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Post Reply Super Good Super Short Anime... WHY, IT HURTS
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I know what you mean, a lot of shōjo are adapted to anime, but they won't make a second season. Ao Haru Ride broke my heart the most, until now I think there's no concrete news of season 2
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I think Blue Exorcist for all the hype it had (about as much as Sword Art Online had when it came out) it ended really quickly all of a sudden. As I watched the series I myself knew of several ways to expand on the story and I felt it could have at least lasted 48 episodes minimum. I was very upset when I watched the last episode, I was like "Really? That is it? That was extremely rushed!" I remember others commenting the same on the episode comments section on how it ended all of a sudden and they expected more for all the hype.


AoEx anime diverted drastically from the manga early in the series. Most Manga-ka would rather cut it short than risk making their books lose popularity. That ending can't be salvaged unless the director pulls a Black Butler and completely ignores the last season.



Do you agree though that they could have (even with the divergence from the manga) extended the series and made the ending way better than it was? When the last episode aired and ended I was literally sitting here saying "Wait, what? It's over?" So, the author told the anime producers to end it fast? That would explain why it suddenly ended I guess since they have to honor the author's decision.
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Khaltazar wrote:


The_anti_coagulant wrote:


Khaltazar wrote:

I think Blue Exorcist for all the hype it had (about as much as Sword Art Online had when it came out) it ended really quickly all of a sudden. As I watched the series I myself knew of several ways to expand on the story and I felt it could have at least lasted 48 episodes minimum. I was very upset when I watched the last episode, I was like "Really? That is it? That was extremely rushed!" I remember others commenting the same on the episode comments section on how it ended all of a sudden and they expected more for all the hype.


AoEx anime diverted drastically from the manga early in the series. Most Manga-ka would rather cut it short than risk making their books lose popularity. That ending can't be salvaged unless the director pulls a Black Butler and completely ignores the last season.



Do you agree though that they could have (even with the divergence from the manga) extended the series and made the ending way better than it was? When the last episode aired and ended I was literally sitting here saying "Wait, what? It's over?" So, the author told the anime producers to end it fast? That would explain why it suddenly ended I guess since they have to honor the author's decision.


Yes, definitely. That is a huge world Kazue Kato created and that is one of the reasons I loved the movie so much. There is so much that could have been explored. Her story is very broad so if they had not done what they did in the end, they could have easily wrapped it up with Rin's training and an original ending leaving it open for possible continuation in the future (though it probably wouldn't).

It is likely with this series there was not an original ending agreed upon. The anime did not even get to the largest arc in the manga so i would say they number of episodes was defined upfront but the ending was not. With the way the manga is going I am starting to believe Kato doesn't know how she wants it to end either. I would have been really happy to see Shiemi and Rin search for the Garden of Eden. Or for Rin and Yuki to learn about their mother's and her family. Clearly, there is something to that if she can have satan's child and possibly even think he isn't so bad.

I think there was no way to avoid a cliffhanger, but the ending could have been done better. People have commented that No Game No Life had a bad end, but I loved it. I ordered the Light Novel as soon as I could. It was like the last episode confirmed how much I would love the book. With AoEx, I'm happy I was reading it before the anime, because that last episode would not have inspired me to start.

The basic rule should be to never end in the middle of an arc but that seems to keep happening....
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Fighting animes almost always get long runs. If you like fighting animes there is a good chance that you will get a really long anime. It's still not guaranteed to be completed though.

The companies seem far more likely to be able to make money off of children, so they focus their attention to the types of anime that would appeal to children.

My friend who works as a teacher over in Japan says that most Japanese kids are unaware of anime outside of the super mainstream Shonen Jump stuff.

Personally though, if it's a manga, I don't mind. I am just as happy reading a manga as I am watching an anime. I can say that I almost hate reading light novels though, a lot of them go waaay too far into detail and become long winded. Mangas are forced to keep everything concise and full of impact. As interesting as an idea for a book is, I have no desire to read a 5 page depiction of the restaurant characters are eating at.
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