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Now that CR, Funimation and Netflix all have plans to become producers instead of just licensees it'll be interesting to see if that impacts anything over the next couple years. It might or it might not, depends how they choose to invest.
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That is actually an interesting thought. I didn't consider that they could add impetus towards incomplete series getting additional seasons, since their interests are purely on the anime as opposed to selling light novels or manga.

Incomplete series are probably the worst thing about being an anime fan. But to be fair, most TV shows here suffer the same fate as well. At least with anime I can pick up a light novel or manga and sort of finish off a storyline. A failed TV pilot season usually forever remains nothing more than a failed TV pilot season.
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Posted 12/28/15

Insomnist wrote:

2) The series was successful, but there isn't enough source material to make more. This was true for Attack on Titan (which now has a greenlit second season for 2016), Btooom, High School of the Dead, and many others.

One of these is not like the others.

BTOOM! averaged sales of only 338 per BD/DVD video volume in Japan:
http://www.someanithing.com/series-data-quick-view

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TheAncientOne wrote:


Insomnist wrote:

2) The series was successful, but there isn't enough source material to make more. This was true for Attack on Titan (which now has a greenlit second season for 2016), Btooom, High School of the Dead, and many others.

One of these is not like the others.

BTOOM! averaged sales of only 338 per BD/DVD video volume in Japan:
http://www.someanithing.com/series-data-quick-view



BTOOOM! manga has retained its publication sales boost since 2012 so the anime did its job. Manga volume 19 comes out January 9th. Season 2 never but that's how it goes.

SnK was the most successful franchise this past year, outselling even One Piece. Anime season two will just be gravy.
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Ah, the classic "go read the source material" ending. How I loathe it.

Well, actually, I've somewhat gotten used to it now (since it's practically ubiquitous). I judge anime purely on its own merits. If it lacks a proper ending, then it invariably lowers my impression of the show. I may still enjoy it, but it will always be sub-par in the story department to me personally.

As it should be. You wouldn't highly rate a carpenter that half-finishes your roof, or a chef that half-cooks your meal. Perhaps you really like what they've done so far, but without actually seeing it come to fruition, it's all kind of worthless, now isn't it? It's like listening to a song that doesn't have a proper resolution. Gah! So annoying!

However, some shows are better than others with this. For example, Gakkou Gurashi had somewhat of a "go read the source material" ending while still managing to have a solid ending. Or there are some SoL shows that don't even need an ending since they're episodic. So there's that.
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Insomnist wrote:

Now that CR, Funimation and Netflix all have plans to become producers instead of just licensees it'll be interesting to see if that impacts anything over the next couple years. It might or it might not, depends how they choose to invest.



God, i hope they don't muck it up by making anime more American. I want my anime characters to eat at Wcdonalds and play games on Yboxes and almost die from common colds.
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Read the manga/light novel endings in anime please nobody, heck most adaptations please nobody. When you get the sudden end, the show has to stand on its own. Most do not and are a waste. I look forward to anime originals for this reason.

Adaptations will usually upset the purists of the original material and the salt doubles when the ending is nonsensical and abrupt.
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Sometimes it makes me want to really read the manga, like with Deadman Wonderland. But for the most part, it's just kind of annoying
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I was disappointed how Gangsta ended or lack of closure and I realize the author is really sick just hope its not an endless Hiatus like Nana will see.
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Sometimes its a good thing... like 'Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere', may it rest in Hell :]
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I too find it extremely frustrating. I never realized just how many shows are based on manga and visual novels. Both of which I'm not interested in unfortunately. I have attempted some manga and I do enjoy reading but I just didn't get the same enjoyment from it. I find myself half of the time looking up a summary of the animes original material whether it's manga or a vn that left just to find out what happens next.
For instance I just finished Haganai next and the ending was such a cliffhanger that absolutely irritated me to no end to the point I was pissed lol. Even looking up the manga spoilers was unsatisfying as it is still incomplete and seems to be staying that way.
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Posted 1/2/16

weslamagne43 wrote:

Sometimes it makes me want to really read the manga, like with Deadman Wonderland. But for the most part, it's just kind of annoying



Agreed, I too am upset about deadman wonderland I actually really really liked it.
Although that "final episode" that they put up though was garbage would of been better off without it.
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I've heard this is what happened with Bleach. The good thing is that it ended on 366 episodes which created the concept of the Bleach Leap Challenge. I think this is sad, but we need to remember that this is business.
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