Posted by psgels on 28 November 2006 with categories: Tsubasa Chronicle

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And with this, the second season of Tsubasa Chronicle has ended. All that’s left now is to look forward to April, in which its third and final season will air. Fei Wong also had some interesting reasons for being involved in this arc. Because of Dhaos’ huge powers, they were able to locate Sakura and Syaoran again. If they could take this power, they’d be able to control Syaoran’s journey again. Chaos himself ended up being indeed a cluster of feathers, who developed a mind of their own. He indeed possessed a huge amount of feathers, meaning that the ones he fed Sakura were specifically created for that purpose.

There were a few strange things about this episode. Some things I didn’t expect. First of all, when Dhaos disappeared and turned back into the feathers, they actually scattered, instead of returning to Sakura. Only one feather found its way back to her, which also explains where Dhaos got his inspirations for the fake memories he created.

I also actually expected Fei Wong’s plan to succeed in the end. After all, then he’d get back in the picture again. I’m suspecting that he’s going to succeed somewhere in the third season. In any case, once he does, the fillers will be entirely over.

[EDIT]Okay, there isn’t going to be a third season, unfortunately. If a third season was planned somehow, then it would already have been announced.

87 Responses

  1. Ren says:

    There’s been speculation that there won’t be a 3rd season for Tsubasa. Wouldn’t that be terrible??

  2. psgels psgels says:

    Ow… that isn’t good. Still, after all the building up, it would be almost impossible for a third season not to be broadcasted. And if the creators knew about the bad sales, why didn’t they air manga-material, in order to lure viewers back?

  3. Sora says:

    Really?! That would be a disaster! I got hooked on the series when a friend told me it was CLAMP’s ‘greatest work’! Is season 3 really the last season? There won’t be any more after that?

    IMO, 26 episodes seem too short to finish up all the loose ends in the story… What about Fai and Kurogane’s story? We don’t even know much about Fai yet! And about Sakura’s father Clow Reed… Since that Fei Wang guy and Sakura’s father share the same family name, that means that they’re related?! How about Syaoran’s mysterious double? I wonder what that was all about… And Yuuko, too. She seems as if she knows what’s going to happen to Syaoran and the group…

    Forgive me for my ramblings but I really want confirmation… It’s not just only me but I feel that most of the series’ fans would like to know as well…

  4. psgels psgels says:

    Hmm, for as far as I know, the third season has neither been confirmed nor denied. I’d hate to see it getting canceled, though.

    And about the huge number of lose ends… if I had to guess, then it seems that the creators will be turning up the pacing another notch, if this keeps up.

  5. BakaWawa says:

    What The Hell…!!!!?? I Want To Continues Watch Leh~~~…..I Want To Know About That Fei Wang….Also The Boy Seem Same Like Syaoran!!….Who was That!!!??……Hope It Not Be Canceled And Coming Out The 3rd Series…Argh!!!!!

  6. psgels psgels says:

    Heh, I feel the same. I’m dying to find out how this show will resolve. After all that time this anime spent building up, it would be a huge waste not to resolve it.

  7. Kimi says:

    It would be horrible if they don’t do 3rd season ;;__;; Because I really want to see all those acts what happen in the manga on move. But I believe if they’re going to quit Tsubasa from now, they have a good reason for it u__u

  8. secret^^ says:

    is there a specific date on which it will be out?? because i have been checking it everyday since april 1 and it is getting a bit annoying. ther better be a third season i gotten so into it that i cannot stop thinking about it.

  9. psgels psgels says:

    Well, don’t put your hopes on Tsubasa Chronicle coming out soon. Right now, the reruns have nearly ended (they will end around the beginning of May), but when they end, Dennou Coil will be taking over its timeslot. Apart from that, we have no new news about the third season.

  10. Envie says:

    Well, after going on the NHK’s TRC site (http://www3.nhk.or.jp/anime/tsubasa/index.html), it appears that there IS going to be a 3rd series. I think. Under the black writing in the top right that says 6:30-6:55, there’s some red writing that says (as much as I can read) “From the 4th of April __________”. If there wasn’t going to be a new series, they probably wouldn’t have this announcement. Unless, I suppose it’s announcing the reruns but that just seems anticlimatic. If anyone can read more japanese, could they tell me what it means? XD Arigatou in advance ^^

  11. Envie says:

    Edit: 7th of April, even *blushes*

  12. psgels psgels says:

    I’m not sure about the meaning, but the fact that the 7th of april has passed, with no news or no releases probably means that it’s about something completely different. Most likely the schedule of the reruns has been changed or something.

  13. psgels psgels says:

    Negima: You do realize that that’s an april fool’s joke, don’t you?

  14. Evilson says:

    Don’t worry about it. I will find a way to see it coming or not. If so, I will info you when I heard it. Got it. If you have the question for me, then ask me if you like.

  15. Evilson says:

    Rumor of April 7th is a lie. I learned most around the end of April between the middle of May.

    Here it is: I found another rumor:

    Final Thoughts: This second block of episodes certainly had its ups and downs. What surprised me a little was that my favorite episodes – the ChiXFye one and the super-deformed one – came from anime-original ones. It just goes to show that they’re not all mediocre.
    Assuming NTV follows their current schedule of Tsubasa reruns, episode 53 should premiere on May 12th, 2007. Hopefully the third series will be better overall. There’s some very good story coming, but we’ll have to wait until next year for the journey to continue.

  16. psgels psgels says:

    That’s another rumour that’s wrong. Dennou Coil will be taking over Tsubasa’s timeslot on May 12th, which means that the series is about to be taken off the air. Also, if that rumour really was to be true, we’d have heard something about it by now.

  17. Evilson says:

    Hey, Psgels. But, I did check every site (about Tsubasa Chronicles 3rd Series). It said it will start in May. I really don’t know. If it is April 29, 2007, I will find it out. you too.

  18. Da Beysta says:

    So… has there been any news about the third season?

  19. psgels psgels says:

    Nope. Not that I know of at least. If it were to start in may, it would have been announced already.

  20. Aska says:

    I could be wrong but i do hear that CLAMP cut the ties with Bee train and there will be no third season. I’m really trying to figure out if thats true. I can’t read Japanese so I really can’t figure out if that info is on their website.

  21. Pika says:

    NO! there must be a season3….I waited so long for season3…please email me if there’s any news about season3……i have been hunting high and low but i cant get anythg at all. sob sob….

  22. Oriental says:

    Yeah, I’ve heard that it’s supposed to start on 12th May. It was originally supposed to start beginning of april but there was a problem between the people who made the anime happen. I don’t know much about it though. That’s what my friend who lives in Japan said.

    I can’t wait to see it though, I really want to see how the story unfolds and whether there is a happy ending or not for Sakura and Syaoran. I still don’t get the bit with the two Syaoran’s though, obviously they have a plan. I can’t wait ;)

  23. Aska says:

    Okay so i got a little more info on this.

    they’re airing episode 26 this Saturday, May 5.

    Then it says “Tsubasa Chronicle. Last chapter, the climax.” After that, on May 12, it is going to be replaced.

    Where’s the evidence you ask?

    It’s all in Japanese!
    Had to ask someone if they knew what was going on..
    >.

  24. psgels psgels says:

    Yeah, if there’s any time for the third season to be announced, it’s the coming saturday, after the re-airing finishes. If that isn’t the case, then there’s indeed not a lot of hope for a third season.

  25. Da Beysta says:

    so… today is the day.. keep me updated plx :P

  26. psgels psgels says:

    Okay, it’s May 5th, and an announcement has appeared on the website. According to babelfish, it says the following:

    “Broadcast ended. Support thank you.”

    In other words, the chance of a third season coming is very unlikely. Unfortunately, the fact that Beetrain cut ties with clamp is true, and episode 52 meant the ending of this series.

    I’m just going to assume that Tsubasa is over now. I don’t feel like waiting for something that might never come. It’s just a waste of enthusiasm.

  27. Da Beysta says:

    /cry

  28. Evilson says:

    DAMN IT!!! I WILL GET THE REVENGE FOR THAT!!! I WANT TO SEE IT ON SEASON 3 BADLY!!! LET’S HOPE IT WILL START IN MAY 12TH, 2007.

  29. psgels psgels says:

    If I may give you a tip: do not get false hope. The series won’t air on May 12th for sure, and if you continue to hope for it, it’ll only lead to disappointment. And hey, if the third season somehow does get announced, it’ll only make the enjoyment better. ;)

  30. hitzusen says:

    damn. I really enjoyed the way the anime was made too. So I’m guessing xxxHOLiC anime season 2 ain’t gonna happen?
    damnit.

  31. Andrea says:

    So its may 14nth did Tsubasa chronicles came out already?

  32. psgels psgels says:

    Andrea: nope, it didn’t.

  33. Chip says:

    Aw man. I just went through all of season 2, telling myself that I’d be right on time for the beginning of season 3. I think that it’s pretty -bleep-ing cruel to have fillers and teasers all throughout season 2, and then never follow it up with a season full of answers. Now I’m going to have to read the whole manga from the beginning so I don’t miss anything. Gahh, I want to know more about Syaoran’s double… T____T

  34. Christine says:

    Chip: Just read the manga. You’ll know info about “Syaoran’s double”.

    I’m sad that there’s no third season, too. I was expected to have third season coming up in the future. I think I’ll stick reading manga because some storyline in anime is the same as manga.

  35. natalie_rae says:

    this sucks!!

    the 3rd season was suppose to come out may 14th this year!

    they cancelled it because of some stupid company that doesnt want an anime showing liquor or smoking to the little kids.. this aint fair to the other people, right?

    i love syaoran and sakura!
    ill miss them!
    i hope that company changes their mind and show the next season to us!!
    dont u think so too?

  36. Alex says:

    WHAT?! why wont there be a thrid season? there has to be a thrid season, cause they left too many fillers in the second and first seasons. too many questions, unless they expect the viewers to read the manga, which id love to if i could get to a damned library!! >

  37. Alex says:

    ALSO, i heard from various sites that there will be NO MAY SHOWING AT ALL, and that they were cancelling the show all together. this really pisses me off cause they have worked so hard to get everyone off their seats, and suddenly they wanna stop production? WTH!!!

  38. psgels psgels says:

    Yeah, I’m not exactly happy with it either, but supposedly Bee-Train and CLAMP got in a fight, and were forced to break connection.

  39. hui yee says:

    what the y no season three and why Bee-Train and CLAMP must got a fight what happened in between

  40. tata says:

    if there’s no season 3…..it means that the crew that are in charge of it is irresponsible…how come??the journey hasn’t reach the end….still so many mystery left…..That isn’T a nice ending anyway….i thing anime just Like that…aLways hav SUX ending…they end it when they want to…if so ,better not to make the anime from the beginning…always keep ppl guessing…wat a horrible stuff….

  41. Dewey says:

    I’ve been patiently waiting for it to come…and for them not to complete it is not just a disappointment but also irresponsible thing…there are a lot of fans to this anime…I”m already pissed off of a lot of other animes for having abruct endings with no continuations..why don’t we have a petition for this?!

  42. Voula says:

    can anybody help me? Iwill never be able to read the maga of tsubasa chronicle!! see, you are more lucky than I am, cause you have alredy read the end. In the country I live, the manga are not so popular. So I’m never going to see, read or hear about the ending. you may be more grateful about your luck!

  43. psgels psgels says:

    Voula: have you tried to see whether any groups are still scanlating the manga?

  44. Kerebrus says:

    If that is true than why in the anime they had said that the journey has not ended, and in the end they had mentioned that the series was going to continue but did not had an specific date in which it was going to come out but if what youll are saying is true that they cut the show That F……pisses me off.

  45. MetalMouthMary says:

    So there won’t be a third season? Yeah i had figured much from youtube, oh well… I know where you can go see the manga, it’s kay? I’m sure it’ll help some people especially for english-speaking people like me. LoL.

  46. MetalMouthMary says:

    Grr.. stupid thing won’t let me post urls…. darnit! oh well, you cna always search on MSn groups, trust me i ofund it there!!!

  47. Kerebrus says:

    By my guess since there are releasing the seasons on the dvds that there is still a chance it might come out on the dvd since it was announced that the season 3 was coming out so they might need a new way to release this the third seasons. There are to many rumors and none of them seem to be truthfull , I wouldnt get peoples hopes up since to many rumors , but in this one website there were speaking about Tsubasa Chronicles a sort of a review and was rated 8.1. There may be a chance it may be released in the near future, Hepefully.

  48. psgels psgels says:

    At the moment, there indeed are a lot of rumours, though some of them may have some truth. Let’s wait for official confirmations before jumping the gun. I think I know what you’re talking about, Kerebrus, did you mean AnimeTV? If you did, then they were just discussing the first of the Tsubasa Chronicle DVDs, so the first season. They probably didn’t even know that the current Tsubasa Chronicle is as incomplete as it is right now.

  49. Kerebrus says:

    Ive seen all 52 episodes, I’d say is the best show CLAMP has come up with, for the only reason that this anime caught my attention was if Sakura would be able to remember Syaron in the end. This what go me so picked in to the show, STP witch taking the most precious memories, either way Id say it was the best anime that I’ve seen so far cause this kind of anime catch my attention it has a good storyline. Id say to many people are coming with to many conclusions when it hasn’t been announced officially I wish there was a way to email clamp like a sort of petition asking for season 3, that might work.

  50. Kerebrus says:

    If any one read this, all the news that were posted that was coming out on April/May it was never confirmed correctly, well think about this when season two of TRC supposely that it wasnt coming out but it did, and Ive been seen the dates in which the seasons have been coming out and have some sort of pattern to it so maybe it may come out later, is to all who still have hope for this series, not my intention to raise false hope but is only a glimpse of light.

  51. Rubimoon says:

    I dunno, this is way too shocking I’ve just watched the last episode and although it is an ok ending for the 2 season, it is a stupid ending for the whole series. In you tube I saw some videos and there was an AMV that had some parts of tsubasa I’ve never seen before. They look somehow different but there are only some parts. What the heck does this mean!? They show Sakura and Syaoran a bit more gorwn up. I know this might not make sense but are those parts from tsubasa at all? and if they are, why havent I seen them although I have seen the whole of 52 episodes and I never saw those parts. I am not trying to make people false hopes, but isn’t it a bit strange…I would really like someone to reply to that please!

  52. Hinode says:

    @Rubimoon … it’s a guess since I haven’t seen the AMV you’re referring but maybe those scenes are from the movie ..

  53. psgels psgels says:

    Great news, my speculations were wrong: an OVA has been announced. Go to
    http://psgels.net/2007/06/12/tsubasa-chronicle-ova/
    for more information.

  54. Raja Ikwan Hariz says:

    i konw that tsubasa chronicles season3
    but when?
    maybe next year o some thing dis yer
    i wan to watch the next episode
    on season 3
    in season 2 i have to on Animax

  55. psgels psgels says:

    Unfortnately, it’s still a question whether season three will come. It’ll all depend on how well the OVAs, that will be coming this autumn sell.

  56. jessthebest says:

    ive just watched the last ep of season two and im really deperessed with the whole there wont be a season three. I heard that CLAMP wont make it cause the broadcasting of Japan wont support them so they dun have enough money. Its around 50K for one ep. But that is just what someone said in a doodad XD.
    but either way its still depressing
    XP
    Anyway does anyone know what chapter the manga has on the anime episode 52??

  57. Creator says:

    WHAT THE HECK I see many anime doesn’t end -_- I realy hate it. why does it end at episode 52 that realy short like XXXHolic end about 20+
    Darn it
    What chapter does episode 52 D; send me some information by email :[

  58. none says:

    there is no more
    Tsubasa Chronicle

  59. psgels psgels says:

    Like I said, my speculations are wrong, and there’s going to be an OVA somewhere in autumn.

  60. Caitlin says:

    my guess at why they aren’t doing a 3rd season is because. Sakura lost so many feathers which means she lost a lot of memories. and they probably won’t be able to fit all the answers to the mysteries while having them collect all the feathers in just 26 episodes. it sucks. i do wish they would finish the series.
    i just l♥v the series. i really wish they would finish the series.

  61. ash says:

    WHAT ? no season 3 !? thats horrible ! i mean .. its like hanging in the air.. swts ==”
    But the manga is nice though =PP

  62. blue-jay says:

    I think there will be a 3rd season;shaoran’s double hasn’t came out yet, fai’s past is still unknown, and sakura’s secret mysterious powers are still “mysterious”, so I really don’t think they are just going to end it right there.

    I think shaoran’s double is just part of shaoran, except it’s the evil side of him…….

  63. all about tsubasa says:

    i don’t think there will be any season 3 ,but the comics is still in print.The syaoran who was travelling with the group all the while was a clone created by Fei Wong.The real syaoran is the one captured by Fei Wong

  64. all about tsubasa says:

    the sad thing is sakura never remembered syaoran

  65. all about tsubasa says:

    If you read the comics,Fai is actually the prince of another country,brought to celes country by the king.(fai’s past is sort of sad,if you read the comics)

  66. bubbleman says:

    there’s a trailer of the OVA on youtube.com

  67. jenny says:

    Where can you read the manga? and what chapter is after the anime finishes?

  68. all about tsubasa says:

    u can read the comics at http://www.onemanga.com

  69. George1234 says:

    A OVA of tsubasa chronicle has been announced. These episodes are not Season 3. They addiction episode which explain some thing (about syarans eye , I dream that sakura saw and something else. The OVA series is name Tokyo Revelations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsubasa:_Reservoir_Chronicle
    scroll till you find a headline name “Tokyo Revelations”

  70. Heyyyyy says:

    They shud of made Shaoran n others fly around n gather as many feathers as possible in the end. That would have saved some time.

  71. Anni says:

    http://www.tvrage.com/shows/id-2423/episodes/572857/3×01 Check this website out and can you confirm if the 3rd season is actually going to come out in 3 days?? (well japan i mean) I don’t know who’s right and who’s wrong anymore X____x I hope this site is right though (I’d jump up and down for about a week) =)

  72. Windspirit says:

    The Magician’s Message is actually the first OVA’s title.
    The OVAs are NOT 3rd season, they’re 3 OAVs animated by a totally different studio in a totally different style (in a more shonen-like style, without insert songs, epic music, still-frames to build up the atmosphere, etc., everything that made me LURVE the Bee Train seasons, in short) meant to adapt the manga’s chapters 107-135.

    And, oh God, they totally FUCKED X’s cast. And Subaru has’t appeared yet. T____T

  73. Haven says:

    Sry those who like Syoron…But i want to said,Chaos is really cool!!!I like his hair!!!I’m learning how to draw this Chaos guy.But i don’t like this Chaos in Tsubasa Chronicle..He is very mean!

  74. KEA says:

    I LOVE tsubasa! Did you noticed that through out the series {in the manga and anime} that in the manga there was some worlds that are not in the anime and that there are some worlds in the anime that are not in the manga?Well I did. If you have been reading/watching the manga/anime then you would have noticed by now. ^_^

    P.S. SPOILER ALERT!!

    In the manga and OAV there is the apperince of 2, and may I repeat this again, 2 Syaron’s in the story! One of them was a clone(the one from The Kingdom of Clow)! I know its shocking, trust me on this,I was shocked too! Later on you can read the story about Fai’s past too!(who is also half VAMPIRE now!)They go to Fai’s homeland(thats where they learn about his past)they also go to Karogane’s homeland too(after his arm was chopped off too as I might add).This is in CHAPTiRE 174 in the manga,but Clone Syaron comes and battels it out with the Original Syaron while Sakura (as usual) is dead asleep.
    No need to thank me about giving theese valuable spoilers that are not out in English yet,but your welcome anyways!^_^
    BYE!:D

  75. Sesshys Lover says:

    about the 3rd season… if the OVAs (Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations) is a successful then Production I.G (who made the OVAs) will consider about the offer to do the 3rd season..

  76. manga & anime lover says:

    another spoiler-there was another Sakura,the one that was following the group all the while was another clone made by Fei Wong.Read chapter 178 & 179 at http://www.onemanga.com to find out more…

  77. iRISH jOY says:

    I hope this will featered in Animax.

  78. Trenton says:

    HOW COULD THERE NOT BE A THIRD SEASON. I stared watching this anime like a 2 weeks ago, and became instantly hooked. The viewers need to know what is going to happen.

  79. Angelica says:

    Please send seasone 3 of tsubasa chronicle before it’s to late plz

  80. Aish says:

    OMG say what! i’m dying to watch tsubasa and i’ve been reading about the episodes and now there’s not gonna be a third season? Your kidding me ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, please please let their be a thrid season!

  81. milfa-eun says:

    iF tsubasa Chronicles wouldnt be having a 3rd season, how could an anime fan like me wait that long. they wanted us to wait?! my goSh, can there be no 3rd season without me knowing hus the guy who had syaoran’s whole being, and whats with his eyes??.. i had a bunch of questions in my mind,
    when?

  82. micah elinor says:

    awww……. i want the 3rd season to be aired already

  83. Roberto says:

    I have just finished the two seasons of Tsubasa chronicles as well as Tsubasa Chronicles Tokyo Revelations and Tsubasa Shunraiki. This series turned out to be the best anime I have ever seen. If they do not end it I would be most irritated. However…we must not give up, just like Sharoan.

  84. Shane says:

    these episode are awesome and i hope they continue with a 3rd series because it would really be disappointing to everyone and even me as a person who loves watching these episodes of Tsubasa as well.
    So Let They Be More Episodes!!!!!

  85. Nikoru says:

    I agree this series was amazing!! I wish they would contiune the show to a third season so many unanwser questions. Now that I have watched all the anime Im on to the manga and I hope the comics will conclude completely through I want to understand and know if Syoaran will save Sakura and was the little Sakura a clone too? Why didnt Yukito and her brother know or did they? When was she captured to make the clone? Arg so crazy XD I

  86. Noelia says:

    I’m so upset that I cannot find episode 53! I really want to know the rest of everything. Syaoran, Sakura, Fay, Kurogane; I gotta find out! I cant watched the subbed episodes. I’m terrible with japanese! Please produce TRC dubbed!!!! I’m beggin ya!

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While that opened its own can of worms, at least it opens up element about making ends meet, managing irl relationships, earning extra income for a poor family, getting cheated etc.
Niello
in the characters real life just fine. Something more a long the line of Net-juu but more technologically advanced. And I would say that plenty of those have been superior to Japanese online game and isekai story shenanigans. That said, it doesn't mean that those don't have their own kind of traps they usually fall in. A bunch of those instead focus on the aspect of making money off of games.
Niello
...Getting stuck in a virtual reality game and being transport to another world that happens to be like a game are completely different though. I don't know what is it with Japan and getting stuck in game plots considering that there are loads of other game-base Asian novels that came before it that manage story lines where they manage to tell compelling stories in game while balancing what happen
KTravlos
I finally finished Girls Last Tour. What a profound, fluffy and disturbing masterpiece. Bravo.
Amagi
Yeah. I feel the world swap is pretty much pointless when real life isn't relevant anymore. It's just a stupid as hell excuse to combine fantasy wish fullfilment with self-inserts, which is why these main characters tend to be 29 by now, just like the big part of the otaku community.
Lenlo
Of those you listed, no, I dont think they get explained? I mean, SAO did, but I dont think that falls into your category.

Thats why I liked .hack//sign over alot of more modern game Isekai. Also .hack//sign did explain what happened to Tsukasa.
Amagi
Considering how bad most of these are I wouldn't wonder if they wouldn't even bother with an explanation and just end it with the characters being happy in that game world and that's it. Or magic and the whole harem gets transported into reality at the end because power of love and such.
Amagi
I have no problem with a sci-fi fantasy mix, I liked .hack//sign for example, but it annoys me that such an incredibly bizarre situation gets never explained. Or maybe it will but it never happened so far because none of these LNs was ever finished and concluded yet. I just wish to know how they explain that.
Amagi
I mean all those shows in which the character just finds himself stuck in a real world that's (coincidentally?) the same as the game he recently played. Be it Overlord, Death March, Log Horizon or the 300 other series with that premise.
Amagi
Some thing that always bothered me about game isekai for which I never got an answer so far: did any of those series ever end and/or explain how the warp has happened and why the MC is in the game? - Not talking about .hack, SAO and such where the action of getting trapped is part of the premise
Niel
@Eoghan - Btw, Kokkoku isn't a time travel. it's stasis, apparently. Looks very promising so far. Though if I am to trust the manga score, it's shit.
Niel
But is Toradora really slice of life? As far as I can see it's straight up romance.
Lenlo
And Mario, ill rag on SOL all I want! :P

Wooper, its true good shows transcend genre, as there are still some like Toradora I like, but those are exceptions that prove the rule so to speak.
Lenlo
@Niel, yeah I base my potential % on the odds something gets/stays good.
AidanAK47
I am of similar mindset about Franxx. I want it to get better but I don't really see it doing so. Unless the other characters get a majority personality boost or the MC stops being a plank.
Niel
XD
Kaiser-Eoghan
I confess....I only sat through just over half an episode of aldonoah.
Niel
Since it's Trigger, I will give the benefit of the doubt. I'm just very skeptical about this whole formula.
Niel
The way I can see this series improving is through world building. And if other aspects are going to improve too, it's going to revolve around that.
Niel
It leaves about as much impression on me as much as the first episode of Aldnoah did, and I dropped that one straight away. The character chemistry doesn't look like it will go places that's not cliche. The gimmick doesn't seem like it has much potential either.
Niel
So you're all betting it on "this is going to get better". I mean, I hope it gets better. Though right now this feels more Kiznaiver than Kill la Kill or LWA.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I'd nominate Mario to do the devilman review as he's the most immediate Yuasa fan to do it and Bam is too awol to write it.
Kaiser-Eoghan
The cute girl shows just bleed and blend in my mind now, same with the isekai shows.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Devilman, my show of the season, unless after the rain ends up having some emotional wallop.
Kaiser-Eoghan
So for me its looking like: Junji itou, Cardcaptor sakura, keeping up with sangatsu, wait and see on amegari . Not watching a time travel or trigger show and I remain unable to sit through Mahoutsukai .
Amagi
The story itself is generic so far but so are most Trigger series at the beginning so not sure. Maybe it will stay weak, but in general I prefer series that start with the weaker episodes and get better and better over time over the many series that use up all of their budget and trump cards in the first episode and drag on after that.
Amagi
I really love Trigger's esthetics and their characters. I am happy they're more often involved in non-trigger-only productions because I honestly think that most of the stuff I enjoyed about FranXX was heavily influenced by them.
SuperMario
@Nielo: Franxx's first ep was stellar for me. Storywise, it's lackluster (and I see the similar in tropes between this and Beatless) but production-wise it's excellent
SuperMario
I think I just keep watching it on a weekly basis. Still trippy as hell
SuperMario
Okay, I just watched second episode of Devilman Crybaby and it's still pretty good.
Nielo
By the way, what's up with Darling in the Franxx? I thought it's a very weak first episode.
Nielo
@Lenlo: Slice of life isn't my thing either, and I usually avoid series set in high school.
Nielo
@SuperMario: Takagi-san is cute, I'll admit that, but since I already read the manga it's not new to me. Sora Yori is good, but it's not particularly cute. I found Hakumei to Mikochi and Yuru Camp very boring. Haven't got the chance to watch Mitsuboshi Colors or Gakuen Babysisters but I don't think they could be more cute than Mii-kun.
SuperWooper
HOT TAKE: Genre is irrelevant. What matters is whether a show is good.
SuperMario
Don't knock off MY genre Lenlo. It's one of the reason I got into anime in the first place :)
Lenlo
Im not saying it doesn't do what it sets out to. I just don't think what it sets out to do is all that... great.
Lenlo
@Niello, Slice of Life was never my Genre in the first place :/ I typically avoid them. I have my own life to deal with and already graduated high school, why would I want to deal with a melodramatic anime highschool, is my line of thought.
SuperMario
@Niello: okay, let's see:Takagi-san (the titular character), Mitsuboshi Colors, Gakuen Babysisters (Toddlers!!), Hakumei to Milochi (tiny girls) and two more slightly more mature but equally cute: Sora Yori and Yuru Camp's casts
Nielllo
@SuperMario: I'm sure this is where our definition of "cute" parts way, but I'll ask anyway, what are those 5 shows?
SuperMario
@Niello: seems so because I can eaisily pick 5 more shows that are cuter, and better than Mummy this season ;)
Nielllo
...So I suppose I'm the only one who's kinda bored out by a lot of the slice of life shows that's trying to be cute this season and only perked up by the Mummy anime because it's actually do what it's meant to do and be legit cute.
Lenlo
I am interested in Koi, but still have concern about the relationship itself.

@Vonter, the mummy anime would be better as short vignettes together I feel.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Koi amegari is surprisingly tasteful, subdued and pretty.
Kaiser-Eoghan
*to where
Kaiser-Eoghan
Try as I might, my love of kyoani tv anime has largely evaporated did where I no longer want to bother at this stage, I'll just wait and see. I'll just stay quiet on the franxx anime, theres little value in me trying to get through a trigger work at this point.
SuperMario
I get the exact same feeling with Takagi-san. It's pretty good on what it does but 20 minutes of the same thing for a whole season doesn't sound that promising
Vonter
The chibi mummy anime
Vonter
It's a shame it isn't a shorter 10 or 5 minute series, I think that format would make it shine more, since it does what it's trying to do.
Amagi
Speaking of it, I liked the second episode of Kokkuko or whatever the name is even more than the first one.
Amagi
I really have a problem with all these shows that rely on one single thing, joke, shenanigan or whatever. Be it something cute, some certain kind of interactiong or whatever. It doesn't matter how good it is it will bore me with episode 2.
Lenlo
Like, yeah, the mummy was cute. But the cute became rote/bland really quick. There has to be more than "cute" to be worth watching for more than a single episode to me.
Lenlo
@Niello, I was harsh because its not aimed at me. I wanted to drop it 5 minutes in, kept up for the post, then was thankful it was over. There wasnt anything overtly bad about it. Its just there was nothing good either.
AidanAK47
To be fair it's not as if we are lacking cute in this season.
In fact it's in danger of inflation.
SuperMario
@Niello: yes, the mummy is cute, the show is cute but beside that it's pretty mediocre. That show in particular is the only show that I have the damnest time to give it a potential rating.
Niello
It's not even down because of legal reasons, since the site pull down contents that are lincensed. It's down cause it's too much for the site owner to manage. Much of it also have to do with too many bots, which comes back to how a lot of other sites are relying on batoto.
Niello
@Masky: Not enough manga titles are getting translated. Batoto is the site scanlation groups basically rely on, and where other aggregation sites pull their content from. No batoto no obscure titles, a big blow to small scantation groups and one big manga/scanlator community down.
Niello
Why are you guys so harsh on the mummy show? It's so darn cute. Give it some credit. If a comedy show can be good because it does comedy well I don't see why a show ike Mummy can't be good if it can make people go "aww".
Masky
I don't really know why that is the case, maybe marketing budget and UI friendliness when done right? :P
Masky
Eh, wouldn't say it will kill manga industry. I mean, more and more official methods of reading manga online is starting to pop up and legit channels to pay to get access to manga can surprisingly enough harm free channels to get manga.
Masky
Anyway, I do find it funny how how the isekai character dies can be so meaningless that is joke in most of them
Niello
Batoto is going down, how this affect the manga reading is going to be interesting. Hope it's not slowly dying.
Masky
(at least that one, besides forgetting to introduce what the heck is gimmick besides generickness, acknowledged how most of otaku mcs shouldn't erally want to get transferred to fantasy world since they never get to see how their favourite mangas end :P )
Masky
Anyhoo, it gets annoying since its not just isekai being cliche, sometimes is just them being kind of badly written(or at least adapted to manga). Like, I found one new isekai today, but I have no idea what its gimmick is(from what I understood, its that "cute companion" that character gets is hideously op because mc didn't spefy cute girl when he asked god manager dude for cute companion)
Masky
Slime one is one of better from the more generic ones weirdly enough :P I mean I still wouldn't call it good, but at least MC character isn't god tier, just top tier and it has sort of village building simulation feel to it. Plus at least naming things giving monsters more powers is something funny regarding jrpg mechanics
Kaiser-Eoghan
Or alternatively the car was on a boat with the character or parents in it and the boat and car were hit by a falling plane lol
Kaiser-Eoghan
Its always "car accident" that sends the characters to another world or in harem cases "Lost parents due to car crash", for christs sake doesn't anyone die in out of control plane or speedboat crashes anymore, at least make it a motorbike....
Nayrael
Ah sorry, should probably not have touched the colors...
Nayrael
Trust me, Isekai is better when it doesn't try to be imaginative. When it tries to be original then... Isekai with a Smartphone... Isekai where the MC turns into a Slime... and my favorite: Isekai where the MC became a Hot Spring popular with sexy girls.
Masky
Assuming "new" things can happen under the sun
Masky
Anyhoo, I do wonder what the heck will be next "popular genre trope that will become so overused cliche that everyone groans whenever show uses it even if its actually good show"
Masky
Like, seriously you could do really interesting story variant on isekai with that if done right. Suddenly becoming characters you have roleplayed would be trippy as hell espicially if one of characters went really into detail with backstory while one of them is just "Bob the fighter, he likes fighting" and has to deal with what happens when you assume life of such a person
Masky
But I wouldn't honestly be surprised because of my anger issues related to amount of unimaginative isekai :P Though I guess trpg based one would be more imaginative in comparison
Masky
I'd assume not since I assume tabletop rpgs are much more niche than jrpgs in japan
Masky
So has anyone yet done isekai where guys getting transferred were playing trpg? :P
KTravlos
quite happy with most recent Attack of Titan manga chapter.
SuperMario
Alright, one more impression post to go before we really get on to new season
SuperMario
@Kaiser: yep, I just fixed it. Thank you
Kaiser-Eoghan
*than just the reviewers names
Kaiser-Eoghan
A slight problem with the coding there in the newest impression, showing code gobbledeegook rather than the reviewers names above their impressions.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: I'm seeing it on 2nd of February.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Late screeners generally leak shortly after the uk release, so maybe early Febbruary it'll be online?
SuperMario
@Kaiser: yep, Phantom Thread. Could be Daniel Day Lewis's final performance. Is it available online already?
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Did you know that Paul Thomas Anderso8n has a new film coming out? Also I found out there is a Polish semi-knockoff of purple rose of cairo.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Awesome, just got myself an invite to a secret private torrent site =)
K-Off
@Kaiser When I was in University, I was a waiter at a Korean-owned Japanese Sushi restaurant with a kitchen staff of entirely Mexicans with poor English. The owner, while he provided the rest of his staff with small meals during our lunch or dinner shifts, never game any to the kitchen staff. The guy even ranted to a customer about how "lazy" or "ignorant" they were.
K-Off
Buses are pretty common in America, even outside the major super-cities like LA, NYC, or Chicago. It's public rail you're thinking of that we don't have much of outside the cities.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I brought up the racisim/aunt story wondering if anyone had any horror stories about where they worked?
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Bokusen: Buses don't seem to be a thing in America, meanwhile over here, despite traffic, public transport is much more of a thing, couldn't imagine not getting a train or bus somewhere.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Amagi. I must say you changed my positive view of the German education system.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Amagi: And yet Austria gets the far right party in power and Israel also has a far right apartheid leader.
Kaiser-Eoghan
If any good came from it, her boss got banned from facebook .
Amagi
Two years ago the alt/new right hold a rally here since they're successful elsewhere with their anti-immigrant/PoC speeches. In the end it was 35 nazis vs 29.000 counter-demonstrators. The joke: when they had to leave with police protection they shouted "We are the people". Yes 35 hated bigots are surely the people, not the 29k. I laughed.
Amagi
@Kaiser-Eoghan: That aunt story is pretty shit. I am kinda happy about smartphones nowadays, you can often make photos or record speech if you are witnessing something. Also, thank God the racists in my city are very rare since antifa and leftwingers took hold of it decades ago - now 70% of people are immigrants so racists don't even tend to show up anymore.
Nielllo
Great. I don't think most of what I wrote actually appeared in the chat.
Niello
what I'm going to do in the long run.
Niello
While Liberal art colleges are really good for developing writing and reading skills, the truth is in science classes you still don't do much of that. it's also limited by general lack of equipments that you get at bigger Uni. My college don't even have engineering.
Bokusen
@Kaiser Darn it, I hate it when racists try to justify their beliefs. That guy sounds like a major jerk!
Bokusen
@Niello Ah, yeah I think I might have preferred the UK system too if they give a month to study for exams! Wow...That sounds much nicer. Oh, and yeah, I wish the US had better public transport too... After seeing Japan's public transport system, I wish the US's could be more like it.
Kaiser-Eoghan
The landlords love to kickout people through unfair prices a stick their friends in instead.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Since we're on careers, it reminds me, one of my aunts telling me what a bastard her boss was, guy was a racist, she complained about it then he got rid of all the evidence linking him to it and made it seem as if she was the rascist and humiliated her in front of her Arab friends.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I think we all end up getting this huge kick in the ass moment where we learn andget it together.
Kaiser-Eoghan
It gets better thankfully, grew up and am happy with this postal clerk job.
Kaiser-Eoghan
The landlord story is a common one, they still think themselves feudal lords.
Amagi
And yeah, all this neet time. Although not moving out isn't that uncommon here anymore, considering how the rent increases, especially in my region (European bank city). And if I look at my friends it seems like they've the same problems. Even those who have found their dream jobs are otherwise living a nerdy life, going to pubs at night and so on. I think a part of us will always stay twenty.
Amagi
@Kaiser-Eoghan: This "career" was exactly the same for me. I am pretty sure I wasn't even capable of thinking about my future up until, as you said, mid-twenties. There were just so many other things that interested/bothered me, school wasn't even among my top 30s or so.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Amagi: Oh how I regret not getting into novels, noe my concentration is too shit to read them.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Actually I don't think teenagers even really know who they themselves actually are .
Kaiser-Eoghan
Youth is wasted on the young.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I remember wasting so many chances to properly appreciate and get into certain things when I was younger too, when I actually had the time. We have no idea how to use it at that age.
Kaiser-Eoghan
The answer is down to the kid themselves wising up early and adults needing to find a way to REALLY motivate kids.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I hated being in that position, leeching off my parents/the state.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I remember as a teenager thinking watching films/anime/playing videogames with my friends/brother would last forever, then getting a dose of reality that everyone just moved on .
Kaiser-Eoghan
and between short contracts you spend months as a neet.
Kaiser-Eoghan
You just end up bouncing between go nowhere evening/day courses that are more about putting asses on seats than actually getting anyone anywhere.
Kaiser-Eoghan
and then you find out you dossed off so much in school you can't get to grips with university.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I wouldn't recommend anyone doing what I did in my teens and early 20s, dossing off all the time, then finding out you have to wait five years to go to college as mature student, your school results are middling and not job/college useful, end up taking forever to get to the stage where you can start building up temporary job experience because no one will hire you.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Heck, as a teenager I remember pretty much living in the moment, never even thought seriously about what I wanted to do, I don't think I even thought about that my adolescence would end, pretty much rushed through my homework and never studied, stayed up all night watching anime/reading manga and playing videogames allday.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I don't think I actually matured/grew up until I was in my mid twenties.
Kaiser-Eoghan
My school never did a career prep class.
Kaiser-Eoghan
in the end thats how I got to where I am now.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I took a different path in life to working, doing temp and voluntary work over time to buildup experience all over the place and working out what I wanted to do that way.
K-Off
@Kaiser @Amagi Besides the characters, Emma would not work if not for the sheer passion for Victorian history that you see in every single frame. Reading Emma reminded me not to avoid historical manga entirely as I'd done before.
K-Off
Probably why Community College is one of the best things to ever happen to the United States' education system, since it catches those students who need some time to figure out what they want to study. I went through three years of it before transferring to University.
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