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:

    Eh…

    “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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    Is anyone gonna review Go! Princess Precure? I hear it just aired.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 11:14 PM)
    Synecdoche is incredibly rich in detail, and keen return viewers can find a lot of things they missed the first time thru. Kaufman didn’t have a single teacup in a shot that didn’t mean something. Pacing is a bit of an issue, but if you notice the passage of time you can see that was deliberate as well. The movie could’ve been livelier, but for a movie about death and decay that would’ve been a bit of a sell-out.
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    @Emma: Birdman and Synecdoche have a lot of thematic elements in common, and given that Synecdoche was released in 08 makes me realize that Alejandro González borrowed quite a bit from it; although in the end they are different enough to justify Birdman’s existence. Where Synecdiche was a better written movie, I feel that Birdman was the better directed one.
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    And I’d go as far to say this beats out birdman for me by miles.
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    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:14 PM)
    The film is a solid mood piece thanks to the in tone cinematography, a great performance from Hoffman that along with his characters drama makes for an emotionally investing film. And before it gets TOO sad theres all those bits of dark humour fitted in there that work out pretty well. This is probably my favourite work by Kaufman currently.
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    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 01:23 PM)
    The voice of the main character got kind of annoying though, the dub wasn’t all that good either.
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