Post Reply Why do certain shows end in the middle??!
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Posted 1/27/16
So how come we can't see the rest of the seasons of certain shows?? Like in asterisk war? It's no longer being updated but there's no way it ends there... Same goes for food wars, God Eater, No Game No Life, Btoom!, and many more I'm sure. Will crunchyroll ever continue these series????
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So how come we can't see the rest of the seasons of certain shows?? Like in asterisk war? It's no longer being updated but there's no way it ends there... Same goes for food wars, God Eater, No Game No Life, Btoom!, and many more I'm sure. Will crunchyroll ever continue these series????


Asterisk Wars will continue in the Spring season.

Food Wars second season has been greenlit to be made, but the season it will air has not yet been announced.

God Eater will continue its last few episodes towards the end of this season. Supposedly.

No Game No life, who knows. There was some hint of the author and a tracing scandal, the first season was done by Madhouse, notorious for not doing second seasons, there wasn't enough material for another full season, etc, etc. There isn't any word from Japan one way or another whether it is being considered or not. If there ever is, you'll probably see an article first on ANN.

Btooom! flopped really badly in disk sales in Japan, which is where it really counts. Popularity overseas doesn't matter to Japan when deciding not to continue a local flop.

Every series is unique with explanations, as they are by different authors, different production companies, different sales figures, different source material, etc. Anime does have to make money to be considered to continue to be made. If Japan thinks it won't make money, or if it didn't succeed in promoting sales in another area, it won't continue making it. It's not art for art's sake with mystical sponsors, it is a commercial endeavor, and is subject to business decisions by the Japanese companies that decide to make it or not.

CR can't continue to acquire something if it doesn't get made in the first place...
Posted 1/27/16
They don't always convert the manga, I could think of many examples, not recent.:/
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See:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2016-01-18/.97673

Basically, most anime starts out as something else, usually a manga or light novel series (think: series of short books aimed at young adults). So, Mangaka A publishes a successful manga, enough to get a manga adaptation. Yay! The way licensing and distribution works in Japan, the anime isn't very profitable (in all but a few cases) for the original authors: So, Mangaka A won't see a lot of money from the anime directly. Instead, his money will mostly come indirectly: the anime will expose his work to a much wider audience and spike sales.

The manga publishers, therefore, aggressively market the rights to newly popular, ongoing manga--ones where the story isn't finished yet. Because those are the manga whose sales they most want to boost.

The publisher has a lot less incentive line up anime deals for finished manga. Interest in already finished manga goes away pretty fast, after all. So, Mangaka A's story is finished in manga form, but only half-done in anime form... and no one really has much incentive to change that.

Of course, there are exceptions. For example:
-- Mangaka A's story is SOOOO popular that it can overcome that barrier. (Naruto, for instance, will have it's whole story animated.)
-- Some director or studio falls in love with Mangaka A's work for artistic reasons and insists on making the whole thing. (This is basically what happened with the Monogatari series.)
-- Mangaka A is popular and prolific, and someone wants to use the anime of a previous year's work to help boost that author's next project.
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Posted 1/28/16 , edited 1/28/16
Because second seasons make less money than the first. Unless the first season is ludicrously popular making another first season for another anime is seen as a safer option.
By the way Crunchyroll have to buy the rights to stream anime. So even a second season gets made for these anime there's no 100% guarantee they'll stream the second seasons.
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