First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  Next  Last
Sequels that Ruin the Original
4563 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / Decemberunderground
Offline
Posted 12/3/14 , edited 12/3/14

cleruninja wrote:

Not anime, but Matrix and Mass Effect.


Blasphemy ME 1 was subpar, 2 and 3 were amazing.


I don't know if counts as a sequel but YuGiOh GX. I will also agree with the OP Chrono Cross was insulting to Trigger.
Also Xenosaga for Xenogears. Enough damage was done in the second CD of Xenogears we didn't need Saga.
ta11ey 
14639 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M
Offline
Posted 12/3/14 , edited 12/3/14




I don't really blame Book Twos quality on the creators. They thought they were doing just one and Nick came up with 3 more seasons so they had to rush something out on a time crunch. Personally I'm just glad there was coherency considering how much pressure they were under.

And besides the last two books more than make up for any flaws the first two had.
29731 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M / Fraxinus
Offline
Posted 12/3/14

ThisWasATriumph wrote:

Love, Chuunibyou, and Other Delusions comes to mind... The second season was just completely pointless and made zero progress. Actually I think it somehow managed to take steps backwards from season 1.

Also the extra half-season of Kokoro Connect nearly ruined the whole show for me. Just terrible terrible narrative and character regression.






I have to say Mirai Nikki Redial. Sometimes a series doesn't need to have a happy ending and tie everything with a neat little bow. This OVA was disgustingly convenient and happy. Did someone say Deus Ex Machina? The original series ended with a nice bittersweet ending, as far as I can remember, and Redial basically shat on all of it.
61514 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 12/3/14

Kerst wrote:
Also Xenosaga for Xenogears. Enough damage was done in the second CD of Xenogears we didn't need Saga.

Xenosaga was great! .....except for part 2. that was horrible.
15549 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / Manhattan, New York
Offline
Posted 12/3/14
EUREKA SEVEN AO!

I don't think had been that excited for a sequel ever in my life. However, I later wished that I simply never watched the sequel due to the fact that it did nothing but smudge the good name of one of the best anime series ever!

Air Gear - Break On The Sky

The only thing this three part sequel/OVA did was make those that loved the anime and read the manga want the rest of the fr***ing manga to be animated. Come on son!
56905 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
36 / M / Planet Sanno
Offline
Posted 12/3/14
Gundam ZZ, but I have to give it a pass because Tomino was actively trying to throw the franchise under the bus and do other things. It picks up again in the second half, but the first half is awful.

Gundam Seed Destiny. Not that I liked the original Gundam Seed, but the sequel is a train wreck, especially the second half (kind of the reverse of Gundam ZZ, actually).

Back in the '80s, a lot of fans checked out of Robotech and Voltron upon seeing their second seasons, but I actually prefer those (Southern Cross and Dairugger) to the originals. Call me weird.
xxJing 
37175 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / Duckburg
Offline
Posted 12/3/14

vrose22 wrote:

Air Gear - Break On The Sky

The only thing this three part sequel/OVA did was make those that loved the anime and read the manga want the rest of the fr***ing manga to be animated. Come on son!


I actually read that part in the manga before it became an OVA lol. I dropped the manga eventually though. I was expecting them to do something cool with the Storm King Regalia, sort of like how Naruto and Sasuke had different but equal powers. Instead they just combined all the regalia and gave Ikki a super powered regalia. That was so cliche.

Many Japanese people say that Ogure Ito's stories eventually become trainwrecks, i really have no choice but to agree. He comes up with good ideas but he can never flesh them out well enough and he ends up ruining them. It's really sad.
25020 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Northern Ireland
Offline
Posted 12/3/14 , edited 12/3/14

ThisWasATriumph wrote:
Also the extra half-season of Kokoro Connect nearly ruined the whole show for me. Just terrible terrible narrative and character regression.


I'm sure more people would have liked the way those extra episodes went if more of the novel were adapted.




Ano Natsu de Matteru OVA - the only thing constructive that came from this was knowing Mio and Kaito were definitely a thing, not that wasn't already made fairly clear in previous season, and that Kanna decided to move on. Everything else was all stuff the audience already know. Why make a sequel that just repeats what you already covered and nothing more?

Psycho Pass 2 - okay here is an idea! Lets get in a new writer to cover the exact same things that were covered in season one but in a slightly different way and also kill off some main cast members! Tote amaze idea brah ¬_¬

Infinite Stratos 2 - yes yes, I know this is more or less what actually happens in the LNs but you do know that no one would publish them for a long time cause they sucked right? I'm the sort of person who can like a character in a harem without shipping them with the protagonist but it is under very rare and specific circumstances I refuse to ship ANYONE at all with the protagonist, IS is one of those cases. Having anyone end up with Ichika would be a punishment. Just... eugh... IS you suck so hard.

Maken Ki 2 - not like the first season was particularly good to begin with but a second season that was essentially 10 OVAs is taking the piss.

Oriemo OVAs - we all knew it was gonna be an incest ending from season one, episode one. If someone wasn't prepared for that then they were in denial. Even the other characters pretty much knew it as well. A Kirino end wasn't my problem but how that absolute **** Kyou got there. He absolutely crushed every girl around him, most of all Manami who was simply telling him the truth, a truth that he later realized himself. That ending was handled so badly it isn't funny.

As for manga sequels I'd say Fuuka - Seo... dude... you just don't do that. I can never ready Suzuka again without know THAT is going to happen. Thank you so ****ing much

For games it would be Dragon Age 2 - 16 month development time. Says all you need to know. Luckily Inquisition is amazing.
mippa 
51444 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
33 / F / Austin, Texas
Offline
Posted 12/3/14 , edited 12/3/14
Some anime, some not:

Nodame Cantabile: Paris-hen was so boring compared to the first season. It was a whole lot of NOTHING REALLY HAPPENING--and even
wasn't as exciting as it could've been!

Dragon Age 2: Compared to Origins and Inquisition, Dragon Age 2 plays like it should've been DLC, it was so small in scope. Not to mention the plots, characterizations, and romances were all shallow and immature in comparison to Origins and what I've seen in Inquisition.

Honey and Clover: I was seriously content with the first season ending the way it was. The ending of the second season was great, but everything leading up to it was just a ton of frustration. That and
spoiled what I considered an otherwise perfect series.

Oh! And Black Jack 21 was so divergent from the original Black Jack series--not to mention the source material...it was ridiculous!!
4563 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / Decemberunderground
Offline
Posted 12/3/14

aidenraine wrote:


Kerst wrote:
Also Xenosaga for Xenogears. Enough damage was done in the second CD of Xenogears we didn't need Saga.

Xenosaga was great! .....except for part 2. that was horrible.



Whole thing was horrible too me.
11363 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / Canada
Offline
Posted 12/3/14 , edited 12/3/14
So... Surprised nobody brought up the game Final Fantasy X-2.

Oh god... literally like one of my least favorite games ever. I seriously try and forget its existence, because even though the ending of Final Fantasy X is bitter sweet... it had a sense of closure. We really did NOT need FFX-2... like at all. Only thing good that came out was some character development for Yuna... but.... gahhhh. If Final Fantasy X wasn't my favorite game... It would have probably ruined everything for me, but luckily I can block X-2 out of my mind. Like now.

Final Fantasy X-2? What is that? Never heard of it. Probably sucks. o-o... ...
8733 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / MI
Offline
Posted 12/3/14

Frenzify wrote:


ThisWasATriumph wrote:

Love, Chuunibyou, and Other Delusions comes to mind... The second season was just completely pointless and made zero progress. Actually I think it somehow managed to take steps backwards from season 1.

Also the extra half-season of Kokoro Connect nearly ruined the whole show for me. Just terrible terrible narrative and character regression.






MacMeaties wrote:


ThisWasATriumph wrote:
Also the extra half-season of Kokoro Connect nearly ruined the whole show for me. Just terrible terrible narrative and character regression.


I'm sure more people would have liked the way those extra episodes went if more of the novel were adapted.


Right,


Every time she opened her mouth this was my reaction:


You know, I get that there was a scandal with the voice actors during production and that basically threw a wrench into everything, but wow. That is some seriously bad screenwriting. I'm sure the novel made it much more believable, but when you cram 2 180 degree personality changes into 4 episodes, you are asking for a trainwreck.
27417 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
15 / M / right here
Offline
Posted 12/3/14
Darker than Black Season 2
Posted 12/3/14

xxJing wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Oreimo OVAs. I thought it was a story about sibling bonding over rivalry, but they went full on incest at the end. And then they don't even go all the way, even with the numerous girls sacrificed. I mean, that ruined the series for me.

Some people may dislike Oreimo s2 for being a bad sequel, but I thought it was more enjoyable than s1. Except for the whole melodrama they go going with Kuroneko.




I'm still suprised that peopel actually didn't see the ending coming. I mean look at the fucking title. And to me there is nothing wrong with having an incest ending, they actually dealt with it in a rather decent way, at least in my oppinion, not sugarcoating it as "they are in love, it is meant to be" but rather as "we all know that this is wrong and they can't be together". Incest is a thing that happens and that show handled that topic way more maturely than most other Anime do.


MysticGon wrote:

Shippuden. Complete thrash compared to OG Naruto.


Not that original Naruto is all that great either, but you are definitely right here. I mean why not forget all the other characters we built up in the original series and focus on Naruto and Sasuke for 450 episodes? Yeah, sounds like a damn good idea to me.


Bakaneer wrote:

Infinite Stratos 2 - Lots of fanservice, lots of episodes that accomplish nothing towards the main storyline, and an incomplete story. Tatenashi is just about the only good thing about it.


I can't believe that it ruined season one for you though. I mean it's just pretty much an even more pointless version of season one with even less development in any way to the point where it just feels like the entire series is just made for the purpose of trolling. Still, I can't see how that would be a disappointment after season 1. You can't honestly tell me that you were watching Infinite Stratos for the captivating story and the deep characters, right?


Bakaneer wrote:

Chuunibyou Ren - Very little advancement in the main storyline. I would have liked it to end the way the first season is supposed to end, but it didn't move an inch towards that.


Still not sure if I agree with this or not. I can definitely say that I didn't like season two as much as I loved season one, but for what it was, it was still pretty damn good in my oppinion. It made me get the feels quite a buch of times, almost as much as it made me laugh. So I guess I am more on the defending side in this argument. Would love to see a season three though, I guess we can pretty much all agree on that front.


I also find it funny that people are putting Psycho Pass 2 on here. Let's all just calm the fuck down, the show hasn't even finished airing, plus we still have a movie to go after that :D

I will also throw Code Geass R2 in here as my personal pick. Yeah, it had a decent ending, although I am way more conflicted about the sudden turns certain characters take to get there, but oh well, we'll talk about that another day, but the rest was pretty much a huge downgrade from season 1. Gone were the interesting tactics, the complex batttles, now it's all about whoever has the biggest most badass mech with the newest photon torpedos. And please don't even get started on the entire "killing god" business as well as some of the characters, I still have other stuff to do today. In short: season 1 was great, season 2 gives a fitting resolution but treads a lot of water getting there.
xxJing 
37175 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / Duckburg
Offline
Posted 12/3/14
I just watched the Stein's;Gate Movie. It doesn't ruin anything but I will tell you it is pointless. The only thing that it adds to the series is some cute scenes with Kurisu drunk. Unless you want to see that, it's kind of pointless to watch it. It doesn't take away from Stein's;Gate but it doesn't add anything either. And yes it is a sequel not a retelling, it takes place a year after the end of Stein's;Gate. The status quo at the end of the OVA does not change throughout the movie.
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.