individual studios played a larger role in decision making, although the system you described makes significantly more sense.
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