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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"Less people watched the first episode than the 1000th iteration of [insert some "classic" movie old people watch for the sake if it]. With streaming plattforms like Netflix and others series just get dumped and are always accesible.
Amagi
Another reason for why I prefer streams and stuff: TV and quotes are a horror. They often cancelled series after one or two episodes because the quotes didn't live up to what they wanted. Instead of giving a new series some time. It needs time to get a fanbase and people often need weeks to even know about a new series, but nope.
Amagi
In the end such things are usually screened in ~3 places around the country for a day or two. So if you aren't living nearby or have work to do on that day: good luck.
Amagi
Sometimes it isn't their fault though, like when there is an anime or some indie guy from my country is making a movie - and nobody wants to show them.
Amagi
Same here. I really want to give small companies or indie/artists a chance, but it's not always easy.
Kaiser-Eoghan
What baffled me was the British film institute blocking Irish users using their legal streams.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Believe it or not I actually WANT to support.
Kaiser-Eoghan
While I do pirate alot, in cases where an obscure film actually gets a cinema release I make sure to pay to see it at the cinema, I support all the rare anime screenings too.
Amagi
There is so much stuff I had to pirate or I would have had to relinquish it completely. Even with non-fiction books for my university studies.
Amagi
lmao. But I 100% agree. Maybe you're lucky if you live in the US but otherwise you are often enough f*ed. Bad marketing.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Point I was trying to make is that, region blocking is only encouraging piracy more.
Amagi
narf~ couldn't manage to finish that Firework movie, do I miss much? It seems like something that might have a bunch of good ideas for the later part but the first half just bored me and I couldn't get into it for some reason.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Release your damn indie project on a reputable site or at least offer a paypal option and if its something off-colour in content, send the bloody thing digitally and not as a dvd.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Oh look, funimation releases eng dub trailer...think I'll...wat....oh wait this video is not available in your region"
Kaiser-Eoghan
"This video cannot be streamed outside of"
"Sorry we do not deliver to Ireland"
"Sorry this film from less than a decade is out of print"
Yeah, fuck legal streaming, just for that I'm pirating you.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Truly you have become the most super of Marios.
SuperMario
Finally pulling those reviews out. Guys, if you're expecting for Hinamatsuri and Masotan posts, the former will be done tomorrow and if I have more time I will do the second one too. Enjoy for now
Anonymous2037529
LWA academia is probably the only trigger project i've truly cared about. I haven't watched KlK to completion or luluco for that matter(i got to get around to that) but ive seen everything else and i just don't give a damn about any of em
Amagi
But to say something positive - I liked the second episode of Kamuy way better than the first one. Budget seems to be really bad but the rest makes up for it it seems.
Amagi
I think Luluco was the only one I enjoyed after KlK which already had a bunch of problems - but overall it was far too entertaining for me to seriously care about those.
Amagi
Guess the last 1/3 might be more interesting when they start with the actual world building for once, although they could probably slam the love stuff even more in our faces but who knows. Not fond of any of the latest Trigger anime to be honest.
Amagi
Also they're really overdoing it with all that obvious message stuff and the "love superpower" trope I always hated anyway. Still watching I mean at least it has a plot and tries.
Amagi
I still can't care about anyone or anything in this series I think it's really not made for me. I might have liked Goro but he's too unimportant and the sauros revelation was kind of a letdown since it's the most common twist for these kinds of things.
AidanAK47
Alright Franxx, you are forgiven for episode 14.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Do you ever go to those surprise horror/thriller preview screenings? Where they don't tell you what film it is until it starts?
Kaiser-Eoghan
*worrying about
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Its saying something, when I haven't seen eternal sunshine since it came out, but even by re-watching the trailer, the feelings, the whole film comes back. At that point I'd grown out of Jim Carey's comedy, so seeing him play against type was refreshing.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Ah, I'm more forgiving then, I'm likely to give higher points for sheer imagination that I'm not as bothered by worry about the story.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Any negative argument against mood indigo by him can be countered by the fact it has Audrey Tatou in it.
Anonymous2035464
jhonrhean
SuperMario
and I just watched A Quiet Place. A solid indie horror one. It builds on atmosphere and it does the family chemistry right
SuperMario
I don't like The Science of Sleep to be honest. Tons of interesting ideas and visually creativeness but the story itself is a mess
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Gondry needs to avoid making any more commercial comedies, he also needs to start working with Kaufman again, they brought out the best in each other, although on his own, he can be playful and inventive with his films, such as mood indigo and science of sleep.
SuperMario
But check out his other movie Eternal sunshine of Spotless Mind. It has an inventive mind control/ mind altering concept in there
SuperMario
Jim Carrey is kind of mind controller himself. I couldn't take my eyes off him
SuperMario
@anon2028818: it was indeed season 5. SORRY FOR MY IGNORANCE :)
Vonter
The Jim Carrey movies.
Vonter
Dorei-ku seems like a Kakegurui. You see one episode you've seen all. It'll be better if it was crazier like Mirai Nikki. Mind control IMO could be a very creepy setup if it's watched through the perspective of the victim rather than the perpetrator. Losing notion or reality and control. Could liar liar and Yes man be considered mind controlled stories?
Vonter
Ore Mahou Shoujo, baffles me, since I had to skip another long musical off key number, which makes me wonder where the budget cut starts and where the trolling begins. Also makes me sad, there aren't a lot of female to male transformations since it'll be interesting watching that perspective. Maybe a love triangle from both genders could apply since females are more accepted to be bi, in media.
Vonter
Megalobox could be something really special, but I hope like with Ashita no Joe, the anime isn't solely boxing. Joe, had social commentary, had a personal struggle do to the protagonist origin, attitude and view of life, since he started very immature and rebellious.
Amagi
Megalo Box, Tiramisu (I find this genuinely funny), S;0, GGO which is so much better than SAO, Wotaku, Hinamatsuri, Cutie Honey, LotGH, Hisone to Masotan and so on
Amagi
I really love this season as well.
Lenlo
Also personally I am enjoying this current season a alot. But I also know/like a good bit of the reboots/sequels
Lenlo
Oh man... 2015 winter was good. Forgot thats when those came out
Anonymous2028818
@SuperMario: Wasn't that Natsume season 5?, pretty sure season 4 was several years earlier.
SuperMario
Another strong anime season for me was 2015 Winter, where we had YuriKuma Arashi, Maria the Virgin Witch, Death Parade, Durarara whatever season, second cour of Shirobako, Parasyte and Your Lie in April
SuperMario
Even so, with this season I'm still willing to give some shows another chance, like Caligula or Cutie Honey Universe(!)
SuperMario
For me, the best season in recent years was Fall 2016 when we had Flip Flappers, Sound Eupho 2, Yuri on Ice, Natsume 4, Fune wo Amu, Drifters and 3-gatsu no Lion. But I know that Aidan would disagree with me on this
SuperMario
@anon2028201: it's me who said this season is a mixed bag. It's like you said, this season is too heavily on sequels/ reboots and only some new anime stand out, the rest of the pack is just meh.
Anonymous2028201
To me this seems like a pretty good seasons, but judging some of the impressions, it's a bit more of a mixed bag for most. Just curious, what were the best seasons for recent anime? This one seems good to me, but to early to tell right now
Anonymous2028201
Lovin this season so far: a lot of reboots/reimaginings and sequels, but I'm enjoying them all. MHA S3, LOGH DNT, S;G 0, Megalobox, Golden Kamuy are what I'm watching right now. I hear Full Metal Panic is good as well, but I haven't gotten around to watching the original series.
Anonymous2028258
so i just recently rewatched fullmetal panic fumoffu and i gotta say that this is easily one of Kyo ani's best works. It's such a surprise that this was their first anime; it's a damn good romance comedy
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: Lol I love B-movie type stuff, because the rules are off.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I was the only person who watched Mazinkaiser skl and shin mazinger and skullman.
Anonymous2026379
@Kaiser Takeshi Koike really wanted to really sell it as a grindhouse feature and I ate that shit up; I really dug the tone he was going for.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: It was strange seeing that Goemon short, much as I enjoyed it, thats the goriest I seen lupin get.
Anonymous2026379
Megalo box is pure retro while lupin is a mix of old and new...and you're right; people just think they can't jump right into it. But that's why more people should be talking about it; to let the masses know that you don't need a starting point to get into the Lupin franchise
Kaiser-Eoghan
I'm a massive fan of the devilman manga and I thought devilman crybaby was better than it.
Anonymous2026379
90's-esque throwback feeling shows like lupin and megalo box have been giving me
Anonymous2026379
Luoin part 5 is definitely mixing the best of new and old. Honestly, I've been having a blast with it as well as this generally 90
Kaiser-Eoghan
I think the problem is, people see lupin as this long thing they can't get into, when really its so episodic/standalone mostly you can pick up and watch.
Kaiser-Eoghan
And of course getting the best bits out of old and new.
Kaiser-Eoghan
*visual style
Kaiser-Eoghan
I'm a fan of this hybrid old and new style, megalobox does it too, mine fujiko aswell and casshern sins.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I was surprised by how well the Fujiko mine show came together in the end.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I'll be interested in picking up more facts about thrm.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Come think of it, Akira Kurosawa did some old western (eastern?) in Russian, that had an Ainu in it.
Anonymous2026379
Asirpa is sooooo adorable.....almost feels patronizing to say that about her due to how badass she is
Anonymous2026379
What makes Fujiko work so well as this sexy icon is that she isn't just sexy: she's smart as shit and uses that sexiness to dominate and control her opponents (similar to bayonetta) rather than be chained by the objectification of her opponents (and the viewers for that matter)
Anonymous2026379
I wonder what other obscure cameos we may get this season. And yea you're right about some of Lupin's potentially sexist traits being assuaged by his level of cool and the genuine respect he shows a good deal of the women he has encountered throughout the series
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: Yet still a fun film at the same time.
Anonymous2026379
@Kaiser Yea, mamo was a pretty dark element introduced to the lupin franchise; and considering the tone of the gravestone of Jigen, it makes sense he would cameo there
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Help I want to kidnap Asirpa =<
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: I'm probably as surprised as you, at finding someone to talk to about Lupin on here.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: And through comparing/contrasting the jigen grave stone and Fujiko mine, with some of the sillier older ones, it shows the Lupin characters are flexible enough to work both in a darker AND sillier context.
Kaiser-Eoghan
*character
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: Fujiko is precisely how a fanservicey character should work and how built in/essential it is to her haracter, without becoming an irritant.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: By all means Lupin himself shouldn't be a character we like, much like Bond, but like Bond theres a coolness to the character that allows us to love him.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: Another great thing about Lupin is how it uses its 60s cool to get away with what would normally probably be considered fairly sexist.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: I had a big smile on my face when Mamo made a cameo appearance at the end of one of the recent ones and thats because I remember the Lupin Mamo movie was one of those first anime that I watched about 20 years aago.
Anonymous2026379
not to mention that its one of the few anime this season that actually knows how to utilize dialogue to explore flesh out its characters rather than exposition or contrivance: looking at you darling in the franxx
Anonymous2026379
@Kaiser-Eoghan Nice fun facts; but yea Lupin III is a series that has always had an amazing sense of pacing and adventure, traits that are definitely on display this season
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: Its a huge franchise too so I'm often never sure where to go next.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: You may or may not know this, but the voice actor for solid snake voiced Lupin in one of the dubs.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: I watched a few episodes of the Italy set lupin show too .
Its a fun franchise due to its cast but its something I have to follow irregularly, lest it get repetitive.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: Fun fact, guy who directed the gold of babylon film was a famous B-movie noir director in the 60s.
Lenlo
Dont trust anything written by the original SAO author. Everything is his fault. Kirito is not in this series.
Lenlo
Even the original SAO author has little to do with it, which is why its actually good
Lenlo
So SAO Alt is basically completely removed from the rest of SAO
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Anon: Lupin is one of those things I dip in and out of, whatever part of the franchise it is. I've seen birdcage kingdom, Mamo, cagliostro, nostradamus, Jigens grave stone, mine fujiko and the recent Goemon centred special.
Anonymous2026379
it's a damn shame not a lot of ppl are talkig about/watching lupin the third this season
Kaiser-Eoghan
But for all I know with that team behind it, its an improvement, but theres probably not much point in me watching as I dropped the first season after less than 10 episodes.
Kaiser-Eoghan
See how he attempts to seduce me into watching something related to sword art.
Lenlo
Huh... I didnt know the writer for SAO Alt was written by the Kino's Journey creator and produced by the Flip Flappers people. Explains a lot
Lenlo
I wish I knew what you meant by shaman girls, and I cant wait
AidanAK47
@Lenlo, Oh I know Leskinen. May he find his Japanese Shaman girls one day. But seeing as I know the story I wanna experience it differently.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: Its even set in hokkaido, Korean/Japanese director, Japanese cast, Ken Watanabe is in it: https://letterboxd.com/film/unforgiven-2013/
Lenlo
Also, I love the ED. Really, 2 episodes in, I love S;G all over again.
SuperMario
@Kaiser: really? They remade Unforgiven in Japanese?
Lenlo
its*
Lenlo
Like... is good.
Lenlo
But your missing out on the cult of Leskinen. The engrish is actually one of my favorite parts
AidanAK47
@Lenlo, Meanwhile I am happily waiting for the dub.
Lenlo
Dangit... I have to wait another week for Steins;Gate 0 now. I cant do this.
Kaiser-Eoghan
@Mario: The Japanese remake of unforgiven had ainu people in it.
Anonymous2025797
Also I wonder if budget is distributed according to the director, some animes will spend more in the first episode. Some will spend more in the last ones. It's subjective, but if it's like all business it is looking for the better result at the minimum expense. Hence why I believe Berserk was made the way it did.
Anonymous2025797
@Kaiser-Eoghan - Ideally a story should be as long as it needs. But reality seems that a number of episodes is decided before production. And so you either have to stretch or cut material. Kinda like that 300 page manga of Les Miserables, is simply unfeasible translating that book into that few pages.
KTravlos
Oberstein was a great character.
KTravlos
I actually feel Aidan can do a good job on it. Sometimes been too exposed to the material may lead to clouded eyes.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Though I'm surprised by how I unexpectedly laughed at wotaku, I do wonder if later on it will include any slight drama elements to sustain interest.
Kaiser-Eoghan
OMO; OBERsteins; Gate =P
Kaiser-Eoghan
From watching episode 2 of golden kamuy, yeah, the source material definitely is lifting this.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I'm going to have to wait and see on steins; gate 0, it is encouraging to here this might be darker , at the same time I remember having to sit through too much goofy humour in the first one.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I was actually surprised, that, while rare, there were some moments of humour, that lightened it for me.
AidanAK47
Throughout the entire series I expected Oberstein to pull some inevitable double cross. And was shocked when he never did.
Amagi
@Kaiser: Agree with Oberstein. I think antagonists are es important as the mains in fiction and I loved this guy, he's perfect for series like these.
Kaiser-Eoghan
Galactic heroes was an example of where when watching it, when big death scenes occured, I would make noooooo and shouting noises at the screen while clenching my fist.
Kaiser-Eoghan
I love characters like Oberstein, shrewd, clever, but done right to where I can believe it, not characters like, say Lelouch .
Kaiser-Eoghan
I'd be concerned if the new galactic heroes series skimps on the violence, that kind of thing needs to be in there, in most shows/films and shown to be explicit, consequences need to be shown.
Amagi
*about, not with
Amagi
Sadly, most original 2+ cours series I know feel dragged whereas many 1 cours originals could have needed ~3 more episodes. Talking with series that have an actual plot of course.
Amagi
I really like the 13 episodes thingy for originals but I wish there would be more 26 episodes series, especially for adaptions.
Amagi
@Kaiser: I agree. Nothing kills my interest faster than formularic episodes and repetition.
Kaiser-Eoghan
In general I think 50 episodes would be the most I'd watch for an anime, 39 seems ideal.
Amagi
Or worse and the romance drama is the main plot and it's Kiznaiver all over again, while the rest is just flavor to make the romances more forced since they're the MCs are only teens and such. Dunno but I can never bring myself to care about this kind of stuff.
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