Posted by psgels on 28 February 2010 with categories: Letter Bee

Um… so yeah. Last week I said that I was going to drop this series. This was because I found out that there were only going to be 25 episodes in this series. With anime’s current trend, there was no way for a second season to be announced, considering the popularity. I mean: Guin Saga and Pandora Hearts were much more well known compared to this series, and yet they didn’t get a sequel. At that point I had completely lost any sort of confidence about studios, willing to spend more than 26 episodes to a franchise unless proven to be commercially successful.

So yeah. A second season just got announced. I’m baffled. Seriously, this is the last show that I expected that of. Forget about all of the stuff I’ve said about this series’ length; Studio Pierrot, THANKS for restoring my confidence in sequels. This show rocks! And I’m very curious about that second season, since it looks like it’s going to start at the point at which this series is really going to get interesting. But please, do keep the fillers there within a limit. Or at least good. Definitely the best news I’ve seen this month.

Anyway, about this episode, we’re back to the manga again (very easy to tell, because it deals with the past of some of the important characters, in this case Sunderland). Overall, I liked the story of the blind researcher, especially the chemistry between her and Sunderland. You can see how this guy used to be much tenser in the past, and I think that we can blame her for changing him.

Oh, and Gauche also makes an appearance. The story will be continued in the next episode. I wonder whether he’ll be more than just a straight man in this story.
Rating: * (Good)

11 Responses

  1. Des says:

    hey! Did they really announce that a second season is coming up? is there a link to the announcement? yay! :D

  2. darkerthanblackswordsman says:

    So… will there be a break or will the second season begin immediately after the first ends?

  3. darkerthanblackswordsman says:

    So… will there be a break or will the second season begin immediately after the first ends?

  4. darkerthanblackswordsman says:

    Oops, sorry about the double post. To my defence, it said that the submission could not proceed when I clicked the first time…

  5. psgels psgels says:

    Ah, sorry about that. It’s going to start in the next Fall season.

  6. wandering-dreamer says:

    Just FYI, this is still anime-original material. However, 21 and 22 were written by the manga-ka which is why it feels like the manga (and we should be switching back to the manga about halfway through the next episode).

  7. DmonHiro says:

    Ah great…now I have 26 MORE episodes to translate. Oh well…it least they’re not gonna screw up the story. But…I already promised I would TL another anime after this one ends…guess I’ll have two projects next month. Well…I guess I can consider this a “leven up”.

  8. inkka says:

    Oh..this had a chance for second season but Pandora hearts didn’t…OK..

    From the first DVD sales Pandora sales around 7800 but Letter Bee sales around 4800. It’s like..almost 2 time aways. then why !!??

    But for the love and the trust that I give to manga version. I want to give this series any chance too.(If it can do right again like first 12 episodes)

    So The last thing that I want to know is..Now this series become to manga material right? and if I begin to watch again at ep20 or 21 I will get some problem or not? or I will miss main story or not?

    Thank you for answers.

  9. Westlo says:


    “I mean: Guin Saga and Pandora Hearts were much more well known compared to this series,”

    I’m pretty sure the Letter Bee manga is more well known that the Guin novels and PH manga.. Letter Bee manga sells like over 100,000 in it’s opening week.

  10. Solaris says:

    Um… so yeah. Last week I said that I was going to drop this series.
    Phewwww, we avoided another precure-sque anime to be blogged instead of this. That was a close call!! :P

    Frankly speaking i don’t know what other title could i suggest. Everything looks so clicheè :(

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  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 06:51 PM)
    Hype kills anything. In regards to the kind of emotional manipulation Clannad and maybe Undertale uses, it’s like a drug. The more you are subjected to it, the less of an effect it has.
    Still there are examples of something which comes close to expectation. People say Muv Luv Alternative gives you PTSD and in a kinda does. Though it’s helped by the connection you build with the characters though the first two games.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 06:47 PM)
    @Kaiser,I haven’t updated the old entries of my MAL in quite a while. Pretty sure Code Geass is sitting at a 10 on it and I am sure if I give that a rewatch that rating is going to fall harshly.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 08:59 AM)
    I say this because people often like to hype up the genre or those elements. I bring this up/think about it now because I played a game called undertale lately on my brothers recommendation and he was all like it emotionally destroyed him but I never ended up crying, I mean don’t get me wrong its a good game, there were laughs to be had and there was sentiment but it wasn’t THAT sad/funny.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 08:44 AM)
    Given how many people cry at some drama, clannad included.
    That reminds me…
    I can’t actually remember the last time in my life where I cried, I draw a blank.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 07:58 AM)
    @Aidan: Something always feels off to me when you criticize clannad, I mean I’m critical enough of key these days too but it seems odd that you rank it as an 8 on MAL when you’ve always made it sound its more of a high 6 or a 7.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 03:45 AM)
    But I’m no fan of gung-ho soldier games/most fps games so I am glad clannad, a visual novel outsold call of duty.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 03:44 AM)
    I said it once I’ll say it again. I preferred the clannad movie over the tv series, had more style, a more mature feel to it and cut out all the superfluous arcs/comedy for the better. It also concludes better than the series. The emotional involvement in the kyoani version doesn’t work for me anymore, doesn’t hold up. However the film remains emotionally engaging after revisiting it.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 03:19 AM)
    Holy hell Clannad is selling like hotcakes on Steam. Even beat Call of Duty in sales at one point.
    Kinda happy to see a VN get recognised and it would help open up the market for more titles to come over. But..well..Clannad really isn’t all that great.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, Nov 25. 2015 02:29 AM)
    I can remember when I first got into anime when I was a whole lot younger I always said I would watch lodoss war, El Hazard and slayers, yet I never ended up doing so…
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Tuesday, Nov 24. 2015 05:34 AM)
    Ha, the child in me would love to see a film like that I’d imagine, when I was young I was pretty crazy about Egyptian supernatural stuff.

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